Goodman Menu

Older Adults

 Credit: McIntire PhotographyThe Goodman Community Center serves older adults (60+) with a regular calendar of activities and resources for living well. See old friends and make new ones while you enjoy gentle exercise, delicious meals, favorite games and other programs. No reservations or registrations are required for meals and programs.

Scroll down to read about meals, Bingo, exercise, and other activities for older adults.

Do you have questions about our Older Adult programs? Looking to connect with services for people who are 60+? Want to share ideas for programs you'd like to lead or attend? Just looking for more information? Contact Gayle Laszewski at 204-8032 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Poor weather may cause cancellation of Goodman Community Center events, activities and programs. The Goodman Community Center closes when the Madison schools close due to weather conditions

Credit: Rob San JuanMonday through Friday Meals

The Goodman Community Center is now a Dane County Nutrition site which means we now serve affordable, tasty noon meals five times a week. Enjoy our delicious hot noon meals, prepared in our own kitchen. Door-to-door bus service within a designated service area is provided through Dane County. Stay after lunch and join one of our many activities.

Days: Monday-Friday •  Times: Salad at 11:45 a.m.; Entree at noon

Age requirements: 60+ for Dane County senior meal site.

Fee: Meals are by donation for anyone 60+

Registration required: Meal reservations are not required. Transportation requires advance notice.

Contact: Gayle Laszewski, Older Adult Program Director

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. •  Phone: 204-8032

Interested in Bus Service? 

Bus service, provided by NESCO, the North/Eastside Senior Coalition, is available in the following service area: The Capitol square east to Highway 51, south to Lake Monona and Olbrich Park, and north to the city limits, including Maple Bluff and parts of Blooming Grove.

 

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Bingo!

Come for lunch and stay for the fun, or just drop in to play. Join us in the Bolz Room at the Center. Where else can you have so much fun for a nickel or a penny?

Days: Mondays NICKEL Bingo, Wednesdays NICKEL Bingo
Bilingual Days: First and third Mondays are read in English and Spanish.

Times: Mondays 12:45-2:00 p.m., Wednesdays 12:45-2:30 p.m.

Age requirements: 60+

Fee: Nickel per card on Monday and Wednesday

Registration required: No

Contact: Gayle Laszewski, Older Adult Program Director

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 204-8032

Bingo Guidelines: The seniors and Center staff created guidelines to minimize misunderstandings and maximize the enjoyment of all. For instance, there is a four card maximum per player and players are asked to come prepared with their nickels or pennies depending on the type of Bingo played that day. 


Saturday Euchre party & Tournament

If cards are your game, join the Euchre party! Join us for dessert before the game.

Days: First Saturday of each month (and sometimes second)

Upcoming 2017 Dates: March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 20, June 10, July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 &16

Times: 12:30-3:00 p.m

Age requirements: 60+

Fee: $1 to feed the Kitty. Top 3 scorers win prizes.

Registration required: No

Contact: Gayle Laszewski, Older Adult Program Director

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 204-8032


Euchre Tournament on Tuesdays and Fridays

If cards are your game, join the Euchre party! Join us for dessert before the game.

Days: Every Tuesday and Friday

Times: 12:30-2:30 game time

Age requirements: 60+

Fee: $1 to feed the Kitty. Top 3 scorers win prizes.

Registration required: No

Contact: Gayle Laszewski, Older Adult Program Director

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 204-8032

 

SRS Gentle Exercise 0509 37WEBGentle Exercise

This gentle mind/body exercise and relaxation program is designed especially for people with arthritis, joint pain or any kind of stiffness that limits movement. These range- of-motion exercises are recommend-ed by doctors and therapists to help keep joints flexible and can be practiced both sitting and standing.

Hours and details: Gentle Exercise class meets on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in Merrill Lynch Room C and the Friday Tai Chi Fundamental Form class meets at a new time, from 1-2 p.m. -- usually in the same room. No registration needed. There is a $2 suggested donation. Led by Sarah Watts, certified ROM, Range of Motion, Dance instructor.

Contact: Sarah Watts

Phone: 608-244-9424 


Ping Pong

When: Thursdays 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
Join us for ping pong and lots of laughs. New players are always welcome.

Philosophy Discussions and DVD College Lectures

When: Tuesdays 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Join Madison College professor Dr. Joseph Lynch for philosophy discussions, and on alternate weeks, discuss short fiction with activist and retired journalist Dan Melton. Open to all adults. Discussions will follow. For more information, contact John Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Movies

When: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. and 12:25 p.m.
Watch feature movies as well as classics, before and following lunch
For more information on these movies, contact John Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Fun Fridays

When: Fridays from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us for games and music on Fridays.


Computer and Cell Phone Assistance with Zendesk

When: Fourth Fridays of the month from 1-2:30 p.m.
Let Zendesk staff help you with your computer or cell phone questions!