Senior Center News

Papercutting with Martha Link Walsh

Papercutting artist Martha Link Walsh has practiced her art for more than 40 years and has studied papercutting traditions of China, Poland, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as those of individuals around the globe. As a result, her style of papercutting has a distinct personal style.  Her inspiration comes from her surroundings: the seasons, nature, music, history, symbols, and her connection to people. These influences produce complex, multi-dimensional layers of meaningful representation.

She will visit the senior center lounge on Monday, Oct. 23, at 11. To reserve a place, call 203-834-6240.

Book discussion

Barbara Jones will lead a discussion of Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11. Author Louisa Thomas presents an intimate biography of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams and the only foreign-born first lady until Melania Trump.

Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Books are on reserve at the Wilton Library.  Brochures describing the entire 2017-2018 season are available at the senior center and the library.

Genealogy with Kevin Cleary

October 27, 11:00 a.m., Senior Center Lounge

Have you ever wondered where your family migrated from or where your second cousins are today? With the help of the computer and a vast database of information you may be able to find these answers.  Genealogy searches can help you find not just family members but old friends as well.

Kevin Cleary will offer an overview of genealogy on Friday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. in the senior center lounge. It will be followed by a free lunch sponsored by Right at Home. Call the senior center for reservations at 203-834-6240.  Limited enrollment. Right at Home provides care for people who do not need an institutional setting, but still need some assistance to live at home.

Medicare information

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D ends Dec. 7.

Appointments to discuss the Medicare Part D prescription drug program area available on Monday, Nov. 6, between 10 and 2 for anyone who has Medicare Part A or Part B or both. Reviewing prescription plans yearly is strongly recommended as plan coverage and drug costs often change. To attend this session, you must schedule an appointment through the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. Speak with either Debbie or Lauren.

Coming events

Friday, Oct. 20 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 11:30, Introduction to Bridge with Mike Hess begins; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess.

Monday, Oct. 23, 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 11, The Art of Papercutting with Martha Link Walsh; 11:30, Colored Pencils; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Barbara Jones; 11:30, Cholesterol Challenge at Ridgefield VNA; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at home in Wilton meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 9:30, Watercolor Workshop; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 10, Beginning Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Colored Pencils Portrait; 12:45, Bingo; 1:30, Tools for Caregivers at Ridgefield VNA.