Introductory education program
For family members caring for
persons with dementia
Effective Communication Strategies and Dementia
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and
receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body
language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in
their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to
connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has
Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by
someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and
communicate at each stage of the disease.
Presented by: Bonnie Beam-Stratz/Community Outreach Coordinator
Church Health Services
115 N. Center St.
Beaver Dam, WI
Date and Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Registration: Please call 800.272.3900 to register.
Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160
Milwaukee, WI 53214
800.272.3900 | 24/7 Helpline
Hablamos Español, 414.431.8811
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?? It is our last meeting of Friendship Club for this season this coming Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm.
This is our Annual Talent Night, so all of our members come with a story to share, a medal or trophy they won, a song or something they made…to share with everyone! They also each bring their favorite Ice Cream Topping to build their own “Summer Sundae” treat to enjoy until we see each other again next Fall. (Ice Cream is provided).
Friendship Club is a ministry with people who have disabilities…either physical or cognitive. It is a time of song, prayer, a Bible story, games, crafts and fun! Everyone is welcome to join us! We meet monthly from September through May. You will find this group can brighten your whole week!!!
The purpose of the Friendship program is to nurture the spiritual growth of people with intellectual and physical disabilities in the context of personal and meaningful relationships. Here’s how it works:
Sessions often start in a large group with singing, sharing, and prayer.
Next, a Bible lesson is shared. This usually includes group participation, often in drama format.
This is followed by one-on-one time, where mentors and friends meet to discuss the Bible lesson and pray together. Often this time includes activities related to the Bible study.
Finally, the group gathers again for social time and a closing prayer or song.
We meet at 401 Stone Street on the third Monday of every month during the school year. JOIN US!!!