Village of Cambridge Services
Rides to medical appointments are provided by volunteer drivers. Contact Tom Bush at (608) 764-5935 between 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. to arrange a ride. Please call 2-3 business days prior to the appointment.
Cambridge Nutrition Program
Cambridge offers a meal site (May Menu and June Menu) for older adults at the Amundson Building, 200 Spring Street. The meal site is offered year-round on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For meal reservations, contact the Village of Cambridge, (608) 423-3712, one business day prior to the desired meal. Home-delivered meals, prepared by a local restaurant and delivered by church volunteers, are coordinated in Cambridge by Marlene Hussey. Contact Marlene at (608) 423-3773 for details.
The actual 2012 cost of home delivered meals is $6.40, and $6.15 for meals eaten at the meal-site. However, meal participants are encouraged to give what they can afford, by making a donation. Contributions by participants are extremely important to offset the actual cost of the meals Dane County pays the caterer to provide them.
Cambridge Foot Care
A Foot Care Clinic is offered for Cambridge Area older adults on the first Thursday of the month at the Amundson Building. Call (608) 838-7117 for an appointment.
Local Shopping Bus for Seniors
Beginning in March, a shopping bus will be offered for Dane County seniors on the third Monday of each month. Seniors, age sixty and over, who can shop independently, will have the opportunity to shop in Cambridge. Whether it is a trip to the grocery store, a hair salon, the bank, an attorney, or any business within Cambridge, the bus will be available. For a cost of $2 round-trip, seniors will be picked up at their homes, taken to the selected destination, and returned home. The bus will take seniors between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with the pick-up time determined by the senior.
Reservations for the bus should be made by the Thursday before the desired shopping trip. Call 608 838-7117, the office of McFarland Senior Outreach, for reservations. Since this arrangement is provided by Dane County, only Dane County residents living in Cambridge or within one mile of it are eligible for this service.
The first shopping bus trip will take place on March 18th. Reservations are required by 3 p.m. on March 14th.
Cambridge Library Services
The Cambridge Library has a new program called "Books At Home." The Friends of the Library are offering a new home delivery service which will allow the library to share the resources of their community library with folks who are homebound in the Cambridge area. This new service will offer a selection of books and magazines delivered by a volunteer to your home once a month.
Please contact the library if you would like to:
• sign up to have books delivered
• know of someone who could benefit from this program, or
• would like to volunteer to deliver books
Cambridge RSVP Sewing Group
The Cambridge RSVP Sewing Group meets the second Monday afternoon of the month at the Amundson Building. Call (608) 423-3712 for information.
Cambridge Shopping In Madison
Transportation is available for Cambridge older adults to shop in Madison on the first Monday morning of the month. Contact the Village of Cambridge at (608) 423-3712 to reserve a seat on the bus. Round-trip cost is $3.