Senior Center News: April 30

Play reading takes place on the first Monday of the month at the Wilton Senior Center from 12:30 to 3. Plays may be picked up in the café one week prior to the date of the play reading. Come, read a part, or just sit and listen. All are welcome. Call Andrea at 203-762-8445.
On May 4, the play will be Murder in Green Meadows by Douglas Post.
Green Meadows is a new housing development and the play takes place in the home of developer Thomas Devereaux, who has just moved in with his wife, Joan. Thomas and Joan have barely gotten settled in when the neighbors, Jeff and Carolyn Symons, drop by to welcome them to the neighborhood.  These four ordinary suburbanites who are eager to be friends find themselves involved in a diabolical plot that includes murder. Thomas is a control freak, Joan is a bit of a nymphomaniac and Carolyn slips into a catatonic state at the drop of a hat. It appears that Jeff is the only one without a major flaw and that puts him in the most danger. As the plot develops the quartet of neighbors becomes a quartet of plotters.


Melody Matheny-Orpen, RN and Marcie Carlson, LCSW, of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will give a talk on memory and how it works on Monday, May 11, from 1 to 2, at the senior center.
All memory loss is not caused by Alzheimer’s. Memory loss may have a physical cause (medication side-effect, B12 deficiency, alcohol/drug reaction, repeated concussions or sustained hypoxia), an emotional cause (anxiety, depression, stress, overwork or lack of concentration) or a combination of physical and emotional causes. A complete medical exam which includes a thorough family history, review of all medications, blood work and tests (CAT scans or MRI) and consultation with a specialist will help a doctor make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment to resolve the problem, reduce symptoms, or delay the progression of disease.
At this talk, tips will be offered for improving your memory and coping with changes in your memory.   You may also sign up for a free memory screening three days later on Thursday, May 14, from 9 to noon, at the senior center.

Health care decisions

Director of Hospice for Visiting Nurses & Hospice of Fairfield County Christine Pfeffer will visit the senior center on Tuesday, May 12, at 12:10, to discuss how important it is to stay informed and to advise your health care providers and family members of your decisions concerning your care.
She will give an overview of the different categories of care: preventive, acute, palliative, and hospice.   Goals of treatment change as we age, and we need to keep current on these changes. Hand-outs will include information on advanced directives, living wills, and power of attorney for health care decisions.   A light lunch will be served. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Trips on your own

The Parks and Recreation Department will offer a trip into New York City Wednesday, May 20. A bus will leave from Comstock at 9 and drop people off at the Metropolitan Museum or in mid-town. It’s up to you to spend the day as you please, shopping, visiting museums, or just walking around and taking in the sights. The cost is Wilton resident, $25; non-resident, $35.

Camelot tickets

Wilton High School presents the musical Camelot at 4 on Saturday, May 16, and a limited number of free tickets are available to seniors. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve. Call Dial-a-ride at 203-834-6235 to schedule a ride. More information is available by calling the high school at 203-762-0381.

Annual Town Meeting

Wilton’s Annual Town Meeting will be held at Middlebrook School on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., with voting on the town budget immediately after the meeting. If you can’t make it to the Tuesday meeting, voting will continue all day on Saturday, May 9, at the Wilton High School Clune Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ballot will contain four questions:   one for the town budget and three proposed bonding items. Absentee ballots are available in person from the town clerk from Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8. Information: 203-563-0111.

General notice

In the course of the renovation project, individual rooms in the senior center and social services wing of the building may, from time to time, become unavailable for public use. All senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Coming events

For the week of May 1:
Friday, May 1 , 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.
Monday, May 4 , 9:30 to 11, Blood Pressure at the Wilton Health Department, 238 Danbury Road; 10, Digital Photobook; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, May 5 , 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 7:30, Town Meeting and voting at Middlebrook School.
Wednesday, May 6 , 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, May 7 , 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.