Senior Center News: Lunch and talk about new safety service is on the menu

Wednesday lunch

The weekly Wednesday Lunch at Ogden House will feature a presentation by Stuart Wallenstein. Mr. Wallenstein, owner of Always Best Care Senior Services in Greenwich will speak about a new free call program sponsored by his company. This program allows seniors living alone and their families to feel more secure about their safety.

Always Best Care has been in business nationally since 1996 and helps seniors with home care and free placements into independent and assisted-living facilities.

Lunch takes place at Ogden House, 100 River Road at noon. Lunch costs $3. All senior citizens in Wilton are invited to attend.

Book Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 23; Discussion leader: Maureen Canary. Book: And Furthermore by Judi Dench. Anyone who has seen the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel or watched As Time Goes By on television will enjoy this warmhearted memoir by Dame Judi Dench. One of the foremost stage, screen and television actresses of our time, she has been awarded many honors for performances on stage and screen. In this book she reminisces about her personal and professional life as an internationally renowned actress. Considering the idea of retirement she says, “You retire to do the things you really want to do. Well, I am doing things I want to do now.”

The discussion begins at 11. Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Call the Senior Center for reservations at 203-834-6240.

Medicare appointments

Representatives from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will be at the Comstock Community Center will meet with individuals regarding the Medicare Part D prescription drug program on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 10 to 2. The open enrollment period this year for Medicare Part D runs 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, 203-834-6238.

New bridge groups

Two new bridge groups are forming at the senior center.

If you would like to play, please call the contact person. Monday Bridge from 1 to 4 will be organized by Nerina Klobas (203-210-5624).

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

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).

Coming Events

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

For the week of Oct. 19:

Friday, Oct. 19: 9:30, Live Well; 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi; 1:30-3, Free Swim for Seniors at the Wilton Family Y.

Monday, Oct. 22, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Monday Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 1, Bridge with Nerina 203-210-5624.

Tuesday, Oct. 23: 9, Enhance Fitness; 10:30, Billiard/Pool; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Maureen Canary; 12, Lunch; 12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Village Market; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 3, Stay at Home Meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Comstock Writers; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by Stuart Wallerstein with Always Best Care; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Oct. 25: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Diva JEVAS; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 3, Octoberfest at Brookdale Place.