February 2015 - DeForest Area Community and Senior Center

A Publication of the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
The Scoop
Volume 44
Issue 2
February 2015
The Cornerstone of the Community serving DeForest, Windsor, and Vienna
Our Mission Statement
We are a cooperative
Community and Senior
Center providing area
residents a welcoming place
to meet, participate and
volunteer while promoting
independence, self-reliance
and well-being for older
adults and their
Please contact Linda Green,
Executive Director, about donations,
sponsorships and estate gifts.
The Center greatly appreciates
your support.
Valentine’s Day Lunch & Bingo
Over 36 million boxes of chocolate are sold on Valentine’s Day
each year. Celebrate National Chocolate Month and Valentine’s
Day by joining us for a Valentine’s Lunch on Friday, February 13
at 11:30 a.m. Please see page 5 for menu and meal contribution
Following lunch, enjoy a special game of Red and White Bingo. Please bring
1 or 2 items that have red, pink or white in them or are a Valentine related
item. If you are unable to attend lunch, please feel welcome to come for the
Bingo game. Get in the spirit by wearing red, pink, or white clothes!
Commit To Get Fit - Check out the Center’s Exercise Room
Now is a great time to set new goals to get healthy. The
Center’s Exercise Room has equipment to begin your fitness
journey with an array of exercise equipment for cardio and
strength training.
Inside this Issue
Van Schedule........................3
Case Management ….….….. 6
Volunteering & Peer
Contact Information............16
Before you get started, it is always recommended that you
consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You
should be in good physical condition and be able to exercise. Next, you can
familiarize yourself with our exercise bikes, an elliptical trainer, a Nu-Step
recumbent cross trainer and a high quality rehabilitation treadmill and
weight lifting machines.
The weight lifting machines are designed to increase spinal stability and
core strength. Benefits include increased circulation, improved range of
motion and may also include increased bone mass. Use of this equipment
can strengthen the lumbar, abdominal, and oblique abdominal muscles.
Simple adjustments are made on each piece of equipment to fit the size,
ability and strength of the individual. The user is then seated comfortably to
perform a different motion on each machine. The resistance is operated by
a cam system to provide a smooth and steady resistance throughout the
motion making the exercise comfortable and safe.
The machines are located in the Exercise Room and have individual user
instructions. If you have questions about the exercise equipment, please
see Sue.
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Case Management 
Information, education,
assistance, and referral services
are provided by social work staff
for area residents ages 60+ living
in DeForest, Windsor, or Vienna.
Home visits are scheduled as
needed. All services are provided
confidentially. To make an
appointment: last name A-K call
Natalie; last name L-Z call
Social workers provide
information on a range of topics
including: long-term care;
financial benefits; housing
options; Medicare and Senior
Care benefits; Peer Support;
home chores; personal care
services; care giving tools; and
information regarding health and
mental health issues.
Congregate Lunch 
Home Delivered Meals 
Transportation 
Van transport is available to the
Center, aquatic exercise, in-town
shopping, and other selected
locations; see van guidelines and
schedule on page 3. Call Jen, at
the center to reserve a seat.
RSVP provides rides for persons
over 60 years of age, for medical
and medically-related
appointments in Dane County on
a donation basis. Call the center
5 days in advance to leave a
message for ride coordination.
(extension 233)
The Sharing Closet is
located to the left of the
fireplace in the Fireplace Room.
Please feel free to share by
giving what you do not use or
receiving what you can use.
Please bring donated items to
the front desk.
Adaptive Equipment -
Health Screening 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in
Walk-ins welcome. $1 cost share
for a blood sugar test; no cost for
blood pressure checks.
Home delivered meals are
available for homebound
residents who meet guidelines
set by the Dane County
Nutrition Program. See menu
on page 5. Call the Center to
talk about meal options.
Fingernail & Foot Care 
Medical equipment
including wheelchairs,
walkers, toilet risers, and
reachers is available for loan
to area residents.
Please call Natalie or
Roxane, to schedule a
time to come in.
Appointments are scheduled
the 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Wednesday and 2nd Friday of
each month by Home Health
United Nursing Services. Foot
care $20. Fingernail care $10.
