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Century Ridge Assisted Living...

because there are still jokes to tell Our Century Ridge community is busting with pride for our new remodeling program. Come visit – we know you will love it!

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Aurora Cancer Care Team A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, let our team help you each step of the way. Oncologists

Zahid N. Dar, MD

Margery A. Howard, MD

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Nurse Navigators

Tracy Bliske, RN, CBCN

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Sandy Jameson, RN, OCN

Radiation Oncologist

Nurse Practitioners

Michael Hsie, MD

Elisa Lambie, RN, APNP

Dietician

Social Worker

Laurelyn Harper, MS, RD, CD

Jessica Bosovic, MSW

Jennifer Hart, APNP

Aurora Cancer Care Locations 210 Wisconsin American Drive Fond du Lac, WI 54937 920-907-7187

855 N Westhaven Drive Oshkosh, WI 54904 920-456-7870

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Care Wisconsin’s 2019 Medicare Dual Advantage Plan is a 5 Out of 5 Star Plan* If you live here in this area and have both Medicare and Medicaid, you may qualify for Medicare Dual Advantage -a Special Needs Plan with $0 deductibles and $0 premiums. Medicare Dual Advantage has you covered! Medicare Benefits

Special Extras to Take Care of You

Hospital Stays (Part A)

Over-the-Counter Catalog with hundreds of items!

Doctor Visits (Part B)

Up to $150/year for eyeglasses, lenses, or contacts

Prescription Drugs (Part D)

A Personal Emergency Device with fall detection

To learn more about Care Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage: Visit www.carewisc.org Call toll-free 1-800-963-0035 (TTY WI Relay 711) Ask to speak with Jeff Dekker, your local licensed Medicare Product Advisor. *Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Care Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage is a HMO Special Needs Plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Enrollment depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefit, and co-payments may apply. We comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. If you need help in another language, please let us know. Call 1-800-963-0035 (TTY WI Relay 711) for more information. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, los servicios de asistencia de idiomas están disponibles sin cargo, llame al 1-800-963-0035 (TTY: 711). CEEB TOOM: Yog koj hais lus Hmoob, kev pab rau lwm yam lus muaj rau koj dawb xwb. Hu 1-800-963-0035 (TTY:711).

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JOURNEY OF AGING is a semiannual publication of Towns & Associates, Inc. 20,000 free copies are distributed throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Personal copies are $5 to cover shipping and handling.

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PO Box 174 Baraboo, WI 53913-0174 P (608) 356-8757 • F (608) 356-8875

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A Different Take on Shredding

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Thompson Center on Lourdes

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editor-in-chief & director of sales Amy S. Johnson

sales representative Terri Groves publication designer Barbara Wilson senior copy editor Kyle Jacobson copy editor Krystle Naab graphic designers Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Linda Walker

HEALTH 26 Pain and Relationships Exploring Your Medicare Options

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

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Memory Loss–Creating a Plan B

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administration & support Cathy Bacon, Debora Knutson contributing writers Advanced Pain Management, Greg Bell, Paula Gibson, Karen Hitchcock, Jean Long Manteufel photographs Advanced Pain Management, TCoL

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Abuse & Neglect

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Advocacy Groups & Support

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Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

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Caregiver Information

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Disability Resources

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Health Plans & Assistance

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Managed Care Providers

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Nonprofit Organizations

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AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 7 ABUSE & NEGLECT Under Wisconsin statutes, elder abuse and neglect includes physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse/ assault. See Wisconsin Elder Adults-atRisk Help Lines below or call 911. Visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/aps/index.htm.

WISCONSIN ELDER ADULTS-AT-RISK HELP LINES: BROWN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

ADVOCACY GROUPS & SUPPORT Support for or on behalf of someone for a particular cause, issue, or policy.

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

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU)

Daytime: (920) 448-6000 After Hours: (920) 436-8888

(800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

CALUMET COUNTY HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG)

Daytime: (920) 849-1400 Weekend: (920) 849-9317

(800) 488-2596 cwagwisconsin.org

ELDER ABUSE TASK FORCE – FOND DU LAC ADRC

DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES FOND DU LAC

(920) 929-3466

(920) 929-3521

ELDER OR ADULT-AT-RISK REPORTING – WINNEBAGO COUNTY

ELDER RIGHTS PROJECT INTAKE HOTLINE

(877) 886-2372

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

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

(844) 614-5468 Legal Action of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Office (920) 233-6521 Elder Rights Project

OPTIONS & SOLUTIONS PROGRAM – VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org Do you wonder what help is available in your home? Options & Solutions is a

free program. Our nurse will visit you in your home to discuss information and services available in the community to help your individual situation.

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 (ADRCs) 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, homedelivered meal programs, Medicare, Medicaid, social security, caregiver supports, benefit specialists and respite information. Below are the ADRCs in your area by county.

ADRC OF BROWN COUNTY (920) 448-4300 adrcofbrowncounty.org

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

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

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8 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone (920) 540-0704 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 Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and longterm care supports and services they need.

CURATIVE CONNECTIONS ADRC OF FOND DU LAC COUNTY

VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT

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

(855) 260-3274 caregiver.va.gov

ADRC OF OUTAGAMIE COUNTY (920) 832-5178 youradrcresource.org

WISCONSIN CAREGIVER ACADEMY AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY

ADRC OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY

(920) 465-2642 uwgb.edu/outreach/wicare

(877) 886-2372 co.winnebago.wi.us/adrc

CAREGIVER INFORMATION A caregiver is an individual who provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or long-term conditions. Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find support assistance in your residence.

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

RESPITE CARE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

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

DISABILITY RESOURCES See also Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in this section.

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) 593-3535 curativeconnections.org

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

EASTER SEALS DISABILITY HELP LINE OF OUTAGAMIE COUNTY (920) 832-0344 eastersealswisconsin.com

LAKELAND CARE, INC.

2985 S. Ridge Rd., Green Bay 54304 (920) 425-3900 info@lakelandcareinc.com lakelandcareinc.com Lakeland Care offers care management services to help eligible elders and adults with disabilities live independently at home or in their community through the Family Care Program. Family Care eligibility is determined by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

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


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 HEALTH PLANS & ASSISTANCE 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 Care Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the healthcare and longterm care supports and services they need.

