Senior Center News

Genealogy workshops

Kevin Cleary will offer genealogy workshops at the senior center on Feb. 12, March 12, and April 9, from 10 to noon. He will help people get started researching their family origins. Reservations required; five participants per session. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.  Fee: $10 per workshop; workshops are independent from each other.

Elder law dialogue

Attorney Christine Tenore will answer questions on a number of legal topics. The following sessions are free:

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1:30 — Updated powers of attorney, living wills, conservatorship, wills, trusts, probate.

Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 — Longevity, planning for long-term care, Medicaid.

Sessions will take place in the senior center lounge. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a space. No specific legal advice will be given.

Tech Fridays

A Lunchtime Learning Series at the senior center covers technical topics. Full descriptions and fees are in the Wilton Continuing Education catalogue at

  • iPad: Movies, Games, Reading & More — Feb. 9, noon to 1:30.
  • Password Management:  Taming the Password Beast — Feb. 23, noon to 1:30.

Singing the blues

Musician Chris Merwin presents a program on blues music Friday, Feb. 9, at 11:15, in the senior center lounge. This program delves into blues music, which gave birth to rock-n-roll. It focuses on delta blues, which originated in the Mississippi delta region and is one of the earliest forms of blues going back to the turn of the last century. Country blues is also featured in this show.

Coming events

Friday, Feb.  9, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 11, Chris Merwin presents “The Blues”; 11 to 2, Free Senior Swim at the Y; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess.

Monday, Feb. 12, 10, Genealogy Workshop with Kevin Cleary; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Erickkson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 1:30, Chinese Mah Jongg with Kay Chann.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 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. 15, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Basic Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12, St. Matthew Church Lunch.; 12:30, Colored Pencils with Martha Talburt.

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