Diabetic Foot Care is 2 times
every month. Next clinic dates
are Thursday, February 19 and
Library 
Loan Library - a variety of books,
videos, and DVDs are offered.
Books are both owned by the
Center and provided by the
Dane County Library Service.
Large print books are available.
Homebound Delivery - monthly
delivery of books, music, and
movies are offered by the
DeForest Area Public Library
and the DeForest Rotary Club.
Senior Computer Station 
Sharing Closet -
Lunch is served Monday Friday at 11:30 a.m. (holidays
are excluded). Reserve or
cancel your meal before 1:00
pm the weekday before or a
week ahead for special days.
See menu on page 5.
The total cost to provide a meal
for you is $7.50. Those ages
60 and over are encouraged to
contribute a minimum of
$4.00 toward the full cost of
the meal, based on all they can
afford. Those under 60 years
old are always welcome to join
us for lunch at the full cost.
February 2015
Available to area seniors for
internet, e-mail, and basic
computing during Center
business hours. Computer
lessons available, see calendar
on pages 8-9.
Food Distribution 
With the help of the
Community Action Coalition,
perfectly good food is recovered
from area grocers and
restaurants and is then
distributed to local groups by
dedicated volunteers. Food is
distributed at the Center every
Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, contact
Jennie @ 846-9469.
United Way 2-1-1 Plus Site
The Center serves as a 2-1-1 Plus Site for United Way of Dane County. By calling 2-1-1, you can get help for
yourself, your family, and your loved ones and gain access to hundreds of community resources. A private room is
available at the Center on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. for you to use.
The Scoop
February Van Schedule
Community Events Coordinator
Individual with a positive attitude and
professional demeanor needed to be on-site
evenings and weekends, sharing a 25
hour/week position. This position requires
exceptional organizational, interpersonal and
communication skills to be responsible for
scheduling and coordination of all aspects of
events, a liaison for facility maintenance and
office tasks. MS Office knowledge required.
A position description is available at
Submit resume and cover letter to Linda Green
at lgreen@thecommunitycornerstone.org
DeForest Area Community & Senior
505 N. Main St.
DeForest, WI 53532
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Pick ups
start at
9:30 a.m.
Monday & Friday: Aquatic Exercise
Madison Swim Academy at Kindred Hearts
Retirement Facility in Sun Prairie.
Tuesdays: Food Distribution and Local Clinics
February 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesdays: In-Town shopping and Local Clinics
February 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays: Out of Town Shopping
February 5, Target/Woodman’s, Sun Prairie
February 12, Walmart, Sun Prairie
February 19, Target/Hobby Lobby, Madison
February 26, Bingo and Local Clinics
Eligible riders are persons over the age of 60, or
persons with disabilities, who live in their own homes
or apartments. Service is provided Monday-Friday,
generally between 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Trips are provided to the Center for morning activities
and/or lunch, local shopping, out of town shopping,
and selected social activities.
In-Town Shopping can include: Pick N Save, Family
Dollar, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, Local Bank/Clinic/
Hair Appointments, or the Library.
Suggested Donation: $1 for lunch roundtrip; $2 for
in-town roundtrip
No one is denied service to nutrition sites or in-town
shopping due to inability to pay.
Out of Town Trips (must have a minimum of 4 people
riding the van for out of town trips)
Cost: $3 roundtrip
Van ride arrangements can be made by calling Jen at
the Center at 846-9469. Your contact information
may be shared with Transit Solutions, our partner in
this door-to-door service.
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Pizza Hot Dish (submitted by Marie Vent)
Enjoyed here at the Center on January 9
1 lb. Ground Beef
½ c chopped onion
1 can pizza sauce
1 can tomato soup
½ tsp oregano, garlic salt & Onion salt
¼ tsp pepper
6 oz (3 cups) Noodles, cooked
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Can Mushrooms
Brown meat with onion, add soup and spices;
simmer 15 minutes. Cook noodles per directions
Grease 9x13 pan. Place noodles in pan. Pour meat
sauce over noodles. Sprinkle cheeses on top. Add
mushrooms over cheese. Cover with foil and bake
45 minutes in 350 degree oven. Remove foil and
bake another 10 minutes. Cool and cut into
Keep the recipes coming!
