New at the Senior Center

Parkinson’s Disease 101

 

Tuesday, April 13 – 1:30 PM
In-House and Virtual

 

Join Angie Donavan from St. Croix Hospice for an educational presentation on Parkinson’s disease. This will include an overview of the definition, causes, and treatments for Parkinson’s disease, including disease progression and when to involve hospice.

If you will be joining us in-house, when you call to reserve a spot, please let us know so we can have a count. Thanks!

Initial Consultations for Elder Law & Local

Estate Plans

 

Tuesday, April 13, 1- 4 PM
In Person or Virtual

 

As a service to the community, Attorney Bailey B. Lagman, who primarily practices elder law and estate planning, is offering virtual or in-person meetings at the Verona Senior Center, the second Tuesday of each month, at no charge. Contact her office for more details at (608) 662-0440 or info@dfgrams.com.

Please call the Senior Center to sign up for a 30 minute appointment.

Stampin’ Up Card Group is back!

 

Tuesday, April 20, 10 AM – 12 PM
In-Person, RSVP by April 6

 

Make your own cards for all kinds of events using Stampin’ Up! products. Please bring your own scissors, bone folder and your favorite adhesive.

The cost for the class is $13; includes 6 cards.

To sign up, please contact Terry Schultz at 608-712-0572, or email sraschultz0924@yahoo.com. 

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP

 

April 22nd is Earth Day. Join us for a walk and neighborhood trash clean up. Please meet VSC staff at 2 PM at the front door of the Senior Center. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Don’t forget your mask!

Triad Drive Thru Drug Take Back

Friday,  April 23, 8 AM-10 AM

 

Join the Verona area TRIAD for our spring Drug Take-Back.

 

The Take-Back aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Why Participate?

 

Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high. More Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

What to Know

 

Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, and/or expired prescription drug medication. Please empty all pills into a clear plastic baggie, prior to the event, to assist with the ease of disposal.  Prescription liquids and creams must be in their original packaging material.

 

For safety reasons, we will not accept sharps, inhalers, or anything under pressure. Non-prescription, personal hygiene products cannot be accepted.

 

If you have any questions please, contact the Verona Police Department at (608) 845-7623.

COMING IN MAY!

Don’t let a fall cramp your style! One in four people age 65 or older has a fall each year. You don’t have to be one of them!

 

Stepping On Workshop
Wednesdays, May 19 – June 30 – 10 AM – 12 PM
$35 per person

 

You will learn about:
       Identifying and remove fall hazards from your home
       How to get back on your feet if you fall
       Vison and hearing and how they affect your risk of falling
       Strength and balance exercises
       How footwear and medication play into fall risk

 

This class will take place at VSC. To sign up please call 608-845-7471

Attention Online Shoppers!

 

Looking for an easy way to support the Verona Senior Center? Look no further!

 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (Verona Senior Center!) every time you shop, at no cost to you.

 

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know….the same products, same prices, same service and just in time for the holiday season!

 

Start today by clicking: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1374614

 

For more information, please contact our Board of Directors.

This and That

Do you have a story to tell?

 

Everyone loves a good story. And everyone has some type of story to tell. Some are funny while others give advice through actual experience. We want to hear your stories!

 

Jim Zelem, Board member, is gathering stories in hopes to publish a book. If you have a story to share, send it to Senior Center to the attention of Jim Zelem. Put on your thinking cap, grab a pen and paper and get started!

Why tell your story?

 

Armed with decades of experiences, you can leave a legacy that will last for generations. Many have successfully managed mental and emotional well-being, rediscovered or found purpose in their lives, and connected with others from the wisdom and experience of the storytelling.

 

Only you can bring your unique perspective and experience to this world, so share your story today!

Jim is also looking for ideas for a title for the book, so start brainstorming!

The Gratitude Tree

 

Help us kick of 2021 by submitting a leaf for our gratitude tree. A gratitude tree is a visual expression of thanks that reminds us to have a grateful heart.

For more details click the image to the right ==>

Trying to Reach Us?

 

Though we are open by appointment only, Verona Senior Center staff are available. If you get our voicemail, please know that messages are being checked on a regular basis and we will get back to you!

WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS:

Effective immediately, (12/16/2019), Verona Senior Center will not automatically close if Verona Schools are closed due to weather. If the Verona Senior Center is closed it will be listed with local news channels under closings.
See below for other related programming:

Click here for the related city policy.

YouTube Channel – Verona Senior Center

The Verona Senior Center now has a YouTube Channel.  We will be adding new programs as they become available.

Click here to go to the YouTube site. 

Information for older Audience:

Information for Multi-generational Households

Crossword, Sudoku, and More Games!!

 

Go to the “Activities” tab of the website, drop down to “Games For Everyone” and view the new crossword game, Sudoku game, and IPad/IPhone game suggestions.

Also, the Verona Library has some options for you during our Stay at Home.