by Lizabeth Doty

Wilton Senior Center

Have a new Apple iPad? Bring it along and learn to review popular settings, send and delete emails, learn appropriate swiping techniques to copy and paste, browse the Web using Safari, and share and save photos. Review and discuss free movie and book apps plus other popular apps.

Don’t yet have an iPad? Come and see what’s going on anyway.

The senior center will host an iPad class taught by Dolores Tufariello, director of Wilton Continuing Education, on Friday, Oct. 4, 10 to noon. The class will be repeated on Friday, Nov. 1, at the same time. A general working knowledge of computers and email set-up are required. Fee: $25. Register at 203-834-7694.

Mental illness awareness

Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. Screenings are free and are available at locations throughout Fairfield County. Wilton will be offering free confidential screenings on Oct. 3 at the senior center.

Screenings will take place from 11 to 1. No appointment necessary.


with Sonia

Sonia Katz will teach the simple steps of self-hypnosis Thursday, Oct. 3 and 17, and again Nov. 7 and 21 at 2, at the senior center.

Ms. Katz studied hypnosis with Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters. She will teach how to achieve relaxation through breathing techniques, guided meditation and position, and how to plant the proper suggestions in the unconscious mind in order to achieve goals.

There is a $5 drop-in fee; advance registration recommended.

Chess club starting

Already know how to play chess? Want to learn the game? Come and join Ed Steiner at the senior center. No matter what your level of play, or no level of play at all, come and learn the basics of this strategic game. If you’re interested in giving it a try, call Ed Steiner at 203-722-8443 or email him at

Beginner bridge

Classes for players with very little or no bridge experience will be offered beginning Friday, Sept. 27, 1:30 to 3:30, at the senior center. The cost is $75 for the eight-week series. Reservations required. Class size limited.

Word Graphics

This is a Word program for the person who wishes to become creative in its use. Learn how to insert pictures and clip art and then alter them by enlarging, cropping, and changing their shapes and position in the document. Step into the world of graphics that Word offers for adding special effects to the material. Come with an idea and the course will show you how to do it in Word 2007 or reference 2010, which has slightly more graphics. Catherine Myers will teach the class Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 9:30 to 11:30, in the Comstock Computer Learning Center. The fee is $30. Call 203-762-8445 to register.

Coming events

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

For the week of Sept. 27:

Friday, Sept. 27, 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi; 12, Bridge with Eleanor; 1:30, Beginner Bridge with Dan DeVleig beings today; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, Sept. 30, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie: My Fair Lady, Part 2; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10 to 11:30, Flu Clinic by Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Program; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, , 9:45, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, You Can Draw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening by visiting Nurse and Hospice; 11-1, Depression Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 2, Self-hypnosis with Sonia Katz.