Learning for Life Day - CANCELLED

Learning for Life Day

Celebrate New Experiences


May 7, 2020

Thursday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Location: WITC-Ashland


Catalog number: 60-305-600

Class Number: 25211

About the seminar: Celebrate New Experiences is the theme for this new Learning for Life event! The day offers participants of all ages the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of new and interesting topics, including wellness, history, home safety, the outdoors and much more. For one great price you'll be able to gather information that may lead to a new hobby, life skill, regimen or activity. With three different tracks to choose from, you are sure to find topics of specific interest to you - one class number, one low fee covers them all. It's a day to celebrate new experiences and see what WITC has to offer!


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1 – 1:50 p.m.

  • Discovering the Historical Resources for the Ashland Community

    • Pam Ekholm, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and Tory Stroshane, AHSM
      Join Pam and Tory to learn about the vast range of historical resources available in this area. You’ll also experience using tools for genealogical research.

  • Chair Yoga – Safe Stretching for Individuals with Limited Mobility

    • Natalie Schmaltz, ACE Personal Trainer
      Chair Yoga is a great way to safely get all the health benefits of yoga while avoiding the possibility of injury. Loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, improve circulation help your metabolism, improve breathing, gain energy, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, protect joints—the list goes on! All poses can be easily modified to adapt to your individual needs.

  • Understand the Purpose of Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney for Finance & Healthcare – What is Probate?

    • Craig Haukaas, Attorney
      Join us to learn more about the purposes of wills, trusts and powers of attorney for finances and healthcare. Mr. Haukaas is a general practice attorney located in Ashland who will explain these differences and help you understand probate features.

2 – 2:50 p.m.

  • Finding Your Way to Fun

    • Mary Motiff, Bayfield County Tourism Director
      Learn to navigate the amazing opportunities in this area. From art galleries and museums to sailing and dog sled adventures – there are so many things to do that it can seem overwhelming. Find out how to utilize the tools and resources available to get started on your adventures.

  • You Can Live Well with Dementia - Now and In the Future 

    • Becki Mein, Inclusa Regional Operations Senior Manager
      Inclusa is a family care organization that helps adults manage their Medicaid services so they can continue to live their best life possible. Becki has both personal and professional experience supporting those with a dementia diagnosis, and has worked with peers to develop a Dementia Toolkit to support caregivers.

  • Making Good Decisions on Locating and Use of Home Fire Extinguishers

    • Chris Bulovsky, Retired Captain City of Ashland Fire Department
      Chris is a retired Captain with the City of Ashland Fire Department and has been teaching fire and fire safety for over 20 years. The information gleaned from his presentation will allow you to make decisions for to improve the safety of your home.

3 – 3:50 p.m.

  • Cut the Cable Bill

    • Troy Morgan
      Thinking about getting rid of another monthly bill? TV lovers have more budget-friendly options than they may realize. Learn how to ditch cable and satellite TV — and save a bundle — without giving up your favorite shows or features. 

  • Ashland Community Drug Overview and K9 Presentation

    • Nick Ovaska, K9 Officer and Lt. Scott Morland
      Our community faces many challenges and among them are community safety and drug awareness. Join Nick Ovaska, Ashland K9 Officer and Lt. Scott Morland as they share the concerns of the growing drug epidemic, offer information on how to combat it, and thrill you with a demonstration from our very own K9 officer.

4 – 4:50 p.m.

  • Big Top Chautauqua – A Hallmark of the Northwoods

    • Anne Olson, Big Top Chautauqua Volunteer Coordinator/Big Top Development
      Big Top Chautauqua has been a hallmark of the Northwoods since 1986, hosting over 60 concerts and shows in addition to entertainment and educational activities each year. Volunteers are at the heart of our non-profit operation: each summer, volunteers bring the big blue tent alive! Find out how you can volunteer and/or grow your knowledge at the Big Top!

  • Pulse & Pattern: An Introduction to Brain Dance

    • Rebecca Nelson and Donna Jones-Ilsley, Brain Compatible Dance Educators
      In this session you will be introduced to a variety of holistic movement patterns that improve brain health and strengthen the mind-body connection.  Experience a brief brain-compatible rhythm-based dance lesson using movements that can be performed at your own pace.  No previous dance experience required; open to all ages and all mobility levels.



2100 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806

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Contact Information

Lynn Fitch

800.243.9482 ext. 2327

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Class fee: $35

$26.20 (62+)

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