Senior Center News: April 13

Police lunch

On Wednesday, April 19, at noon, the Wilton Police will host their annual complimentary luncheon for Wilton’s senior citizens at Ogden House. During this event, the Wilton police officers serve the senior citizens lunch and Chief John Lynch will deliver his first “senior presentation” since being sworn in as chief on April 3.

Chief Lynch holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Post University and is half done with requirements for a master’s degree in public administration from Post.

He graduated in 2011 from the prestigious FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Executives in Virginia, and had been a captain since December 2009.

During his tenure, he was responsible for all operational functions, including patrol and investigative services. Additionally, he was responsible at times for training, records management, management of the facility and vehicles, and numerous administrative assignments.

Lynch was designated the department’s executive officer with the retirement of Chief Michael Lombardo and subsequent promotion of former Chief Robert Crosby in September 2015.

Osteoporosis and Yoga Workshop

Tuesday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with Denise O’Hearn.

Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis or its precursor osteopenia? Are you looking for natural ways to support your body and mind and avoid the side effects of drugs? Join Denise O’Hearn on Tuesday, April 18, from 9 to 10:30, at her new workshop Osteoporosis and Yoga and learn simple yoga postures that will help strengthen your bones, improve your balance, and prevent falls. No yoga experience necessary. Sessions take place at the senior center. Fee: $25. Call 203-210-5780 or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Book discussion

On Tuesday, April 25, Miwako Ogasawara will lead the discussion of Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Gaskell’s first novel tells of the plight of the lower classes in Victorian England. Set in Manchester in the mid-1800’s, the plot revolves around a young woman, her two potential love interests (one each from the lower- and upper-classes), her immediate family (especially her father), and her estranged aunt. It’s a story of class conflict, romance, murder, and redemption. Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place. Books are available at the Wilton Library.

Coming events

Friday, April 14 , Good Friday, Senior Center closed.

Monday, April 17, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, April 18, 9, Osteoporosis and Yoga Workshop with Denise O’Hearn; 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericksson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, April 19, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Watercolors; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Senior Center Lunch compliments of the Wilton Police at Ogden House with presentation by Chief John Lynch; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, April 20, 10, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Colored Pencils with Martha Talburt.