THE JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE

GENERAL

Below are resources listed by category. 

Click on the category to access the listings.

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS)

(608) 838-0413

giveshelter.org

 

ARTS & CULTURE

 

ABEL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

(608) 845-6600

abelcontemporary.com 

MADISON NEW HORIZONS BAND SPONSORED BY WARD-BRODT MUSIC
(608) 838-8274

hookedonbands@gmail.com

Used to play a musical instrument but haven’t since school? Always wanted to play an instrument? The New Horizons Band sponsored by Ward-Brodt Music is for you. Contact Glenn Nielsen,
(608) 838-8274, for more information.

 

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

Arts & Enrichment Classes

(608) 204-3021

mscr.org

 

MADISON SENIOR CENTER

(608) 267-8651

cityofmadison.com/senior-center/programs/arts-crafts

 

WISCONSIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

(608) 257-0638

wcoconcerts.org

 

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

(608) 264-6535

wisconsinhistory.org

 

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

(608) 267-1799 

wisvetsmuseum.com

 

COMPUTER SERVICES/ASSISTANCE

 

MADISON COMPUTER WORKS

353 Island Dr., Madison 53705

(608) 231-8000

info@madisoncomputerworks.com

madisoncomputerworks.com

A local, family-owned computer store providing helpful, in-home support since 1982. Our inexpensive Computer Care Plans are designed to quickly meet your critical computer needs. Our computer services and remote help are invaluable and only a phone call away.

 

DRIVER SAFETY

 

DISABLED PARKING LICENSE PLATES 

(608) 266-3041

dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles/disabled/displate.htm

 

DMV SENIOR DRIVER INFO

(608) 266-2327

dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/mature

 

EDUCATION

These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs for aging adults. See also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

 

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES, INC. 

(608) 246-3444 

eri-wi.org

 

LIBRARY HOME SERVICE PROGRAM

(608) 266-6314

madisonpubliclibrary.org/services/home-service-program 

 

MADISON COLLEGE 

(608) 258-2301

madisoncollege.edu/continuing-education

 

MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARIES  

madisonpubliclibrary.org

Central Library

​    201 W. Mifflin St., Madison 53703

​    (608) 266-6300

Alicia Ashman Branch

​    733 N. High Point Rd., ​Madison 53717

    ​(608) 824-1780

Goodman South Madison Branch

    ​2222 S. Park St., Madison 53713

    ​(608) 266-6395

Hawthorne Branch

    ​2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison 53704

​    (608) 246-4548

Lakeview Branch

    ​2845 N. Sherman Ave., ​Madison 53704

​    (608) 246-4547

Meadowridge Branch

    ​5726 Raymond Rd., Madison 53711

    ​(608) 288-6160

Monroe Street Branch

​    1705 Monroe St., Madison 53711

​    (608) 266-6390

Pinney Branch

    ​204 Cottage Grove Rd., ​Madison 53716

​    (608) 224-7100

Sequoya Branch

    ​4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison 53711

​    (608) 266-6385

 

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

Arts & Enrichment Classes

(608) 204-3021

mscr.org

 

PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING & TEACHING ORGANIZATION) 

(608) 262-5823

platomadison.org

 

UW-MADISON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

(608) 262-2551 

uwalumni.com 

 

UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES

(608) 263-6960 

continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising

 

UW-MADISON SENIOR LEARNING PROGRAMS

(608) 262-5823

continuingstudies.wisc.edu/seniorlearning

 

WHEELHOUSE STUDIOS

(608) 262-3156

union.wisc.edu/wheelhouse-courses.htm

 

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

(608) 264-6535

wisconsinhistory.org

 

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

(608) 267-1799 

wisvetsmuseum.com

 

EMPLOYMENT

Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

 

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES 

(608) 222-2071 

cclswi.com

 

DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK

(608) 663-0400

danecountytimebank.org 

 

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTERS, INC.

(608) 223-9110

marc-inc.org

 

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

(608) 246-3140

goodwillscwi.org

 

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON

(608) 729-1200 

ulgm.org

 

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT (WISE) PROGRAM

(608) 242-4897

dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise/employment.htm 

 

WORK PLUS, INC.

(608) 238-6018

workplus.org

 

WORKSMART NETWORK

(608) 288-2459 

worksmartnetwork.org

 

YWCA EMPOWERMENT CENTER

(608) 257-1436

ywcamadison.org 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

THEATER BUS, INC.

