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Would you like to learn to use the Madison Metro Bus System but don't want to go it alone?  A free Bus Buddy Tour is a fun way to see a local attraction with other seniors who are learning to use the bus.

Bus Buddy Tours, with funding from Dane County Human Services and AAA, is designed to teach seniors, age 60 and over, how to navigate the Madison Metro Bus System, while experiencing a fun social group outing.  In May, Bus Buddy Tours will kick off its 2019 season offering five fun-filled trips to local points of interest.  Please see the schedule below for dates and locations.  Each participant will receive a Bus Buddy T-shirt, a 10-ride bus pass, and Madison Metro Bus Ride Guide.

Wednesday, May 29: Monona Terrace Mindful Meditation at 12 noon
Enjoy scenic  Monona Terrace and experience a brief class in mindful meditation, followed by a snack at the Wednesday Farmer's Market.

Wednesday, June 26: The Bubbler at the Madison Public Library at 10:30
Enjoy participating in a hands-on project at the Bubbler Room, followed by lunch at Parthenon Gyro restaurant.

Wednesday, July 24: Senior Day at Madison Mallard's Baseball at 11:30
Come experience all the fun of a Madison Mallard Baseball game. Game starts at 12:05.

Thursday, August 20: Point Cinema at 10:30
Enjoy a blockbuster movie and some popcorn at Point Cinema.

Tuesday, September 24: Lanes Bakery and UW Space Place at 9:30
Learn about the stars, constellations and planets on a tour of UW Space Place. Enjoy coffee and pastry at Lane's Bakery.

Monday, October 21: Goodman Community Center
Join the Bus Buddy Tours as it wraps up the 2019 season with a trip to the Goodman Community Center for lunch.  Visit with Bus Buddy Coordinators, and learn how you can navigate the bus to places you want to go in the Madison area.  After lunch, join everyone for a fun game of BINGO. (Please note this trip is a change from the previous Bus Buddy Schedule.)

For more information or to reserve your spot on an upcoming trip, please call Jan Karst at 441-7891 or  or Diana Jost at 441-1393 or .

This program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C. 5310 Mobility Options for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (CFDA 20.521).




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