Senior Center News: Classic movies from Hollywood's golden age will be shown

Classic features

Come and cool off mid-day at the senior center during the summer! This summer, the senior center will feature a classic movie at noon on Mondays. This week’s movie is “The Mandarin Mystery.” This early mystery is based upon the Ellery Queen novel entitled “The Chinese Orange Mystery” and features Eddie Quillian as the famous sleuth. The theft of a $50,000 stamp and the subsequent murders of two people found in locked rooms bring Ellery Queen in on the case. Queen must use all of his detective skills in order to find the killer and prove the young stamp owner, whom he is interested in, is innocent.

Enhance Fitness

Mondays (9:15), Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00); $3 drop-in fee per class.

The Wilton Family Y brings the Enhance Fitness program to the senior center. The hour-long class includes 30 minutes of endurance-type activity and specific strengthening exercises for legs, trunk, arms and shoulders. The class is taught by Denise Suarez and Leslie Hinshaw, instructors at the Wilton Y.


Tuesdays, 11 to noon; Thursdays, 10 to 11; $3 drop-in fee per class.

Denise O’Hearn, owner of Vibrant Moves in Wilton, conducts a gentle yoga class that warms up all the joints of your body, stretches and strengthens your muscles.

Tai Chi

Wednesdays, 10 to 10:45; $3 drop-in fee per class.

Debbie Dong is owner and manager of Meridians Eastern Health Alternatives. The lessons are taught in easy-to-absorb, effective, short sets of motions (forms) appropriate for any age. Tai Chi has been shown to prevent falls and improve the daily functioning of seniors.

Line Dancing

Mondays, 10:30 to 11:20, $3 drop-in fee per class.

Beatriz Araujo teaches line dancing as a great form of exercise and social interaction. Beginners as well as experienced dancers are welcome. Summer’s a great time to learn a new exercise in the air-conditioned dance studio.

Knitters and crafters

Aug. 27, 1 to 2:30.

Basic instruction will be provided for projects; the company will be great, too. Not a knitter? Bring your own handiwork and enjoy the camaraderie.

Coming Events

All activities take place at the Senior Center unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Aug. 24:

Friday, Aug. 24, 12, Bridge; 1:30-3, Free Swim for Seniors at the Wilton Family Y.

Monday, Aug. 27, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie: The Mandarin Mystery.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10:30, Billiard/Pool; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 9:30, Corridors assembly at Ogden House; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, Mah Jongg.