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April 2014,Vol.31 No. 4 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.

Two of our awesome volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers, Bill and Corky, checking their route before the meal delivery. Thank you to all of the Stoughton Area Senior Center 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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April is National Volunteer Month Over 90 Luncheon Are you 90 years of age or older? Then we want to honor you and your life longevity with lunch and entertainment on April 25th at Noon. Musical entertainment will be provided by John Duggleby performing memorable pieces to take you on a “Sentimental Journey”. Call you make your lunch reservation by April 23.

Thank you to all our hard-working, dedicated and generous volunteers! Join us on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30 AM for special rolls and a chance to recognize our outstanding volunteers.

248 W. M AIN S T • S TOUGHTON W ISCONSIN 53589 • 608-873-8585 • w w w.ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior


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

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

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-Last Thursday of the month 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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 $20. For Diabetic Foot Care Appointments: $30 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 Social Security’s Chained CPI Gone … for Now

Every January Social Security beneficiaries receive an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA), usually resulting in a slight increase in benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, the purpose of the annual COLA is “…to ensure that the purchasing power of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is not eroded by inflation.” The COLA increase in 2014 was 1.5%; beneficiaries receiving $1,000 in Social Security benefits in 2013 saw that amount rise to $1,015 in 2014. Currently the COLA is linked with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers formula — also known as the CPI. President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal included a controversial plan to change the current formula for Social Security beneficiaries to a formula called chained CPI that would have presumed different consumer strategies than the current formula. For example, under the current CPI formula the assumption is that when prices rise consumers spend more money on higher-priced items, whereas under chained CPI the assumption is that consumers choose less expensive alternatives rather than spending more money on the items they purchased previously. As such, under chained CPI generally the COLA increase is less than under the current CPI formula. In 2013 had the COLA been calculated with the chained CPI formula, it is estimated benefits would have increased .3% less than the current CPI calculation resulting in benefits being lowered by approximately $3 for every $1,000. While this amount does not seem like much for one year, when calculated over the course of a beneficiary’s receiving lifetime, the difference in benefit could be quite significant.

This highly-controversial proposal had proponents excited about the possibility of saving Social Security money over the long haul. Critics were worried not only for the beneficiaries that would immediately see less Social Security benefits in their bank accounts, but also because this proposal would lead Congress down a slippery slope of further benefit cuts in budgets to come. For now, the proposal has been tabled and Social Security COLA increases will continue to be calculated through the existing CPI formula. However, there is no guarantee the chained CPI proposal will not be suggested in future budget proposals particularly in light of the highlypoliticized nature of the future of Social Security benefits. Published with permission from the Legal Services Team at the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources’ Elder Law & Advocacy Center

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.

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News: Case Management Services Join Peer Support of Dane County in the Fight Against Loneliness Feelings of loneliness can have a devastating impact on older people. “Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity,” one study from the UK states. It showed that people who reported being lonely had a 14% greater risk of dying. That percentage means that “loneliness had around twice the impact on an early death as obesity.” Why? Several studies have linked loneliness to creating a range of health problems:  Increased blood pressure, poor circulation, decreased immune system  Increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease  Obesity and poorer physical health  Depression, increased drinking, falls, cognitive decline How can you avoid loneliness? Richard Leider, author of The Power of Purpose, is a pioneer in the field of positive aging. He believes in the power of nurturing. “Isolation is fatal,” Leider said, “Whether you nurture pets, kids, plants or a peer; taking care of something helps avoid isolation.” Volunteering is a way of nurturing that helps keep you involved and gives value to your life. Volunteering with Peer Support of Dane County can help you stay involved and give value to your life. By visiting an older adult in your community you are helping to combat the devastating effects of loneliness in your community. Stay involved, find value in your life, and give back. Contact Anita at 608-846-9469 or your local senior center for more information on how you can get involved. To read the full article about the UK study go to: www.theguardian.com

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Scam of the Month: Malware Linked to Fake Funeral Notice E-mails There is a new e-mail scam that uses fake funeral announcements as a way to infect your computer with malicious software also known as malware. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, the e-mails contain limited information, noting only that an upcoming service will be held for a “friend” and providing a link for more details. If you receive a similar e-mail, delete it immediately. Under no circumstances should an e-mail recipient click the link in the e-mail. The link will direct the browser to a foreign website where a .zip file will automatically be downloaded. If this .zip file is opened, malware will be installed on the victim’s computer. An e-mail received by a Wisconsin resident fraudulently claimed to be from Eubank Funeral Home & Cremation Services, a legitimate company in Texas. The company has placed a warning message on the home page of its website to warn the public about this scam and the misuse of its name. Similar e-mails in this scam may use the names of other businesses. For more information or to file a consumer complaint, visit datcp.wi.gov, send an e-mail to datcphotline@wisconsin.gov or call the Consumer Information Hotline toll-free at 1-800422-7128. Published with permission from the Legal Services Team at the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources’ Elder Law & Advocacy Center.

