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Welcome, Campers!

You are invited to the first-ever Spirit of Aging Camp at Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. At this FREE event, health and wellness experts, community members and industry professionals will share strategies and resources for aging in a healthy and happy way. Hear from one community member who designed her home to be a safe place as she ages. Learn new and easy exercises and stretches that fit your lifestyle. Discover healthful foods that UW researchers recommend for aging brains and eyes. This energizing and interactive day at camp will provide you with the tools to help you feel empowered to thrive as you age.

 

Register Here by September 10

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:30 am Registration and Crafts

9:05 am Camp Welcome

9:15 am Your Home, Your Way

Think about your home. Now, think about how small changes to your living space could help you age within your current home. This panel discussion will feature experts in interior design, neurology, low vision, falls and more. You’ll leave with new ideas about how your house can become your forever home.

10:00 am Living Your Best Life

Have you noticed that you need reader glasses at restaurants? Do you feel unsteady behind the wheel? Our panel of healthcare providers will offer insight on how to cope with aging, when to seek medical help and preventitive tips and tricks to keep you feeling confident year after year.

11:30 am Delicious Dining

Everyone knows kale is all the rage, but did you know it can actually taste good while delivering super-food value? This nutrition-focused panel and cooking demonstration will provide you with the guidance you need to make tasty dishes at home, get amazing health benefits from foods and even wow your friends and family.

1:00 pm Moving Mountains

Get moving, literally, with this wellness-focused panel and demonstration. Expert yoga teachers, swim instructors and healthcare providers will share guided movement practices for all activity levels during this interactive session.

2:00 pm Camp Concludes

Register Here by September 10

PRESENTERS

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Barbara Bendlin, PhD, Associate Professor

Kathleen Hoffland, NP

Shannon Myers, Community Research Associate of the Community-Academic Aging Research Network, Director of Program Implementation at the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, Stepping On Master Trainer

Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, Assistant Professor

 

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Yanjun (Judy) Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Jennifer Larson, MD, Assistant Professor

Yao Liu, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Teleophthalmology

Julie Mares, PhD, MSPH, Professor

Sanbrita Mondal, OD, Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor; Director of the Low Vision Clinic

 

UW Health

Dianne Lahey – Fitness Supervisor

Jodi Oster – Fitness Supervisor

 

Community Experts

Cathy Goehler, Community and Wellness Director, Lacuna Coworking

Joe Heppe, Executive Chef, I.d. Delafield

Maxine Palmer, Community Member

Dondi Szombatfalvy, Lead Interior Designer, Bella Domicile

 

Parking

Parking is available for a fee in the following lots near Union South:

Lot 80 – Union South Parking Garage

Lot 17 – Engineering Drive Ramp

Lot 20 – University Avenue Ramp

 

This event is hosted by:

Geriatrics, DOVS, UW Health

Join us in welcoming John D. Shepherd, MD, Director of the Weigel Williamson Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as he presents:

“Recognizing and Addressing Depression in the Low Vision Patient”

 

Register for one of the two 20-minute presentations on Friday, May 31 by completing the form below by May 20th.

 

ABOUT THE CENTER:

The Weigel Williamson Center celebrated 10 years of service in 2018 and has served over 5,000 patients at the only low vision house situated on an academic medical center campus. It has grown from one doctor and one occupational therapist at a single location to multiple providers at multiple locations in the region.

LEARN MORE

Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our Spring 2019 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

   register here by april 1, 2019  

An Update on Diabetic Retinopathy: Diagnosis and Treatments

Justin Gottlieb, MDABOUT DR. GOTTLIEB

Justin L. Gottlieb, MD, is an ophthalmologist who sees patients in Madison, WI, and Rockford, IL, and has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. Dr. Gottlieb is principal investigator for the Madison site of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR), and served as co-principal investigator for the landmark Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), which investigated the effect of antioxidant vitamins and zinc on macular degeneration and cataract.

 

 

 

PROGRAM

  • 5:30-6:00PM – Registration and light dinner served (buffet style)
  • 6:00-7:00PM – Introduction >> Presentation >> Question/Answer Discussion

ABOUT SAVING SIGHT SESSIONS

Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our Spring 2019 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Justin L. Gottlieb, MD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

 

   register here by april 1, 2019  

 

 

You’re invited to the 2019 Semi-Annual Spring Eyewear Events at your UW Health Optical Shops! Choose from hundreds of amazing styles, tailored to give you your best vision yet. This semi-annual event is not to be missed and includes up to 25% a complete set of eyewear* on exclusive brands you love. Join us at your nearest location on the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, March 19 – Madison Eye Associates (780 Regent Street, Suite 306), 8am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 19 – West Eye Clinic (451 Junction Road), 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Deming Way Eye Clinic (2349 Deming Way, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 26 – University Station Clinic (2880 University Avenue, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, March 28 – East Clinic (5249 East Terrace Drive), 8am – 5pm

 

Check out some of the brands we love:

Try them at home, then buy during the event

*See opticians for details on brand offering and special promotions at each location.

 

You’re invited to the 2019 Semi-Annual Spring Eyewear Events at your UW Health Optical Shops! Choose from hundreds of amazing styles, tailored to give you your best vision yet. This semi-annual event is not to be missed and includes up to 25% a complete set of eyewear* on exclusive brands you love. Join us at your nearest location on the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, March 19 – Madison Eye Associates (780 Regent Street, Suite 306), 8am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 19 – West Eye Clinic (451 Junction Road), 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Deming Way Eye Clinic (2349 Deming Way, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 26 – University Station Clinic (2880 University Avenue, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, March 28 – East Clinic (5249 East Terrace Drive), 8am – 5pm

 

Check out some of the brands we love:

Try them at home, then buy during the event

*See opticians for details on brand offering and special promotions at each location.

You’re invited to the 2019 Semi-Annual Spring Eyewear Events at your UW Health Optical Shops! Choose from hundreds of amazing styles, tailored to give you your best vision yet. This semi-annual event is not to be missed and includes up to 25% a complete set of eyewear* on exclusive brands you love. Join us at your nearest location on the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, March 19 – Madison Eye Associates (780 Regent Street, Suite 306), 8am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 19 – West Eye Clinic (451 Junction Road), 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Deming Way Eye Clinic (2349 Deming Way, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 26 – University Station Clinic (2880 University Avenue, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, March 28 – East Clinic (5249 East Terrace Drive), 8am – 5pm

 

Check out some of the brands we love:

Try Them on at Home, Then Buy During Event

*See opticians for details on brand offering and special promotions at each location.

 

You’re invited to the 2019 Semi-Annual Spring Eyewear Events at your UW Health Optical Shops! Choose from hundreds of amazing styles, tailored to give you your best vision yet. This semi-annual event is not to be missed and includes up to 25% a complete set of eyewear* on exclusive brands you love. Join us at your nearest location on the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, March 19 – Madison Eye Associates (780 Regent Street, Suite 306), 8am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 19 – West Eye Clinic (451 Junction Road), 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Deming Way Eye Clinic (2349 Deming Way, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 26 – University Station Clinic (2880 University Avenue, Suite 200), 8am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, March 28 – East Clinic (5249 East Terrace Drive), 8am – 5pm

 

Check out some of the brands we love:

TRY THEM ON AT HOME, THEN BUY DURING THE EVENT

*See opticians for details on brand offering and special promotions at each location.