New at the Senior Center

VSC Green Team

 

Do you enjoy nature? Do you love digging in the dirt and soaking up the sun?

 

The Senior Center is looking for members to start a Green Team to help expand the gardening options on our property.

 

If you are interested, please email Stephanie at stephanie.ehle@ci.verona.wi.us

NEW!!! Mobile Garden Beds

August 2021

 

In 2017 the Sugar River Gardeners wanted to expand their work in the community and offer free edible gardens in Verona parks.  Today, anyone can walk by Harriet, Hometown Junction, or Central park and pick and enjoy fresh vegetables.

 

Last month Alasa Wiest, Program Manager for Verona Senior Center and Lucy Gammeter, secretary from the Sugar River Gardeners, collaborated and brought mobile raised beds to the Senior Center!  Garth Larson, club Vice President, built the two mobile beds. Lucy and community helper Tom Hartberg finished the project by adding the soil and donated plants and seeds.   Final product….fresh produce for ALL!!

 

Thank you to everyone involved! Please feel free to help yourself to the vegetables as they start to grow.

 

We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help manage and water our beds. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact  Alasa at 848-0431.

 

 

New Recycle Program at VSC!

 

VSC is participating in a national recycling program for writing instruments.

 

We are collecting all brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging.

 

Simply drop off your used items at the VSC front desk and we’ll take it from there. For more information check out the flyer on our bulletin board.

 

Program sponsored by TerraCycle® and BIC (https://terracylce.com)

Coffee Hour is Back!

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
9 – 10 AM

 

Coffee will be served on our beautiful outside patio. Please feel free to bring your own coffee mug.

Facebook Five with Alasa & Steph
Mondays, 9 AM – Facebook Live

 

Looking for an easy way to stay connected? Join Alasa and Steph for a 5-minute weekly overview. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

 

Quilting Journey with Georgellen

 

Thursday, September 9 – 11 AM

In-House

 

Please join Georgellen Mikkelson as she describes her quilting career, from 1972 in Lenexa, Kansas, until now. Georgellen has taught quilting and exhibited in numerous quilting shows in four different states. She will share examples of both bed quilts and art quilts.

Let’s Discuss is Back!

 

Tuesday, September 14 – 10 AM

 

This group was formerly known as “Man and Women Talk”. For this first meeting please be prepared to discuss what new hobbies you undertook during the COVID quarantine. Some of these things might include bird watching, baking, going for walks, or lots of reading!

 

 

In October the group leader of “Let’s Discuss,” Jerry Grajkowski, will lead a discussion on the Lost Destiny by Alan Axlerod. This book is a biographical of president Kennedy’s brother Joe Kennedy. You do not have to read the book to attend.

Moving Forward

 

Thursday, September 16 – 10 AM
Virtual & Streamed Live

 

Moving Forward specializes in all aspects of moving, sorting, packing, and downsizing.

 

This presentation will walk through the two phases of moving.  Phase 1 is sorting, packing, moving, and unpacking.  Phase 2 is working with the items that need to be moved. Come and learn how these services make a move less stressful. 

Cultural Humility

Tuesday, September 21 – 1 PM
In-House & Virtual

Agrace Hospice will discuss the importance of culturally sensitive care. This presentation reviews concepts related to culture, explores the impact of cultural awareness on end-of-life care, and identifies ways to bring cultural awareness into patient care.

Medicare 101 Seminars

Wednesday, September 22  10AM or 6PM
Thursday, September 30  10AM or 6PM

In House Presentation

Are you about to enroll in Medicate?  Then you don’t want to miss the upcoming Medicate 101 seminars.  We will take an educational approach in discussing Parts A, B, C & D.  You will leave with the knowledge of how to make the most of your rights and entitlements, how and when to enroll, what Medicate does and (more importantly) does not cover, and Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental Insurance.  Presentation by Rodney Jayroe from Physicians Mutual.

Advance Care Directive

Tuesday, September 28 -12PM
In-House & Virtual

 

Please join Melissa Ricker from the UW Department of Family Medicine & Community Health for a discussion on advance care directives. She will discuss what advance care directives are, what they mean, why they’re important, and how to fill out paperwork.

  • Free Vision Screening
  • Flu Shots available from Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Free Hearing Tests
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks

Save the Date!

October Vendor Fair and Flu Clinic

Thursday, October 7

9 AM – 12 PM

 

This is a Health and Wellness event that you will not want to miss!  Participants can visit with a variety of vendors and find a wealth of resources and information on many interesting and important topics. Many of the vendors you enjoyed visiting in past years will be returning as well as some new ones!

Save the Date!

Free Halloween Magic Show
Wednesday, October 27 – 12 PM

 

The Verona Senior Center welcomes a return performance by The Amazing Mr. Magic (Galen Metz), for a Halloween-themed Magic Show.  A local magician and member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Mr. Magic has entertained thousands of all ages across the U.S., including annual performances at Verona Hometown Days.

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

Step 2 – Purchase your products.
Step 3 – VSC receives 0.5% donation of all eligible purchases!

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.