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Flu Season Precautions

Flu symptoms include: Fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.

You can help stop the spread of the flu:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. Discard the tissue in the trash immediately after use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as this is how germs spread.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

If you do get the flu:

  • Remain at home and limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Call to order meal delivery.
  • Stay in your apartment for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (Your fever should be gone without using a fever reducing medicine.)
  • Notify Natasha, our social worker, at 283-2088.
  • Seek medical attention if needed!

Flu Shots Still Available Here!

You've heard the news – this year's flu is particularly dangerous! If you have not already had a flu shot, it's not too late. Protect yourself, family, friends, residents, & staff - get a flu shot NOW! Call Natasha Peterson at 283-2088 to schedule a flu shot.

Bonnie Banker Presentation Notes

If you missed Bonnie Banker's 1/24/2013 Grand Hall presentation - or just would like to have a copy of her program notes to review, Bonnie has prepared a handout "Strategies for Maintaining Independence in Independent Setting" which is available, upon request, at the Reception Desk.

"Dance in America" in the Grand Hall

From the public television series "Dance in America" Sally Davis will give a brief background on the leading male dancers of the American Ballet Theatre on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 2:30 PM in the Grand Hall. The 54 minute video "Born to be Wild" explores four dancers' backgrounds, training and performances. Featured dancers are Jose Manual Carreno (Cuba), Angel Corella (Spain), Vladimir Malakhov (Russia), and Ethan Stiefel (USA).

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Research has shown that people who regularly eat nuts and nut butters in normal amounts weigh less, on average, than nut avoiders. (from Jane Brody)

Adventure Trips

All trips will depart from the MainGate entrance while the remodeling of the Henry St. en- trance is under way. Sign up for vans at the MainGate desk on the Friday before the departure date, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, February 5 at 10 AM: Buck N' Honey's, Sun Prairie Jim G. is filling in for John this week, and he's excited to take you to a great new restaurant: Buck N' Honey's, which offers traditional fare made from scratch, specialty salads & sandwiches, thin crust pizzas, steaks & more. It's located in Sun Prairie, so he'll find some interesting sites to see along the way, and plan on arriving in time for an early lunch. Check it out!

Sunday, February 10 at 1:40 PM: Madison Symphony, Overture Center Multiple trips will be made if necessary.

Bus to American Players Theater

If you are considering seeing a performance at the American Players Theater this summer, it may be helpful to know ahead of time that Capitol Lakes will be a pick up location for a bus to American Players Theater for the following performances:

  • July 12 -- Hamlet
  • July 19 -- Too Many Husbands
  • July 26 -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • August 2 -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  • August 9 -- All My Sons

The bus would depart Capitol Lakes at 5:15 PM, and depending on the length of each show, it would likely return between 11:30 p.m. and midnight. There is a fee for this bus, and it is open to the public. Details will be published in American Player Theater summer schedule.

One Call Now

Capitol Lakes uses an electronic notification system called One Call Now to communicate with residents and employees. It is an easy and immediate way for Capitol Lakes to send emergency as well as everyday messages to residents and staff. Residents will receive these messages by telephone. Please be aware that there will be a short pause on your phone before the alert tone and message is heard. The introduction to all messages will be: "The following is an important message from Capitol Lakes Retirement Community." We ask that residents listen for the message following this introduction to receive important information.

Monday Night Art Film

Feb. 4
Come join us on Monday, February 4th at 7:00 PM in the Grand Hall for "Every Picture Tells a Story". You'll see "The Tempest" by Giorgioni: Decoding this tension packed painting requires searching beyond the artist's contemporaries and exploring little known tales from Greek mythology; followed by "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli: The ravishing goddess emerging from the sea turns out to be far more than the Renaissance's most famous sex symbol.

Upcoming Computer Classes at Madison Senior Center

PC Maintenance and Performance Class
Learn how to keep your Windows-based systems running at peak performance levels and preventing common computer problems. Topics include hard drive cleanup and maintenance, managing startup options, upgrades and updates for hardware and software, Web browsers, Internet security and more! Meets Wednesday, February 6 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The cost is $12. Call 266-6581 to register.

Internet Security Class
Join Cris Carpenter from House Call Computer Services to learn about this important topic on Wednesday, February 13, 9:30-10:30 am. Internet threats can take quite a variety of forms and most of them are intended to extract sensitive information from your computer and/or money from your accounts. Learn to protect your computer, personal information and accounts by recognizing common threats, utilizing effective security software, and employing safe web browsing and emailing practices. $12 fee. Call 266-6581 to register.

Skype Class
Friends and family all over the World are utilizing this free computer program to talk "face to face" via the Internet. Join Cris Carpenter from House Call Computer Services to learn how to install and use Skype for free live video phoning between computers anywhere in the world. Topics include system and internet requirements, webcams, setting up a Skype account, downloading and installing the software, adding contacts, making and receiving calls, and more. Wednesday, February 20 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. $12 fee. Call 266-6581 to register.

The Senior Center is located at 330 West Mifflin Street in Madison. Parking is available in the Overture Center Garage right next door to the Senior Center, if you choose to drive yourself and pay for parking.


Voting in the February 19 Primary Election

This is the Spring Primary Election for Judicial Offices and School Board.

Absentee Ballots. To vote by absentee ballot, you must be registered at your current address. If you have done this before, remember that you must renew your request for each calendar year unless you are on the Permanent Absentee Ballot List. If you are unsure of your status, call the Madison City Clerk's office, 266-4601.

Voting on Election Day. Capitol Lakes Grand Hall is our polling place. To vote, you will have to be registered at your current address, including Apartment Number. You will NOT need a Voter ID.

You can register at the polls on Election Day. To do this, you must present acceptable written evidence of residence address. In addition, be prepared to provide the number on your Wisconsin Driver's License or Wisconsin ID card if one has been issued or, otherwise, the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Unsure of Your Voter Registration Status? Call the City Clerk's Office (266-4601) or go to

An Election Information Notebook with sample ballot and the League of Women Voters' Candidate's Answers will be placed in the Library on Floor C. Brochures from the Madison City Clerk's Office are available for pickup at the Free Speech Bulletin Board on Floor C.

QUESTIONS? Call Dan Cornwell, 233-4990; Sally Drew, 251-3406; June Blanchard, 238-7337; Wanda Williamson, 658-1228; or the City Clerk's Office, 266-4601.

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Grand Hall Highlights

Garrick Olsen Piano Recital
Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 PM

Soul Food
Presented by
Forward Theater
& Madison Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 PM

Promoting Judicial Independence
Hosted by League of
Women Voters
Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 PM

Mark Bridges Cello Recital
Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 PM

Madison Area
Opera Workshop
Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 PM

Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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