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Opportunities

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  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

 

 

Opportunities offered for the month of  July:

 

*Social Security This is a presentation on Social Security claiming strategies and issues. There will also be time available to discuss Medicare and the options for supplemental coverage. Bring your questions for this very informative session.

Tues., July 11 10:30am Presenter: Joseph Watson, CFP Blue Sky Financial-Thrivent

 

*Long Term Care Discuss Long term care and protecting your assets.

Tues., July 11 1pm Presenter: Michael Hall, Hall Financial Group LLC, Bill Milne, Atty. from 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 & proper nutrition.

Tues., July 11 2-3:30pm Presenter: Sandy Pocernich, Amy Ely-McKane, Wellness Advocates, doTerra

 

*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.

Wed., July 12 1pm Presenter: Jeff Sauter, Mediqwest

 

*Mature Skin Care & Make-Up Application Walgreens Beauty Consultants will help match you to the best products for your personal skin care needs offer complimentary mini-makeovers & demonstrate a hydrometer, which measures the moisture content of the skin. Along with your perfect match, guests will receive tips and tricks for a flawless makeup application and their skin care routine. We will have free samples.

Thurs., July 13 11am Presenter: Walgreens Beauty Consultants

 

*Be Sound-Sacred Healing Arts See how Sound Healing & the Healing benefits of ancient Sacred instruments works. Come hear the wonderful Sacred Healing sounds of the Tibetan Bell/Singing Bowls, Conch Sea Horn, India’s bell chimes, Australian Didgeridoo Horn & Native American drums, Rain-stick & Healing Rattles.

Mon., July 17 12:30pm Presenter: Jeanette Robbins CRMT

 

*Legacy and Estate Planning Learn about Legacy and Estate planning.

Tues., July 18 12:30pm Presenter: Anthony Schmoldt, Schmoldt Law Office LLC & Cathy Jenson, Thrivent

 

*Learn to Use Medicare.gov Website Access your own Medicare claims, sign up for Medicare or change your Prescription Drug Plan. Medicare.gov provides a wealth of information for beneficiaries from how to apply for Medicare on-line to accessing your Medicare claims after they’re processed.

Wed., July 19 9:30-11am Presenter: Leda Welke

 

*H.A.R.P.’s for Health Discuss and demonstrate the two most common types of respiratory issues & how playing the harmonica can improve lung health, for people diagnosed with COPD, bronchitis, asthma or chronic pneumonia. Learn how to titrate or wean off supplemental Oxygen, by removing the CO2 gas from your lungs and improve O2 SATS.

Thurs., July 20 1pm Presenter: Kim Negus, Western WI Music in Medicine

 

*Outsmart the Scammers Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. Get the information you need to outsmart the scammers, spot red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, protect yourself & your loved ones.

Wed., July 26 10:30-11:30am Presenter: Andy Cooper, Edward Jones