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.
In the past few weeks our area has experienced many changes in our day to day activities and Causeway has been monitoring the situation within La Crosse County closely. For now, the Laptivity Quilt Crafting Days and Before the After Planning Sessions are postponed and rescheduled when feasible. It is through our caring for others that this decision has been made.
If a volunteer match has been made for you and you’re not sure if you will keep the commitment, please communicate with our office as soon as possible so we can communicate it to your match. We want all associated with Causeway to be safe. We wish the Coulee Region well and as always we appreciate your support of the Causeway mission.
UPDATE: Grocery shopping needs are being received for people needing groceries. If you are willing to shop for a person needing groceries, please call Causeway. Many of our stores offer online ordering so pick-up by a volunteer can be arranged if we know you’d be open to helping.
Thank you for your continued help!
If you are interested in attending the Sept 14th Planning Session, registration is open!
Planning Sessions in 2020:
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:
2nd Monday in September 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
Power of Attorney for Health Care
ICE – In Case of Emergency Plan
Authorization for Final Disposition
Preparing Your Will
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.
The first Crafting Date for 2020 is yet to be determined. Once a date is able to be set, we will update this immediately! In the meantime, 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.
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