MPTV Events


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / 5:00 pm


Milwaukee Public Television kicks off its first Community Conversation focusing on "Caring for the Caregiver" at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 at the Medical College of Wisconsin auditorium, 8701 Watertown Plank Road in Milwaukee. This is the first in a series of five events on various topics at selected sites around the MPTV viewing area. The events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call 414-297-7514 to reserve your seat. The event will be streamed live on October 10 at 5pm here

The featured speaker is a national NEXT AVENUE contributor, Sherri Snelling. Snelling is CEO and founder of The Caregiving Club, and a nationally recognized expert on how to help caregivers balance "self-care" while caring for a loved one.

Discussion panelists include Rhonda Jean Voigt Montgomery, Helen Bader Endowed Professor in Applied Gerontology, School of Social Welfare and Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who will share her research on aging and the effects of caregiving and resulting TCARE program.

Also, sharing his expertise is Dr. Robert Gleeson, MD, FACP, Director, Executive Health Program at Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Gleeson specializes in health risk assessment, recommending both preventive medicine and lifestyle changes to promote a healthier life. He will join Ms. Snelling and Dr. Montgomery as a panelist to answer your questions and offer additional insight into living healthy lives while juggling some of life's most stressful demands.

Each guest will receive a Life Long Learning Certificate from MPTV and NEXT AVENUE. All social workers and professional counselors will receive a separate certificate for 1.5 CEHs through UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the end of the program.

Visitor parking is available across from the main entrance.

NEXT AVENUE is a national website targeting people who are age 50 or older in southeastern Wisconsin. With the help of a grant from Milwaukee's Helen Bader Foundation, MPTV has developed MPTV Community Conversations to localize and enhance the website's information in such areas as health and well-being, money and security, work and purpose, living and learning, and caregiving. Viewers can access the site by clicking on the NEXT AVENUE logo on the MPTV homepage ( For additional information call MPTV Viewer Services at 414-297-7520