Downtown Memory Cafe soon to open
WAUSAU - Bring a loved one to the new Memory Cafe from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursdays, beginning May 15 at First United Methodist Church, 903 Third St., in the fireplace room.
Trained volunteers will host the Downtown Memory Cafe for people experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, accompanied by their care partners, family or friends. Singalongs, programs, activities and refreshments will be offered the third Thursday each month.
To sign up or for more information, contact the Rev. Jerry Morris at 715-842-2201, Charles Schoenfeld at 715-842-9809, or email memorycafe@fumcwausau.
Saint Clare's to host 'Life Talks'
WESTON - Brown bag lunch presentations at Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital will touch important topics that affect many of us as the people in our lives advance in age. These free sessions are facilitated by local experts and hosted by Ministry Home Care-Hospice from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the hospital, 3400 Ministry Parkway, entrance 3. Bring your lunch; coffee and dessert will be provided.
We Need to Talk: family conversations with the older driver, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, presented by LaVern Marshall, AARP/state of Wisconsin. Reservations requested by May 16.
Alzeheimer's Disease Conference
GREEN BAY - The Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias takes place May 18 to 20 at the Kalahari Resort Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells and will address end of life care. An optional pre-conference intensive workshop, "Bringing Comfort to Persons with Advanced Dementia," will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18.
The pre-conference intensive session is open to the public. A fee of $50 is required. Registration materials, scholarship information and conference details are available through the conference website at www.alzwi.org. For more information contact Kathy Davies, conference planner, at by e-mail at email@example.com or call 715-869-2667. Information is also available by contacting the Alzheimer's Association office nearest you.
Original artwork displayed at WOW
WITTENBERG - Walls of Wittenberg "Emerging Talents," an exhibit of original art by Wittenberg and Birnamwood students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15.
A reception for students and their families will be June 15 in the WOWSPACE immediately after the Wittenberg Days parade that begins at noon. The exhibit will continue on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through July 6.
For more information, call 715-253-3525 or visit www.wallsofwittenberg.com/.