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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

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END OF LIFE

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ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

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Strengthening Wisconsin’s Response to Elder Abuse

I Was His Wife Again: The Journey of Dementia

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editor-in-chief Amy S. Johnson publication director Jennifer Baird publication designer Barbara Wilson senior copy editor Kyle Jacobson copy editor Krystle Naab graphic designers Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Linda Walker

Myths and Misconceptions About Funeral Expenses

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GENERAL 26 Freeing Ourselves From Stuff

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HEALTH 34 RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Assisted Living: Choosing Independence with a Helping Hand when Needed

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

A Lesson from the Silent Generation: Senior is a State of Mind

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administration & support Lori Czajka, Debora Knutson, Heidi Stanley contributing writers Jasen Benton, Shawn Dunning, Jennifer Klug, Gina Larsen, Mary Kay Minnis, Attorney General Brad Schimel

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t all points of our lives, we want to be as comfortable and happy as possible. There is one spot where everyone feels great about themselves, and that is the home they live in. Looking to the future, homeowners around the nation are taking the smart step to make their home safe and comfortable so they can enjoy their home for years to come. Paul Lukowski, General Manager of Tundraland Home Improvements, revealed to us new home design trends that make this possible, affordable and stress free.

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t is in the home that we feel a sense of belonging — where happiness lives as friends and family crowd around our tables. Home gives us security and comfort, independence and control. We feel at home sitting in the living room where our grandchildren play and sitting on the same front porch each morning. This is where our contentment and joyful memories are held. This

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tudies are showing that the bathroom is the most dangerous area in the home. Slippery surfaces make simple movements like stepping in and out of tubs hazardous. Falling can easily occur, and without proper technologies, people can easily grab onto the wrong things like a towel or handle instead of a grab bar. Fortunately, there are great options to make your bathroom beautiful and, most importantly, safe. For those who enjoy taking a bath, the walk-in tub presents an innovative and stunning option. With the ability to open and close the door, the walk-in bath provides safety in luxury. Sleek designs, wide seats and sturdy grab bars prove that security, functionality and beauty

is where we want to stay forever. Interestingly, more than 90 percent of seniors openly admit that their first choice would be to stay in their home forever. New design trends and technologies are opening incredible possibilities for lifelong independence, beauty and safety in your own home.

can live in harmony in one design. For those who enjoy a shower, new technologies in shower systems have also improved. Shower steps are able to be lower than ever to cater to your desires, while sturdy grab bars and anti-slip technology can ensure that every step is safe. Both walk-in tubs and shower systems are designed to replace an existing space, making safety and elegance in your bathroom affordable and easy. These new home trends are an option for nearly everyone. As people make the decision to improve their home’s safety and comfort, great contractors who are making this movement their mission exist now more than ever so you can Advertisement

enjoy independence and happiness for years to come. Tundraland Home Improvements is a proud partner with Kohler, the world leader in bath and shower systems.


Kohler walk-in tubs and shower systems are designed with your experience and home in mind, rooted in over 140 years of engineering expertise. Designed to be beautiful and functional, Kohler bath and shower systems provide luxury that will last a lifetime. Tundraland offers free consultations by a certified designer to give you affordable and stress-free options to make your decisions. You and your loved ones can truly rest assured as you spend your many years to come in the warmth and security of your own home. Call 1-800-Tundraland today to make your first step towards a happy life. However, great contractors who are making this movement their mission exist now more than ever, making help extremely accessible.


8 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES ABUSE & NEGLECT Under Wisconsin statutes, elder abuse and neglect includes physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse/assault.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES/ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT See Wisconsin Elder Adults-atRisk Help Lines below or call 911 dhs.wisconsin.gov/aps/index.htm.

WISCONSIN ELDER ADULTS-AT-RISK HELP LINES: BROWN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT Daytime Phone: (920) 448-6000 After Hours Phone: (920) 436-8888

CALUMET COUNTY HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT Daytime Phone: (920) 849-1400 Weekend Phone: (920) 849-9317

AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Abuse & Neglect Advocacy Groups & Support Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) Benefit Specialists Caregiver Information Consumer Protection Crime Prevention & Safety Disability Resources Energy (Utilities) Health Plans & Assistance Nonprofit Organizations Senior Centers Social Services Veteran Services

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ELDER ABUSE TASK FORCE – FOND DU LAC ADRC (920) 929-3466 or 911

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ELDER OR ADULT AT RISK REPORTING – WINNEBAGO COUNTY (877) 886-2372

FOND DU LAC COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Daytime Phone: (920) 929-3466 After Hours Phone: (920) 929-3466

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT Daytime Phone: (920) 832-4646 After Hours Phone: (920) 832-4646


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 WINNEBAGO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Daytime: Oshkosh (877) 886-2372 Neenah/Menasha: (920) 727-2882 x4683 After Hours: Oshkosh: (920) 233-7707 Neenah/Menasha: (920) 722-7707

COMPLAINTS CONCERNING ASSISTED LIVING PROVIDERS Includes Adult Day Centers, AFHs, CBRFs, and RCACs in Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties. Please call: (920) 448-5252

COMPLAINTS CONCERNING HEALTH OR RESIDENTIAL CARE IN WISCONSIN Includes caregiver misconduct, corporate guardianships, healthcare, hospice agencies, hospitals, mental health and substance abuse treatment centers, nursing homes, outpatient rehabilitation, pain clinics, personal care agencies, and rural healthcare clinics. Statewide toll-free number: (800) 642-6552

DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES FOND DU LAC

ADRC OF OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

(920) 929-3521

(920) 832-5178 youradrcresource.org

ELDER RIGHTS PROJECT INTAKE HOTLINE (844) 614-5468 Legal Action of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Office (920) 233-6521 Elder Rights Project

WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Ombudsman Program (800) 815-0015 longtermcare.wi.gov

WISCONSIN OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (800) 236-8517 oci.wi.gov

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS (ADRC)

Advocacy can be described as support for or on behalf of someone for a particular cause, issue, or policy.

ADRCs can help make connections to resources about in-home personal care and nursing, housing options, housekeeping and chore services, home modifications, adaptive equipment, transportation, health, nutrition, home-delivered meal programs, Medicare, Medicaid, social security, caregiver supports, and respite information. Below are the ADRCs in your area by county.

AARP

ADRC OF BROWN COUNTY

ADVOCACY GROUPS & SUPPORT

(866) 448-3611 (920) 921-7433 Fond du Lac states.aarp.org/region/wisconsin

ACCEDE, LLC MEDIATION SERVICES (920) 858-0811 accedellc.biz

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

(920) 448-4300 adrcofbrowncounty.org

ADRC OF CALUMET COUNTY (920) 849-1451 youradrcresource.org

ADRC OF FOND DU LAC COUNTY

ADRC OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY (877) 886-2372 co.winnebago.wi.us/adrc

BENEFIT SPECIALISTS

Helpful information to note: Elderly Benefit Specialists (EBS) assist individuals 60+ to determine available private or government benefits. Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) assist people between the ages of 18 and 59 with physical, developmental, and mental disabilities.

 

CENTER FOR MEDICARE ADVOCACY (860) 456-7790 medicareadvocacy.com

COMMISION ON AGING – NEENAH (920) 729-2750

COMMISION ON AGING – OSHKOSH (920) 236-4600

DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES BENEFIT SPECIALIST Fond du Lac County​ (920) 929-3521

MEDICARE HOTLINE (800) 633-4227

MEDICARE MASTERS – APPLETON (920) 882-1307 medicare-masters.com

(920) 929-3466 fdlco.wi.gov/adrc

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10 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES MEDIGAP HOTLINE (800) 242-1060

SOCIAL SECURITY HOTLINE (800) 772-1213    

CAREGIVER INFORMATION A caregiver is an individual who provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or longterm conditions. This assistance can be classified as hands on, financial, emotional, formal, and informal. Below you will find training programs, education, information, and support groups. Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find support assistance in your residence.

CAREGIVER ASSOCIATES - CGA (920) 395-3902 cgafoxvalley.com

CURATIVE CONNECTIONS (920) 593-3535 curativeconnections.org

EASTER SEALS SENIOR SERVICES (920) 431-0843 easterseals.com/our-programs /senior-services

RESPITE CARE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org

VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT (855) 260-3274 caregiver.va.gov

WISCONSIN CAREGIVER ACADEMY AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY (920) 465-2642 uwgb.edu/outreach/wicare

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WISCONSIN’S FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS (866) 843-9810 wisconsincaregiver.org

CONSUMER PROTECTION

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) Main Office - Milwaukee (414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY (800) 638-2772

CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICE (800) 422-7128

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11  CRIME  

PREVENTION & SAFETY

CRIME PREVENTION FOUNDATION OF BROWN COUNTY crimepreventionfoundation.com

CRIME PREVENTION TASK FORCE – FOND DU LAC COUNTY (920) 906-5555 Community Services Division fdlpolice.com

GREEN BAY AREA CRIME STOPPERS

DISABILITY RESOURCES See also Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in this section or the Safe & Healthy at Home section for additional resources.

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION & SERVICES – BY COUNTY (888) 879-0017 dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

BUREAU OF AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES (BADR) (608) 266-2536 (Central Office) dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/badr.htm

(920) 432-STOP (7867) 432stop.com

TRIAD / S.A.L.T. SENIORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOGETHER (920) 322-3632 Fond du Lac

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 4351 W. College Ave., Ste. 200 Appleton 54914 (920) 702-1904 captel.com

Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

CARE WISCONSIN

2321 San Luis Pl., Green Bay 54304 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and long-term care supports and services they need.

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (800) 928-8778 disabilityrightswi.org

Can’t Hear on the Phone? Get a NO-COST CapTel Captioned Telephone!

The CapTel® Captioned Telephone shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says, letting you read anything you cannot hear over the phone. CapTel is a NO-COST, federally funded technology available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. To qualify, users need: • Hearing loss • Internet connection • Landline telephone service CapTel 2400i includes Bluetooth® connectivity and Speaker phone

Captioned Telephone

1-800-233-9130 CapTel.com

No-cost phone with valid third-party certification or through other promotions is subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply. CapTel is a registered Trademark of Ultratec. Bluetooth® is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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Strengthening Wisconsin’s Response to

ELDER ABUSE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BRAD SCHIMEL

Over the next two decades, Wisconsin’s population of adults 65+ will increase by more than 72 percent. This changing population trend is common among other states across the country, and many experts have dubbed it the “Silver Tsunami.” As Wisconsin’s attorney general, I want to be ready for this coming JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

tsunami, and we need to prepare key partners, such as law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, victim service providers, financial institutions, senior living facilities, advocacy organizations, and many others, for the increased challenges that lie ahead for seniors. For this reason, I’ve assembled a multidisciplinary Task Force on Elder Abuse. In addition to studying the

impact of elder abuse in Wisconsin and assessing ways to improve outcomes for this growing population of citizens, the task force will develop strategies to address barriers in investigation and prosecutions of elder abuse, strengthen consumer protection for seniors, and create recommendations for improved cross-system communications.


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 13 There are many different forms of abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial, and studies have shown that one in nine seniors report experiencing some form of abuse or neglect in the past 12 months. The trends in data from adult protective service workers across Wisconsin have shown a steady increase in elder abuse in the last decade, and there’s no sign of it slowing as this population grows. Sadly, instances of financial abuse, one of the most common forms of elder abuse, are increasing each year. Criminals prey on older adults because they know how vulnerable they are to these types of attacks, and the types of exploitation tactics criminals are using are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and brazen. I saw it firsthand earlier this year when an elderly friend was contacted by an individual posing as the government, claiming that my friend owed back taxes. The “government official” threatened to arrest my friend if he did not comply with certain demands. My friend grew up in a generation where he didn’t have debt and feared getting into trouble. The criminals even spoofed the phone number calling him to pretend to be the local law enforcement agency. My friend and his wife were afraid and embarrassed, and paid the criminals thousands of dollars only to realize later it was a scam. While these victims are my friends, I know this happens every day to older adults across Wisconsin, and I am making this a top priority. Elder abuse doesn’t just impact seniors, it impacts our economy and all taxpayers. Financial abuse has been reported to cost older Americans more than $2.6 billion

annually. That figure gets worse because 1 in 10 financial abuse victims turns to Medicaid as a direct result of their savings being stolen. The cost to Medicaid for financial abuse alone costs more than $2.6 billion annually.

