Medication Safety for a Healthier Life – Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 10:30am
A presentation by Claire M. Sedushak, Registered Pharmacist, Gerontologist and Certified Senior Advisor, on medication safety. Medications play a pivotal role in our wellness, allowing us to improve our quality of life. Yet, medications have the potential to harm as well as to heal. As a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Claire Sedushak understands the perils and pitfalls of this challenging balance. She has created specific techniques to help people take medications effectively to lead healthier lives. You will learn:
· How to manage multiple medications while avoiding the risk of interactions and side effects.
· How to avoid discrepancies in your medications that may occur if you switch healthcare facilities or providers.
· A proven system for taking medications on a daily basis according to medical instructions, creating a consistent baseline of wellness and health.
This program is free and open to the public.
Retire Smart – a Series of Workshops at the Muskego Public Library
Mark your calendars! In March and April, the Muskego Public Library is hosting The Retirement Classroom® for a series of retirement related workshops:
• March 5th at 6pm: Awareness and Avoidance of Scams (in cooperation with the Muskego Police Department)
• Tuesday March 12th at 6pm: Getting to Know Medicare
• Wednesday March 21st at 5:30pm: Planning for Nursing Care and Final Expenses
• Wednesday March 21st at 6pm: Understanding Investments
• Monday March 26th at 6pm: Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income
• Monday April 2nd at 6pm: Estate Planning 101
The Retirement Classroom® is a leading educator of topics relevant to today’s retiree. They bring top professionals in the retirement market to provide the community non-biased education instead of a sales pitch. The Retirement Classroom commits itself to preparing today’s retirees to be well-informed and confident in planning and carrying out their retirement aspirations and strategies. You will learn essential information in a fun and interactive environment. See www.theretirementclassroom.com to learn more about this organization.
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Muskego Public Library (S73W16663 Janesville Road) at 262-971-2100 or check www.cityofmuskego.org/library.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 7pm
A presentation by Jennifer Harders from the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin. Ms. Harders provides information everyone should know about memory loss and what it means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments and steps to a proper diagnosis/assessment. Join us for this comprehensive overview. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Meet the Author: Bob Buege – “Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark”, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 7pm
A presentation by Bob Buege, author of “Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark.” Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Satchel Page, Jackie Robinson—these great athletes and many more crossed the same legendary home plate in Milwaukee at Borchert Field. Though Milwaukee’s “field of dreams” is long gone, baseball historian Bob Buege’s “Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark” will transport readers back to the “glory days” of baseball—between 1888 and 1952—and help them relive the sights, sounds and spectacle of Borchert Field in its heyday. Bob Buege is also the author of Milwaukee Braves: A Baseball Eulogy and co-author of Eddie Matthews and the National Pastime. He is the president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association, secretary of the Wisconsin Old-Time Ballplayers Association, and a Society for American Baseball Research member. A book signing follows the presentation which is free and open to the public.
Jeff Pockat, Gaelic harpist and storyteller - Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 7pm
In honor of the Irish in all of us, the Muskego Library is delighted to present Jeff Pockat, Gaelic harpist and storyteller. Jeff will perform in the library on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 PM. We are able to bring you this wonderful performer through the generosity of the Friends of the Muskego Public Library. Jeff Pockat is a self-taught Celtic harp (Gaelic harp) musician and composer. The music is performed on the Ancient Wire Strung Celtic Harp. These are traditional and original pieces that soothe the mind, soul, body, and spirit. Various historic names are associated with this instrument: Gaelic harp, Celtic harp, clarsach, clairseach, cruit, Harp, Arpa, Harfe, folk harp. No matter what you call the instrument, the music Jeff elicits from it is heart-felt, soothing and makes you want to get up and dance, all at the same time. For a taste, go to www.jeffpockat.com, and then come to the library for the full experience.
Green Cleaning Workshop - Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6:30pm
We strive to keep our homes and workplaces healthy, but sometimes use toxic chemicals to do so. Is there another way? Find out what common household ingredients can be used to keep your home healthy, clean, and safe. Discover what really works and which products on the market pass as “green.” Attendees will ‘make & take’ a Creamy Soft Scrub to try at home! This program is presented by Waukesha County Recycling Specialist Meribeth Sullivan. No registration is required for this free program.
Cupcakes and Coloring Memory Cafe - Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 2pm-3:30pm
A Memory Café is a monthly informal social gathering for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. This month’s theme is Cupcakes and Coloring! Let your mind wander as we transform coloring pages into unique works of art. Local harpist Janis Fannon will play for us to provide a relaxing ambiance and help spark creativity. Enjoy coffee, cupcakes, and great conversation as we work. First time attendees should contact the Alzheimer's Association for more information or to RSVP for the next Memory Café at 1-800-272-3900.
How to Train Your Dog - Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 6:30pm
Learn what goes into making a dog a great family pet! The Humane Animal Welfare Society will teach us how we can better understand our pets, reinforce good behavior, and discourage bad habits. There will be training tips and demonstrations with a live dog. All ages are welcome, but please leave your family dog at home. No registration is required for this free program.