Signature Monuments
In Home consultations for Deforest Families
Upright Cemetery Headstones
Flush Markers/Grass Markers
Bevel Headstones
Slant Headstones
All sizes & shapes of granite and
bronze memorials
Signature Monuments
484 Dahl Drive, Deforest WI
February 2015
February Facts
February begins on the same day of the
week as March and November in a common
year, and on the same day of the week as
August in a leap year. On a few occasions in
history, February has had 30 days.
February's birthstone is
February's flower is the
violet or primrose.
Special Lunches
Birthday, holiday and themed lunches are fun
and all are welcome! In order to accommodate
our caterer, reservations are required. A one
week notice is preferred for special lunches,
otherwise 24 hour notice for regular meals.
Cancellations are accepted within 24 hours or
more. If you wish to join us without a
reservation, we would be happy to add your
name to our in case of a no-show or last
minute cancellation. See page 5 for the menu
and Special Lunch schedule. Please call Jen to
reserve a meal or cancel meals.
February is Potato Lover's Month
Potatoes are delicious and nutritious! Potatoes
are fat-free, cholesterol-free and a good source of
Vitamin B6 and dietary fiber. They are also high in
Potassium and Vitamin C.
Mashed Potato Omelet
3 eggs
4 tablespoons prepared mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon (heaping) low-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
¼ cup grated 2% milk cheddar cheese
Make omelet in the standard method, but do not
fold. When the omelet is cooked, spread mashed
potatoes on top.
Top potatoes with sour cream, green onion and
Place briefly under a warmer or in the oven to
melt cheese.
Calories: 366 Fat: 23 g
Protein: 27 g
Cholesterol: 668 mg
February Menu
The Scoop
2 Ground Hog’s Day
Cabbage Rolls
Veg. Beef Soup
Cheese Sandwich
Stewed Tomatoes
Toss Salad
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges
Tropical Fruit
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Smoked Sausage
Sweet/sour Cabbage
New Potatoes
Rye Bread
Apple Pie
4 Birthday Lunch
Au gratin Potatoes
Green Beans
Dinner Roll
Cottage Cheese
Birthday Cake
Beef Stroganoff
Peas & Onions
Wheat Roll
MO: No meat soup
MO: Veg. Lasagna
MO: Soy Crumbles
Pork Loin/Gravy
Cubed Potatoes
Wheat Bread
Baked Apple
Toss Salad
Cottage Cheese
Corn Muffin
Cream of Potato Soup
Ham on Rye
100% Juice
Blueberry Crisp
MO: Soy Burger
MO: Veg Lasagna
MO: Bean Chili
MO: Cheese Sandwich
16 Presidents Day
Pot Roast
Mashed Potatoes
Wheat Roll
Cherry Pie
MO: Soy Burger
17 Mardi Gras
Stuffed Green
Brown Rice Pilaf
Wheat Bread
Pie w/topping
MO: Red Beans &
Scalloped Potatoes
& Ham
Stewed Tomatoes
Wheat Bread
Lemon Bar
Herbed Chicken
Wild Rice Medley
Peas & Carrots
Whole Wheat Bread
Cream Pie
MO: Meatless Spaghetti
Breakfast Casserole
Hash Browns
Fruit Cup
Chicken and
Shepherd’s Pie
Green Beans
Wheat Roll
Mixed Berries
Ice Cream
26 Prize Lunch
Breaded Fish
Red Skin Potato
Rye Bread
Minestrone Soup
Ham Salad Sandwich
3 Bean Salad
100% Juice
Cream Torte
MO: Soy Casserole
MO: Soy Burger
MO: Cheese sandwich
MO: Veg Lasagna
Swiss Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Peas & Carrots
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges
Italian Green Beans
French Bread
Frozen Yogurt
MO: Red Beans & Rice
Chocolate Chip
MO: Mac & Cheese
MO: Mac & Cheese
MO: Veg Sausage
13 Valentine Lunch
Chicken Parmesan
MO: Meatless Spaghetti
MO: Soy Sausage
Lunch is offered Monday-Friday here at the center @ 11:30 a.m., or by home delivery (call Center for eligibility). Reservations
and cancellations for dining are to be made by 1:00 p.m. the day prior, (One week ahead for special event lunches) by calling
Jen (Nutrition Coordinator) @ 846-9469. The suggested minimum donation for those of whom are age 60 years and older is
$4.00 per meal, please only pay what you can afford. Anyone under 60 is required to pay the full cost of the meal, $7.50 for
meals at the center, and $7.75 for home delivered meals.