EASTER SEALS DISABILITY HELP LINE OF OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

It’s clear that Wisconsin and our nation has a lot of work to do in this area. We cannot afford to be unprepared for the Silver Tsunami to hit us head on. I’m encouraged by the partnerships we are forming and welcome your ideas as we start to tackle this important issue.

(800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks

(920) 832-0344 eastersealswisconsin.com

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL)

ENERGY (UTILITIES)

  ALLIANT ENERGY CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PLUS (800) 862-6222

Attorney General Brad Schimel was elected as Wisconsin attorney general in 2014. He began his career as a frontline prosecutor in the Waukesha County DA’s Office in 1989. After serving 17 years as an assistant district attorney, he was elected Waukesha County District Attorney in 2006 and was reelected twice. In his career as a frontline prosecutor, Schimel tried more than 150 jury trials in every type of case a prosecutor handles, from traffic cases to sexual assaults to numerous homicides. His distinguished career includes recognition from the Wisconsin Association of Victim and Witness Professionals as “Wisconsin Professional of the Year” for his work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault.

ENERGY SERVICES FOR FOND DU LAC COUNTY (920) 929-3445

ENERGY SERVICES HOTLINE (800) 506-5596

KEEP WISCONSIN WARM/COOL FUND (800) 891-WARM (9276) kwwf.org

WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WHEAP) (866) HEATWIS (432-8947) homeenergyplus.wi.gov

HEALTH PLANS & ASSISTANCE Information on Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid as well as Wisconsinbased programs.

ACCESS WISCONSIN WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES (800) 362-3002 access.wisconsin.gov

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14 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Medigap helpline & health insurance related questions (800) 242-1060 longtermcare.wi.gov

CARE WISCONSIN

2321 San Luis Pl., Green Bay 54304 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and long-term care supports and services they need.

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (800) 236-8517

HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE healthcare.gov

NETWORK HEALTH (866) 393-7668 (800) 947-3529 TTY networkhealth.com

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (866) 770-2262 ssa.gov

WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org  

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

BROWN COUNTY UNITED WAY

(920) 432-3393 browncountyunitedway.org

EASTER SEALS SENIOR SERVICES

GOOD SHEPHERD SENIOR CENTER – SEYMOUR

(920) 431-0843 easterseals.com/our-programs /senior-services

(920) 833-6434

THE SALVATION ARMY OF FOND DU LAC (920) 923-8220 facebook.com/TheSalvation -ArmyofFondduLac

WAUPUN FINE ARTS (920) 346-5891 waupunfinearts.org

WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (WALA) (608) 288-0246 ewala.org

SENIOR CENTERS Senior centers are a wonderful way to interact with peers and fulfill interests. Some offer unique programming and special services; each one is a little different from another. All are there to help, so feel free to give them a call and inquire.

(920) 294-3082

FOND DU LAC CITY SENIOR CENTER (920) 322-3630

MENASHA SENIOR CENTER

116 Main St., Menasha 54952 (920) 967-3530 crichard@ymcafoxcities.org cityofmenasha-wi.gov/departments /senior_center/index.php The YMCA of the Fox Cities collaborates with the City of Menasha offering programming at the Senior Center: social activities, health screenings, exercise classes, etc. Some classes require a small fee. If you have a Y membership, exercise classes are included in your membership.

NORTH FOND DU LAC VILLAGE SENIOR CENTER (920) 929-6811

OMRO-WINNEBAGO COMMUNITY CENTER

(920) 361-5422

(920) 685-0380

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GREEN LAKE SENIOR CENTER


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 15 OSHKOSH CITY SENIOR CENTER

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

VETERAN SERVICES – FOND DU LAC

(920) 232-5300

dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans

(920) 929-3117

PULASKI SENIOR CENTER

GREEN BAY VET CENTER

(920) 822-8100

(920) 435-5650 vetcenter.va.gov

VETERANS AFFAIRS REGIONAL OFFICE

RIPON SENIOR CENTER (920) 748-6225

SENIOR CENTER – DENMARK/ BROWN COUNTY (920) 863-8097

VILLAGE OF KIMBERLY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (920) 687-9021

WAUPUN SENIOR CENTER (920) 324-7930

SOCIAL SERVICES

The definition of social services is activity aiming to promote the welfare of others.

(800) 827-1000

FOND DU LAC COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

VETERANS MENTOR GROUP - APPLETON

(920) 929-3117 dva.state.wi.us/cvso.asp

veteransmentorgroup.org

FOX VALLEY VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERANS OUTREACH & RECOVERY PROGRAM – GREEN BAY

(920) 358-0662 foxvalleyveteranscouncil.org

(800) WIS-VETS (947-8387) WisVets.com

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE

WINNEBAGO COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

(920) 832-5697 facebook.com/OutagamieCounty VeteranService

(920) 236-4898 co.winnebago.wi.us/veterans facebook.com/WinnebagoCVSO

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (WDVA)

Veterans Benefits Administration benefits.va.gov/benefits

(800) 947-8387 dva.state.wi.us

COMMISSION ON AGING Fond du Lac County (920) 929-3114

DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES - FOND DU LAC (920) 929-3521

VETERAN SERVICES

AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN wilegion.org

BROWN COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (920) 448-4450

CALUMET COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (920) 849-1452

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16 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS ALZHEIMER FAMILY AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM (AFCSP) (920) 906-4792

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION GREATER WISCONSIN CHAPTER

3313 S. Packerland Ave., Ste. E De Pere 54115 (920) 260-4683 alklein@alz.org alz.org/gwwi Our chapter serves 52 counties & communities across the northern half of Wisconsin. We provide care and support services for those in the community suffering from Alzheimer’s. We also host fundraising events, including the 18 Walks to End Alzheimer’s to raise funds for our service, research advancement, and advocacy efforts.

MEMORY CAFÉ AT OSHKOSH COMMUNITY YMCA (920) 230-8439 Find us on Facebook!

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DEMENTIA FRIENDLY FOND DU LAC

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Caregiver & Family Programs Dementia Friendly Programs for Individuals with Dementia Issues Support Systems & Local Resources

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151 E. First St., Fond du Lac 54935 (920) 322-3632 dementiafriendlyfdl.com As a plan to make the Fond du Lac County a dementia-friendly community, we plan to work with area businesses to provide employees with specialized training to help them work with customers that may have dementia. Once a local business has gone through the training with their employees, they receive a Purple Angel decal—an international sign that a business is dementia friendly.


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 17 PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH  DEMENTIA ISSUES

St. Paul Elder Services, Inc. ... where life is cherished.

CARE WISCONSIN

2321 San Luis Pl., Green Bay 54304 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and long-term care supports and services they need.

St. Paul Home | Long-term care nursing services and specialized Alzheimer’s/dementia services

St. Paul Center of Rehabilitation |

Post-acute skilled nursing and therapy

St. Paul Villa | Assisted living St. Paul Manor | Memory care assisted living Life Enrichment Center | Club Gabriel adult

day services program, foot and nail clinic, massage therapy, and warm water therapy pool

St. Paul at Home | In-home non-medical care,

FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT

3003 N. Richmond St. Appleton 54911 (920) 225-1711 lynnann.clausing@lsswis.org foxvalleymemoryproject.org The Fox Valley Memory Project offers programs to improve quality of life for persons with dementia. Our vision for living well with dementia includes memory cafés, our memory loss resource center, community education, a memory assessment center, and in-home coaching.

ST. PAUL ELDER SERVICES, INC.

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6020 stpaulelders.org St. Paul Elder Services offers a variety of community outreach memory care services as part of our Passages Program. We offer adult day, in-home care, education sessions, brain health education, memory cafés, and support groups. Contact us for complete list.

Meals on Wheels, transportation services, and emergency response systems

Memory Care Community Resource Center St. Paul Hospice Services The Memory Care Center within the Neuroscience Group 316 E. Fourteenth St., Kaukauna, WI | (920) 766-6020 www.stpaulelders.org Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

VISITING ANGELS

3311 Packerland Dr., Ste. A-18 De Pere 54115 (920) 366-5402 sschroeder@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM – SPARK! PROGRAM (608) 264-6555 wisconsinhistoricalmuseum.org  

SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION GREATER WISCONSIN CHAPTER (920) 260-4683 alz.org/gwwi

FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT (920) 225-1711 foxvalleymemoryproject.org

MEDICALERT® + ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SAFE RETURN® (800) 432-5378 medicalert.org/safereturn This is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service, ideal for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


18 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

I Was His Wife AGAIN THE JOURNEY OF DEMENTIA BY GINA LARSEN Betty King recalls the day she helped move her husband, Gene, to Valley VNA in 2014. “When we finished the move, I felt a powerful sense of physical and emotional relief. After just a couple of days, Gene was seeing me as his wife again, not his caregiver.”

agreed on their philosophy for how to age gracefully together: embrace the coming changes as a new stage of life, genuinely love and advocate for one another, and do not resist the inevitable at the cost of making things stressful for their children or each other.

and reunite with their wide circle of friends from Gene’s earlier stint at Kimberly Clark. “We had lived in Neenah for almost 20 years, and we started talking about a good place for Gene to live when the time came. My daughter Kelley reminded us that Valley VNA was here,” says Betty.

Gene King started to recognize changes in his cognition 20 years earlier while working at Kimberly Clark. After having watched his mother experience relatively early onset Alzheimer’s, he and Betty talked about how and when he would retire. More importantly, they

Gene and Betty eventually retired to North Carolina, where they embraced a life of golf, canasta, travel, and volunteer work for 14 years. Gene’s cognitive decline continued, albeit inconsistently. The couple returned to Wisconsin in 2012 to be near two of their children

Those early talks and plans helped Gene and Betty make necessary transitions without a lot of upset. Gene remained polite, cheerful, and helpful—always the perfect gentleman. “He stopped driving on his own, without argument,” Betty says.

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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 19 While still living together in their apartment, Betty taped a sign to the door to prevent his wandering off. “Stay Home,” it read, and one day when their daughter Kelley came to take her dad out to lunch, he refused to leave until he got clearance from Betty over the phone. “He relied on Mom to guide him and help him make choices. He trusted her to be in charge of what happened, and that was very calming for him,” says Kelley. “But he did these things to keep us happy too. That was part of the plan he and Mom had.” Gene would eventually move into assisted living at Valley VNA for 18 months and then move into the memory care unit for another 18 months. Gene King passed away in September 2017 at age 81, and Betty and Kelley remain eager to help other families who face similar challenges with aging parents and partners. Betty is very active in helping her peers discover ways to care for themselves and their aging spouses. She says, “It’s much more helpful to ask about you, the caregiver, than to only ask about how the spouse is doing. When you care for the caregiver, the rest tends to take care of itself.”

