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MAY 2011,Vol.28 No.5


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.

May is Older Americans Month See Page 10 for more information

In This Month’s Issue… Services


Case Manager Info




Community Events


Support Groups


Commission On Aging


Community News


Ongoing Events/Classes


Monthly Events


Activity Calendar


Menu Calendar


Join Us On A Day Trip...

“A Closer Walk With You” at the Fireside Theatre Thursday June 16th. Only 25 seats available for the bus, dinner and show. Come join us for a musical tribute to Patsy Cline. You will hear all the favorites such as; “Crazy”, “Walkin’ After Midnight”, and “A Closer Walk With Thee”. Cost: $ 90.00 Call 873-8585 to reserve your spot.

All are welcome to join us in these enjoyable activities at the Stoughton Senior Center Thursday May 12 Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 11:00 am Fox Prairie School Annual Norwegian Program 6:30 pm Hall of Fame Induction Friday May 13 Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 8:30 --10:30 am Lefsa Demonstration 11:00 am — 1:00 pm Lunch Counter - Chili Meal $6.00 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Old Time Fiddlers to perform Saturday May 14 Open 8:00 am to Noon 8:30 to Noon Woodshop Sale 8:30 –11:00 am Pancake Breakfast 2:30pm Very Special Arts to Perform at the center Sunday May 15 10:00 am to end of the parade Woodshop Sale and Concessions Volunteers are appreciated. Please contact Lisa by Fri. May 6

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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

Stoughton 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

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 & Wednesday 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.


Nutrition Programs

Meals are served at the Center or delivered to individuals homes 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.

Financial Education Counselor

Individual appointments available Thursdays for anyone who has questions about basic money management issues. Free. Call Sue Taylor to schedule an appointment (608) 283-1259.

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

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: Call the Oregon Area Senior Center 835-5801. Please see our Stoughton Area Guide for Senior Services available at the Senior Center or on our website at, 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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axãáM Case Management Services Beware of SeniorCare Scam

Reprinted with permission by Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups

CWAG has recently been informed of a telemarketing scam taking place throughout the state. The phone number showing up on caller ID associated with this scam is (918) 4420735. The caller says he is from SeniorCare and will be sending diabetic supplies to the call recipient after getting that person's Medicare ID number and doctor's name. The 'real' Wisconsin SeniorCare organization does not market products and generally does not call individuals unless it needs clarification on someone's SeniorCare application. At this time, we do not know who is behind these phone calls. If you have received this phone call, please inform your local Elderly Benefit Specialist. You should file a report with the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection regarding this call (your EBS can assist you with this process if necessary). If you have not done so already, do not give out your Medicare ID number, doctor's name, or any other confidential information this caller may request. If you have already divulged confidential information to this caller, you should keep a close watch on your mail, especially credit card statements, bank account statements and medical bills. Because your Medicare ID number is the same as your Social Security Number, you may want to put a lock on your Social Security number. This involves placing a security freeze on your credit file with each of the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). A security freeze on a credit file enables you to have control over who accesses your credit file, and effectively prevents thieves from opening up new credit card and loan accounts.

Identity Theft and Fraud

Troubling instances of identity theft, fraud and scams seem to be on the rise. The good news is there is an abundance of information available to help people prevent scams and identity theft from happening to them. Jean Truss, one of our case managers and the host of Stoughton City Cable’s FYI show recently taped an interview with Jenna Johnson of Associated Bank on this very topic. Jenna is the coordinator of the Bank at Work program, an educationbased seminar the Associated Bank offers to help people understand financial scams and safeguard against them. Jenna reports that 2.6 billion dollars are lost yearly to scams affecting senior citizens and one in every five seniors will be affected to identity theft. Jenna offers effective preventative strategies for keeping your privacy, identity and finances safe. Along with Jenna’s information, we have also talked with our Stoughton Police Department and accessed information from the Better Business Bureau, Dane County TRIAD program and AARP’s website. Multiple sources confirm that there are a variety of scams that specifically target senior citizens. These schemes only get savvier at separating people from their money. Some common scams include sweepstakes and lottery winnings that are too good to be true while others prey on vulnerable and older people. To view this FYI presentation go to: Article continued on page 4….

