Senior Center News: April 3

Say “Cheese!” Come taste the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Wilton! Wilton seniors will sample different gourmet grilled cheese recipes prepared by Chef Joanna Rendon of Toozy Patza and Bonnie Leavy-Mello of Laurel Ridge Health Care Center on Thursday, April 10, at noon at the senior center.

In addition, a light fare of soups will be offered during the tasting to indulge the palate. Chef Rendon said, “The most wonderful thing about grilled cheese sandwiches is that they can be so diverse, and the pairing of different cheeses and breads is the exciting part.”

She will prepare and present several tantalizing grilled cheese sandwich combinations for the tasters and will give a little background on each. If you consider yourself a “foodie” or you just simply want the enjoyment of something different, reserve your spot at the grilled cheese tasting compliments of Laurel Ridge Health Care Center. Call the senior center 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Computer classes 

Catherine Myers will teach Organize Your Memoir Research and Prepare it for Publication April 7 and 8, 9:30 to 11:30 at the Comstock Computer Learning Center. This course will provide comprehensive information as to options for printing when preparing a memoir for print in book form. Learn practical points which will save you money when you take the manuscript to a professional printer or local UPS Store. This is not a research course; it is a workshop to help you organize before you get started. Fee: $30.

Basic Word will review windows operations, using the toolbar, creating and formatting documents, deleting, copying, pasting, underlining, highlighting, aligning, printing and saving documents, using different types and sizes of fonts. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; April 14 and 15.  Fee: $30.

To register for either class call Ms. Ragusa at 203-762-8445.

Staying Independent

“The doctor says I can’t live alone; the kids want me to sell the house and move in with them or go to a ‘home;’ all my friends are gone and the media doesn’t value my experience or knowledge.”

As you age it is not easy to retain independence. Whether the reason is physical or emotional you may not be as able as you once were. Learn to bolster your independence. Learn to know when you need assistance and whom to turn to.

A nurse and social worker from Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will provide information and tips on how you can prepare and learn to be more independent. From advance directives to deciding if you should continue to drive, we will provide the information that you need to make decisions that best suit you and your family.

Please join us on April 15 from 12:15 to 1:30 at the Wilton Senior Center.  Call 203-834-6240 to reserve your place.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of April 4:

Friday, April 4, 9:30, Beginner Knitting with Linda Fein; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton Y.

Monday, April 7, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa.

Tuesday, April 8, 10, Oil and Acrylic Painting with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, April 9, 9:30, Sewing Session at Ogden House; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 12, Chicago Bridge; 1:00, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, April 10, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch Compliments of Laurel Ridge Health Care; 12, Portraiture Painting with Martha Talbert; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 5:30, Social Services Commission Meeting.