Lunch and Learn
Join us for our quarterly Lunch and Learn Program. Guest speakers are invited to present on a range of topics pertaining to aging. Attendees are served a luncheon at noon, followed by the presentation from 12:30pm to 1:15pm with a Question & Answer period following. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Pharmaceuticals and Older Adults
Friday, October 6th
Doors open at 11:45 a.m.; Lunch served at Noon
Presentation from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
McFarland Municipal Center, Community Room, 5915 Milwaukee St.
Suggested donation of $4.50
It is quite common for older adults to take multiple medications on a daily basis. Join pharmacist Tony Peterangelo of Forward Pharmacy in McFarland to learn important information about what to watch out for when taking medications, such as common adverse drug reactions for over the counter and prescription drugs. He will also discuss ways to manage the costs of medications with prescription savings cards and Medicare Part D plans. Lunch will include broiled cod, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, mixed vegetables, rye bread, and dessert. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling McFarland Senior Outreach at 1-608-838-7117.
Fall Prevention for Older Adults (June 2023)
Did you know that 1 in 4 older adults suffers a fall each year in the United States and falls are the top cause of injury-related death among our older population. The good news is that falls are NOT a normal part of aging and can be prevented! Tracie Halvorsen, Level 2 Trauma Program Director at St. Mary's Hospital and member of the Falls Free Dane Coalition of Safe Communities, presented about why we should care about falls and what we can do to help prevent a fall. She shared community resources and programs to help you stay upright, independent and healthy. The recording of the presentation is available from WMCF McFarland Cable.
Dementia: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments (April 2023)
McFarland Senior Outreach partnered with the University of Wisconsin Badger Talks Program to present, "Dementia Signs, Symptoms and Treatments," with Dr. Alexis Eastman, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. The recording of the presentation is available from WMCF McFarland Cable.
Coffee & Conversation
Join McFarland Senior Outreach staff and older adults in the community for our lively Coffee & Conversation Group! Hot coffee and fresh pastries are provided. Participants receive a free McFarland Senior Outreach insulated travel cup (while supplies last). Door prize drawings. Representatives from local organizations are invited to mingle and answer questions. Check the Senior Outreach Events calendar to view occasional guest speakers.
$2.00 suggested donation.
No Coffee Hour in December
Senior Film Fridays
McFarland Senior Outreach welcomes older adults to our new, in-person Senior Film Fridays. We will be screening some popular flicks at the McFarland Municipal Center, complete with comfortable seating, fresh popcorn, a selection of traditional cinema candies, and soft drinks. Seating is limited and reservations are required for these free events. Showings are Friday afternoons with the feature starting at 1:00pm at the McFarland Municipal Center Community Room, 5915 Milwaukee St. Call McFarland Senior Outreach at 1-608-838-7117 to reserve your seat today!
Friday, December 8th
This modern holiday classic follows Buddy the elf who, after finding out that he's adopted, travels from Santa's Workshop in the North Pole looking for his human father in New York City. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.
- Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- McFarland Municipal Center Community Room at 5915 Milwaukee Street
- Free to attend
- Drop-ins welcome
- No pre-registration required
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Sewing Group
If you would like to touch lives in your community using your creative sewing, knitting or crocheting skills, consider joining the McFarland RSVP Sewing Group. Volunteers create items like quilts, afghans, shawls, fidget/activity quilts, mittens, face masks and more to donate to nonprofit organizations to help people of all ages throughout Dane County. The McFarland group partners with RSVP of Dane County to determine projects and distribute completed items. If you prefer to work independently, volunteers are welcome to create items at home and then bring the completed projects to the meetings. Supplies such as yarn, thread, and fabric are available.
The sewing group welcomes new people who can donate some time at the group meeting or in their own homes to make items. Donations of supplies for the projects are also welcomed. For questions about group participation or donations, contact McFarland Senior Outreach at 608-838-7117.
- 1st Friday of the month
- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Homestead Apartments Community Room, 5910 Anthony Street in McFarland
Tai Chi with Margaret Reeves
According to Mayo Clinic, "Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health. The benefits of tai chi may include:
- Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
- Improved mood
- Improved aerobic capacity
- Increased energy and stamina
- Improved flexibility, balance, and agility
- Improved muscle strength and definition"
- Mondays from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
- McFarland Municipal Center, Community Room, 5915 Milwaukee St.
- $5.00 suggested donation per class
- Drop-in, no pre-registration required
For questions, email instructor Margaret Reeves or call 608-515-4722.
2023 Summer Celebration
A Country Picnic
Friday, September 8th
11:30 am to 2:00pm
Brandt Park Shelter, 4601 Siggelkow Rd.*
Picnic lunch served at noon
Live Bluegrass Music from Noon to 1:30 pm by Down from the Hills Duo
$5.00 per person (payable day of event)
Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 608-838-7117
*Limited street parking is available by Brandt Park. Therefore, we encourage utilizing the free roundtrip Transit Solutions shuttle by parking at the Municipal Center Parking Lot. Please call for details at 608-838-7117.