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axãáM Case Management Services With con artists continuing to “hone their craft,” consider utilizing these best practices in theft and fraud prevention: • Put your name on the National Do Not Call Registry. The number is 1-8669NO-CALL (1-866-966-2255) or visit their website at: http:// Consumers’ names remain on the No Call list for two years and then need renewal. • Only carry cards in your purse or wallet that you absolutely need. Carry a copy (not the original) of your Medicare card with the Social Security # blacked out. Do not carry your Social Security card with you. • Buy a shredder for home use and shred all personal and/or financial documents you are disposing of, rather than putting them whole in the recycling or trash. Be mindful of your trash; once it is on the curb anyone could go through it. • Be wary of unsolicited requests for personal information. These are known to come via telephone, mail, e-mail and often signify a scam and can look very “official.” • Often times fraudsters will give some identifying information over the phone or online to appear that they are legitimate. However, a financial institution would never need to call and verify account or personal information. The biggest tip for knowing if these calls are legitimate is telling the caller that you will call them back at the number listed on your corresponding material and discuss it then. If they don’t want you to do that, then it is not legitimate. • Beware of a mailing or an internet contact claiming you’ve won money if only you send money in return. Never pay 4

anything to collect “winnings” in any way. Trust your bank and the trained tellers. Be open with them about what you are depositing. They could save you from being a victim. You may wish to consider a locked cabinet or safe at home or a safety deposit box at the bank. Make sure the person you designate as Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA) is 100% trustworthy. An FPOA holds a great amount of responsibility over your estate and unfortunately there has been a significant number of reported abuses of this authority. Know that you can change or amend your FPOA at any time through the appropriate legal and financial resources. Entities pretending to be Medicare are hitting seniors by saying they need personal information so a refund check can be issued for their prescription drug coverage. Medicare and companies contracted with Medicare to provide services (such prescription drug companies) will not contact you by phone to elicit personal information. They will contact you in writing. Elderly people who have recently lost a loved one and are inexperienced in managing finances may need help with debts. When collectors call, ask for written verification of the debts.

Detective Adams of the Stoughton Police Department puts it simply “The key is that if you are not face to face with the person and you don’t know them or do business with them don’t give them your personal information. You should be initiating the contact not the other way around.” Call the Stoughton Senior Center if you have additional questions or concerns.

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cated in Northern Europe and home to about 4.6 million people. The economy is largely dependent on shipping and its abundance of natural resources, including petroleum exploration and production, hydroelectric power, and fisheries. • Dairy is big and included in most every meal, especially milk. • Apples, pears and plums are the fruit staples but the whole country gets involved when it is berrypicking time. Cabbage, potatoes, beets and carrots are the vegetable mainstays. • Norwegians enjoy many meats, most particularly lamb or mutton. • Having an abundance at their beck and call, they also love fish. • Salt & pickling seem to rule over sweets and desserts, which are only lightly sweetened and non-syrupy. • Alcoholic preference goes to Aquavit, followed by a beer chaser. Skaal! • And lots of coffee.

To the participants who enjoy our meals on wheels and congregate lunches: Please be reminded that, if at all possible, cancellations/reservations should be made by 1:00 pm the previous working day. Any cancellations made on the day of, are still subject to payment to the caterer. Thank you.


All meals are provided by Dane County Consolidated Food Services; and packaged, delivered and served by Senior Center volunteers. Nutrition Site: The Senior Center serves lunch every weekday at 12:00 PM. Home Delivered Meals: Meal delivery is available to homebound older adults in the Stoughton School District every weekday.

Recipe of the Month

Norwegian Sour Cream and Raisin Pie Original Recipe Yield 1 (9 inch) pie • • • • • • • • • •

1 cup sour cream 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 2. In a medium bowl, stir together sour cream and sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in eggs, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vinegar, and raisins; mix until well blended. Pour mixture into pie crust. 3. Bake in a preheated oven 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in refrigerator before serving.

