Madison Senior Center
This event showcases the work of Dane County artists and photographers age 55 and older. The artwork is displayed in the gallery on the second floor of the senior center, in classrooms, and on the lower level for the month of May in celebration of Older Americans Month. We welcome all abilities. In addition, we are participating in MMOCA's Spring Gallery Night on Friday, May 5, 2023. The Drop-Off day is Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 9am - 3pm. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event contact John Weichelt or call 608-267-2344.
Health & Resource Fair
An one stop shopping experience for information about health, safety, and aging independently. Older adults of all ages will find useful information. It also provides valuable information for caregivers and adult children. Features include a vendor fair, health screenings, professional presentations and the opportunity to meet and network with like minded people. The next Health & Resource Fair will be on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
Monona Terrace Healthy Living Lectures
This lecture series features experts speaking on a variety of issues related to aging, wellness, lifestyle strategies and more. Join us at an upcoming lecture for some healthful enrichment. Lectures are usually held in the Spring and the Fall.
10 Things to Know About Aging
Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Join us as Dr. Eastman takes us on a whirlwind tour of the physiology of aging. Learn to identify what is “normal” and what to watch for in the aging process.
Dr. Eastman is a geriatrician at UW, with clinics for primary care, and memory disorder diagnosis associated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for the UW geriatrics clinics, and as the medical director for the Badger Prairie Health Care Center. Additionally, she is actively involved in developing new clinical opportunities for older adults, including pre-operative assessment and other forms of comprehensive geriatrics care.
National Senior Center Month
September is National Senior Center month and the 2022 theme is Strengthening Community Connections, which is what senior centers are all about. The Madison Senior Center has been a pillar of the community for almost 40 years. Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical , social, spiritual, emotional, mental and economic well-being.
Silver Santa is a festive event to spread holiday cheer. Many seniors are alone and isolated during the winter holidays for a variety of reasons. This event feature holiday music, crafts, games, and of course, a visit from Santa with presents for everyone.