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Frequently Asked Questions Re: COVID-19

Updated 3/24/20

Attic Angel Community has taken the highest levels of precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19. In fact, our measures have preceded by far the March 20 recommendations of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care. That’s because we share a deep concern for your loved ones!

In this changing landscape, our processes and protocols change rapidly. We will provide frequent updates to help family members and residents understand the changes and expectations during this crisis. If you have a question, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where can I find the most up-to-date information about Attic Angel’s preparations and response?

Your main source of “need to know” information from Attic Angel Community will be posted on the emergency notification box that pops up on the pages of our website. You can count on receiving the most pressing and encompassing updates there; the same information is also available on the Events/News page. As new questions and answers emerge, we will also update this FAQs page, so please check back often. You may also refer to our “Attic Angel Community” Facebook page for regular updates.

Am I allowed to visit my family member who lives at Attic Angel?

Not at this time. We implemented visiting restrictions in early March, and currently only facility employees and residents are permitted to enter, as well as others approved by special circumstance.

How can I communicate with my family member if I can’t visit in person?

Families and friends are encouraged to rely on old-fashioned phone calls, cards and letters while also considering today’s newer technology options. Anyone wishing to make a video call to a resident who may not have access to, or ease with, Skype or FaceTime should arrange a time with staff in the appropriate level of care to be sure the resident is equipped to receive the call.

Any family or friends who wish to make a video call, but who need a device and/or assistance to make the call to a resident, may request an in-person appointment with Attic Angel Association, 640 Junction Road. There, an office has been set aside for this service, and staff will assist you and arrange for the resident to be available. Appointments will be accepted seven days a week from 8am to 4:30pm by calling 608-662-8842.

Can I drop off items at Attic Angel for my loved one?

Yes, we welcome deliveries because they foster connection and help keep spirits up! Please bring them at the following times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 pm and Saturdays from 9 to 11 am.

Please note, however, that all items must arrive in a plastic bag with the resident's name, using large letters and written in Sharpee marker. Items must be placed on a table in the vestibule at the front entrance and will be disinfected before being delivered to your loved one.

Another option for families/friends is to arrange for one of our Angel volunteers to pick up necessary items and deliver them to the facility.

How are residents passing the time these days?

As you can guess, all group activities have been canceled, but we are doing our best to give additional one-on-one attention in a number of ways. For example, our Angel volunteers, who are not able to enter the building during this time, are still assisting by making social phone calls to residents. Our Activities and Social Service staff are visiting individuals and distributing games and crafts for residents. The Art Studio cart also visits each resident floor in the Health Center, Haven and Households. It is our hope that these new ways of reaching residents will spawn new interests and connections that improve quality of life.

Will family members be notified if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Attic Angel Community?

Yes. If any staff member or resident tests positive for COVID-19, all family members/responsible parties on record for all residents will be notified by Attic Angel.

What is the process for determining whether a resident will be tested for COVID-19?

We are following guidelines from the CDC, DHS (Wisconsin Department of Health Services) and the Department of Public Health. If a resident shows symptoms of respiratory illness (as defined by the entities above), our nursing staff will work collaboratively with the resident’s physician and Public Health to determine resident testing needs. Attic Angel can only make a referral for testing; the resident’s MD and Public Health will determine who will be tested.

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Contest Rules

Contest Rules for Attic Angel Association's WIN ICE CREAM FOR A YEAR drawing

1. Eligibility. A) Eligible Individuals: One entry per person and one winner per family. Multiple entries by the same person may be discarded and deemed cause for disqualification. In the case of two names from the same family drawn as prize winners, only the first name drawn will receive one of the two prizes. Any subsequent name from the same family will be disqualified. B) Ineligible individuals: Employees and board members of The Playing Field early learning center (beneficiary of the Attic Angel 130th anniversary fundraising project), salaried employees and board members of any Attic Angel Association corporation and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible to win the drawing. C) Eligible Entries: Entries will be accepted between March 1, 2019, and December 15, 2019. Entries received outside of the Entry Period and incomplete entries, duplicate or multiple entries are void. Attic Angel Association is not responsible for any delay in receipt of entries caused by the mail system or internet providers.

2. Winners. A random drawing will be held Monday, December 16, 2019. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The two winners will be notified immediately by phone and/or email. Winners will also be announced on social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Attic Angel Association may further request winners to be photographed for social media and news announcements as part of its 130th anniversary celebration.

