John has been playing guitar and singing since he was 14 years old. Come join us and enjoy being entertained with music like: “The Twist” from Chubby Checker, “I'm A Believer” from The Monkees, and “Check Yes or No” from George Strait. Last time John played we had a full house, so come early and grab a seat. This is yet another rescheduled event due to this winter’s rough weather.
Laurie Couillard from the Wisconsin Parkinson Association will join us to share WPA news and give a “Parkinson’s Basics” presentation. You will learn more about motor and non-motor PD symptoms and what complimentary medicine options have been found to be beneficial for some people with PD. Please call Hollee at 873-8585 if you plan to attend.
Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson…They broke the rules, the records, and millions of hearts with their music. Join us for a classic country show with Dave Ehlert, a master impressionist and Branson’s Longest Running Superstar Tribute Show Headliner. Dave is no stranger to Stoughton. You may have seen him perform at the Stoughton Library, or other community venues as Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain. This event is sponsored by Aster Senior Communities. Open to all.
All sessions are free and open to the public.
When: Mondays, April 1– May 13 at 3:00 PM
Location: Stoughton Opera House
Cost: Free, but donations are appreciated
·April 1-Shun-Jung, piano; Schubert, Debussy, Borodin and Wagner
·April 8- Middleton Jazz, Dixieland style, of the 20s, 30s, 40s
April 15-Stoughton High School Solo Ensemble Student recital.
·April 22-Aaron Yamei, violin; Kyle Johnson, piano; classical music
·April 29– UW Madison Student Jazz Quartet
·May 6-Hyewon Ryou, to perform piano music by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt
·May 13-The Ancora String Quartet. These professional musicians teach on the faculty of UW-Whitewater, play in the Madison Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and other professional ensembles.
This series is supported by the Stoughton Area Senior Center, a grant from the Bryant Foundation and attendees’ donations.
LOCATION: Stoughton Hospital
Bryant Education Center. 900 Ridge Street, Stoughton, WI
Tuesdays, April 2- May 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This 6-week workshop has proven to help people with diabetes better manage their condition. This workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, learn self-management skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. This workshop complements existing treatments a participant receives. Registration is required. Call Sonya at 873-2356.
(Fall Prevention 7-Week Class) Cost:$35
A fall could change everything. One in four people age 65 or older has a fall each year. Stepping On can help you avoid a dangerous and costly fall so you can keep doing the things you love. The workshop has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 30%.
· To identify and remove or avoid fall hazards in your home and outside.
· How vision, hearing, medication, and footwear affect your risk of falling.
· Strength and balance exercises you can adapt to your individual level.
· To get back on your feet the right way if you do fall.
To register, call Jill Izydor at (608) 335-8654.
This week we celebrate the impact of our volunteers who serve in on our communities. Volunteering bringing people together to tackle society’s tough challenges, spark change, and build stronger, more resilient communities. We thank all our volunteers that serve at the Stoughton Area Senior Center.
We will be hosting a special breakfast for all our volunteers on Tuesday, April 9 at 8:15 AM. Senior Center Volunteers please RSVP by calling us at 873-8585.
Check out our website for our “Service Spotlight” edition and hear why our volunteers choose to help the Center.
*NOTE DATE CHANGE* COA will be meeting the 3rd Tuesday this month
The Senior Center's advisory committee (COA) is comprised of members from City Council, the Stoughton Area School District, residents of the City of Stoughton and surrounding townships. The group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM. All meetings are open to the public.
Cost is $42. If 15 register the price drops to $36. QiGong is moving meditation based in Traditional Chinese theories. Working with breathing, posture and gentle movements called “flows,” QiGong lets each person tap into the body’s potential for physical and mental health. QiGong is exercise for mind, body and spirit that everyone can enjoy. Sign up at 608-873-8585.
Thursdays, April 11- May 16, 1:00-3:30 PM
Stoughton Hospital, East Conference Rm.
900 Ridge Street, Stoughton, WI 53589
Cost: $25; includes snacks and book
Caring for someone with an injury or illness, such as dementia, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or others can be physically, emotionally and financially demanding.
