Mission Statement

Causeway Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers connects people with needs to people who care for ongoing supportive connections. Causeway provides volunteer and community services to the elderly and adults with disabilities allowing them to maintain independence and dignity.

Before the After in 2020 !

If you are interested in attending the March 2nd Planning Session, registration is open!

Planning Sessions in 2020:
March 2nd
June 6th
September 14th
December 7th
Event is 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Registration, check-in and refreshments begin at 9:30.

Remember to bring your Planning Packet folder if you’ve attended previously!  New attendees will receive folder at registration, day of event.

You are welcome to attend as many Planning Sessions as needed to plan your Before the After, ask questions of knowledgeable individuals, open communication with family or friends and coordinate all your information in One Place.

Causeway Planning Sessions are held at:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
in the Mattes Center
4141 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse

Next Planning Sessions Date:
1st Monday in March REGISTER NOW

Topics of Before the After Planning Sessions:
Obituary Writing and Tip Sheet
Funeral, Memorial or Final Service Planning
Lasting Legacy and Letters of Love
Health History
Power of Attorney for Health Care
Organ Donation
ICE – In Case of Emergency Plan
Authorization for Final Disposition
Personal Designations
Preparing Your Will
Guardianship
Everything in One Place and Tip Sheet
Contact Sheet for Friends and Family

 Whether you are just starting to plan or need a few documents to complete your wishes, Before the After is a planning tool for you to use.  Planning Session materials are available for Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa residents.

 Sessions are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00 gratefully accepted to help offset expenses.

Lap-tivity Quilts Update

The first Crafting Date for 2020  is April 2nd 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. If you’d like to donate to this project, please indicate so when mailing your check or donating through this website.  We thank you in advance for supporting the Lap-tivity Quilt program!

These quilts are free for individual’s who would like one and can be found at Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health Systems, Veteran Affairs,The Aging & Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County and Causeway Caregivers office.

 

 

Peer Caregiver Support Program

This program is designed to connect “Volun-Peer Mentors” with caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia for caring support, socialization and knowledge of resources.

Volun-Peer Mentors have “Been there. Done that.” as former caregivers. They can provide encouragement, a listening ear, and may share a similar caregiving experience but recognize that everyone is different.  Support can be provided by phone, in person or electronic communication.

If you are interested in  knowing more about the program, click here on Brochure

For a form you can print and mail:  Rapid Referral Form
For electronic version use the “Participate” tab above then select Rapid Referral Form from drop down box.

Are you ready to get started as a Volun-Peer Caregiver? Volun-Peer Register
Are you a Caregiver looking for a Volun-Peer Mentor?  Caregiver Register
Register your care receiving loved one in the Program… Care Recipient Register

South Side Neighborhood Center to host Before the After

Before the After Planning Sessions are presented by Causeway Caregivers and utilize a planning folder to outline your wishes, organize pertinent documents and eliminate possible tough decisions for your loved ones.
Planning materials are explained in detail during these sessions.

South Side Neighborhood Center 2020 Session Dates:
 Jan 23rd            Feb 27th             March 26th       April 30th 
10am – 12pm     10am – 12pm     10am – 12pm     10am – 12pm

Planning Session Topics and Forms:
Obituary Writing, Tips
Funeral, Memorial or Final Service Planning
Lasting Legacy, Letters of Love and Health History
Power of Attorney for Healthcare & Organ Donation
In Case of Emergency
Personal Designations & Creating a Will
Guardianship
Power of Attorney for Finances
Everything in One Place for Pertinent Papers & Information
Contact Sheet for Friends and Family

To Register: Call (608) 789-8298 or 789-8640
Southside Neighborhood Center:  1300 S. 6th St, La Crosse