You can make an impact on the life of a senior adult by assisting them to remain independent and living in their own home. Volunteers are matched with a senior and help with light housekeeping or other tasks once a week or bi-weekly. For more info and an online application, visit Madison Coalition of Older Adults at nescoinc.org/home-chore-program.html.
Now through February, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens Bolz Conservatory Exhibit is“Chocolate: The Bitter and the Sweet.” It highlights the cacao tree and explores the story of chocolate! There is an admission fee, but it’s free to the general public Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. This is at Olbrich, 3330 Atwood Avenue. For more info, visit olbrich.org.
Low cost spayings and neuterings for dogs and cats are available through the Dane County Humane Society and Maddie’s Fund. There are various times and prices and they include an FVRCP vaccine. Caretakers of feral or free-roaming cats can be helped as well. Call 838-0413 for details.