July 25, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Platteville Senior Center
55 S Court St
Platteville, WI 53818

Creative Engagement Training

for staff, volunteers and community partners working with people with Memory Loss and other forms of Dementia

Registration closes at 5pm on Thursday, July 21st

To Register, email your name and organization to: Dawn Koceja at Koceja@mpm.edu or call 414-278-6943

Preparing program facilitators, partners and volunteers to successfully work alongside people with dementia and memory loss is essential to the success of many programs. During this training, attendees will learn the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as address misconceptions and stereotypes. Training will cover best practices in logistical barriers, program formats, communication tips, and skill building through hands-on activities in art, music, poetry and multi-sensory stimulation. You will walk away with many new ideas and activities!

Recommended for professionals, docents, artists, performers and volunteers in museums, arts, education, care and cultural institutions.


Dawn Koceja, Milwaukee Public Museum

Dawn is the Accessibility Coordinator at the Milwaukee Public Museum where she ensures the museum offers accessible and inclusive environments and experiences for all. Dawn works closely with community partners and is a mentor to museums around the country implementing SPARK!, a cultural program for people with memory loss. The SPARK! program began over six years ago and is now offerend at 18 locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota and will be coming to Platteville in the near future through support of the Platteville Senior Center and the Rollo Jamison Museum!

Whitney Thompson, MPH, CHES

Whitney is the Dementia Care Specialist of the ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin. Whitney will be presenting on how dementia affects the brain and will share tips and techniques for communication and interaction with people in the early to mid-stages of memory loss.

This training is made possible through the generous support of Bader Philanthropies, Inc. 

Along with the help of the Platteville Senior Center, Milwaukee Public Museum, ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin, and The Rollo Jamison Museum.