This Center is Not Just for Seniors Anymore

By Patricia Fargen
The Spring Green Area Senior Center, 117 N. Washington St., had become somewhat inactive over the past few years. After some research throughout the community, many people felt the need to uplift and put a new face on our center. So a new Board of Directors was elected and the work began. After forming our new board, our first order of business was to brighten up the existing building and make it appealing for everyone to enjoy the space. We created a new website to get information out there so people knew who we were and what our objectives are. Please go to our website at springgreenseniorcenter.com to meet our new board, see our calendar of events, and see our Thursday and Friday menu.  
Rumble Seats on Highway 14 has been providing wonderful meals every Thursday and Friday. For only $5 you can enjoy a wonderful hot lunch with a luscious dessert included. Reservations can be called in on Tuesdays to (608) 588-2924.
Our first program on our Calendar of Events is our St. Patrick’s Day celebration sponsored by The Meadows, Spring Green. On March 15, Cecilia Farran will present her “Spoken Word Journeys” at 1:30 p.m. at the center. Cecilia is well known in our surrounding communities for her Irish wit and storytelling. Refreshments will top off the afternoon.
Our monthly meetings occur at the Spring Green Area Senior Citizen Center at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. We welcome all who wish to attend and appreciate their input as to how we can move forward with an organization that will include many ages and enhance our already diverse community. 
In the future we hope to provide a coffee hour with WiFi access, classes such as how to mend those jeans or how to use your new smart phone. Many great suggestions have come forward for programs so we have a great deal of information to work with.
Remember, too, that our building is handicap accessible and available for rent.  Many families have enjoyed our space for birthday parties and Thanksgiving dinners. Our full kitchen makes any event an easy one, too.
Thanks to so much support from the community, the Spring Green Area Senior Citizen Center looks forward to offering the Spring Green area opportunities to learn, enjoy and share in the many valuable assets of our area.