August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PLATO Weekly Update

August 10, 2021


Registration for fall courses will begin August 24 - more details coming soon!

For all in-person courses this fall, PLATO will follow the CDC and Dane County Health Department Covid-19 guidelines. Please note that these have recently been updated and that Madison Public Health is encouraging everyone ages 2 and older — regardless of vaccination status — to wear masks inside public spaces, schools, and when gathering indoors at private residences with members of other households.

Stay tuned - we will continue to update our guidelines as we hear from our Host Locations.



Walks of Dane County

· For your planning purposes, we have compiled a list of the remaining "Walks in Dane County" on PLATO's Local Tours page. These walks are scheduled through October, occurring twice monthly on various mornings. Simply scroll through the list to find dates and times and click on "Show Details" to find out when registration will open.

· Due to the dynamic nature of the pandemic, PLATO's Covid-19 walk requirements might be updated. Possible changes to requirements will be shared to all members via the Weekly Updates and to walk registrants via weekend walk email reminders.

Attending a virtual theater performance from your home can be a refreshing way to spend a hot summer day! Browse a variety of options on PLATO’s Virtual Theater Trips page – and check back as new items are frequently added.

PLATO's Lecture series will return this fall. In the meantime, members can access Past Recordings.



Each weekwe offer for your enjoyment, a featured piece from contributors to The Agora, PLATO's journal of arts and ideas. This week’s offering, a poem called Aging Acrobat by Norman Leer, is a reflection upon memories and gifts shared between loved ones.



Social Gatherings will resume this fall with in-person breakfasts. 

Suggested readings, films, activities, and podcasts.

Select from a range of topics and formats for your summer reading, viewing, or listening, curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee. 

Enjoy our new feature – DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributionsmade by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at:

DID YOU KNOW? for August 10-23, 2021

Annette Franqui, the new Board Chair of the influential AARP Board of Directors, is the first Hispanic to fill that role.

Annette Franqui joined the AARP Board in 2014. As Board Chair she also Chairs the AARP Board Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about Annette Franqui & past DID YOU KNOW? features.


PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

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