Menu Guidelines: Menus for the Dane County Senior Dining Centers are averaged over one month to meet one third of the Daily
Reference Intake for Adults. A menu analysis is available at most meal sites for you upon request. Ask for it from your site
manager. All menus are reviewed by Mary Browning DTR. All comments are welcome. MO=Meatless Option
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Case Management
February 2015
Wisconsin’s Silver Alert Program
The Silver Alert Program can assist in locating an individual with impaired cognitive abilities who has gone
missing. If a person with dementia becomes lost, the first step it to contact your local law enforcement
agency. They will determine if issuing a Silver Alert would be beneficial and if the situation meets the
requirements. The criteria are:
The missing person is 60 years of age or older;
The missing person is believed to have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or another permanent cognitive
impairment that poses a threat to the individual’s health and safety;
There is reasonable belief that the missing person’s disappearance is due to the individual’s impaired
cognitive condition;
The Silver Alert request is made within 72 hours of the individual’s disappearance;
There is sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the
missing person.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin encourage families to keep a recent picture of their
loved one available. Also, keeping track of what clothing the person is wearing and any other identifying
information could be helpful information.
Anyone can receive Silver Alerts at no cost by registering at: www.wisconsincrimealert.gov. You can
receive alerts by fax, email or text message. Silver Alerts may be broadcast through television and radio,
digital billboards and more. For additional information see the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance website,
call 888-308-6251 toll free or the main office at 608-232-3400.
Confidentiality……what does that mean here at
the Center? Case Management services you receive
at the Center or at home are kept private between
you and the Case Manager. Topics discussed are
not shared with other Center participants or even
family members without your permission. We
respect each person’s privacy and give you the
opportunity to share your questions, needs,
concerns, and information in a private room without
worry. We are here to help in any way we can, such
as connecting to services and or programs from
which you may benefit. If you have any questions,
please contact Natalie or Roxane to schedule an
appointment or home visit.
Discover the Difference
~ 1 & 2 Bedroom
~ Heat, water & storage
~ Beautiful Community
~ Planned social
~ Elevator Service
~ Garages available
~ Small Pets Welcome
Call or Visit Today 608-846-7265
Affordable Housing for Seniors 55+
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Your Library@Your Senior Center
Friday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. - Diamond Dragons Book Chat
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
This month’s book spans decades and generations. It’s a fun-loving story about an
Alabama woman today, and five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station in Pulaski,
Wisconsin, during the WWII years. Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just
married off her last daughter and is looking forward to relaxing with her husband. Then one day, quite
by accident, Sookie discovers a shocking secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and
suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her
future. Join library facilitator Jane Henze to discuss this charming blend of fiction and history.
Fourth Tuesday Forum: Grow Healthy, Happy Houseplants with Jim Scorgie, Master Gardener
Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m.
When the temperature outside is chilly, why not beat the winter blues with a houseplant? Jim Scorgie, a
UW-Extension Master Gardener, will give us practical, hands-on advice for how to care for houseplants.
Bring your questions. You may win a houseplant as a door prize, thanks to the Friends of the Library, at
this library outreach program.
Friendship Day Tea Party
February is International Friendship and Embroidery month. We will celebrate by hosting
a Tea Party on Monday, February 23 at 10:45 a.m. This is an opportunity to invite a new
friend or enjoy your current friends for tea at the DeForest Area Community and Senior
Center. Bring in items that have been embroidered by you (or someone else) to share. Reminiscing
among friends and sharing a cup of tea is a lovely way to spend some time. We hope you can join us!
Please, consider staying for lunch (reservations required) at 11:30 a.m. see page 5 for menu and meal
contribution guidelines.
Half Hour Health Presentation
Health Implications with Aging
This monthly educational program will be presented by UW Madison Pharmacy students
who belong to the Pho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society and will meet on Tuesday, February
17 at 11:00 a.m. During the health talk, student pharmacists will be going over health
information especially important to aging adults including descriptions of preventive
disease screening opportunities with the recommended age and frequency in which an
individual should have these services completed. Other important concepts related to
aging including identification of high risk medications, immunization recommendations,
and strategies for preventing falls will also be covered. There will be an opportunity for
Movie Time
Enjoy movies at 12:00 PM on our big screen and surround sound in the Community Room.
