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Weekly Window

The Weekly Window is an e-newsletter that usually comes out on Fridays. It gives you updates about programs that did not make it into the Messenger, and reminds you what programs and activities are coming up in the next week.



To register for any program call 608-266-6581 or email You can also stop by the Senior Center. We would love to see you!

eFood Pantry: Food Pantry Online Ordering System

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the River Food Pantry. Beginning in April, the Madison Senior Center will become an online ordering station, and  a pick-up location.

That means that if you order food through the ePantry, you can pick it up at the MSC instead of driving to the River Food Pantry, which is out by the airport. It also means that if needed, we will assist you with online ordering. Come in on the 3rd Tuesday (April 19) from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm to get assistance getting set-up. If you already use the eFood pantry, and pick it up somewhere else, you can change your pick-up location to the MSC.

Once a month, households have the option to order their groceries online. Based on household size, families select from a variety of healthy and nutritious food, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, culturally relevant offerings, and special dietary options, such as vegetarian and gluten-free items.

To be eligible you must live in Dane County, and meet the TEFAP eligibility and income guidelines. To get started you have to fill out a form, bring in proof of identification (state ID, drivers license, insurance card, etc.) AND proof of residency in Dane County (utility bill, lease agreement, mail, etc.). If you don’t have access to a computer or need assistance, you can come to the Senior Center, use our computer lab, and get assistance. 

Judy C

Come Play EUCHRE!

We kicked off our Euchre Club with a drawing based on attendance, and I’m happy to wish Congratulations to Judy Campbell, winner of an Aprilaire Air Purifier donated by Aprilaire. Next club meeting is April 4 at 1:00. All are welcome!


Spring Crafts


Join us for a fun spring craft to brighten you space. Jackie Hill from Vista West will lead the class and provide all of the supplies. Registration Required.

The Father



A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabrics of his reality. Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia,Colman and Mark Gatiss. Drama, Mystery. 97 min. Rated PG-13.


Gentle Yoga

THURSDAYS, 9:30-10:30 AM

Improve your balance, range of motion and flexibility! Strengthen your bones and muscles, quiet your mind! All abilities and levels welcome. Yoga Accessible for All (YAFA) teachers dedicate themselves to making yoga safe and inviting for anyone who is interested in gaining the benefits of yoga ( We do a combination of seated and standing positions, and will always suggest modifications if a pose does not work for you. Join any time. Free, but registration is required.


Cardio Dance

Starts up again on April 1 (no joke)! Fridays 1:00 – 1:45

Start out the weekend with an energizing cardio class that will get the blood pumping. The class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance! R



Hmong Dancers

Hmong Dance

Mondays: April 4, 18 and May 2, 16, 10 – 11am

Much of the history of Hmong dance remains unknown, but the evolution of Hmong Dancing rose in the 1970s and resembles traditional Lao dancing. It consists of flowy or sharp arm movements, simple footwork, and intricate hand movements--closely following the structures and rhythm of a Hmong song. It can be recreational or competitive. Each class will build on the last, so please plan to attend all 5 classes.Maika Thao, our instructor, who is one of the lead dancer/choreographers for a group called SEADO (Southeast Asian Dancing Organization). Here is a link to an example of Hmong dancing, in this particular dance, Maika is in the dance and helped choreograph it. Register NOW!


Still Alice

Still Alice

Thursday, April 7, 1 – 3:15 pm
Dr. Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When word begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice’s three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.

This is a a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity. After viewing the movie join us in a discussion about the movie, the disease and to share personal experiences.

Americas Untold Story

America’s Untold Story

WEDNESDAY, 12-1:30 PM, APRIL 20, 27

AND MAY 4, 11

Join Jim Lamal to view and discuss, America’s Untold Story. Before Jamestown… before Plymouth… the first permanent European settlement in the United States, was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived– in 1565 – not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. Uncover the story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks.

Save the Date

April 19     "Get Moving" with Dr. Susan Frikken, DPT, LMT
April 26     Artful Affair Drop-Off

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