The Next Chapter

Kathy has been Executive Director of Interfaith Senior Programs since 2001. A native of Wisconsin, she lives in Waukesha with her husband Jim Durnil, and has two sons. Kathy can be seen often at local libraries, book stores, coffee houses, and just all over Waukesha enjoying the local businesses.

Back to School - Everyone Learns!

 Each fall we hear from the local schools that more tutors are needed, and this year is no exception!  In the School District of Waukesha, we're recruiting volunteers for:

  • Readers' Cafe in elementary schools
  • Pen Pals (actual written letters) in elementary schools
  • Math Clubs in elementary schools
  • Oral History Tutors in middle schools
  • Reading Listeners in middle schools and high schools

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Music and Bells - Signifying Life Events

 Last weekend I was in the emergency room at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for a family member's health needs, beginning around 1 a.m. For many hours we were in the ER as tests were run and decisions were made regarding a diagnosis and treatment.  Eventually my family member was admitted to the hospital, and moved to a room around 9 a.m.

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Summer Reading

As a child, I spent hours at the Wauwatosa Public Library, reading and re-reading books.  During the summer months I loved participating in the reading programs that included logging hours of reading, and listing the books that I read.  

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What About Those Old Gardening Containers?

Now that spring seems to have actually arrived, many of us have purchased new annuals, hanging plants, and beautiful potted gardens.  Do you have any leftover plastic gardening containers?  No need to put them in the trash - they can be recycled! 

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Give Local!

 On May 6th 2014, from 12:00am to 11:59pm, Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County will be participating in a nation-wide day of local giving through the Give Local America program. We are trying to get 50 people to donate towards providing rides for seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments and the grocery store in Waukesha County.  Any size donation can make a difference! You can help by donating to our organization through our giving day page:

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