Words of Wisdom Here are a few nuggets of wisdom Betty and Kelley learned while accompanying Gene through Alzheimer’s: • It’s much more rewarding to engage in a three-way conversation with a person who has Alzheimer’s instead of oneon-one. The affected person can join or recede from conversation without a lot of pressure to keep up with the discussion or

formulate responses on the spot. Don’t ask a lot of direct questions because it can cause anxiety. • Condition yourself to accept change because it will happen whether you want it or not. Keep a sense of humor and laugh with one another about the quirky things. • Live in the moment. Go where your person goes, whether it’s down memory lane or a strange story about what happened at lunch today. Correcting or arguing only causes both of you to get upset, and you simply will not win. • Find one or two good friends who want to listen to how you’re doing as a caregiver without judgment or uninvited advice. Good listeners will help you parse what is happening in your life and how to best face your next steps. • Moving into Valley VNA offered Gene more social interaction and programs that challenged him to remain engaged. He made new friends and enjoyed his time living there. • While still living at home, Gene and his daughter Kelley had regular weekly dates at Lyrics and Laughter, a music enrichment program at Valley VNA for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. “It was the highlight of my week to spend that time with Dad,” she says. Later, Betty attended the program with Gene for nearly the entire time he lived at Valley VNA. “It is important to find activities you both enjoy. Also, it is good to spend time

with others at similar points in their lives.” • After Gene moved to Valley VNA, Betty reclaimed her role as his beloved because she no longer had to be constantly vigilant about his daily personal care and safety. Gene’s eyes lit up whenever he heard her voice, he looked forward to sharing affection every day, and he authentically expressed his love for her. Kelley noticed. “Here we are, in this horrible situation where we all know we are losing him to Alzheimer’s, and yet here is this gift, this second chance at their love.” Photograph provided by Valley VNA Senior Care.

Gina Larsen is a professional copywriter who often writes about healthcare and graceful aging. She is the owner of Sanders Larsen Wordsmithery in Neenah, Wisconsin, since 2000. The mission of Valley VNA Senior Care located in Neenah, Wisconsin, is to provide quality choices for senior living. Every day we are honored to care for our residents and clients in a way that helps their spouses and families live safer, healthier, and more peaceful lives. Learn more at valleyvna.org.

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20 | END OF LIFE DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency healthcare facilities’ personnel. See also Legal category in the General Section to set up advance healthcare directives which can detail your wishes when you are unable.

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS (DNR) INFO (608) 266-1568 dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm    

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

FISS & BILLS FUNERAL HOME – OSHKOSH (920) 235-1170

FOX CITIES FUNERAL & CREMATION (920) 966-9000

KONRAD-BEHLMAN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY (920) 231-1510 konrad-behlman.com   

HOSPICE CARE

END OF LIFE Do-Not-Resuscitate Bracelets Funeral & Cremation Services Hospice Care Hospice Inpatient Facilities

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Provides pain relief, comfort, symptom management, and supportive services to individuals who usually have six months or less to live. Typically, care is provided by a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide, and trained volunteers. The team works together to focus on the dying person’s and their family’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This level of care can be provided in one’s residence (collaborating with the home health agencies/medical care), at most hospitals (collaborating


END OF LIFE | 21 with your hospital team), at most nursing homes, and at an in-patient hospice facility.

COMPASSUS – GREEN BAY (920) 321-2004 compassus.com

COPPERLEAF VILLAGE OF RIPON (920) 896-0440 copperleafcare.com

HEARTLAND HOME HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE

THEDACARE HOSPICE

(866) 216-5708 heartlandhospice.com

(920) 969-0919 thedacare.org

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

UNITY HOSPICE

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care in a newly modernized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

2366 Oak Ridge Cir., De Pere 54115 (920) 338-1111 unityhospice.org Experience dignity, comfort, and enhanced quality of life. As the only locally owned nonprofit hospice, Unity provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families facing advanced illness residing in private/nursing homes, assisted living, and Meng Residence.  

HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES

THEDACARE HOSPICE (920) 969-0919 thedacare.org

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ST. PAUL HOSPICE SERVICES

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6180 stpaulelders.org This program provides individuals facing life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones with expert care, compassion, and support through the end of one’s earthly journey. Serving Calumet, Brown, Winnebago, Manitowoc, and Outagamie Counties.

THEDACARE AT HOME (920) 969-0990 thedacare.org

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ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES Putting your preferences in writing. Visit the Legal category in the General section for assistance to learn about the important options you have to protect your wishes if and when you are unable.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Have a plan in place BEFORE an emergency. Communicate your plans with family, friends, and neighbors. Pack an emergency kit—first aid supplies, blankets or sleeping bag, battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, weather radio. If you have a pet, plan ahead for pet needs, including a pet carrier and supplies of food and water. Have prescription medications and any special medical supplies ready. Place the following items in a plastic lidded container: • Three-day supply of water  • Three-day supply of nonperishable food   • Three-day supply of high energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION Advance Healthcare Directives Emergency Preparedness Estate Planning Financial Services Floral Services Funeral Preplanning

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You can find more information on emergency plans and supply kits at ready.gov.


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 23 ESTATE PLANNING See also the Legal category in the General section for additional information.

Stop Worrying. Start Living.

HOOPER LAW OFFICE, LLC

2 N. Systems Dr., Appleton 54914 (920) 221-0916 Offices in Oshkosh, Appleton, and Green Bay hooperlawoffice.com Practicing solely in estate planning and elder law, Hooper Law Office helps clients secure the best quality of life for today, the highest standard of care for tomorrow, and the greatest benefits for loved ones in the future. To learn more or attend a complimentary seminar on estate planning and nursing home planning, call (920) 221-0916.

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, CORP

(920) 250-7221 jbenton@onelegacyadvisors.com onelegacyadvisors.com OneLegacy Advisors, Corp mission starts with you and your wishes, guides you through funding, and continues with helping your loved ones. Through our patented delivery system and whole life insurance products, you can have peace of mind while creating a lasting legacy.

(lĕg ‘ ə-sē.) n. Not just some legal papers and a check.

Most “estate plans” leave loved ones to deal with probate court, months and years of worry, frustration, feuds, heartache and uncertainty.

THE ESTATE PLANNING GROUP

120 E. 4th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 558-9300 contact@epgwi.com theestateplanninggroup.com Comprehensive protection for your family, your wealth, and your legacy —no matter what happens. At The Estate Planning Group, our clients become a part of our family, and enjoy truly personalized service, counsel, and planning to fit your unique circumstances.

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Experienced Life & Legacy Planning Attorneys

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Your Trusted Legal Professionals For Planning, Preserving and Protecting Your Legacy®

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FUNERAL PREPLANNING

EDWARD JONES PATRICK MINSKEY, CFP, AAMS

Important piece of the aging process but often over-looked or neglected. Visit with professionals to know your options so you can make decisions rather than having decisions made for you by others.

(920) 832-0744 edwardjones.com

FLORAL SERVICES HAENTZE FLORAL COMPANY (920) 921-0970 haentzefloral.com

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, CORP

(920) 250-7221 jbenton@onelegacyadvisors.com onelegacyadvisors.com OneLegacy Advisors, Corp mission starts with you and your wishes, guides you through funding, and continues with helping your loved ones. Through our patented delivery system and whole life insurance products, you can have peace of mind while creating a lasting legacy.

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Myths and Misconceptions ABOUT FUNERAL EXPENSES BY JASEN BENTON

There are a lot of myths about how funerals are getting paid for, and how to leave loved ones with funds and instructions to make sure your wishes are done and the kids are not left with the bill. For the most part, paying for a funeral is not a huge problem for a married couple when the first spouse passes. The remaining spouse can usually access joint accounts and pay for the funeral. The real problem comes when the last spouse passes away. Who pays? Who has access to the accounts in a timely matter to pay the funeral cost? Here are some of the answers we hear as we go over this with our clients. JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

• “I have a joint account

with one or several of my children.”

The problem here is that even though an account may be titled with yourself and another child, upon death, the account is usually frozen until a death certificate is produced. If it’s JTWROS (joint tenants with rights of survivorship), the surviving account owners, upon receipt of death certificate, become the owners. • “My son or daughter

are our durable power of attorneys and can write out checks on our behalf.”

Power of attorney ceases to exist at the time of death; therefore, the POA loses their ability to act on your behalf.

• “We have a trust

set up and have appointed a trustee to take care of our final expenses.”

The trustee will need to be appointed by the trust as the trustee, which requires a death certificate. • “We have instructions

in our will, and our executor has the power to take care of it.”


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Again, in order for the executor to be appointed you need a death certificate.

• “We have life insurance

to cover that.”

Unless it’s life insurance for final expense, life insurance policies require a claim form to be filled out, and the beneficiaries are sent the proceeds. Usually this process takes 60 to 90 days to process. A death certificate is required as well as beneficiary signatures. In order to sign over the proceeds to a funeral home, this needs to be done in advance of death and is not considered a good idea.

The biggest problem is that most accounts that people have require a death certificate to process, and

then the funds are transferred when the proper paperwork is done. Death certificates, depending on the state and county you live in and cause of death (whether an autopsy is required), can take weeks or even months to get. The solution is as simple as putting the funds you earmarked for funeral expenses in the right financial vehicle. One of the only solutions to this problem is solved by life insurance policies that do not require a death certificate and pay the funeral home directly. These can be purchased only through licensed life insurance agents.

is important. With your finances in order, you can save your family time and anguish in an already tough time.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call the OneLegacy Advisors, Corp office at (920) 250-7221 or email Jasen Benton at jbenton@onelegacyadvisors.com. Visit onelegacyadvisors.com.

Funerals do not always come with advanced notice, so having the funds set aside for this event

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ANIMAL SERVICES BAY AREA HUMANE SOCIETY (920) 469-3110 bayareahumanesociety.com

EASTSHORE HUMANE ASSOCIATION (920) 849-2390 eastshoreha.org

FOND DU LAC HUMANE SOCIETY (920) 922-8873 fdlhumane.org

FOX VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY (920) 733-1717 foxvalleypets.org

GENERAL Animal Services Arts & Culture Automobile Care/Repair Driver Safety Education Employment Entertainment Grandparents Hair/Nail Salons Hobbies Home & Garden Household Item Donations Legal Moving Services/Specialists Recreation Restaurants Shopping & Specialty Retail Transportation Travel & Tours Volunteer Opportunities Wheelchair Vans & Accessories

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NEENAH ANIMAL SHELTER (920) 722-9544 neenahanimalshelter.org

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OSHKOSH AREA HUMANE SOCIETY (920) 424-2128 oahs.org

ARTS & CULTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF FOND DU LAC (920) 929-0707 cmfdl.org

FOND DU LAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (920) 929-7080 fdlpl.org

HISTORIC WADE HOUSE (920) 526-3271 wadehouse.org

WAUPUN FINE ARTS (920) 346-5891 waupunfinearts.org


GENERAL | 27 WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

AUTOMOBILE CARE/ REPAIR ROBS IMPORT REPAIR – KAUKAUNA (920) 766-4000 robsimports.com

TUFFY’S TIRE AND AUTO REPAIR – APPLETON (920) 954-8500 tuffyappleton.com

DRIVER SAFETY ADVOCAP (920) 922-7760 Fond du Lac (920) 725-2791 Neenah (920) 426-0150 Oshkosh advocap.org

AUTO SAFETY COMPLAINTS (888) 327-4236

DISABLED PARKING LICENSE PLATES (608) 266-3041 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles /disabled/displate.htm

DMV SENIOR DRIVER INFO (608) 266-2327 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers /drivers/mature

IDENTIFICATION CARDS/DMV (800) 924-3570 dot.wisconsin.gov

EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT

These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs for aging adults. See also the Aging & Caregivers Resources section.

Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (920) 735-5600 classes.fvtc.edu

HANDS TO HEART, LLC FIRST AID/CPR/SPECIALTY TRAINING (920) 209-9911 handstoheartllc.com

UW-FOND DU LAC (920) 929-1100 fdl.uwc.edu

UW-FOX VALLEY (920) 832-2600 uwfox.uwc.edu

WISCONSIN CAREGIVER ACADEMY AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY (920) 465-2642 uwgb.edu/outreach/wicare

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME–KING

N2665 County Rd. QQ, King 54946 (715) 256-3276 erin.mckay@dva.wisconsin.gov wisc.jobs The WVH-King is a long-term and rehabilitative care facility caring for veterans and their eligible dependents. We offer year-round, paid training to become a nursing assistant. Be a part of our mission to serve and honor our veterans!