“And So It Goes” Friday, February 6
A realtor’s plans for retirement are thwarted when he’s left to care for a granddaughter he didn’t know
existed and the woman who unexpectedly enters his life. (1959) 1 hour 34 minutes
“It Happened to Jane” Friday, February 20
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention
ruins her shipment, so with lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the
“meanest man in the world.” (1959) 1 hour 37 minutes
Spot Light on You
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February 2015
Memorial Donations
In memory of Swede Sigurslid from
Joan Sigurslid, Carol Pederson,
Pamela McQuide, and Ursi Perkins
2/2 Betty Lund
2/18 Marybeth Lathrop
2/3 William Hines
2/18 Ruth Welch
2/4 Rex Williams
2/18 Richard Reese
2/5 Audrey Larsen
2/19 Joan Ernst
2/7 Karen Gratz
2/19 David Hewitt
Thank you for your generous donations.
2/8 Ginny Brokish
2/19 Judy Klahn
2/9 Thomas Gibson
2/20 Stuart Svoboda
Bill & Beth Archer
Ted Arend
2/9 Rebecca McCord
2/22 Linda Murwin
2/10 Joan Cavanaugh
2/22 Rebekah Pollock
2/10 Frances Frosch
2/23 Jan Scholz
2/10 Betty Olson
2/24 Dolores Arndt
2/13 Marie Seifert
2/24 Mary Smith
2/13 Kay Kinderman
2/24 Joann Foss
2/14 Barbara Henschel
2/25 Vicky Clark
2/14 David Lund
2/25 Kathryn Moline
2/16 Isabel Arneson
2/25 Marie Vent
2/16 Carol Hensen
2/27 Sally Kaltenberg
2/18 Donna Colby
Birthday Celebrations
Join us for our birthday celebration lunch, served
at 11:30, the first Wednesday of the month.
Afterward stay for Bingo. Please call ahead to
reserve a meal, contribution guidelines and the
menu are on page 5. Please let us know if you’d
like your birthday acknowledged!
In memory of Pat Leverentz, from
Dick Leverentz
Shirley Hunsberger
Kathryn Johnson
Cheryl & Judd Batterman Bill Leuther
Janice Berg
Clara Mayr
Grace Burkeland
Sally Moeller
Mary Christianson
Colleen Moriarity
(Edward Jones)
Judy Murphy
Carol Connery
Edna Nicholls
Dolores Coyle
Sue & William Paulson
Donna Degenhardt
Ursi Perkins
Martha & Jim Ederer
Angie Polinsky
Marcia Elderbrook
Jane Rouleau
Mike Esser
Caroline Saley
(Edward Jones)
Dean Sellers
Judy French
Andy & Kyle Skoug
Gordon Golz
Sukowatey Family
Rich & Mary Hankins
Thysse Printing Service
Angie Hebel
Monica Tschanz
Carol Hensen
Diane Wangerin
Sally Hodge
Yahara Elementary Staff
Hometown Pharmacy
Monthly Sponsorships
Memory Café – Lighthouse of Sun Prairie
February Birthday Presents – VanGo Taxi
Caregiver Support Group-Liz Temple
Activity Basket
Doris Stickler
Candy Count (112)
Lee Schiesser (105)
Door Prize
Judy French
Wish List
Regular and Decaf coffee
Wrapped variety of mini chocolates
Bags for popcorn (medium sized)
Yarn for making scarves & afghans
Air Freshener Spray
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Tax Service
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Tax Preparation Services Offered
Trained AARP volunteers will offer tax preparation services for older adults on Wednesday
mornings, February 4 through April 1 at the Center. Please call 846-9469 to schedule an
appointment, between 9:15 a.m.. - 11:30 a.m. on these Wednesdays. Individuals with
Homestead Credit must have lived in Wisconsin all 12 months of 2014 and bring a rent
certificate or 2014 property tax bill with them. You must bring the following information with
you to your appointment:
Proof of identification
Social Security Cards for you, your spouse, and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification
letter issued by the Social Security Administration
Birth dates for you, your spouse, and dependents claimed on your tax return
Your 2013 tax returns (regardless of who prepared them last year)
Wage and earnings statements from all employers (i.e. Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R)
All statements of income, dividends, and interest earned
If you itemized deductions last year, bring all the same types of documents for 2014
Property taxes PAID in 2014, not the 2014 tax bill
A blank check to direct deposit your refund (your check will be returned to you)
Both spouses must be present to sign the required forms in order to file taxes electronically on a married
filing joint return
In addition to the regular stuff for taxes this year for ACA or Obama care clients must bring
1) Health insurance coverage information for taxpayer spouse and all dependents
2) If the taxpayer does not have full-year coverage information on monthly coverage.
