Senior Center News: April 16


Back pain relief


Denise O’Hearn’s workshop, Yoga for Back Health, will cover different types of muscular back pain, what may be causing back pain and what can be done to minimize or even eliminate that pain.
No yoga experience necessary. The workshop is being offered Tuesday, April 21, 9 to 10:30, at the Comstock Dance Studio. The fee is $25 per session. Call 203-210-5780 or email support@vibrantmoves.com to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Growing old


It’s not for sissies.
Synergy HomeCare will host a panel presentation, Growing Old is Not for Sissies: Some Alternatives and Ideas, on Wednesday, April 22, at noon at the senior center. The panelists will provide timely information for current and future consideration. The panel will include:

  • Jay Kiley, owner and regional director of Synergy HomeCare, representing non-medical homecare;

  • Melissa Hripak, admissions director at St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull, representing rehab and nursing homes;

  • Ann Fowler Cruz, Cohen and Wolf elder law attorney, presenting legal options in planning for future years;

  • Christy Perone, director of admissions at Brookdale Place Wilton, presenting assisted living considerations.


A light lunch will be provided by Synergy HomeCare, Cohen and Wolf, and St. Joseph’s Center. Reservations:   203-834-6240.

Stage your home to sell


Kathy Engstrom, owner of A Fresh Eye, LLC, will help you plan to decorate your home to increase its appeal to potential buyers. Friday, April 17, in the Senior Center Lounge from 10:30 to 12:30. Fee: $5. Registration: 203-834-6240; space limited.

Students for Seniors


Need help with your computer? Confused by your new iPad? Don’t know how to use your phone? Wilton High School Senior Neal Sarup and members of Students for Seniors can offer one-on-one assistance to help you navigate these devices. Get individual attention.   Call Neal at 203-762-7751 to set up a time to meet at the senior center.

Bridge opportunities


Open Bridge with Dan is a great way to refresh your bridge-playing skills, learn current conventions, and get used to playing all over again. For all levels of play. This is not a sanctioned game. Dan DeVlieg will supervise. Wednesdays, 10 to 12:30, $5 drop-in fee.

Bridge groups


If you would like to join other seniors in an afternoon of bridge from noon to 3, call the organizers listed below:

  • Duplicate Bridge: first Wednesday of the month, contact Lois Bruce at 203-762-5818.

  • Duplicate Bridge: third Tuesday of the month, contact Maureen Turnier at 203-762-9386.

  • Contract Bridge: Fridays, contact Eleanor Mihailidis at 203-762-8720.


Coming events


All events take place at the Wilton Senior Center unless otherwise noted.
For the week of April 17:

  • Friday, April 17, 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10:30, Staging Your House to Sell! With Kathy Engstrom; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.

  • Monday, April 20, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 9, Yoga for Back Health with Denise O’Hearn; 9:30, Memoir Research with Catherine Myers; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 9:30, Memoir Research with Catherine Myers; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, “Growing Old if Not for Sissies:  Some Alternatives and Ideas,” sponsored by Jay Kiley of Synergy Homecare; 1, Mah Jongg.

  • Thursday, April 23, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Studio Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.