EASTER SEALS WISCONSIN SELF-EMPLOYMENT SERVICES - GREEN BAY (920) 431-0843 eastersealswisconsin.com

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (WISE) (608) 242-4897 dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise /employment.htm

WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME–KING

N2665 County Rd. QQ, King 54946 (715) 256-3276 erin.mckay@dva.wisconsin.gov wisc.jobs The WVH-King is a long-term and rehabilitative care facility caring for veterans and their eligible dependents. We are recruiting for certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses. Be a part of our mission to serve and honor our veterans!

ENTERTAINMENT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF FOND DU LAC (920) 929-0707 cmfdl.org

GLACIER RIDGE ANIMAL FARM – VAN DYNE (920) 688-3488 Visit us on Facebook.

OSHKOSH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU (920) 303-9200 VisitOshkosh.com

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28 | GENERAL POLKA DANCE SERIES Mayville & Fond du Lac (920) 960-5318

TIKI BEACH RESORT AT KETTLE MORAINE (920) 533-8445 tikibeachresort.net

TITLETOWN (920) 569-7505 titletown.com

GRANDPARENTS ADVOCAP (920) 922-7760 Fond du Lac (920) 725-2791 Neenah (920) 426-0150 Oshkosh advocap.org

HAIR/NAIL SALONS BEESWAX SPA – KAUKAUNA (920) 462-7120 beeswaxdayspa.com

HOBBIES VOECKS’ FOX VALLEY COIN & DIAMONDS ETC. (920) 731-5451 foxvcoin.com

HOME & GARDEN TUNDRALAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS

N2277 W. Frontage Rd. Kaukauna 54130 (800) TUNDRALAND tundraland.com To learn more about the great features of our American-made walk-in baths or to get started on your own project, contact the pros at Tundraland today! We are a locally owned, BBB-accredited company that happily provides bathroom remodeling services to our customers from all over Wisconsin.

VANDE HEY LANDSCAPE COMPANY (920) 788-6344 vandeheys.com

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS   GREATER FOX CITIES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE (920) 954-8702 foxcitieshabitat.org

GREATER GREEN BAY RESTORE (920) 338-1650 greenbayhabitat.org/restoregb.html

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF OSHKOSH RESTORE (920) 230-3535

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE – APPLETON (920) 830-8400 appletonrestore.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE – FOND DU LAC (920) 921-2893 hfh-wi-fdl.huterra.com

THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE

79 W. Pioneer Rd., Fond du Lac 54935 (920) 923-8230 brenda_bertram@usc.salvationarmy.org salvationarmywi.org/wum /fdl_thrift_store The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a secondhand store featuring new and gently used items donated from the Fond du Lac community. Every dollar generated by the Thrift Store funds local programs and supports the local community. Shop and donate with purpose.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – APPLETON (920) 739-1679 svdpappleton.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – FOND DU LAC (920) 322-9505 svdpfdlc.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – GREEN BAY (920) 435-4040 svdpgb.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – OSHKOSH (920) 235-9368 svdposhkosh.org

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GENERAL | 29 LEGAL Review also the Aging & Caregiver Resources and Essential Preparation sections.

ACCEDE, LLC MEDIATION SERVICES (920) 858-0811 accedellc.biz

DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES – FOND DU LAC (920) 929-3521

THE ESTATE PLANNING GROUP

120 E. 4th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 558-9300 contact@epgwi.com theestateplanninggroup.com Comprehensive protection for your family, your wealth, and your legacy —no matter what happens. At The Estate Planning Group, our clients become a part of our family and enjoy truly personalized service, counsel, and planning to fit their unique circumstances.

LEGAL ACTION OF WISCONSIN – OSHKOSH OFFICE Elder Rights Project (920) 233-6521

MCCARTY LAW LLP (920) 882-4070 mccartylaw.com

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, CORP

(920) 250-7221 jbenton@onelegacyadvisors.com onelegacyadvisors.com OneLegacy Advisors, Corp mission starts with you and your wishes, guides you through funding, and continues with helping your loved ones. Through our patented delivery system and whole life insurance

products, you can have peace of mind while creating a lasting legacy.

MOVING SERVICES/ SPECIALISTS CARING TRANSITIONS

(920) 569-0084 mkminnis@caringtransitions.net caringtransitionsgreenbay.com The team of dedicated professionals at Caring Transitions of northeast Wisconsin assists seniors and their families with downsizing and relocation, estate sales and donations, and complete household liquidations. We serve as the family’s advocate, ensuring their best interests are kept in mind throughout the entire process. Visit our website or call (920) 569-0084 for a free consultation.

GLACIER RIDGE ANIMAL FARM – VAN DYNE (920) 688-3488 Visit us on Facebook.

THE GOLF CLUB AT CAMELOT – LOMIRA (920) 269-4949 golfcamelot.com

GT MOBILITY & SERVICES, LLC

MOVING FORWARD LLC

844 Ontario Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 491-8384 wcga@gtmobility.com gtmobility.com At Wheelchair Getaways of Wisconsin, we understand the challenges of wheelchair travel; getting to and from doctor’s appointments, and family functions are often difficult to schedule. Rent a late model Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) with accessibility features you need for safe travel.

(920) 306-1995 mfnew.com

HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA

RECREATION FOND DU LAC DOCK SPIDERS (920) 907-9833 dockspiders.com

FOX WEST YMCA

(920) 830-5700 ymcafoxcities.org

HORICON MARSH EDUCATION AND VISITOR CENTER (920) 387-7893 horiconmarsh.org

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Freeing Ourselves From STUFF BY MARY KAY MINNIS

If you are 55+ with adult children, you are most likely facing the same painful dilemma as the rest of us. Our children, quite simply, don’t want our stuff. They don’t want the set of china, the silver plate serving dishes, the Hummel collection, the antique books, or the formal dining room furniture. They don’t want our Frank Sinatra albums, wooden treasures from Hawaii, collection of Mother’s Day plates, National Geographic magazines, or even their own soccer trophies. And we need to downsize. Now what? Over the past six years, as we’ve assisted seniors and their families JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

through the downsizing process and liquidated many homes after a loved one has passed on, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on this issue. There are many resources to help us deal with our excess belongings, such as estate sales, online auctions, rummage sales, charitable contributions, recycling, and disposal. Physically, getting rid of things is fairly uncomplicated. But emotionally? Not so easy. Why does giving up our beloved treasures feel as though we are losing a piece of our heart? It’s the memories we’ve connected to our things. How can we simply let go of the chair we used to rock

our babies to sleep? The tinsel and glitter creations they so proudly brought home from kindergarten? To be honest, I admire the younger generation and their freedom from stuff. Several of our grown children, considered milennials now live in tiny apartments in Minneapolis. A few dishes and books, their clothes, some nice rugs on the hardwood floors, a couple of plants. They have only what they need, and can move to a new apartment with two days of preparation. And they are happy. We should all strive for that kind of freedom! I can’t imagine burdening these free spirits with


GENERAL | 31 MENASHA YMCA (920) 729-9622 ymcafoxcities.org

MID VALLEE GOLF COURSE (920) 532-6644 midvallee.com

OSHKOSH COMMUNITY YMCA (920) 236-3380 oshkoshymca.org

TIKI BEACH RESORT AT KETTLE MORAINE (920) 533-8445 tikibeachresort.net

TITLETOWN (920) 569-7505 titletown.com So we need to hold on to that joy and let go of the clutter. Only then can we move into this next and greatest stage of our lives as happy and free as a millennial. Photographs provided by Caring Transitions.

WIND POWER SURF SHOP (920) 922-2550 windpowerwindsurfing.com

RESTAURANTS 1919 KITCHEN & TAP

my copper music box collection, my Willow Tree angels, or my favorite childhood books. But to have that freedom, we have to learn to let many of our belongings go. I am learning, slowly, to separate the memories from the stuff. I don’t need the actual chair to remember the joy of rocking my babies. I don’t need the wrinkled paper plate ornament with the glitter falling off to remember the joy of receiving a gift from my five-year-old. While our homes can easily become overcrowded with things we really don’t need, our hearts can hold a limitless abundance of joyful memories that we never need to downsize.

Mary Kay Minnis is President of Caring Transitions of northeast Wisconsin. Caring Transitions provides help to seniors and their families needing assistance with relocation, downsizing, estate sales, and household liquidations in northeast Wisconsin. You can reach them at (920) 569-0084 or at caringtransitionsgreenbay.com.

(920) 965-6970 1919kitchenandtap.com

BENVENUTO’S – FOND DU LAC (920) 924-9112 benvenutos.com

BIG AL CAPONE’S (920) 795-4140 caponesofpipe.com

BUBLITZ’S RESTAURANT & ALEHOUSE - LOMIRA (920) 269-4010 bublitzsrestaurant.com

THE CANNERY PUBLIC MARKET – GREEN BAY (920) 432-3300 thecannerymarket.com

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GO TRANSIT – OSHKOSH (920) 232-5340 ridegotransit.com

GT MOBILITY & SERVICES, LLC

CULVER’S OF DARBOY (920) 733-7700 culvers.com

THE WOOLGATHERERS LTD (920) 907-0510 woolgatherers.com

CULVER’S OF LITTLE CHUTE

TRANSPORTATION

(920) 423-3393 culvers.com

FRESHII - APPLETON (920) 815-3725 freshii.com/ca

PADDY’S PIZZA – EDEN (920) 477-2077 thepaddyspizza.com

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL BARGAINS GALORE THRIFT STORE – WAUPUN (920) 324-8677 bargainsgalorethriftstore.com

FISHY’S BAKERY / CANDYMAN ON PIONEER (920) 923-4321 fishysbakery.com

LILLIANS OF APPLETON (920) 738-3004 facebook.com/lilliansofappleton

PACKERS PRO SHOP (800) 992-5750 packersproshop.com

VOECKS’ FOX VALLEY COIN & DIAMONDS ETC. (920) 731-5451 foxvcoin.com JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Listings below include nonemergency transportation. Companies may use specialty-designed vehicles as well as offer reduced rates for disabled individuals or Medicaid candidates. Check with carrier. Check the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for transportation options as well.

CABULANCE – OSHKOSH (920) 426-3900 Nonemergency

CITY CAB – OSHKOSH (920) 235-7000

DIAL-A-RIDE – NEENAH (920) 886-6128 ci.neenah.wi.us

FOND DU LAC AREA TRANSIT (920) 322-3650

FOND DU LAC DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES Handi-Van (920) 929-3110 Medical Appointments (920) 929-3936

FOX VALLEY CAB (920) 734-4546 foxvalleycab.com

844 Ontario Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 491-8384 toddn@gtmobility.com gtmobility.com Whether you are an independent driver requiring specialized equipment in your vehicle or have a family member with mobility needs, our knowledgeable and experienced staff will listen to your specific requests. GT Mobility offers you freedom with options guaranteed!

