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True Love: The journey of two family caregivers

Former Wisconsin governor Martin Schreiber and Milwaukee financial adviser John McCarthy will share two compelling true love stories at an author reception and book signing at St. Ann Center. In his book My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Schreiber candidly counsels those taking on the caregiving role—as he did 12 years ago when his wife, Elaine, was diagnosed with the disease. He offers practical advice on how to respect the one with Alzheimer’s while avoiding caregiver burnout. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women, he offers special guidance for men taking on the...

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Video: We Shall Overcome

A crowd of hundreds attending the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on January 15. The program highlighted Milwaukee youth who interpreted Dr. King’s works through arts, speech, and writing.

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Audio: It’s time for healing

This roundtable discussion took place at the D & S Healing Center with team members Dr. Kenneth Cole, Tracy Treacy, and Pardeep Singh Kaleka, all clinicians of color.

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Video: If It Be Your Will

“First We Take Milwaukee – A Tribute to Leonard Cohen” was held at Shank Hall on January 6 with proceeds going to American Red Cross. This song “If it be your will” was performed by legendary musician Bill Camplin in front of a full house.

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With holidays over, community services still need volunteers

With the end of December holidays and the start of the New Year, most 2017 resolutions are self-centered and particularly focused on diet and exercise for weight loss. It is an unpleasant context to realize that while some people try work off the result of over-eating, so many others do not have enough to eat. Or while closets are now too full with new clothing, some have little to wear against the rigid Milwaukee winter. Instead of ending the year with volunteerism, perhaps a resolution could be beginning the year by helping others. Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the...

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