Senior Center News

Shorter than Moby Dick

On Tuesday, November 28, Ray Rauth will lead a discussion on Billy Budd, Herman Melville’s final novel. It is considered a classic on the level of Melville’s massive Moby Dick.

Published in London in 1924, years after Melville’s death, it is a story of swift and summary justice on the high seas during wartime. The discussion starts at 11, with lunch ($3) served at noon. Reservations:  203-834-6240

Medicare Part D

Appointments are available for seniors to discuss and review their prescription drug plan. Times are available on Thursdays during the current open enrollment period which ends on Dec. 7. Call Debbie Wolyniec at Wilton Social Services (203-834-6238) to schedule an appointment.

Lunch and Learn

Jay Kiley from Synergy HomeCare will offer all types of safety tips when he presents Silly Things Seniors Do on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at noon in the senior center café. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Synergy HomeCare. RSVP 203-834-6240.

Overcome clutter

Professional organizer Kathy Engstrom will help you transform the chaos of your home into domestic tranquility with her program Conquer the Clutter on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 10 to noon.

She will teach you how to attack your clutter, decide what is important and what can be discarded, and create systems to help things function smoothly and maintain order going forward.  The class takes place in the senior center technology room. Fee: $10.  Registration: 203-834-6240.

Care for the caregiver

Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County presents Care for the Caregiver on Monday, Dec. 4, at 11 in the senior center lounge. End-of-life caregivers face unique challenges. They must keep themselves balanced and healthy amid constant sadness while maintaining a happy, engaged, personal life. In her award-winning film, hospice pioneer Barbara Karnes, RN, offers insights that will help caregivers overcome these challenges and avoid burnout.

Join Christine Pfeffer, director of hospice for the nursing agency, for a viewing of this DVD presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Computer classes

Word Basics for Beginners will help people get started with word processing. It introduces vocabulary, concepts and features. Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required. Keyboarding practice handout is included.  Taught by Andrea Ragusa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10 to noon. Fee: $10.

Internet Basics for Beginners offers an overview, followed by the concepts and terminology needed to get you Googling and searching the web for specific information, as well as downloading material. Also learn how to email (Gmail) attachments, save, and print.  Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required.  Keyboarding practice handout is included. Taught by Andrea Ragusa on Thursday, Nov. 30. Fee: $10.

Registration required: 203-762-8445

Coming events

Friday, Nov. 24 , Senior Center closed.

Monday, Nov. 27, 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge; 2:15, Wilton Woman’s Club Book Discussion.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericsson; 10, Word Basics with Andrea Ragusa; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Ray Rauth; 12:30, Chinese Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 1, Studio Knitting.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Complimentary Lunch and Learn with Jay Kiley of Synergy Homecare; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 30, Medicare Part D consultation by appointment; 10, Beginning Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Conquer the Clutter with Kathy Engstrom; 10, Internet Basics with Andrea Ragusa; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Colored Pencils with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.