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (800) 236-8517

HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE healthcare.gov

while improving the affordability of care.

quality

and

2985 S. Ridge Rd., Green Bay 54304 (920) 425-3900 info@lakelandcareinc.com lakelandcareinc.com Lakeland Care offers care management services to help eligible elders and adults with disabilities live independently at home or in their community through the Family Care Program. Family Care eligibility is determined by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

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

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

MANAGED CARE PROVIDERS CARE WISCONSIN

LAKELAND CARE, INC.

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

LAKELAND CARE, INC.

2985 S. Ridge Rd., Green Bay 54304 (920) 425-3900 info@lakelandcareinc.com lakelandcareinc.com Lakeland Care offers care management services to help eligible elders and adults with disabilities live independently at home or in their community through the Family Care Program. Family Care eligibility is determined by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

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

ROBIN WITH HEALTHPARTNERS

1331 North Rd. #300, Green Bay 54313 (920) 328-1662 or (833) 256-7046 healthpartners.com/robin/medicare Robin brings predictability, high-quality care delivery, navigational simplicity, and local manner. Together, the trusted healthcare delivery from Bellin and ThedaCare and the top-rated health plan expertise from HealthPartners. Delivers value and a great experience

Your local Family Care option for personal care and support

Some of the services we manage with you include: • Care Management • Personal Care • Residential Care

• Medical Supplies & Equipment • Outpatient Mental Health • In-Home Supportive Care

For more information about the Family Care Program, contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

www.lakelandcareinc.com

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10 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES CALUMET COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (920) 849-1452

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans

FOND DU LAC COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES (920) 929-3117 dva.state.wi.us/cvso.asp

FOX VALLEY VETERANS COUNCIL (920) 358-0662 foxvalleyveteranscouncil.org

GREEN BAY VET CENTER (920) 435-5650 vetcenter.va.gov

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE

SENIOR CENTERS

OSHKOSH CITY SENIOR CENTER (920) 232-5300

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.

PULASKI SENIOR CENTER

BERLIN SENIOR CENTER

(920) 863-8097

(920) 361-5422

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

GOOD SHEPHERD SENIOR CENTER – SEYMOUR (920) 833-6434

GREEN LAKE SENIOR CENTER (920) 294-3082

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

OMRO-WINNEBAGO COMMUNITY CENTER (920) 685-0380 JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

(920) 822-8100

RIPON SENIOR CENTER (920) 748-6225

SENIOR CENTER – DENMARK/ BROWN COUNTY VILLAGE OF KIMBERLY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (920) 687-9021

WAUPUN SENIOR CENTER (920) 324-7930

(920) 832-5697 facebook.com/Outagamie CountyVeteranService

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS benefits.va.gov/benefits

VETERAN SERVICES – FOND DU LAC (920) 929-3117

VETERANS AFFAIRS REGIONAL OFFICE (800) 827-1000

VETERANS MENTOR GROUP – APPLETON veteransmentorgroup.org

VETERANS OUTREACH & RECOVERY – GREEN BAY

VETERAN SERVICES

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

AMERICAN LEGION – DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN

WINNEBAGO COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

wilegion.org

BROWN COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (920) 448-4450

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

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (WDVA) (800) 947-8387 dva.state.wi.us


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12 Caregiver & Family Programs 12 Dementia Friendly 13 Programs for Individuals with Dementia Issues

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

14 Support Systems & Local Resources

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CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS AGE-U-CATE TRAINING INSTITUTE

2980 Ruby Ridge Ct., Suamico 54313 (920) 737-1015 Beth@ageucate.com ageucate.com Beth Propp is a compassionate healthcare professional with decades of experience as a registered nurse, family caregiver, patient advocate, and educator. She has become a Certified Master Trainer for AGE-u-cate Training Institute, where she enjoys helping others find empathy and compassion for those suffering from dementia. Compassionate Touch®, Dementia Live®, and AGE-u-cate’s other programs have

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helped Beth become a more sensitive care partner, boosting her ability to create connections and moments of clarity for the community she serves. Beth is available for staff training or speaking for your event.

ALZHEIMER FAMILY AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM (AFCSP) (920) 906-4792

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION GREATER WISCONSIN CHAPTER (920) 469-2110 alz.org/gwwi

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

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DEMENTIA FRIENDLY FOND DU LAC

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 | 13 FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT (920) 225-1711 foxvalleymemoryproject.org

PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA ISSUES FOX VALLEY MEMORY PROJECT

1800 Appleton Rd., Menasha 54952 (920) 225-1711 foxvalleymemoryproject.org Like us on Facebook 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.

They probably weren’t thinking about home health care fifty years ago. At Interim, we were already providing it. Since 1966, Interim HealthCare has helped families care for their loved ones with a wide range of in-home services, all provided with the highest levels of professionalism and compassion. And, as an industry leader for over 50 years, we offer a level of stability, security, and experience unavailable anywhere else.

PROVIDING HOME CARE NATIONWIDE FOR OVER 50 YEARS

www.interimhealthcare.com/andlocalcitynamehere (920) 944-8945 | www.interimhealthcare.com/foxcities 954-000-0000 ©2018 Interim HealthCare Inc. Each office is independently owned and operated. Photo: wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Brandon_Family.jpg, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Did she forget to take her pills? Should she be living alone? Is she safe? INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF THE FOX CITIES

Worried about a loved one due to memory loss? Join us soon for a cup of coffee, a caring conversation, and a personalized visit of our memory care home.

1244 Appleton Rd., Ste. D Menasha 54952 (920) 944-8945 mmccarter@interimhealthcare.com interimhealthcare.com/foxcities Every person’s dementia journey is different. Interims HealthCare’s approach is tailored to each stage of brain change using GEMS® dementia classification model, so we can meet your loved one where they are and adjust activities based on their specific challenges.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org We are dedicated to providing individualized, compassionate memory care. Our Assisted Living and In-Home Care staff are specially trained in dementia care. Offering specific programs such as Lyrics & Laughter™, Namaste, and other dementia specific programs.

