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Memory Cafes getting back to normal thanks to support from the community

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 […]

Nelson fund distributes extra $1 million when need is high

Twenty-three nonprofits throughout northeastern Wisconsin got a boost at a time it was most needed from an extra $1 million in grants awarded from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. The additional grants, recommended at a special virtual meeting of the fund’s Advisory […]

New book shares caregivers’ stories

A Not So Lonely Journey is a new resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, thanks to the Aline Zerrenner Dementia-Friendly Fund within the Community Foundation. After Aline Zerrenner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, her husband Walt began caring for her on a nearly full-time basis. But finding resources for help, or even insight, […]

Kiwanis Club benefits from charitable giving plan

Members of Kiwanis provide cookies at “Light Up the Night” (pre-COVID), in conjunction with last year’s annual Appleton Christmas Parade in Appleton. By Jeffrey Walters treasurer, Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club As a donor and treasurer of Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club’s two funds, I’m grateful for the administrative help and investment base provided by the Community […]