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 214, Madison 53719

(608) 257-0003

info@theaterbus.org

theaterbus.org

Theater Bus is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization serving seniors 55+. Offering year-round day trips to plays, musicals, comedies, boat cruises, and great restaurants. Convenient Madison pick-up points, safe comfortable transportation, and fun for all. 

 

GRANDPARENTS

 

FOSTER GRANDPARENTS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719

(608) 441-7894

info@rsvpdane.org

rsvpdane.org/programs/foster-grandparents

Income eligible volunteers age 55+ work with children in Dane County schools and Head Start sites. The grandparents function as consistent, caring role models providing one-on-one adult attention. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.

 

GROCERY & DELIVERY

Listings below may offer online ordering and home delivery service. 

 

MILLER AND SONS SUPERMARKET  

(608) 845-6478 Verona

(608) 437-3081 Mt. Horeb

millerandsonssupermarket.com

 

WILLY STREET CO-OP

North: 2817 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704

(608) 471-4422

West: 6825 University Ave., Middleton 53562

(608) 284-7800

East: 1221 Williamson St., Madison 53703

(608) 251-6776

info@willysteet.coop

willystreet.coop

shop.willystreet.coop (online store)

A full-service grocery cooperative specializing in local, organic, and natural foods with three locations. You don’t need to be a member to shop. Everyone is welcome! Delivery available in the Greater Madison area.

 

HOBBIES

 

BURNIE’S ROCK SHOP

(608) 630-9419 or (608) 251-2601

burniesrockshop.com

 

JIM’S COINS & PRECIOUS METALS

(608) 233-2118

jimscoins.com

 

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO

(608) 244-9900

vineryglass.com

 

WARD-BRODT MUSIC

(608) 661-8600

wardbrodt.com

HOME & GARDEN

 

PROJECT HOME

(608) 246-3737

projecthomewi.org

 

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

(608) 628-8879

westsidecommunitymarket.org

 

ZDA, INC.

(608) 831-5098

zdainc.com

 

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS  

 

AGRACE THRIFT STORE

(608) 327-7200 Madison East

(608) 833-4556 Madison West

(608) 314-2990 Janesville

agracethriftstore.org

 

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION ATTIC SALE

(608) 662-8900

atticangel.org

 

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT STORE 

(608) 827-8997 

giveshelter.org 

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 

(608) 246-3140 

goodwillscwi.org 

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

(608) 661-2813 East Location 

(608) 442-9919 West Location

(608) 663-1191 Donations 

restoredane.org

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Multiple Dane Co. drop-off locations

(608) 257-0919 request assistance

(608) 278-2920 x1 home pickup 

svdpmadison.org

 

LEGAL

Review also the Aging & Caregiver Resources and Essential Preparation sections.

 

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK

(608) 261-9933  

danecountyhumanservices.org

 

ELDER LAW CENTER (CWAG) 

Elder Financial Empowerment Project 

(608) 224-0606 or (800) 488-2596

cwagwisconsin.org

 

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCES (GWAAR)

(608) 243-5670  

gwaar.org

 

LEGAL ACTION OF WISCONSIN

(608) 256-3258

legalaction.org/services

 

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr., Madison 53717 

(608) 824-8800

trust@svafinancial.com

svafinancial.com

Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

 

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100, Madison 53719

(608) 833-4001

mail@wilsonlawgroup.com

wilsonlawgroup.com

You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators,  and probate. 

 

MEDIA & PARTNERS

 

HOME ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS

PO Box 174, Baraboo 53913

(608) 356-8757

ajohnson@homeelementsandconcepts.com

homeelementsandconcepts.com

A publication devoted to sharing the voices of people who create the spaces we live in. Experience stories and photos of the practical, the sentimental, the extravagant, and the austere.

 

MADISON ESSENTIALS 

PO Box 174, Baraboo 53913

(608) 356-8757

ajohnson@madisonessentials.com

madisonessentials.com

Celebrating the originality and diversity of independent businesses, organizations, and community leaders throughout Greater Madison.

 

WORT-FM

118 S. Bedford St., Madison 53705

(608) 256-2001

wortbiz@wortfm.org

wortfm.org

Noncommercial radio and webcast emanating from Madison to south central Wisconsin via broadcast. Available worldwide through online streaming and archives. We provide an outlet for communication, education, free expression, entertainment, training, and access for the purpose of sharing musical and cultural experiences.