3) If taxpayer purchased health insurance through the Marketplace/exchange form 1095A bring form
1095-A which should arrive to houses by January 31, 2014
4) Any health care exemptions received from the IRS or the Marketplace/exchange should be brought
5) All information needed to complete returns for taxpayer spouse and each dependent that has a
filling requirement.
Volunteers are not paid-not because they are
worthless, but because they are priceless.
Author unknown
Winter Welcome to Our New Volunteer
Michael Jankowski
Volunteering is contagious at the Jankowski
household. Michael’s wife, Arlene, has been
an RSVP escort driver for several years. Now
that Michael has retired he wants to stay
active and continue to drive which has been
his profession for many years. Michael is
jumping in with both feet since he will be
involved in home delivered meals, RSVP Escort
Program and Vets Helping Vets. Welcome,
Michael. It’s good that you have joined our
Volunteer Team.
Volunteer Opportunities at
the Center
Health Screening/Blood Pressure Reading
Twice per month for about two hours we need
someone to provide these services. They occur on
the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Nail Care Assistant
Help Home Health United staff person with the
preparations for nail care for toes and fingers.
This includes future appointment making, filling/
emptying water pans, conversing with patients,
etc. Please call Mary J for more information about
any of these volunteer opportunities.
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Activities & Programs
Veteran Support Group
This support group will meet at
the DeForest Area Community
and Senior Center on Thursday,
February 19 from 10:30 a.m.
until 11:30 a.m. This group is
for veteran socialization and
support, as well as for educational purposes on
issues affecting veterans. The camaraderie and
sharing are important and all can be a resource to
one another. The group will be facilitated by a Social
Worker that is also a veteran. Some meetings will
have resource handouts, as well as guest speakers.
If you are interested please contact Sue.
Red Hatter Chatter
The DeForest Red Hatters are
planning to have a chicken
booyah lunch. Members will be
bringing items for the soup. This soup is
popular throughout northeastern Wisconsin in
the summertime. Belgian immigrants brought
booyah to this country. The place and date will
be determined at the February business
meeting, Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Center. New members are always
welcome to come and enjoy the fun!
Mah jongg
We are calling for all interested Mah jongg players!
There is an interest to start playing Mah jongg at
The Center, which will meet on Tuesday, February
17 at 12:30 p.m. Mah jongg( Mah-Jawng) is a game
of strategy that has been played in China for
centuries. It is played with 3 to 4 players. It is
played with tiles and you must have 13 tiles at one
time during the match. You win when all 13 tiles
match a hand on the card. Please contact Sue with
Save this Date! Sunday, March 8
The LINK-ages Committee and the DeForest Area
High School National Honor Society will co-host a
Spring Bingo party on Sunday, March 8 from 1:00
to 2:30 p.m. at the Center. Look for more
information in our March issue of The Scoop.
February 2015
Mardi Gras Celebration
We’re bringing a little bit of Bourbon Street to
Main Street in DeForest on Tuesday, February
17! A special treat will be a traditional Mardi
Gras - King Cake that will be served after lunch.
Be sure to get into the spirit and wear the
traditional colors of gold, purple, and green and
remember to bring a mask if you have one!
Please reserve your meal by noon on Tuesday,
February 10 (please see page 5 for details). We
look forward to seeing you!
Technology Time
with J.T.
