St. Paul Elder Services and Dementia Awareness Work Group to host a free dementia safety workshop

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (March 21, 2024) — St. Paul Elder Services (SPES), a community dedicated to enriching the life experience of the individuals it serves, in collaboration with the Dementia Awareness Work Group (D.A.W.G.), announces a free safety workshop for caregivers of people living with dementia. The workshop, featuring insights from Sergeant Carrie Peters of the Appleton Police Department, will take place on March 27, 2024, from 3:30-5 p.m. at SPES’ Memory Care Resource Center, 221 East 13th Street in Kaukauna (map). 

The goal of the workshop is to share effective techniques for increasing at-home safety for people living with dementia and the people who care for them. Topics will include information on frequent crimes, police dementia response and silver alerts. Attendees will have the opportunity to enroll in the Purple Tube Project, a free service that assists families in developing a safety plan for their family member with memory loss and placing it in the home so that it can be accessed by emergency responders in a crisis. 

“One of the most difficult parts of being a care partner for someone with dementia is the what-ifs. Care partners worry about potential emergencies and how their loved one will respond and be treated,” explained Becky Reichelt, executive vice president at SPES. “Attending this workshop will alleviate some of those fears by helping them prepare for potential emergencies and fully understand the resources that are available.”

Registration for this workshop is required; please call 920-766-6186 to register to attend.

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