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

SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – GREATER WISCONSIN CHAPTER (920) 469-2110 alz.org/gwwi JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

Call 920-312-0260 for a tour! 2220 Brookview Ct, Oshkosh • azuramemory.com

AZURA MEMORY CARE

2220 Brookview Ct., Oshkosh 54904 (920) 284-6742 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Known as the Dementia Care Experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their Team to understand what is dementia and how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care and engage them to continue living a high quality of life.

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.


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END OF LIFE 16 Do-Not-Resuscitate Bracelets 16 Funeral & Cremation Services 16 Hospice Care 16 Hospice Inpatient Facilities

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FOX CITIES FUNERAL & CREMATION (920) 966-9000

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.

KONRAD-BEHLMAN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS (DNR) INFO

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

(608) 266-1568 dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm

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

(920) 231-1510 konrad-behlman.com

HOSPICE CARE

(collaborating with the home health agencies/medical care), at most hospitals (collaborating with your hospital team), at most nursing homes, and at an inpatient hospice facility.

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

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

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

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER (920) 739-0111 oakridgegardens.com

ST. PAUL HOSPICE SERVICES (920) 766-6180 stpaulelders.org

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

UNITY HOSPICE (920) 338-1111 unityhospice.org

HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES THEDACARE HOSPICE (920) 969-0919 thedacare.org

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19 Advance Healthcare Directives 19 Emergency Preparedness 19 Estate Planning

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A Different Take on SHREDDING BY JEAN LONG MANTEUFEL Do you have a handy little shredder at home? Those pint-sized shredders are perfect for your weekly shredding. Of course, it’s not always easy to keep up on, and sometimes we amass stacks of papers we tell ourselves we’ll get to later. Then when our loved ones come over, we spend that time cleaning up and getting things in order rather than enjoying the time with conversation and maybe a cocktail or two. Let’s see if we can simplify things. First off, credit card offers and outdated medical sheets you get on every doctor visit…yeah, you can shred those. And any receipts or banking deposit slips JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

you’ve checked against your credit card or bank statement can be shredded as well (assuming they’re not needed for tax purposes or warranties). With all the threats to identity theft, you’ll want to be sure to shred anything with your name, address, birthdate, signature, or identifiable account or social security information on it. Now you’ve caught up and are staying ahead of that mountain of stuff that comes through your door, but why not make it easier on yourself. For bills, consider electronic payments or utilize “bill pay” through your bank or credit union—they’ll even help you set it up.

It’s great for regular bills, like insurance, water, electric, mortgage, cable, phone, newspaper, and church donations. I have a billing account at my financial institution, and with just one deposit a month, all those regular bills are taken care of. Not only does it save me work, but it’s more secure because my account information doesn’t go out on checks. The bonus is that it’s all done automatically. My payments are never late, and I don’t need stamps. Maybe your son or daughter helps you pay your bills, and has even recommended switching to bill pay. Hear them out. It’s controlling to not


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 19 make the change because the only time they come over to see you is when you need help paying your bills. Who’s to say they wouldn’t otherwise come over just as often? Then you can spend those two hours together doing something you both enjoy. If you haven’t been keeping up on shredding, you might be sitting on half a century’s worth of paperwork. That poor little shredder wasn’t designed for this, just as your garbage can wasn’t designed to be a landfill. In addition, it’s simply a waste of your time. And if you’re someone who has sat for an hour shredding only to find the box is still three-quarters full and you’ve three more boxes to go, I’m talking to you. Many financial institutions have a free shredding day. Call and ask, then drop off your paper mountain and forget about it. If you can’t haul it, consider a shredding company. For a minimum of $50, you can get through 10 boxes in 10 minutes. You’re saving time for your family and yourself. It’s certainly worth the investment today to get the most out of tomorrow.

Jean Long Manteufel is the senior move manager and CEO of Long’s Senior Transitions in Appleton. She can be reached at (920) 734-3260 or Jean@TransitionsWithJean.com. Jean’s book, Transitions: Stories of How to Help Mom and Dad with Their Stuff, can be found at TransitionsWithJean.com.

ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES

FUNERAL PREPLANNING

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.

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

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, CORP (920) 250-7221 onelegacyadvisors.com

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

ESTATE PLANNING See also the Legal category in the General section for additional information.

THE ESTATE PLANNING GROUP (920) 558-9300 theestateplanninggroup.com

HOOPER LAW OFFICE, LLC (920) 944-6653 hooperlawoffice.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


22 Animal Services 22 Arts & Culture 23 Driver Safety 23 Education 23 Employment 23 Household Item Donations 23 Legal 24 Moving Services/Specialists 24 Recreation 24 Shopping & Specialty Retail 24 Transportation 25 Travel & Tours 25 Volunteer Opportunities

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Thompson Center on LOURDES BY GREG BELL For decades the Thompson Senior Center in downtown Appleton provided a welcome service to the area’s aging adult population until a rather sudden closing in early spring 2016. It was heartbreaking for a significant portion of Fox Cities seniors, who were left in the lurch without the place that had become so much a part of their lives. Fortunately, a small group of concerned citizens realized the vacuum closing the senior

center would create and immediately launched an effort to relocate. By April 2016, nearly all activities were reinstated at the new Thompson Center on Lourdes (TCoL), hosted in a former elementary school on the St. Bernadette Parish Center campus. TCoL agreed on a five-year renewable lease that allowed for the new senior center to plan for the future as they recruited

an advisory board of directors, hired staff, and everything else they’d need for long-term success. The new 501(c) (3) nonprofit certification was granted in May 2018. Fundraising has been very successful through a very generous group of individuals, foundations, and corporations. We can now report that TCoL has over 2,000 patrons that use the venue annually, JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


22 | GENERAL 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

and that number continues to grow. In a collaboration initiative with St. Paul Elder Services, TCoL launched operation Thompson Community Services in July 2018, an outreach program designed to deliver a social serving ministry to seniors vulnerable to the hardships associated with aging and potential difficulties of living independently in private homes. The mission is dedicated to aiding in the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of our older adult population. Staff and volunteers share their passion for the mission and will be providing a comfortable, educational, social, and recreational environment that strives to empower and enrich the lives of community elders while enhancing their personal growth.

community need: giving older adults a place where they have the freedom to express ideas, share stories, and explore their creativity. It’s also a place that helps keep our elders from falling into isolation and depression. We are here as a home away from home to help lift their spirits so they can enjoy life to the fullest. True that in Wisconsin it’s not uncommon for people to come together and do great things, but when people come together to build community, it’s always a good story to tell. Photographs provided by TCoL.

