To Help Family Caregivers Thrive
The mission of the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County is to identify, recognize, support and enhance the role of those affected by care-giving through community outreach, education, peer support and shared resources in order to help family caregivers thrive.
The Coalition consists of family caregivers, and individuals and organization members who share a common goal to support family caregivers. The Coalition promotes appreciation of family caregivers and provides education and outreach through three key programs (Download History):
- Caregivers Connect
- Caregiving Counts
- Care for Caregivers
Summary of Coalition Initiatives
- Identify family caregivers in Sheboygan County
- Assess the needs of family caregivers Download Assessment
- Provide community resource information
- Provide a variety of education and outreach activities
A Resource for Family Caregivers, is a quarterly newsletter produced by the coalition. The goal of the newsletter is to promote the coalition, educate caregivers, share information about future events and to provide a forum for caregivers and organization members. Please contact Jane Jensen, UW-Extension Sheboygan County/Family Living at 920-459-5900 with questions or complete a Newsletter Submission form to submit an article on-line.
2019 Caregivers Connect:
Meet with other family caregivers in an informal, social environment to learn practical tips on a variety of topics that will assist you to better meet the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual challenges of caregiving. All events are held at the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 650 Forest Avenue, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085. Call (920) 467-4100 for more information or to register. All events are free. Download 2019 Schedule.
2019 Carefree Cafe
The 2016 family caregiver assessment revealed that many caregivers grieve the loss of being able to participate in social activities with their care recipient and their extended families. The Carefree Cafe initiative is an effort to meet this need. This event is a social event for caregivers, care recipients and friends and family.
This years' event will be held at M & T's Gibbsville Orchard, N3322 State Highway 32, Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Join us for wagon rides, picnic dinner, music, and apple picking for caregivers, family & friends, and the loved one for whom they provide care.
To register: Mail check for $7.00 (individual) or $20.00 (family/friends up to 4) to: Aging & Disability Resource Center, 650 Forest Avenue, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085. Call Lisa Hurley: 920-467-4100, with questions. Registration is required and is due by September 10, 2019. Download registration form.
2019 Annual Retreat for Family Caregivers
2019 annual retreat for family caregivers will being at the Elkhart Lake Public Boat Launch in Elkhart Lake on Thursday, August 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, with a picnic lunch at the Sheboygan Marsh to end, provided compliments of Plymouth Care Center.
For more information contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at (920) 467-4100. Cost is $10 per person (make check payable to: ADRC Sheboygan County) 650 Forest Ave., Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085, Contact Lisa Hurley (920-467-4079) with questions RSVP no later than Friday, August 16, 2019
This special day is made possible by the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County as part of a mission to support and value family caregivers. Partner organizations for this event are the Aging & Disability Resource Center and Plymouth Care Center. Download Registration Form.
|For Caregiver Members||For Organization Members|
|Quick Guide||Steering Committee|
|Caregivers Connect||Organization Members|
|Caregiving Counts - Family||Caregiving Counts - Organization|
|Care for Caregivers||New Organization Invitation|