Front Porch Line-Up for 2016!

Join us on the Front Porch for our great performers, living life to the fullest!

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Thursday, August 25: The Plymouth Rockers Senior Chorus – – http://plymouthrockers.org/ Seasoned choral members performing from Plymouth MN. Performances at 11am and 1pm.

Saturday, August 27: LakeShore Players – 10 Minute Plays – http://lakeshoreplayers.org/ Ten Minute Plays performed by Lakeshore Players, featuring seasoned artists who play for the love of theater. Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Sunday, August 28: ARTsage – http://www.artsagemn.org/ Arts and aging come together on-stage! Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Monday, August 29 (Senior Day) – Chmielewski FunTime Band  – http://funtimeband.com/ Florian Chmielewski, inducted into the International Polka Hall of Fame, entertaining audiences for 70 years! Performances at 11am and 1pm.

Tuesday, August 30: SummerTime Quartet –https://www.facebook.com/SummerTimeQuartet  A cappella quartet performs new and traditional music, sung in traditional barbershop harmony. Performances at 11am and 1pm.

Wednesday, August 31: Dr. Dale Anderson, MD http://acthappy.com/ Dr. “Happy” delivers his prescription to laugh and act happy for the health of it! Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Thursday, September 1: The Pretty Good Players – http://www.voamnwi.org/rsvp-twin-cities-pretty-good-players  Performers 55 to 80+ using true stories, original skits, and humor to address getting older. Performances at 11am and 1pm.

Friday, September 2: TPT ALMANAC – Live Taping Day!

Saturday, September 3: LakeShore Players – 10 Minute Plays – http://lakeshoreplayers.org/ Ten Minute Plays performed by Lakeshore Players, featuring seasoned artists who play for the love of theater. Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Sunday, September 4: Dr. Dale Anderson, MD http://acthappy.com/ Dr. “Happy” delivers his prescription to laugh and act happy for the health of it! Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

 

 

Join us at Wiser Living in 2016!

ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT for the popular Wiser Living exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair! Get your message out to fairgoers. Check out our Exhibit Info below – and email your interest by May 30 to be considered for an exhibit location!Wiser Living 2016 Form - Page 1

Photos from MSF 2016

FULL INFO HERE

REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Front Porch 2015 Schedule for Wiser Living Announced!

WISER LIVING – FRONT PORCH SCHEDULE 2015

Wiser Living is proud to showcase on our Front Porch performances from Minnesota’s finest, living life fully through the ages. We’re all growing older, but we can also grow wiser by staying active and involved in our communities and the arts. Partnering with TPT allows us to offer a full day of intergenerational programming for fair-goers!

  • FULL FRONT PORCH SCHEDULE HERE
  • FULL WISER LIVING 2015 FLYER HERE

WISER LIVING SCHEDULE

(Each group will perform between 11am and 1pm and again from 3:30-5pm.)

Thursday, August 27: The Plymouth Rockers Senior Chorus – http://www.plymouthrockers.org/

Seasoned choral members performing from Plymouth MN.

Friday, August 28: KairosAlive! – http://kairosalive.org/

KAIROS alive! – Intergenerational dance and storytelling performances.

Saturday, August 29: LakeShore Players – 10 Minute Plays – http://lakeshoreplayers.org/

Ten Minute Plays performed by Lakeshore Players, featuring seasoned artists who play for the love of theater.

Sunday, August 30: ARTsage – http://www.artsagemn.org/

Arts and aging come together on-stage!

Monday, August 31: Alive and Kickin’ – http://aliveandkickinmn.org/

Rockin’ seniors ages 65-91 performing contemporary music and sharing personal stories.

Tuesday, September 1: SummerTime Barber Shop Quartet – https://www.facebook.com/SummerTimeQuartet

A cappella quartet performs new and traditional music, sung in traditional barbershop harmony.

Wednesday, September 2: The Pretty Good Players – http://www.voamnwi.org/rsvp-twin-cities-pretty-good-players

Performers 55 to 80+ using true stories, original skits, and humor to address getting older.

Thursday, September 3: – Florian Chmielewski and his FunTime Band – http://funtimeband.com/

At age 88, Florian is celebrating his 70th-year playing the accordion.

Saturday, September 5: LakeShore Players – 10 Minute Plays – http://lakeshoreplayers.org/

Ten Minute Plays performed by Lakeshore Players, featuring seasoned artists who play for the love of theater.

Busy Day at the State Fair Today – Complete with 10-Minute Plays!

Special thanks to Lakeshore Players Theatre for performing 10-Minute Plays today on our Front Porch! It's a busy day here at the fair and at Wiser Living. Hope you can join us!


TPT’s Next Avenue & Wilder at Wiser Living Today!

It's Senior Day here at the Minnesota State Fair, and our Front Porch will be busy with Twin Cities Public Television personalities and Wilder staff talking about what it means to be a caregiver. Are YOU a Caregiver? Stop by the 4-H building and Wiser Living Today!

Bloom at the MN State Fair!

Check out all the great new technology for aging in place! BeBloomin is one of the companies showcasing their smart solutions for aging well – check us out – on the front of the 4-H Building!

What is BeBloomin?

The Solution for Thriving in Place!

BeBloomin brings to the home and mobile devices an integrated set of personal, community and health services and technologies to continuously enhance the quality of life of seniors, aging baby boomers, and family caregivers. BeBloomin provides a wide range of easy-to-use computer-assisted capabilities for individuals and families to stay active in their communities, supportively connected with each other and with the organizations on which they rely.

TPT’s Next Avenue and Knute Nelson & GrandCare rock the Front Porch Stage!

So exciting to have Twin Cities Public Television's Next Avenue with us on Opening Day! Next Avenue is an innovative website to help all of us 50+ to live our best lives possible. And today, Knute Nelson partnered with Grand Care to lead a day of demonstrations and discussions on new opportunities for living independently at home made possible through advances in technology. What fun will tomorrow bring? 


Welcome to our 2014 Wiser Living Exhibitors!

The Wiser Living 2014 Exhibit has expanded! Come check out our NEW Idea House & Main Street concepts, showcasing over 28 companies that help seniors and their caregivers meet the challenges of aging, with greater ease, comfort and independence!

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IDEA HOUSE (great ideas for adapting your home for ease)

THE NEW MAIN STREET (featuring the “new” services & products we need as we age) 

THE FRONT PORCH (0ur special stage designed to help you grow wiser through engaging presentations)

Wiser Living Exhibit Info Session at Mill City ICC 4/24

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT ON A STICK!

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Join us on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the Wiser Living Exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, and how you can use this venue to reach your customers in a fun, innovative and cost-effective way! Representatives from Older But Wiser Living and the Minnesota State Fair will be on-hand at the premiere Mill City Innovation and Collaboration Center to answer your questions about this great opportunity to showcase your product or service solution to older adults, caregivers, and other professionals in the aging industry. Click HERE for more information or to register.