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

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 Greg Bell is board vice president of TCoL.

The story of TCoL is good people and good ideas merging to repurpose unused spaces to provide a real

(920) 929-7080 fdlpl.org

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

THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS (920) 921-5410 thelmaarts.org

WAUPUN FINE ARTS THOMPSON CENTER ON LOURDES 2331 E. Lourdes Drive Appleton, WI 54915 (920) 939-3088 thetcol.org JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

(920) 346-5891 waupunfinearts.org

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


GENERAL | 23 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 These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs for aging adults.

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

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.

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 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 paid training to become a nursing assistant and offer a Practical Nursing Program to our current CNAs. Be a part of our mission to serve and honor veterans!

EMPLOYMENT Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

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

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS 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

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (WISE)

LEGAL

(608) 242-4897 dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise /employment.htm

DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICES – FOND DU LAC

WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME–KING

HOOPER LAW OFFICE, LLC

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 nursing and many other career opportunities. Come be a part of our mission to serve and honor veterans!

(920) 929-3521

(920) 944-6653 hooperlawoffice.com

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

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, LLC (920) 624-4220 onelegacyadvisors.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


24 | GENERAL MOVING SERVICES/ SPECIALISTS CARING TRANSITIONS (920) 569-0084 caringtransitionsgreenbay.com

RECREATION FOX WEST YMCA (920) 757-9820 ymcafoxcities.org

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

HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA (920) 830-5700 ymcafoxcities.org

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

MENASHA YMCA

PACKERS PRO SHOP

(920) 729-9622 ymcafoxcities.org

(920) 569-7510 packersproshop.com

MID VALLEE GOLF COURSE

VOECKS’ FOX VALLEY COIN & DIAMONDS ETC.

(920) 532-6644 midvallee.com

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

(920) 731-5451 foxvcoin.com

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

TITLETOWN (920) 569-7505 titletown.com

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL BARGAINS GALORE THRIFT STORE – WAUPUN

TRANSPORTATION Listings below include nonemergency transportation. Check with carrier. Check the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for transportation options as well.

(920) 324-8677 bargainsgalorethriftstore.com

CABULANCE – OSHKOSH

FISHY’S BAKERY / CANDYMAN ON PIONEER

CITY CAB – OSHKOSH

(920) 923-4321 fishysbakery.com

(920) 426-3900 Nonemergency

(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

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

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

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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

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

(920) 526-3271 wadehouse.org

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

HOLIDAY INN – FOND DU LAC

ADVOCAP

HISTORIC WADE HOUSE

(920) 923-1440 wiscohotels.com

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM

320 S. Walnut St., Appleton 54911 (920) 968-2414 monica.pomasl@outagamie.org outagamie.org Outagamie County is looking for meal site volunteers to pack meals, set tables, serve meals, and assist with cleanup. Nutrition Program meal sites are located in Hortonville, Kaukauna, Oneida Heights (Appleton), Seymour, and the Thompson Center on Lourdes. Join this rewarding opportunity. Volunteers needed midday.

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

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


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HEALTH 28 Chiropractic Care 28 Chronic Conditions & Support 30 Clinics & Medical Centers - Specialty 30 Dental Care 30 Eye Care/Low Vision 30 Fitness & Sports 30 Foot Care 31 Healthcare 31 Hearing/Audiology 31 Insurance 31 Mental Health Services 33 Nutrition/Food Programs 33 Palliative Care 33 Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation 34 Prescription Drug Assistance 34 Speech Therapy 34 Spiritual Health & Well-Being 34 Substance Abuse & Addictions

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PAIN AND Relationships BY ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

Test after test, doctor after doctor, and still no relief. Those with chronic pain know the cycle well. This seemingly never-ending search for relief from chronic pain can breed frustration, anger, and even outright depression. It can also strain one of the most important things in life: relationships. But, just like with every other aspect of pain, it’s all a matter of finding the right treatment.

Relationship Stressors According to Advanced Pain Management licensed psychologist Mary Papandria, “Oftentimes, the pain patient becomes fixated on their pain. That’s all they talk about, think about, focus on. Their world becomes smaller and smaller … [and] they have little time or attention for other people in their lives.” As a result, their loved ones can feel neglected and unimportant.

According to a Journal of Pain review, as pain sufferers become more isolated from those they love, and more psychosocially impaired in general, spouses can become less satisfied and begin to view their marriage as maladjusted.

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28 | HEALTH National Academies puts it, “Family members find that … they must take on new roles (as caregiver and morale booster) and greater responsibilities in the family (e.g., grocery shopping, chores, errands), [and] the burden on them increases.”

tend to view treatments as not being effective and see their pain as worse.” Their negative emotional state could also lead them to focus too heavily on their pain, causing them to take notice of every twinge and spasm, and making them think treatments aren’t helping.

These extra responsibilities, oftentimes incredibly overwhelming, can create a sense of resentment toward the pain sufferer, like he or she is using their pain as an excuse. And the individual in pain can often feel like a burden on their partner.

Since pain, emotions, and relationships are inextricably linked, to effectively treat one aspect you have to treat them all. That’s where a multimodal approach comes in.

“Furthermore,” says Papandria, “who the pain patient was before the pain may have disappeared. They aren’t themselves anymore, and the spouse may feel that they don’t know them anymore.”

