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Dr. Zorba Paster Presentation

The Spiritual Life Committee invites you to attend Dr. Zorba Paster's talk: "How to Live A Long Sweet Life" on Friday, September 13 at 10 AM in the Grand Hall. Dr. Paster, who is a very interesting and entertaining speaker, will be the guest speaker at the Ninth Annual Conference of Spirituality and Aging. This event is free and open to public, and a large crowd is expected. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis, with overflow seating in the Premier Room. The program can also be seen on Channel 4. Robert Zorba Paster, MD, is a physician and radio show host. Paster, who was born and raised in Chicago, hosts a weekly radio call-in show on personal health issues called "Zorba Paster on Your Health".

Podiatry Schedule

The podiatrist has been rescheduled for Friday September 6th and will be here all day. Natasha will be contacting everyone that was previously scheduled on August 22nd. Feel free to contact Natasha at
283-2088. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Library Notice

PLEASE - books taken out of the Madison Public Library must be returned there. We are not responsible for returning these books.

Please sign out all books with date and your name clearly written. Rehab patients, Terrace residents, and guest/relatives of residents sign your name, date and apartment or room #. Thank you!

Unitarian Universalist Presentation

Sept. 11
The first meeting of the Unitarian Universalist group will be on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3:00 PM in the Heights Chapel. Michael Schuler, Senior Pastor at the First Unitarian Society, will present a service titled "Does Religion Have a Future?".

Heights Circle Drive Closed for Resurfacing

The Heights Circle Drive will be closed the week of September 9th (all week) to re-surface the parking lot. All visitors, buses, car pick-up and emergency services will need to access the Heights though Main Gate. Also workers will be re-doing the patio deck outside the Henry Street Cafè. This work will take approx 3 weeks.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Bananas. A good source of magnesium, which protects against bone loss and is associated with heart health, bananas are also packed with potassium. With 422 milligrams of potassium in one medium banana, you're getting almost 10 percent of the 4,700 milligrams the Institute of Medicine says you need. Potassium helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of kidney stones and bone loss. (from Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter)

Adventure Trips

All trips depart from the Henry St. Circle entrance. Sign up at the MainGate desk.

Tuesday, September 10: Token Creek Park Picnic Come and join us for a picnic lunch at this beautiful park near Sun Prairie. Bring a sandwich or contact Henry St. Cafè at 283-2008 to arrange for a box lunch. We'll build a fire so you can roast marshmallows, and we'll even provide the chocolate & graham crackers to make s'mores.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 8:40 AM: Madison Senior Center Health & Resource Fair Capitol Lakes residents are invited to attend the Madison Senior Center's Health & Resource Fair on Thurs., Sept. 12,from 9 AM–12 noon. This event will be held in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Take advantage of free health screenings including blood glucose and lipids, bone density, ear and hearing screenings, posture examinations and eye pressure tests, just to name a few. You'll also find information on financial options, retirement planning, healthy eating and exercise. Free giveaways, prizes and snacks will be available. This event is open to the public. Contact or call 608-266-6581 if you have questions. Capitol Lakes will provide transportation to this event, departing at 8:40 AM. Please sign up at the MainGate Desk, 283-2000, starting immediately.

Welcome our Newest Residents!

Back row: Roger Lepage, Martin Kades, Rita Kades; Middle row: William Johnson, Barbara Payne, Kathleen Schwanz, Arlene Ellingson; Front row: Sherry Lepage and Alberta Sullivan; Not pictured: Jane Johnson, Walter & Karen Pridham.

Welcome our Newest Residents!

Henry St. Cafè Temporary Relocation

Due to construction on the pool roof the Henry St. Cafè will be closed for at least the next three weeks. The closure begins on Monday, September 2nd. Seasons will be open for Breakfast from 8:00-10:30 seven days a week and for lunch from 11:00am to 1:30pm seven days a week. (Seasons will not be open for breakfast on Labor Day due to the cookout.)

We will be serving a limited menu during this time which will consist of the following items: Breakfast:

Continental style with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfait, Pastries, Juice, Coffee, Milk. Cost is $4.00.

The lunch menu includes Burger $7.00, Turkey Sandwich with Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, & Dijonaise $5.00, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese $4.00, Baby Green Salad, Herb Stem Vinaigrette, Seasonal Garnish $3.00, Cookie $1.00, Soft Serve $3.00. There will be a daily soup salad and sandwich special.

