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Join us for Senior Beat, which showcases different programs and events surrounding Madison as well as conversation about issues that affect the senior citizens today. Senior Beat is a show for, by and about seniors.
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“The City of Madison Website” “Senior Center Holiday Events”
This month on Senior Beat we are joined by the City of Madison’s Webmaster Sarah Edgerton. She tells us about about the city’s website; how it works and what it has to offer. In the second segment we are joined by Pat Guttenberg, the Programming Coordinator at the Madison Senior Center. Pat joins us to talk about upcoming events holiday events at the Senior Center including the Festival of the Wreaths and a holiday tea.
Sarah Edgerton, Webmaster, City of Madison
9/15/2011 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: 2020 Census and AARP Livable Communities
Make sure you are counted in the 2020 census! The US census is a big part of what the federal government uses to allocate resources around the country. Don't let Madison miss out on vital federal funding, and get yourself counted. Benjamin Zellers with the City of Madison Planning Division tells us how to participate in the 2020 census in our first segment. Stick around for our second segment with Darrin Wasniewski, Associate State Director for AARP, and learn all about AARP's Livable Communities initiative.
Madison City Channel
12/20/2019 2:45:55 PM
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Senior Beat: Affordable Housing for Seniors
On this episode of Senior Beat, we discuss affordable housing in Madison. We are joined by Cindy Julius and Gwendolyn Diemer of the Triangle Resident Organization, and Kim Kennedy of Community Development Authority.
Madison City Channel
2/28/2019 8:27:09 PM
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Senior Beat: Age Discrimination and CWAG and Senior Issues Advocacy
On this edition of Senior Beat we are joined by Ariel Ford from the City of Madison’s Department of Civil Rights to talk about age and other forms of discrimination and what the department does about it. In the second segment Nino Amato the Director of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) joins us to tell us about activities and issues they are involved in and why it should matter to seniors throughout Wisconsin.
Helen Aarli
3/16/2012 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Aging Issues and Resources
This month we discuss issues related to aging and different local and state programs that provide resources.
Madison City Channel
12/18/2015 7:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
In this first segment of this Senior Beat our hosts Helen Aarli and Pat Guttenberg are joined by Paul Rusk from the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin to talk about research and services available to the public and their family. In the second segment Mike McCabe, from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign tells us about recent efforts, fundraising and how to get involved.
Guest
3/15/2013 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Appraising and Organizing your ‘Stuff’
In the first segment on this episode of Senior Beat we talk about the Senior Center Appraisal Fair, with guests Rick Orton and Shirley Bauman. They introduce the Antiques Appraisal Fair to be held at the Madison Senior Center on March 20. Shirley gives an example of the type of appraisal one might expect by commenting on two or three items during the program. Lori Chapman of Segues joins us on our second segment when we talk about out possessions and the accumulation of 'stuff'. We identify the different types of ‘stuff’ and determine various strategies for handling it, and talk about some of the reasons older adults have difficulties managing their accumulated possessions.
Christine Beatty
1/14/2011 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Author Vivian Probst and Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging
This month on Senior Beat we are joined by author and housing advocate Vivian Probst and Bob Kellerman, Executive Director of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging.
Madison City Channel
5/19/2017 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Author/Columnist Shelly Schwarz
This month on Senior Beat we are joined by local author and columnist Shelley Schwarz to hear about her newspaper column, website and book series.
Guest
5/20/2011 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) and The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
In the first segment hosts Helen Aarli and Christine Beatty were joined by Nino Amato to talk about CWAG and Paul Rusk and Mary Reines to discuss the reorganization of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin For more information, click on the links icon located at the top left corner of the page.
Christine Beatty
3/26/2010 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Common Cause Wisconsin
This month's guest is Jay Heck with Common Cause Wisconsin, an organization promoting "issues concerning the promotion and maintenance of "clean," open, responsive and accountable government." He came to the studio to talk about redistricting, voter ID, and many other topics.
Madison City Channel
11/20/2017 10:32:45 PM
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Senior Beat: Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin
To start out the new season of Senior Beat, our hosts, Helen Aarli and Christine Beatty were joined by Congressswoman Tammy Baldwin. For more information, click on the links icon located at the top left corner of the page.
Christine Beatty
9/17/2010 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Dane County ADRC and Lov-Dane
This month on Senior Beat we talk with the new managers of the Dane County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center and learn abotu the LOV-Dane organization and how it helps people in the community.
Guest
11/16/2012 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Dane County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan and Photographer Charlene Sweeney
This month we are joined by new Chair of the Dane County Board Sharon Corrigan and photographer Charlene Sweeney
Madison City Channel
9/19/2014 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi
On this month's episode, Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi,discusses the Dane County budget, the jail remodel project, and local water quality.
Madison City Channel
12/19/2017 5:57:25 PM
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Senior Beat: Depression and Winter Doldrums and Snow Everywhere and What to Do?
On this episode of Senior Beat we talk about winter, how it can affect your mood and emotions and how to get help with home chores like snow removal.
