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Madison, WI – The Madison Senior Center welcomes guests back to the building on July 13, 2021 at reduced capacity.

The center will offer services Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with limited capacity July 13-August 1, 2021. Effective August 2, 2021 pre-COVID operating hours will resume and the Madison Senior Center will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through September 3, 2021 with reduced capacity. Staff will be working a hybrid remote schedule and will remain available to answer your questions via e-mail or telephone during this time.

Several new protocols have been developed for staff and participants to minimize the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Effective September 7, 2021 Madison Senior Center will resume pre-COVID operations. We will be closed September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day.

All who enter and are not vaccinated are highly encouraged to wear masks. We ask all participants to follow proper hand and respiratory hygiene. To maintain social distancing, seating capacity is limited through August 1, 2021. Additional protocols are in place and will be communicated to all prior to entering and posted throughout the building.

The Senior Nutrition Meal Site of Dane County will reopen on August 2, 2021 at Madison Senior Center. Please call NewBridge at 608-512-0000 ext. 4006 to register to attend, or to ask questions.

“We realize the changes to the center may limit the number of participants in the center at one time, they are in place to provide a safer experience for everyone,” said Sally Jo Spaeni, Senior Center Manager. “We are balancing the needs of our participants with our capacity and resources and hope to service as many as possible,” she added.

The Madison Senior Center was established in 1983 and provides healthy aging activities designed to prevent and manage chronic health conditions to older adults 55 and over. The center physically closed in March, 2020 but Madison Senior Center staff continued to provide remote services such as Zoom exercise classes, book club, and lectures on healthy aging, as well as other services such as a tablet lending program called Tablets2Go, a Pen Pal program, Line Dancing and Intergenerational program opportunities.