For Immediate Release
Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance
Lisa Schneider or Harriet Redman
Cell: 920-540-1094 / 920-450-2609
Email: or
Press conference -
Friday, Feb 21 - 11 am - 1800 Appleton Rd., Menasha
Hear from local family caregivers.
See Fox Valley Memory Project "Mindworks" program in action.
Thank A Caregiver on National Caregiver Appreciation Day-February 21, 2020
APPLETON, WI 2-21-2020 - In Wisconsin, 580,000 caregivers provide more than 480,000 million hours of care to loved ones each year: a $6.9 billion value. February 21 is National Caregiver Appreciation Day, and the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance invites you to hear from local caregivers during its press conference at 11:00 am on Friday Feb. 21 at the Fox Valley Memory Project, located in the Goodwill Building #2, 1800 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI.  

Caregivers deliver a variety of services from personal care to medical services with compassion and professionalism, yet they often go unrecognized. Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most – this could be your child, sibling, spouse, parent, or other friends and family. National Caregiver Appreciation Day recognizes caregivers providing quality, compassionate care every day.  
Caregivers deserve respect and support. Take time to thank a caregiver by using some of our suggestions below: 

•   Say “Thank You
•   Write a letter or card to express your gratitude
•   Offer your help
•   Give them a little gift
•   Give them the day off:
•   Remind them to take time for themselves

Following the press conference, we invite you to join us at an Open House for the Fox Valley Memory Project’s “Mindworks” Program from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Goodwill Center Building #2, 1800 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI. 

Mindworks is a facilitated, classroom-style program for individuals experiencing cognitive decline, early stages of dementia, or other memory loss disorders. The program focuses on overall health, well-being, and relationship building, and provides much needed respite time for caregivers and family members.
About the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA)
The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA) focuses on the needs of families who provide care, improve resource coordination, increase access to family supports and sustain Wisconsin families into the future. To find out more or want to become involved go to our website at