Angel Tree

Angel Tree at NESCO

This year NESCO has an Angel Tree in the lobby.  The Angel Tree is for area seniors in need.  If you would like to help out, please stop by the Warner Park Community Recreation Center and pick out a tag from the tree.  Any support is greatly appreciated.

Classic English Tea

Let’s Talk about Medicines

Let’s Talk About Medicines is a free one-hour educational program developed by Wisconsin Health Literacy to help participants obtain a better understanding of how to more safely and effectively use medicine, which can lead to better health.

Program topics include:
• Understanding the main parts of a prescription medicine label
• How to read and interpret special instructions on the label
• Types of containers and labels for solid and liquid medicines
• Dosage instructions and strategies to remember to take your medicine
• Information about over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and how they may interact with other medicines
• Basic storage techniques and more!

Each participant is provided with a free pillbox and workbook to take home, plus the chance to enter into a cash prize drawing at the end of the program.

This project is supported by Security Health Plan.

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Free Community Meals

Thanksgiving Dinners


A 70 Year Old Can Change Their Ways

A 70 Year Old Can Change Their Ways


Jim Krueger, BA, Executive Director of North/Eastside Senior Coalition

I recently read a blog for Changing Aging by Jeanette Leardi, entitled Age and the Potential to Change, expressing frustration about our society’s perception that a 70 year old cannot change their ways. Changing Aging is a multi-blog platform that challenges conventional views on aging.

Leardi contends that many Americans believe “a person’s age is inversely proportional to his or her capacity to change.” She feels that society has “developed the ageist assumption that our values, beliefs, and behaviors, like our arteries, harden with the years and that if we live long enough, most of us will morph into the caricatured grumpy, stubborn old man or lady”. Leardi concedes that “some elders are determined to hold on to the lifestyles they have grown accustomed and continue to treasure,” but stubbornness, ignorance, and fear can inhabit a person at any age in life.

Many older adults today do not fit this personality and they are embracing change and developing different values and beliefs about how they want to live their later years. NESCO offers technology assistance for older adults most of whom are 70 years or older. These older adults have no desire to feel old or be labeled as old. They are curious and motivated to learn and explore new ways of doing things. They want to be connected with today’s society. Leardi reminds us that “personality traits can be developed at any time and, in fact, are more likely to grow as we age.”

Leardi concludes society “must realize that age in itself is not a factor in the evolution of an individual’s personality.” Older adults are changing and we need to better educate ourselves and our community about the many inaccurate assumptions on aging.

Happy Thanksgiving from the NESCO Staff!

Age and the Potential to Change

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Mobile flu vaccination clinics to Madison

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Day Trip to Galena

Day Trip to Galena!

Join us on a Badger Motor Coach to beautiful and historic Galena Illinois, situated on the Galena River.  We will disembark the bus at the DeSoto House on Main Street, in the heart of Galena’s shopping district. The street is lined with boutique shops, restaurants, antique stores and much more. The history, architecture, great food and walkability
makes Galena the perfect place to play for the day.

This is not a guided tour and lunch is not included in the price of the trip, so all activities are at your discretion.

Tuesday, October 24
8:00 am-5:00 pm

$30 per person (non-refundable)
Includes transportation only (Seating for 40)

Payment is due at time of registration.

RSVP by Monday, October 2, 2017 by Noon:
(WMSC) Candice Martin (608) 238-0196
(NESCO) Ruth Helenbrand (608) 243-5252

Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
8:00 am Pick up:  North/Eastside Senior Coalition
1625 Northport Drive, Madison, WI 53704

8:30 am Pick up:  West Madison Senior Center Offices
517 N. Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53705

We will be returning around 5:00 pm.


Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Presentation by Martin J. Schreiber,

Former Governor of the State of Wisconsin and Family Caregiver

Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares
lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his
wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Governor
Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps,
and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort
to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw
honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to
find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer’s
mountain. My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as
an Alzheimer’s Caregiver will be available for purchase for $15.
Net proceeds will be used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver
support programs.

Tuesday, September 19th
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Stoughton Hospital
900 Ridge Street, Stoughton
Bryant Health Education Center
(lower level)

Light appetizers will be served. To register for this free
event, please go to and click on
“Classes & Events.”

Sponsored by Azura Memory Care & Stoughton Hospital

Ready to Retire?

Are you ready to retire?  Wonder where the best cities to retire at in the United States?

Here are the top 10 cities for retirement: (from:  Yahoo Finance)

  1. Orlando, Fla.
  2. Tampa, Fla.
  3. Miami, Fla.
  4. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  5. Atlanta, Ga.
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Honolulu, Hawaii
  8. Denver, Colo.
  9. Austin, Tex.
  10. Las Vegas, Nev.

On the flip side Newark, N.J. was named the worst city for retirees.

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