Cost of Meals 2011: Individuals 60 years or older pay by donation. The suggested donation is $3.00/meal. Individuals under the age of 60 must pay the total cost of the meal. Meal Site: $6.10 Delivered Meal: $6.35. Orders/Cancellations: Participants must make reservations or cancellations by 1:00 PM the day before a requested meal. Any cancellations made on the day of a previously scheduled meal are still subject to payment to the caterer.

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VÉÅÅâÇ|àç XäxÇàá Your community needs you! Willing to volunteer? Have a car? Are you a safe driver? As an RSVP Volunteer Driver you will help older adults 60 and over who do not have access to personal transportation. More drivers are needed to meet the demand for services. Volunteers respond to requests for medical needs. This helps allow older adults to stay in their homes as long as possible. Drivers are reimbursed $.50 per mile and provided with needed insurance. The program is extremely flexible and can work around your schedule. Call Gene at RSVP 441-7896 or email him at

ABC’s of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Learn more about how to effectively care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Come hear the latest information. Thursday May 5 and 12, 2011 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stoughton Hospital Bryant Health Education Center (lower level) 900 Ridge St., Stoughton Free May 5 : Medical overview of Alzheimer’s and other dementias May 12: Family caregivers: What you need to know and where to go for help Dr. Ken Robbins will be one of the presenters. He is the Medical Director of Stoughton Hospital’s Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry. Danielle Thai and Pat Wilson from the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance will be the other presenters.

Home Energy Assistance Applicants must provide the following: • Your most recent energy bill • Social Security cards for all members of your household • Written proof of your household’s gross income for the three months’ prior to your application. They have changed the income guidelines for 2010-2011 so call today to see if you qualify. Call Energy Services of Dane County for further details or to schedule an appointment. 608-267-8601 6

Please register in advance. Call 888-308-6251

Case Manager Availability

Case Managers are often called to meet with clients away from the office and are not always instantly accessible as you may wish. They will return all phone calls and will schedule appointments. Thank you.

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MAY HIGHLIGHTS Parkinson Support

Wednesday May 25, 2011 1:30-3:00 PM Molly Knigge and Sherri Zelazny, from the UW Swallow Clinic, will talk to us about speech issues and swallowing problems. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Donna Anderson at 608-849-7062 or

Area Support Groups Caregiver Group

2nd Thursday, 2:00-3:30 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room Contact: 873-8585

Diabetic Support Group

1st Thursday, 1:00 PM Oregon Area Senior Center 219 Park Street Contact: Sue Riehle 835-5801

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 Low Vision Group

Thursday, May 19, 2011 Trip to the Sharper Vision Store/WI Council of Blind & Visually Impaired 12:30 PM Pick-up from the Senior Center 2:00 PM Return to the Senior Center Please call Hollee at 873-8585 to reserve a seat in the bus!!

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 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 Hospice Care Madison Office: 276-4660 Janesville Office: 755-1871

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

Parkinson Group

4th Wednesday,1:30 - 3:00 PM Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton Room. Contact: 873-8585 or Donna Anderson 849-7062

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Games play from June 4 to June 11, 2011. Registration via mail-in or on-line . Some of the games will be euchre, Wii bowling, cribbage, tennis, dart ball, volleyball, trap, softball and swimming. There is also a kick off banquet. Check the website or the information sheet at our senior center for more information. There is a small registration fee and everyone receives a t-shirt. Let the Games Begin!!

Upcoming Day Trip with the Stoughton Area Senior Center Milwaukee Brewers vs. the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park Thursday July 28th @ 1:10 PM . 50 seats available in section 207. Make it a family trip. Cost:$65.00 Tickets need to be paid by July 8th.

May is Older Americans Month : Connecting the Community This pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities. Their shared histories, diverse experiences and wealth of knowledge have made our culture, economy, and local character what they are today. The theme also highlights the many ways technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives.

If you have questions, or would like to sign up for this trip, please call 873-8585.

