Senior Center News: 'Corridors' offers guide to events and activities

Corridors is the bimonthly newsletter for the senior center. It is mailed to Wilton residents who are registered voters age 60 and above. Corridors is available at the senior center and on the town website at Just click on the newsletter icon on the right panel of the homepage.

Summertime classics

This week’s movie is Lost in the Stratosphere. Two rival military pilots have as much of a rivalry in the air as they do on the ground, especially when it comes to women. The two men play practical jokes on each other to disrupt the romantic pursuits of each. Things take a more serious turn when they both have interest in the same girl and a practical joke backfires. The movie stars June Collyer, William Cagney and Edward J. Nugent.

Lunch at The Greens

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, from noon to 2, Wilton seniors will be guests of The Greens at Cannondale for lunch and activities in their café, which looks out onto a beautiful patio and putting green. The café is dedicated to The History of Wilton with wonderful historical photographs. After a tasty buffet lunch at noon, seniors may enjoy a game of bingo or putt a few golf balls. Reservations: call the Senior Center, 834-6240. Do not call The Greens.

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 of Meridians Eastern Health Alternatives presents lessons in easy-to-absorb, effective, short sets of motions 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

Monday, 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.

Sketching, painting

Friday, Aug. 17, 10:30 to noon; $10 per class. Viola Galetta will instruct beginners in the basics of drawing still life, landscape and even portrait. Students will experiment with acrylics and watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary.

Coming events

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

For the week of Aug. 17:

Friday, Aug. 17: 10:30, Painting and Sketching with Viola; 12, Bridge; 1:30-3, Free swim for seniors at the Wilton Family Y.

Monday, Aug. 20: 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie: Lost in the Stratosphere.

Tuesday, Aug. 21: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10:30, Billiard/Pool; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate bridge; 2, mah jongg.

Wednesday, Aug. 22: 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 12, Complimentary lunch and bingo at the Greens at Cannondale; 1:30, mah jongg.

Thursday, Aug. 23: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, mah jongg.