Case Managers schedules do vary, please call ahead to schedule appointments. Thank you.

S TOUGHTON A REA S ENIOR C ENTER • 248 W. Main St., Stoughton WI 53589


Lisa’s

Kitchen Corner

Olive Oil Is Not The Only Healthy Choice! Yes, olive oil's the reigning champ of healthy, versatile fats, but these alternatives are worth a pour. All have the same amount of calories, roughly 120 per tablespoon, along with health (and taste!) perks.

Avocado Oil Why it's good: It has heart-healthy omega-3s and mono-unsaturated fats that help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and keep "good" HDL cholesterol high. Use it for: Salads, veggies, even soups—the mild, buttery taste really enhances flavor.

Coconut Oil Why it's good: Recent research shows its main type of saturated fat, lauric acid, helps boost those healthy HDL cholesterol levels (although not as much as monounsaturated fats do). Use it for: Baking, from scones to pie crusts. Used in place of butter in equal quantities, it's a healthier, vegan alternative to animal fat, with a sweet, hint-of-vanilla taste. Since it's solid at room temperature, you can also spread it on toast.

Grapeseed Oil Why it's good: Extracted from grapes, it packs 70 percent polyunsaturated fats, which help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Use it for: Sautéing and frying; this oil has a neutral taste and a high smoke point—meaning it can stand up to hot temperatures without burning or losing its nutritional value.

Palm Oil Why it's good: It's super rich in vitamin E, which supports the immune system. Avoid partially hydrogenated palm oil, found in some processed foods; it has unhealthy trans fats (and fewer nutrients). Use it for: Curries, stews, noodle dishes, and even omelets. The distinctive, earthy flavor is the reason it's a (delicious) staple in Asian, African, and Brazilian cuisine. Marissa Lippert, RD, author of The Cheater's Diet.

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and put in a 9 by 13 baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, honey and lemon juice. Pour mixture over potatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the salt and bake. Stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.

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. Menu pg.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. Individuals under the age of 60 must pay the total cost . Meal Site: $7.50 Delivered Meal: $7.75. Please be reminded that cancellations and reservations be made by 1:00PM the previous working day. Any cancellations made on the day of, are still subject to payment to the county.

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Community & Center News Music Appreciation is Back! Mondays, Apr.7th through May 5th at 3:00 PM The Music Appreciation series organized by John Beutel will begin its 12th season this April. The presentations cover a wide variety of musical topics. The series is aimed at anyone who loves music and would like to learn more about it. The hour long classes are free and anyone in the community is invited to attend. Donations are gladly accepted to assist in offering a small gratuity to our performers. Coming Topics:

Mon. Apr. 7 Henry Supoznik from UW presenting Yiddish/Jewish Music

Mon. Apr. 14 Stoughton High School Band Members and Director Dan Schmidt

Mon. Apr. 21 What makes a Stradivarius Violin so valuable? Or a Amati or Guanarius Violin? Come hear the history and importance of these violins.

Mon. Apr. 28 Pete Seeger– American Folk Singer

Coffee with the Coaches Thurs, April 24th at 10:00 AM Join Stoughton High School Coaches and hear the latest in high school sports news. This month: Girls Track Coach (Eric Benedict) and Baseball Coach (Jeremy Dunnihoo).

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Stream Steward Training Sat., April 26th 9:00AM-2:30PM Stoughton Senior Center-2nd floor Register now for a stream monitor training workshop Contact: Nancy Sheehan, Coordinator: nancy@rockrivercoalition.org; 608-515-9434 Level 1: Baseline Monitoring Volunteer Program Learn how to measure dissolved oxygen levels and water temperature and to identify macro-invertebrates. No prior experience needed. All training and equipment provided. Just bring your curiosity and a willingness to spend about 2 hours by a stream once a month from April to October.

