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Resident Speaker Series

Margaret Andreasen will host a Summer Speaker Series featuring Capitol Lakes residents. The series will start on June 10 at 7 PM with Margaret sharing her experiences as a television interviewer. If you have a story you would like to share about a career highlight, a World War II story, a hobby, or an unusual experience that might be of interest to others, contact Margaret at 256-9312 or Mary Hanson at

Podiatrist Here

June 6
Dr. Beck, the podiatrist, will be here for independent living residents on Thursday, June 6th. He will be seeing people between 9 am and 11:30 am. Please call Natasha Peterson, at 283-2088, if you would like to be seen.

Bus Service to American Players Theater

If you are considering attending an American Players Theater performance this summer, you may want to take advantage of the bus service to the theater in Spring Green. The Badger Bus will pick up people at the MainGate entrance at 5:15 PM on the following dates: Friday, July 12, Friday, July 19, Friday, July 26, Friday, August 2, and Friday, August 9.

Residents who are interested in taking advantage of this service should call the APT Box Office at
608-588-2361 to purchase tickets for the bus service at $15, and, of course, the ticket for the show, which is sold separately.

Deadline June 5 for Foundation Resident Representative Nominations

Nominations are needed for the position of Resident Representative to Capitol Lakes Foundation. The Resident Representative has full voting rights on the Foundation Board. Submit your nominations to Tim Conroy or Mary Hanson. Please see the complete details here.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Create or update your living will and name a health-care proxy. You can't predict when you might become incapacitated by an illness or accident. A living will can be instrumental not only in limiting invasive steps that aren't likely to improve your outcome but also in preventing arguments among those close to you about what you would have wanted. (from Marvin Lipman, M.D.)

Adventure Trips

All trips depart from the Henry St. Circle entrance. Sign up at the MainGate desk starting the Friday before the departure date, unless otherwise indicated.

June 4: Outdoor Art Tour (Part II) Mary Hanson hosts this tour of interesting outdoor art in Madison sculptures, fountains, an effigy tree, and a number of curious works by Madison artist Sid Boyum populating the Atwood Avenue neighborhood. We'll eat lunch at Monty's Blue Plate Diner. This is a riding tour, no walking is necessary. Sign up now.

June 7: Spring Art Tour - Mount Horeb Area Art Association Pack a bag lunch for this very interesting annual trip. We'll visit the studios of a number of artists in the Mount Horeb Area, see their artwork and learn about their inspirations. Many sites have demonstrations so you can talk to the artist directly. Check their website at for more details. Sign up now.

June 11: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo - Departs 9 AM! $7 fee per person includes a video and a walking tour outside on paved paths. We have reserved their pagoda at noon, so bring along a bag lunch. Sign up now.

June 25: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), Milwaukee

July 9: Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh Dale Chihuly Venetian Glass Exhibit.

Wisconsin Senior Games here

June 7
The Aquatic and Wellness Center is excited to once again host the Wisconsin Senior Games! On Friday, June 7th, the competition will start at 1:00 PM with varying races, strokes, ages, and ability levels, and will conclude about 3 PM. Residents are invited to head down to the pool to watch the Games. If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please visit their website at

Tornado Alerts

In the event of a tornado watch or warning, Capitol Lakes will inform residents of Heights and MainGate through our emergency notification system, "One Call Now". Residents who wish to seek shelter away from their apartment may do so in one of the designated tornado shelters on the lower levels of MainGate and Heights. Those areas are identified with a tornado shelter sign.

Message from the President

President's Letter

We did not have a very nice day for our Memorial Day activities.…
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Grand Hall Events

Ice Cream Social
Friday, May 31, 2-3:30 PM

Jim Kellerman
& Steven Hobert

Friday, May 31, 7 PM

Rebecca Jin
Piano/Violin Recital

Saturday, June 1, 7 PM

Finola Kane–Grade
Flute Recital

Sunday, June 2, 4 PM

Perfect Harmony
Men's Choir

Sunday, June 2, 7 PM

Flute Recital
Monday, June 3, 7 PM

Allen Russell
Violin Recital

Tuesday, June 4, 7 PM

Woodwind Quintet

Thursday, June 6, 7 PM

Violin & Cello Recital
Friday June 7, 7 PM

Violin & Piano Recital
Saturday June 8, 2 PM

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