Guests:  Laura Heisler, Dir. of Programming, WARF and Dir. of Outreach, Morgridge Institute for Research; Kristen Pickett, Assistant Professor and Debbie Bebeau, Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, UW-Madison

What is it you don’t know about healthy aging? The University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered answers to what it takes to live healthy, happy, and purposeful lives across the lifespan, and they are inviting the community to a free event on Saturday, October 10, at the Discovery Building Town Center so you can experience firsthand what UW has learned about how you can be your best self at any age. This “Celebrating Healthy and Purposeful Aging” event is made possible by John and Tashia Morgridge who have chosen this way to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

On this program, Laura Heisler, Kristen Pickett, and Debbie Bebeau share highlights of the Event’s activities.  From recognizing falls prevention as a key to purposeful and healthy aging to using tango dancing and glass blowing as activities to help people with Parkinson’s disease, you will be exposed to many creative ways to bring new joy, purpose and healthy living to your everyday activities.

From 10 am to noon is a family-focused time – Saturday Science for school-age children and adults; 1-5 pm features Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan.  For a full schedule of events and more information, including transportation options, go to discovery.wisc.edu.