Senior Center News

Driver improvement

AAA’s free driver improvement program will be offered Friday, May 11, and Thursday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the senior center. The program is aimed at experienced drivers who wish to improve their driving skills and review defensive driving basics. By completing this class drivers 60 years of age and older may qualify for a discount on their auto insurance.  

This course is taught by Wilton police Lt. David Hartman, who served on the department’s traffic division for five years. He is a field training officer and the night-shift supervisor.

Register online by visiting or call AAA at 203-937-2595, ext. 4684 for more information.

Free downloads

On Wednesday, May 9, from 1 to 2:30, Melissa Baker demonstrates the free digital services that are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. During this session, she will show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Bring your device, your Wilton Library card, and your passwords. Registration is required. Call 203-762-3950 or visit .

Chair yoga

On Friday, May 11, from 11:15 to noon, Visiting Angels Senior Homecare sponsors a  free session of chair yoga. The class will focuses on proper breathing and muscle stretching. Adriana Caravakis is the instructor. Call the senior center at 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Weight management

The Ridgefield VNA is offering a six-week series on nutrition and lifestyle strategies for weight management for all ages. Select either Tuesday evenings, May 15 to June 19, 6:30 to 8, which is open to all, or Thursday afternoons, May 17 to June 21, 2 to 3:30, which is open only to women.

The series is presented by Meg Whitbeck, a registered dietitian and nutrition educator.  The fee is $129. Pre-registration and payment are required. Register at 203-438-5555 or

This series takes place at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA),  27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.

Greenhouse sale

The Wilton Garden Club's greenhouse will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 9, from 9:30 to 1:30. Members of the garden club will be on hand to sell annuals, herbs, hanging baskets, planted patio containers, tabletop creative baskets, gardens under glass and more.

This is a presale event before the garden club’s 78th annual Mother's Day plant sale on Friday, May 11, from noon to 6, and Saturday, May 12, from 10 to 2, rain or shine, at the Wilton Town Green.

The Wilton Garden Club Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale is the club’s major fund-raiser of the year. Profits realized at this sale enable the club to continue its efforts in Wilton beautification projects, civic activities like Senior Garden Therapy, maintaining Old Town Hall, scholarships, youth gardening, conservation and many other philanthropic contributions to the community.

Coming events

Friday, May 4 , 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, May 7, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, May 8, 9, Stay at Home Men’s Breakfast at Orem’s Diner; 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Erickkson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Garden Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting.

Wednesday, May 9, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 9:30 to 1:30, Wilton Garden Club Greenhouse Sale at Comstock Community Center; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10, Watercolor Workshop; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Library Downloads with Melissa Baker; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, May 10, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 2 and 5:30, Caregiver Support Group at Bridges by EPOCH; 12:45, Bingo; 6, Social Services Commission Meeting.