New at the Senior Center

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.

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Coffee with the Director!

 

Every 1st Monday at 9:00-10:00 AM

Monday, March 2

 

As Stephanie settles into her new role as Director, she would love to meet more members.  As a way to have an open discussion with everyone she is introducing a “Coffee with the Director.” This event will take place on the first Monday of every month. Please come with an open mind and fun ideas to discuss offerings at the Senior Center. 

Join us for Wednesday Lunch & Learns!!

 

Wednesday February 19 at 11:30 AM

 

UW Pharmacy Students: Heartburn

Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society students from the UW School of Pharmacy will be presenting on Heartburn. The students will be discussing the causes and triggers of heartburn, as well as what we can do to reduce heartburn. They will also give some healthy lifestyle tips to help you stay heartburn free!!


Wednesday, February 26 at 11:30 AM

 

Group Crossword

Join us for lunch or bring your own! We will be working on a group crossword and stimulating our brains with words and food!

 


Wednesday, March 4 at 11:30 AM

 

Case Management 101

Come and learn what Case Management at the Verona Senior Center has to offer. Becky and Julie will present on Case Management including what they do and how to get connected.

 


If you would like us to order you a lunch for any of the above activities please RSVP at 845-7471 by NOON the day before the event. The cost of the meal is a $5 suggested donation. You may also bring your own sack lunch.

FREE AARP Tax Services

 

The Verona Senior Center offers FREE 45- minute AARP Tax Services from 9:00-3:00 on the following dates:

Thursday, February 13 and 27
Thursday, March 12 and 26
Thursday, April 2

 

 

If you would like to make an appointment please call 608-845-7471.

Blogging with Jim Zelem

Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 PM

 

Learn what blogging is all about. It’s easy to take your favorite topic and blog about it. Learn the basics and how to start your own blogging site. Start small and grow, or find existing blogs and become a contributor.

February is Heart Healthy Month!

 

Did you know that ORAL CARE is tied into having a healthy heart? Check out two presentations we have coming up!

 

Healthy Lifestyles and Oral Care
Thursday, February 13 at 10:30 AM

 

Nurse Barbara will be going over the basics of Oral Care. There will be FREE giveaways at this presentation.


Oral Care and Heart Health with Dr. Besley
Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 AM

 

Dr. Besley from Besley Family Dentistry is coming to talk about how oral care is related to not just our heart but our OVERALL HEALTH. Bring your smiles right on into the Senior Center!

Get Your Bead On!

Thursday, March 5

Any time from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.

 

Please register in advance to ensure a space. Only 25 spots available.

 

First bracelet is free, each additional bracelet is $2.00
Make a beaded bracelet ! No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. Stop in to select and string your beautiful bracelet. 

Identity Theft

 

Friday, March 6 at 10:30 AM

 

Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America!

While Identity Theft can happen to anyone, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk. Join us for an informative workshop presented by Jamie Hanson, Partner and Financial Advisor with Akamai Investment Advisors. She will cover the basics of Identity Theft and reveals steps to help reduce your risk to protect yourself.

Please RSVP by March 3rd to info@akamaiadvisors.net or 608-729-3874.

March is National Nutrition Month!

 

Check out these presentations we have coming up!!

 

Half Hour Health Talk – Coughs and Colds

Wednesday, March 11 at 10:00 AM

 

UW Students will discuss some of the many over-the-counter medications offered to treat these illnesses and which ones to avoid. They will also talk about when it is a good idea to not self-treat and when to get seen by a physician.

 

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How Much Suger is Too Much!!!

Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 PM

 

Kara Hoerr, a nutrition coach, will be presenting on sugars. Learn where and how the food industry is hiding sugar, how it impacts your health, and how to navigate the grocery store aisles. You’ll also have fun doing a taste test experiment to learn how sensitive your taste buds are to sweetness.

 

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Science of Contentment

Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 AM

 

Join us for an exploration into the science and practice of cultivating contentment in our lives.
We will gather to review and engage our amazing brains and bodies, looking into some basics of recent neuroscience research and brain plasticity, as well as peeking into how our subconscious thoughts can help or hinder us in our daily lives. By using music, rhythm, creativity and gentle movements we will invite our bodies to learn as well as our minds.

Tango Dancing Class

 

Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 AM

 

This class will be taught by certified instructor Joe Yang. All are encouraged to attend. This class is especially great for individuals with movement disorders. Tango has been known to improve balance & motor control. We will need at least 10 people to make this class happen!  Please RSVP 845-7471.

A donation of $5 dollars is suggested. 

Smoothies with Alasa

 

Monday, March 23 at 10:00 AM

 

Let’s celebrate National Nutrition month by making some healthy SMOOTHIES! Alasa will show you some of her favorite recipes and will have samples to share.

Mind over Bladder

 

Thursday, March 26 at 10:00 AM

Have you ever been in a situation where you have coughed, laughed or sneezed and had to make a quick break for the bathroom? When was the last time you slept through the night? As we age we often assume that these situations are a normal part of the aging process. However, research shows that we are wrong! Although common, incontinence or bladder/bowel leakage is NOT a normal part of aging! Join Stephanie to learn about more about bladder health.

Kindness is Contagious

 

Monday, March 30 at 9:00 AM

 

Please join us for coffee hour on Monday, March 30. Sarah Tachon a good friend of Program Manager Alasa Wiest, will be presenting on the book Kindness is Contagious. This book was written by Nicole J. Philips. Nicole is a National Speaker, author, breast cancer survivor, and has won an Empowering Women Award. Nicole’s mission is to travel the world and promote kindness. You will be able to purchase a book for $15.00.

Save the Dates…. May 8 & 9!!!

 

The Senior Center will be participating in the City-Wide Garage sale in May! This will be a fund raiser that is sponsored by the Board of Directors.

 

If you wish to donate items:

  • All items brought in to be sold will not be returned to you. St. Vincent DePaul will be scheduled to pick up all unsold items on Saturday after the event.
  • We ask that you try to price your items before bringing them in.
  • ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT: Electronics (TV’s, VCR’s, computers, etc) and clothing.
  • Item Drop Off Date: Thursday, May 7 – Noon to 7pm

 

 

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING – watch the weekly e-mail from Alasa.

 

We will be needing volunteers to help set up, work and take down for this event. Please contact the front desk if you would like to help!