 

MOVING SERVICES/SPECIALISTS

 

JDOG JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING

(920) 214-3204 (JDOG)

jdog.com

 

MADISON GREEN BOX LLC

(608) 209-0174

madisongreenbox.com

 

MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716

(608) 333-8653

sue@movingmaude.com

movingmaude.com

Offering downsizing and organizing with meticulous planning and management of your move. Additionally, space planning and décor, selling and dispersing items, cleaning up and out, and home staging. Task pricing avoids surprises. Call for a free consultation. 

 

SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

3979 Villa Oak Dr., Sun Prairie 53590

(608) 345-1942 

segues@charter.net

segues.net

For over 20 years, Segues (sĕg-wāys) has joyfully helped seniors make “smooth moves & easy transitions” with customizable services designed to reduce the emotional, physical, and economic aspects of downsizing, moving-in, and/or clearing-out of their residences. Free in-home consultation. 

 

NAIL SERVICE

 

TRAVELING FOR TOOTSIES, LLC

(608) 576-8986

travelingfortootsies@gmail.com

 

REALTORS & REAL ESTATE SERVICES

 

RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES ERA POWERED

Assisting Seniors Transition 

26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200, Madison 53711
(608) 833-7777

(800) 637-1178

info@restainohomes.com

restainohomes.com 

Restaino & Associates ERA Powered is here to assist you with the transition to a new home.

 

RECREATION

 

ALDO LEOPOLD NATURE CENTER

(608) 221-0404

aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org

 

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

Adapted Recreation/Inclusive Programs

(608) 204-4581

mscr.org

 

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

(608) 628-8879

westsidecommunitymarket.org

 

RESTAURANTS

 

PAISAN’S

131 W. Wilson St., Madison 53703

(608) 257-3832

paisans@paisansrest.com

paisansrest.com

A Madison favorite for thin crust pizza, homemade pasta, and trademark sandwiches. Paisan’s also features one of Madison’s finest lakeside dining areas. During our warm months, our patio overlooks Lake Monona, delivering spectacular sunsets and a soothing view. 

PORTA BELLA RESTAURANT
425 N. Frances St., Madison 53703

(608) 256-3186

portabella@portabellarest.com

portabellarest.com

Porta Bella is known for its pasta, homemade Italian dinners, pizzas, steaks, and seafood. Recipes that came from Madison’s historic Italian Greenbush district are still offered today in addition to new dishes found during our travels to Italy.

QUIVEY’S GROVE
6261 Nesbitt Rd., Fitchburg 53719

(608) 273-4900

info@quiveysgrove.com

quiveysgrove.com

Whether dining in the Stable Grill or the Stone House, the service and food is gracious and welcoming because the experience is about you. With your patronage, Quivey’s Grove will continue to stand for authentic quality dining for years to come.

SUGAR RIVER PIZZA
957 Liberty Dr., Verona 53593

(608) 497-1800

sarah@sugarriverpizza.com

sugarriverpizza.com

Family-run, friends and family gather here for simple, made-from-scratch comfort food; unique brews; and hand-crafted cocktails to warm the heart. 

 

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL

 

ABEL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

524 E. Main St., Stoughton 53589

(608) 845-6600

info@abelcontemporary.com

abelcontemporary.com

For the last 33 years, the Abel Contemporary Gallery has been building a reputation as one of the largest and most impressive collections of fine art and fine craft in the region, featuring notable works in many media and hosting new exhibits every six to seven weeks by artists from across
the nation. 

 

GAIL AMBROSIUS CHOCOLATIER

2083 Atwood Ave., Madison 53704

(608) 249-3500

isaac@gailambrosius.com

gailambrosius.com

Chocolate offers up so many rewards. Stop by and let the flavors unfold. Gail uses single-origin chocolate for most of her truffles, meaning that the unique flavors of a particular region’s cacao are melded with the finest spices, fruits, teas, nuts, and other natural ingredients for the ultimate chocolate experience.

 

GOODMAN’S JEWELERS

220 State St., Madison 53703

(608) 257-3644

goodmansjewelers.com

Madison’s oldest full-service jewelry store. Located in the heart of Madison on State Street, where we’ve been since 1933. Our high standards, classic traditions, and warm boutique shopping experience are part of the reason we’ve been open for more than 85 years. 

