Senior Center News

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a flu clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9, 10-11:30, at Wilton Library. For additional information call the Flu Info Line at 203-834-6341 ext. 444 or visit

Woodblock prints

Most of us have seen a Japanese woodblock print. It is an artistic creation that is sometimes not relevant to the western art world. However, Japanese woodblock prints have had an important impact on western art, literature, and music. What the Japanese were doing around 1750 impacted the western art world more than 100 years later.

Larry George will give a talk on Japanese woodblock printing Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1 in the senior center lounge.

This session is an attempt to explain the impact of Japanese woodblock printing, of the nuances of artistic expression, and the glorious mostly impressionist rendering of the world the artists saw in the context of the world in which they lived.


Learn the simple steps of self-hypnosis with Sonia Katz. She  will teach how to achieve relaxation through breathing techniques, guided meditation, and how to plant the proper suggestions in the unconscious mind in order to achieve goals.

The seminar takes place on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., at the senior center. There is a $5 drop-in fee; advance registration recommended 203-834-6240.

Computer classes

The next round of computer courses will begin with Basic Word taught by Andrea Ragusa.  Classes take place at the Comstock Computer Learning Center, 180 School Road, from 9:30  to 11:30 a.m.  Call Ms. Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to register.

Basic Word is designed for seniors who are interested in learning the basics of this powerful word processing program. You will learn windows operations, using the toolbar, creating and formatting documents, deleting, copying, pasting, underlining, highlighting, aligning, printing and saving documents, using different types and sizes of fonts. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; Nov. 12 and 15. Fee: $30.

Picasa Photo Workshop will explain how to organize, edit, and upload your photos in quick, easy steps with this free software. Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Taught by Bill Brautigam; Nov. 21. Fee: $20.

Getting Around The Internet: Age 50+ is an introduction to use of the Internet and begins with an overview followed by the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. Use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required. Students learn to use Google and Yahoo to search for and download information and pictures. The course also covers attaching images and documents to email (Yahoo!), managing favorites, save, and print. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; Nov. 22. Fee: $20.

Memoir research

This course will provide comprehensive information as to options for printing when preparing a memoir for print in book form. It will outline how to set up copy in order to have continuity among the pages and how to develop graphics to enhance the book’s material.  Learn practical points which will save you money when you take the manuscript to a professional printer or local UPS Store. This is not a research course; it is a workshop to help you organize before you get started. Taught by Catherine Myers; Nov. 18 and 19; Fee:  $30.

Thanksgiving lunch

The Wilton Baptist Church at 254 Danbury Road will treat the town’s senior citizens to a bountiful Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 20. All are welcome! Beginning at 11:30 with hot cider, this will be the 37th year of this generous gift at no cost to Wilton seniors. The luncheon feast includes roasted turkey, stuffing, side dishes, dessert, and salad.

Reservations:  call the senior center at 203-834-6240 by Friday, Nov. 15. Do not call the Baptist Church. Dial-A-Ride will be available. To schedule a ride call 203-834-6235.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Nov. 8:

Friday, Nov. 8, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Beginner Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, Nov. 11, Senior Center Closed for Veteran’s Day.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9:30, Basic Word with Andrea Ragusa; 9:45, Nourish, Relax, and Renew with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 1, Japanese Woodblock Printing with Larry George; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 2, Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 7, Let’s Talk:  Adult Children and their Parents at visiting Nurse & Hospice.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Comstock Writers; 11-1, RSVP Craft Boutique at Ogden House; 12, Lunch at Ogden House following by the music of the Hoot Owls; 12, Chicago Bridge with Dorothy Wright; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, I Can Draw with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 5:30, Social Services Commission Meeting.