One of a Kind

From it's origins as a social outlet for seniors with an active lifestyle in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to being a comprehensive provider of social services for people age 55 and over, the Colonial Club Senior Activity Center has evolved over the past 45 years to meet the needs of older adults throughout Northeast Dane County. Providing adult day care, case management resources, supportive home care, senior dining options, along with activities and trips. We also offer banquet facilities and catering for all age groups and special events.

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Flush Fund Campaign Begins

With an aging building and an aging fleet of vehicles, the Colonial Club has kicked off a short term fundraising effort. Funds raised will support a number of capital improvement projects, including the purchase of 2 new vehicles, the renovation of three sets of restroom facilities and insulation. The campaign will run through August 1, 2016.

Since the building was built prior to 1990, none of the existing restrooms are ADA compliant. "It's embarrassing to be the community's senior center and not be able to offer barrier free access to restrooms," said Bob Power, Executive Director. He went on to say that fundraising for bathrooms and bathroom fixtures doesn't conjure up the enthusiasm that a new building campaign does. "No one seems to be jumping at the chance to have a bathroom named after them," he said, tongue-firmly-in-cheek, "So we decided to embrace the obvious obstacle and name our effort "The Flush Fund", a deliberate attempt to see the humor in the situation."

In addition to remodeling restrooms, the Colonial Club has been fundraising for a new bus and new van, as well as new insulation. "Transportation is among the most requested services at the Colonial Club," said Melody Riedel, Director of Services & Operations. "For aging adults who have decided to hang up the keys, it's a critical link to keep them involved and active in the community." Riedel said the vehicles are used to transport adult day center participants to and from their homes to the Colonial Club, as well as congregate meal participants. The bus is also used on Monday nights to help transport neighborhood residents to the weekly Sunshine Supper. Power said donors who contribute $1,000 or more will have their name incorporated into a original art design on the new bus.

Total costs for all the projects are estimated to be over $210,000. So far, through a number of grants and individual donations the Colonial Club has raised over $174,000. There will be multiple opportunities for donating, including a Go Fund Me campaign and special events like the StrawberryFest on June 18.

Checks can be sent to the Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim Lane, Sun Prairie WI 53590. Or you can hit the donation icon in the upper right corner of this page and contribute with a credit card.

 

 

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StrawberryFest is Here! Saturday, June 18.

The StrawberryFest is back for its 29th year. With 1,000 quarts of fresh picked strawberries for sale, everyone can enjoy the homegrown sweetness of Wisconsin's beautiful berries. Festival-goers can stroll the grounds to find one-of-a-kind treasures at the indoor/outdoor craft fair, rummage sale, book sale and bake sale. StrawberryLand in Blankenheim Park will feature a bouncy house, the Wienermobile, and the Wisconsin Art Cart for kids of all ages.

In addition to the 8:00 am 5K/10K Run/Walk, we will have the kids only 50 yard and 100 yard dashes! Entertainment on the outdoor stage will include

the Sun Prairie Community Band, Dave from the Back 40 and Randy Kiel. We will have delicious wines at the wine tasting and the best breakfast, lunch and strawberry shortcakes in town.

And the best thing about StrawberryFest is that all the money raised helps the older adults in northeastern Dane County. You won't want to miss this year's festival!

You can help we still need items for the drop draw roomand monetary donations are always appreciated to help purchaseneeded food, paper goods and other items to make the day successful.

Contact Kim Peterson at 608-837-4611 or email her at

kpeterson@colonialclub.org.

 

 

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