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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Continuing Education
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Open New Doors: Enriching Your Life

Today's 50+ population is healthier and more active than generations before. Attitudes about age are changing as the impacts of older adults continue to grow. Join us Sept. 21 for Open New Doors: Enriching Your Life and redefine what it means to be living your "next chapter."

Who should attend? Older adults

  • Looking to reawaken dormant skills and talents
  • Thinking about new employment opportunities
  • Considering new ways to enrich their lives

Benefits of attending this conference:

  • Learn from accomplished presenters eager to share their experiences and knowledge with you
  • Gain valuable insights in taking your next steps forward
  • Network with other older adults who share your commitment to lifelong learning, leadership and community engagement

When:Friday, September 21
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., St. 7000

Single Registration
  • $60 per person
  • $30 per person (Osher members)

Couples Registration

  • $50 per person
  • $25 per person (Osher members)

Registration deadline: Monday, September 17
Program No. 8300-0921

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.Registration and Networking

9:00 a.m.Welcome
Phil Rozga, President, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Patricia Arredondo, Dean, UWM School of Continuing Education

9:10 a.m.Morning Keynote Address

Reinventing Your Life and Career after a Setback
Phillip Jackson
Founder and Executive Director, The Black Star Project

10:00 a.m.Break

10:15 a.m.Concurrent Sessions 1

Staying Connected: Living in the Cloud with Social Media
Larry Domine
IT Instructor, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Going Green while Going Gray
Paula Zamiatowski
Interpretive Educator, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Discovering Treasures Behind Every Door: Researching Your Family History
Joanne Johnson-Clauser, M.S.

Interfaith Opportunities
Eddy Magnus
Director of Volunteer Services, Interfaith Older Adult Programs

11:00 a.m.Break

11:15 a.m.Concurrent Sessions 2

Family Storytelling 101 - How to Get Started
Nancy Martin

Mind Aerobics
Murali Vedula, Ph.D.
Program Director, UWM School of Continuing Education

Volunteering: Finding the Right Fit
Bonnie Andrews
Manager, Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee
A service of the Nonprofit Center

Did You Ever in Your Whole Life Think You'd Ever Have a Whole Life?
Catherine O'Meara
Writer, Teacher and Spiritual Director

12:00 noonBreak

12:15 p.m.Lunch

1:00 p.m.Afternoon Keynote Address

Who is the Volunteer?
Sr. Edna Lonergan
President, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care

1:45 p.m.Break

2:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions 3

Creativity, Visual Art, and Lifelong Learning
Christine Woywod, Ph.D. and Liz Rex
UWM Peck School of the Arts

How to Get Involved in Politics in Your Community
Wisconsin State Representative Sandy Pasch

O Sure!...I Joined Osher, Now What?
Terry Rozga
Professor Emeritus

Travel with a Purpose
Kim Beck
Executive Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM

2:45 p.m.Break

2:55 p.m.Closing Remarks & Farewell
Kathy Brehmer, Conference Chair, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Plus information on opportunities to enrich your life from:

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Milwaukee County Department on Aging
  • Interfaith Older Adult Programs
  • Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol
  • Walter Schroeder Aquatics Center
  • Danceworks Inc.
  • Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services
  • Independence First
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Discovery World

Register Online at SCE-OSHER.UWM.EDU
or by Phone 414-227-3200