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April 2013,Vol.30 No. 4

Celebrate Service Mission Statement We are dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of older adults and their families by providing diverse programs, social services and volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Recognition Week April 21-27 Thank you to all our hard working, dedicated and generous volunteers. Join us on Friday April 19th at 8:30 AM for special rolls and a chance to recognize our very special volunteers.

In This Month’s Issue… Services

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Case Manager Info

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Nutrition

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Community/Center News

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Support Groups

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Commission On Aging

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Community News/Info

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Ongoing Events/Classes

12

Monthly Highlights

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Activity Calendar

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Menu Calendar

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Music Appreciation Series: A Little At A Time is in its 11th year! This program is for anyone who loves music. It is free and open to the public. Join us at the Senior Center on Mondays at 3:00 PM April 8th to May 6th. Class is free, but donations are welcome to cover the cost of the performers. More information page 10. John Beutel– Instructor

Over 90 Luncheon Are you 90 years of age or older and living independently in your own home? Then we want to honor you and your life longevity with lunch and classical piano entertainment on April 24 at 12:00 PM. Call to make your lunch reservation by April 22 873-8585

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Services:

Stoughton Area Senior Center

Case Management Stoughton, Towns of Albion & Dunkirk The Case Management program links older adults with services available to help them remain as independent as possible in their homes and community. Our Senior Center’s case managers are devoted to coordinating, evaluating and advocating for such services to meet each individual’s needs and preferences. Call 873-8585 to schedule an appointment. If you live in Dunn, Pleasant Springs or Rutland case management services are provided by the McFarland Senior Outreach, (608) 838-7117.

Transportation: General FDS Enterp. City Cab/Lift Equipped Van Contact: 873-7233 RSVP Driver Program Donation-based transportation for medical appointments; 48 hour notice recommended. Contact: Richard Hoffman 873-6112 between the hours of 9AM and 4PM

Nutrition Programs Meals are served at the Center or delivered to homebound individuals every weekday. Please see page 5 for details on the nutrition meal site and home delivered meals service.

Veterans Assistance A representative is available on Fridays at the Stoughton Area Senior Center . Please call (608) 266-4158 to schedule an appointment.

Experience Works Unemployed individuals 55 and over with low income who are seeking employment or job training. Call 608-646-0409 for information.

Blood Pressure Readings No appointments needed 2nd Monday of the month, 10:00 -11:00 AM Last Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM &1/2 hour before Bingo days

Meal Site & Shopping Transit Solutions Inc./Lift Equipped Van Call 873-8585 to make a reservation: • Stoughton Area Senior Center Meal Site Ride to noon lunch, Monday - Friday Cost $.50 each way • Tuesday thru Friday Grocery Shopping Ride to Pick & Save/Walmart in Stoughton Time: 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM; Cost: $1.00/way • Mall Shopping, 2nd & 4th Fridays $1.50/way Trips rotate between various malls in Madison: See Activity Calendar for monthly locations. Time: 9:30 AM home pick up; 1:15 PM return.

Equipment Loan Closet Equipment such as wheelchairs, commodes, walkers and other items may be checked out on a short-term basis to those residing in our case management service area (Stoughton, Town of Albion and Town of Dunkirk). Call or stop in for details. Monetary donations accepted. 2

Foot Care Clinic Offered third full week of the month Monday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM Tuesday, 8:30 AM -11:30 AM Call 873-8585 for an appointment. Cost $15. For Diabetic Foot Care Appointments: $25 Tuesdays 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at our Center Please see our Stoughton Area Guide for Senior Services available at the Senior Center or on our website at www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior, for a more complete list of the following services: Food Pantry • Medical • Housing • Financial Mental Health • Home Health • Respite Fitness/Wellness • Care Facilities

For further assistance, please call the Senior Center (608) 873-8585

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News: Case Management Services Nursing Homes in Wisconsin Excerpt from U.S. News, website address: http:// health.usnews.com/health-news/best-nursing-homes

