Twelve agencies located throughout Dane County have primary responsibility for programs and services for older adults. Serving designated geographic areas, these focal point agencies provide the entry points through which older persons—and their families—access a broad array of programs and services.
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Listing of Dane County Senior Focal Points
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center
505 N. Main St.
DeForest, WI 53532
Contact: Barb Cooper, Director
Fitchburg Senior Center
5510 E. Lacy Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Contact: Jill McHone, Director
McFarland Senior Outreach Services
5915 Milwaukee St.
McFarland, WI 53558
Contact: Lori Andersen, Director
Middleton Senior Center
7448 Hubbard Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
Contact: Tammy Derrickson, Director
Oregon Area Senior Center
219 Park St.
Oregon, WI 53575
Contact: Rachel Brickner, Director
Southwest Dane Senior Outreach
107 N. Grove St.
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Contact: Lynn Forshaug, Director
Stoughton Senior Center
248 W. Main St.
Stoughton, WI 53589
Contact: Cindy McGlynn, Director
Sugar River Senior Center
21 S. Vine St.
Belleville, WI 53508
The Diversity and Inclusion program serves Black and Latinx older adults, age 60+, in Dane County. With goals to reduce racial and socioeconomic health disparities, we focus our classes and programming on areas that help teach about healthy behaviors that can affect physical and mental well-being, while also helping you remain active in your community and living in your own home.
Offers evidence-based prevention programs designed to buid confidence and reduce falls while managing health conditions.
The Rainbow Project
Provides support, education, and resources for caregivers who are grandparents and other relatives as parents. Support group meets 2nd Saturday/month, 9-11 am at The Rainbow Project (831 E Washington Avenue, Madison) with free childcare. For more information, contact either Serena Breining, Group Facilitator, at 608-255-7356 x 324 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Madison Solomon, Referral & Community Programs Coordinator, at 608-255-7356 x 316 or email@example.com.
Provides support, education, and resources for Spanish-speaking caregivers who are grandparents raising their grandchildren living throughout Dane County. Support and education group is conducted in Spanish; limited transportation available and light refreshments offered. Support group meets 4th Wednesday/most months, 5:30-8 pm at Fitchburg Senior Center (5510 E Lacy Road).
See Nutrition Brochure for a full listing of agencies providing senior nutrition service.
There are 29 Dane County senior dining sites where seniors (age 60+) meet to socialize and have a nutritious meal on a donation basis. Meals provided on a donation basis and everyone is welcome to participate regardless of their ability to contribute. Dane County also provides funding for five locally-owned restaurants to offer a weekly senior nutrition program: Cranberry Creek Café (Madison), Cuco’s Mexican Restaurant (Madison), DeForest Family Restaurant, Festival Foods Grocery Store (Madison), Fink’s Restaurant (Mt. Horeb), and Ziggy’s BBQ Smokehouse & Ice Cream Parlor (Oregon).
For a full listing of agencies providing these services, call 608-242-6486 or visit website.
Provides group and individual rides, which enable seniors to remain independent and in their homes. Includes rides to medical appointments, senior dining sites, senior centers, grocery, and general shopping.
RSVP of Dane County
Matches seniors and volunteers (age 55+) with opportunities to serve throughout Dane County, considering volunteer's talents, interests, and schedules. Coordinates Triad - community law enforcement and senior adults working together to reduce the crriminal victimization of the elderly through programs.