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Men's Discussion Group

The next meeting of the Men's Discussion Group will be on Tuesday 19th, Encore Room 9:30. If anyone has a topic for discussion, please let Brian McCarthy know (284-1368 or

Flu Season Precautions

Help stop the spread of the flu. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. When 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, stay at home. 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 are still available. If you have not already had a flu shot, it's not too late. Protect yourself, family, friends, residents, & staff - call Natasha Peterson at 283- 2088 to schedule a flu shot NOW!

Skype Class at Madison Senior Center

Feb. 20
A Skype class will be held on Wednesday, February 20 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street in Madison. $12 fee. Call 266-6581 to register. Use 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, and making and receiving calls. 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.


Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Throw a party!! Social connections-friends, family, neighbors or colleagues-can help you live longer and better. Research has shown that people with a consistent, active social life are less likely to experience a decline in the ability to reason and remember.

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.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Madison Airport Art Tour/Lunch at The Owl's Nest, Poynette Did you know that the Madison Airport has a regular rotation of Art Exhibits? The current exhibit is "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition," an exhibition that showcases the artworks of 27 nationally recognized master artists including April Stone Dahl, who is reviving the art of black ash basketry on the Bad River Ojibwe reservation; Jose Chavez, whose engaging lifesized papier machè sculptures capture the spirit of Day of the Dead for Milwaukee's Mexican community; Gerald Hawpetoss of Neopit, named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts for his traditional Menominee moccasins; Norwegian woodcarvers and furniture makers Else Bigton and Phillip Odden of Barronett; Oneida silversmith Coleen Bins' sterling silver jewelry etched with Iroquois motifs; and Ethel White, an award winning African American quilter from Milwaukee. Madison artists include master carver Djam Vivie, traditional Malian lute maker and musician Tani Diakite, and drummer Koffi Zoe Dogbevi of Togo.

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 are 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.

Attention Marketing Ambassadors

There are several volunteer opportunities for an upcoming Marketing event on February 28, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00pm. If you are interested in helping, please call me by February 20. I will then contact you to confirm times, and will provide specific event information. If you have any questions please contact me, Morgan Czekalski at OR 283-2046.

New Art Class with Ellen Meyer

Join Ellen for an art class on Friday, February 8 at 3 PM in the Art Workshop on the Plaza Level. She'll help you to create a quilt painting using squares you have painted and then assembled into the quilt design. It's a fun project for both beginning and experienced artists. Thanks, Ellen!

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.

Message from the President

President's Letter

The CLRA meetings have
been rescheduled for both February and March…
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Grand Hall Highlights

Mardi Gras Then & Now
with Al Anderson
Monday, Feb. 11, 7 PM

Drum Circle
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2 PM

Alexis Carreon & Marie Pauls
Viola Recital
Friday Feb. 15, 7 PM

Madison Institute
"Public Schools Under Attack"

Saturday Feb. 16, 9 AM

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