Free Library Service for the Homebound and Handicapped Dance County Library Outreach Service loans large print books, books on tape, or DVD to homebound individuals who are unable to travel to the library. To learn more about this free service, contact Outreach Librarian Mary Driscoll at 266-4419 or via email at dclout@scls.lib.wi.us. Free Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library is also available for blind and physically handicapped people. 1-800-242-8822 www.talkingbooks.wi.gov wtbbl@milwaukee.gov

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APRIL HIGHLIGHTS Memory Screening with the Dean Foundation Free memory screenings are being offered: Wednesday, April 16th 1:00PM to 4:00PM. A memory screening consists of a series of questions and exercises designed to identify cognitive problems associated with dementia and other medical conditions. Each screening takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be performed by a trained mental health professional from Dean Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of Dean Health System. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center at 873-8585.

Attention All Veterans We will be starting a new veterans group at the Stoughton Senior Center. It will be a veteran to veteran group. The group will be led by the Madison Vet Center. We are looking to learn from your experiences and enjoy the camaraderie of being with fellow veterans. Please contact Cindy McGlynn at the Senior Center if interested in joining our new group.

Area Support Groups Caregiver Group

Parkinson Group

Will not be meeting this month Contact: Hollee at 873-8585 For any questions

4th Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room Contact: Hollee at 873-8585

Diabetic Support Group 2nd Monday 6 PM in the Stoughton Hospital Ridge Room. Contact Deb at 608-6286500 for more information

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

Grief Support Groups 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room Contact: 873-8585 Facilitation provided by Southern Care Hospice

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

Multiple Sclerosis Group 2nd Tuesday, 9:30 - 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

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

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

Dementia Support Group 1st Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM Stoughton Board Room Stoughton Hospital

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Syttende Mai Information The Senior Center staff along with the Commission on Aging have made the decision to be closed during the Syttende Mai weekend. The Chamber of Commerce will not be using the space for their head quarters and we have struggled to have successful fund raisers in the last few years. The competition for volunteers and food booths really has proved very difficult for the Senior Center. So with the support of the Commission on Aging we have decided not to use staff time over that weekend. We will be concentrating on other fund raisers throughout the year. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or ideas for upcoming fund raisers, please contact Cindy at the Senior Center.

Cheers to our local schools for helping out with the Place Mat Program for the meals at the Stoughton Senior Center. Thank you to Kegonsa, Martin Luther, Sandhill, St.Ann’s and Fox Prairie schools. The mats bring similes and great conversation at the noon meal. Thank you!!


News: COA & Community Commission on Aging

Meeting Highlights for March 4, 2014 Director Comments:

 Staff is considering ways to increase the meal site attendance. In order to ensure any changes are sustainable, we are looking for grant funding to assist with market research.  Our site review for State re-accreditation took place Feb. 26. The recognition plaques for both the State and National accreditation will be presented soon. Thanks to all who participated in this time-consuming process. March for Meals: A grant is available through this campaign with a funding ranging from $500$10,000. If received, we will use the earnings towards the remodel of our dining room. COA Self-Evaluation: J. Schwass-Long, R. Baumbach and D. Mix distributed a survey they created. Please return completed survey to the reception desk; these may be anonymous. Legislative Update:  Obama’s proposed 2015 Budget drops the threat of chained CPI and the MyRetirment Account pension plan which will follow you from job-to-job; the State proposed to study this plan through Bill 611  Supreme Court’s response to the argument for limitations posed with the Voter ID act is expected by June.

Members Needed for Public Relations and Finance Committees; Inquire with Cindy. Next meeting: 11:00 AM, April 1, 2014 Stoughton Area Senior Center

Exploring World Cultures: Wedding Festivities of India (Region of Maharashtra) Tuesday, April 8th 1:00-2:00 PM Stoughton Senior Center Join us again for this fun and informational presentation series about cultures from around the world, given by individuals from those cultures. The presenters are current employees of Cummins, Inc. in Stoughton. Presentations are open to all. Please join us.

Lunch and Learn: Preventing Identity Theft

Thursday April 17th Noon Bring a lunch or make a reservation for lunch (by April 16th). Join us for a presentation from McFarland State Bank on prevention of identity theft and keep your identity and money safe. 873-8585.

