Dementia Friendly Community Week

April 1st - 5th

All events are held at the Winona Friendship Center (251 Main St.).

Monday, April 1st
2-5 PM: Community booths and Embodied Labs dementia virtual reality experience

3:10 PM: Proclamation from Mayor Mark Peterson

3:30 PM: Performance from the Forget Me Notes Chorus

Tuesday, April 2nd
11 AM - 12 PM: Lunch & Learn with Doug McGill

Doug McGill returns this year to share how his mother continues to thrive despite her dementia diagnosis and lack of verbal communication.

Wednesday, April 3rd
1-3 PM: Movie showing of “Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch”

Thursday, April 4th
11 AM - 12 PM: REACH Panel

REACH is the acronym for “Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health in the Community.” Join a panel of local experts to discuss REACH, which is a health initiative designed to help Alzheimer’s caregivers through social support, care management and assistance, improvement of self-care and educational information.

Friday, April 5th

12-1 PM: Lunch and Learn with Governor Marty Schreiber

Former Wisconsin Governor, Marty Schreiber, will discuss his book about his wife, Elaine, and his role as her primary caregiver.

The Winona Public Library is sponsoring a community read of his book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver. We are honored to have Governor Schreiber come to our Winona community.

The event is free; registration is encouraged. To register, call the Friendship Center at 507-454-5212.