The Effects of Relationship Discord All of these factors can create tension, frustration, and anger as well as consequences beyond a relationship. For instance, husbands of patients with chronic pain, compared to those married to women without pain, report loneliness, high stress levels, low activity levels, and fatigue in addition to a decline in marital satisfaction. But more than that, relationship turmoil can have an impact on pain levels and the effectiveness of treatment. In a study from the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy, one year after completing a pain program, those with nonsupportive families relied more on pain medications and reported having more pain sites, while those with supportive families had less pain intensity and greater activity levels. Papandria says the negative emotions, depression, and anxiety that oftentimes accompany pain and strained relationships can “all result in a worsened perception of pain, increased disability, and lessened benefits from treatment. … People tend to be pessimistic. They focus on what’s wrong versus what’s right. As a result, they JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

A Multimodal Solution

Treating the pain sooner rather than later through pain clinics, which now offer so many nonopioid treatments, helps to improve pain and emotions. “If patients have better pain control, then they are going to be less depressed/ anxious and less apt to isolate,” says Papandria. “They will also be less focused on the pain and will have the energy and attention to attend to other things and people.” And by addressing emotional issues and strained relationships, individuals can achieve better treatment outcomes while simultaneously learning how to communicate their fears and needs, how to identify harmful thought patterns, how to set achievable goals, and how to cope with the changing roles that pain has brought to their lives. Through treatment, the fulfilling life that has seemed so elusive may once again be within reach. Photograph provided Pain Management.

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

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

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.

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

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION diabetes.org


HEALTH | 29 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (800) 242-8721 heart.org

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) apdaparkinson.org/community

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Wisconsin Office

DON’T LET PAIN

SLOW YOU DOWN Are you experiencing back, neck or joint pain? If so, the single best thing you can do is don’t wait! Convenient Locations | Available Appointments

Beaver Dam | Dodgeville | Fort Atkinson | Prairie du Sac | Madison Relieve Pain. Restore Function. Renew Hope.

Call: 888-901-7246

(414) 321-3933 arthritis.org/wisconsin

CARE WISCONSIN

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

DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP www.apmhealth.com

Aurora Health Care (920) 907-7000

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Hearing is a vital component of communicating.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (920) 929-3114

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

At Avada Hearing Care Centers, our mission is to improve the hearing life of every patient with integrity, caring and professionalism.

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. JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

Early detection of hearing loss is the key to a successful outcome!

TEST YOUR EARS AT 60 YEARS!

Call today to schedule a FREE hearing assessment.*

avada.com

30 convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Call (888) 314-8802 to locate your nearest office. Mention code AGXQ-9 when calling

*See office for details. Information within this offer may vary or be subject to change. CFR#4F+C

DENTAL CARE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (800) 621-8099

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

FOOT CARE VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org We provide foot care clinics at various locations throughout each month. The Foot Care clinic services include: foot exam by an RN, foot soak, massage, callus reduction, toenail file and trim.


HEALTH | 31 HEALTHCARE AURORA CANCER CARE

855 N. Westhaven Dr., Oshkosh 54904 (920) 456-7870 aurora.org You deserve the best possible cancer care. With a team to help you every step of the way, no matter how complex your cancer may be, you’ll find everything you need at Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin’s largest oncology program.

HEARING/AUDIOLOGY AFFORDABLE AUDIOLOGY & HEARING SERVICE (920) 232-4752 Oshkosh (920) 926-3328 Fond du Lac affordableaudiology.com

AVADA HEARING CARE CENTERS

(888) 314-8802 avada.com Avada’s mission is to serve the hearing impaired with integrity, professionalism, and superior technology to help people address hearing loss. After building a foundation of trust, our hearing care professionals recommend solutions aimed at improving communications with friends and family.

THE CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER HEARING

(888) 314-8802 campaignforbetterhearing.us The Campaign for Better Hearing aims to help everyone 60+ address their hearing care needs through a free hearing assessment. We have participating providers across the United States, including in Wisconsin. Remember to “Test Your Ears at 60 Years.”

NATIONAL HEARING AID HOTLINE

ThedaCare and the top-rated health plan expertise from HealthPartners. Delivers value and a great experience while improving the quality and affordability of care.

(800) 521-5247

INSURANCE

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

CARE WISCONSIN

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

ROBIN WITH HEALTHPARTNERS

1331 North Rd. #300, Green Bay 54313 (920) 328-1662 or (833) 256-7046 healthpartners.com/robin/medicare Robin brings predictability, high-quality care delivery, navigational simplicity, and local manner. Together, the trusted healthcare delivery from Bellin and

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.

Robin Medicare. The sign of a healthy Wisconsin

A Medicare plan option that takes you under its wing has arrived. Through Robin Medicare, caregivers and insurance coverage work as one to do what’s best for the good people of Wisconsin. Visit healthpartners.com/discoverrobin to enroll today.

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

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

Or call

Local 920-328-1662 Toll Free 1-833-256-7046

A Medicare plan option by

HealthPartners is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners depends on contract renewal. Other providers are available in our network. We take calls October 1 to March 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., CT, seven days a week. April 1 to September 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday. H4882_113162_C IR 08/2018

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Exploring Your MEDICARE OPTIONS BY KAREN HITCHCOCK

Most Americans know something about Medicare. To the younger segment of our population, the idea of Medicare may seem abstract—it’s something politicians and newspeople constantly debate, and it’s a deduction on their paychecks. But for those who are getting older, Medicare is a very real part of our long-term health insurance planning. For that reason, it’s important to know what type of plans are available and which is best for you. Medicare is a federal health insurance plan available to people 65+, and there are special-needs plans available to younger individuals with disabilities. To find the answers to your questions, first go to the source—medicare.gov JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

—run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There you can learn more about Medicare, sign up for email alerts, and shop the Plan Finder.

automatically include a prescription drug benefit (Part D). On the medicare.gov website, follow links to find out how you can add Part D coverage to your existing plan.

Once you become eligible for Medicare, you can enroll in the federal plan, which is also referred to as Original Medicare. Original Medicare most often includes both hospital stays (Part A) and routine office visits (Part B). Depending on your financial situation, you may have a monthly premium for these insurance benefits. In many cases, the government will deduct the premium co-payment from your social security or other government income. If it’s not deducted there, you may receive a bill in the mail. Original Medicare does not

Original Medicare isn’t the only way to receive benefits. There are private companies that have contracts with the government to provide Parts A, B, and D benefits directly to eligible recipients. Although each company is unique in what they offer, the advantage to choosing a company over Original Medicare may be the extra or supplemental benefits offered above the basic package. These extras may include exercise programs and gym memberships or dental, hearing, and eyewear benefits.