NAHBRS – FOX VALLEY TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (920) 850-3797 nahbrs.org

VETERANS SERVICE TRANSPORTATION Winnebago County (920) 236-4898 co.winnebago.wi.us/veterans

TRAVEL & TOURS AMERICINN HOTEL & SUITES – WAUPUN (920) 345-1140 americinn.com/hotels/wi/waupun

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON (920) 924 8800 countryinn.com/fonddulacwi

GREEN BAY PACKERS HALL OF FAME (920) 569-7512 packers.com

HISTORIC WADE HOUSE (920) 526-3271 Wadehouse.org


GENERAL | 33 HOLIDAY INN – FOND DU LAC (920) 923-1440 wiscohotels.com

LAMBEAU FIELD STADIUM TOURS (920) 569-7513 packers.com

MILITARY VETERANS MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER

4300 Poberezny Rd., Oshkosh 54902 (920) 426-8615 tribbey70@gmail.com mvmwisconsin.com Our mission: to honor our nation’s military history through education and preservation. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Group tours upon request. WWII military vehicles in running order. A Russian T-34 tank. Unique artifacts. Gift shop. Free admission.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ans. We are a skilled nursing facility nestled on a beautiful campus along the Waupaca Chain o’Lakes.

These organizations are seeking aging adult volunteers. Check also the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

WHEELCHAIR VANS & ACCESSORIES

ADVOCAP (920) 922-7760 Fond du Lac (920) 725-2791 Neenah (920) 426-0150 Oshkosh advocap.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME–KING

N2665 County Rd. QQ, King 54946 (715) 258-4247 dvakvolunteerservices @dva.wisconsin.gov wisvets.com The WVH-King is looking for volunteers to meet, respond to, and care for the unique needs of aging veter-

GT MOBILITY & SERVICES, LLC

844 Ontario Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 491-8384 sales@gtmobility.com gtmobility.com You, GT Mobility, and VMI: together we become a family. Working together to “Pilot Your Life” by finding a reliable, spacious, and cost-worthy Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV). New or used “Never Compromise—Space, Comfort, Style, or Mobility.”

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34 | HEALTH CHRONIC CONDITIONS & SUPPORT Listings include various national, state and local resources. See also the Palliative Care category in this section.

ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

HEALTH Chronic Conditions & Support Clinics & Medical Centers - Nonemergency Clinics & Medical Centers - Specialty Dental Care Eye Care/Low Vision Fitness & Sports Foot Care Hearing/Audiology Hospitals Insurance Companies Mental Health & Psychiatric Services Nutrition/Food Programs Palliative Care Pharmacies Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Prescription Drug Assistance Spas/Massage Therapy Speech Therapy Spiritual Health & Well-Being Substance Abuse & Addictions JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

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APM Appleton Clinic 1616 N. Casaloma Dr., Ste. 100 Appleton 54913 APM Green Bay Clinic 2595 Development Dr., Ste. 150 Green Bay 54311 APM Oconto Falls Clinic 853 S. Main St., Oconto Falls 54154 APM Fond du Lac Clinic 210 Wisconsin American Dr. Fond du Lac 54935 APM Manitowoc Clinic 1 E. Waldo Blvd., Ste. 2 Manitowoc 54220 APM Sheboygan Clinic 2124 Kohler Memorial Dr. Sheboygan 53081 (888) 901-7246 apmhealth.com Advanced Pain Management is a chronic pain center with convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Committed to providing patients the most advanced, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable you to restore function, relieve pain, and renew hope. No referral needed.

ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER (414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION diabetes.org

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (800) 242-8721 heart.org


HEALTH | 35 AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) apdaparkinson.org/community /wisconsin

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Wisconsin Office (414) 321-3933 arthritis.org/wisconsin

CARE WISCONSIN

2321 San Luis Pl., Green Bay 54304 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and long-term care supports and services they need.

DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP Aurora Health Care (920) 907-7000

FOND DU LAC COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES Living Well with Chronic Conditions (920) 929-3114

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP Aurora Health Center – Fond du Lac (920) 906-4792

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS -  NONEMERGENCY The following listings can assist you with finding medical care. It is best to check with your insurance carrier before scheduling any medical appointments to verify that you are covered. Always, in an emergency, call 911.

ASCENSION MEDICAL GROUPS (920) 738-2000 or (920) 223-2000 ascension.org/wisconsin

CALUMET MEDICAL CENTER (920) 849-3800 ascension.org/wisconsin

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (920) 223-2000 ascension.org/wisconsin

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS - SPECIALTY ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

APM Appleton Clinic 1616 N. Casaloma Dr., Ste. 100 Appleton 54913 APM Green Bay Clinic 2595 Development Dr., Ste. 150 Green Bay 54311 APM Oconto Falls Clinic 853 S. Main St., Oconto Falls 54154 APM Fond du Lac Clinic 210 Wisconsin American Dr. Fond du Lac 54935 APM Manitowoc Clinic 1 E. Waldo Blvd., Ste. 2 Manitowoc 54220 APM Sheboygan Clinic 2124 Kohler Memorial Dr. Sheboygan 53081 (888) 901-7246 apmhealth.com Advanced Pain Management is a chronic pain center with convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Committed to providing patients the most advanced, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable you to restore function, relieve pain, and renew hope. No referral needed.

AURORA CANCER CARE, VINCE LOMBARDI CANCER CLINIC

855 N. Westhaven Dr. Oshkosh 54904 (920) 456-7870 aurora.org A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Aurora can help. Our award-winning care treats more patients than any other provider in Wisconsin. We have a patient-centered, multidisciplinary treatment plan with support every step of the way.

BOOTS CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER, S.C. (920) 997-9700 BootsChiropractic.com

CANCER CENTER AT ASCENSION NE WISCONSIN ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (920) 738-2000 ascension.org/wisconsin

KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE HIP & KNEE AT ASCENSION NE WISCONSIN MERCY HOSPITAL (920) 223-0123 ascension.org/wisconsin

DENTAL CARE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (800) 621-8099

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36 | HEALTH EYE CARE/LOW VISION WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (800) 783-5213 wcblind.org

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (888) 879-0017 dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks

FITNESS & SPORTS FOND DU LAC FAMILY YMCA (920) 921-3330 fdlymca.org

OSHKOSH COMMUNITY YMCA (920) 236-3380 oshkoshymca.org

HAVILAND HEARING AIDS INC (920) 733-7525 havilandhearing.com

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HEARING & SPEECH (800) 638-8255

NATIONAL HEARING AID HOTLINE (800) 521-5247

HOSPITALS MERCY MEDICAL CENTER – OSHKOSH (920) 223-2000

HUMANA INC – TRACI ALTIER

RIPON MEDICAL CENTER

(920) 461-0322 humana.com/taltier

(920) 748-3101

ST. AGNES HOSPITAL (920) 929-2300

ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (920) 738-2000 ascension.org/wisconsin

WAUPUN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (920) 324-5581

FOOT CARE VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – NEENAH (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org

HEARING/AUDIOLOGY AFFORDABLE AUDIOLOGY & HEARING SERVICE (920) 232-4752 affordableaudiology.com

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INSURANCE COMPANIES 5 STAR INSURANCE GROUP, LLC (920) 831-3210 5Starins.net

CARE WISCONSIN

2321 San Luis Pl., Green Bay 54304 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and long-term care supports and services they need.

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRIC  SERVICES Please find counseling, support groups, and inpatient/outpatient facilities providing comprehensive mental health support. In an emergency, please call 911.

CENTER FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 841-0088 lynn@centerforsuicideawareness.org centerforsuicideawareness.org The Center offers support groups for all ages of those who have lost a loved one to suicide, those who have attempted suicide, and for family members. Our vision is compassion, readily accessible, barrier free, and sustained support, free of any mental-health stigma for any individual or entity in need.

WINNEBAGO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (920) 235-4910


HEALTH | 37 NUTRITION/FOOD PROGRAMS Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources along with Safe & Healthy at Home sections.

ADVOCAP (920) 922-7760 Fond du Lac (920) 725-2791 Neenah (920) 426-0150 Oshkosh advocap.org

BRANDON COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY Brandon Village Hall (920) 273-9196

BROKEN BREAD PLUS FOOD PANTRY St. Paul’s Cathedral – Fond du Lac— (920) 921-3363

HOLYLAND FOOD PANTRY, INC. – MALONE (920) 418-1580

LOAVES AND FISHES Church of Peace – Fond du Lac (920) 904-5556

PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative care is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative care programs may vary according to the provider. Check the Retirement Housing & Long-Term Care section for the Skilled Nursing Care/Rehabilitation category, as they typically provide palliative care. Also see Safe & Healthy at Home section for the In-Home Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practioners category.

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care in a newly modernized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

PHARMACIES KREMER PHARMACY (920) 921-2550

NEENAH HOMETOWN PHARMACY (920) 729-4910

OMRO PHARMACY (920) 685-5041 omropharmacy.net

OSHKOSH HOMETOWN PHARMACY (920) 426-0763

RIPON DRUG (920) 748-5174

SCHULTZ PHARMACY – OSHKOSH (920) 233-2151

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION COPPERLEAF VILLAGE OF RIPON (920) 896-0440 copperleafcare.com

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care in a newly modernJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


38 | HEALTH the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

SPIRITUAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH (920) 922-3353 alcfdl.org

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY CHURCH (ASSEMBLIES OF GOD) (920) 922-3990 celebrationassembly.org

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL ized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

ST. PAUL CENTER OF REHABILITATION

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6020 stpaulelders.org The Center of Rehabilitation offers inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies on our campus or in your home.

TAYLORED REHAB (920) 322-0447 tayloredrehab.com

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE SENIORCARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE Fond du Lac Benefit Specialist (920) 929-3521

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SENIORCARE RX WISCONSIN Prescription Drug Assistance Program (800) 657-2038 dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare

SPAS/MASSAGE THERAPY BEESWAX SPA – KAUKAUNA (920) 462-7120 beeswaxdayspa.com

SPEECH THERAPY OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care in a newly modernized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to

(920) 517-9000 stpetersfdl.net

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTIONS Listed below are treatment programs and support resources.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (920) 997-0221 Appleton (920) 922-7512 Fond du Lac (920) 432-2600 Green Bay (920) 731-4331 Menasha (920) 410-4620 Oshkosh

GAMBLING HOTLINE (800) 522-4700

WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING (800) 426-2535 24hr/365day wi-problemgamblers.org


ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE This category is designed to provide information on housing options tailored to the special needs of individuals with memory/ dementia concerns. These communities foster secured environments with specially designed programs and regulated care. Please also see the Alzheimer’s & Dementia section for additional resources and refer to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website at dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia.

ALLOUEZ PARKSIDE VILLAGE #1

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Alzheimer’s/Dementia/Memory Care Assisted Living - AFH Assisted Living - CBRF Assisted Living - RCAC Housing Resources Independent Living Apartments & Communities Skilled Nursing Care/Rehabilitation Subsidized Housing

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1901 Libal St., Green Bay 54301 (920) 430-8500 info@assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com Allouez Parkside Village #1, part of Assisted Living By Hillcrest, strives to help residents maintain and improve their independence and quality of life all within a comfortable, homelike setting. We support our residents emotionally, socially, and physically by providing 24-hour care, beautiful individual apartments with private bathrooms, health monitoring and assistance with daily living, chef-prepared meals, and life enriching activities with live entertainment. Each staff member, no matter their role or title, completes 10 hours of Alzheimer’s and dementia training annually per company standards. We set the bar by providing knowledgeable, compassionate care to assist our residents in continuing to live life with purpose in a secure setting.

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40 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE ALLOUEZ PARKSIDE VILLAGE #2

1901 Libal St., Green Bay 54301 (920) 432-3322 info@assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com Allouez Parkside Village #2, part of Assisted Living By Hillcrest, is an entirely secured facility for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other memory related conditions. We are a trusted provider in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as our staff is specially trained by completing 10 hours of dementia specific training annually per company policy. We set the bar by providing knowledgeable, compassionate care to assist our residents in continuing to live life with purpose.

ASPIRE SENIOR LIVING

825 Cobblestone Ln., Kimberly 54136 (920) 720-0288 lhyland@aspiresenior.com aspiresenior.com Aspire Senior Living offers a full continuum of care provided by specially trained care staff. From on-site therapy and personalized

care plans to a unique alternative memory care program, Aspire provides peace of mind paired with a luxurious lifestyle.

residents in continuing to live life with purpose in a secure setting.

