Tribal Dementia Care Specialist Report for September
Rosalie Gokee-Tribal Dementia Care Specialist
(715) 558-7944 Office or (715) 699-0800 Cell
September has been a busy month! I am so proud of the Strong Bodies Strength Training and Dementia Education participants as they complete eight weeks of class on September 29th! Physical activity supports brain health. Participants have noticed an increase in strength and mobility, gained knowledge about dementia illness, and made time to socialize. We have a great Instructor, Kim Clark from the UW Extension FoodWise Program, who is extending the class for another four weeks at participants request. This class will be offered again next year for anyone that wants to participate.
Socialization reduces risk factors for dementia. With that in mind we have a team here at the Elder Center that is busy planning for bingo, which is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Watch for the flyer that will be coming out soon! Covid precautions will be in place – masks required, and hand sanitizer provided.
Memory Screens are a great way to check your brain health! A Memory Screen takes about 15 minutes of your time. The screen is a simple way to check your brain health just like getting your blood pressure checked or sugar levels. Contact me to schedule a free Memory Screen.
Free Virtual Programs:
Book Club: Thursdays, October 21, October 28, and November 4, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Call Rose (715) 558-7944 to register. We will be reading the book “My Two Elaines”. This book club is open to caregivers, professionals, or anyone wanting to learn and discuss dementia for the purpose of building dementia friendly communities. The book will be provided prior to the start of the club.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class: Mondays, September 13th – October 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Call (877) 485-2372 to register. This workshop is for people who are taking care of a family member or friend designed to support the family caregiver and improve his or her well-being.