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Posted on: June 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Dementia Friendly Week Events

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As part of Dementia Friendly Week, the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of St. Croix County is co-hosting and sharing local events to raise awareness about dementia.  

June 7 - CLIMB Theatre Presents “Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia”

  • Wednesday, June 7
  • 6:15 pm 
  • Hudson United Methodist Church - 1401 Laurel Ave. Hudson, WI
  • Registration Required

June 8  - CLIMB Theatre Presents “Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia”

  • Thursday, June 8
  • 3 pm 
  • Wellhaven Senior Living - 119 Union St. River Falls, WI

June 11 - The Whitesidewalls Rock’n’Roll Revue

  • Sunday, June 11
  • 12:30 – 1:45pm 
  • Bandshell at Lakefront Park in Hudson
    • Bring your own lawn chairs 

CLIMB Theatre Presents “Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia”

In partnership with the ADRCs of Pierce and St. Croix Counties and the St. Croix Valley Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition, CLIMB Theatre presents their Alzheimer’s Awareness play, “Grandpa and Lucy” based on the children's book by Edie Weinstein. This play aims to help kids and parents strengthen their intergenerational relationships with older relatives who may be struggling with Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia.

This event is free, open to the public, and great for ages 5 and up. There will be a talkback following the event.

Hudson

  • Wednesday, June 7
  • 6:15 pm 
  • Hudson United Methodist Church - 1401 Laurel Ave. Hudson, WI

A boxed meal will be available at the Hudson performance beginning at 5:30, along with vendor tables. Registration is required for this performance, please call Amy Luther at (715) 273-6780. The performance will begin at 6:15 p.m.

River Falls

  • Thursday, June 8
  • 3 pm 
  • Wellhaven Senior Living - 119 Union St. River Falls, WI

Through the ADRC, everyone in Pierce and St. Croix Counties has free access to CLIMB’s online platform of additional resources, including an animated version of the play, fun activities, and supplemental curriculum. To sign up or log into an existing account, visit the CLIMB Theater website.

About CLIMB Theatre

CLIMB Theatre is a youth-centered organization that uses theatre to teach social-emotional learning in a way that is intentionally intersectional. Based out of Inver Grove Heights, MN, the touring company brings programming to schools, libraries, and beyond across the Midwest. Their mission is to inspire and propel people towards acts that benefit themselves, others, and their community. Grandpa and Lucy is a part of their efforts to forge intergenerational connections and support young people within the community. 

Learn more and find other performances near you.

The Whitesidewalls Rock’n’Roll Revue 

The Whitesidewalls Rock’n’Roll Revue is the Midwest’s premiere Doo-Wop, Rockabilly and Rock and Roll band! The tight harmonies and driving beat of the golden age of rock and roll are the hallmarks of this legendary show. It’ll have you dancing and singing along just like it did 30 years ago!

  • Sunday, June 11
  • 12:30 – 1:45pm 
  • Bandshell at Lakefront Park in Hudson
    • Bring your own lawn chairs 

More Information

Contact the Kimberly Bauer, ADRC Dementia Care Specialist for more information.

AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER OF ST. CROIX COUNTY – empowers and supports older adults, people who have a disability and their families by serving as a central source of information, assistance, support, and access to community resources.

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