BRILLION WEST HAVEN

(920) 896-0440 copperleafcare.com

220 Achievement Dr., Brillion 54110 (920) 756-9100 info@assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com Brillion West Haven, part of Assisted Living By Hillcrest, strives to help residents maintain and improve their independence and quality of life all within a comfortable, homelike setting. We support our residents emotionally, socially, and physically by providing 24-hour care, beautiful individual apartments with private bathrooms, health monitoring and assistance with daily living, chef-prepared meals, and life enriching activities with live entertainment. Each staff member, no matter their role or title, completes 10 hours of Alzheimer’s and dementia training annually per company standards. We set the bar by providing knowledgeable, compassionate care to assist our

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THE GARDENS OF FOUNTAIN WAY

1050 Fountain Way, Menasha 54952 (920) 993-9980 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Gardens of Fountain Way is located in the beautiful Lake Park Villas development and offers stylishly decorated private rooms, all with a full private bath, refrigerator, and microwave. Residents and families can enjoy a scenic and tranquil experience outside with the gazebo, walking paths, water fountains, and ponds.

GARDENVIEW ASSISTED LIVING

1712 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 733-4305 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com GardenView Assisted Living offers a homelike atmosphere with private bedrooms that are within easy access of the dining room, den, and living room. All bedrooms have half or full baths. Residents and families can enjoy a lush, formal garden and patio outside.

LAKESHORE MANOR

711 Bayshore Dr., Oshkosh 54901 (920) 426-2670 tferron@seniorlifestyle.com seniorlifestyle.com/property /lakeshore-manor Each person’s journey in memory decline is unique. Through our Embrace model, research, relationships and compassion we create a care plan that evokes a sense of value and contribution. Visit our community to learn more! Call today. JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 41 MARLA VISTA ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE – GREEN BAY (920) 499-1119 marlavistaal.com

OAK PARK PLACE GREEN BAY

421 Erie Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 301-4200 greenbaysales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com The success-oriented memory care program at Oak Park Place provides 24-hour care in a safe, homelike environment. Meals, housekeeping and activities designed specifically for residents with memory conditions make a comforting structured routine.

OAK PARK PLACE MENASHA

2205 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 702-0000 menashasales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com The success-oriented memory care program at Oak Park Place provides 24-hour care in a safe, homelike environment. Meals, housekeeping and activities designed specifically for residents with memory conditions make a comforting structured routine.

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care in a newly modernized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

ST. PAUL ELDER SERVICES PASSAGES PROGRAM

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6020 stpaulelders.org Passages is a unique memory care program designed to the support the individual and their loved ones through the transitions related to dementia. The person is assisted with maintaining and retaining individual life skills for as long as possible.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – NEENAH (920) 727-5544 valleyvna.org

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WYNDEMERE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE – GREEN BAY (920) 337-9434 wyndemereal.com

ASSISTED LIVING - AFH Adult Family Home. Licensing renewals and dates vary—please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. These private homes contain four or fewer unrelated individuals. Residents receive care above the level of room and board, which can include up to seven hours per week of licensed nursing care. 

HELPING HANDS HOME (920) 322-9658

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Assisted LIVING Choosing Independence with a Helping Hand when Needed BY JENNIFER KLUG

Living in Wisconsin brings changing seasons: vibrant colors in the fall, long and sunny days during summer, fresh-fallen winter snow, and budding flowers each spring. But change in seasons also brings thoughts of yard work: shoveling, cleaning, gardening, and keeping up a house that may seem bigger JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

and more overwhelming each year. Many seniors find themselves torn between keeping their home, with all the fond memories, and the practical need for downsizing—and the thought of change is scary. For seniors who are still independent but may need a

helping hand here and there, a move to assisted living may be just the thing. Assisted living can be a lifestyle that offers social opportunities and a sense of community, with meals, activities, and even transportation offered daily. Assisted living residents find privacy within their apartment


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 43 while having the luxury of activities and events right outside their door. Without the work and worries that come with a house, there is time to enjoy hobbies and find new interests with new neighbors and friends. Residents in assisted living communities continue to be as independent as they want while knowing someone is there to provide assistance when needed. Caregivers are available for a range of daily needs, such as medication management, dressing and grooming, and aid with mobility.

••••••• Assisted living can be a lifestyle that offers social opportunities and a sense of community, with meals, activities, and even transportation...

••••••• Residents have peace of mind in knowing that a helping hand is always available. ​ When seniors and families think about assisted living, they may picture a single room or small space, but that’s not always the case. Many assisted living communities offer a range of apartment sizes, from cozy studios to spacious multibedroom apartments. While some assisted living apartments come furnished, many are empty and ready to be filled with the

resident’s furniture, decorations, and their own touches to make the new apartment feel like home. Even after the decision has been made to make a move to assisted living, mixed emotions, doubt, and even second thoughts may linger. Is this really the right time? What about the happy memories in the house? There are still sounds of laughter and familiar voices from times gone by. This is a natural reaction, and by embracing it rather than avoiding the conversation, families can find joy in the process of preparing to make another important, exciting life change. Reminisce and remember the many good times in the home. Take time to pull out the old photos and go through the carefully packed boxes tucked in the attic for safekeeping. No doubt there will be laughter and tears. Seniors, friends, and families alike realize the memories will always be with them—in their hearts and in their thoughts. For most seniors who make assisted living their home, there is one piece of advice that is shared over and over: I wish I had made the move sooner.

Jennifer Klug is the Regional Director of Customer Relations at Oak Park Place.

ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF Community Based Residential Facility. Licensing renewals and dates vary— please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. Designed specifically for aging adults needing more advanced care, CBRFs are appropriate for individuals with general/frail requirements. They provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry similar to RCACs but also includes no more than three hours per week of licensed nursing care. CBRFs can work for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.  

ALLOUEZ PARKSIDE VILLAGE #1

1901 Libal St., Green Bay 54301 (920) 430-8500 info@assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com Allouez Parkside Village #1, part of Assisted Living By Hillcrest, strives to help residents maintain and improve their independence and quality of life all within a comfortable, homelike setting. We support our residents emotionally, socially, and physically by providing personalized 24-hour care, beautiful individual apartments with private bathrooms, health monitoring and assistance with daily living, chef-­ prepared meals, and life enriching activities with live entertainment.

ALLOUEZ PARKSIDE VILLAGE #2

1901 Libal St., Green Bay 54301 (920) 432-3322 info@assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com Allouez Parkside Village #2, part of Assisted Living By Hillcrest, strives to help residents maintain and JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


44 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE improve their independence and quality of life all within an all-secured comfortable, homelike setting. We support our residents emotionally, socially, and physically by providing personalized 24-hour care and beautiful individual apartments for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We offer beautiful, individual apartments with private bathrooms, health monitoring and assistance with daily living, chef-­ prepared meals, and life enriching activities with live entertainment.

ALPHA SENIOR CONCEPTS (920) 393-4531 alphaseniorconcepts.com

ASPIRE SENIOR LIVING

825 Cobblestone Ln., Kimberly 54136 (920) 720-0288 lhyland@aspiresenior.com aspiresenior.com Aspire Senior Living offers a full continuum of care provided by specially trained care staff. From on-site therapy and personalized care plans to a unique alternative memory care program, Aspire provides peace of mind paired with a luxurious lifestyle.

BELLA VISTA INDEPENDENT AND ASSISTED LIVING

631 Hazel St., Oshkosh 54901 (920) 267-6642 jmaslowski@seniorlifestyle.com seniorlifestyle.com/property /bella-vista We offer Oshkosh Independent Living and Assisted Living lifestyle options. Our Oshkosh Assisted Living residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that trained caregivers are on staff 24 hours a day, with 24 hours a day on-call nurse.

BRILLION WEST HAVEN

220 Achievement Dr., Brillion 54110 (920) 756-9100 info@assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com Brillion West Haven, part of Assisted Living By Hillcrest, strives to help residents maintain and improve their independence and quality of life all within a comfortable, homelike setting. We support our residents emotionally, socially, and physically by providing personalized 24-hour care, beautiful individual apartments with private bathrooms, health monitoring and assistance with daily living, chef-­ prepared

meals, and life enriching activities with live entertainment.

CAROLINA ASSISTED LIVING – APPLETON (920) 738-0118 carolinaal.com

CARRINGTON ASSISTED LIVING – GREEN BAY (920) 469-2606 carringtonal.com

COPPERLEAF VILLAGE OF RIPON (920) 896-0440 copperleafcare.com

FRONTIDA ASSISTED LIVING - ADELAIDE PLACE/ FOND DU LAC (920) 266-7377 frontidacare.com

FRONTIDA ASSISTED LIVING - LIBERTY HOUSE/ FOND DU LAC (920) 266-7377 frontidacare.com

FRONTIDA ASSISTED LIVING OF KIMBERLY (920) 948-0205 frontidacare.com

THE GARDENS OF FOUNTAIN WAY

1050 Fountain Way, Menasha 54952 (920) 993-9980 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Gardens of Fountain Way is located in the beautiful Lake Park Villas development and offers stylishly decorated private rooms, all with a full private bath, refrigerator, and microwave. Residents and families can enjoy a scenic and tranquil experience outside with the gazebo, walking paths, water fountains, and ponds.

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 45 VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – NEENAH (920) 727-5544 valleyvna.org

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES

1040 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay 54304 (920) 499-1481 jpeters@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and service options including: independent senior house, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, state-ofthe-art rehab center, and outpatient therapy services.

GARDENVIEW ASSISTED LIVING

1712 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 733-4305 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com GardenView Assisted Living offers a homelike atmosphere with private bedrooms that are within easy access of the dining room, den, and living room. All bedrooms have half or full baths. Residents and families can enjoy a lush, formal garden and patio outside.

THE HERITAGE (920) 738-3000 thedacare.org

MARLA VISTA ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE – GREEN BAY (920) 499-1119 marlavistaal.com

OAK PARK PLACE MENASHA

2205 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 702-0000 menashasales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Enhanced assisted living at Oak Park Place provides a higher level of care and support along with meals, activities, housekeeping services and a full complement of activities. A variety of spacious floor plans are available.

ST. PAUL MANOR MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING

224 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6020 stpaulelders.org St. Paul Manor is a 24-bed CBRF that serves individuals living with dementia as part of our Passages portfolio of memory care services. With a focus on person-centered care and engagement, St. Paul Manor’s staff are expert dementia caregivers.

WYNDEMERE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE – GREEN BAY (920) 337-9434 wyndemereal.com

ASSISTED LIVING - RCAC Residential Care Apartment Complex. Licensing renewals and dates vary— please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. Designed specifically for independent adults 55+, and provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry. Each apartment has a lockable entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. RCACs are not recommended for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.

APPLETON RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (920) 954-9990 appletonretirement.com

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ASPIRE SENIOR LIVING

825 Cobblestone Ln., Kimberly 54136 (920) 720-0288 lhyland@aspiresenior.com aspiresenior.com Aspire Senior Living offers a full continuum of care provided by specially trained care staff. From on-site therapy and personalized care plans to a unique alternative memory care program, Aspire provides peace of mind paired with a luxurious lifestyle.

BELLA VISTA INDEPENDENT AND ASSISTED LIVING

631 Hazel St., Oshkosh 54901 (920) 267-6642 jmaslowski@seniorlifestyle.com seniorlifestyle.com/property /bella-vista We offer Oshkosh independent living and assisted living. Our Oshkosh assisted living residents JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that trained caregivers are on staff 24 hours a day, with 24 hours a day on-call nurse.

