Join us in Actively Aging!


FREE—MUST Sign-up for Senior *Opportunities as soon as possible. Call the Office 715-839-4909. Programs are approximately an hour in length and are FREE of charge. Pre-registration is REQUIRED so we can inform the speaker of the number of persons attending. Presentation may be canceled if there is not sufficient interest, so please sign-up early. Seating is limited you must sign-up to secure a spot.


Opportunities offered for the month of  May:


*Empower Yourself With Essential Oils & Staying Healthy Learn how you can empower yourself with essential oils and how to use them. We will incorporate natural ways to stay healthy. We will also discuss lifestyle and the big picture of wellness.

Tues., May 2. 2-3:30 pm Presenter: Dale and Sandy Pocernich, Elite Wellness Advocates


*Are You Missing Out? Are you a veteran or a surviving spouse? You may qualify for unclaimed financial reimbursement for Aid and Attendance, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes & those receiving home care by a professional or family member.

Wed., May 3. 10am Presenter: Dave Oldenburg


*ABC’s & D’s of Medicare The ABC’s & D’s of Medicare provides a foundational  understanding of the four elements of Medicare; Part A-Hospital, Part B-Medical, Part C-Medicare Advantage, and Part D-Prescription. Information will be provided on initial enrollment and additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

Mon., May 8. 11 am Presenter: Jeff Sauter, Mediqwest


*ECASD Referendum Update Join Eau Claire Area School District Superintendent of Schools and a school board member to get an update on referendum planning and a review of the 2016-2017 school year. Please come with questions and comments about the District. We’d love your feedback!

Tues., May 9. 11 am Presenter: Mary Ann Hardebeck


*Long Term Care Learn about long term care and protecting your assets.

Tues., May 9. 1 pm Presenters: Michael Hall, Hall Financial Group LLC. Bill Milne, Attorney from Weld Riley


*Medicare and Your Options Confused & looking for the peace of mind a Medicare Supplement insurance policy can provide? Learn about the different parts of Medicare & what your options are.

Wed., May 10. 10-11 am Presenter: Blia Yang


*From the Shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan We will highlight UWEC research results from the summer of 2016 along the shores of Lake Superior and Michigan. Come see these stunning landscapes from Manistique, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Marais, Michigan.

Thurs., May 11. 2:30 pm Presenter: Dr. Harry Jol, UWEC- Geography and Antrhopology


*Milkweed and Monarchs It is easy to raise Monarch butterflies with simple, inexpensive supplies and some milkweed leaves. Be prepared for summer fun with this informative and energetic presentation. Caterpillars & butterflies aren’t just for kids!

Tues., May 16. 12:30 pm Presenter: Ellen Wynkoop


*Learn to Use Website Access your own Medicare claims, sign up for Medicare or change your Prescription Drug Plan, it’s just a click away. provides a wealth of information for beneficiaries from how to apply for Medicare on-line to accessing your Medicare claims after they are processed. Learn how to navigate the website

Wed., May 17. 9:30-11 am Presenter: Leda Welke


*Key Financial Decisions in Retirement Protect your financial assets in retirement and estate planning with Wills & Trusts. Learn important tax concepts in retirement and benefits to plan your funeral early.

Wed., May 17. 10:30 am – Noon Presenter: Andy Cooper, Edward Jones


Opportunities offered for the month of  June:


*Your Choices for Assisted Living This presentation will offer you more insight, resources and tools you need to simplify your search for assisted living in the Chippewa Valley and the surrounding area.

Thurs., June 8 10am Presenter: Angela Kjellberg, Care Partners Country Terrace


*Learn to Ride the City Bus Enjoy new travel experiences and gain your independence! Have a Bus Buddy help you out through the Eau Claire Transit Travel Ambassador Program. Learn how the bus system works and have a chance to take a ride on the bus (and return to the Senior Center).

Tues., June 13 10am Presenter: Kurt Vuchetich, Para transit Specialist


*Long Term Care This is a presentation on long term care and protecting your assets.

Tues., June 13 1pm Presenter: Michael Hall, Hall Financial Group LLC, Bill Milne, Atty., Weld Riley


*Using Essential Oils & Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Learn different ways to use and incorporate essential oils in your everyday lifestyle. We will also discuss natural ways for better health and wellness for you and your family, such as getting enough sleep, water, exercise and proper nutrition.

Tues., June 13 2-3:30pm Presenter: Sandy Pocernich, Amy Ely-McKane, Wellness Advocates, doTerra


*General Estate Planning and Informational Session (Legal Issues) Have questions answered about general estate planning topics, such as wills, power of attorneys, trusts, probates, beneficiary designations, gifting & medical assistance planning.

Wed., June 14 10am Presenter: Vanessa Klemish, Atty, Klemish & Johnson, LLC


*ABC’s & D’s of Medicare The ABC’s & D’s of Medicare provides a foundational understanding of the four elements of Medicare; Part A-Hospital, Part B-Medical, Part C-Medicare Advantage and Part D-Prescription. Information will be provided on initial enrollment and additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

Thurs., June 15 11:30am Presenter: Jeff Sauter, Mediqwest


*Wound Care Learn about myths and tips related to how to care for wounds, how our skin functions, changes with aging and when to seek medical care. Chronic wounds are very common and not well understood by the general populace. This will help patients understand how to advocate for themselves and others, for the best care available.

Tues., June 20 1pm Presenter: Luke Wachewicz & Greg Eck, ETI Wound Healing Center


*Retirement, Making Your Money Last Discuss ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement. Explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses and market volatility, as well as ways to prepare in advance for things that may not go as expected.

Wed., June 21 10:30am Presenter: Andy Cooper, Edward Jones


*Are your Funds Protected? Protecting your Assets in Retirement Discussions include: Life insurance, Funeral Expense Trusts, Long Term Care Insurance

Thurs., June 22 10am Presenter: Ali Rud


*Palliative and Hospice Care An RN at Mayo Clinic Health System will be talking about the differences and similarities to receiving palliative and hospice care. If you or a loved one is faced with a serious illness, it is important to understand what these services can offer. Both types of medical care may extend life but in different ways. Join us to learn more about what hospice and palliative care provides to patients and loved ones.

Tues., June 27 1pm Presenter: Cindy Bednar, RN, Home Health & Hospice Care Liaison