|We all recognize the huge impacts facing Wisconsin because of the need for caregivers so people with disabilities and aging adults can live and participate in their communities. November is National Family Caregiver Month, and BPDD is a proud member of the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance, which hosted a kick-off event at the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Governor’s Conference Room. There were several family caregivers who spoke about their experience as caregivers.
Some ideas on how to get involved during Family Caregivers Month:
On Saturday, August 4, Community Alternatives sent more than 15 of its agency’s biggest Packer fans to Green Bay; to celebrate with Packer Fans from all over the world, at this year’s Packer Family Fun Night!!
Community Alternatives’ Green Bay Packer Fans, pride the Team in being the only non-profit, community-owned professional sports team among the NFL. Both non-profit groups are true examples of what it means to be a Community.
Some Participants were surprised with the opportunity to attend Packer Family Night just hours before departure, and their reactions were PRICELESS! One avid Fan responded, ‘Yes! I want to see the Packers! I am going to see Aaron Rodgers!’ Other Participants prepared by purchasing new Packer apparel, and even creating Packer Fandom inspired art work in anticipation of the event. One Participant asked if he would be able to see the players, and he later shared that, ‘He had the best seat in the stadium!’ Another Participant shared that he and his brother had once been to a game, in ‘82.
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.’-Vince Lombardi
Thank you to The exceptional Team Members who assisted with this year’s Packer Family Fun Night. Community Alternatives is truly grateful for the ability to provide these individuals with such monumental opportunities and experiences.
Additional gratitude goes out to the Green Bay Packers for their hospitality and the accommodations provided to our group this weekend.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. -Vince Lombardi
Community Alternatives was honored to take part in the Legal Country Drags hosted by Doc’s Harley Davidson held at the Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna on Sunday, July 8th 2018. Proceeds from the day’s event will be donated to Community Alternatives. As you can see all in attendance had an absolute blast! Special thanks to Doc’s Harley Davidson for hosting the event. Heartfelt thanks also go out to the following Team Members, Anna, Sam, Hiliary and David for assisting with the event.
Take our short survey: HERE
We need as many people with disabilities and their families to tell us how transportation (or a lack of transportation) effects your life.
Can you get where you need or want to go on your schedule? Do you rely on family members, public transportation, or other options to get to your job and other places in the community? Answers to these and other questions will help us inform policy makers and work on ways to improve transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and their families.
The deadline to take the survey is July 30th, 2018. Please take the survey, and ask with your family, friends, and others who are interested in improving transportation for older adults and people with disabilities to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018SurvivalCoalitionTransportationSurvey