Adults

Brain Health & Aging

Where
Community Room

Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you are there? Join us to find out what happens to our brains as we get older and learn more about ways to keep our brains healthy.

Presented By: Ellen Taylor, ADRC of Dane County

This program is part of The Aging Brain: A Learning Series. An informational series hosted by DeForest Area Public Library and The DeForest-Windsor Dementia Friendly Communities. More programs include:

Seed Starting

Where
Community Room

Starting garden plants from seed can be a rewarding activity. Maybe you’ve it tried a time or two and for you it was a frustrating activity. In this talk you will hear from a certified Master Gardener Volunteer from Dane Co. Extension who will give you a solid foundation for growing your own garden plants from seeds.

Spring Forest Qigong

Where
Community Room

A waiver will need to be signed at the first session.

"There are many different forms of qigong being taught in the world, all based with ancient traditions and teachers, all with the goal of reducing stress and helping us live healthier lives.

Spring Forest Qigong was created by Master Chunyi Lin whose purpose is "A healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering." 

4th Tuesday Forum: Mrs. Mary S. Logan "Out of the Shadow"

Where
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

A devoted soldier’s wife, Mary Logan would be an eyewitness to one of the greatest conflagrations of American history, the Civil War.

Mrs. Logan was understandably proud of her husband’s accomplishments, but she emerged from his shadow to become a prominent power in Washington.

Meet Mrs. Mary S. Logan, wife of General and Senator John A. Logan, as she reminisces how she met and married the Illinois native. She would be the sometimes not-so-silent partner as he ascended the political ladder.

Selecting New Pieces, Caring For, and Repurposing Your Jewelry

Where
Community Room

Meet Art Fish, owner of Prairie Jewelers, a long-established jewelry store of over 100 years. How do you make smart choices when selecting a gift of jewelry for someone special? People have been asking that question probably as long as there have been jewelry stores. Art will explain this, and also include tips for ‘repurposing” jewelry you’ve inherited or no longer wear, as well as trends in color and designs. 

His talk also includes a discussion about Amethyst, the birthstone for this month, and the history, trends, and stories behind it.  

Bingo

Where
Community Room

Looking for something fun to do? Join us for a few rounds of Bingo!

Bingo boards will be provided. There will be multiple rounds including specials and one final coverall. There will be prizes each round!

This program is intended for adults.

4th Tuesday Forum: The Art of Tidying Up

Where
DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

Join Trista, a certified professional organizer in Marie Kondo's KonMari Method, for a lesson on how to turn your home from a place of clutter and stress to one of joy and ease.

We will discuss the basics of the KonMari Method, which include tidying by category rather than room, and choosing the items that stay in the home based on feelings of joy and intention rather than guilt or fear.

By the end of the process, the goal is to live in a home surrounded by items that only bring you happiness, and releasing items that have outlived their purpose with gratitude.