Upcoming events

    • October 28, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705

     

    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.
        

    Free enclosed parking.  




    Registration is not required.






    Lecture Description


    Review of Past Healthcare Reforms

    We start with the first Federal intervention in 1798 and continue through various designed and inadvertent interventions into the healthcare system. This journey will make stops in the 1940’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, 2010 and today. 

    What Makes the US population Unique?

    We will define the unique cost drivers within the US population that set us apart from both the Canadian and Western European systems. Then we will apply these concepts to the Affordable Care Act, and the modifications made since it became law. 

    Possible Future Healthcare Plans

    We will review the current Proposals, such as: "Medicare for All", "Buy in to either Medicare or Medicaid" and "the Public Plan Option" and other proposals.

    We will leave plenty of time for discussion.


    David Grunke

    Speaker, Coach & Instructor

    For over 40 years David has made presentations on a diverse portfolio of topics including Health Care Reform. 

    Currently, David is an Associate Facility member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. The topics that David presents to Insurance Companies executives and their agents include Health Insurance & Employee Benefit Concepts, and Ethics. 

    As a noted resource on Health Care Systems/Delivery/Financing, David has presented to the National and WI State Associations of Health Underwriters, and many insurance agencies and companies on Health Care Reform.   

    In addition, David leads classes on Health Care in conjunction with various Chambers of Commerce, most recently, Monroe WI and the Latino Chamber of South-Central WI.

    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6209 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods both outdoors & underground. 

    • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
    • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
    • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
    • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
    • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
    • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
    • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
    • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly

     

    Questions?   Contact information: Tim Otis tierneyotis@gmail.com


    • October 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705


    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.

    Free enclosed parking.  



    Registration is not required.














    Lecture Description

    The Chazen Museum of the Arts, is celebrating 50 years in 2019 as a major art’s museum on the UW-Madison campus. The museum, collects, preserves and exhibits works of art and presents related programs that focus on the exhibits.


    Dr. Amy Gilman will share an overview of new and expanded programs including opening hours 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, as part of her mission to welcome more visitors, including students, community members and tourists to the Chazen. The repurposed gift and coffee shop opened in September, serving coffee and food items and featuring Chazen specific merchandise. New and expanded programs geared towards children and families with hands-on art related activities are planned, and visitors are welcome to drop in for docent tours every Sunday at 2 pm. Gilman will talk about upcoming exhibits and programs for 2019-20.


    Dr. Amy Gilman


    Dr. Gilman joined the Chazen in September, 2017, following her position as Deputy Director of the Toledo Museum of Art. As director of the Chazen, Dr. Gilman oversees all administrative, financial, and curatorial duties for the museum. Dr. Gilman earned her doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; a master of fine arts in photography from Columbia College in Chicago, and a bachelor’s performance studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6209 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods both outdoors & underground. 

    • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
    • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
    • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
    • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
    • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
    • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
    • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
    • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly

     

    Questions?   Contact information: Aleta Murray a-murray@sbcglobal.net


    • November 08, 2019
    • Spring Green, Wisconsin
    • 4
    Register


    A Doll's House, Part 2 @ American Players Theatre
    Touchstone Theatre
    Friday, November
     8 matinee

    Join us Friday, November 8th, for our American Players Theatre (APT) play, A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath.

    Directed by Brenda Devita. Featuring: Colleen Madden as Nora, Jim DeVita as Torvald, Sarah Day as Anne and Melisa Pereyra as Emmy.

    Synopsis:  With a knock at the door, Nora is launched back into a household she helped burn to the ground 15 years before.  But even after all this time, family ties cinch tighter than expected, and she discovers that confronting people she hurt in the past takes courage, a good sense of humor, and a strong sense of self.  Fortunately, Nora ticks all those boxes.  A provocative and surprisingly funny debate about the roles people choose to play, and those they feel forced into; a conversation with 140 years of momentum behind it. 

    A fast-paced and contemporary sequel to A Doll’s House, that also stands perfectly well on its own.

    Seating:  Tickets are located in the center section, Touchstone's exceptional seat area.  

    Special Event for trip registrants:  A movie viewing and discussion of the original story of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen will be presented October 24th, 2:00 pm at Oakwood Village University Woods.


    For more information on the play, see APT's A Doll’s House, Part 2 website.

    Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, with no intermission (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

    A Doll’s House, Part 2 will be staged in APT's 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. It's about a 5-minute stroll from the parking lot, up a gentle slope (though there is a shuttle available if you prefer to ride). The path leads through the prairie to a beautiful, modern, intimate, and climate-controlled facility. Once inside, you'll find a gift shop, concession stand and restrooms--the same amenities as the Hill Theatre (but to slightly smaller scale). More information about this theater.

    Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Guest Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available.) Check with trip organizer. Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.

    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive 15 minutes early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Spring Green on time to begin our adventure.

    Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

    Leave Madison - Please arrive 15 minutes before departure                                          

    8:40 AM Bus arrives East Towne Sears (boarding across from Culver’s, west of Lamppost 10)                                                                                                                       

    9:00 AM Bus departs East Towne Sears 

    9:20 AM Bus departs Capitol Lakes       

    9:40 AM Bus departs Oakwood Village University Woods for Spring Green (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

    In Spring Green                                                                                          

    10:45 AM Bus arrives in downtown Spring Green for lunch (on  your own).  A group lunch location, for those who wish to participate, will be at Freddy Valentine's Public House.

    12:15 PM Bus departs for American Players Theatre.  If using the shuttle, allow time for boarding--the route is short, but the shuttle may be small.                                                          

    1:00 PM A Doll’s House, Part 2 performance begins  

    3:00 PM A Doll’s House, Part 2 performance ends. Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for walking/shuttle and restroom use.

    3:30 PM Bus departs for Madison (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

    Arrive Madison (estimated)                          

    4:20 PM Return to Oakwood Village University Woods

    4:40 PM Return to Capitol Lakes                       

    5:00 PM Return to East Towne Sears

    _______________________________________________________________________

    For further information: Contact A Doll’s House, Part 2 theater trip organizers:

    Jean Kasten jeankasten@yahoo.com 608-358-5448

    ● Tammy Albrecht tbirdalbrecht@gmail.com 608-449-0401

    • November 13, 2019
    • Chicago
    • 1
    Register


                                                        Flowers (1964)

    This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that have emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death in 1987. More than 350 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that Warhol anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age.



    Selection from "Ads" (1985)


    Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again originated at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City last November.   New York Times art critic Holland Carter, in a review titled Meet Warhol, Again, in This Brilliant Whitney Show, wrote "He’s the most important American artist of the second half of the 20th century. The Whitney show vividly restores him to full, commanding view, and reasserts his importance for a new generation, but does so in a carefully shaped and edited way."


    Read other  Reviews of Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again.pdf


                                                  Celebrity Portrait Installation


    Join us for a trip to see this not-to-be missed exhibition. It pulls together all periods of his career and showcases the full spectrum of his work including paintings, drawings, sculpture, drawings, video and more.

    The registration fee ($77 for PLATO members and $92 for PLATO guests) includes admission to the Art Institute, special admission charge for the Warhol exhibition, and a 45-minute seated slide lecture on the Warhol exhibition.


             

                           Mao (1972)                                         Self-Portrait  (1964)


               

                    Superman (1961)                            Green Coca-Cola Bottles (1962)


    We will be at the Art Institute for five hours which will give you time for lunch and see works in the permanent collection and other exhibitions. 

    To learn more about the Warhol exhibition, go to Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

    Other exhibitions on display during our visit include:

    Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age

    PHOTOGRAPHY + FOLK ART: Looking for America in the 1930s

    One Hundred Views of Tokyo: Message to the 21st Century

    In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury

    The Impressionist Pastel

    Weaving beyond the Bauhaus

    Postcommodity: With Each Incentive

    Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow

    Click for Museum Map

    Click for Museum Gift Shops

    Lunch is on your own

    Click for Museum Dining Options

    If you want to eat at a nearby restaurant, here are some suggestions:

    Where to Eat Near The Art Institute of Chicago

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    Itinerary   

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave.

    – Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.

    Leave Madison

    6:30 AM     Bus arrives at Oakwood for boarding

    6:40 AM     Departs Oakwood

    7:00 AM     Arrives Capitol Lakes for boarding

    7:20 AM     Arrives East Towne Sears for boarding.

    7:30 AM     Departs for Chicago or sooner if everybody is aboard                                   

    Chicago

    10:30 AM     Arrives Art Institute

    10:45-11:30 AM  Seated slide lecture featuring the Warhol Exhibition

    3:20 PM      Begins boarding for return trip

    3:30 PM      Departs for Madison

    Return to Madison (Estimate)

    6:45 PM        Arrives at East Towne Sears

    7:00 PM        Arrives at Capitol Lakes

    7:20 PM        Arrives at Oakwood Village West

    Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus.

    Non-Member Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.  Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee.

    PLATO Membership: PLATO membership is $60.00/year and all memberships renew on July 1.  If you join between April 1 and November 30 you will pay the full membership fee of $60.  If you join between December 1 and March 31 you pay half the membership fee - $30.


