Outagamie County Caregiver Chat Schedule

The Outagamie County Caregiver Association is pleased to announce the line up for Caregiver Chats!

Caregiver Chats are designed to provide a place to openly share and discuss what’s happening in your life as a caregiver. Join us each month for insightful conversations around caregiving challenges, discover helpful resources, and gain encouragement from professionals and your peers.

These free events are open to the public and are held every moth 4:00-5:00 pm, online only (via Zoom), registration is required by clicking the box below.

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August 24

Rebuilding Together with Chip Wood, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Fox Valley

Rebuilding Together Fox Valley provides critical home modifications and repairs to make homes safe and healthy for income-qualified neighbors in need. Chip from RTFV will share the mission, programs and available modification and repairs that are available at no cost to homeowners throughout the Fox Valley.

September 28

Estate Planning with Attorney Trevor Pedersen, Pedersen Law Office, LLC

Attorney Pedersen will discuss Wills, Trust, Healthcare Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney as well as declaration to Physicians. He will also share how to avoid probate in Wisconsin.

October 26

Understanding Grief with Meredith Schluter, Bereavement/Volunteer Coordinator with Compassus Hospice

Grief does not always follow a death; a person can experience grief after any loss they experience. This conversation will discuss pre- and post- death grief and bereavement with special focus give to grief often experienced by those in caregiver roles.

November 16

Grateful for Today with Karen Dickrell, Extension Outagamie County

Thanksgiving is a time of many memories of years gone by. We get caught up in the busyness of our life and may forget to be grateful for the little glimmers of joy found in our life every day. We will explore how we can find those grateful times in the simplest of life experiences.

December 21

The Gift of Time with Sarah Swant Resource Navigator Fox Valley Memory Project

Caregivers give their loved ones the gift of time when they care for their loved ones. Sarah will be talking about ways to use that time in a meaningful way by using strengths of both caregiver and care receiver, to engage with each other and the community. Your loved one may not remember what activity you did together, but they will remember how you made them feel- loved, happy, safe, and valued.

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