An estimated 3.3 million Americans will live in the nation's nearly 16,000 nursing homes during 2013. That number translates to 1 in 7 people ages 65 and up, and more than 1 in 5 of those are 85 and older. They and their families will want and need a way to find a source of the best possible care. For many, it won't be easy. To help them, U.S. News has collected meaningful data and ratings about nearly every nursing facility in the United States, and built from them a searchable database designed to highlight the highest-rated homes likely to meet each user's needs. The data behind Best Nursing Homes come from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, as most are. The agency also collects information from states and individual homes and assigns each home a rating of one to five stars in each of three categories: state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality of medical care. The ratings are combined to produce an overall rating of one to five stars. Go to http://health.usnews.com/bestnursing-homes/area/wi for a complete look at how our local area nursing homes are rating. With so many Americans utilizing these facilities during times when quality healthcare is so critical, it’s important to be an informed and educated consumer.

April Means Planning for Severe Weather Excerpted from the State of Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of April 15-19, 2013 as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. It’s important to have a plan at home, at work, and when you’re away. Keep these simple tips in mind: · In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement and get under a sturdy table or the stairs. If a basement is not available, move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and cover yourself with anything close at hand: towels, blankets, pillows. If possible, get under a sturdy table, desk or counter. Put as many walls as possible between you and the storm. Stay away from windows. · If caught outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If you cannot quickly walk to shelter, get into a vehicle, buckle your seatbelt and drive to the closest sturdy shelter. If flying debris occurs while you are driving, pull over and park. Now you have two options as a last resort: Stay in the vehicle with the seatbelt on and place your head below the windows. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the roadway, exit the vehicle and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands. Do not seek shelter under an overpass. · Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes. You should leave a mobile home and go to the designated storm shelter or the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building. · Make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather information. A NOAA Weather Radio access to local TV, and smart phone apps can keep you informed when severe weather threatens.

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News: Case Management Services Top “Green” Spring-Cleaning Tips 1: Toss the Chemical Air Fresheners: The chemicals within air fresheners are linked to developmental and sex-hormone abnormalities, as well as cancer. Consider tossing the chemicals and trying natural fresheners like baking soda or essential oils. 2: Go Paperless: End the flow of bulk mail, direct marketing, credit card solicitations, catalogs and even unwanted phone books by opting out -- a quick search online will bring up sites to help. One such site is sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phonecalls-and-email. 3: Clean Up Your Dirty Laundry Habits: Each load of laundry done in a top-loading washing machine uses about 40 gallons of water and a typical dryer sucks up about five kilowatts of electricity each hour it runs. Install a clothesline, either in your basement or backyard. Wash on the cold cycle and air-dry on your newly installed clothesline.

7: Reuse: Scrubbing your shower with an old T-shirt means you keep both the shirt and the disposable wipes out of the landfill. Use old newspapers to clean the windows. Replace air conditioning and furnace filters with washable alternatives. 8: Change Your Lighting: Conserve energy and replace incandescent light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). If you install motion sensors on infrequently used lights you'll never forget to turn off the lights again. For the complete green spring-cleaning list and corresponding information and statistics, please visit The Learning Channel website listed below. http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/10-green-spring-cleaning -tips1.htm

4: Be Smart about Water: If you're a typical American, you use about 100 gallons of water every day. The thirstiest water consumer in your house is the toilet, followed by the shower or bath. To tame the toilet, use a toilet dam. Take shorter showers and install a low-flow showerhead. 5: End Energy Leaks: Turn off appliances and/or unplug instead of using the “Stand by” mode. 6: Spruce with Eco-Friendly Paint: Household paint contains thousands of chemicals, 300 known to be toxic. Choose low-VOC paint. LowVOC paints are water-based and because they aren't made with toxins they don't smell -- and chances are they're available in your color palette.

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Lisa’s

Kitchen Corner

Why Do You Need Vitamin D? Vitamin D is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does this by helping the body absorb calcium from food and supplements. Vitamin D is also important in many other ways. Muscles need it to move, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part. Your immune system needs vitamin D to help fight off bacteria and viruses, and together with calcium it helps to protect older adults from osteoporosis. Very few foods naturally have vitamin D. Fortified foods provide most of the vitamin D in our diet. Best sources of D are fatty fish like salmon and tuna. Vitamin D is added to many cereals, orange juice, yogurt, margarine and soy beverages. Almost all of the milk supply is fortified with 400 IU per quart. An older adult should try to get 800 IU daily. Information provided by National Institutes of Health.

