As we start the long Thanksgiving weekend, we often have our minds on details: menus; recipes; ingredients; and visitors.
That’s part of the fun, right?
But at the core, we go through the effort because we are thankful for the people and for the things in our lives.
To that end. some of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin staff shared what they are thankful for this year.
This Thanksgiving—and every year—I’m so thankful for this crew that I get the joy of spending my life with!Jennifer Bauer
ADAW Executive Director
I’m thankful for my family and friends. They motivate me to get up every day. They are always proud of me and support everything I do—no matter what. We make great memories together, from vacations of catching sharks to dressing up like Captain Kangaroo! They’re good people, and I’m blessed to have them.Melissa Theisen
& Development Director
I’m thankful for the knowledge I gained through my caregiving journey, and am now able to share with others. Having a job you love, working with people to help their journey, is a gift I am thankful for every day! It is a way I can honor my family, both past and present.Janet Wiegel
Dementia Outreach Specialist
Columbia & Sauk Counties
At the ADAW, we are thankful for all the individuals and families we serve, our supporters and sponsors and the communities that partner with us to bring a better quality of life for those on the Alzheimer’s & Dementia journey. #ThankfulThursday #AlzWisc(L-R): Vicki Hodel, ADAW Executive Assistant; Rebecca Spindler, ADAW Community Relations/Events Manager; and Shelly Slama, ADAW Dementia Outreach Specialist (Dane County)
I am thankful for a loving, supportive, and healthy family. My parents, my spouse, and my dog are all a marketing nerd needs to get through the ups and the downs of life.Marc Rodriguez
& Marketing Consultant