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THE JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE

GENERAL

Below are resources listed by category. 

Click on the category to access the listings.

Animal Services

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
 
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
 
CHADS DESIGN BUILD
3212 Commercial Ave., Madison 53714
(608) 221-1799
chadsdesignbuild.com

Founded in 1992 as Chad’s Carpentry, Chads Design Build is celebrating 30 years of creating sustainable renovations and construction in the Greater Madison area. We specialize in thoughtful, well-built spaces which blend seamlessly into the architecture of your home. Our team of expert craftsmen and NARI Universal Design Certified Professionals are committed to providing excellent Communication, Honesty, Accuracy, Details, and Satisfaction during your residential remodeling project. Our commitments spell our name; CHADS.

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) 327-7072 Madison West
(608) 327-7396 Madison Home Store
(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 pick up
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

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 & 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
(608) 333-8653
sue@movingmaude.com
movingmaude.com

Specializing in estate cleanouts, senior moving, and downsizing. Additionally, space planning and décor, preparing your home for sale. 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 clearing out of their residences. Free in-home consultation.

NAIL SERVICE
 
TRAVELING FOR TOOTSIES, LLC
(608) 576-8986
travelingfortootsies@gmail.com

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
 
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.

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 32 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.

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 89 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 network of older adult members living in the Greater Madison area. Membership includes access to transportation provided by volunteer drivers.

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTER
(608) 242-6489
danecountyhumanservices.org/transportation

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

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
 
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 recruits volunteers for Food Bridge, a program of NewBridge Madison, to be 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 and a driving record in good standing. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping people who are at risk of food insecurity. 

MADISON SENIOR CENTER – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
(608) 267-2344
cityofmadison.com/senior-center/volunteer

NEWBRIDGE  
(608) 512-0000
newbridgemadison.org

RIVER DELIVERS 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 recruits volunteers for River Delivers, a program of The River Food Pantry, to deliver healthy groceries and meals to Dane County seniors and people with disabilities who do not qualify for other delivery services and who lack transportation to the pantry for curbside distribution. We welcome drivers of any age with a valid driving license and a driving record in good standing. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping people who are at risk of food insecurity.

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

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