Senior Center News: April 6
Osteoporosis and yoga
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 at her new workshop, Osteoporosis and Yoga, on Tuesday, april 18, from 9 to 10:30. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to access free online learning services with your Wilton Library card. This is presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the senior center on Wednesday, April 12, at 1. Registration is a must. Call Melissa Baker at 203-762-3950 to register and speak to her about any preliminary device preparation needed before you attend the class.
Youth and family gardening
Youth Gardening, a new Wilton Garden Club committee, will start its third season in the centrally located garden in front of the Trackside Teen Center. In an effort to support countrywide efforts such as “Go Green,” “Eat Organic” and the Farm to Table Movement, the garden club has joined forces with other local groups to get more people, of all ages, actively involved in gardening. Green Teens is a weekly after-school program that will run from May to early June. Sixth through eighth graders will meet in the garden and assist in preparing the eight raised beds, planting donated seedlings and perennial flowers and weeding. Guest speakers will enhance each session with topics such as composting, soil amendment, tomato trellising, garden art, and healthy garden recipes.
The Youth and Family Gardening group will take over in the summer to ensure that the irrigation system is providing enough water for the plants and to pick, wash, and donate produce to the Wilton Food Pantry at Comstock. The group will also cut flowers and create a few arrangements for the Wilton Senior Center.
Both garden club programs are free and open to seniors who may miss their own gardens or simply enjoy being outdoors and seeing new faces. For more information email Pam Nobumoto at Pam.Nobumoto@gmail.com or 561-339-9438.
Friday, April 7 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 11:30, Beyond Intro to Bridge with Michael Hess; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.
Monday, April 10, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 10, Internet Basics with Andrea Ragusa; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.
Tuesday, April 11, 9, Stay at Home in Wilton Men’s Breakfast at Orem’s Diner; 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Microsoft Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericksson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
Wednesday, April 12, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Microsoft Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 10, Watercolors; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Free Library Downloads with Melissa Baker; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, April 13, 10, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Colored Pencils with Martha Talburt; 6, Social Service Commission.