Goodman Community Center | Eastside News

Eastside News is published six times a year by the Goodman Community Center. We publish super-local news and information about events, issues, resources and programs at Goodman and in our community on the east side of Madison.

More than 12,000 copies of this 24-page paper are mailed directly to households in Goodman's service area, as well as over 5,000 to subscribers throughout the city. Copies are also available at several area businesses and at the Goodman Center. The newspaper is written and produced primarily by GCC staff and volunteers. Our advertisers' support makes publishing this valued community resource possible.

January / February Cover Story

Goodman’s Older Adult program is again engaging the over 50 crowd on-site

Try a little kindness — The Goodman Center has built a welcoming, friendly space for the older adult community

On a sunny Monday afternoon at the Goodman Community Center, a group of about 20 older adults gathered (safely distanced) for lunch. This time last year, gathering like this wasn’t possible.

Before COVID-19, the Center was a Dane County meal site for seniors, serving a hot, nutritiously balanced lunch Monday through Friday. From March 2020 through August 2021, those meals had to shift to being delivered. The seniors returned to in-person at GCC in September. “I’m glad to be back,” said Art Paul Schlosser, a local artist and musician, and GCC Older Adult program regular. “I’m glad to have this really nice place to hang out at.”

Schlosser is not alone in his happiness at being back at Goodman. The joy in the room was palpable. While Schlosser and his friends ate, Gayle Laszewski made the rounds, checking in on the seniors who were at the Center for lunch. Laszewski has been the Older Adult manager at Goodman for the last nine years. For her, returning to in-person meals brought with it mixed emotions.

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