January 2015
Center for Life Enrichment
1306 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 354-1375
~Headquarters for Successful Living~
Conveniently located and open to the public; offering classes,
special events and seminars, spacious meeting rooms for
corporate gatherings, community support groups, business
meetings and training sessions.
In This Issue:
Jessica Michna Presents Sari (Ma) Semple
How to Register for Events
Cafe LaBelle Holiday Hours
Slim Down for Your Health
Healthy Eating for Successful Living
Jessica Michna presents Sari (Ma) Semple;
The Truth, as I Recollect
Thursday, January 29 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Storytelling & Ceremony
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
$5.00 Walk-in 10 Minute Chair Massage
Stepping On - Fall Prevention Workshop
Your Body as Beloved Partner - Awaken Your Body's Wisdom
Life Enrichment Book Club
Free! Social Security -Strategize to Maximize - What you need
to know!
"Elsa & Fred" - Lunch & a Movie
iPad Beginner Part 1
A Look Ahead to February
YMCA Cardio Fitness
Monday Evening Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold - Morning
Senior Stretch and Tone - Silver Sneakers - Additional Offering
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
In the great oral tradition of the storyteller, Sari
Semple takes us back to the foothills of the
Appalachian Mountains of the mid-nineteenth
century. As Sari spins her tales the listener
is transported to those hills. The stories blend
together the folklore and the gritty reality of life in the
ridges and hollers of Appalachia. Young and old alike
will be spellbound by the rich tapestry of words woven
by Sari. She is the First Lady of Appalachia.
Menu includes; Chicken a la king over a pastry
puff, tossed salad with choice of dressing and
apple dumpling for dessert. Includes; coffee or
hot tea. Cost: $15.00 Register by Monday,
January 26.
Balance, Strength & Stability - Silver Sneakers
New Day Yoga
Alzheimer's Group
Grief Support Group
Lake Country Carvers
Quick Links
How To Register
For Classes/Events with a Fee: Unless otherwise instructed, please send your check payable to
Life Enrichment, to 1306 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Please include name of
class/event, along with your phone number (in the event of schedule change), and names of
Registration Policy: Received payment secures your registration.
Methods of payment: Mail a check or stop at the Center for Life Enrichment to make
payment. For programs involving food, we must finalize participant numbers one week in
advance. For programs without food, decisions regarding cancelations will be made three days
prior to event.
Due to the low cost of many of our programs, refunds will not be issued unless the program
is canceled by Life Enrichment.
For canceled programs we will determine if an attempt to re-schedule is appropriate. Registration
payment may be transferred for re-scheduled programs, at attendees choice. Refunds will be
mailed within two weeks of cancelation if the class is not rescheduled, or if rescheduled date and
time are inconvenient for attendee.
Severe Weather Policy: Programs scheduled by Life Enrichment will cancel when Oconomowoc
School District closes school. The Center for Life Enrichment building and Cafe LaBelle remain
open. For those who rent or use space at the Center for Life Enrichment, it is at the discretion of the
Coordinator whether to run or cancel. The Group Coordinator shall contact the Life Enrichment
Director to inform us of their status. Additionally, the Group Coordinator is responsible for
communication with their attendees.
All events are held at the
Center for Life Enrichment unless otherwise indicated.
For FREE events: Please call 262-354-1375 or email [email protected] also include class/event
name, names of participants and phone number.
If you have interest in attending a program, please register as promptly as possible as your
registration may make the difference between a program running or canceling.
Cafe LaBelle and Center for Life Enrichment Holiday Hours
Wednesday, December 24 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Thursday, December 25, Christmas Day and Friday, December 26.
Café LaBelle resumes normal hours Saturday, December 27- 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 31 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Thursday, January 1, New Year's Day and Friday, January 2.
Café LaBelle resumes normal hours Saturday, January 3 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Slim Down for Your Health
Mondays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16 & 23
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Look and feel great in 2015! Instructor Caryl Niebler brings 25 years of experience in weight-loss
education to help you get started and stay with it. Program offers nutritional guidance for wellbalanced eating, along with proven tips, group discussion and support. Weigh-ins are optional in this
positive program designed for lifelong health. Cost: $50.00 for 8 weeks.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living
Sponsored by the ADRC - Led by Community Health Education Coordinator,
Lee Clay, RN, BSN, Health Education Specialist
Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5, 12 & one month follow up on March 12
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Do you want to learn more about how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better
health? Discover how you can make small changes that can make a BIG difference in your health.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults is a program for diverse community-dwelling
adults age 60 and older. The overall goal of Healthy Eating is to increase self-efficacy and general
well being by improving participants' knowledge of nutritional choices that focus on heart and bone
healthy foods as well as supportive physical activities. Goal setting, problem solving and selfmonitoring are used to optimize individual behavior change. This program was developed in
partnership by the National Council on Aging Center for Healthy Aging, the Lahey Clinic in
Burlington, Massachusetts and Hebrew Senior Life in Boston. Cost: $15.00 Please register by
Monday, January 5th. Come alone or bring a friend or spouse!