    For further information contact Warhol Exhibition Trip Organizers:

    Janet Cabot - jbcabot52@gmail.com - 608-280-1067

    Martha Zydowsky - mzydowsky@gmail.com - 608-213-6907

    • November 15, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Oro's Executive Dining Room, 1st Floor, Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue
    • 24


    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

    Reservations 

    Beginning at 11:30 am, we'll meet at Oro's Executive Dining Room on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  Ask for the PLATO table. 

    Please call ahead to let them know the dates that you plan to dine at the PLATO table.  Oro's staff appreciate knowing roughly how many people are coming so they can set aside tables for us.  For reservations call

    Tivvi Mauer at 

    (608) 441-7310 

    or contact the dining room 

    directly at (608) 441-7101.

    The Oros Executive Dining Room is open to the public and offers a buffet lunch serving locally fresh and sustainable seasonal fare. "Be sure to save room for our delectable house-made dessert selections". 

    The weekly luncheon menu can be found at LUNCH MENU.

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor, across from the restaurant.  Most lectures are very popular and fill up the auditorium by 1:15 pm.  Please allow enough time to find seating.   

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures are offered by the UW Alumni Association and require a registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up through the UW Alumni Association: 

    Registration

     

     

    • November 15, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715


    This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

     

    Registration

    Global Hotspots lectures are an offering of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and are supported, in part, by PLATO.  To signup for the lecture, click the Registration button below:

    Registration


    About the event

    This talk will focus on cryptocurrencies, which are, arguably, a new type of financial asset. Join a discussion that will address what cryptocurrencies are, look at the most promising cryptocurrency projects that are gaining traction in the real economy, and consider the hurdles to broader consumer adoption.

    Speaker

    Brad Chandler, director, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business

    About the speaker

    At the Nicholas Center, Chandler is responsible for administering the center’s specialized programming focused on both master of business administration and undergraduate students, as well as teaching a number of its core courses. Chandler teaches the first-ever cryptocurrencies/blockchain class at the UW, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. In December 2018, the Nicholas Center published “Top Student Perspectives on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies,” which highlighted research performed by students in this discipline. In addition, Chandler advises a number of student groups including the Graduate Finance Organization, the Investment Banking Club, and Badger Blockchain. Prior to joining the center in 2017, Chandler was a managing director in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in New York City. He earned his doctor of law and master of business administration degrees from the University of Chicago, received a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Duke University, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    Don’t miss this chance to hear from a UW–Madison expert on this topical issue!

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

    Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 1-608-308-5537


    PLATO Luncheon Prior to the Lecture

    REMINDER:  Preceding the lecture, PLATO members will gather for lunch at Oro's Executive Restaurant on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  For a list of PLATO social events including this luncheon, click on the button below:

    Social Events


    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • November 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W Main St., Auditorium, Madison


     

    Free to PLATO members and guests.

    Registration is not required.

    Free parking in ramp in designated Capitol Lakes Visitor spaces.  


     




    Lecture Description

    USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

    As a retired senior US Diplomat, Dr. Cheema will talk about her experiences and insights on the following topics:

    The Role of US AID in World diplomacy 

    Life of a diplomat, some personal vignettes

    How US diplomacy works and how it has changed over time

    J.K. Cheema, PhD

    Dr. Jatinder Cheema, has lived and served in multiple countries managing and overseeing development programs. For nearly thirty five years, she worked in Central Asia, Armenia, South Asia, Afghanistan, and countries in Africa.

    Born in 1942 in India, she witnessed history in the making as the subcontinent of India was being divided into separate countries, India and Pakistan. As a daughter of a civil service officer, moving and living in different places was an integral part of her growing up.

    In 1975, Cheema moved to the United States for graduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduating, she worked with International Organizations as a development consulted and in 1991 joined the United States Agency for International Development as a career Foreign Service Officer. She reached the ranks of a Senior Executive before retiring

    Lecture Location

                        Capital Lakes Auditorium

    333 West Main Street

                         Madison, WI 53703

                         608-283-2000  

    Parking      

    Park in ramp across the street in Capitol Lakes Visitor designated space.  Take a ticket when entering ramp and have it validated at the Front Desk following the lecture.

    Questions    

    Contact Aleta Murray at  a-murray@sbcglobal.net or 608-276-8531.

     

     

     


    • December 06, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Oro's Executive Dining Room, 1st Floor, Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue
    • 24


    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

    Beginning at 11:30 am, we'll meet at Oro's Executive Dining Room on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  Ask for the PLATO table. 

    Please call ahead to let them know the dates that you plan to dine at the PLATO table.  Oro's staff appreciate knowing roughly how many people are coming so they can set aside tables for us.  For reservations call

    Tivvi Mauer at 

    (608) 441-7310 

    or contact the dining room 

    directly at (608) 441-7101.

