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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Twenty-Two - MAY 2015

This Issue:

May Events 
6Gospel Jam and Potluck, 5:00 PM, Senior Center 
6Getting to Know Medicare, 6:30-8:30 PM, Library 
7TRIAD Program: Med Interactions, 12:30 PM, Senior Center 
8Chat and Chew : "Should I Stay or Should I Go?," 9:00 AM, Senior Center
9Verona City Wide Garage Sale
12Healthy Aging Presentation, 11:00 AM, Senior Center 
12Long Term Care & Final Expense Planning, 6:30-8:00 PM, Library 
13CPR/AED Certification Course, 9:00 AM, Senior Center
13Nature Hike, Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton, 9:30 AM, Meet at Senior Center 
15Birthday and Anniversary Party, 11:45 AM, Senior Center
16Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Police Department
16Youth Bicycle Safety Event, 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM, Police Department
20Fitchburg Singers, 10:30 AM, Senior Center 
20Verona Historical Society Meeting, 3:00 PM, Senior Center
20Get Energy From Food you Eat, 7:00-8:30 PM, Library 
21Books 'N Booze, 6:00 PM, Pasqual's Cantina
25Memorial Day, All City Facilities Closed 
27Victorian Tea Party, 1:00-3:00 PM, Senior Center 
 Adult Programs at the Library

Getting to Know Medicare 
May 6th, 6:30-8:30 PM 
Whether you're planning to enroll in Medicare or have had it for years, most people have questions. Get your questions answered by Jesse Grutz, owner of The Retirement Classroom. Register here or call 608-845-7180. 


Long Term Care & Final Expense Planning 
May 12th, 6:30-8:00 PM 
Jesse Grutz, owner of The Retirement Classroom, will discuss the importance of early planning for long-term care, including: types of care, costs and funding, and options for funding you final expenses. Register here or call 608-845-7180. 

Get Energy From the Food You Eat 
May 20th, 7:00-8:30 PM 
Scott Martin, Diplomate in Acupuncture, will discuss how to use the principles of Asian medicine to improve your metabolism, boost your energy and maintain your health and well-being. 
"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read" 

Books 'N Booze 
May 21, 6:00 PM
Our book club is for people in their 20's an 30's. Books 'N Booze book club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at Pasqual's Cantina in Verona.  May's book is Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.
Verona City Wide Garage Sale is Saturday, May 9th.

For more information, contact the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce at 845-5777. 
111 Lincoln Street
111 Lincoln Street
Commercial - 845-0963
Residential - 845-0909
410 Investment Court
111 Lincoln Street
845-7623 - Non Emergency
101 Lincoln Street
845-9401 - Non-Emergency
500 Silent Street
108 Paoli Street
Verona Police Department to Host Bicycle Safety Event
Attention kids! Bring your bike and helmet to the 2nd annual Youth Bike Safety Event at the Verona Police Department on Saturday May 16, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Register your bike for free and receive a routine bicycle maintenance check and adjustment from Rocket Bicycle of Verona. Volunteers from American Family Children's Hospital and Madison Area Safe Kids Coalition will be present for bike helmet fittings. Kids will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and learn bike safety tips from members of the Verona Police Department and Volunteers from the Verona Lions Club, while actively participating in eight safety courses. Kids will be rewarded with a free scoop of Culver's custard and a "I'm a safe bicyclist" t-shirt upon completion of all the stations. 

If you have any questions, please contact Officer Ryan Adkins at (608)845-7623. 
Recreation Opportunities

Is your child interested in learning a new sport this summer? The Verona Recreation Department will continue to offer instructional golf, baseball, tennis and softball. The Recreation Department will also be offering new instructional programs this summer. These programs include soccer, lacrosse and volleyball. 
These instructional programs will introduce basic skills and fundamentals that will be used in scrimmages later in the summer.  

The Recreation Department will also offer music and engineering programs in conjunction with Rhapsody Arts Center and Engineering for Kids. To view program descriptions and to register online, click here .
Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative 
The Verona Police Department will be partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to host its fourth Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday May 16 from 10: 00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Verona Police Department. The Take-Back aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. During the event, the Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, and/or expired prescription drug medication. 

Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high. According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 

For safety reasons, we will not accept sharps, inhalers or anything under pressure. 

This service is free and anonymous. If you have any questions please contact the Verona Police Department at (608)845-7623. 

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Senior Center Events

Club 108

We are excited to announce the opening of Club 108 at the Verona Senior Center.  Club 108 is a program for individuals with early memory loss.  The program meets on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  There is no cost for the Club, but lunch is included during the program for $5.  We currently have openings for this program.  If you are interested in enrolling or have questions, please contact our case manager, Becky Losby at 845-747. 


Chat and Chew: "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
Friday May 8th, 9:00 AM 
Bring your questions to the panel to talk about the difficult decision between staying in your home vs. moving to an independent or 
assisted living community.  The panel consists of three professionals: 

 Dera Johnsen-Tracy,  Estate Attorney

 Laurie Ellis-McLeod, a Financial Planner

 Ruth Domack, a Certified Senior Housing Professional 


CPR/AED Certification Course

Wednesday, May 13 at 9:00 AM

 Pulse Check Plus will be offering a 3 hour certification course at the Senior Center.  The cost per person is $51.  *This is a

discounted rate.  We need a minimum of 5 participants for this class to take place so sign up promptly by calling the Senior




Victorian Tea Party

Wednesday, May 27 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Ladies, pull your fancy hats and gloves out of your dresser drawers and join us for a Victorian Tea Party.  Tea and light desserts will be served.  We ask that you bring your own tea cup and saucer.  If there is a story that accompanies that cup, we ask that you share it with the group during the party.  Also, if you have a vintage apron that would like to bring and display, we welcome those as well.  If you bring an apron, please write an explanation of the history of the apron to go on display too.  We hope you can join us!  Please RSVP to the Senior Center by Monday, May 25 at 845-7471*Fancy attire not required.