Submitted by Karen Gunderson, SVSSP Volunteer

SPRING VALLEY, WI – Here are the Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put (SVSSP) events for April:

Seniors Lunch: Every week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Sneakers. If you need a ride call 715-778-5800.

Arts & Crafts Circle: Monday, April 2 Finger Painting! 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Staying Put office, S312 McKay St., for time to socialize and work on fun craft projects.  Call for a reservation – 715-778-5800.

Marlene Doran Card-Making Club: Monday, April 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Staying Put office.  This activity of personally crafted cards made by clients/sent by volunteers, is in memory of Marlene Doran (daughter of Carolyn Sorenson) who was an avid card-maker… she passed away 8-12-18 of Alzheimer’s, and her card-making supplies have been donated to Staying Put.

Dance Club: Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Menomonie ($5/person cover charge). Live entertainment. Lots of fun! Call 715-778-5800 for updates and for a ride. Drivers needed. Call 715-778-5800.

Stong Bodies Fitness Sessions: New series to start April 30 and runs through July 2, every Tuesday & Friday at SV Village Hall/Community Room (time to be announced). It will be conducted by a group of trained instructors from Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put. This is a fitness series developed by a physician, designed for 55+, focusing on overall strengthening, balancing activities, uses various weights, is adaptive to varying abilities. Pre-registration is required (still room for more!!): call 715-778-5800. *This program is co-sponsored by Pierce County ADRC.

Caregivers Focus Groups: Tuesday, April 9, morning and afternoon session at Baldwin Western WI Health Center. Looking for caregivers to be interviewed. If interested in signing up, contact Maggie at Western WI Health (Maggie.cogbill@wwhealth.org ). If you participate you will receive $100. Session will run 1 ½ hours.

Books-to-Go Club: Volunteers will deliver a basket of books or movies to you for your reading/watching pleasure. For more information call SV Library 715-778-4590 or Staying Put office 715-778-5800.

Tech Workshop: To schedule a personal appointment (at the Staying Put office) for help on your electronic device, call 715-778-5800.

Memory Cafe: A social get-together for older adults. Held Tuesdays: April 9 and 23 , 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, S520 Church Ave., Spring Valley, WI 54767. Anyone with memory loss is invited to attend with a friend or companion. Have fun and share stories. Enjoy coffee or tea and treats. For information call 715-778-5800.