HEALTH | 33 The Plan Finder helps you search for plans available in your area and how they rank in terms of quality. When reviewing options, think about what benefits may be important to you and don’t hesitate to ask questions—you have the right and should fully understand the benefits and, more importantly, costs you might incur as a plan member. Again, many insurance plans—including Medicare—involve a monthly premium payment and potential co-payments for doctor visits, laboratory work, and medications. If you’re a senior or adult with a disability and are on a fixed or very low income, you may qualify for a type of plan that has little to no premium payments or co-payments. These plans are called Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans and are available to people who qualify for full Medicaid and Medicare benefits. While the best place to start is medicare.gov, also ask family and friends for recommendations based upon their experiences. And, again, ask questions to find the best fit for you. Your plan should match your health and financial needs. Fall is a great time to learn more—you’ll see a lot of commercials and ads for Medicare plans. Know your options and your rights to be ahead of the curve. Happy plan finding!

Karen Hitchcock serves as vice president of member experience of Care Wisconsin, a managed care organization that offers government-funded programs to adults with disabilities and seniors with special needs.

NUTRITION/FOOD PROGRAMS Check also Aging & Caregiver Resources and 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

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM

320 S. Walnut St., Appleton 54911 (920) 968-2414 monica.pomasl@outagamie.org outagamie.org Outagamie County is looking for meal site volunteers to pack meals, set tables, serve meals, and assist with cleanup. Nutrition Program meal sites are located in Hortonville, Kaukauna, Oneida Heights (Appleton), Seymour, and the Thompson Center on Lourdes. Join this rewarding opportunity. Volunteers needed midday.

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.

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER (920) 739-0111 oakridgegardens.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION CENTURY RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE

535 E. Calumet St., Chilton 53014 (262) 993-7319 krista.mccook@mosaicmgt.com centuryridge.com Physical, occupational, and speech therapy offered in a residential assistedliving setting. A perfect opportunity to “try-out” assisted living after a subacute or post-hospital event. Contact us for a full list of services, rates, and availability.

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

OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER (920) 739-0111 oakridgegardens.com

ST. PAUL CENTER OF REHABILITATION (920) 766-6020 stpaulelders.org

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES/WOODSIDE REHABILITATION CENTER

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 services options, including a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, outpatient therapy services,

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34 | HEALTH memory care, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and independent senior living apartments.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE SENIORCARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE

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

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY CHURCH (ASSEMBLIES OF GOD)

Fond du Lac Benefit Specialist (920) 929-3521

(920) 922-3990 celebrationassembly.org

SENIORCARE RX WISCONSIN PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL

(800) 657-2038 dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare

SPEECH THERAPY OAKRIDGE GARDENS REHABILITATION & MEMORY CENTER (920) 739-0111 oakridgegardens.com

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(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

JACKIE NITSCHKE CENTER (920) 435-2093 jackienitschkecenter.com

NOVA COUNSELING SERVICES (920) 231-0143 novaoshkosh.com

SAMHSA (SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION) NATIONAL HELPLINE 800-662-HELP (4357) samhsa.gov Free, 24hr/365day, information service in English and Spanish.

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


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36 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE

Memory LOSS CREATING A PLAN B BY PAULA GIBSON

Once your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, Plan A is typically to keep them in their home for as long as possible. However, there may come a time when those walls won’t support their quality of life any more. Unfortunately, those with dementia do not recognize the need JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

for assistance. This is why families need to formulate a Plan B for where their loved one might live when their home situation is no longer a good fit. The first step in the Plan B creation is to ensure that the person with memory loss has healthcare and financial power

of attorney (POA) paperwork. This paperwork should name a primary and a secondary person that will assist in making decisions for the person who cannot make their own. The paperwork does not take effect until two physicians or a physician and a psychologist medically determine the person to be incompetent or


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 37 • The person with dementia is no longer safe at home. A test could be setting off the fire alarm in the home. If your loved one doesn’t respond appropriately, they shouldn’t be living alone. • Family is unable to provide the necessary level of care. If caregivers become short with a person or if helping the loved one could harm them or the caregiver, it’s time to seek assistance. • The current level of need is too great for family or it’s too difficult to manage others to do it. If your loved one needs 24/7 care, they need reliable people to be there all day, every day, without excuse, absence, or delay. • Emergency and crisis situations have arisen. Your loved one falls, a caregiver is ill, or worse. Sixty-three percent of caregivers pass before the person they’re caring for. Sadly, the last item is the most common reason why a Plan B is enacted. Most families wait until a health crisis occurs to create a Plan B, and then wait until another crisis or myriad of concerns happen before enacting it.

unable to make medical decisions for themselves. If the POA paperwork is not in place, it may result in a court proceeding to establish guardianship, which can be costly and take valuable time. The POA individuals should be involved in creating the Plan B and visit memory care homes that could assist a loved one now and in the future. In doing this, you ensure that if something happens to your loved one or their main care provider, Plan B is in place. Moving is hard, which can lead to it being pushed off. But if the following signs appear, it’s time to implement Plan B.

Plan A is optimal, but when the walls can’t hug or keep your loved one safe, it’s time to realize that the memories can come with them. The main thing is to ensure that your loved one is safe, supported, and smiling, and that can happen when Plan B is in place.

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 (920) 430-8500 assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com

ALLOUEZ PARKSIDE VILLAGE #2 (920) 432-3322 assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com

AZURA MEMORY CARE

2220 Brookview Ct., Oshkosh 54904 (920) 284-6742 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Known as the Dementia Care Experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their Team to understand what is dementia and how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care and engage them to continue living a high quality of life.

BRILLION WEST HAVEN (920) 756-9100 assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com

Paula Gibson is the regional director of communications and engagement at Azura Memory Care.

