Cedar Crest Lecture Series coming in March 2020

We are excited to partner with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and host the Cedar Crest Lecture Series in March! This free 4 week series is open to the public.

Cedar Crest Lecture Series

Spring 2020

A Look Back at America’s Century: The 20th Century

In 1941, Timepublisher Henry Lucecalled on the United States and its citizens to create the “first Great American Century.” The U.S. dominated the world in political, economic and military terms,and also experienced its share of turbulence, creative genius,and cultural change on the home front. Join us the spring as we explore America’s Century, with all of its struggles and triumphs, legacies and lessons for future generations.

Thursday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.

A Hundred or So Years Later: Remembering Forgotten Wisconsin Authors of the Early 20thCenturyJohn Pruitt, professor of English and Women’s & Gender Studies, UW-Whitewater at Rock County

You definitely know Laura Ingalls Wilder, and you probably know Lorine Niedecker and August Derleth. But what about Robert Gard and Margery Latimer? Today you’ll learnabout these and other Wisconsinauthors who have been ignored, overlooked, or simply forgotten, and you’ll hear about different ways to rediscover them.

Thursday, March 12, 3:00 p.m -CANCELLED

Roosevelt’s “Brain Trust” and the Creation of the New DealElizabeth Jozwiak, associate professor of History, UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Franklin Roosevelt faced the massive challenge of the Great Depression when he was elected President in 1932. Who were some of the “big brains” he called upon for help in formulating solutions and what did they propose?

Thursday, March 19, 3:00 p.m -CANCELLED

The Arc of Protest: Growth, Inclusion, and Change in Mid-20thCentury AmericaDavid McKay, senior lecturer of History, UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Much of modern American politics and society is still driven by the social protest movements of the 1960s, but these movements are often misunderstood by the people reacting to them now.This lecture will look at where those movements came from inthe 1950s and how they evolved from a moderate, inclusive effort to expand American culture to a radical effort to change it completely by the early 1970s.

Thursday, March 26, 3:00 p.m

The 100 Greatest American Speeches of the 20thCenturyRichard Haven, professor emeritusof Communication, UW-Whitewater

The lecture will focus on how the list was compiledwith a more detailed look at the top ten speeches, the speakers who had the most speeches on the list and the overall importance of public speaking in American public discourse.


All lectures are free and open to the public. They are held on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Gathering Roomat Cedar Crest, 1702 South River Road in Janesville.Free parking is available and registration is not required. Visit our website at www.uww.edu/ce/cedar-crest.edu for full schedule and updates.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please advise us as soon as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA. Please contact Kari Borne at bornek@uww.edu or 262-472-1003 for further information.

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Cedar Crest Townhome Update 9/24/20

Here some information about virtual visits for Thanksgiving for families of Cedar Crest Health Center, Memory Care, and Assisted Living:
We are reaching out because some of the Cedar Crest staff have volunteered their time to assist residents with virtual visits for Thanksgiving.
We are asking that visits be limited to 20 minutes so that everyone gets a chance to utilize the virtual visits. If you have multiple family members that want to visit, please use Zoom so that a group chat may be utilized. We also have visits available via Google Duo, FaceTime, and Skype. Visits will be available beginning at 8am, and the last visit will be at 3:20pm.
Please contact Emily Hammer at 608-373-6319 by Monday 11/23 to schedule your Thanksgiving visit.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times. We continue to look forward to the day we can see all of you.
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The Christmas holiday is quickly approaching and the life enrichment team at Cedar Crest are making plans to insure your loved one has a festive holiday season.
We know this Christmas season will be different for all of us, and especially different for our residents, living here at Cedar Crest. If, you would like us to help your loved one decorate a small Christmas tree for their room. You may drop off a 2 foot Christmas tree with lights and ornaments in a tote, with a lid labeled Christmas tree and resident’s name and room number. Trees may be dropped off at the Main Lobby, Monday thru Friday 8:00-4:30.
In addition, the life enrichment team (Santa’s Elves) will spread Christmas cheer over many days this year until each area has celebrated Christmas. Santa’s Elves will serve special treats provided by our AWESOME dining team and will pass out gifts.
We are asking families/friends to provide a $5.00 - $10.00 gift for Santa’s Elves to deliver to your loved one. We ask that you please deliver or send the wrapped gift (by December 4th), labeled with your loved one’s name on it. Gifts may be dropped off Monday thru Friday 8-4:30.
If you have any questions about this Christmas Season please feel free to contact: Tammy Fatla, Life Enrichment Manager at (608) 373-6320.
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This year, for resident safety, Cedar Crest will not host the annual Veterans’ Day (November 11, 2020) banquet and program. Instead, with the help of many Cedar Crest staff and residents, we are celebrating and honoring our veterans in alternative ways during the entire month of November:
➢ Military Memorabilia Display next to the Garden Café in the Frank Douglas
(WWII 4th Infantry Veteran) Memorial Show Case
➢ Veteran Photo Wall Display outside Cedar Crest Post Office, enhanced with additional submitted photos this year. No, it is not the Post Office’s “Most Wanted Wall”; it is the Cedar Crest’s “ Most Deserving of Our Grateful Thanks Wall.”
➢ Ten-dollar Garden Café Card to each Veteran, so he may enjoy a safe, socially distanced meal with a friend in lieu of the usual formal dining room dinner
➢ Patriotic cupcake on Veterans’ Day for those eating in the Dining Room
➢ U.S. flag on each Independent Living Apartment Veteran’s door
➢ Veterans’ newsletter honoring past and present veterans.
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