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axãáM COA & Community Commission on Aging

Meeting Highlights for April 5, 2011

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a form of palliative care that provides pain and symptom management and  Syttende Mai: Moved by K. Davis and seconded by D. Mix, to close the Center after noon emotional and spiritual support with a goal of on Saturday and to open Sunday from 10:00 comfort, rather than cure. Anyone with a lifeam – 3:00 pm, acknowledging that we will need limiting condition with a prognosis of six months staff coverage and will work with Bob Halverson or less is eligible for hospice. It’s never too and other volunteers to work on the public soon, or late, to call for information to learn relations component. The motion was passed more about how hospice can help you or your unanimously. loved one. Unfortunately, many don’t realize  COA Letter: distributed a copy of the letter they are eligible for hospice care until it is very requested by COA and additional background late in their illness, and they miss out on the full information on SeniorCare to be sent to City support they could have received. Council Alders and Town Boards describing the impact to the community if the budget repair bill Here are a couple of the Myths and Facts on is put into effect. Hospice Care:  Town of Dunn: Townships are struggling Myth: My family and I have to pay for Hospicewith the proposed budget bill. Dunn is looking Care out of pocket. at all areas that they support. Cindy will be Fact: Hospice care can help reduce the finanmeeting with Cathy at the end of April.  Annual Report: is complete and available on cial burden of medical care, as services are our website’s main page and on our community covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. HospiceCare also has a resources page under publications. dedicated staff person who advocates with insurance companies for additional coverage  City Budgeting for Outcomes: Hollee for HospiceCare Inc. patients. Camacho and Kelly Janda have been apMyth: The patient’s personal physician can no pointed to work on results teams to create longer be involved after admission to a maps, factors and strategies to accomplish the HospiceCare program. City’s priorities. From the team’s Request for Results (RFRs) departments will bid on what Fact: A patient’s own physician remains the they can do to accomplish the ranked needs. primary physician. HospiceCare works closely For more information check out: with the primary physician to ensure that individuals get the best care possible. Committee Reports Myth: HospiceCare patients cannot receive treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation  Finance: Focusing on planned giving therapy or blood transfusions. promotion. Fact: HospiceCare accepts persons who are  Program & Evaluation: Researching receiving—or may receive—these types of program fee comparisons of other senior treatments if the patient’s life expectancy centers. remains approximately six months or less and  Volunteer: Working on volunteer applicathe goal of care is no longer cure. tion, job descriptions, and data entry. Full meeting minutes at: Next meeting- 10:00 a.m. May 3, 2011 Senior Center, Stoughton Room

For more information, visit or call our Janesville office at 1-888-563-5374.

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fxÇ|ÉÜ VxÇàxÜM 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

Tai Chi -Beginners, $5/class Mon. & Thur. 9:00 AM

Chair Massage, $7/15-mins. This month: May 4 & 18 Call to schedule appointment.

Tai Chi –Advanced, $5/class Mon. & Thurs. 1:00 PM

Line Dancing Every other Tues. 2:30 PM UW Nutrition Education, Free Topic: Label Reading 3rd Thursday, 11:30 AM Ping Pong, Free Doubles: Wednesday. 3:00 PM Singles: Friday. 10:30 AM

Wii Bowling, Free Thursday. 12:30– 2PM Yoga for Over 50 Suggested donation $2-$10 Tue. & Fri. 9:00AM, Covenant Lutheran Church Newly Added: Wed. 10:00 AM Fire Dept. training room

Classes & Skill Development Computer Assistance/Lessons Tues., 9:30 - 11:30 AM or by Appt. No registration needed. Free. Stop in with your computer questions. Handiwork, Free Mon., 1:30 - 3:30 PM Bring your current needlework project & join the conversation. Norwegian Language, Wed., 9:00 - 11:30 AM No registration needed.


Painting Group, Free Thur., 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meets at Vennevoll Clubhouse Rosemaling Group, Free Wed., 9:15 AM Norwegian painting Wood Carving, Thur., 8:00 - 12:00 PM Wood Shop, Free Varied hours. Must take a safety course to use shop.

Social & Recreation Bridge, Free Mon. & Thurs. 9:30 AM Chess, Free Fri. 10:00 AM Community Bingo, $1 3rd Wed. 1:00 PM Sponsor: START Program Euchre, Free Every Monday 1:30 PM 4th Saturday 7:30 PM New players always welcome Over the Hill Bingo 4th Tues. 1:15 PM Bring a $1 prize. Pool, Free Daily, during Center hours Scrabble, Free 1st Wednesday, 1:00 PM 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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May Highlights Movie Day

Friday, May 6, 1:00 PM Free Movie and Treat: $1.00 This month’s feature is Morning Glory. This new comedy is about a young upstart television producer as she accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show with warring co-hosts. Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton join Rachel McAdams in this drama/romance.