Recipe of the Month Citrus Herbed Baked Salmon 2 lemons, sliced into ¼-inch rounds ½ cup red onion, sliced 8 ounces salmon 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped ¼ teaspoon natural sea salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees Layer in a foil pouch the following order: lemon rounds, red onion, salmon. Season with herbs and the salt. Close pouch and bake in oven for 25 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Do not poke holes in foil pouch. Remove salmon from foil pouch, place on plate and drizzle with juices leftover in pouch. Used with permission by Morton Salt , Inc.

Meals on Wheels Drivers for Wednesdays or Thursdays Kitchen Help and Kitchen Substitutes Needed Various Days Call Lisa at 873-8585 for more information

NUTRITION PROGRAM INFORMATION All meals are provided by Dane County through Consolidated Food Services. They are packaged, delivered and served by Senior Center volunteers. If you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs, please call and talk with Lisa regarding your meal options. Nutrition Site: The Senior Center serves lunch every weekday at 12:00 PM. See menu page 15. Home Delivered Meals: Meal delivery is available to homebound older adults in the Stoughton Area School District every weekday. Cost of Meals: Individuals 60 years or older pay by donation. The minimum suggested donation is $3.00/meal. Individuals under the age of 60 must pay the total cost of the meal. Meal Site: $6.15 Delivered Meal: $6.40. Please be reminded that cancellations and reservations should be made by 1:00pm the previous working day. Any cancellations made on the day of, are still subject to payment to the county. S TOUGHTON A REA S ENIOR C ENTER • 248 W. Main St., Stoughton WI 53589

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Community & Center News Change Your Age through the Practice of Feldenkrais Feldenkrais is a gentle method of awareness accessed through pleasant movement that will literally rewire your brain for improved function, ease and relaxation. You'll enjoy movement sequences that enhance your range of motion, flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your natural ability to function with grace, less discomfort and more efficiency whatever your age or current condition. Feldenkrais has much to offer those who are concerned with retaining or regaining their ability to move, balance, and increase ease of functional movement. Join us on April 16th at 1:00 PM at the Stoughton Senior Center. Katherine Peterson, GCFP, Change Your Age Instructor

Sons of NorwayMandt Lodge Luncheon and Demonstrations Join us on a visit to Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge on Tuesday, April 9, at Noon for a Norwegian luncheon and cultural demonstrations. Cost $15.00 and reservations required at 873-8585 by April 2nd. Space is limited so sign up early. The lodge is offering an Icelandic baked cod meal with potatoes, vegetables, cucumber salad, riskrem (rice pudding), bread/ lefse, beverages and Norwegian baked goods. Several of the lodge members will be providing cultural demonstrations which may include rosemaling, Hardanger and others! The group will also share the history of the lodge, their building, and about Sons of Norway, a fraternal organization. The lodge is located at 317 South Page Street.

Smart Planning Series

Theatre Trips Annie Get Your Gun May 9 Run For Your Wife July 25 We will be joining the Belleville Senior Center in traveling to the Fireside Theatre to see these exciting performances. The bus will pick us up at 9:30 AM at the Stoughton Senior Center and the shows will be at 1:30 PM. Cost is $89.00 for the bus, dinner and show. Call 873-8585 to sign up today. 6

Our six-part series on planning for the future continues. Join us this month to learn about initiating Smart Planning conversations with your adult children and other family members. Francie Corry, Social Worker with SouthernCare will provide us with helpful tips and key points to discuss on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 pm. Other future topics to be addressed through this series will include, preventing Elder Financial Abuse, establishing Medical and Financial Power of Attorney, and key points to Estate Planning.

