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Weekly Window

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.

PROGRAM REGISTRATIONTo register for any program call 608-266-6581 or email gflesher@cityofmadison.com. You can also stop by the Senior Center. We would love to see you!


MONDAY

National Truffle Day!
Truffles


TUESDAY
Gentle Yoga – NEW DAY!

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 (yafayoga.org). Free, but registration is required.


Anne Goodwin, Come to the Lake: Reflections on Cottage Life

Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Come to The Lake evolved as a book after 18 years of note-taking by Goodwin. Her family has been going to the same original lake cottage for decades. Her book highlights lake life without electronic devices vying for attention. She shares memories of summers at one of Wisconsin’s most charming, historic cottages complete with stories about generations of family members who have grown up here. She writes about cherishing summer lake life in one of the last remaining summer cottages standing on the shores of Pleasant Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. The book is an all-important reminder to take time to disconnect from frenetic activities and reconnect with the gifts we receive from nature.

About the Author

ANNE GOODWIN, multi-award winning author spends her summers in a 1920s cottage on Pleasant Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Her passions include feeding large groups of family and friends, swimming shore-to-shore, paddling any non-motorized craft available, and observing nature’s glories and taking notes all along the way.

Anne Goodwin



Free Blood Pressure Screening

TUESDAYS, 11 AM - 12 PM

A trained EMT will be at the Senior Center on Tuesdays to check blood pressure.

Stethoscope



The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Tuesday, May 3, 12:30 pm

Three World War II veterans, two of them traumatized or disabled, return home to the American Midwest to discover that they and their families irreparably changed. Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews and Fredric March. Drama, Romance, War. 2 hours 50 minutes. Not Rated.

The Best Years of Our Lives



WEDNESDAY

Line Dancing

Wednesdays in May, 1 – 2:15pm

This is a beginner Basic Line Dance Step Class, but don’t let the word beginner fool you. This class will be equivalent to an invigorating walk. Line dancing is great for balance, mental health and exercise. Join us for an hour of dancing, laughing and fun.


Spanish Conversation

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3pm

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Our group meets every week to chat in Spanish. Pop in when you can. There are no attendance requirements. To register email gflesher@cityofmadison.com. Once you are registered you will be sent the Zoom link. All levels welcome. Spanish Conversation meets via Zoom.


THURSDAY

Writing Your Life

Thursdays in May, 10 – 11:30am

We all have stories to tell, about our life experiences, about our friends, about our families. Some of those stories encompass the joys others detail the harder parts of life. Our stories define us. Through the Greater Madison Writing Project’s “Writing Your Life” workshops, we will help you find the stories you want to tell and give you writing strategies that will help you craft them.
 

Fountain pen and paper



FRIDAY

Movement & Meditation

Fridays, May 6 – 27

11am – 12pm @Meadowridge Library or 1pm – 2pm @Goodman South Madison Library

A movement class where elements of mindfulness and movement intersect for one hour! All identities, skill levels, and capabilities are encouraged and welcomed. Adaptable movements will be shared for all abilities. The end of each class will include time for reflection and connection. Notebooks and writing materials will be provided. Please dress comfortably. Presented by KLJ Movement. KLJ Movement is a professional performance and dance company that embraces the influence of black and brown people in the world of dance. This program is intended for BIPOC seniors. Register at madpl.org/calendar


Cardio Dance

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


Gallery Night

Friday, May 6, 5 – 8:30pm

A city-wide event celebrating art. Be sure to stop by the Madison Senior Center to see the submitted pieces from the Artful Affair event, which highlights art by Dane County residents age 55 and older.
 

Gallery Night Map



COMING UP – SAVE THE DATE

Headaches Decoded

Monday, May 9, 10 – 11am

Did you know there are different types of headaches? Join us as John Kreft from Humana explains the different types, the symptoms and causes of these different headaches and ways to treat and prevent them. “Headaches Decoded” will be held at at the Madison Senior Center. John looks forward to seeing you all there!


Standing Guard: Protect What You've Worked For

Wednesday, May 11, 10 – 11am

Shares strategies designed to help guard valuable assets and protect pre- and post-retirement income. Discusses impact of longevity, withdrawal strategies, anticipating rising costs, reviewing insurance/LTC protection, and healthcare cost concerns. Presented by Edward Jones representative, Andrew Drane.


eFood Pantry: Food Pantry Online Ordering System

Madison Senior Center is now an online ordering station, and a pick-up location for the River Food Pantry. That means that you can order food through the ePantry, and then pick it up at the MSC. If needed, we will assist you with completing an online order. Come in on the 3rd Tuesday, May 16, 9am – 3pm if you want assistance with ordering. You can order from the ePantry once a month. Quantity is based on household size. Select from a variety of healthy and nutritious food. Orders must be picked up on the 3rd Thursday, May19, between 10am and 12pm. To be eligible you must live in Dane County, and meet income guidelines.

River Food Pantry Logo



Painting Class

Fridays, May 20 – June 24, 11am – 1pm

Edgewood art professor and former MATC art instructor, Jane Fasse will lead a painting class this summer using acrylic paints. Bring your own supplies. If you are a beginner, and do not have any supplies, call Laura at 608-267-8650. Fee is $30.00 R
 

Happy May Day!

Tulips

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