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Seasons Opens March 12th

We are excited to announce that Seasons will re-open on Tuesday, March 12, at 4 PM. All residents are invited to a meeting on Monday, March 11, at 2:00 PM in the Grand Hall, to discuss the new dining room and to have any questions answered. A memo detailing the dining room and the process for meals will be distributed to all resident mailboxes.

March Religious Services

  • Sunday Worship Services- Every Sunday at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Catholic Mass – Every Tuesday at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Palm Sunday – March 24 at 7pm (Health Center Auditorium) with Madison Diocese Choir
  • Holy Monday – March 25 – 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Catholic Mass – March 26- Tuesday at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Holy Wednesday – March 27 – 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Maundy Thursday – March 28 at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Good Friday – March 29 – 10:30 am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Seder Pessah (Passover) March 29 - 11:30 am (Seasons Restaurant) See more details below.
  • Easter Sunday – March 31 –10:30 am (Health Center Auditorium)

Seder (Passover) Celebration

Seder (Passover) will be celebrated with Jewish Social Services and led by Les Goldsmith on Friday, March 29, at 11:30 AM in the Seasons Restaurant. Seating begins at 11:00 AM, at a cost of $16.00 per person. Family members are welcome. Space is limited - don't wait to make your reservation! RSVP to Kim, 283-2146 by March 15. Your account will be billed. Scholarships are available for Capitol Lakes residents, see Chaplain Guta Cvetkovic.

Successful Aging Programs at Madison Senior Center

Administrator in Training Zach Tilson has been collaborating with the Downtown Madison Senior Center on a series of free presentations on Successful Aging. Transportation is on your own.

Saturday, March 9th 9:00-9:45 a.m. – Courtney Crombie, Capitol Lakes Wellness Director, will demonstrate simple resistance training exercises for a stronger, leaner you.

Saturday, March 16th 9:00-9:45 a.m. – Tim Otis, President of PLATO, will introduce the Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization, which meets at Capitol Lakes, the Senior Center, & other sites.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. Kahlil Gibran

Adventure Trips

All trips will depart from the MainGate entrance while the Henry St. entrance is being remodeled. Sign up at the MainGate desk starting the Friday before the departure date, unless otherwise indicated.

March 12 - UW Ebling Library– A guided tour of the exhibit "Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation & the Public Health". "Fallout" examines the early use of x-rays in diagnosis and treatment, occupational hazards of working with radiation, the military use of x-rays, the history of tanning, a UW connection with Marie Curie, bomb shelters in the 1960's, shoe fitting fluoroscopes and more. The exhibit includes artifacts, journals, books, and was created in conjunction with UW's Go Big Read program, which featured the book "Radioactive" by Lauren Redniss. Eat lunch out or return to Capitol Lakes following the tour. Sign up starts March 8.

March 19 - Olbrich Gardens Spring Flower Show Leave winter behind! Olbrich's Atrium boasts colorful daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and other spring flowers that bloom in this indoor show of spring at its finest. Choose to visit the conservatory ($2) and/or the flower show (suggested $2 admission). You can always walk the outdoor paths and the gift shop also makes an interesting stop! We'll eat lunch at Monte's Blue Plate Diner. The vegetarian chili and cornbread are delicious!

"Overture EngAGES"

Capitol Lakes residents are invited to attend "Overture EngAGES", a series of free visual art classes which will be taught by local Madison artist Teresa Getty, a UW-Madison MFA graduate. Teresa will guide participants through an exploration of collage and a variety of drawing and painting materials in response to the current Chazen Art Museum Exhibition titled "1934: A New Deal for Artists". No previous art experience is required, and all materials will be provided. The class will be held on Mondays from April 1 - May 6 at 1:30 PM at the Madison Senior Center on Mifflin St. To register for the classes, call Pat Guttenberg at the Madison Senior Center, 267-8650, or email her at to sign up today! Limited spaces are available. Capitol Lakes will provide transportation to the Senior Center for the classes. If you will need a ride, please sign up now for the series.

Welcome New Residents

Jane Liewen
Jane, a former Stoughton resident, enjoys volunteering and spending time with her 6 year old grandson, Spencer. She is very active, swimming laps daily and exercising. She grew up in Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois with a masters in physical education, and taught physical education in Chicago.

Sunny Adler
Sunny Adler is moving from Berkley, California. Sunny was born in New York City but moved to Florida when she and her husband retired so he could play golf. Sunny enjoys lifelong learning opportunities such as PLATO Global Affairs and discussion groups. She also enjoys the arts, ballet, music, and playing cards.