THE HERITAGE

BELLEVUE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

131 E. North Water St. Neenah 54956 (920) 725-7110 rlemahieu@seniorlifestyle.com seniorlifestyle.com Come and visit us at Island Shores, an independent and assisted living retirement community, beautifully located on the Fox River. Enjoy the many amenities from our cozy library to our luxurious dining room just waiting for you!

1660 Hoffman Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 280-0446 jmarceau@seniorlifestyle.com seniorlifestyle.com At Bellevue, our Green Bay assisted living community, you’ll receive the care and service suited to your personal lifestyle so that you can live your life the way you always intended. Offering independent and assisted living, Bellevue allows you to embark on a life of gracious living that you may not have thought possible.

(920) 738-3000 thedacare.org

ISLAND SHORES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

OAK PARK PLACE GREEN BAY

421 Erie Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 301-4200 greenbaysales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 47 Assisted living at Oak Park Place is the perfect combination of independence, excellent care and thoughtful services. A variety of floor plans are available and 24hour care is provided, along with meals, housekeeping services and a full complement of activities.

OAK PARK PLACE MENASHA

2205 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 702-0000 menashasales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Assisted living at Oak Park Place is the perfect combination of independence, excellent care and thoughtful services. A variety of floor plans are available and 24hour care is provided, along with meals, housekeeping services and a full complement of activities.

ST. PAUL VILLA

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6020 stpaulelders.org St. Paul Villa offers assisted living services designed for individuals with minimal to moderate needs who are no longer able to maintain or reside in their own homes. Services include a full meal plan, wellness programs, and medication management.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE APARTMENTS – NEENAH (920) 727-5544 valleyvna.org

HOUSING RESOURCES See also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

BROWN COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY (920) 448-3414 greenbaywi.gov/csa/housing /brown-county-housing-authority

FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (FHCNW) (877) 647-3247 or (920) 560-4620 fairhousingwisconsin.com

FOND DU LAC COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY – SECTION 8 VOUCHER PROGRAM

WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (WALA) (608) 288-0246 ewala.org

WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF HOUSING AUTHORITIES (WAHA) wahaonline.org

(920) 929-3107 x102 fdlpha.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS & COMMUNITIES

FOX CITIES HOUSING COALITION (FCHC) fchc.net/contact

NAHBRS – FOX VALLEY/ OUTAGAMIE HOUSING AUTHORITY (920) 734-5596 x103 nahbrs.org

OSHKOSH/WINNEBAGO COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY (920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

Designed specifically for independent adults 55+ able to live on their own who desire the security, enjoyment, and conveniences of community living with amenities, such as meals, housekeeping, and organized social programs. Some Independent Living apartments/communities accept financial assistance through the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program. For more information, please see Housing Resources and

When life offers the gift of time...

how will you spend it? Some days, even the smallest task can be a struggle. That’s when a helping hand will make all the difference. The community of friends at Oak Park Place comes with Independence When You Want It, Assistance When You Need It. So bumps in the road don’t become road blocks. We’ll help you every step of the way. Offering a continuum of care for seniors: › Assisted Living

› Memory Care

Call 920-301-4200 or email greenbaysales@oakparkplace.com Live Life, Live well. 421 Erie Road, Green Bay, WI 54311 www.OakParkPlace.com/GreenBay JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


48 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE UPTOWN COMMONS SENIOR APARTMENTS (920) 418-2121 horizonseniorhousing.com

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE NEENAH/ALEXANDRITE INDEPENDENT SENIOR APARTMENTS (920) 727-5544 valleyvna.org

WOODFIELD VILLAGE I SENIOR APARTMENTS (920) 366-1200 horizonseniorhousing.com Subsidized Housing categories in this section.

APPLETON RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (920) 954-9990 appletonretirement.com

ASPIRE SENIOR LIVING

825 Cobblestone Ln., Kimberly 54136 (920) 720-0288 lhyland@aspiresenior.com aspiresenior.com Aspire Senior Living offers a full continuum of care provided by specially trained care staff. From on-site therapy and personalized care plans to a unique alternative memory care program, Aspire provides peace of mind paired with a luxurious lifestyle.

BRILLION TOWNHOMES (877) 377-1434 capservices.org/rentals

CANAL PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS (920) 372-8370 horizonseniorhousing.com

ISLAND SHORES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

131 E. North Water St. Neenah 54956 (920) 725-7110 rlemahieu@seniorlifestyle.com seniorlifestyle.com Come and visit us at Island Shores, an independent and assisted living retirement community, beautifully located on the Fox River. Enjoy the many amenities from our cozy library to our luxurious dining room just waiting for you!

LINWOOD PLACE A MINISTRY OF FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN HOMES (920) 734-7225 fvlhomes.org

OSHKOSH/WINNEBAGO COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY (920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

PARKSIDE APARTMENTS – PULASKI (920) 822-4653

THE HERITAGE

SEYMOUR SENIOR VILLAGE

(920) 738-3000 thedacare.org

(877) 377-1434 capservices.org/rentals

WOODFIELD VILLAGE II (920) 360-1460 horizonseniorhousing.com

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES

1040 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay 54304 (920) 499-1481 jpeters@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and service options including: independent senior house, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, state-of-the-art rehab center, and outpatient therapy services.

SKILLED NURSING CARE/REHABILITATION Provides 24-hour licensed nursing services for those who need rehabilitative care or medical services too complex to be handled by an RCAC, CBRF, or AFH. Generally, Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care. Medicare pays only for medically necessary skilled nursing/rehab facilities or home healthcare.  

BREWSTER VILLAGE (920) 832-5400 brewstervillage.org

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 49 Reach new heights at... BELLA VISTA

a Senior Lifestyle community

INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING | MEMORY CARE 631 HAZEL STREET | OSHKOSH, WI 54901

920-267-6642

Discover for yourself just how good it can get.

Live it up at... BELLEVUE RETIREMENT a Senior Lifestyle community

INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING 1660 HOFFMAN ROAD | GREEN BAY, WI 54311

920-280-0446

Embark on a life of gracious living that you may not have thought possible.

Experience the good life at... ISLAND SHORES a Senior Lifestyle community

INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING 131 E. NORTH WATER STREET | NEENAH, WI 54956

920-280-0160

Are you ready to upgrade your lifestyle?

Discover value in all stages... LAKESHORE MANOR a Senior Lifestyle community

VIBRANT MEMORY CARE 711 BAYSHORE DR. | OSHKOSH, WI 54901

920-486-4518

When memories fade, it’s the everyday moments that matter.

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50 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE PARK VIEW HEALTH CENTER

JULIETTE MANOR (920) 361-3092 thedacare.org

MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES GREEN BAY EAST (920) 432-3213 manorcare.com/greenbayeast

MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES GREEN BAY WEST (920) 499-5191 manorcare.com/greenbaywest

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care in a newly modernized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

725 Butler Ave., Oshkosh 54901 (920) 237-6300 (Oshkosh) (920) 727-2883 (Fox Cities) kschrader@co.winnebago.wi.us co.winnebago.wi.us/parkview Park View Health Center is dedicated to providing long-term care, short-term rehabilitation care, and specialized behavioral services. PVHC’s consistently been named one of the top Wisconsin nursing home facilities and is a Citation of Merit recipient of Design/ Environments for Aging.

PEABODY MANOR (920) 738-3000 thedacare.org

ST. PAUL HOME AND THE CENTER OF REHABILITATION

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6188 stpaulelders.org When the need for skilled nursing care arises for either short or long

When life offers the gift of time...

how will you spend it? Some days, even the smallest task can be a struggle. That’s when a helping hand will make all the difference. The community of friends at Oak Park Place comes with Independence When You Want It, Assistance When You Need It. So bumps in the road don’t become road blocks. We’ll help you every step of the way. Offering a continuum of care for seniors: › Assisted Living

› Memory Care

Call 920-702-0000 or email menashasales@oakparkplace.com Live Life, Live well. 2205 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952 www.OakParkPlace.com/Menasha

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term, St. Paul Home provides services that will meet your needs and surpass your expectations for rehabilitation, general skilled long term care, and memory care services.

THEDACARE AT HOME (920) 969-0990 thedacare.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME–KING

N2665 County Rd. QQ, King 54946 (715) 258-5586 veterans.home@dva.wisconsin.gov wisvets.com The WVH-King is a long-term and rehabilitative care facility caring for veterans and their eligible dependents. We offer quality medical and nursing care which enhances quality of life. WVH-King is set along the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’Lakes.

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES

1040 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay 54304 (920) 499-1481 jpeters@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and service options including: independent senior house, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, state-ofthe-art rehab center, and outpatient therapy services.

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING SUBSIDIZED – Apar tments/housing based on the resident’s adjusted gross income and use of subsidies provided by the government.

ALLEGIANT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC (888) 393-3282 allegiantpropertymgmtllc.com


ADULT DAY CENTERS These are nonresidential facilities providing activities for the elderly and special-needs individuals. Most centers operate 10 to 12 hours a day and provide meals, social/recreational activities, and general supervision. These centers enable caregivers to go to work or to obtain a break from their responsibilities.

AGNESIAN HEALTHCARE – FOND DU LAC (920) 921-5812

HANDS ON ADULT DAY CENTER (920) 322-9698

NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (877) 745-1440 nadsa.org

ST. PAUL ELDER SERVICES – CLUB GABRIEL

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME Adult Day Centers Assistive Technology Care Managers Emergency Response Systems Home Modification Home Organization Home Safety Assessments In-Home Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practitioners In-Home Nonmedical Assistance Meal Delivery Medical Equipment & Supplies Respite Care

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316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6188 stpaulelders.org Club Gabriel Adult Day Program offers therapeutic activities for those individuals who are still living in their own homes. Operating Monday through Friday, this program includes meals, activities, and socialization opportunities to keep the person engaged and active.  

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52 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME solutions that will improve your quality of life. Equipped with easyopening doors, safety bars, and hydrotherapy jets, they’ll allow you to reclaim and enjoy your bathing independence.

CARE MANAGERS

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY This is equipment or technology that helps a person function better or more comfortably, perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), or live more independently.

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 4351 W. College Ave. Ste. 200, Appleton 54914 (920) 702-1904 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP) (844) 411-3861 voice or (844) 411-3862 TTY psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs /TEPP.aspx

TUNDRALAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS

N2277 W. Frontage Rd. Kaukauna 54130 (800) TUNDRALAND (886-3725) tundraland.com Tundraland walk-in baths made by Kohler aren’t just products; they’re JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Generally fee-based providers who assist patients and families in evaluating and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future to assist with healthcare needs for aging adults.

CARE WISCONSIN

2321 San Luis Pl., Green Bay 54304 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and long-term care supports and services they need.

N.E.W. LIVING SUPPORT, LLC (920) 243-8996 newlivingsupport.com

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS Below are listings for emergency response systems; remote monitoring/sensing; and off-site, direct-care response systems for use at one’s residence.

LIFE ASSIST USA/ADVANCE SECURITY SOLUTIONS (888) 860-8098

LIFELINE THROUGH AGNESIAN HEALTHCARE (800) 732-1313 or (920) 926-5794

NIGHT OWL SUPPORT SYSTEMS, LLC (877) 559-1642 or (608) 960-4001

SAFE LIVING TECHNOLOGIES/VRI CONNECT (262) 780-0848 or (800) 860-4230


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(920) 922-1779 or (800) 788-1078

HOME MODIFICATION AGNESIAN HEALTH SHOPPE

Home Modifications 307 Camelot Dr., Fond du Lac 54935 (920) 926-5277 agnesianhealthshoppe.com The Agnesian Health Shoppe provides the resources you need to stay home safely. Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and living areas modified to fit current and future mobility needs. Products include stair lifts, vehicle lifts, ramp access, lift chairs, and oxygen and mobility equipment. Billing and insurance assistance is available.

RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN WINDOW REPLACEMENT (920) 759-1234 rba-newi.com

TUNDRALAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS

N2277 W. Frontage Rd. Kaukauna 54130 (800) TUNDRALAND (886-3725) tundraland.com At Tundraland, your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our walk-in tubs are designed for those living with limited mobility, and they benefit you by transforming your bathroom into an accessible retreat you’ve always wanted.

WISCONSIN WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WISWAP) (866) HEATWIS (432-8947) homeenergyplus.wi.gov

HOME ORGANIZATION See also Household Item Donation in the General section.

SECOND SET OF HANDS, LLC (920) 602-0258 secondsetofhandsllc.com

HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS WISCONSIN WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WISWAP) (866) HEATWIS (432-8947) homeenergyplus.wi.gov

IN-HOME MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/LICENSED MEDICAL  PRACTITIONERS Only licensed agencies are allowed to provide medical services, including but not limited to medication management; medical social services; licensed medical staff; and occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Agencies may be certified to invoice Medicare, Medicaid, or long-term

care insurance. Contact the agency for services and billing information. Some may offer respite care in your home. Check the Palliative Care category in the Health section too.

HEARTLAND HOME HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (866) 216-5708 heartlandhomehealth.com

HOMECARE ADVANTAGE, INC. (920) 437-0496 thehomecareadvantage.com

PRN HOME HEALTH & THERAPY (920) 830-9911 nursesprnhomecare.com

ST. PAUL ELDER SERVICES, INC.

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6187 stpaulelders.org With our partner RecoverHealth, we offer in-home skilled nursing care and therapy services.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – NEENAH (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org

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54 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

A LESSON FROM THE SILENT GENERATION:

Senior is a STATE OF MIND BY SHAWN DUNNING We can see society dismiss the senior population as they endure the incredible social, personal, and financial tolls of aging. However, I then find myself turning to the silent generation for their opinions, as their wisdom is scarce on Google. They are children born before 1942, expected to be seen and not heard. I gain wisdom talking with these seniors, and their lessons and teachings are inspiring. Patricia Ann, 82, survived breast cancer, a stroke, and is the owner of a colostomy bag. She raised five children while helping her husband grow their family business. For JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

years, her mobility was confined to a walker. We talked a year ago, and she said that she felt like she was disappearing. Since she is no longer able to attend social functions, see friends, and her children are out of the house, her days are filled with reading, TV, box food, and doctor appointments. Yesterday, I saw her walking around without her walker. I was shocked and asked her what had changed? “My mind,” she said. I asked how she did it, and she said she “willed herself to walking.” She began counting her steps, as her grandkids do, but without the technology. She

uses soup cans for weights as she did as a girl. Her motto: aging is not for sissies. Though habits are often hard to change, it can be done, one step at a time. ​ Patricia’s comment about feeling like she was disappearing had haunted me, so I asked other seniors if they felt the same. Many had to come to terms with a new way of life after retirement, while others never found purpose and let aging take their souls. Those that discovered newfound liberty grew their social circles with volunteering, spiritual communities, and learning experiences.


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 55 Terry, 80, volunteers 12 hours a week at the hospital and at his church. Jack, 92, believes climbing on his tractor is a great daily goal. Bev, 75, says her purpose is to “see her family every week without being a burden.” She drives every day to keep her skills sharp. Isolation and lack of purpose will age a person faster than time. Medical technology is changing rapidly, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on modern medicine. Jeff, over 60, has had back problems since he was 15, mainly muscle spasms. The symptoms started getting worse, and he developed leg cramps. He would often wake from the pain late at night. Jeff went to get an MRI and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. He found a clinic and had a minimally invasive device implanted into his spine. As a result, he’s back doing the things he loves: playing music, working, and taking care of his farm. People who are their own health advocates can have a better quality of life. ​ Seize the privilege of growing older and finally put yourself in the center of your life.

Shawn Dunning, Advanced Pain Management, emerging Boomer.

IN-HOME NONMEDICAL ASSISTANCE Listings offer a variety of nonmedical care and assistance in one’s residence. Examples include: • Chore Care—typically light housekeeping, laundry, gardening, home repair, meal preparation, and shopping. • Companion Care—typically companionship for a patient, allowing the caregiver to run errands, perform chores, sleep, or enjoy a break.  • Personal Care—typically aid for individuals experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Services include bathing, grooming, meals, walking, dressing, and using the restroom. 

HOME CARE ASSISTANCE (920) 966-6276 homecareassistancefoxcities.com

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – APPLETON/OSHKOSH (920) 997-0118 homeinstead.com/appleton

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – GREEN BAY/ STURGEON BAY (920) 965-1600 homeinstead.com/greenbay

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – SHEBOYGAN/ MANITOWOC (920) 803-0188 homeinstead.com/sheboygan

SECOND SET OF HANDS, LLC (920) 602-0258 secondsetofhandsllc.com

ST. PAUL AT HOME

316 E. 14th St., Kaukauna 54130 (920) 766-6188 stpaulelders.org This programs offers a wide range of supportive services so that individuals can stay independent and living in their own home for as long as possible. Services include Meals on Wheels, transportation assistance, emergency response systems, and personal care assistance.

TIMESAVERS, INC. (920) 437-0496 thehomecareadvantage.com

VISITING ANGELS

3311 Packerland Dr., Ste. A-18 De Pere 54115 (920) 366-5402 sschroeder@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

VISITING ANGELS – APPLETON (920) 944-8000 visitingangels.com/appleton/home

VISITING ANGELS – FOND DU LAC (920) 375-5555 visitingangels.com/fdl/home

VISITING ANGELS - OSHKOSH (920) 312-7000 visitingangels.com/oshkosh/home

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56 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME NEW LONDON MEALS Outagamie County ADRC (920) 832-5178

OSHKOSH FAMILY INC., MEALS ON WHEELS

Don’t Move.

MoDify.

• Stair lifts as little as $3,700! • Ramp access to your vehicle or home • Lift chairs • Bathroom safety aids and more! Ask about a private in-home consultation.

Homebound Oshkosh only (920) 651-3316

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM Outagamie County ADRC (920) 832-5178

RICO’S OUTREACH MEALS ON WHEELS Rico’s Family Restaurant - Freedom (920) 766-2908

VALLEY VNA MEALS ON WHEELS Homebound in Neenah and Menasha only (920) 727-5555   

WINNEBAGO COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Call (920) 926-5277 or visit our showroom at 307 Camelot Drive Fond du Lac.

(920) 725-2791 or (800) 922-7760

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

agnesianhealthshoppe.com

Suppliers listed typically sell, rent, or loan a range of home medical equipment and supplies. Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

101 MOBILITY KAUKAUNA MEALS ON WHEELS

(920) 738-7000 appleton.101mobility.com

Green Bay area (920) 448-4300

Kaukauna, Little Chute, Kimberly, Combined Locks St. Paul Elder Services (920) 766-6020, x212

AGNESIAN HEALTH SHOPPE

HOME DELIVERED MEALS – CALUMET COUNTY

MOBILE MEALS – FOND DU LAC

MEAL DELIVERY HOMEBOUND MEALS

Calumet County ADRC (920) 849-1451 or (920) 989-2700 x4301 JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Fond du Lac ADRC (920) 929-3113

CPAP Supplies & Equipment 307 Camelot Dr., Fond du Lac 54935 (920) 926-5277 agnesianhealthshoppe.com The Agnesian Health Shoppe features home medical and respiratory equipment, including


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 57 THEDACARE AT HOME (920) 969-0990 thedacare.org

RESPITE CARE

CPAP, BiPAP, and supplies. On-site respiratory therapists are available to assist with all respiratory and sleeping needs. CPAP specialists can help replace worn masks, tubing, and filters for a better and healthier night’s sleep. A reorder supply program is available where CPAP/BiPAP supplies can be mailed directly to homes.

AGNESIAN HEALTH SHOPPE

Home Oxygen Services 307 Camelot Dr., Fond du Lac 54935 (920) 926-5277 agnesianhealthshoppe.com An extensive home oxygen product selection gives patients a choice for their lifestyle and comfort, with equipment designed for each individual’s home oxygen needs. Certified oxygen technicians provide individualized care plans and teach individuals how to use their equipment, offering services such as: ongoing consultation, personal follow-up on patient compliance and needs, and assistance with respiratory equipment when traveling. Products include: oxygen concentrators, portable lightweight cylinders, and portable oxygen concentrators and home-fill systems.

BILL-RAY HOME MOBILITY/ FRIENDLY BEDS (920) 915-8433 friendlybeds.com

CAPTEL® CAPTIONED TELEPHONE

CapTel, Inc. 4351 W. College Ave., Ste. 200, Appleton 54914 (920) 702-1904 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

LOAN CLOSET MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Fond du Lac County Health Department (920) 929-3085

Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care is to relieve unpaid, primary caregivers whose patients requires constant supervision and cannot be left alone due to mental or physical problems. This care can be provided at an Adult Day Center, in your own residence, or at a facility.

THE GARDENS OF FOUNTAIN WAY

1050 Fountain Way, Menasha 54952 (920) 993-9980 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Gardens of Fountain Way is located in the beautiful Lake Park Villas

Get Out. In Budget.

MOBILITY STORE

Scooters, Wheelchairs, Mobility Chairs, and Accessories 3720 N. 124th St., Wauwatosa 53222 (414) 988-5333 gma@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The Mobility Store, a program of IndependenceFirst, refurbishes wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment and redistributes to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at up to 70 percent below retail prices.

Milwaukee Area 414-988-5333

Madison Area 608-243-1785

The Mobility Store is a program of IndependenceFirst, a nonprofit that serves the aging and disabled population of Wisconsin.

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58 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME development and offers stylishly decorated private rooms, all with a full private bath, refrigerator, and microwave. Residents and families can enjoy a scenic and tranquil experience outside with the gazebo, walking paths, water fountains, and ponds.

GARDENVIEW ASSISTED LIVING

1712 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 733-4305 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com GardenView Assisted Living offers a homelike atmosphere with private bedrooms that are within easy access of the dining room, den, and living room. All bedrooms have half

or full baths. Residents and families can enjoy a lush, formal garden and patio outside.

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER

1700 Midway Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 739-0111 higginsc@oakridgegardens.com oakridgegardens.com Oakridge Gardens offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care in a newly modernized building. Oakridge Gardens is committed to being responsive to the needs of residents and to being the best option for a continuum of care in the Fox Valley.

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ADVERTISER INDEX Agnesian Health Shoppe Aspire Senior Living Assisted Living By Hillcrest Aurora Health Care Bella Vista Bellevue Retirement CapTel, Inc. Care Wisconsin The Estate Planning Group, LLC The Gardens of Fountain Way, LLC GardenView, Inc. GT Mobility & Services, LLC JULY–DECEMBER 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

56 41 45, 59 3, 37 49 49 11 4, 15 23 21, 38 21, 38 33

Island Shores Lakeshore Manor Mobility Store Oak Park Place Oakridge Gardens OneLegacy Advisors St. Paul Elder Services, Inc. The Salvation Army Thrift Store Tundraland Home Improvements Unity Hospice Woodside Senior Communities

49 40, 49 57 47, 50, 60 2, 21, 38 25 17 29 6-7, 52 21 46


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When life offers the gift of time...

how will you spend it? Some days, even the smallest task can be a struggle. That’s when a helping hand will make all the difference. The community of friends at Oak Park Place comes with Independence When You Want It, Assistance When You Need It. So bumps in the road don’t become road blocks. We’ll help you every step of the way. Offering a continuum of care for seniors: › Assisted Living › Memory Care Call 920-702-0000 or email

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Journey of Aging - Northeast WI July-December 2018  

Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...

Journey of Aging - Northeast WI July-December 2018  

Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...