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – APPLETON (920) 939-2020 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – HORTONVILLE (920) 779-3221 carepartners-countryterrace.com

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38 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – LITTLE CHUTE (920) 788-7033 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – WINNECONNE (920) 582-4662 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS MEMORY CARE – APPLETON (920) 903-8325 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS MEMORY CARE – HORTONVILLE (920) 779-3221 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CENTURY RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE

535 E. Calumet St., Chilton 53014 (262) 993-7319 krista.mccook@mosaicmgt.com centuryridge.com Reimagined, sensory-inspired interiors are designed for those with memory loss. Our carefully planned therapeutic program is one of purpose and meaning to keep residents active and inspired. This unique approach attracts families

from Calumet, Fond du Lac, and Appleton. Come visit.

FRONTIDA OF KIMBERLY – MEMORY CARE

24-hour care in a safe, homelike environment. Meals, housekeeping, and activities designed specifically for residents with memory conditions make a comforting structured routine.

(920) 788-2300 frontidacare.com

OAK PARK PLACE MENASHA

LAKESHORE MANOR (920) 486-4518 seniorlifestyle.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

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.

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

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES/ WOODSIDE VILLA

Take a tour. We will listen. Let’s enjoy a cup of coffee together. Call 262.993.7319 today. 533 East Calumet Street l Chilton l centuryridge.com A MOSAIC MANAGEMENT GROUP COMMUNITY

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1044 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay 54304 (920) 405-3250 jpeters@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and services options, including memory care, assisted living, skilled nursing care, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, outpatient therapy services, and independent senior living apartments.

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


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 39 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

ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). 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.

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – APPLETON

CARRINGTON ASSISTED LIVING – GREEN BAY

(920) 939-2020 carepartners-countryterrace.com

(920) 469-2606 carringtonal.com

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – HORTONVILLE

CENTURY RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE

(920) 779-3221 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – LITTLE CHUTE (920) 788-7033 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS ASSISTED LIVING – WINNECONNE (920) 582-4662 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS MEMORY CARE – APPLETON (920) 903-8325 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CARE PARTNERS MEMORY CARE – HORTONVILLE (920) 779-3221 carepartners-countryterrace.com

CAROLINA ASSISTED LIVING – APPLETON

535 E. Calumet St., Chilton 53014 (262) 993-7319 krista.mccook@mosaicmgt.com centuryridge.com It’s easy to embrace the future with optimism at Century Ridge. Our Reimagined Community offers all the bells and whistles for a fulfilling lifestyle. Enjoy life your way—while staff provide personalized assistance in the privacy of your lovely new apartment.

COOPERLEAF VILLAGE OF RIPON (920) 896-0440 cooperleafcare.com

COUNTRY TERRACE ASSISTED LIVING – APPLETON (920) 830-3285 carepartners-countryterrace.com

FRONTIDA OF KIMBERLY – SPECIALIZED CARE (920) 687-9330 frontidacare.com

(920) 738-0118 carolinaal.com

ADELAIDE PLACE (920) 933-6304 frontidacare.com

ALLOUEZ PARKSIDE VILLAGE (920) 430-8500 assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com

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

BELLA VISTA (920) 267-6642 seniorlifestyle.com

BRILLION WEST HAVEN (920) 756-9100 assistedlivingbyhillcrest.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


40 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE When life offers the gift of time...

how will you spend it? Oak Park Place is designed with you in mind. It combines the comforts of home with the excitement of events right outside your apartment door. You decide the perfect balance for your lifestyle!

monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry. Each apartment has a lockable entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. RCACs are not recommended for those with Alzheimer’srelated dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.

AGE WELL OF GREEN BAY (920) 468-9174 pathwaytoliving.com

Independence When You Want It, Assistance When You Need It.

APPLETON RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Oak Park Place Menasha | 920-702-0000

(920) 954-9990 appletonretirement.com

2205 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952 menashasales@oakparkplace.com

BELLEVUE RETIREMENT

Oak Park Place Green Bay | 920-301-4200

(920) 280-0446 seniorlifestyle.com

421 Erie Road, Green Bay, WI 54311 greenbaysales@oakparkplace.com

LEARN MORE! Visit oakparkplace.com.

LIBERTY HOUSE (920) 922-5445 frontidacare.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.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – SAPPHIRE, EMERALD, CORAL AND AMBER COURTS

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org We are dedicated to providing individualized, compassionate care. Our 24-hour, assisted-living care team gets to know each resident, providing the best in senior care. Our community is comfortable and safe, allowing each resident to live life to the fullest.

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OAK PARK PLACE GREEN BAY

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES/ WOODSIDE MANOR

1060 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay 54304 (920) 499-7560 ladamczak@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and services options, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, outpatient therapy services, and independent senior living apartments.

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

ASSISTED LIVING - RCAC Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC). 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

421 Erie Rd., Green Bay 54311 (920) 301-4200 greenbaysales@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 24-hour 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 24-hour care is provided along with meals, housekeeping services, and a full complement of activities.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – ALEXANDRITE MANOR

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org Independent Plus Apartment Living includes up to 28 hours of personal assistance per week. Because each


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INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS & COMMUNITIES 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.

HALLMARK PLACE – KIMBERLY (920) 687-9441 hallmarkplace.net

ISLAND SHORES (920) 280-0160 seniorlifestyle.com

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

OSHKOSH/WINNEBAGO COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Some Independent Living apartments/ communities accept financial assistance through the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program. For more information, please see Subsidized Housing category in this section.

(920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

APPLETON RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

SEYMOUR SENIOR VILLAGE

(920) 954-9990 appletonretirement.com

BELLA VISTA (920) 267-6642 seniorlifestyle.com

BRILLION TOWNHOMES

PARKSIDE APARTMENTS – PULASKI (920) 822-4653

730 Bronson Rd., Seymour 54165 (877) 377-1434 rentals@capmail.org capservices.org/rentals Where seniors 55+ enjoy comfortable, affordable independent living. Featuring cottage-style apartments with attached garage, washer, and dryer. Lawn mowing and snow plowing in-

cluded! Income restrictions apply. Equal housing opportunity. Wheelchair accessible. CAP Services is an equal opportunity employer/provider.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE – ALEXANDRITE MANOR

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org Apartment living gives you the freedom to live comfortably without the burden of maintaining a household. Opportunities for daily exercise, coffee hours, or educational programs abound. Know you have a continuum of care available when you need assistance.

