BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH: A DAY TO CELEBRATE MEMORY IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Learn how to live life like it’s golden! That is the theme of the 9th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller event held each year to build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community.

This year’s BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH is Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fitchburg. Free and open to the public, the day will include a brunch, wellness fair, performance by the “Amazing Grace” Chorus, caregiver workshops, healthy food demonstration and memory screenings.

Carl V. Hill, PhD, Dir. of Office of Special Populations, National Institutes of Health, will address “Double Jeopardy: The Curious Case of Health Disparities in the United States.”

On this program, Carey Gleason, PhD., Assoc. Prof. at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Fabu Carter, WARDC Outreach Specialist, describe the importance of African Americans learning more about how Alzheimer’s disease affects them.

African Americans are up to twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as Caucasians and yet are diagnosed later in the disease and less likely to gain access to resources or participate in research. The Solomon Carter Fuller event, named after the African American psychiatrist who worked closely with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, is one path to changing this.

For more details and to register, go to adrc.wisc.edu/scf2019 or call 608-232-3400. Walk-ins are welcome.

CONFRONTING THE LASTING EFFECTS OF BULLYING….

Guest: Beverly Davis, Community Chaplain, Attic Angel Place and Author, Great Gray Series

“The effects of bullying can stay with you all your life,” says Beverly Davis. Beverly speaks from personal experience. She was bullied throughout her childhood and is still impacted by the pain. “The acts of marginalizing people don’t just affect the person being hurt, they affect everyone in his or her life,” she added.

As a result of a dream she had about the power of believing in yourself and the need to express this, Beverly Davis authored the Great Gray series of children’s books for all ages.

On this program, Beverly Davis tells the story of Gray, an elephant who looked different and how the elephants in India stopped bullying Gray when he save their village. The book honors the differences in all of us and guides us to rise above bullying to experience our own sense of greatness.

MADISON IN THE SIXTIES

Guest:  Stuart Levitan, author, Madison historian, broadcaster

Stu Levitan has recently published the civic history of a turbulent decade, “Madison in the Sixties.” No, it’s not a groovy, tie-dyed memoir of hippie life. In fact, as Stu tells us on this program, much about the Sixties in Madison was not groovy at all. The battle to build Monona Terrace was a decade-long civic failure; the city struggled with urban renewal and civil rights; the University of Wisconsin was a national center of antiwar and civil rights protests – some violent.

But the Sixties were also a colorful time in which significant figures of local, state and national history were making their mark in Madison.

On this program, All About Living producer, Jim Bartlett, talks with Stu Levitan about what Madison was really like in the sixties.

NEARING 65? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE

Guests:  Deb Harvey, co-founder of Retirement Specialists, LLC and Alex Harvey, Licensed Insurance Agent

There are 10,000 baby boomers a day turning 65. That means they have come of age to enter the world of Social Security, Medicare, supplemental insurance, and prescription drug coverage. If you are one of them, then you aren’t alone in seeking answers about those benefits that you have paid into for years and are about to reap. What are your options? How do you decide what is best for you?

On this program, Deb Harvey, co-founder of Retirement Specialists, LLC with offices in Sauk City, Reedsburg and Monona, describes how she and her fellow co-worker, Trish Vandre, applied their years of experience as legal advocates for Sauk County and started their own business to help people figure out what the right answers are for them. “The most well-meaning people give the worst advice,” says Deb Harvey. “It’s different for each person. People have indicated they were afraid to retire because they didn’t know where to begin.”

Also on the program is Alex Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with Retirement Specialists. While the company does not charge a consulting fee nor require people to purchase products, they do have various products available.

LIVING WELL WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

Guest:  Eno Nsima-Obot, M.D., physician, life coach and author….

“It is possible to live well and to thrive with a chronic illness such as Type 2 diabetes. By that I mean enjoy a life which is full and enriching as ever,” states Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot, winner of this past year’s Book Excellence Award in the medical category, an international awards competition giving authors the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform.

On this program, Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot shares highlights from her award-winning book, “Dr. Eno’s A-to-Z Guide to Thriving with Type 2 Diabetes.” Her book presents the questions that plague many of her patients. In addition to being a physician, Dr. Nsima-Obot is also a trained professional life coach. It is this combination of skills that leads her to help her patients focus on wellness and healthy living rather than disease. “Once you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a healthy lifestyle is essential to your long-term health and well-being,” explained Dr. Nsima-Obot.