• Connect, Create, Contribute Posted 05/07/2019

    Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Dane County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity. Read more »
  • Top five reasons retired adults should volunteer Posted 04/03/2019

    1. Helps bridge generation gap. By interacting with younger generations, seniors are able to share important life lessons. On the flip side, younger generations are able to teach seniors new ways of looking at life. By building a connection with each other both generations are able to offer the respect and affirmation that humans crave. 2. Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time. Read more »
  • From the Desk of Sally Jo Spaeni Posted 02/20/2019

    Hello Center Participants! As we head in to March and we start to witness the on-again-off again signs of Spring, I often find myself thinking about new opportunities and activities. Read more »
  • Anniversaries to Celebrate Posted 02/27/2018

    In late June of 1983 the Madison Senior Center opened with a week-long celebration. This one million dollar facility was the first building in Madison designed specifically as a center for older people and built as a public and private collaboration. Read more »
  • Preschool Arts & Crafts is Back! Posted 08/21/2017

    The perfect way to volunteer: Once a month the wonderful sounds of children laughing, singing, and playing can be heard at the Senior Center.  Local preschools have partnered here to provide a unique opportunity for intergenerational awareness, understanding and FUN.   Read more »
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Posted 08/07/2017

    Introducing Sydney, our second AASPIRE intern!  Sydney splits her time between the senior center and City’s IT department.  While at the senior center she is updating the content of our website,  when it is re-launched in the fall you will see a website that is easy to read and up to date. On her days in IT, she is working on the Community Development Division website. Read more »
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Posted 07/05/2017

    Julia has been volunteering at the Senior Center for almost a year.  She is a smiling face at the front desk where she handles phone calls, helps with questions, and assists with clerical tasks. Julia was also selected as one of our AASPIRE interns for the summer, which means she's earning money for college and gaining additional experience by attending city government meetings. Read more »