Care Partners of Cook County June HappeningsJun 08, 2023 09:14AM ● By Editor
Here’s the scoop on June news and events from Care Partners…
Lunch & Learn – Burial: You Have Choices, No Bones About It – Wednesday, June 14, noon-1pm
We know how difficult it can be to consider passing away or losing someone we love…and it can be even harder to face the decision of how to be laid to rest or to lay a loved one to rest. Burial? Cremation? Or something else? You may be surprised at the increasing number of options for final resting places that reflect our unique beliefs and values. Representatives from traditional and non-traditional burial sources will share their resources and answer questions during this event. This class is led by the Cook County End of Life Doulas. Light lunch will be provided. Click here for information and online registration.
Memory Café – Thursday, June 15
A Memory Café is a free, casual gathering where people with memory loss and the family or friends who care for them can come together in a safe, supportive, relaxed environment. Guests share conversations over a cup of coffee and games, crafts, music or other simple activities. Memory Cafés are not a form of respite care. Instead, they offer a place where both caregiver and care recipient can enjoy one another’s company and interact with others who share similar experiences. The Cook County Memory Café meets at The Hub the third Thursday of each month from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Death Café – Thursday, June 22
A Death Café isn’t a place, but an event in which people are invited to express their thoughts, dreams, questions and concerns about death and dying. Paradoxically, sharing about death often inspires participants to embrace a more meaningful life. The Death Café meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30pm in person at The Hub…or you can join via Zoom! (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83441187791) The Death Café is hosted by Cook County End of Life Doulas Pat Campanaro, Nancy Larson, Margy Nelson, Suzanne Sherman, and Jean Skeels.
AAAA Caregiver Conference - Wednesday, June 28, 9:30am – 4:00pm (doors open at 9am)
Care Partners of Cook County and Cook County Higher Education are pleased to be selected as a satellite host team for the regional Arrowhead Caregiver Conference, “A Positive Approach to Caring,” presented by the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) on Wednesday, June 28 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The event will be simulcast from Fond Du Lac to three regional locations throughout the Northland, including Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais. Doors will open at 9am. Whether you are a professional or family caregiver, this free conference is designed to leave you feeling renewed, refreshed, and recharged! Keynote speaker Melanie Bunn, a certified mentor in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Dementia Care, will help us learn about the value of humor in staying healthy, and why humor is essential for healthy caregiving. Our site will also participate in two breakout sessions - “Life Balance for People With Dementia” led by Char Johnson and “The Importance of Social Connections” with Mimi Stender. Lunch will be provided at the satellite locations, and a virtual-only option is also available. Please register by June 21. (This event will take the place of our June Lunch & Learn.) Register here.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s, September 9 at Grand Portage or September 23, 2:30pm at The Hub in Grand Marais
Save the date! This year there will be two opportunities to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Cook County! More information about the Grand Portage walk will be available soon! Care Partners and The Hub are sponsoring a Grand Marais Team and there are several ways you can take part. You can register as a team member and walk with us on September 23rd in memory or honor of a loved one with dementia, as an advocate for a dementia-friendly community, or to show your support for a dementia-free world. If you'd like, you can also set a personal fundraising goal, and encourage your friends and family to help you reach your target. Or, help our Team meet our fundraising goal of $2,000 and make a financial gift to the Alzheimer's Association through our Team page. To register as a team member or to make a donation, visit our team page: http://act.alz.org/goto/grandmarais.
As always, feel free to contact us with questions or for more info about any of the above!
Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Care Partners of Cook County