Join our high school
intern, J.T. Mueller, to learn more about IPads and
other technology. J.T. will be teaching and
answering questions on Thursday, February 12
and Wednesday the 25 at 1:15 p.m. The center
has a nook tablet available to checkout for up to
two weeks and also 2 iPads available for use at
the center. If you have your own device, you can
bring it in and J.T. may be able to help you. Please
join him for a fun and informative teaching
Energy Assistance
A representative from Energy Services will be at
the Center on Wednesday, February 12 and April
8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Energy
Assistance applications. Call 333-0333 to make
your appointment. Please Note: you do not need
to make an appointment if you filled out the
renewal form in August.
Join the Knit Wits!
Wednesdays, February 11 & 25
Join others who crochet, latch
hook, weave, etc. to share ideas and knowledge
or to just socialize. Bring your own yarn and
needles and connect with the Knit Wits on the
second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
The group meets in the Fireplace Room at 12:30
p.m. If you have any questions, please contact
Sue .
Care of Exercise Equipment
To help better serve you, please bring dry and
clean non-street shoes to use on exercise
equipment. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Activities & Programs
New Pool Table!
Please share in thanking these very
generous people who made contributions
toward a new pool table. It has been
delivered and is available for all to enjoy!
We are so grateful to each of you.
Annis and Ruth Casetta
Paul and Betty Federer
David and Betty Lund
Bill Murphy
Frank & Joan Raihala
Don and Kay Taylor
Diane and Mel Wangerin
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Wii Bowling League
Tuesday, February 24
This is your opportunity to Wii
Bowl against other seniors at
the Center! Sign up now for the
Wii Bowling League beginning
Tuesday, February 24. The league will bowl on
Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 10 weeks at
10:30 a.m. You may have to bowl on both days;
however pre-bowling is an option that can be
arranged. Each day you bowl, you will bowl 2
games. You don’t need any special skills to play or
any bowling experience. Awards will be handed out
after the league is finished. We have two days in
February (Tuesday the 17 and Thursday the1 9)
set aside for Wii Bowling training led by a volunteer
if you are interested. Come watch and learn how to
have a lot of fun. Call the Center sign up for the
league by Monday, February 23.
Ball Pool Tournament Results
Everyone had a great time at the 8-Ball Pool
Tournament on January 14. Thank you to the
individuals who participated and
congratulations to the winners!
…where you actually GAIN the Freedom
to Enjoy your Independent Life style more!
1st Place – Loren Lathrop & Matt Lindert
2nd Place – Frank Genna & Gordy Golz
3rd Place – Mark Lathrop & Don Taylor
8-Ball Pool Tournament
On Wednesday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. the
Center is holding an 8-Ball Pool Tournament.
The entry fee to compete is $5 per person with
100% payback to the top three finishers. The
tournament is double elimination - exact
format determined by the number of entries.
Bulls eye rules will apply.
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February 2015
Mayflower Travels
Branson Nostalgia! May 11-15 2015
The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise, April 29,
2015, 11 days Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany
and the Czech Republic
Extended Travel
Find informative brochures at the Center or
talk with Sue for more information
Collette Travels
US Pacific Northwest & California
October 4-11, 2015
2015 Badger Tour & Travel Bus Trips
Laverne & Shirley Tour
Milwaukee, March 21,
See the Pfister Hotel, City Hall,
the polish flats and brewery
where the famous friends lived
and worked. Check out “The
Fonz” statue and enjoy a pizza
buffet. Tour Lakefront Brewery
(free samples!). After minibowling, stop for frozen custard at
the legendary “Leon’s Drive-In.”
(RSVP due 2/13)
Thursday, April 9
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, June 4
Tuesday, July 14
Thursday, August 13
August 23-28
Thursday, September 17
Wednesday, October 7
Friday, October 16
Friday, November 20
Going Greek in Chicago, $107
Polish Milwaukee, $107
Maggie Mae & Barn Dance, $97
Fantastic Fond du Lac, $87
Title Town During Training, $97
Deadwood, South Dakota, $599
Stars of Walworth County, $87
Dig Chicago, $113
The Glass Pumpkin ,$97
Holiday Stocking Stuffer, $87
April 9, “Go Greek in Chicago!”
