Imagine your loved one actively engaging in singing, games, activities, conversation, and creative fun, like this recent outing to a Timber Rattlers game. Local Memory Cafés provide an innovative form of social engagement for people living with dementia, cognitive decline, or other memory loss. By Harper Smith, Program Manager, Fox Valley Memory Project Fox Valley […]
When you come to our office, you will now see a purple angel sticker on our front door. This means our employees have been trained to warmly welcome and offer extra help to visitors experiencing memory loss, confusion or other symptoms associated with dementia. This week, 16 Community Foundation employees participated in the the Purple Angel […]
Nearly 600 people gathered in the grand ballroom of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel April 19 to honor volunteers in eight award categories at the Celebrating Our Volunteers gala. Here are some of the highlights of the things they heard. Leah Witthuhn, Youth Volunteer honoree, on her nonprofit Music Mission: “To be able to have […]
Since May, I’ve hosted 18 Community Conversations on behalf of your Community Foundation that have aired on the nonprofit radio station 91.1 The Avenue and appear on its website.
The Community Foundation used the occasion of its annual fall celebration of giving on Nov. 19 to shine the spotlight on a compelling initiative growing right here in our community, the Fox Valley Memory Project. (view full program)
Some people wonder what my husband, John, and I mean when we say that “we are all living with dementia.” We use this statement to indicate that nearly all persons in our community—regardless of age—know at least one individual who is experiencing the progressive memory loss and mental confusion that comes with Alzheimer’s disease or […]