“Learning from our Loved Ones: Cognitive Changes and Challenges”
by Pastor Mary Kay Baum
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 to 7:30 pm – Refreshments Follow
Christ Lutheran Church Invites You!
250 S. Grant Street, Lancaster, WI
(located in Memorial Park)
In 2006 Pastor Baum retired early from her urban ministry work at age 57 due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and moved to live fulltime in rural Iowa County. In this July of 2019 the Iowa County Land Conservation Committee and Department recognized Mary Kay as “Friend of Conservation” for her commitment to preserving the land, water and wildlife of Iowa County. Mary Kay is the Chair of FORMEMORY, a network of persons affected directly or indirectly by cognitive or neurological challenges. She helped develop “Time for Us”, a five-day camp each summer – now at Bethel Horizons – for youth who have a loved one with cognitive or trauma related challenges. She helped write the book Pathways of Hope: Living Well with Cognitive Changes. Mary Kay, now at 72, trains all ages at congregations to welcome and friend the many of us who experience cognitive challenges. ~A Thrivent Action Team Education Event