National Medication Disposal Day Saturday April 26th Get rid of your old prescription drugs and keep family, friends, and neighbors safe in your community. They will also be collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids. Stoughton Medication Disposal and Sharps Collection Day. Saturday April 26th 9:00 AM to Noon Stoughton Fire Department (enter on Main St.) FYI- 24/7 Permanent drug disposal box located outside at the Stoughton Police Department

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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. 1 & 15 Call to schedule appointment. Line Dancing Every other Tues. 2:30 PM Check Calendar UW Nutrition Education, Free Topic: Protein 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.10:30 AM Tai Chi Mon. & Th. 9:00 AM $5/class Tai Chi –Advanced $10/class Mon. & Thurs. 1:00 PM Wii Bowling or League Free Main Floor- Call for times or info Gentle Yoga for Over 50 OFF SITE Suggested donation $3-$10 Tue. & Fri. 9:00AM, at the Covenant Lutheran Church Zumba Fridays 9:15 to 10AM $3 New participants welcome!!

Classes & Skill Development Computer/Tech Help 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 AM Free at Vennevoll Clubhouse

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 Wood Shop, Free Mornings Must take a safety course to use the shop.

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

Creative Writing Class, Free Last Tues. of month at 1:00 PM

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Rosemaling Group, Free Wed., 9:15AM Norwegian Paint

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: Agrace Hospice Cribbage Free Every Monday 1:00 PM Euchre 4th Saturday 7:30 PM April 26 Over the Hill Bingo 4th Tues. 1:00 PM Bring a “White Elephant” Prize for the games Pool Table, Free Daily Sheepshead, Thurs. 1:30 PM to 4:15 PM Lessons available when called in advance. Ping Pong, Free Monday 3:00 PM Doubles: Wed. 3:00 Singles: Friday. 10:30 AM

S TOUGHTON A REA S ENIOR C ENTER • 248 W. Main St., Stoughton WI 53589


April Highlights Car Cleaning Clinic

Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Stoughton High School Student Senate will be cleaning all the winter grime out of cars during a Car Cleaning Clinic. Students will vacuum and wipe all interior surfaces, to give your car a fresh start to Spring! There are limited slots available for this service, so call to make your appointment today 873-8585.

Spring Game Group Would you like to join others to play a game not already offered at the Senior Center? Perhaps Scrabble, Rummikub or Quiddler? If so, please call Teressa at 873-8585 with dates and times that you prefer and we will work on setting up a weekly game day.

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

Stoughton Hospital Cooking Demo Wed. April 2 2:00 PM As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, and our March for Meals campaign, we’re partnering with Stoughton Hospital to have some fun with food. Join Chef Ron Hillis from the Stoughton Hospital kitchen for a demonstration on creative, and healthy ways to cook some common foods. Space is limited in the kitchen, so call to reserve your spot today.

Lunch Bunch Group Friday, April 11 at 11:00 AM Green Lantern in McFarland Bring a friend or come alone and meet new friends. Call center to register.

Over the Hill Bingo Tues. April 22 at 1:00 PM Bring a “White Elephant” gift to play.

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, sustain mobility and maintain independence! At: Stoughton Area Senior Center Date: Thursday April 10 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM You are welcome to bring a sack lunch Registration is required. 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, check with your insurance carrier.

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Stoughton Area Senior Center Activities MONDAY

April 2014

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 9:00 Computer/Tech 10:00 Poetry Group 11:00 COA Meeting Noon Chair Massage 1:00 Bunco 2:00 AA Meeting 5:00PM Caregiver Tools

2 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling Grp 2:00 Stoughton Hospital Cooking Demo Pg.13 3:00 Ping Pong

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

4 Veteran’s Assist. 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Zumba 10:30 Ping Pong 1:00 PD Exercise 1:00 Movie – GRAVITY Sat. 4/5 Car Cleaning see pg. 13

7 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Tai Chi 10:30 Beg Tai Chi 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:00 Cribbage 3:00 Ping Pong 3:00 Music Appreciation

8 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 MS Support 10:00 Poetry Group 1:00 Cummins-India Presentation 2:00 AA Meeting 2:30 Line Dancing 5:00PM Caregiver Tools

9 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling Grp 9:30 Volunteer Recognition 3:00 Ping Pong

10 AARP Driver Safety Pg.13 8 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge 11:30 UW Food Prog 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Train 1:30 Sheepshead

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

14 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 3:00 Ping Pong 3:00 Music Apprec.