Storytelling & Ceremony - Expressing Grief Through Story Telling
Sunday, January 11
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Expressing grief through storytelling. Storytelling is one of the oldest healing arts. It promotes
healing as it helps our minds integrate our experiences of loss, make sense of them and create
meaning in our lives. Reflecting on our living experience with the one who is no longer with us is an
integral part of healing. Please join Mary Mauer, RN & Kathy Ginn, Massage Therapist & Educator
for a time of storytelling & honoring ceremony! Share your story, listen to others and embrace the
memories. Cost: $40.00
Living Well with Chronic Conditions - A 6 Week Self Management Class
Trainers: Marie Crowley, RN and Christie Ducklow, Life Enrichment Director
Mondays, January 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Would you like to become a better self manager and advocate for your health condition? Are you
experiencing an ongoing health issue such as; diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heat disease
or chronic pain? Or are you caring for someone with a chronic condition? If so, please join us for
this six-week, evidence based workshop, developed by Standford University. Get the support you
need, find practical ways to manage pain and fatigue, learn more about the benefits of nutrition and
exercise, and enhance your ability to make good treatment decisions. Cost: $15.00, Life Members
are Free. Please register by Monday, January 5th. Come alone or bring a friend or
$5.00 Walk-in 10 Minute Chair Massage
Friday, January 16
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stop by and give massage a try! Relax and treat yourself to therapeutic touch by 4 Rivers Center
for Well Being. Therapists will be in the Café. Walk in, sign up and enjoy!
Stepping On 7 Week Fall Prevention Workshop
Tuesdays, January 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 17, 24 & March 3
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Step Safely...Enjoy Life! Stepping On is a program proven to reduce falls and build confidence. This
casual, small-group workshop will help you gain specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls at
home and in community settings.
Stepping On is for YOU if you:
* Live in your home or independent apartment
* Are able to walk without the help of another person
* Do not use a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time indoors
* Are cognitively intact
* Are at risk of falling, have a fear of falling or have fallen one or more times
Subjects covered include:
* Simple and fun strength and balance exercises
* The role vision plays in keeping your balance
* How medications can contribute to falls
* Ways to stay safe when out and about in your community
* What to look for in safe footwear
* How to check your home for safety hazards
Cost: $15.00, which includes a healthy snack each week. Registration required and class size is
limited. Call 262-354-1375 or email [email protected] today!
Your Body as Beloved Partner - Awaken Your Body's Wisdom
Wednesday, January 21
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Many of us are discovering we have lost crucial connection with our bodies. The body has its own
unique language; sensation, movement and breath. Our bodies carry hidden knowledge about what
we need, what we value and believe, and what has hurt us emotionally. The process of coming
home to our body is to understand that you are your body, with wisdom far deeper than your
intellect. This class will introduce you to simple, yet powerful tools to reconnect with your body and
to discover your own inner landscape ~ allowing for compassionate presence.
Class is facilitated by Kathy Ginn, Massage Therapist & Educator with 4 Rivers. She has been
active in the field of massage therapy for over 20 years, specializing in Somatic
education. Cost: $20.00
Life Enrichment Book Club
Thursday, January 22
Noon at Café LaBelle
War Brides by Helen Bryan.
As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of
normal: The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort.
Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives
forever. With the hardships of World War II intensifying every day, the women band together to
defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves. It is a war-forged loyalty
certain to endure years. When four of the women return for a celebration fifty years later, their
mission is not simply to commemorate or remember, but to confront a traitor whose actions cost
countless lives and to avenge one of their own at last.
No registration is necessary and new members are always welcome. Books are available at Books
and Company and readers are eligible for our 15% Book Club discount when you mention the Life
Enrichment Book Club!
Free! - Social Security - Strategize to Maximize - What You Need to know!
Thursday, January 22
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. or
Wednesday, January 28 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
When it comes to navigating Social Security retirement benefits, the choices can be
overwhelming. When should I apply? How much will I be taxed? Why do I need to think about this
now? This complimentary presentation, led by Greg Buxa, Financial Associate of Thrivent,
will teach you how to sort through the options to help ensure the choices you make are right for you.
Class is free, please call to register by Monday, January 19.
Lunch & a Movie - Elsa & Fred - PG-13
Friday, January 23
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
After losing his wife, Fred (Christopher Plummer) moves into a nearby apartment building where he
meets Elsa (Shirley MacLaine). Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, teaching him that time is
precious and that he should enjoy life--and love--to the fullest.
On the menu... A cup of mild chili served in a sour dough bread bowl, your choice of
beverage and a sweet treat. Cost: $7.50 per person. Please register by Monday, January 19.
iPad - Beginner Part 1
Tuesdays, January 27, February 3 & 10
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Become familiar with your iPad in this introductory course. We will focus on the basics of iPad use:
connecting to WiFi, parts of the iPad, navigating the iPad and using gestures, important iPad
settings, the on-screen keyboard, Apps and how to organize them, using Safari, and means of
communicating with the iPad (messages vs. mail). We will also cover tips and tricks for iPad use.