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April Highlights Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Learn about the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. Bring your questions and concerns and learn about area resources available to you with presenter Emily Hilker from the WI Alzheimer’s Association. When: April 18th 6:30-8:00 PM Where: The Stoughton Area Senior Center. Who: Open to All

Caregiver Guilt Guilt is a feeling that most caregivers have experienced. As caregivers, life often becomes complicated, and we do or say things we later realize we should not have done. Sometimes we feel guilty about what we have failed to do or say. Guilt can fester. But guilt does not have to be forever. At the next caregiver meeting we will explore our experiences with guilt. Is what we feel indeed guilt? If so, what were the circumstances surrounding the action/inaction that has resulted in our feeling guilty? If we are indeed guilty, what can we do to put an end to this troubling feeling? Caregiver Group meets the second Thursday of the month 1:00 to 2:30 PM in the Stoughton Room. See you on April 11.

Area Support Groups Caregiver Group 2nd Thursday 1:00– 2:30 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room

Diabetic Support Group Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Stoughton Hospital Board Room. Please call Deb at 608628-6500 for more information

Grandparents Raising Their Relative’s Children 2nd Sat., 10:00 AM -12:00 PM The Rainbow Project Office 831 E. Washington Ave., Madison Child care & transportation available to those in need. Contact: Rose Roh, 249-2209 Ethel Dunn, 238-8751

Hope Chest Breast Cancer Support 3rd Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Stoughton Hospital, Board Rm 900 Ridge Street Contact: 877-3476

Low Vision Support 3rd Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room Contact: 873-8585

Parkinson Group

Multiple Sclerosis Support 2nd Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Stoughton Area Senior Center Mandt Room Contact: 873-8585

Older Adult Alcoholics Anonymous Every Tuesday, 2:00 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room, 2nd Floor In order to maintain confidentiality individuals may enter/exit from building’s back NW corner door. Contact: Earl German 246-7606 ext. 1182

Grief Support Groups Contact Agrace HospiceCare www.agracehospicecare.org Madison Office: 276-4660 Janesville Office: 755-1871 A grief support group meets at the Stoughton Senior Center, on the lower level on the 3rd Tuesday at 3:00PM

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Information, education,

advocacy and support services including a 24/7 Helpline. 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 toll-free support@alzwisc.org

4th Wednesday, 1:30 –3:00 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room Contact: 873-8585

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News: COA & Community Commission on Aging Meeting Highlights for March 5, 2013 The meeting for March was cancelled due to bad weather. Next meeting: 12:00 p.m. April 2, 2013 Senior Center, Stoughton Room

Smart Money Week: April 21st thru 27th Join us on April 23 at 10:00 AM for information on how to be smart with your money. Bring your questions regarding credit, budgeting, and preventing foreclosure, and join the conversation with Financial Education Specialist Ellen Bernards.

Creative Writing Group Join us for a free monthly group to record memories and life experiences, and explore your creativity through writing. The leader lead group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm. New participants welcome.

FRIENDSHIP FUND FOR ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTER If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in activities at the Senior Center, there is a fund available to help you. For more information please contact Cindy McGlynn/Director 873-8585.

Home Energy Assistance Schedule an appointment with Energy Services, Inc. at 608) 333-0333. For all other questions call 608-267-8601. Office hours are held at the Stoughton Area Senior Center on the following Wednesdays: April 10.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA Site) When: Thursdays only thru April 11, 2013 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Where: VITA Site - 724 E Main St. Stoughton WI (in the back of the building)

Nutrition Series UW Extension Nutrition Educator LaTonya Thursday April 11 at 11:30 AM. We will learn about healthy snacks. Yum ,Yum!

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Senior Center: Ongoing Programs Please see the Activity Calendar on page 14 for exact dates and times of the following programs. You may call the Senior Center Receptionist at (608) 873-8585 for further information.

