Center for Enrichment & Life Long Learning

What's Your Capacity for Growth?

The Center for Enrichment is a place where older adults (age 55 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.

Click below for the current catalog of member and guest programs.

Clement Manor Center for Enrichment Spring 2017 Course Catalog

Keynote Series

Keynote's 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.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Celebrating Women's History Month with Mary Ann Bickerdyke, "To Heal a Nation"

Wednesday, March 15 from 12:30 to 2pm.
Presented by Jessica Michna 

During the American Civil War more soldiers would die from disease than wounds. The care these men received often was worse than the illness itself. Mary Ann Bickerdyke would distinguish herself during this period. Her tireless efforts saved countless lives, often at great risk to herself.  She was an energetic heroine whose sole efforts were to more efficiently care for wounded Union Soldiers.  When staff complained about the outspoken, insubordinate female nurse who consistently disregarded the army’s red tape and military procedures, Union General William T. Sherman, who developed a great respect for Mary Ann, once said, “Well, I can do nothing for you she outranks me.” She was beloved of the soldiers and many referred to her as “Mother Bickerdyke.”

March 23 - War Dogs: America's Unsung Heroes with Jerry Witt, Vietnam War Veteran and Scout Dog Handler. Jerry was responsible for leading infantry units of the 1st Cavalry Division on patrols as their point man, working with German Shepherds by his side. Jerry will tell their story and give honor and respect to these four-legged vets.

April 20 - Slovenia: A Country on the "Sunny Side of the Alps" by Dolores Ivanchich and Helen Mejac Frohna, UWM, Slovenian Arts Council.  Hear and see the beauty of this land along the Adriatic Sea and learn about the culture, music and cuisine that has been influenced by neighboring countries.

May 18 - Infamous Women Warriors in History by Dawn Scher Thomae, Curator of anthropology Collections, Milwaukee Public Museum.  Get an early introduction to the Museum's upcoming "Weapons" exhibit that will open in October 2017.  Dawn will share insights into many of the women who took up arms to defend their country, land, freedome and beliefs.

FREE programs for members and guests:

The market is booming! Join us on Tuesday, March 14 from 11 to 11:50am to learn how to maximize your profit and reduce stress. Tips you'll receive include a house preparation timeline, how to eliminate potential problems, and ideas for decluttering, cleaning, repairing and staging your home for a successful sale.  Debbie Hennessy, First Weber.

Green, or natural burial, is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact.  Learn more from Shedd Farley and Linda Gene Farley of Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability on Wednesday, March 22 from 1 to 2pm.

Write-On - a "come when you can" weekly writing club that brings writers together to share and develop all types of writing talent. Wednesdays from 1 to 2pm

Tuesday Bridge Club - weekly from 9 to 11am.

Club Loomineers - a no needle knitting group.  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.  Registration required for first-time attendees.  Call Laurie Nowak at 414-546-7367 to register.

Alzheimer's Association Family/Caregiver Support Group - Call Alice Hatzenbeller at 414-546-7980 to register.

Life Long Learning Book Club

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1:00p.m. No fee. Open to all book lovers!

2017 Schedule:

March 7 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
April 4 - Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
May 2 - The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Gamach Series #11) by Louise Penny
June 6 - The Cherry Harvest: A Novel by Lucy Sanna 

Schedule of Classes - 2017

Term 2: March 6 to April 12
Term 3: April 24 to June 5
Term 4: June 12 to July 19
Term 5: September 11 to October 18
Term 6: October 30 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