End of Year Donation

Looking to give a year-end monetary donation?  How about a donation to NESCO?

Please consider NESCO among your last-minute donations and give a gift by midnight on December 31st. Making a donation now will help NESCO reach our 2018 goals. Your donation may be tax deductible.

In 2018 NESCO has helped change the lives of seniors in many ways:

“The chair yogacize at NESCO is important to me. I am less fearful of falling and it helps keep me active.”   – Barb

“My case manager Kate helped me get some financial support so I could replace my furnace and stay in my home.”  – Bill

“I would only eat cereal if it were not for the meal I have at NESCO.” – John

You can make a donation using the donate box on the front page of our website: www.nescoinc.org

Thank you for your support of NESCO and Happy New Year!

Aging Mastery Program

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Four Madison Senior Coalitions Announce Name of New Merged Organization

Four Madison Senior Coalitions Announce Name of New Merged Organization

Madison, Wis. (October 29, 2018) — Effective January 1, 2019, four Madison nonprofits committed to serving older adults, North/Eastside Senior Coalition, West Madison Senior Center, South Madison Coalition of the Elderly, and East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging, will merge and operate under the new name NewBridge Madison.

The merger will allow the organizations to consolidate resources and no longer compete for funding. As one entity, all four organizations will continue to offer case management, meal sites, home chore, social opportunities and other services for older adults.

It was announced today the Marcia Hendrickson, current executive director of South Madison Coalition of the Elderly, will serve as the executive director of NewBridge, with the three other directors assuming executive leadership roles in development, marketing communications, advocacy and operations.

“When we come together and share resources, and we connect, not only is it more efficient, but we learn from each other and we all benefit” said Joe Parisi.

A merger of this kind is unique in the nonprofit landscape of Madison. The City of Madison gave $95,000 to support the merger. Mayor Paul Soglin said, “It’s about the efficiencies, or the elimination of duplication of services. It’s about bringing all those minds together, so that we can do better and so that in every one of these critical areas, we will hit the mark of providing the best services, the best lives, and the very best that we are capable of, and that can only be done with the collaboration from the federal government, and the state government, as well as the city and county government.”


For more information about NewBridge Madison and the merger, contact Katie Gallagher, Executive Director of the West Madison Senior Center at katiek@wmseniorcenter.org or (608) 238-7368.

Mama’s Cornbread

MAMA’S good-for-you Cornbread


1 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons butter melted and a little to grease the pan

1 cup cornmeal

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups skim milk

1 teaspoon white vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, skim milk, vinegar, and apple sauce. Pour the mixture into the cornmeal mixture and fold together until there are no dry spots (the batter will still be lumpy). Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake until the top is golden brown, and butter knife inserted into the middle of the corn bread comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.


Remove the cornbread from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe from the UW American Center.   Where NESCO hosts a Soul Food Cooking class!


Legal & Financial Planning Seminar

Legal & Financial Planning Seminar – Madison
Thursday, October 11
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Oak Park Place, 718 Jupiter Dr, Madison
Presenter Attorney John Haslam, Wilson Law Group

Legal & Financial Planning Seminar – Fitchburg
Tuesday, October 23
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wyndham Garden, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitchburg
Presenter Attorney Chris Schmidt, Boardman & Clark

A free workshop for families providing an overview of key legal and financial planning issues for older adults.  Learn about basic estate planning, advanced directives, guardianship, funeral pre-planning, various ways to pay for care, Medicaid and Family Care, and programs and services. Free and open to the public. No solicitations will be made. Please register by calling Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, 608-232-3400.

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Dinner’s on Us

Dinner’s On Us!

The Northside Planning Council turns 25 this year. Join us for a fun, food-filled celebration!

Friday, September 7
6-8:30 PM
Warner Park Community Recreation Center

Please RSVP: northsideplanningcouncil.org/npc25

The evening will feature live music, appetizers, a cash bar, a buffet-style meal provided by a variety of start-up food businesses from FEED Kitchens and the Madison Public Market’s MarketReady Program, and custom desserts created by the FEED Bakery Training Program.

We will be honoring the leaders who made NPC’s work possible over the last 25 years, and we will be announcing the winners of five prestigious Northside Changemaker Awards, recognizing individuals who have been the drivers of transformative change in our community.

Nominate a Changemaker: northsideplanningcouncil.org/changemaker

Learn more about the tremendous work being done by Northside nonprofits and civic groups while completing a scavenger hunt and qualifying for great prizes! And help us shape the future of the Northside by participating in the launch of the Northside 2020 Vision process.

If you haven’t been involved with NPC or on the Northside in the past, this is a great opportunity to learn about how you can get involved now.

Chicago Steppin

What is Chicago Steppin’?

It’s a class to improve your balance AND dance moves
Who should take Chicago Steppin’? Adults 60+

When: Saturdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm September 15 – October 27

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Allied
4619 Jenewein Rd., Fitchburg

Cost: FREE

Call Fitchburg Senior Center for transportation at 608-270-4290

Artful Aging Fall Session Sign-up

Artful Aging Fall Session Sign-up!

Artful Aging is designed for any skill level!  We will be exploring all artistic mediums (water colors, pastels, acrylics) as we discuss cultural differences and forge new friendships.  At the end of the 12 sessions, we will hold two are showings!  Class size is limited.

(Artful Aging is free for NESCO members and all materials are provided)


Wednesday’s from 1-3pm

September 5th-November 11th

Call Ruth at 243-5252 to sign up!

Cognition: What is it and Why is it Important?

8-28-18 Lisa Bratzke Madison Senior Center

Coffee for Caregivers

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