Fitness & Wellness Chair Exercise, $2/class Mon. Wed. Fri. 8:00 AM Chair Massage, Tuesdays $10/15-mins. This month: Tues. Apr. 2 & 16 Call to schedule appointment. Line Dancing Every other Tues. 2:30 PM Check Calendar UW Nutrition Education, Free Topic: Healthy Snacks 2nd Thursday, 11:30 AM Ping Pong, Free Doubles: Wednesday. 3:00 PM Singles: Friday. 10:30 AM

Tai Chi -Beginners $5/class or $27 for 6 classes Mon.10:30am Tai Chi Mon. & Th. 9:00 AM $5/class Tai Chi –Advanced $10/class Mon. & Thurs. 1:00 PM Wii Bowling, Free Main Floor- Call for times Yoga for Over 50 Suggested donation $3-$10 Tue. & Fri. 9:00AM, at the Covenant Lutheran Church and Wed. 9:00 AM at Fire Dept. Zumba Friday 9:15 to 10AM

$3

Classes & Skill Development Computer/Tech Lessons Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 - 11:30 AM or by appointment, morning or afternoon. Come with your computer or tech questions. We have 4 computers, 3 iPads & WiFi.

Painting Group, Sept-May Thur., 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Free at Vennevoll Clubhouse Rosemaling Group, Free Wed., 9:15 AM Norwegian painting

Handiwork, Free Mon., 1:00 - 3:30 PM Bring your current project & join the conversation.

Wood Carving, Thru MATC Thur., 8:00 - 12:00 PM

Norwegian Language Class Wed., 9:00 - 11:00 AM No registration needed. $10 New students welcome! 12

Wood Shop, Free Mornings Must take a safety course to use the shop. Creative Writing Class, Free 2nd Tues. of the month 1:00 PM

Social & Recreation Bridge, Free Mon. & Thurs. 9:30 AM Bunco, 1st Tuesday $1.00 Chess, Free Fri. 10:00 AM Community Bingo, $1 3rd Wed. 1:00 PM Sponsor: McFarland Bank Cribbage Free Every Monday 1:00 PM Euchre 4th Saturday 7:30 PM Over the Hill Bingo 4th Tues. 1:15 PM Bring a “White Elephant” Prize Pool Table, Free Daily Sheepshead, Thurs. 1:30 PM to 4:15 PM Lessons available when called in advance. Ping Pong, Free Doubles: Wed. 3:00 PM Singles: Friday. 10:30 AM

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April Highlights Improving Your Health and Wellbeing through Meditation Lisa Resch, licensed Massage Therapist & former Yoga Therapist, will lead this class teaching the key components of meditation. This class will be held on Thursdays from 3:304:30 pm on April 4th & 11th. Cost is $10.00.

Free Movie: Playing For Keeps Friday Apr. 5 1:00 PM PG-13 Gerard Butler is a charming, down-onhis luck former soccer star who returns home to put his life back together. But his attempts to finally become an adult and a father to his son are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Lunch Bunch Group Friday, April 12 11:30 AM at Toby’s in McFarland Bring a friend or come alone and meet new friends. If attending or if you have questions, please call 873-8585. You will need to reserve your spot by the day before.

RSVP RECRUITMENT & INFORMATION DAY RSVP of Dane County provides volunteers for a variety of community needs, from Driver Escort Services to Foster Grandparenting, and Veterans Helping Veterans to name a few. Richard Hoffman, Stoughton RSVP Escort Driver Coordinator will be available at the Center on April 18th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM to meet those who want to know more about RSVP's services or have an interest in volunteering. Stop in and find out what RSVP can do for you.

AARP Driver Safety Class The AARP Driver Safety is intended to provide all drivers, especially those age 50 and older, with a classroom and online course that helps them improve their driving skills, drive crash free, how to manage the effects of aging on driving and maintain independence! Where: Stoughton Area Senior Center Date: Tues. April 16th Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM You are welcome to bring a sack lunch Registration is required. Open to All Call now: 873-8585 The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Pay by check or cash the day of the class. Participation may earn you an insurance discount, so check with your insurance carrier.

BUNCO Tues. April 2 1:00 PM $1.00 New players welcome! Join the fun!

Over the Hill Bingo Tues. April 23 at 1:15 PM Bring a “White Elephant” gift.