Benefits of a Chair Exercise Class:

Improve muscle tone, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. This is a great fitness option for active people, or those with limitations. Join us on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8:00 am . Check the activity calendar for any time changes. $2.00 per class.

Lunch Bunch

Friday, May 13th Come join us at Toby’s in McFarland at 11:30 AM If attending, please call 873-8585 to make your reservation.

Essay Contest Winners The Stoughton Area Senior Center, Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers, and the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups sponsors an essay contest each year for sixth graders across the state of Wisconsin. This is just in time for May, Older Americans Month. Participating students wrote a 300-word (or less) essay on “ My Best Older Friend” or “My Grandparents”. Congratulations to our 6th grade essay contest winners Averie Ness and Seth Prechel. Their essays have been submitted to the statewide contest. We will be having a special lunch presentation at noon on Thursday May 26th where you can hear their essays, enjoy lunch and help us celebrate Older Americans Month. Please call 873-8585 by noon May 25 to reserve your lunch.

Coffee with our Mayor 2nd Friday, 9:30-10:30 AM

The next coffee with the Mayor will be on June 10th due to Syttende Mai. Thank you.

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

Introduction to Floral Design

Are you interested in taking a 3 session floral design class at the Senior Center? Cost would be $15.00 for the class and flowers. The class will be meeting Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. There would be a few tools that the student would need to supply. If you are interested in this class or have questions, call Kate at 608-209-3703.

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


Stoughton Area Senior Center Activities

May 2011

* = Off Site Class




2 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:30 Euchre

3 9-12 Woodshop 9-11 Computer Help 9:00 Yoga* 10:00 COA Meeting 2:00 AA Meeting

4 New Library Books In 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Rosemaling 9:00 NorwegianClass 10:00 Yoga* 1:00 Scrabble 1:30 Chair Massage 3:00 Ping Pong

5 8:00 Woodcarving 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:00 Woodshop 9:30 Bridge 10:00 Painting* 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 12:30 Wii Bowling 1:30 Sheepshead

6 Veteran’s Assist. Popcorn in AM 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 1:00 Movie Morning Glory

9 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 10:00 Blood Pressure Readings 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:30 Euchre

10 9-12 Woodshop 9-11 Computer Help 9:00 Yoga* 2:00 AA Meeting 2:30 Line Dancing

11 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Rosemaling Group 9:00 Norwegian Class 10:00 Yoga* 3:00 Ping Pong

12 8:00 Woodcarving 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:00 Woodshop 9:30 Bridge 11:00 Syttende Mai Children’s Program 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 12:30 Wii Bowling 1:30 Sheepshead 2:00 Caregiver Grp.

13 SYTTENDE MAI See Pg. 1 Veteran’s Assist. Shop@ East Town NO Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong 11:30 Lunch Bunch at Toby’s

16 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge Foot Care in PM Call for an Appt. 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:30 Euchre

17 Foot Care in AM 9-12 Woodshop 9:00 Yoga* 9-11 Computer Help 10:00 MS Support Group 2:00 AA Meeting

18 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Rosemaling 9:00 Norwegian 10:00 Yoga* 1:00 Community Bingo 1:30 Chair Massage 3:00 Ping Pong

19 8:00 Woodcarving 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:00 Woodshop 9:30 Bridge 12:30 Wii Bowling 12:30 Low VisionTrip 1:00 Adv Tai Chi 1:30 Sheepshead

20 Veteran’s Assist. Popcorn in AM 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong

23 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:30 Bridge 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:00 Handiwork 1:30 Euchre

24 9-12 Woodshop 9:00 Yoga* 9-11 Computer Help 1:15 Over the Hill Bingo 2:00 AA Meeting 2:30 Line Dancing

25 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:15 Rosemaling 9:00 Norwegian Class 10:00 Yoga* 1:30 Parkinson Support Group 3:00 Ping Pong