Students are to bring their own iPad to each class. Registration is required. Cost: $30.00 per
A Look Ahead to February!
Mind-Body-Spirit Wellness Series ~ The staff at 4 Rivers Center for Well Being will be offering a 4
week wellness series beginning in February. Details in the February newsletter.
Save the Date for Couples Massage on Saturday, February 28. Time frame, cost and more
information in next month's newsletter.
YMCA Cardio Fitness
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
This low-impact workout includes strength training, flexibility and balance, especially important for
middle-aged and older adults. Classes are always free to YMCA members, and just $5 each to nonmembers with purchase of a Community Partner punch card, available at the Y or the Center for Life
Enrichment. Registration is not required.
Evening Zumba Gold
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Classes are ongoing and pay as you attend, $5.00 per class. Liability paperwork will need to be
completed prior to participation in your first class, so please arrive early.
Bring your water bottle. Come and join the party! Jill looks forward to meeting you!
Mondays TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Oconomowoc Chapter 0258
Weigh-In 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. and Meeting 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Weekly TOPS meetings are held from 7 - 8 pm for those interested in participating in this weight
loss support group. Weigh-ins are from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Group meets on the second
floor. Contact Gloria at 262-278-2573 for additional information.
Zumba Gold Morning Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Classes are open to the public with no pre-registration, at a cost of $5.00 per session. Zumba is a
cardio dance fitness class that uses Latin and hip hop dance moves. Come enjoy the fun!
Senior Stretch and Tone with Trish Sargent
Designed for people interested in becoming active in a fitness program.
All ambulatory levels welcome.
10:30 - 11:20 a.m.
New added time! Tuesdays
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Physical activity does not have to be strenuous to be beneficial. Senior stretch and tone is a nonimpact chair class that builds muscular strength and flexibility. Trish will focus on all major muscle
groups with a variety of different types of stretch techniques. The goal is for your body to feel better,
prevent injury, and increase range of motion.
Oconomowoc local, Trish Sargent, is an experienced senior fitness instructor who takes pride in
forming positive relationships with participants. Join Trish and give yourself the gift of improved
physical health! Cost: Silver Sneakers - Free or $2.00 per class, pay as you attend.
Balance, Strength & Stability with Trish Sargent
10:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Strength and balance is important in everyday life and this class will help you improve your ability to
feel strong and stable. Strength exercises may include lifting hand-held weights, stretching resistive
tubing and using your own body's resistance while also using your core muscles to improve balance
and stability. Also a non-impact chair offering. Cost: Silver Sneakers - Free or $2.00 per class,
pay as you attend.
New Day Yoga at the Center for Life Enrichment
Gentle Yoga - Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $80.00 - 8 class purchase. For those who want to enhance their yoga practice.
Restorative Yoga - Thursdays, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Designed as a more therapeutic approach to
yoga. This class uses easier methods that allow for chair and other prop usage, giving the student
the confidence to reap the benefits of easy, gentle stretching and strength building. Perfect for
those with mild restrictions. Contact Jill to register. Cost: $40.00 monthly purchase
Basic Yoga - Next six week Beginner class starts Tuesday, January 6, 6:30 - 7:30
p.m. Cost: $60.00. For those with mobility who want to learn yoga.
Please bring mat and water bottle.
Private yoga lessons are also available. Contact Jill at [email protected] or
visit or 262-443-3638
YMCA Yoga for the Active Older Adult
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Perfect for beginners, this slower-paced class teaches simple yoga exercises designed to improve
muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and range of motion at any age. Community Partner punch
cards available at the Y or the Center for Life Enrichment for $40. Registration is not
required. Yoga class punch card is $24 for Y Members.
Morning Alzheimer's Support Group
First & Third Tuesday of the Month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Led by Pam Thomas, this morning support group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month
at the Center for Life Enrichment. The next meetings are Tuesdays, January 6 and 20 from 10:00
- 11:30 a.m. This support group is FREE and open to the public; no registration required. For
questions or additional information, please call Pam at 262-560-6915.
Grief Support Group - Good Mourning Coffee Break
Second Monday of the Month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Gather with others who are grieving the death of a loved one and receive support, understanding,
and helpful suggestions as you cope with your loss. The facilitator is Michele Eimon Counselor. This support group will meet the 2nd Monday of each month at the Center for Life
Enrichment, and is made possible by the support of Asera Care Hospice Foundation, the Center for
Life Enrichment, and Stillwaters Cancer Support Services. Registration is not necessary; FREE for
participants. Next meeting date is January 12. For more info, please call Michele at (262) 5489148 or email her at [email protected]
Lake Country Carvers
Second Thursday of the Month
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Lake Country Carvers is a group that meets the second Thursday of the month, January 8, at
the Center for Life Enrichment at 6:00 p.m. The business meeting is held from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. with
open carving running from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Ray Burow at
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Center for Life Enrichment. We'd love to hear from you!
Happy Birthday to You!
Enjoy a birthday treat on us. Email your name, birthday (month and day) and postal address to
[email protected] the month before or month of your birthday to receive a special surprise.
Happy Birthday!