New at the Senior Center

Caregivers Grief and Stress: 2 Part Series

 

Virtual AND In-House

 

Part 1
Friday, May 7: Understanding Grief
1:00 PM

 

This presentation offers an overview of grief and the grieving process associated with death and loss. Come learn how grief processing impacts our well-being and the care we provide.

 

Presentations will be given by Angie Donavan from St. Croix.

Part 2
Friday, May 28: Understanding Caregiver Stress
1:00 PM

 

This presentation will provide an overview of changes and challenges that cause caregiver stress, and healthy coping mechanisms.

 

Presentations will be given by Angie Donavan from St. Croix.

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

Ageless Grace Neuroplasticity

Exercises Almost Anyone Can Do!

 

In-House

 

Wednesdays 3-4 PM

June 2 – July 14 (no class June 23)

$15 for 6 weeks.

 

This program will take place at the Verona Senior Center. To sign up please call 845-7471

Outdoor Concerts in June!

 

Sock Hop with DJ Todd
Thursday, June 3, 6 – 7 PM

 

Join DJ Todd Kocher owner of Nice-T Music for three Sock Hop Dances this summer. Please keep your dancing shoes on! Todd will provide tunes from big bands, pop, rock, r&b, country, Motown and instrumental hits from the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Future Sock Hop dates will be July 1 and August 5.

 

 

 

Casey and Greg
Thursday, June 10 – 6 – 7 PM

 

 

Casey and Greg are primarily a duo acoustic group that performs songs from the 1950’s through the1970’s. They play acoustic guitars, along with their friends Jeff on bass, and Tom on drums. They are known for their three-part vocal harmonies and quality musicianship.

 

Harpist Shari Sarazin
Thursday, June 17 – 1:30 – 2:00 PM

 

Shari Sarazin, singer, songwriter, and Celtic harpist, will be performing her music program, “Celebrating June & The Beginnings of Summertime.” This will be full of musical fun and sunny memories!

 

**Board Sponsored Event!**

 

 

Gaines and Wagoner Blues and Jazz
Friday, June 25 – 6 – 7 PM

 

Based in Madison, the award-winning husband and wife duo of Mary Gaines (cello, guitar, bass, vocals) and Chris Wagoner (violin, mandolins, lapsteel, ukulele, guitar, accordion, vocals) play an eclectic mix of Americana—original and classic tunes
ranging from folk to jazz, bluegrass, blues, and honky-tonk. Local pizza included for attendees.

 

Please bring your own chair to these events.
Concerts will take place in back parking lot.

Prostate Health

 

Thursday, June 3 – 10 AM
Virtual and In-House

 

Join us for this educational presentation that will focus on common issues involving the prostate such as an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.

 

Dr. Wirtz is a Family Medicine doctor at the UW Verona Clinic. He is a Midwest native who recently returned to the area after serving in the Navy Medical Corps. 

 

His practice includes patients of all ages and encompasses a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Initial Consultations for Elder Law &
Local Estate Plans

 

Tuesday, June 8 – 1- 3 PM
Virtual AND In-House

 

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 an appointment.

Bingo is Back!


Wednesdays, June 9 and 23 – 1 PM
In-House

Come on over and play a few rounds of bingo! The cost is one dollar per card.

Agrace 101

 

Thursday, June 10 – 1 PM
Virtual and In-House

 

Come and learn more about the philosophy and practices of Agrace’s continuum of care and how each of the services differ. We’ll discuss what makes a person eligible and appropriate for each service, and explain the guidelines for and process of making a referral to Agrace.

Virtual Meditation

Monday, June 14 – 10:30 AM

 

Please join Robert McGrath licensed Psychologist at University Health Services for virtual meditation. Robert will share some of his expertise he uses when providing mind/body wellness care.

Stampin’ Up Card Group is back!

 

Tuesday, June 15, 10 AM – 12 PM
In-Person, RSVP by June 4

 

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. 

Simple Wire Earrings

 

Wednesday, June 16 – 2 PM
In-House

 

Join your friends in a safe environment while making a pair of wire earrings.

All ear wires are nickel free and a large selection of beads will be available.

No experience needed. Each class will have a drawing for a free pair of earrings.  Cost is $2 for each set of earrings.

If you are interested, please call 845-7471 or sign up online.

Running the World While
Ignoring the Dishes

 

Thursday, June 17 – 3 PM
In-House

 

Join Dairy Carrie local dairy farmer, blogger, and Wisconsin Ag Women’s Summit Agvocate of the Year for a fun andeducational discussion to celebrate National Dairy month.

As a sales and marketing guru turned dairy farmer, Carrie will share her wild adventure, her passion for supporting local farmers and what it’s like to own a farm in 2021.

Crumbl Cookies Drive Thru!!!

 

Wednesday, June 23
11-11:30 AM

 

Crumbl Sampler – $10

 

At Crumbl, they are all about the cookies!

Crumbl claims to have the best gourmet cookies in the world and they can handle any cookie craving! Baked fresh daily, they offer a rotating menu with 120 + specialty flavors in addition to their chilled sugar and award-winning milk chocolate chip cookies.

 

Please order your box of cookies by Monday, June 21 before noon.

 

The box of cookies comes with four cookies in the following flavors:

(1) Chocolate Chip, (1) Pink Sugar Cookie, (1) Classic Peanut Butter, (1) Chocolate Oreo

Behind the Scenes Look –
Rough Draft to Publication

 

Monday, June 28 – 10:30 AM
In-House

 

Author Nancy Dearborn’s picture book, Hugga Loula, was released in March 2021. Come and hear about Nancy’s journey to becoming an author!

Nancy’s presentation will include the initial idea behind the book, writing the rough draft, and the self-editing process.

Ageless Grace Exercise Starting in June

 

June 2 – July 14 (No class June 23)
Wednesdays – 3 – 4 PM
This program will take place at the Verona Senior Center.
$15 for 6 weeks

 

To sign up please call 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

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. 

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.