Big Stone Area Memory Loss Connection

Big Stone Area Memory Loss Connection

Get connected!  This group has been meeting, researching, and in general, working very hard to bring memory loss awareness to Big Stone County.  We (MNbump) will be adding additional information and links to this page to assist this group in getting their information out – connecting you to the resources that you are looking for.

The Memory Cafe meets two times per month

Summary of upcoming Memory Cafe topics:

May 25 “Canvas Painting” Open Session.  Neva Foster, instructor.  Artist, or rookie… you can create your own ‘masterpiece’ (or just have fun with acrylics).  Start-to-finish in one afternoon.

June 8 “Activities and Loss of Abilities” continued… the SAVVY Caregiver.  For Caregivers only.

June 22 “Providing Structure and Support,” The SAVVY Caregiver.  For Caregivers only.

July 13 “Sheet Music Craft” Open Session.  Make a set of coasters using old sheet music and mod podge.  Perfect to keep or gift.

July 27 “Providing Structure and Support” …continued.  The SAVVY Caregiver.  For Caregivers only.

August 10 “Tablet Instruction for Beginners”  Hands-on training for using an Ipad with Laura Thomas of Prairie Five.  Learn how to download brain games and navigate other functions.  Tablets available for short, and long-term checkouts.

August 24 “Name That Tune” Open Session.  Game and Sing-A-Long with Lee Kanten.

Free Online Event on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. CDT – 7:30 p.m.

Event by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
This interactive session offers an opportunity to understand the value of caregiving, discuss the benefits and challenges of caregiving and receive information on resources available to Minnesota residents. Knowledge about resources and supports are critical in enabling people to remain healthy and safe at home.

The Ortonville Library has excellent resources that have been grouped together for a fast & easy locate!   The activity packets can be checked out along with great books for reference.  (Click on the photo below for a larger view)

This group also provides a monthly informational article in the Ortonville Independent & Northern Star newspapers and they are regular guests with special speakers on the KDIO Radio morning show!  (we will be uploading the audio to KDIO program after each session to our online resources, here on the MNbump!  (thanks Julie!)

Watch for more updates & information to be posted as available.

Memory Moment Program on KDIO

3/18/2021, with Jackie Wollschlager – Clinical Social Worker with Ortonville Area Health Services


A few great resource links below:

ACT on Alzheimer’s, Minnesotans working together on the impacts of Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association

Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer’s Disease

AARP Family Caregiving

Positive Approach to Care, YouTube Channel