Coffee and a Chat

Community talks about healthy aging

A virtual and in-person event series bringing local experts and community members together to share information and answer questions about healthy aging topics. 

The WAI Regional Milwaukee Office hosts a series of community talks about healthy aging topics twice each year. Anyone is welcome to join in, drink a coffee, listen in and ask questions. Participation is free, but registration is requested.

Videos from past programs

Healthy Living: Exercising at Home
Featuring Sarah Lose, MS and Bri Briedenbach, PhD from UW-Madison Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – Okonkwo lab

Vegan Soul Food Cooking
Featuring Chef Mama Zakiya from Vegan Soul

Groundwork Community Gardens
Featuring Grian Hollies-Maxwell and Samson Srok of Groundwork Milwaukee

Get Involved with Hunger Task Force
Featuring Rick Lewandowski, director Senior Services of Hunger Task Force


Upcoming Chats

  • Jun

    Breaking the Silence Community Workshop: Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia and Caregiving @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Calvary Baptist Church, 2959 N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53206

    Speaker Stephanie Houston, MBA, and family caregiver Kathy Peetz will discuss understanding frontotemporal dementia and caregiving. Breaking the Silence workshops are open to the public and no cost.

  • Jul

    Breaking the Silence Community Workshop: How to Steer the Guardianship @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Ebenezer Family Worship Center, 3132 N. Dr. MLK Drive, Milwaukee, WI

    During the summer 2024, the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Regional Milwaukee Office is hosting a series of community workshops. The Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color Community Workshops are no cost and open to the public. Lunch will be provided after presentations. On July 11, speakers from Easterseals Wisconsin will provide information about guardianship, including: what is guardianship and when its needed and how to start the process. 

  • Aug

    Breaking the Silence Community Workshop: So, you think you're not a caregiver? @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Ebenezer Family Worship Center, 3132 N. Dr. MLK Drive, Milwaukee, WI

    On August 8, the topic is caregiving. Do you find yourself caregiving. Understand what caregiving is, how family members become caregivers and what do next. The speaker is Kayla Steinke, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services - Aging Services.