Senior Center News: Brennan stops by for lunch and talk

Come to the Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at noon for a complimentary “Lunch and Learn” with First Selectman Bill Brennan.

Mr. Brennan is currently serving his fourth term as Wilton’s first selectman. He previously served on the Wilton Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, Board of Trustees of the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, and Advisory Board of the Wilton Bank.

As first selectman, Mr. Brennan has implemented new policies to ensure cost-effective management of the town. He encouraged the development of a revised plan of conservation and development, including a new Village District plan. Mr. Brennan’s leadership and vision have helped to improve Wilton Center, create a restructured town government, start construction of Wilton Commons, improve our roads and school facilities over the next five years, and expand and refurbish the Wilton Senior Center.

Mr. Brennan holds a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University and master of business administration from the University of New Haven with post-graduate study at Cambridge University, New York University, and Harvard. After active military service as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Brennan was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.

Mr. Brennan will fill us in on “what’s new in Wilton” and field questions from participants. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Medicare appointments

Representatives from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will be at the Comstock Community Center on Nov. 8 from 10 to 2, to meet with individuals regarding the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. The open enrollment period this year for Medicare Part D is through Dec. 7.

Appointments are available for any Medicare beneficiary who has Medicare Part A or Part B or both. You must book an appointment through Sharon Powers at 203-834-6238.

Wednesday lunch

The weekly Wednesday Lunch at Ogden House will feature musical entertainment by the Park Street Singers. Lunch takes place at Ogden House, 100 River Road, at noon. Lunch costs $3. All senior citizens in Wilton are invited to attend.

New bridge groups

Two new bridge groups are forming at the senior center.

Monday bridge from 1 to 4, will be organized by Nerina Klobas (203-210-5624).

Chicago bridge will take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month and will be organized by Dorothy Wright (203-762-8567).

Additional bridge groups playing at the senior center are:

•Duplicate bridge, first Wednesday of the month, organized by Lois Bruce (203-762-5818);

•Duplicate bridge, third Tuesday of the month, organized by Maureen Turnier (203-762-9386);

•Contract bridge, every Friday, organized by Eleanor Mihailidis, (203-762-8720);

•Drop-in duplicate bridge, every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday) of the month, supervised by Dan DeVlieg ($5) (203-834-6240);

•Beginner bridge lessons, Friday afternoon for eight weeks, taught by Dan DeVlieg ($75).

Move and stretch

Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County provides this light aerobic movement class Fridays, 10 to 11, $3 per class. The exercises promote heart health with light weights for strength and gentle stretching to tone your body. Julienne Camhi, instructor.

Line dancing

This program blends traditional dance steps with elements of modern line dancing on Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., $3. Waltz, mambo Italiano, Charleston, Lambada, samba electric slide and tango all rolled into one to keep your feet moving and your heart pumping. This is a great form of exercise and social interaction. Beginners as well as experienced dancers are welcome. Beatriz Araujo, instructor.

Coming Events

All activities take place at the senior center unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Oct. 26:

Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30, Live Well; 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi; 12, Bridge; 1:30, Beginner Bridge; 1:30-3, Free Swim for Seniors at the Wilton Family Y.

Monday, Oct. 29, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Monday Movie: Ronald Reagan, A Legacy Remembered; 1, Bridge with Nerina, 203-210-5624.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9, Enhance Fitness (last Tuesday class); 10:30, Billiard/Pool; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch and Learn with First Selectman William Brennan (complimentary lunch included); 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 12:30, Mah Jongg.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Comstock Writers; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by the music of the Park Street Singers; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Diva JEVAS; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, Mah Jongg.