26 Essay Winner Lunch Pg. 13 8:00 Woodcarving 9:00 Beg. Tai Chi 9:00 Woodshop 9:30 Bridge 10-1Blood Pressure 12:30 Wii Bowling 1:00 Adv. Tai Chi 1:30 Sheepshead

27 Veteran’s Assist. Popcorn in AM Shop at Hilldale 8:00 Chair Stretch 9:00 Yoga* 10:00 Chess 10:30 Ping Pong


31 9-12 Woodshop 9:00 Yoga* 9-11 Computer Help 2:00 AA Meeting

Center Closed for Holiday




Saturday Mornings Center Opened by Volunteers 9-11:30 am

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

Saturday Evening Cards Euchre May 28 7:30pm 873-8585

Stoughton Area Senior Center Menu

May 2011







2 Hamburger/Bun Lettuce/Onion Ketchup/Mustard Corn Mand. Oranges Blueberry Pie

3 Baked Chicken Mashed Potatoes/ Gravy Beets Fresh Fruit Bread/ Marg. Ice Cream


5 American Chop Suey Rice Peas Apricots Small Croissant/ Marg.

6 Chicken Noodle Casserole Italian Green Beans Banana Bread/Marg. Cookie

9 Sloppy Joe on Bun Potato Salad Steamed Baby Carrots Pear Half Ice Cream Treat

10 Mediterranean Pasta Salad w/Chicken Spring Green Salad Fresh Fruit French Bread/Olive Oil Dip Lemon Cake

11 Turkey Roast/Gravy Stuffing Peas & Pearl Onions Orange Juice Bread/ Marg.

12 Tator Tot Casserole Corn Pineapple Bread/Marg. Pudding /Topping


16 Baked Cod/Tarter Sauce Broiled Potatoes Green Bean Casser. Mandarin Oranges Lefsa/Marg. Molasses Cookie

17 Spaghetti & Meatballs Mixed Greens/ Tomato Slices & Dressing Peach Slices Garlic Bread/Marg.

18 Brat on a Bun Ketchup/Mustard/ Relish Baked Beans Creamy Coleslaw Fresh Fruit Ice Cream Treat

19 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes Roasted Vegetables Chunky Applesauce Bread/Marg. Cookie

20 Shrimp Pasta Salad Cucumbers & Onions Fruit Cup Light Rye Bread Strawberry Ice Cream Margarine

23 Tomato Barley Soup Sliced Turkey & Cheese/Lettuce/ Tomato on Kaiser Roll Mayo Fresh Orange Dessert Bar

24 Sweet & Sour Chicken Rice Oriental Mix Fruit Cup Bread/ Marg.

25 Roast Pork & Gravy Rice Pilaf Harvard Beets Strawberry Shortcake & Topping Pumpernickel Bread Marg.

26 Chicken Cacciatore Egg Noodles California Mix Peach Half Bread Stick/Marg. Cookie

27 Sliced Ham Saucy Sweet Potato French Style Green Beans Fresh Fruit Whole Wheat Roll Marg.


31 Tuna Macaroni Salad German Cucumbers Rye Bread/Marg. Orange Juice Choc. Ice Cream

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


Vegetable Soup & Crackers Tuna Salad on Rye with lettuce Strawberry Short Cake and Topping


Chili at Center

Ham Loaf /Mustard Baked Sweet Potato Broccoli Banana Rye Bread/ Marg. Cake

Center Only:


for Thursdays. Order your salad by noon the Wednesday before.

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Yahara Senior News 248 West Main Street Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-8585 Fax # 608-873-8162

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 currently $6.00 per year. Call 873-8585.

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Albion & Dunkirk .......................................... 335-6677 Susan Brodd, Stoughton Area Senior Center Pleasant Springs & Rutland ......................... 838-7117 Sara Sprang, McFarland Outreach Dunn & Christiana........................................... 838-7117 Lori Anderson, McFarland Outreach Appointments made for home visits, or at Stoughton and McFarland Outreach offices.

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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 Kelli Krcma—City of Stoughton ....................... 877-0070 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 Larry Weiss—City Council Rep ........................873-0945 Open Position—Town of Albion

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