3. Prizes. A) Here’s the Scoop: Each of two prizes includes 52 coupons good for a free scoop of Chocolate Shoppe ice cream every week of the year, with a total retail value of each prize at $200. Prizes are good at any of the seven (7) retail Chocolate Shoppe locations in the Madison area. Prizes are not valid at events, are not transferable, and are limited to 1 per customer per day. B) Pickup: Prizes must be picked up by Dec. 31, 2019, during NORMAL business hours, Monday-Friday at the Attic Angel Association headquarters at 640 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717. It is the responsibility of the winner to claim the prize within 15 days. C) Ya Get Whatcha Get: Winners may not request substitution or other consideration from the Free Ice Cream for a Year prize from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Attic Angel Association or Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream will not be responsible, or be held liable, for prizes awarded that go unused within the timeframe allowed on the coupon, or that become unusable due to circumstances beyond our control. Attic Angel Association, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and representatives shall not be liable for any claim, injury or damage that may result from the prize awarded.

4. No purchase or financial donation necessary to win. While automatic entry is granted to anyone making a financial gift to the playground fundraiser, no financial gift or pledge is required to qualify for the drawing. To enter manually, please fill out an entry form at the Attic Angel Association 130th birthday event from 1 to 4 pm on July 28, 2019, held at the intersection of Junction and Old Sauk roads in Madison, Wisconsin ( In lieu of attendance, you may send a 3x5 card with your name, address, phone number, email address and birth date to:

Attic Angel Association Ice Cream Drawing
640 Junction Road
Madison, WI 53717

Any mailed entry must be postmarked by December 10, 2019, and received by December 15, 2019, to be entered to win.

5. Privacy. All contest entries become the property of Attic Angel Association. Personal information provided on the paper entry forms will not be shared with a third party and will be used solely for purposes of determining winners of the drawing. The forms will be shredded after the drawing is complete and prizes have been awarded. For anyone who makes a gift to the fundraising project, and is automatically entered into the drawing, personal information will not be shared with a third party. Attic Angel Association may use the information for follow-up gift receipts and additional giving opportunities, for which the recipient may opt out.

These rules are subject to change without notice.

Map and Activities

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Attic Angel 130th Birthday Party

Additional Celebrations that Day:

Attic Angel Prairie Point, our neighborhood of independent ranch-style homes, will host a simultaneous celebration that’s open to the public. Bring a lawn chair for an afternoon of outdoor music, fun and relaxation from 1 to 4 pm. A shuttle van will transport visitors to and from Attic Angel’s main campus event.

Attic Angel’s Health Center and Haven invite family and friends of residents at 10:30 am to enjoy entertainment and snacks to celebrate Attic Angel Association’s impact on the health and well-being of Madison. See The Carillon (resident newsletter) for details.

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The Playing Field

The Playing Field Poster

Children affected by trauma such as homelessness and those with special needs such as autism spectrum disorders have different sensory needs for emotional support that helps them learn to manage behaviors. Our dream is to create a play space that allows children to be successful while ... being kids! Some of our plans:

  • A large open space for running (crowded spaces are often a behavior trigger for children)
  • High fencing and an appropriate climbing structure (children impacted by trauma or those on the autism spectrum often take bigger risks and climb higher)
  • Sensory panels that welcome independent play when children are agitated
  • A maze for children to walk through (this helps the brain to organize)
  • Small structures where children can feel safe
  • Specially designed pieces to work large muscle groups

By helping children at this critical point in their development, your gift will be helping the future of our community!

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Thank you!

130th Birthday Playground Fundraiser

Thank you for your gift to honor Attic Angel Association’s 130th birthday! Our goal is to engage the entire community in raising $50,000 for a playground that will serve homeless children and others enrolled at The Playing Field early learning center in Madison.

For 130 years, our Attic Angels have shown that many hearts and hands can make a big impact, and we thank you for becoming part of our Madison legacy!

P.S. Gifts of $25 or more will also get a receipt in the mail for your tax records. Please note that this email will be the only documentation provided for gifts of less than $25.

List of Activities
  • UW Band members and Bucky Badger
  • Free Birthday Custard
  • Magic Shows
  • Trishaw Bike Rides
  • Zoo and Pet Exhibits
  • Anji Play Park and Musical Playtime
  • Solar Panel Magic
  • Remote Control Boating
  • Kickboxing and Tai Chi Samplers
  • Scooter Test Drives
  • Cooking as a Playground
  • Technology Exploration (including Virtual Reality)
  • Photo Fun
  • Angel Tattoos and Fan Decorating
  • Giant Lawn Games, Sidewalk Chalk, Hula Hoops
  • Health & Safety Exploration (Fire, EMS, Mounted Police, K9 Unit)
  • And More!

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Additional Celebrations that Day:

Attic Angel Prairie Point, our neighborhood of independent ranch-style homes, will host a simultaneous celebration that’s open to the public. Bring a lawn chair for an afternoon of outdoor music, fun and relaxation from 1 to 4 pm. A shuttle van will transport visitors to and from Attic Angel’s main campus event.

Attic Angel’s Health Center and Haven invite family and friends of residents at 10:30 am to enjoy special entertainment to celebrate Attic Angel Association’s impact on the health and well-being of Madison. See The Carillon (resident newsletter) for details.