Maximize Your Medicare Benefits!
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Get ready for the fall open enrollment period, and learn more about your Medicare options! This presentation will provide an overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D as well as supplemental insurance and an explanation of how they all fit together. The program will also include information about Medicare's upcoming annual open enrollment period (October 15-December 7) and an explanation of how to use and understand the plan comparison tool on Medicare's website: www.medicare.gov.
Important information will also be shared about special programs for Medicare beneficiaries with limited income that may help them pay their Medicare costs (Medicare Savings Plans) and also help pay for their Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (“Extra Help”). Presented by Debbie Bisswurm, SHIP Outreach Specialist for Waukesha County, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. Free to attend.
My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Join former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his more-than 10-year journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer's disease. Governor Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage, and love as they climb the Alzheimer's mountain. Copies of his book, My Two Elaines, (with co-author Cathy Breitenbucher) will be available for purchase for $15. Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs. The presentation is free to attend. Registration for this event will begin on September 1. Space is limited.
The Appalachian Trail: History and a 28-Year Hike
Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Presenter Jeffrey Ryan has written two critically acclaimed books about the Appalachian Trail. Join us for an evening of stories from the legendary trail, and his 28 years hiking it.
Maine based author, speaker and photographer Jeffrey Ryan has a contagious passion for exploring the outdoors, particularly on foot. In 1985, he began “section hiking” the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend, a journey that would take 28 years to complete and culminate in his first book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail. Intrigued by the question of how the legendary trail came into being, he researched and recently finished his second book, Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail. When he is not researching and writing, Ryan explores the back roads of the USA and Canada in his vintage 1985 VW camper.
This program is free to attend, and no registration is required. Copies of Jeff’s books will be for sale after the event.
The Best Presents Aren't Things (Presented by Kathi Miller)
Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room
Most people don’t need any more “stuff” in any category. So how do you give a gift that’s meaningful, personal, and memorable? No matter what your budget, you’ll gets lots of ideas for unique, practical, and earth-friendly gifts for all ages. Learn how to give gifts that are appreciated and not returned! Free to attend.
About the presenter: Kathi J. Miller has been an educator, mentor, and entrepreneur who combines her lifelong fascination with efficiency with an unrelenting determination to truly enjoy life. In her current business, The Clutter-Free Life, she speaks, teaches and writes about clutter-free living, sharing her stories and motivating others to de-clutter their homes, offices, and schedules. She is the author of two books, The Best Presents Aren’t Things and Clutter Coach Success Secrets. Kathi has been described as “knowledgeable, non-judgmental, and inspirational with a sense of humor.”