Archive for May 2012

Dane County Time Bank

Laura Sherrington

Laura Sherrington

The Dane County Time Bank has been here for 6 years and has nearly over 2000 members. The Time Bank is a way for everyone to help one another. By becoming a member with the Dane County Time Bank, not only can you help others, but you can receive assistance in return.

The Time Bank works by exchanging hours for services. For example, you could provide someone with a ride to the grocery store and in return, others could watch your dog or cat  or teach you yoga. There are many services that you can receive and offer such as carpentry, painting, car repair, child care, computer assistance, cooking, gardening, housekeeping, lifting, digging, music, reading, teaching, learning, professional services, etc……  For more information or if you would like to become a member, please contact your case manager. You can also contact the Dane County Time Bank by phone 663-0400 or email:infor@danecountytimebank.org

Feria de la Salud fue un éxito

Yolanda Salazar

Yolanda Salazar

La North/Eastside Senior Coalition en colaboración con el sector salud y otras agencias relacionadas, tiene  una  feria  anual de salud en el Warner Park Community Recreation Center.

Este año fue posible tenerla el 11 de Mayo y las personas mayores que participan en el programa laltino de esta Coalición  tuvieron oportunidad de tener chequeos de salud y mucha información en su idioma, gracias a los interpretes y el personal  bilingue de esta agencia.

Muchas de las personas de tercera edad que viven en los Estados Unidos no tienen seguro médico y por eso es muy importante contar con eventos como esta feria, donde cuando menos una vez al año pueden tener un chequeo de salud.

NESCO preocupado por ellos proporcionó transportación, almuerzo y entretenimiento para que pudieran disfrutar de la feria de salud.

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Health Fair was a Great Success

The North / Eastside Senior Coalition in collaboration with health agencies and businesses, had an annual fair health at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, May 11th.
This year there were plenty of opportunities to have free health checks and gather a lot of information. A special thanks to the interpreters and bilingual staff.
Many Latino seniors who live in the United States have no health insurance and it is very important to have events like this, where at least once a year these senior may have a health check.
NESCO provided transportation, lunch and entertainment for about 200 seniors.

Farmers Market Vouchers

Laura Sherrington


Monday, 4 June 10-11am @WPCRC

Farmer’s market vouchers will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis to qualified seniors. Each set of vouchers is for a total of $25 for the season in $2 and $3 increments. Only one set of vouchers per household can be distributed. Call 243-5252.