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Activities

Get Movin’ in the Morning – 9:15am to 9:45am, Outdoor Courtyard

Join us from 9:15 to 9:45 on the outdoor courtyard for a low-impact session of morning chair yoga. Experts from Orange Shoe Personal Fitness will lead you in a 30-minute session of stretching and balance work to get your mind and body ready to take on the day ahead. Space is limited.

Pickleball – 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Outdoor Court

Learn more about the fastest growing sport in the US on our outdoor court from expert player, John Gambucci. Get a feel for the game and try your hand at hitting a few balls durin the live demonstration.
Sponsored by First Federal Bank

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Empower Yourself! Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense Class – 12:15pm to 1:45pm, Collaborate B & C

Explore the world with confidence by learning some basic safety techniques from our experts. You’ll come away feeling empowered with techniques that will change your life!

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Milwaukee Dancing Grannies – 2:00pm Performance, Collaborate B & C

A heart of gold, a stardust soul, a smile that shines bright, the right pom poms and a little red lipstick, is what it takes to be a Milwaukee Dancing Grannie. Watch them perform and be entertained by their energetic, ageless style!
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Caricature Artist Bernie Tennis

Visit the Enjoy Life with Capri room and have your portrait drawn by caricature artist extraordinaire, Bernie Tennis. Bernie has drawn caricatures throughout the Midwest for over 25 years and creates works of art that you will want to frame and display! Whether you are a singleton, a couple or a group of friends, Bernie will draw you a special memory that you will cherish.

Live Music and Karaoke in the Atrium by Two of a Kind

In true active aging fashion, the fantastic ____ Family will perform live music and karakoke in the main Atrium from 10am – 11am and then again from 12pm – 2pm. Judy, Mary and their 80-year-old father have been entertaining crowds under the name of Two of a Kind for over 30-years and will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the hallway to songs you know and love.

Italian Community Center – Bocce Ball

The game of Bocce began as early as 264 B.C. in Rome, Italy, and involves rolling balls to win points by getting them close to a target. The game is played in teams and is a lot of fun! Over 25 million people in the US alone play bocce. Learn how to play and where you can get involved in a nearby league. This activity is compliments of the Italian Community Center, home of Festa Italiana, The Taste of Italy and many more beloved Milwaukee events. Stop by their booth in the Exhibit Hall to give Bocce Ball a try!

Looking for more ways to get involved year-round?

Explore countless opportunities by checking out these active aging resources!

The Joy of Pickleball!

Come see what all the chatter is about around the fastest growing sport in the nation – PICKLEBALL! If you can play ping pong, tennis or any other racquet sport, you can PICKLE! This popular, active, fun game, is on a court half the size of a tennis court and twice the fun! Play is indoors or outdoors and can be enjoyed at many parks, rec centers and clubs throughout the greater Milwaukee area and surrounding suburbs! Learn the history, rules and strategy behind the game, and how you can get involved from Mike McGuire, ITPTA teaching pro.

About Mike McGuire

Mike McGuire is a Level II certified Pickleball instructor of the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association and has been since 2016. He regularly teaches private lessons and conducts clinics and corporate events for players of all levels. Mike also plays competitively with the top players in Southeast Wisconsin. We are excited to have a professional of Mike’s stature be part of the inaugural Enjoy Life Active Aging Symposium.