Center for Enrichment & Life Long Learning

What's Your Capacity for Growth?

The Center for Enrichment is a place where adults (age 50 years and better) can gather to stay active, healthy and continue to learn. The center provides opportunities for education, wellness and spiritual growth while encouraging social interaction.

**Winter/Spring course catalog has been updated and includes additional classes as of 1/14/19.

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Keynote Series / One Time Presentations / Senior Sage Movies

clement manor center for enrichment
 are open to members ($3) and guests ($5), and take place from 1:30 to 3pm unless otherwise noted.  Registration is appreciated.  Please call 414-546-7302.
February 21, 2019 - Wicked Milwaukee.  The Cream City of yesteryear was a dingy haven for scofflaws and villains.  Join local historian, author and founder of, Yance Marti, for a look at the disadvantaged people of yesteryear and how they were marginalized by the cultural, racial, political, and gender norms of the times.
March 21 - Laura Ingalls Wilder.  First Impressions presenter, Jessica Michna, will bring Mrs. Wilder, an older, wiser and reflective woman to life in order to share her life story and how she came to produce her literary works that have delighted generations of children and adults.
April 25 - How Prohibition Played Out in Wisconisn.  Join Jerry Janiszewski, the VP of The National Brewery Museum Foundation for a look at the 18th Amendment - what led to it, the driving forces to enforce it and the impact it had in Wisconsin.
May 30 - The Rest of the Story.  Pulitzer Prize-winning photos often caputre the most important and poignant moments in man's existence in the modern age.  Come and learn the story of the moment, who the individuals are in the photos and more about the photographers taking stunning photographs.  Presenter, John Horgan, earned his B.A. in history and political science and his M.A. in history, both from Marquette University, and his Doctor of Arts in Modern World History degree at St. John’s University in New York, New York. He is a professor at Concordia University.

Join us on Tuesday's for a series of movies chosen to inspire and foster conversation.  Movies begin at 1pm. Open to members and guests. Reservations helpful.  Please call 414-546-7302. 
January 15, 2019 - Phantom Thread
January 22 - Schindler's List
January 29 - Schindler's List
February 12 - All Is Lost
March 19 - Moonstruck
March 26 - Chappaquiddick
April 2 - 20th Century Women
April 9 - The Holiday
April 23 - Dragonfly
May 7 - What Lies Beneath
May 21 - The Favourite
May 28 - The Old Man & The Gun

FREE programs for members and guests:

- This "come when you can" weekly writing club brings beginners and more experienced writers together to share and develop all types of writing talent. If you're wanting to write down your memories for your family/friends, are working on a special project or wanting to start something new, this group will give you the energy that comes from a group of writers.  Wednesdays from 1 to 2pm

Tuesday Bridge Club - weekly from 9 to 11am.

Club Loomineers - a no needle knitting group.  Do you need assistance with a project or are you looking for new ideas? This social and supportive group can help.  First Wednesday of the month from Noon to 1pm.

Early Stage Support Group - for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their care partners.  First Monday of every month frin 2:30 to 4pm.  Registration required for first-time attendees.  Call Laurie Nowak at 414-546-7367 to register.

Alzheimer's Association Family/Caregiver Support Group - Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 2 to 3pm.  Call Alice Hatzenbeller at 414-546-7980 to register.

Life Long Learning Book Club and Mystery Book Group

LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB meets the first Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1:00p.m. No fee. Open to all book lovers!
2019 Schedule:

January 8 - Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger
February 5 - The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
March 5 - The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig
April 2 - The Address by Fiona Davis
May 7 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
June 4 - Bear Town by Fredric Backman

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP facilitated by Jolly Schoenecker.  Meets the third Monday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  No fee. Open to all.
2019 Schedule:
January 21 - A Beautiful Place to Die: Martha's Vineyard Mystery #1 by Philip Craig
February 18 - A Cold Day for Murder (A Kate Shugak mystery) by Dana Stabenow
March 18 - The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert
April 15 - A Hard Ticket Home: A Mystery (Mac McKenzie series Book 1) by David Housewright

Article: Health Benefits of Reading

Schedule of Classes

Term 1: January 14 - February 20
Term 2: March 4 - April 10
Term 3: April 22 - May 29
Term 4: June 10 to July 31
Term 5: September 9 to October 16
Term 6: October 28 to December 11

Brain Fitness – Right Here!

Learning is a health-promoting entity. Learning involves structural, chemical, and functional changes in the brain helping students stay mentally active, curious, and involved. Not only that, the social connections made with other students foster a sense of community and togetherness.

The Perfect Gift for the “Person Who Has Everything”

Gift certificates for the Center for Enrichment are a perfect gift for someone who enjoys learning, wants to stay fit, and likes to meet new people. Single membership is just $25 and a couple membership is only $35 for an entire year! Membership includes discount coupons toward the cost of courses, meals in the Rainbow Room, reduced fee or no cost events and programming, and member only special events. Contact us today about a gift certificate for that special someone!

Becoming A Volunteer Instructor

Older adults are seeking not only to live longer but to live more active, meaningful lives. Participation in a life long learning course can produce significant benefits for older adults. From the days of LaFarge Life Long Learning to today, the School Sisters of St. Francis sponsored, Center for Enrichment and Life Long Learning, has relied on the passion of others from the community to share their interests with students. Volunteering as an instructor and sharing information about a topic that you enjoy will make a difference. Contact us today for more information.

Clement Manor Center for Enrichment and Life Long Learning Receives the Wisconsin Health Care Association 2008 Community Harmony Award

The Center is making a positive impact on older adults in Southeastern Wisconsin! The Community Harmony Award is given to a health care facility that successfully and consistently brings the community into the lives of its residents and provides programs and initiatives that meet community needs. This is possible with the help of hundreds of volunteer instructors that are willing to share their time and passion for a topic with other inquisitive adults.

Programming includes courses and presentations about: current affairs, foreign language, art, history, staying fit and active, writing life stories, photography, cooking, conservation, spirituality, and getting the most out of Nintendo Wii. Computer classes connect students with family and remote places of the world.

Independent and Assisted Living Apartment Residents Enjoy FREE Membership

Apartment residents instantly become free members of the Center for Enrichment where exciting opportunities for continued personal growth are provided through adult education classes.

For more information about membership or class schedule, please contact: Kristy Beyer at (414) 546-7990 or email her at

CFE Address: 9405 W. Howard Avenue | Greenfield, WI 53228