Senior Center News

Important conversation

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County presents The Conversation Project in the senior center lounge at 11 on Monday, Jan. 22. The agency’s hospice director, Christine Pfeffer, will moderate the session.

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care before they are in a crisis situation. The goals of the workshop are to demonstrate the importance of having the conversation, identify barriers to having the conversation, and develop a personal and professional plan of action. Reservations:  203-834-6240.

From the heart

Cardiologist Dr. Ralph Kirmser will present Advances in Cardiology: Reasons to Stay Upbeat at the senior center on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 3. He will address the most common heart disorders, non-operative treatments for specific valvular diseases and give an overview of coronary heart disease before concluding with a question-and-answer segment. This presentation is sponsored by Lang’s Pharmacy and Stay at Home in Wilton. RSVP: 203-762-2600.

Book discussion

On Jan. 23, Michael Hess, will moderate the discussion of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. This is the story of middle-class narrator Charles Ryder’s involvement with and observations of the aristocratic, Catholic, and somewhat dysfunctional Flytes family between the world wars. Brideshead Castle is the setting for a nostalgic story that is not so much a commentary on class relations but is more about the conflicts of religious faith and societal values in our daily lives. Although it takes place almost a century ago, there are many parallels with our changing social mores and personal etiquette in the 21st Century. The discussion takes place in the senior center game room at 11; lunch ($3) is served in the cafe at noon. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Prevent falls

Join professional physical therapists and FirstLight Home Care on Friday, Jan. 26, at 11:15, in the senior center lounge as they offer an interactive session to strengthen your balance and prevent falls. Workshop participants will experience free hands-on balance tests, exercises, and fall prevention techniques. This event is limited to the first 25 participants. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve your place. A free lunch will be available in the café following the presentation.

Coming events

Friday, Jan. 19, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 11 to 2, Free Senior Swim at the Y; 11:30, Introduction to Bridge Begins Today; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess.

Monday, Jan. 22, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11:00, The Conversation Project with Nurse Christine Pfeffer; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Michael Hess; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton presents Dr. Ralph Kirmser.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.