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Stoughton Area Senior Center Activities

* = Off Site Class

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

April 2013

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 10:30 Beg Tai Chi 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:00 Cribbage

2 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Computer/Tech Noon COA Meeting Noon Chair Massage 1:00 Bunco 2:00 AA Meeting 2:30 Line Dancing

3 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling 3:00 Ping Pong

4 8:00 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:30 Sheepshead 3:30 MeditationClass

6 Veteran’s Assist. 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga * 9:15 Zumba 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 1:00 Movie Pg. 13 1:00 PD Exercise

8 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 10:00 Blood Press. Ck 10:30 Beg Tai Chi 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:00 Cribbage

9 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Computer/Tech 10:00 MS Support Noon COA Meeting 2:00 AA Meeting Luncheon & Demos at the Mandt Lodge See pg. 6 for details 1:00 Writing Group

10 Energy Assistance 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling 3:00 Ping Pong

11 8:00 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge 11:30 UWFood pg12 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:30 Sheepshead 1:00 Caregiver Grp. 3:30 MeditationClass

12 Veteran’s Assist. Shop @ West Town 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Zumba 9:30 Coffee/Mayor 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 11:30 Lunch Bunch at Toby’s 1:00 PD Exercise

15 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 10:30 Beg Tai Chi Foot Care in PM Pg.2 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:00 Cribbage 3:00 Music Appreciation

16 AARP Class pg.13 Diabetic & Reg Foot Care In AM 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Computer/Tech 10:00 MS Support Noon Chair Massage 2:00 AA Meeting 2:30 Line Dancing 3:00 Grief Support

17 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00Norwegian Class 9:00 Yoga* 9:15 Rosemaling 1:00 Bingo 3:00 Ping Pong

18 8 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge 9:00 RSVP Info Session pg. 13 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:30 Sheepshead 1:00 Low Vision Grp. 6:30 Alzheimer Presentation Pg. 7

19 Veteran’s Assist 8:00 Chair Stretch 8:30 Volunteer Thank You & Rolls 9:00 Yoga* 9:15 Zumba 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 1:00 PD Exercise

22 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Tai Chi 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:00 Cribbage 3:00 Music Appre.

23 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Computer/Tech 1:15 Over the Hill BIngo 2:00 AA Meeting 10 AM Smart Money Talk Page 11

24 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 NorwegianClass 9:00 Yoga* 9:15 Rosemaling Noon Over 90 Event 1:30 Parkinson Group 3:00 Ping Pong

25 8 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge 10 Blood Press. Ck. 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:30 Sheepshead 6PM Financial Help Series Pg.6

26 Veteran’s Assist. Shop @Target East 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 9:15 Zumba 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 1:00 PD Exercise

29 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Tai Chi 10:30 Beg. Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:00 Cribbage 3:00 Music Appre.

30 9:00 Yoga* 9:00 Computer/Tech 2:00 AA Meeting

Saturday Mornings Center Opened by Volunteers 9-11:00 AM

Saturday Evening Cards-Euchre Apr. 27 7:30 PM Open to All


Stoughton Area Senior Center

April 2013 Menu

All meals provided by: DANE COUNTY CONSOLIDATED FOOD SERVICES

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 Sliced Turkey Ham Scalloped Potatoes Squash Fruit Cup Rye Bread/Marg. Pudding

2 Broccoli Cheese Soup Crackers Chicken Salad on WWH Bread Pear Slices

3 Salisbury Steak/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes Squash Cranberry Juice Multi Gr Bread/ Marg.

4 Roasted Turkey & Gravy Baked Potato & Sour Cream Mix Veggies Mandarin Oranges Wh Wh Bread/Marg.

5 Swiss Burger /Bun Ketchup /Mustard Macaroni Salad Carrots Peach Slices

8 Chili Mac w/Corn Fruit Cocktail Jell-O Corn Bread Margarine

9 Swiss Steak Rice Green Beans Applesauce Multi Gr Bread Margarine

10 Lasagna Parmesan Cheese Broccoli Spears Mandarin Oranges Wh Wh Bread/ Marg. Pie

11 Baked Chicken Scalloped Potatoes Spinach Banana Multi Gr Bread/ Marg.

12 Cr. Potato Soup Crackers Turkey /Ham & Swiss Cheese on Rye Mayo Pkt. Apple Juice Cookie

15 Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Parmesan Cheese Green Beans Pineapple Wh Wh Bread/Marg.

