February Events at Chai Point
Vision Forward presents “Seeing Better in 2016” on Thursday, February 4, at 1:30 pm. This informative presentation offers tips to help maintain eye health and new products to enhance vision. Vision Forward strives to empower, educate, and enhance the lives of people impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other age-related vision loss shouldn’t mean the end of an active life!
“Jewish History Journey at Chai Point” continues on Monday, February 8, at 2:45 pm, with Judaism through the first millennium CE: Later Rabbis & Gaonim: Gemarah & Talmud; and Monday, February 22, at 2:45 pm, with Diaspora Jewry-Ashkenaz & Sepharad: Kehillot, Maimonides & Rashi. Facilitated by Rabbi Steven Adams, the series explores the culture and religion from its beginnings to today and beyond. “Jewish History” runs through May 2016; stay tuned for future dates and topics.
Cate Miller, local foodie and owner of Cate’s Kitchen, stirs up a delicious soup in her program “From Soup to Nuts” on Tuesday, February 10, at 3:00 pm. Through her business, Miller coordinates demonstrations for events such as Bastille Days, teaches cooking classes and writes about food for a variety of publications. This demonstration is the first in a series featuring Milwaukee culinary professionals.
On Tuesday, February 16, at 3:00 pm, professor Mark Keane presents the interactive program, “Draw Along with Frank Lloyd Wright.” Whether participants draw or simply listen, this will be to be an interesting and educational hour experiencing the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Professor Mark Keane teaches design and drawing at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee and is the director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Initiative. This lecture kicks off the “Designs of Our Lives” series, focusing on the appreciation of design and how it has enhanced our daily living. Speakers will include area architects, product designers, interior designers and photographers.
Concert pianist Zoya Makhlina Goldenberg performs on Thursday, February 18, at 1:30 pm. The program will include classical, contemporary and jazz selections, including the music of Chopin and Mendelssohn. A native of Ukraine, Goldenberg studied piano from the age of five. After the Chernobyl disaster, she moved from Kiev to Milwaukee, where she established her piano studio.
On Friday, February 26, at 1:30 pm, the Latin-Klezmer fusion band Klezmer Libre comes to Chai Point for a return performance. Translated from Yiddish and Spanish “To Play Music Freely,” Klezmer Libre is comprised of faculty members from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. The ensemble plays a variety of genres including traditional Eastern-European Klezmer, Latin, contemporary and classical.
All programs and performances are free unless otherwise noted. Free parking is also available under the building at 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities such as yoga and NIA. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event at Chai Point Senior Living is a great way to sample the “Chai” life!
Chai Point Senior Living offers assisted and independent living apartments in an elegant high-rise building overlooking Lake Michigan. Geared for today’s active and engaged older adults, Chai Point residents are sophisticated and culturally, socially and politically engaged.