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES/ WOODSIDE OAKS

1031 Anderson Dr., Green Bay 54304 (920) 499-7533 ladamczak@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and services options, including independent senior living apartments, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, a state-of-theart rehabilitation center, and outpatient therapy services.

230 Achievement Dr., Brillion 54110 (877) 377-1434 rentals@capmail.org capservices.org/rentals Where seniors 55+ enjoy comfortable, affordable independent living. Featuring cottage-style apartments with attached garage, washer, and dryer. Lawn mowing and snow plowing included! Income restrictions apply. Equal housing opportunity. Wheelchair accessible. CAP Services is an equal opportunity employer/provider.

COURTYARD SENIOR APARTMENTS – GRAND CHUTE (920) 731-8853 oakbrookcommunities.com/grand -chute/courtyard-grand-chute

GREENFIELD MANOR – LITTLE CHUTE (920) 687-0600 greenfieldmanorwi.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


42 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE FOX VIEW MANOR – OMRO (920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

MARIAN MANOR – OSHKOSH (920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

RAULF PLACE – OSHKOSH (920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS – WINNECONNE

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

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, nursing, and memory care which enhances quality of life. WVH-King is set along the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’Lakes.

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES/WOODSIDE LUTHERAN HOME

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 services options, including JULY–DECEMBER 2019 JOURNEY OF AGING

skilled nursing care, a state-of-theart rehabilitation center, outpatient therapy services, assisted living, memory care, and independent senior living apartments.

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING SUBSIDIZED–Apartments/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

COURT TOWER – OSHKOSH (920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

(920) 424-1450 ohawcha.org

ROUND HOUSE MANOR (920) 766-2233 rhf.org

WOODSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITIES/ WOODSIDE HAVEN

2480 Bay Area Pl., Green Bay 54304 (920) 490-0129 lkabat@woodsidelh.org woodsideseniorcommunities.org As a full continuum of care community, Woodside provides a wide spectrum of housing and services options, including independent senior living apartments, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, a state-of-theart rehabilitation center, and outpatient therapy services.


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME 44 Adult Day Centers 44 Assistive Technology 44 Care Managers 44 Emergency Response Systems 44 Home Modification 44 In-Home Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practitioners 45 In-Home Nonmedical Assistance 45 Meal Delivery 46 Medical Equipment & Supplies 46 Respite Care JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


44 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME 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

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

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 (920) 540-0704 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 (844) 411-3862 TTY psc.wi.gov/pages/programs/tepp.aspx

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

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

CARE MANAGERS

SAFE LIVING TECHNOLOGIES/ VRI CONNECT

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.

(262) 780-0848 or (800) 860-4230

CARE WISCONSIN

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

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

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

SAFETYCHOICE BY COMFORT KEEPERS (920) 922-1779 or (800) 788-1078

HOME MODIFICATION HME HOME MEDICAL (800) 236-2619 hmehomemedical.com

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

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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. Chris Moylan works within your community to help anybody who needs this phone gain access to the program. Chris Moylan, 920-540-0704 chris.moylan@oeius.org

920-540-0704 CapTel.com REQUIREMENTS: Hearing Loss, High Speed Internet, Dial-tone No-Cost Phone with valid third-party certification is subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply. FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No cost is passed on to the CapTel user for using the service. CapTel captioning service is intended exclusively for individuals with hearing loss. CapTel® is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc. (v3.5 7-18)

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

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

INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF THE FOX CITIES

1244 Appleton Rd., Ste. D Menasha 54952 (920) 944-8945 mmccarter@interimhealthcare.com interimhealthcare.com/foxcities Care you can trust! For over 50 years, Interim HealthCare has been a leader in home care, providing patients with trusted, experienced caregivers. From medication reminders to personal care and assistance with doctor appointments, our services are available 24/7.

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

TIMESAVERS, INC.

VALLEY VNA SENIOR CARE

1535 Lyon Dr., Neenah 54956 (920) 727-5555 valleyvna.org Our in-home caregivers are compassionate and professional who come to your house to help you with day-today activities. Services can vary from dressing, bathing, and bathroom help to homemaking and fun and engaging life-enrichment activities.

VISITING ANGELS (920) 312-7000 visitingangels.com

MEAL DELIVERY HOME DELIVERED MEALS – CALUMET COUNTY Calumet County ADRC (920) 849-1451 or (920) 989-2700 x4301

(920) 437-0496 thehomecareadvantage.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


46 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME HOMEBOUND MEALS Green Bay area (920) 448-4300

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

MOBILE MEALS – FOND DU LAC Fond du Lac ADRC (920) 929-3113

OSHKOSH FAMILY INC., MEALS ON WHEELS Homebound Oshkosh only (920) 651-3316

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

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

WINNEBAGO COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM (920) 725-2791 or (800) 922-7760

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

CAPTEL® CAPTIONED TELEPHONE

CapTel, Inc.® (920) 540-0704 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.

HME HOME MEDICAL (800) 236-2619 hmehomemedical.com

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

RESPITE CARE Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care is to relieve unpaid, primary caregivers whose patients require 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.

AZURA MEMORY CARE

2220 Brookview Ct., Oshkosh 54904 (920) 284-6742 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Known as the Dementia Care Experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their team to understand what is dementia and how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care and engage them to continue living a high quality of life.

CENTURY RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE

535 E. Calumet St., Chilton 53014 (262) 993-7319 krista.mccook@mosaicmgt.com centuryridge.com A perfect opportunity to “try-out” assisted living, a home-away-fromhome for Mom while on family vacation, or respite care post-hospital stay. Our beautiful community offers a worryfree and fulfilling experience–call us for availability.

INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF THE FOX CITIES

1244 Appleton Rd., Ste. D Menasha 54952 (920) 944-8945 mmccarter@interimhealthcare.com interimhealthcare.com/foxcities At Interim HealthCare, we understand the physical, mental, and emotional demands of being a family caregiver. Giving so much of yourself can be overwhelming at times. That’s why we provide short-term care that gives respite to family caregivers.

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

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