Madison City Channel
11/20/2015 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Fall Prevention & Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers
On this episode of Senior Beat we talk about fall prevention with Ashley Hillman of Safe Communities and Joyce Pohl of Stepping On. In our second segment we talk about the Wisconsin Association of Senior Center with Bob Power and Jill McHone.
Madison City Channel
8/27/2018 1:48:10 PM
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Senior Beat: Family Care is Coming to Dane County
A conversation with Rosa Plasencia, Regional Quality Specialist Supervisor of Office for Resource Center Development and Anne Olson, Director of Office for Resource Center Development in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Madison City Channel
9/26/2017 5:38:20 PM
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Senior Beat: Festival of Wreaths and Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
This month on Senior Beat we were joined by Patricia Guttenberg, the Program Coordinator at the Madison Senior Center, to talk about the annual holiday Festival of Wreath; and by Lorretta Himmelsbach, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Jean Kalscheur, a Vision Rehabilitation Teacher, to talk about vision issues and how they affect seniors.
Christine Beatty
10/15/2010 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Full Speed Ahead After 50 and the 2010 Census
This month on Senior beat we looked at an upcoming event at Monona Terrace called Full Speed Ahead after 50 and at the importance of the US Census, and how it can affect Madison. For more information, click on the links icon located at the top left corner of the page.
Christine Beatty
1/15/2010 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Holiday Tea and Wreaths at the Madison Senior Center and Sleep Issues
One this episode we talk about upcoming holiday events at the Madison Senior Center and with Janet Bollig from home Health United about sleep issues and seniors.
Madison City Channel
10/16/2015 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Housing Issues and Common Cause of Wisconsin
On this Month's Senior Beat we learn about City of Madison housing initiatives and Common Cause of Wisconsin
Madison City Channel
2/20/2015 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Independent Living and Older Americans Month
This month on Senior Beat we discuss Independent Living Inc and its new housing project as well as upcoming events at the Madison Senior Center for Older American's Month.
Madison City Channel
4/15/2016 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Intergenerational Programs
A conversation with Laurie Bibo, Intergenerational Coordinator with the Madison Senior Center, and Shelby Connell, Intergenerational Coordinator with RSVP of Dane County, Inc. Janet Bollig with SSM Health at Home also speaks about the problem of social isolation among seniors.
Madison City Channel
4/30/2018 1:41:41 PM
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Senior Beat: LGBT Senior Housing and UW Institute on Aging
On this Senior Beat we are joined by Caroline Werner and John Steines to discuss LGBT Housing for Seniors and Louise Mares from the UW Institute on Aging.
Madison City Channel
11/15/2013 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Madison Metro and the LBGT Senior Alliance
This month on Senior Beat: we discuss transportation options that Madison Metro provides to seniors in the community and the history and events of the LGBT Senior Alliance
Madison City Channel
3/18/2016 3:03:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Madison Metro and Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans
This month on Senior Beat we are joined by two employees form Madison Metro, Mick Rusch and Jennifer Bacon to talk about the service that Metro provides to Madison and the surrounding area, what they offer for seniors and how to get more information. In the second segment we talk with Billy Feitlinger the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans about national issues that affects seniors locally.
Patricia Guttenberg, Program Coordinator at the Madison Senior Center
4/20/2012 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Malawi Orphan Project and MMoCA Gallery Night
One this episode we talk with Tom Popp, a volunteer for the Malawi Orphan Project and Kaitliln Knopp from the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art about the upcoming Gallery Night.
Madison City Channel
9/25/2015 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Mental Health Services and Suicide Prevention
Mental health issues and suicide are difficult but important issues to talk about. Join us on this month's Senior Beat to learn about local resources for suicide prevention and mental health services.
Madison City Channel
2/26/2020 7:59:21 PM
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Senior Beat: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
This episode of Senior Beat featured hosts Helen Aarli and Christine Beatty talking to Katherine Bonus, Manager, UW Mindfulness Program, and Laura Pinger, Teacher, UW Mindfulness Program. They talked about the University of Wisconsin Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program.
Helen Aarli
2/20/2009 10:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Mobility Resources from Forest to Roadway
This episode of Senior Beat is all about mobility. In our first segment, Monica Kamal Spaeni speaks to us about Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW). AAW provides off-road wheel chair use free of charge to people who struggle with mobility, so they can enjoy the benefits of exploring nature. In our second segment, Patrice Blanchard tells us all about AARP's safe driving programs for aging adults.
Madison City Channel
6/28/2019 2:19:49 PM
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Senior Beat: Preventing Senior Abuse
A conversation with Amelia Levett, Madison Police Department South District Neighborhood Resource Officer, and Shari Gray-Dorn, Dane County Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Supervisor.
Madison City Channel
5/31/2018 5:39:48 PM
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Senior Beat: Programs for Adults in the Madison Area and Public Health Nursing and Healthy Aging
In the first segment hosts Helen Aarli and Christine Beatty were joined by members of the Madison Senior Center Program Development Team to discuss a study of what programs are available for seniors in the Madison area. In the second segment, Ellen Skatrud a public nurse talked about public health and healthy aging. For more information, click on the links icon located at the top left corner of the page.
