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Summer Potpourri II

The Isolation and Loneliness Epidemic
Recent studies have shown that loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! Melissa Meier, executive director of Eastside Senior Services, discusses ways to combat isolation and loneliness for ourselves and in our community. She presents the positive impact of volunteering and how Eastside Senior Services helps adults age 60 and older to remain independent in their homes through volunteerism. Presenter: Melissa Meier

Pizza Pies to Railroad Ties: Second-Generation Stories
The values of their immigrant parents led Giacomo Fallucca and Cindy Angelos into very different vocations. Listen to Giacomo, whose Italian father opened one bakery in 1964, talk about how he has grown the business, Palermo’s Pizza, to a company employing 700-plus people. Cindy discusses how her Greek parents’ teachings led her to become the first female brakeman on the Milwaukee Road, and how it changed the railroad, the men with whom she worked and her future. Presenters: Giacomo Fallucca and Cindy Angelos

Osher Travel Program – South African Odyssey
Join members of the Osher Travel Committee as they share their experiences from a once-in-a-lifetime journey to South Africa, including Cape Town; Cape of Good Hope, the country’s famous wine-producing region; St. Lucia Estuary; Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve; Kruger National Park, the amazing scenery of the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window; Johannesburg and Soweto. Presenter: Kim Beck


Giacomo Fallucca

Giacomo Fallucca is chairman of the board and CEO of Palermo Villa, Inc. Palermo’s Pizza began 55 years ago when Fallucca’s father and mother opened Palermo Bakery on Milwaukee’s east side. Palermo’s family of brands includes Palermo’s Primo Thin, King ... read more

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