Senior Center News

This past weekend, residents of Wilton and the surrounding area celebrated Senior Community Day. More than 40 exhibitors provided information about area opportunities for senior citizens. Thanks goes to the members of the Senior Community Day Planning Committee:

Barbara Newland, community education coordinator, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association; Elaine Abrams, RN, MPH, community health coordinator, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County; Lois Alcosser, public relations; Eloise Barron, director of community health and wellness, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association; Betty Johnson, senior consultant; Peg Koellmer, chair, Commission on Social Services, Realty Seven,Inc.; Officer Diane Maclean, Wilton Police Department; Christy Perone, director of community relations, Brookdale Place of Wilton; Christine Pfeffer, RN, MS, hospice director, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County; Catherine Pierce, director, Wilton Social Services; Officer Louis Reszoly, Wilton Police Department; Patrick Russo, Wilton Rotary and Realty Seven Inc.; Donna DeRocco, Wilton Meadows Health Care Center; and Judy Zucker, Commission on Social Services. Also, thanks the presenters who volunteered their time: the Rev. Karen Judd, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County; Eloise Barron, RVNA; Valerie Bell, Connecticut Pharmacy; Denise O’Hearn, Vibrant Moves; Julienne Camhi, HFS, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County; Kristen Cusato, Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut; and our entertainers: The Grandmas and Grandpas; Pat Spencer, The Greens at Cannondale; and Uncle Zac.

Book discussion

Barbara Jones from the Wilton Library has prepared a wonderful reading series for the coming year at the senior center. Each session begins at 11 on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Photo workshop

Bill Brautigam will present a Picasa Photo Workshop Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Comstock Computer Learning Center. Google’s free Picasa software lets you organize, edit, and upload your photos in quick, easy steps, and then share them. The fee is $20. Register at 203-762-8445.

Medicare Part D

This year, open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. On Thursday, Nov. 7, representatives from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging will be at the senior center meeting with individuals regarding the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

Schedule an appointment through Sharon Powers at 203-834-6238.

Nourish, Relax, Renew

Discover your path to peace. Would you like to:

• Be more joyful?

• Have more enerfy?

• Feel more balanced both mentally and physically?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, join Denise O’Hearn in her next workshop, Nourish, Relax & Renew to learn:

• Easy and effective ways to pamper yourself, without guilt;

• Simple tips and techniques to recharge your personal batteries;

• Gentle yoga poses that will relax and rejuvenate you.

Denise is passionate about helping overcommitted busy women find more energy and joy in their lives. She enjoys pampering women who are really good at taking care of everyone else and find there’s just no time left for self-nurturing. A certified Kripalu yoga teacher and reiki practitioner, she helps people find relief from chronic pain.

No yoga experience is necessary. Class size is limited. The six-week Tuesday series begins on Oct. 8, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Fee: $75 if paid by Oct. 1; $90 thereafter. Call 203-210-5780 or visit to register.

Coming events

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

For the week of Sept. 20:

Friday, Sept. 20, 10:30, Painting and Sketching with Viola Galetta; 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi; 12, Bridge with Eleanor; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, Sept. 23, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie: My Fair Lady; Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Judson Scruton; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 9:45, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, World Affairs; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, You Can Draw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.