Senior Center News

Better balance

Join professional physical therapists and FirstLight Home Care on Jan. 26 at 11:15 in the senior center lounge as they offer an interactive session to strengthen your balance and prevent falls. Workshop participants will experience free hands-on balance tests, exercises, and fall-prevention techniques. Whether you have fallen in the past or not, this will help you continue to live safely in your own home. This event is limited to the first 25 participants. Call the senior center at 203-834-6240 to reserve your place.  A complimentary lunch will be available in the café following the presentation.

Tech Fridays

Wilton Continuing Education and the senior center present a Lunchtime Learning Series at the senior center on various technical topics. Full descriptions and fees are available in the Wilton Continuing Education catalogue at wiltoncontinuinged.org.

iPhone: Learn The Basics on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, noon to 1:30. Basic functions, preloaded apps like FaceTime, and accessibility features will be covered. Pack a light lunch and join us.  Register by calling 203-834-7694 or online at wiltoncontinuinged.org.

iPad: Movies, Games, Reading & More, Feb. 9, noon to 1:30. Your iPad can serve as your best reader, entertainment system, and organizer.  

A musical trilogy

Chris Merwin digs into America’s musical roots with three programs offered on Fridays at 11 in the senior center lounge:

  • Blues — Feb. 9. How the delta blues and country blues developed.
  • Country — March 16. This show will feature music by country legends Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Buck Owens.
  • Gospel, Bluegrass and Folk — April 13. All are part of the American musical roots canon. How they developed and influence one another will be explored.

Coming events

Friday, Jan. 19, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 11 to 2, Free Senior Swim at the Y; 11:15, Balance Strengthening and Fall Prevention Workshop; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess begins new session today.

Monday, Jan. 29, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge; 10, Watercolor Workshop; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Basic Drawing with Martha Talburt; 11 to 12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.

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