Wish List for Seniors to Enhance their Brain Health is an opportunity to unite as a community and support seniors managing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
It is important for us to be aware that there are many homebound seniors on a fixed income with expenses going towards the basics, medical needs and/or caregiver assistance. Our free online and in-person programs include memory-enhancing activities to offer a better quality-of-life. These wish list items are very much appreciated in continuing to gift seniors an opportunity for social connection, kindness and memory strengthening methods.
Please use our wish list as a guide when shopping for gifts for seniors and drop items off at one of our offices- see contact at the bottom. You can also order items from our wish list through Amazon Smile and an additional 5% donation will be made to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin! Just order through Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.com, type in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin and select Gifts to Enhance Brain Health, shop and have your items shipped directly to our main office.
We all have gifts to give! Consider participating in our Wish List for Seniors to Enhance their Brain Health or learn more about other opportunities to give here alzwisc.org/ways-to-give
Need items for caregivers for Westfield Memory Cafe in Marquette County. For instant drop off contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Large print word search books
- Adult paint kits (paint-by-number type)
- Sets of paint to accompany the painting kits
- Flashlights & packages of batteries
- Purse size bottles of hand sanitizer
- Assorted individually wrapped snacks – granola bars, crackers, etc.
- Bottles of hand soap.
- Reusable shopping bags
- Assorted canned goods – fruit, veggies, soup, etc.
- $5 McDonald’s gift cards.
Need items for 12 caregivers who attend Arts Memory Cafes in Dane County. For instant drop off contact email@example.com
- Sets of color pencils
- Watercolor paintbrushes
- Sets good quality watercolor paints
- Watercolor paper
- Journals/art quality
- Assorted colors of card stock
- Dark chocolate individually packaged
- Individual hot cocoa, tea or cider packets
Need items for caregivers who attend Memory Cafes in Dane County. For instant drop off contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Digital tablets
- Individual Bingo cards
- $5.00 gift cards.
Need items for caregivers who attend Memory Cafes in Rock and Green County. For instant drop off contact email@example.com
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Disinfecting wipes
- Adult coloring books
- Colored pencils
- Large print crossword puzzle books
- Large print word search books
- 300-500 piece jigsaw puzzles
- Hand soap
- Hand lotion
- Face shields
- Non-latex gloves
- Meditation CD’s
- Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul books
- Gift cards for restaurants with food delivery
- Chocolate and other candy
- Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
- Grocery store gift cards
- Soft throw blankets
- Coffee cups
- Fuzzy socks
Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Call or email our office to set up a time to drop off items.
(608) 232-3400 firstname.lastname@example.org
If shipping items use the address:
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Madison, WI 53705
If you receive an undeliverable email, we holding all USPS items at our local post office and will notify you that they have been picked up.
Your local Dementia Outreach Specialist may have a supply need. Contact a specialist below to set up a time to drop off items or inquire about how you can support free programs in the community.
CRAWFORD, GRANT, IOWA, LAFAYETTE & RICHLAND COUNTIES:
Heather Moore: 608-723-4288 | email@example.com
GREEN LAKE, MARQUETTE, & WAUSHARA COUNTIES:
Kristine Biesenthal: 920-294-4100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN & ROCK COUNTIES:
Teena Monk-Gerber: 608-843-3544 | email@example.com
ADAMS & JUNEAU COUNTIES:
Nancy Thacker: 608-516-6248 | firstname.lastname@example.org