Memory Care Initiatives

Three Pillars' dementia work is a critical part of our community’s strategic growth.

We continue to define and implement dementia-supporting initiatives across campus and within the surrounding community. For more information on any of these memory care initiatives, please contact Jen Graf, Director of Dementia Programming, at jgraf@threepillars.org or 262.965.7133 

Three Pillars Lending Library

Memory Lane Lending Library

Memory Lane Lending Library is a pilot program designed to provide an opportunity for family members whose loved ones are experiencing dementia the ability to try out items that could alleviate some of the behaviors accompanying dementia before purchasing their own. A variety of social-emotional, environmental adaptations, sensory interventions and educational resources are available for checkout for a period of two weeks. Puzzles, fidget items, adaptative recreation, materials for orientation, games, independent living aids, books and videos for caregivers and people with dementia and more are available. Don’t know what you are looking for? Call or email to learn about what is available based upon your loved one’s needs. 

SPARK! Alliance

SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early-to-mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support and inspire creativity through creative engagement, workshops and programs. SPARK! programs are FREE for families to attend together in a comfortable environment led by specially-trained staff and volunteers (SPARKprograms.org).” Join us April 22, 2024, at 1pm for Milwaukee Public Museum's presentation on butterflies. Learn about the residents of MPM’s Butterfly Vivarium while we get up close and personal with these fascinating animals. Held in the Community Room at Riverside Lodge. Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Three Pillars Memory care initiatives

Community Opportunities

Information and Referral Do you or your loved one with dementia need help, but you don’t know who to call? We can provide answers to your questions and get you connected with agencies who provide what you need. Call or email today - there is no charge for information and referral services. 

Community Presentations Join us bi-monthly as our Director of Dementia Programming shares valuable information on dementia and caregiving. Our next presentation is “Memory Loss - What Could It Mean?” and will be held April 11, 2024, at 6pm in the Community Room in Village on the Square. Learn about age-related memory loss versus Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Explore what to do if you are concerned about yourself or a loved one. Reservations requested, but not required. 

Caregiver Tips Sign up to receive a free weekly caregiver email tip. Learn skills to better communicate with your loved one and deal with dementia-related behaviors. 

Walk and Talk Tuesdays Bring your loved one with dementia and take a walk (or stroll) in the beautiful Three Pillars woods Tuesdays at 10am beginning May 14, 2024. Socialize with other caregivers, walk the paved paths, or sit on a bench in the shade by the pond. At 10:30am, we will meet in the pavilion for a fun game, craft, activity or speaker. Reservations requested, but not required. 

Support Groups Contact us for information on our current support groups including caregiver support groups, brain health groups, and movement disorders group. 

Speakers Is your community group or business looking for someone to come speak on memory loss or communicating with those who have dementia? Contact us to tailor a presentation just for you! 

Jen Graf

Jen Graf

Director of Dementia Programming
Direct: 262.965.7133
email

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For more information on dementia-supporting initiatives across Three Pillars' campus, and within the surrounding community, please contact Jen Graf, Director of Dementia Programming, at jgraf@threepillars.org or 262.965.7133.

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