The class meets once a week for six weeks and has been studied and shown, to help family caregivers: reduce stress, guilt, anger, and depression; improve emotional well-being; manage time, set goals and solve problems; master caregiving transition and be a part of decision-making; communicate effectively with the person needing care, family members, doctors and other helpers; and find and use community resources.
Call Hollee, (608)873-8585 to register. Payment can be made at first class; make checks to SASC.
Assistance is available for respite or transportation; please inquire.
Bill Barreau leads the coin collecting group. He is the State representative of the State of Wisconsin American Numismatic Association and Madison Area Coin Club, and collects coins, paper money, Depression scripts, and many types of foreign money. Open to all.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath that highlights the glacial landscape features as it travels through some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day and enjoy the landscape of Wisconsin. More than 1 million people use the Ice Age Trail each year to hike and snowshoe, to backpack, to disconnect and reconnect. Join us to learn more! Presentation will be given by Amy Lord, Ice Age Trail Alliance Outreach and Education Manager.
We'll demonstrate how to Create, View, Comment, and Share the same information and documents across all your devices -- phones, tablets, and laptops -- with friends. No prior experience with computers or these devices is needed. Optional: Bring along your favorite device. View the slides at :https://tinyurl.com/SASC-Google-Drive
This month we will discuss the book The Feather Thief by Kirk Johnson. Join us for a lively afternoon
discussion group with support from Stoughton Public Library Staff. Questions? Please call the Stoughton Library at (608) 873-6281.
Kjersten Bakke, owner of Hybrid Athletic Club and Bakke Athletics, will join us to discuss the Rock Steady Boxing program. RSB is an exercise program designed and developed to address the unique challenges that that people with Parkinson’s face every day. The Rock Steady Boxing program at Hybrid Athletic Club has over 50 participants of all ages and ability levels. They have people boxing from chairs, people boxing with gait belts and assistance, and people who are barely showing any symptoms at all. Come learn more about how Rock Steady Boxing can help you!
The AARP Smart Driver Class helps older drivers become more aware of changes that occur due to aging (vision, hearing, and reaction time) and how to adjust driving accordingly. The class also reviews some basic rules of the road, updates on driving laws for Wisconsin and tips on roundabouts. It is open to the public and entirely in a classroom setting with no tests. The cost of the course is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members payable at the class in cash or check made out to AARP. To register for the class, please call the Senior Center at (608) 873-8585.
Dyeing is back! Create an amazing accessory as we learn to make a marbled silk scarf. Dyes are added to water where they float on top and then are manipulated to create a one of a kind design on your silk scarf. Supplies provided. This class is a partnership between Stoughton Library and the Stoughton Area Senior Center.
CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. A fit in one's car can greatly increase not only the driver's safety, but also the safety of others. At a CarFit event, a team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they "fit" their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. This check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. For more information see: www.car-fit.org.
Reservations required; call (608) 873-8585.
Come and enjoy the memories of Elvis through the famous songs sung by Elvis Tribute Artist Alan Graveen and his Strictly Elvis Show! Alan has been entertaining full time now for over 10 years and been singing and swiveling his hips for many years before that! Don’t miss out a fun time for one and all!!!!
This year marks 25 years that the Senior Center has been in our current location. To celebrate, we invite you to our first gala at the Chorus House on Saturday, May 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. There will be appetizers, drinks, live piano and big band music. $40 tickets are available at the Senior Center and McGlynn’s Pharmacy. All proceeds support Senior Center operations.
We'll demonstrate how to dictate stories, ask questions, get the weather, find recipes, set timers, translate languages, and more. Google Home uses Google Assistant, Amazon uses Alexa, Apple uses Siri, Microsoft uses Cortana, and Samsung uses Bixby. No prior experience with computers or these devices is needed. View the handout at https://goo.gl/8CTJiQ.
Presenter: Kristin Fountaine, Rehabilitation Specialist, WI DHS Office for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
Kristin, provides in-home assessments, training and coping strategies to help visually impaired and blind adults maintain their independence in completing everyday activities.