16 Cheesy Baked Fish & Tarter Rice Pilaf California Mix Veg. Jell-O & Peaches Wh Wh Dinner Roll Margarine

17 Roast Beef & Gravy Mashed Potatoes Peas & Onions Fresh Orange Wh Wh Bread/Marg. Cookie

18 Mac N Cheese Green Beans Pear Bread/Marg. Chocolate Cake

19 Hamburger/Bun Lettuce leaf Ketchup/Mustard Baked Beans Vegetable Blend Banana Cookie

22 Salisbury Steak & Gravy Mashed Potatoes Corn Apple Juice Wh Wh Bread Marg.

23 Chicken A La King Rice Beets Pineapple Wh Wh Bread/ Marg.

24 Chunky Chicken Salad /lettuce leaf (grapes,nuts,celery) Copper Penny Salad Sm Croissant/Marg Angel Food Cake & Berry Topping

25 Sliced Turkey Ham Scalloped Potatoes Squash Fruit Cup Rye Bread Marg. Pudding

26 Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Green Beans Pear Slices Garlic Bread Parmesan Cheese

29 Stuffed Green Pepper Soup & Crackers Turkey/Amer.Cheese on a Croissant/ Mayo Apricots Cookie

30 Polish Sausage German Potato Salad California Blend Mandarin Oranges Wh Wh Bread/Marg. Jell-O Cake

Various salads available on Thursdays at the Center. Call for salad information at 873-8585

For all lunch reservations please call by noon the business day before. 873-8585

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Yahara Senior News 248 West Main Street Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-8585 Fax # 608-873-8162 www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior/ Yahara Senior News is published once a month by the Stoughton Area Senior Center. The Stoughton Area Senior Center, a non-profit agency, coordinates, develops, supports and monitors programs and services for persons over 55 years of age. This newsletter is published for the purpose of educating the older adults and their families. The service area is the City of Stoughton and the Towns of Albion, Dunkirk, Dunn, Pleasant Springs and Rutland. If you wish to have this newsletter mailed to you, the cost is $8.00 per year. Call 873-8585.

Senior Center Staff Cindy McGlynn—Director Hollee Camacho—Assistant Director (M-Th) Jean Truss—Case Manager Kelly Janda—Case Manager JoAnn Seymour—Case Manager (M-W) Lisa Hanson—Nutrition Coordinator Teressa Pellett—Volunteer/Program Coordinator (Hours Vary) Kristin Ott—Receptionist (M-TH)

Township Case Managers Albion & Dunkirk .......................................... 335-6677 Becky Kelly M & TH Stoughton Area Senior Center Pleasant Springs & Rutland ......................... 838-7117 Sara Sprang, McFarland Outreach/Senior Center Dunn & Christiana ........................................... 838-7117 Lori Andersen, McFarland Outreach/Senior Center Appointments made for home visits, or at Stoughton and McFarland Outreach offices.

Be Counted in 2013! Remember to use your My Senior Center swipe card every time you visit the Senior Center.

Commission On Aging All Meetings Are Open To Public David Bacon—Town of Pl. Springs .....................877-9777 Edna Cloutier—City of Stoughton ................... 873-3809 Kay Davis—City of Stoughton ...........................873-4886 Carol Heidenway—Town of Dunn ..................835-5472 Open Position—City of Stoughton………………… Don Mix—City of Stoughton ............................. 873-3637 Mary Onsager—School District Rep ................ 873-3999 Jeanne Schwass-Long—Town of Dunkirk ........ 873-9227 David Sharpe—City of Stoughton ..................... 877-8724 Charlotte Snow—City of Stoughton ................. 205-1281 Betty Thompson—Town of Rutland ................ 835-5145 Tricia Suess—City Council Rep ........................ 873-6677 Ron Jensen—Town of Albion………………….…………..228-5963


Yahara Senior News, April 2013