15 9:00 Computer/Tech 10:00 Poetry Group Noon Chair Massage 2:00 AA Meeting 3:00 Grief Support 5:00 Powerful Tools for Caregivers

16 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling Grp 1:00 Bingo 1:00 Memory Screening Pg. 7 3:00 Ping Pong

17 8 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge Lunch & Learn pg.11 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Train 1:00 Low Vision Grp 1:30 Sheepshead

18 Veteran’s Assist 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Zumba 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 1:00 PD Exercise

21 Foot Care PM 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 3:00 Ping Pong 3:00 Music Appre.

22 Foot Care in AM 9:00 Computer/Tech 10:00 Poetry Group 1:00 Over the Hill Bingo 2:00 AA Meeting 2:30 Line Dancing 5:00 Caregiver Tools

23 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling Grp 1:30 Parkinson Grp. 3:00 Ping Pong

24 8 Woodcarving 9:00 Tai Chi 9:00 Computer/Tech 9:30 Bridge 10 HS Coaches Talk 10-1Blood Press. Ck 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Train 1:30 Sheepshead

25 Shop Target East Veteran’s Assist 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Zumba 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong Over 90 Celebration See pg.1 Noon 1:00 PD Exercise

28 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 3:00 Ping Pong 3:00 Music Apprec.

29 9:00 Computer/Tech 10:00 Poetry Group 1:00 Writing Group 2:00 AA Meeting

30 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00Norwegian Class 9:15 Rosemaling Grp 3:00 Ping Pong

Saturday Evening Cards-Euchre March 22 7:30 PM

Center Open by Volunteers Saturday Mornings 9-11 AM


Stoughton Area Senior Center

APRIL 2014 Menu

All meals provided by: DANE COUNTY CONSOLIDATED FOOD SERVICES

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 Cheeseburger Onion Slice Ketchup/Mustard Vegetable Blend Banana Cookie

2 Chicken Ala King Rice Beets Pineapple Wh Wh Bread/Marg. Cake

3 Salisbury Steak & Gravy Mashed Potatoes Chuck Wagon Corn Apple Slices Multi Gr Bread Margarine

4 Baked Cod Augratin Potatoes Squash Fruit Cup Rye Bread/Marg. Pudding

7 Tatar Tot Casserole Corn Pear Half Corn Bread Margarine Cookie

8 Turkey Roast & Gravy Mashed Potatoes California Blend Apricots Wh Wh Bread/Marg.

9 Polish Sausage Baked Beans Carrot Coins Fruit Cocktail Wh Wh Bread/Marg. Ice Cream

10 Tomato Barley Soup Crackers Sliced Turkey & Cheese on Rye w/ lettuce & tomato Applesauce Cookie Mayo/pkt

11 Baked Chicken Stuffing w/Gravy Calif. Blend Peaches Jello Cake

14 Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole Broccoli Flowerets Apricots Wh WH Roll/marg. Pumpkin Bars

15 Pork Roast & Gravy Rice Pilaf French Green Beans Cinnamon Sl. Apples Multi Gr White Bread Marg. Ice Cream Cup

16 Ham & Cheese Omelet Bake Hash Brown Patty Sausage Links Banana Lg. Cinnamon Roll Butter

17 Baked Chicken Mashed Potato & Gravy Winter Blend Mandarin Oranges Wh Wh Bread Margarine

18 Breaded Fish on Bun Cheese Slice Tatar Sauce Peas & Onions Banana Easter Cookie

21 Spaghetti & Meatballs Parmesan Cheese Carrot Coins Pineapple Wh Wh Bread/Marg.

22 Beef Stew Biscuit/Marg. Fruit Cocktail Cookie

23 Sliced Turkey Ham Augratin Potatoes Broccoli Flowerets Applesauce Wh Wh Roll/Marg.

24 Broccoli Cheese Soup Tuna Salad on Wh Wh Bread Pear Slices Cookie

25 Chunky Chicken Salad (grapes/celery/ nuts) on lettuce leaf Creamy Tomato & Cucumber Salad Sm Croissant/Marg. Frosted Black Forest Brownie

28 Salisbury Steak & Gravy Mashed Potatoes Squash Apricots in Jell-O Multi Gr Bread Margarine

29 Cheese Tortellini & Marinara Sauce Veggie Blend Fruit Cup Bread Stix Brownie

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

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

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

Commission On Aging

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

All Meetings Are Open To Public

Township Case Managers Albion & Dunkirk Cell Number 608-335-6677 Becky Kelly—M & TH at Stoughton 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.

David Bacon—Town of Pl. Springs .....................877-9777 Open—City of Stoughton ..................................................... Kay Davis—City of Stoughton ........................... 873-4886 Carol Heidenway—Town of Dunn .................. 835-5472 Ralph Baumbach—City of Stoughton……………..873-6235 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 —City Council Rep ............................................... 873-6677 Ron Jensen—Town of Albion………………….…………..228-5963


April 2014 newsletter