    The Oros Executive Dining Room is open to the public and offers a buffet lunch serving locally fresh and sustainable seasonal fare. "Be sure to save room for our delectable house-made dessert selections". 

    The weekly luncheon menu can be found at LUNCH MENU.

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor, across from the restaurant.  Most lectures are very popular and fill up the auditorium by 1:15 pm.  Please allow enough time to find seating.   

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures are offered by the UW Alumni Association and require a registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up through the UW Alumni Association: 

    Registration

     

     


    • December 06, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715


    This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

     

    Registration

    Global Hotspots lectures are an offering of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and are supported, in part, by PLATO.  To signup for the lecture, click the Registration button below:

    Registration

    About the event

    Historian David Fields will speak on how the division of Korea was much more than a last-minute decision taken by two colonels in August 1945. Instead, it happened in a much longer sequence of events that has its origin in the 19th century — in an obscure treaty — and in Americans’ belief in their own exceptionalism. Fields will discuss his new book on the origins of the division of Korea and how this history shapes events on the Korean peninsula today.

    Speaker

    David Fields MA’09, PhD’17, associate director, UW–Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies

    About the speaker

    Fields is the author of Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea and the editor of The Diary of Syngman Rhee, 1904–34, 1944. He has been published in the Washington Post, North Korea Review, and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations, and on SinoNK.com.

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    Register today to hear from a UW–Madison expert on this timely topic!

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

    Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 1-608-308-5537.


    PLATO Luncheon Prior to the Lecture

    REMINDER:  Preceding the lecture, PLATO members will gather for lunch at Oro's Executive Restaurant on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  For a list of PLATO social events including this luncheon, click on the button below:

    Social Events


    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • December 10, 2019
    • January 06, 2020

    Winter Course Enrollment begins Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    PLATO members can choose between four or five courses that meet for four to six weeks.

    Enrollment for courses always begins four weeks before the courses start.

    Also, the beginning of the course enrollment begins on a Tuesday and is announced in the PLATO weekly email.

    After the busyness of December, PLATO gives members a chance to take a short course compared to the Fall and Spring sessions.

    The courses meet in a few locations around Madison and cover various topics, including fictional detectives, poetry, and music.

    Thanks to the volunteer coordinators who offer these courses.

    If you have not taken a course before, this is a great opportunity to try one of these shorter courses.


    Link to: Winter Course Schedule 2020 - Note: link not active until December 17th.



    • December 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705



    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.


    Free enclosed parking.  




    Registration is not required.












    Lecture Description

    Former Governor Martin Schreiber and his love since high school faced a problem they never anticipated. Schreiber’s wife, Elaine, had developed Alzheimer’s disease, and for over a decade he was her primary caregiver. In his talk he shares the story of how he learned to survive, and offers advice to other caregivers.

    The love story of Marty and his wife Elaine began in the 1950s when they were high school freshmen, but took the cruelest of twists some 14 years ago. Wracked by Alzheimer's, but with Marty always at her side, Elaine was transformed from the gracious former First Lady of Wisconsin into someone who depends on family and professional help for all of her basic daily care. Yet, Marty and Elaine still find moments of joy through activities such as music and simply holding hands.

    He lovingly tells their story in the acclaimed book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver. It will be available for purchase at $15 per copy, cash or checks preferred. All net sales proceeds are used to support Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs.


    Gov. Martin J. Schreiber


    More than two years ago, former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber began a campaign unlike anything he experienced while in office. Rather than seeking votes, Schreiber now works to recognize and support Alzheimer’s caregivers – an unpaid workforce that exceeds 16 million people nationwide. Schreiber's goal for caregivers (whom he calls heroes) is that they learn, cope, survive and even thrive during their difficult journey.

    Since late 2016, Schreiber has crisscrossed Wisconsin and traveled to 10 other states to help families, employers and healthcare providers understand the importance of counseling and other caregiver resources — support that de-stigmatizes the disease, reduces stress and alleviates guilt. Whether in metro areas or underserved rural communities, he says that family caregiver concerns are the same. So, he listens to their stories, touches their hearts with compassion and always adds humor. Said one caregiver, "You saved my life."

    At 300 presentations and counting, Schreiber is building upon his legacy of work on behalf of older adults. As lieutenant governor and governor, he led reforms for nursing home care oversight and helped develop Wisconsin's in-home Community Care Organization. In 2015, he collaborated with the State of Wisconsin and business groups to create the online Dementia-Friendly Employers Toolkit, which is now used by HR departments and employee assistance programs.


    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6209 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods both outdoors & underground. 

    • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
    • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
    • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
    • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
    • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
    • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
    • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
    • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly

     

    Questions?   Contact information: Aleta Murray a-murray@sbcglobal.net


 

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