Senior Center News

Our new chef

Elizabeth Chambers, who prefers to be known by her nickname “E,” left Florida four years ago with husband Chris and settled in Wilton. She left behind a career as an art buyer and administrator for an award-winning architectural firm in Tampa as she embraced a new life in the Northeast.

Cooking and volunteering have always been her passion. “E” attended cooking classes in Tampa and in Cortona, Italy. In 2010 she successfully completed the master course at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Design in Chicago.

In 2014 she joined the Wilton Woman’s Club and soon accepted a position on the board as hospitality committee chairperson. Through the woman’s club, she began cooking at Ogden House for monthly senior luncheons.

After several months observing and assisting Chef Karen in the senior center at Comstock, “E” became the Thursday chef when Chef Karen retired after a nine-year tenure. “E” is state-certified as a food manager and food safety professional.  While cooking has become her career, “E” is also a licensed Realtor.

Improve your driving

Wilton Police Lt. David Hartman will conduct the next AAA Driver Improvement Program on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Comstock Community Center from 8:30 to 12:30. Experienced drivers will review defensive driving basics. Participants may be entitled to a discount on their car insurance. Register online at or call AAA at 203-937-2595, ext. 4684, for more information.

Coming events

Friday, Dec. 15 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 11 to 2, Free Senior Swim at the Y; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess.

Monday, Dec. 18, 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge; 2:15, Wilton Woman’s Club Book Discussion.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg;

Thursday, Dec. 21, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Santa Bingo by Synergy Homecare.