Christine Beatty
4/16/2010 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Racial Equity & Social Justice Initiative, Rainbow Project
On this episode of Senior Beat, we speak to Toriana Pettaway, Equity Coordinator for the City of Madison about the City's Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative. We also speak with Sheryl Kato and  Serena Breining of the Rainbow Project about grandparents raising grandchildren.
Madison City Channel
11/1/2017 5:00:00 AM
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Senior Beat: Researching your Genealogy
On this episode of Senior Beat, host Helen Aarli and Christine Beatty focused on genealogy. They were joined by two guests, PLATO discussion group leader Peg Arnold and Jim Hansen from the Wisconsin State Historical Society. For more information, click on the links icon located at the top left corner of the page.
Christine Beatty
5/21/2010 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Rotary Club in Ghana, and the NEW R.E.A.D.I Group
Dr. Mary Crave UW and Mary O’Brien from the Rotary Club of Madison.  In a segment called Change HERstory, about a trip by 9 Rotarians to Ghana and a project which provides feminine sanitary products to young women, keeping them in school.   In honor of April National Volunteer Week, a discussion on the R.E.A.D.I. group from Oscar Meyer, a longtime volunteer opportunity for Oscar Meyer retirees.  Once OM was no more, what happened to this valuable resource of volunteers?  United Way to the rescue, to reinvent and revitalize this effort.
Madison City Channel
3/22/2018 3:10:15 PM
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Senior Beat: RSVP and Cycling without Age
In this episode of Senior Beat, we speak with Mary Brown and Margie Zutter about Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dane County, an organization that links seniors with volunteering opportunities. Next we speak with Kate Shaw and the Cycling without Age program. Cycling without Age gives seniors an opportunity to explore the outdoors on a specially made passenger bicycle.
Madison City Channel
11/16/2018 6:12:18 PM
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Senior Beat: Senior Coalitions 40th Anniversary & Health and Resource Fair
One this episode we talk about the 40th anniversary of the local senior coalitions and the upcoming Health and Resource Fair at the Madison Senior Center.
Madison City Channel
7/17/2015 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Senior Dental Care and Elder Abuse in Dane County
This month on Senior Beat we are joined by Dr. Brian Fick from First Choice Dental and Shari Gray-Dorn of the Dane County Adult Protective Services Department.
Madison City Channel
1/20/2017 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: 'Senior Profile: Paul Kusuda' and 'Mobile Outreach to Seniors'
On this Senior Beat we are joined by Paul Kusuda, the recent recipient of the Dane County Community Volunteer Award for Lifetime, and clinical therapist Faith Lerner.
Guest
6/21/2013 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Stepping On, Avoid Falls and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
'Stepping On, Avoid Falls' and' Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse'
Guest
5/17/2013 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Theater Bus and Cenior Center Health and Resource Fair
This month we learn about the Theater Bus and the upcoming Health and Resource Fair at the Madison Senior Center.
Madison City Channel
8/15/2014 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Transortation Solutions with RSVP of Dane County
Do you need a ride somewhere? Do you want to take the bus but don't know how? RSVP of Dane County is here to help with volunteer drivers, the Bus Buddy program, Vets Helping Vets program, and other services provided by RSVP volunteers. If you are in need of a service, or would like to volunteer, visit RSVPdane.org
Madison City Channel
4/26/2019 3:45:27 PM
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Senior Beat: Voting Rights and Dane County Time Bank
This month on Senior Beat we discuss voting rights issues with representatives from the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and learn about the Dane County Time Bank.
Madison City Channel
1/17/2014 9:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: WI Budget Update
This month we are joined by new Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Lisa Subeck to talk about the State Budget and what it means for senior services.
Madison City Channel
6/19/2015 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: WI Council for the Blind and Dane County Human Services
This month we are joined by Jean Kalscheur from the Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Lynn Green, the Director of Dane County human Services.
Madison City Channel
6/17/2016 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and City of Madison Neighborhood Services
This month on Senir Beat we are joined by Mike McCabe the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Lorri Wendorf-Corrigan the Neighborhood Services Coordinator with the City of Madison’s Community Development Division.
Helen Aarli
5/18/2012 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Wisconsin Politics: Partisanship and Compromise Part 1
On this Senior Beat we talk to two WI State Senators, Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz to talk about their careers and the future of WI politics. (Part one of two part episode)
Madison City Channel
5/16/2014 8:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat: Wisconsin State Politics, Then and Now.
On this month’s episode of Senior Beat we will be talking about Wisconsin State politics with Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang and the first women that was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate back in 1974, Kate Morrison. They address some of the history of Wisconsin politics as well as more recent issues and controversies.
Guest
11/18/2011 6:00:00 PM
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Senior Beat:'Dane County Adiging Disability Resource Center' and 'Consumer Fraud'
On this Senior Beat we discuss the Dane County Disability and Aging Resource Center and Consumer Protection efforts in Wisconsin.
Christine Beatty
3/28/2014 8:00:00 PM
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