New at the Senior Center

Remembrance Tree

This year the Verona Senior Center will offer a way to honor and remember our loved ones.  Personalized ornaments will be sold for $5 each and hung on the tree for the month of December. After the holidays the ornaments can be taken home as a keepsake. The money from purchases will go to the Friends of the Senior Center and be used towards Senior Center programs. 

 

The meaning behind cardinal ornaments – Many spiritual people will tell you that a cardinal also represents death or afterlife. Reports from loved ones and hospice workers often state that a cardinal appears just before or after a death, or that a cardinal frequently visits or appears in dreams after the loss of a loved one.

 

The meaning behind butterfly ornaments Butterflies symbolize death or rebirth after death. In fact, some believe that these beautiful creatures represent the souls of those who have recently departed from this mortal world.

 

To purchase an ornament please see the front desk.

Cards For Sale!!

 

Local Verona photographer hobbiest and designer of note cards Don Mathison, has donated over 75 cards for us to sell.  The photos include flower close-ups, landscapes, wildlife shots and seasonal selections.

 

These are beautiful cards and will be $2.00 each.   The money will stay with the Senior Center.  Please come in and view the selection.  You won’t be disappointed!

 

Our new Mobile Garden Beds are sleeping now!  We will look for more produce come Spring!

 

Thank you to everyone involved in getting our new beds this year.

 

We will need your help come Spring! 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.

 

Drive thru Chili Supper (L)

Friday, December 3
4 – 7 PM

 

Join us for our annual chili supper fundraiser to support the Badger Prairie Needs Network (BPNN). Chili and hot dogs will be served in our drive thru between 4 – 7 PM. Prior to dinner, local meteorologist, Gary Cannalte, will light the trees at Central Park at 5:20 PM.

 

Food insecurity
Today, nearly 1 in 11 older adults and 1 in 6 Dane County children do not have consistent access to enough food. Help support your community by driving thru and grabbing a bowl of chili. All donations directly support BPNN.  This year’s goal is $2,000.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:
Verona Chamber of Commerce, Verona Fire Department, and the Friends of Verona Senior Center.

 

Please RSVP by calling 608-845-7471.

Name That Tune with Todd Kocher (L)


Tuesday, December 7
12 PM

 

 

Join us for a fun holiday musical event. Todd Kocher, owner of Nice-T Music, will share his love of music by testing your knowledge of seasonal and holiday favorites. Join us for a fun afternoon!

SOCIAL HOUR! – Extended Hours

 

Mondays – Fridays
9 – 11 AM

 

Join us for socialization and conversation!  Bring your friends or meet some new neighbors at this fun morning event.

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!

 

Medicare Review

 

Thursday, December 2  –   2-4 PM

In House

 

 

Bring your Medicare and insurance questions!  One-on-one appointments with Retirement Specialist Deb Harvey.  She will be available two days in October.  Please bring your Medicare card and any information you have about your insurance or supplements.

Glass Painting with Jeanine (L,F)

 

Wednesday, December 8
10 AM

 

$2 / glass

Looking for an easy holiday gift for someone? Come join us for wine glass painting. This easy DIY project is sure to please any recipient. No experience necessary; all supplies provided.

One-Room School House (L)

 

Thursday, December 9 – 10 AM

 

Larry Scheckel takes us back to his boyhood days, growing up with eight siblings on the family farm in the hill country of southwestern Wisconsin. Larry attended a one-room country school out on Oak Grove Ridge.  Oak Grove School was the social heart of the community, from the basket social in the fall, to the Christmas program, to the end-of-the-year school picnic.  Learn of the joys and challenges faced by students in the country school.  Join Larry on his nostalgic and evocative journey as he shares his memories of friendships forged and lessons learned during his eight years in a one-room country school with 28 kids and one teacher in a building the size of a garage.

Let’s Discuss!

 

Tuesday, December 14 – 10 AM

 

 

Home Again Senior Services and Oakmont Senior Community are pairing up to lead a discussion on downsizing, consignment, donating and planning what you really need in your home. Oakmont will explain different senior living options. After the presentation, attendees are invited for refreshments and a tour of Oakmont at 841 N Main Street.

Crumbl Cookie is Back!!

 

December 15 – 12:30 – 1 PM (L)
VSC Drive Thru

Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 8

 

$11 / 4 cookies

 

Just in time for the holidays…Crumbl Cookie is back! It all started with one big dream and the perfect combination of flour, sugar, and chocolate chips. Crumbl was co-founded by cousins Jason McGowan (CEO) & Sawyer Hemsley (COO). They teamed up and dove head-first into the world of baking. Since opening its doors three years ago, Crumbl has expanded to over 264 bakeries in 36 states nationwide, making it the fastest-growing cookie company in the nation.

 

Holiday Cookie Box Includes:
1 Chocolate chip cookie
1 Sugar cookie
2 Holiday Surprise cookies

 

Please bring a check made out to Verona Senior Center or exact change. Change will not be offered.

Holiday Shopping Tips and Scams (L)

 

Thursday, December 16
10 AM

 

The holidays are quickly approaching. Whether you’re shopping online or in-person, it’s important to remain safe as the holidays are a scammer’s Christmas. In this all-encompassing presentation, you’ll learn about smart shopping tips, identity theft and how to utilize the free customer services offered by the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB). In addition, we’ll talk about where to learn about scams taking place in your area, and what to do if you or a loved one becomes a victim.

Our presenter, Tiffany Bernhardt Schults is the Southwest Wisconsin Regional Director for the BBB. At the BBB, she is working to advance marketplace trust between buyers and sellers, and promoting informed buying decisions.

Fair Housing (V)

 

Friday, December 17
1 PM

 

Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison, a satellite office of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, works to combat illegal housing discrimination and segregation in Dane County. Join Taylor Raether, Program Services Coordinator, for an interesting and up-to-date presentation. During the presentation, he will discuss their services and when to call, federal/state/local fair housing laws, the red flags of housing discrimination, how they enforce fair housing laws, segregation in Dane County, and present day forms of housing discrimination.

Initial Consultations for Elder Law & Local Estate Plans (V or L)

 

December 21
1-3 PM

 

Join Attorney Bailey B. Laygman for a 30-minute meeting. For an appointment contact Hayley at hhughes@dfgrams.com or 608-662-0440.

John Duggleby (L)

 

Wednesday, December 22
2 PM

 

Join John Duggleby for a holiday sing-along. This end-of-year celebration will feature many songs you know plus a few surprises. Many of the most familiar holiday standards were popularized in the past 70 years, and John will challenge audiences to guess who first recorded them. 

 

Lyric sheets available.

Blood Pressure Checks with the
Verona Fire Department (L)

Wednesday, December 29
9 AM

 

Join some of Verona’s finest for a FREE blood pressure check.

Appointments are first come, first serve.

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 & 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!

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.