We apologize, but there will be no groceries available during this time. We will not offer delivery during breakfast. The $5.00 minimum for lunch delivery does apply. Take-out is available for all meals.

New Discussion Group

We humans need meaning as much as we need food. Correct factual information is not enough to live on. And today Ethics is given such limited meaning - it is just rules - that is not at all inspiring. What if we rediscovered that it primarily has to do with seeing life in terms of Gratitude and Forgiveness? And seeing these as practical skills to be developed over a life-time. We will start with memories of our childhood. Viewed in this light would we see parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc, differently? Brian McCarthy will lead a 5 week discussion group titled Gratitude and Forgiveness. Starting Saturday, September 7, Heights Chapel, 11:00 AM.

Debra Bushy Exhibit

We welcome our the new art exhibit, featuring the work of Debra Bushy. Debra works in latex and mixed media. Her paintings feature prairie grasses and scenes, and koi fish. She is interested in the quiet beauty and uncertain grace of the tall grass prairie and incorporates a serene landscape and patterned grass that come together creating moments of change. Termed "living jewels", koi have enchanted artists for centuries. The images of koi are her homage to mother nature. Debra's paintings will be featured during Gallery Night on October 4.

The 2013 "Go Big Read" Is Underway at Capitol Lakes!

Capitol Lakes residents will once again have an opportunity to read and discuss UW-Madison's "Go Big Read" book. This year the book is "A Tale for the Time Being," a novel written by Ruth Ozeki. Copies of "A Tale for the Time Being" have been loaned to us by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. We will post a message on Channel 4 as soon as the books are available.

"A Tale for the Time Being" is a challenging novel. It's also very stimulating. The story encompasses multiple ideas and events: global climate change, mindfulness, a 104-year-old Japanese Buddhist nun, school bullying, journal writing, World War Two Kamikaze pilots, Tokyo teen culture, military applications of computer video games, the 2011 earthquake & tsunami, Time itself - and more! As you navigate between the novel's two fictional narratives you'll see that one takes place in Japan and the other in British Columbia. A reviewer for "The Independent" wrote that "the interconnectedness of all things is a familiar cornerstone of the Buddhist religion, as well as one of the fascinating upshots of modern quantum physics. Links have been made between these two disparate fields before, but seldom have they been intertwined with such emotive power and linguistic grace as Ruth Ozeki manages in this funny, heartbreaking, moving and profound novel." It has been named by many as one of the outstanding books published in 2012.

You may also sign up for one of the small group book discussions to be held in the Premiere Room on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:00 - 11:30 (Sally Phelps, facilitator); Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:00 - 11:30 (June Weisberger Blanchard, facilitator); Monday, Oct. 21, 2:00 - 3:30 (Millie Moffett, facilitator) and Monday, Oct. 21, 2:00 - 3:30 (Ginny Moore Kruse, facilitator).

A Capitol Lakes van will take us to hear the author Ruth Ozeki speak at Union South on the evening of Oct 28. That sign-up will be announced later.

Questions about UW-Madison's "Go Big Read?" Ask Ginny (238-9225)

CLRA Computer Committee News

There are two computer classes scheduled at the Madison Senior Center that may be of interest to you:

  1. Hard drive maintenance, features of the various Windows operation systems, INCLUDING Windows 8. Given by Chris Carpenter, Tuesday, September 24, 9:30-11:30. Fee $12.00; Registration: call
  2. Internet Security: October 1st. Mark you calendar. More info to follow.
Message from the President

President's Letter

At last weeks Forum, we discussed the subject of Security at Capitol Lakes…
Read More (PDF).



Grand Hall Events
This Week

Ice Cream Social
Friday, Sept. 6, 2-3:30 PM

Film "Skyfall"
Friday, Sept. 6, 7 PM

Animals in the Atrium
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2-4 PM

Mid Town Jazz
Saturday, Sept. 7, 7 PM

Art Film
Monday, Sept. 9, 7 PM

"Strangers in Good Company"

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 PM

League of Women Voters
Open House 6 PM
Program, 7 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 11

Shelley Peterman Schwartz
"Making Life Easier"

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2 PM

Dr. Zorba Paster
"How to Live a Long Sweet Life"

Friday, Sept. 13, 10 AM

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