The need for this program is great, and the Pastime Club would like to request your help to be able to continue to provide this service at the lowest possible cost. Although there is a fee for participants, most of our program funding comes from grants and private donations from caring organizations and individuals like you.
The need for this program is great, and the Pastime Club would like to request your help to be able to continue to provide this service at the lowest possible cost. Although there is a fee for participants, most of our program funding comes from grants and private donations from caring organizations and individuals.
Special thanks goes out to the following organizations for their continued support of Pastime Club: Faith Free Evangelical Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, Saint Mathias Church, Noon Breakfast Rotary Club, and Northwoods Woman’s Club.
Various organizations and foundations help support Pastime Club. Grants are written and awarded for programs that would benefit our program, provide financial assistance to assist families, and provide education on Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
Currently Funded Programs
How it Really Feels Funded by North Central Wisconsin Community Legacy Fund
The program will use the AFA’s Dementia Experience to offer a way to momentarily step into the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer’s disease. Using Virtual Reality (VR) technology and an Oculus Go headset that provides a three-dimensional, 360 degree view with sound, participants enter the world of “Harry,” who is living with Alzheimer’s, and see how he experiences a variety of common symptoms associated with the disease. Utilizing this software is an opportunity to educate the community, employees, volunteers, family, and caregivers.
Community Connections Funded by Bader Philanthropies
Oneida County Department of Social Services organized a group of business professionals dedicated to making Oneida County a dementia-friendly community. To support dementia sufferers and their caregivers, communities need to be knowledgeable about dementia. To assist with this process Pastime Club will plan outings to the trained businesses. First-hand experience with our Members will reinforce the training that the businesses received and benefit our members.
Respite Grant Funded by Milton and Phyllis Berg
This grant provides funds for scholarships.
In-Home Dementia Services Funded by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
They are providing financial support to Pastime Club during COVID-19 to provide these services to the community.