October 2020 – Updates from the Director

October 2020 – Updates from the Director

October will be a busy month at the Verona Senior Center. Please read carefully as we are offering both in-house and virtual events.

 

Prescription Drug Take Back Event— Saturday, October 24th – 9am-2pm, at the Verona City Center, 111 Lincoln Street.  **Please note, this will be a drive-through format. NO shredding available this year.

 

The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health/safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.  Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our medicine cabinets helps to prevent them from going into our water supply. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.

 

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.

 

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.).

 

Car Check and CarFit – Car Check with Hometown Auto

Friday, October 2nd – 8-11am See details on page 16. Reservations required, call 845-7471.

Join us Monday, October 5th at 10AM for a Virtual CarFit Driver Safety Presentation. In this program we will talk about car and personal safety as well offer resources you can use to continue driving safely. Join us Monday, October 5 at 10:00 AM

 

Trick or Treat with a Twist—Friday, October 30th between 8:30-10am
Join us for a fun twist on Trick or Treating. Bring a donation for the Badger Prairie Needs Network to the Senior Center on Friday, October 30th and be rewarded with a fun surprise. Here is a list of needed items: toothbrushes/toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, diapers (sizes 4,5, & 6), and monetary donations.

 

Veteran’s Day- Veteran’s day is quickly approaching and we are working on a special recognition project for veterans. If you are a local veteran and would like be included please send the following information to Mike at Mdnrohan@gmail.com : name and branch of service, years of service, and a photo. For questions please call Alasa at 608-845-7471.

 

 


Program Details

All programs require reservations. Please sign up by calling 608-845-7471. Space is limited.

 

**REMINDER—Everything is subject to change. Please stay connected with VSC by signing up for our email list (email Alasa to join) and/or visiting our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VeronaSeniorCenter).

 

Touchless Check-in – VSC will be using a new touchless check in system. Please bring your membership card each time you come to the Senior Center.

 

We thank you for our cooperation in advance and look forward to seeing everyone. If you have any questions please call 608-845-7471 and leave a message.

 

Be well, Stephanie Ehle, Director