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Bus service is available to the ADRC through Waukesha Metro transit.

Address: 514 Riverview Avenue,
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: 262-548-7848
Toll 1-866-677-ADRC
Free: 1-866-677-2372
Fax 262-896-8273
Email: adrc@waukeshacounty.gov

For information outside of regular business hours please call IMPACT 2-1-1 by dialing: 211 or toll free 1-866-211-3380.

 

Dementia Friendly Elmbrook


Mission

Dementia Friendly Elmbrook is a purposeful effort, led by a coalition of residents, businesses, city and village leaders, pastors, and service providers in the city of Brookfield, town of Brookfield and village of Elm Grove, to create a community that accepts, understands, supports and engages persons with dementia, their families and caregivers.

It involves: educating the public about dementia and how to positively interact with individuals with dementia, providing training to businesses and service providers, providing public screening events for early detection of dementia, and building a response system that can safely and effectively work through crisis situations a person living with dementia and their caregivers/families may experience everyday. 

  

Components of a Dementia Friendly Community

  • Dementia Awareness Presentation
    • Multiple presentations have been offered in the Elmbrook community for various civic and social organizations
  • Dementia Friendly Business Training
    • Business trainings have been provided for the businesses listed below
  • Early Detection
    • Community Memory Screen Events held annually at the Brookfield Public Library
  • Dementia Caregiver Support Groups
  • Engagement activities for Individuals with Dementia and the Caregivers/Families
    • Wild Plum Memory Café at Brookfield and Elm Grove Libraries
  • Dementia Crisis Training for First Responders
    • Some Elmbrook area Police, Fire and Paramedics have attended Crisis Intervention Team training provided through the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with NAMI of Waukesha County.
    • Additional training specific to being dementia capable is being discussed
  • Dementia Education in the Schools
    • The State of Wisconsin DPI has an established curriculum on dementia that schools can elect to teach as a part of the health classes in middle and high school
  • Dementia Resources
    • In Waukesha County, individuals with dementia, their caregivers and families can contact the ADRC at (262)548-7848 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900

 

Dementia Friendly Community Presentations

If your organization would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of types of dementia, as well as how to help those with dementia, we offer a free one-hour presentation for interested residents, businesses or organizations. 

Dementia Friendly Business Training

 A growing number of businesses and organizations including: banks, stores, shops, restaurants, churches, etc. are training their employees to become dementia friendly by learning how to recognize signs and symptoms of dementia; communicating with individuals with dementia and working through possible challenging situations. Employees will learn about services, programs and resources available in their community and how to create a dementia friendly business environment. Those businesses that train the majority of their employees will be awarded a Purple Angel decal to display in their windows so people with dementia & their caregivers can be confident they will be conducting business in a dementia friendly environment. 

Dementia Friendly Coalition

The dementia coalition consists of community members, business owners and operators, care providers, caregivers, and people living with dementia. The coalition meets quarterly while work groups meet on a more frequent basis. The current work groups include: marketing, community education, and the forum event. 

Coalition Members/Business Partners

Angela Willms, Brookfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Care

Donna Yellen, Five Star Senior Living

Debbie Bayee, Auberge, Brookfield

Nancy Shea, Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus

Tom Hlavacek

Harlan Mueller

Steve Ponto, Mayor, City of Brookfield

Mary Smith, Waukesha County ADRC

Jennifer Harders, Waukesha County ADRC

Jayne Ziehm, Vesta Memory Care

Kathy Schultz, Caring Transitions

Cindy Naumczik, City of Brookfield Police

April Zwaschka, Brookdale, Brookfield

Cathy Tuttrup, Brookfield Public Library

Kristin Cantillon, Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus

Contact

For more information about Dementia Friendly Elmbrook, or to become a member of the coalition, please contact:
Nancy Shea

dementiafriendlyelmbrook@gmail.com

(262) 617-7152


Dementia Friendly Elmbrook Brochure