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The Value of Friends
Family is family.
Friends are our only relationship of choice.
Discover WHY they are important to our health & well-being.


2019 at 1pm (CST)


July 31 Grandma Goes to Illinois
Aug. 28 Answers to life mysteries
Sept. 26 LIVE until You Die
Oct. 24 Words of Wisdom
Nov. 21 Success Through a Positive Attitude
Dec. 19 Expect the Unexpected

Register by calling 888 600-2560 or email teltopics@matherlifeways.com
Swedish Death Cleaning
"A loved one wishes to inherit NICE things from you; not ALL things from you." Give your family the gift of a clean, organized, & simple life. Join in the discussion as we learn how to downsize our lives in a memorable way. Learn about fun projects that you can begin at any age.



Cultural Diversity
For successful communication & relating to others globally - you'll want to be in the know.

Finding Your Zen
Need a time-out from your busy, chaotic life? Are you stressed to the max? Need to recharge your batteries? Join us for a discussion on simple, helpful ways to rekindle the light in your heart.
 
Regularly Scheduled Events
GAME TIME with Jeanne
Join us for some fun! Test your knowledge or learn a thing or two in these brain-teasing sessions.
1-2pm (CST)
register by calling # 888 600-2560 or email teltopics@matherlifeways.com
At time listed for the program, dial in from any phone...and enjoy. All calls are FREE!

2019 at 1pm

August 15 More Urban Myths  Are They True
September 12 How Well do you know the United States?
October 10 Globe Trotting moderate level
November 14 Dictionary
December 5 This, That, & Everything
Events Open to the Public


 
NEWS FLASH:
Jeanne, aka Grandma, was on the radio Monday, Feb. 18
WCMY 1430AM/ link to interview on Swedish Death Cleaning page

Grandma Goes to Antarctica:
This is the true story of a 57-year-old grandmother who was stationed in Antarctica for 5 months as a contract worker for the National Science Foundation. (NSF)

Grandma Goes to Hawaii (& Stays for 14 Years)
Grandma and her family leave the only neighborhood they have known to live on an island where they do not know anyone, do not have jobs, nor have their teenagers enrolled in school.
Why? Why not?


Book Launch for
An American Version of Swedish Dreath Cleaning;
A Mission of Awareness
Prairie Fox Bookstore

719 LaSalle St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
September 21, 2019 11am--1pm


NAC & City NewsStand & Cafe present
An American Version of Swedish Death Cleaning
4018 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
October 20, 2019 from 1-3pm

Burger 21
Author Event 1-3pm
14650 S. LaGrange Rd.
Orland Pk, IL 60462
Author Fair
Sterling Library
102 W. 3rd St.
Sterling, IL 61081
Dec. 7, 2019 from 11am-3pm

2020
Swedish Death Cleaning
Rolling Meadows Library
3110 Martin Lane
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
January 15, 2020 at 7pm
Swedish Death Cleaning
Woodridge Library
3 Plaza Dr.
Woodridge, IL 60517
Jan. 19, 2020 at 2pm
Gail Borden Public Library District
Cultural Diversity
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
February 4, 2020 at 6:30pm

Alsip-Merrionette Park Library
11960 S. Pulaski Rd.
Alsip, IL 60803
Swedish Death Cleaning
March 31, 2020 at 6:30pm

Geneseo Library
805 N. Chicago Ave.
Geneseo, IL 61254
Swedish Death Cleaning
April 18, 2020 at 2pm


Cultural Diversity
Travel around the world with author, storyteller, & motivational speaker Jeanne Roppolo. View over 150 of her personal photos. Broaden your knowledge & understanding of our fellow human beings as we peer into various traditions & find our common ground.

The Trans-Siberian Railway Journey
Discover the ultimate in train travel! Accompany Jeanne Roppolo, raconteur & photo journalist, on a grand Road Scholar adventure as she rides the rails 5,000 miles through China, Mongolia, Siberia & Russia.

Swedish Death Cleaning
Learn about fun projects that you can begin at any age. By sharing a joyful walk down memory lane, your family will better understand the era in which you lived & loved. Make history go from a boring school subject to your family saga enriching future generations.