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 

(608) 246-3140 

goodwillscwi.org 

 

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE

(608) 826-3410

momhelps.org

 

THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE

(608) 257-3784

uwbookstore.com

 

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

(608) 628-8879

westsidecommunitymarket.org

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Listings below include nonemergency transportation. Companies may use specialty-designed vehicles as well as offer reduced rates for disabled individuals or Medicaid candidates. Check with carrier. Check the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for transportation options as well.

  

BUS BUDDY & BUS BUDDY TOURS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719

(608) 441-7891 

info@rsvpdane.org 

rsvpdane.org/programs/bus-buddy

Volunteers teach other older adults, individually or in groups, how to achieve more independence and mobility by using the Madison Metro Bus System.

 

CAPITOL EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION

(608) 661-7433

 

DOOR-TO-APPOINTMENT ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION

(608) 274-7900 

independentlivinginc.org

 

DRIVER ESCORT/VETS HELPING VETS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719

(608) 441-7896 or (608) 441-7892

info@rsvpdane.org

rsvpdane.org/drivers.html

RSVP volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for Dane County residents 60+ and rides to other important appointments for veterans of all ages. We welcome drivers of any age with a valid driving license/driving record and receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors and veterans remain independent.

 

METRO TRANSIT PARATRANSIT INFORMATION

(608) 266-4466

mymetrobus.com/paratransit

 

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE

(608) 826-3410

momhelps.org

 

PARATECH AMBULANCE SERVICE

(608) 270-1111 

paratechambulance.com

 

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL) 

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210, Madison 53705

(608) 230-4321

info@sailtoday.org 

sailtoday.org 

SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes access to medical and nonmedical rides provided by volunteer drivers.

 

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTER

(608) 242-6489

danecountyhumanservices.org/transportation 

UNION CAB COOPERATIVE
2458 Pennsylvania Ave., Madison 53704

(608) 242-2000 cab orders
(608) 242-2010 business office

info@unioncab.com

unioncab.com

Transportation services or package delivery 24/7. Door-to-door assistance and wheelchair-accessible vehicles available. Knowledgeable, safety- and sensitivity-trained, background-checked drivers. Serving Madison since 1979. Email or call to set up a personal or business account.

 

VAN GO TAXI

(608) 849-7070

vangotaxi.com

 

YWCA TRANSIT PROGRAM

(608) 257-1436

ywcamadison.org

TRAVEL & TOURS

 

BADGER BUS TOURS 

(800) 416-2049 or (608) 255-1511

badgerbus.com/tours

  

THEATER BUS, INC.

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 214, Madison 53719

(608) 257-0003

info@theaterbus.org

theaterbus.org

Theater Bus is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization serving seniors 55+. Offering year-round day trips to plays, musicals, comedies, boat cruises, and great restaurants. Convenient Madison pick-up points, safe comfortable transportation, and fun for all.

 

UW–MADISON/EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

(608) 263-7787 or (608) 263-7055

uwtravel.org

 

VAN GALDER TOUR SERVICES

(800) 747-0994 or (608) 752-5407

coachusa.com/vangalder

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

These organizations are seeking aging adult volunteers. Check also the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

 

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION

(608) 662-8900

atticangel.org/volunteering

 

THE BEACON

615 E. Washington Ave., Madison 53703

(608) 826-8040

lcurrie@ccmadison.org

thebeaconhelps.org

The Beacon is a homeless day resource center that is open 7 days a week/365 days a year. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to be involved in, such as laundry service, meals, computer lab, check-in, and more.

 

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS)

(608) 838-0413

giveshelter.org

 

FOOD BRIDGE RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719
(608) 441-7896 or (608) 441-7892
info@rsvpdane.org
rsvpdane.org/drivers.html  

RSVP volunteers are paired with a low-income, homebound senior to shop for and deliver monthly groceries from a local food pantry. We welcome drivers of any age with a valid driving license/driving record and receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors who are at risk of food insecurity.  

 

MADISON SENIOR CENTER – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

(608) 267-2344

cityofmadison.com/senior-center/volunteer

 

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719

(608) 441-7891 

info@rsvpdane.org 

rsvpdane.org/programs

Agency personally places volunteers age 55+. Volunteers provide rides and deliver meals for seniors and veterans, tutor children, make handmade items for people in need, educate seniors about safety and scams, and help nonprofit and public agencies extend their services.

 

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(800) 924-2273

ssmhealth.com/athome

 

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE

Volunteer Ombudsman Program

(608) 246-7001

longtermcare.wi.gov

 

UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER

(608) 246-4380

unitedwaydanecounty.org/volunteer-center