Club 108

English Smocking

 

 

Marge Slamar a participant of Club 108, began English Smocking back in the 1980s when a member of her babysitting co-op taught her and other women in the co-op how to smock. Marge brought items to share at our last Club 108 meeting.

 

Smocking is essentially embroidery on pleated fabric. The art form that we traditionally think of as Smocking is primarily from The United Kingdom, is specifically known as English Smocking and has been practiced in its current form for over 300 years.

 

Marge smocked over forty dresses and rompers for her two daughters. She bought a mechanical pleater to pleat the material to be smocked and embroidered all the outfits. It was a labor of love and the girls enjoyed wearing their pretty outfits.

 

Recently, Marge was wondering what to do with all the outfits that she made. A friend visited from Alabama and suggested that smocked dresses were in popular demand in the southern states and that several churches were distributing clothing to people in need and the smocked dresses would be put to good use by the various churches. She asked her daughters which ones they wanted to keep and donated the rest of the dresses to a good cause.

 

For more information on smocking visit Google: YouTube smocking pleater.

 

Mr. Magic will be at Club 108
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 @ 10:15 AM

In December, Club 108 enjoyed a day of holiday crafting!

Tour of Governor’s Mansion for Club 108 Participants

 

It’s that time of year to enjoy the holiday decorations and history at the Wisconsin Executive Residence. On Wednesday, December 14 from 10 – 11:15 A.M., the Verona Senior Center’s Club 108, Memory Café and Caregivers Group are welcome to attend the Wisconsin Executive Residence Holiday Tour.

 

After the tour, the group will meet for a free pizza lunch at the Verona Senior Center. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Wisconsin Executive Residence for the tour and to the Verona Senior Center for the lunch.

 

 

Please RSVP for both the tour and lunch no later than 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 7 by calling Jan at 608-845-0436. This event is for Club 108 and Caregiver participants only. Thank you for your understanding.

Club 108

 

Club 108 is a program specifically designed for individuals with early memory loss. The program meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 AM. This unique group offers individuals with early memory loss a group to attend regularly. Activities include puzzles, trivia, live entertainment, occasional field trips and more.

 

Lunch is available after the program for $7.00 per meal (meals must be ordered the week before). For more information, call Jan at 608-845-0436.

The Verona Memory Champions exceeded their goal for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They raised $325!!! Thank you to all who participated and donated. Join us again next year!

Patricia Stone Blue Accordion
coming to Club 108
Wednesday, November 2 @ 10:15 AM

 

 

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Patricia has been playing accordion since she was 6 years old. Now a retired nurse, Patricia plays her Blue Accordion for communities all around Dane County. On November 2nd she will be playing songs to celebrate Octoberfest and Autumn. Caregivers welcome.

CLUB 108, ALZHEIMER’S WALK & RSVP CELEBRATION

 

Club 108 is a program specifically designed for individuals with early memory loss. The program meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 AM. This unique group offers individuals with early memory loss a group to attend regularly. Activities include puzzles, trivia, live entertainment, occasional field trips and more.

 

Lunch is available after the program for $6.50 per meal (meals must be ordered the week before). For more information, call 608-845-7471.

 

Welcome Back Club 108

 

 

Club 108, a program held at the Senior Center, is designed for individuals with early memory loss. The program  meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10 AM – 11:30 AM.

 

This unique group offers individuals with early memory loss a group to attend regularly. Lunch is available after the group for $6.50 per meal (meals must be ordered week before). For more information, call 608-845-7471.

Club 108 Celebrates Five Years

 

 

 

In June, Club 108 celebrated its five-year anniversary in style with dozens of past and present attendees, caregivers and volunteers. The event which took place at the Senior Center, featured a performance by Mr. Magic and lunch from Sugar River Pizza Company. Club 108 was established early in 2015 by Rita Martin (former Program Assistant) and Senior Center staff to fill a need for individuals experiencing early memory loss to have a regular activity of light mental exercise and socialization in a comfortable setting.

 

This group in turn, gives their caregivers a worry-free break from their daily responsibilities of caregiving. Mary and Richard Stauffacher (picture right, bottom) attended the event and Mary shared that Richard attended the group for about six months before the pandemic and said “he really enjoys the group. The regular schedule and familiar faces works very well for him.” Lou and Marge Slamar (pictured right, middle) have been regular volunteers through the years and the group has been led by Jan Paul, Senior Center Program Assistant (pictured above) since Fall 2017. Jan Weaver, a Verona resident who attended the Caregivers group when she was caring for her mom said this at the event, “Club 108 saved my life. It literally saved my life, this group along with all the the help and resources I received from the Senior Center and the Caregivers group. I couldn’t have done it without this support.”