Shakespeare and History Continues

Now that King Richard has been "found," it's time to brush up your Shakespeare once again. We continue our survey of the Bard's history plays with the second sequence of four plays: Henry VI Part One; Henry VI Part Two; Henry VI Part Three; and Richard III. We shall view the classic black and white BBC productions from the 1970s, all of which have large sub-titles. We meet in the Premier Room at 6:30 PM on Sunday evenings through April 27. Don Snyder will be the facilitator. No class will be held on March 30 in observance of Passover and Easter.

Alzheimer's Advocacy Day moved to March 20

The Alzheimer's Association has rescheduled their Advocacy Day to Wednesday, March 20. A presentation about Wisconsin's priorities for Alzheimer's Disease will start at 9:30 AM in the Grand Hall. It will be followed by lunch and legislative visits in the afternoon. Contact Paul Golueke of the Alzheimer's Association, (414) 479-8800 or to register for this event. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM to previously registered participants.

Weight Watchers at Capitol Lakes

Wellness instructor Joan Jung is organizing a Weight Watchers group which would meet right here at Capitol Lakes. The meetings would take place on Mondays around the noon hour, and would be open to residents, staff members, and the general public. 14 people have already signed up, but we must have a minimum of 15 participants to get started. Interested parties are encouraged to call Joan at 283-2045, or to email her at

Massage and Acupuncture St. Patrick's Special

Our massage therapist, Laura, and Acupuncturist, Michael, would like to invite you to test the luck of the Irish! During the week of March 11-16 put your name in the pot of gold for a chance to win a free 30 minute massage or acupuncture treatment.

SPECIAL 20% OFF Appointments scheduled March 11 – March 16

Regular Massage Rates:


20% off

½ hour session



1 hour session



90 minute session



Specialty Services (Hot Stone, Facials) are $5 extra per half hour, and $10 extra per 1 hr or 90 minute sessions. Call the Aquatic and Wellness Center at 283-2006 to schedule an appointment with Laura or Michael.

Pet Exercise

Pet owners, please do not allow your pets to relieve themselves directly outside the MainGate entrance. Please walk them several feet down the sidewalk.

Voting in the April Election

This is the Spring Election for Judicial Offices, State Superintendent of Schools, Madison School board and other local offices.

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. To request an Absentee Ballot, come to the Atrium at one of the times listed below.

If you need to register, come to the Atrium at one of the following times:

  • 3:00-3:30 PM Wednesday, March 6
  • 11:00-11:30 AM, Thursday, March 7

Bring your Wisconsin Driver's License or State ID if one has been issued to you. Otherwise, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Voting on Election Day. Capitol Lakes 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, the League of Women Voters' Candidates' Answers and information from newspapers will be placed in the Dunham Library on Floor C when the material is available.

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.

Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time Ends March 10

Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2 AM on Sunday, March 10. For most of us, it is easier to set our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday evening, March 9. Good news! Spring is coming!

Marketing Ambassadors Needed

Attention Marketing Ambassadors: There are several volunteer opportunities for an upcoming Marketing event on March 26, 2013:

  • 2 residents sitting at check-in tables by Grand Hall (1:30-2:30pm)
  • 2 residents to mingle/answer questions in Grand Hall (2:30-4:00pm)
  • 1 resident to answer questions/direct guests on 5th floor Heights (2:30-4:00pm)
  • 1 resident to answer questions/direct guests on 6th floor Heights (2:30-4:00pm)

If you are able to help, or have questions, please contact Morgan Czekalski at OR 283-2046. Once you have signed up to volunteer, you will receive more information about the event. Thank you for all of your help as a Marketing Ambassador! The response and willingness to volunteer for the last event was overwhelming and greatly appreciated!

CLRA Resident Hot Line

The CLRA Resident Hot Line is a listserve restricted to Capitol Lakes residents. A listserve draws on the knowledge of all those on it and can provide useful information about many topics. It may well be most useful as a way for long term residents to share their knowledge and experience with newcomers. It is very private with no spam. If you aren't interested in responding to a question, just delete it, you are not required to respond. The listserve is not an appropriate forum for personal comments or attacks, political items, advocacy for a particular viewpoint or religion, or complaints of any kind. Once you become a member of the listserve, a message is addressed to all members of the listserve ( and only members receive it. Anyone may reply and that reply goes only to the questioner unless you specify "reply to all". If you are interested in joining the Capitol Lakes Hot line, send an email to: Paul Gohdes,, or call 285-5809.

Message from the President

President's Letter

The long awaited Seasons Reopening is about to occur, with an opening date of Tuesday, March 12th…
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Grand Hall Highlights

Tim McNurlen, Guitarist/Vocalist
Friday, March 8, 7 PM

UW Tony Oliva Violin Recital
Saturday, March 9 at 3 PM

St. Patrick’s Day Sing Along
Wednesday, March 13 at 7 PM

Tamlyn Akins Art Opening
Friday, March 15 at 7 PM

Irish Folk Music with Tom Kastle
Saturday, March 16 at 7 PM

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