Author: Susan Eifert

Tradition   Is Thanksgiving an “American holiday?” While the timing and traditions may be unique to our country, the concept is not. Around the world, giving thanks is indeed celebrated and there are at least seventeen other countries that designate a day or time to celebrate. Canada celebrates...

For more information about our immediate needs, please call Alasa at 608-848-0431.     Board Members - Do you like helping with fundraising activities or clerical work? The Friends of Verona Senior Center are looking for new board members. Duties include attending a once a month board meeting, helping...

As much as we hope that something as terrible as bullying would never happen or at least end with childhood, it doesn’t. Bullying extends into adulthood and it unfortunately, does not stop as adults grow older.  According to Robin Bonifas, gerontology expert at Arizona State...

Declutter Our Minds   When we hear the word “declutter” we often think about our home or a physical space. The act of decluttering can be applied to our minds as well. Unless you have addressed this, it is common for adults to have a mind full...

Medical Alert Systems   In the late 80s and early 90s when the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” catchphrase became famous, there were a lot less choices for medical alert systems. In 2021, choosing a medical alert system for yourself or a loved one can...

Do you have a File of Life on your fridge?   A File of Life is a magnetic plastic pocket that can attach to your refrigerator. It contains crucial information about you, for emergency medical responders. Verona EMS look for these when they arrive in someone’s home...

Writing Your Life Story   Do you have stories or wisdom that you have always wanted to share with your family, but life always feels too busy? Writing your life story can be a great way to pass down stories, wisdom and lessons of your life to...

Please register for all exercise classes except Tai Chi, by calling the Senior Center at 608-845-7471.   To sign up for Tai Chi, please contact the instructor.   ...

Decluttering Our Lives   When you hear the word “declutter,” what comes to mind? Some will respond with an eye roll or a look of disgust. Others perk up with a smile at the thought of cleaning and organizing. When I meet with someone and this subject...

Foot care is an essential part of diabetes care because of the increased risk for foot problems such as infection, ulcers and deformities.   Cheryl Franz RN, BSN, is a registered nurse who has worked for 25 years as a diabetes nurse educator/specialist. She retired from UW Health...