Senior Center News: Medicare information session is offered

Medicare 2013 information

Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., representatives from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will present information regarding updates in the Medicare program for 2013 in the senior center lounge. This information is a must for anyone who has Medicare or takes care of someone who has Medicare. Please call to reserve your place: 203-834-6238. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the presentation.

Comstock writers

Sept. 19, 10 to 11:30. Are you interested in reading and writing? Here’s a group for you.. Do you have family history or lore you would like to record for future generations? Are you passionate about politics, the arts, travel or gardening, any of which would provide plenty of material to write about? Leading the group is Magdalen Livesey, an editor and writer living in Wilton.

Beginner bridge

Fridays beginning Sept. 21, 1:30 to 3:30, $75 for the eight-week series. Reservations required. Class size limited. Bridge combines mental exercise of the reasoning faculties, the short- and long-term memory centers, the planning and collation skills, social interaction techniques, and other mental calisthenics useful in everyday life. This class is for the player with very little or no bridge experience.

Line dance fusion

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

Financial workshops

Conversations with Women: A Financial Seminar Series on Starting the Conversation About Estate and Financial Planning is a series of free, one-hour workshops for women by women. Workshops begin at 1, in the senior center lounge. Call 203-834-6240 to register.

Money Talks: So why doesn’t anyone talk about money? Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Join us for this fun and engaging game, “Money Habitudes.” In this interactive game you will uncover your personal relationship with money as well as your financial tendencies — discover how your strengths and weaknesses determine your financial choices. Learn ways to open up the “money talk” in your life with yourself and the ones you love. There are no right or wrong answers; everyone wins and everyone can play.

Future workshops:

Investing 101: Saving With Sense, Tuesday, Oct. 2.

What’s the State of Your Estate? A Woman’s Guide to Estate Planning; Tuesday Oct. 16.

The Connecticut Money School (CMS) provides complimentary financial education for adults and seniors. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to become financially stable and successful.

Book discussion

Barbara Jones from Wilton Library has prepared a wonderful reading series for the coming year at the senior center. Each session begins at 11, with lunch ($3) served at noon. Please call the library at 203-762-3950 in advance to reserve a copy of the book.

Tuesday, Sept. 25; discussion leader Judson Scruton. The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck. Ms. Gluck, U.S. Poet Laureate 2003-2004, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Wild Iris in 1993, which focuses on the human situation of being caught between the material and spiritual worlds. Ms. Gluck currently teaches at Yale.

Coming events

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

For the week of Sept. 7:

Friday, Sept. 7: 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi starts up again; 12, Bridge; 1:30-3, Free Swim for Seniors at the Wilton Family Y.

Monday, Sept. 10: 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Monday Movie: Adam’s Rib; 3, Dramatic Presentation “I’m Not Ready Yet” at the Greens.

Tuesday, Sept. 11: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Beginning Computer; 10:30, Billiard/Pool; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Sept. 12: 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 2, Cole Porter Extravaganza at the Greens.

Thursday, Sept. 13: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Diva Jevas; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, Mah Jongg.