Old World traditions are prevalent in Greektown, a world renowned attraction. Visit the Elea
Mediterranean Food Market, then stop in at the Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop. Tour St. Basil Greek Orthodox
Church. Enjoy a Greek lunch at Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna. Finally, tour the American Moments:
The Legacy of Greek Immigration Exhibit at the National Hellenic Museum. (RSVP by 2/27)
May 6 “Polish Milwaukee”
Watch a Chef prepare traditional polish dishes and try them too, such as Pierogi, Bigos, and Sernik. Then
stop by a Polish Deli followed by the Clock Shadow Creamery, complete with tour and samples. Top the
day off with dinner at Milwaukee’s Best Polish Restaurant “Polonez”. Wear your dancing shoes to enjoy
Kochanski’s Concertina Hall for Polka Open Jam Night. (RSVP by 3/27)
Deadwood August 23-28
Join friends for a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota including visits to Mount Rushmore, the
Badlands, Wall Drug as well as Custer National Park. Enjoy an Evening Lighting Ceremony at Mount
Rushmore. Three nights will be spent at the Silverado-Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex with
$15 free play and $15 match play. Two nights at Royal River include an added bonus of free evening
buffet and $25 free slot play on your club card on both day one and five. Single occupancy $719,
double $599.
The Scoop
Evenings & Weekends
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Evening & Weekend Groups
For information about using the Center for
your evening or weekend event, please
contact Nancy or Cindy at 846-9469,
extension 233. Please leave your name,
phone number, and a brief message and
staff will return your call.
Inclement Weather Policy
If the DeForest Area schools close
due to extreme weather conditions,
home delivered meals, as well as
the noontime meal at the Center will
be cancelled. No transportation will
be available, and all programming
will be cancelled as well. School closings are
announced on all the major networks and most
radio stations.
The Center may also be closed for all or part of the
day at the discretion of the Executive Director. If the
Center does close for the day, the telephone
message will be updated. When in doubt, always
call the Center to confirm before attempting to head
If you have any questions regarding this policy,
please call the Center at 846-9469.
American Legion Post #348 meets on
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00p.m.
For information contact Bill Ridgely at
American Legion Auxiliary meets on
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
For information contact Darlene Scafe at
Weight Watchers meet every Tuesday at
5:30 p.m. Please call Weight Watchers tollfree at 1-800-651-6000 to get information.
Diamond Squares Dance on Sunday,
February 15, 2015 from 2:00—4:30 p.m.
For information contact June Myklebust at
Parks & Recreation classes meet in
February as listed below. For additional
information on these classes, contact
Village Recreation Coordinator, Nicole Moll
at 846-6751.
Youth Dance - Monday - 4:30 p.m.
Yoga - Wednesday - 5:45 p.m.
Insanity - Thursday - 6:00 p.m.
Kettlebell Class - Saturday - 8:00 a.m.
Sunrise Yoga - Saturday - 9:15 a.m.
Navigators meet for a business
meeting every Tuesday at 7:45 a.m.
Visitors are always welcome. For
information contact Jonathan Pinnow at
Commission & Board
Commission Meeting
The DeForest Area Joint Community Center Commission will meet on Tuesday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. at
the Center. The agenda will be posted at the Center.
DeForest Area Joint Community Center Commission
Jason Kramar, President; Bruce Stravinski, Vice President; Lonnie Breggeman, Secretary; Connie
Tenjum, Treasurer. Commissioners: Marian Drake; Jane Henze; Jim Johnston; Myra Josephson; and
Robert Pulvermacher.
DeForest Half Century Club, Inc.
Bruce Stravinski, President; Jason Kramar, Vice President; Lonnie Breggeman, Secretary; Connie
Tenjum, Treasurer. Directors: Marian Drake; Jane Henze; Jim Johnston; and Robert Pulvermacher.
DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
505 North Main Street
DeForest, WI 53532
Please consider remembering the Center
in your will.
Accredited by the
Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers
505 North Main Street, DeForest, Wisconsin 53532
Phone: 608-846-9469 Fax: 608-846-2621
Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Visit us on the web at www.thecommunitycornerstone.org
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Community Events Coordinator:
Linda Green
Barb Cooper
Roxane Carley
Natalie Raemisch
Sue Miller
Mary Jorgensen
Jennifer Mills
Mary Herschleb
Cheryl Ksobiech
Nancy Schoenmann