Senior Center News: April 7

Thoughtful movie

On Wednesday, April 13, at 2, the senior center will feature a full-length movie entitled His Neighbor Phil, produced and presented by Synergy HomeCare, a national franchise of non-medical home care. The movie is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening.

His Neighbor Phil tells the story of Harvey and his wife Mary, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Mary’s scattered memory and seeming obsession with their neighbor make Harvey question his marriage. Through a touching twist, Harvey discovers the secret to bringing his beloved Mary back into the present.

Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Health and wellness fair

RVNA (Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association) will hold its 42nd annual Community Health & Wellness Fair at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield on Saturday, April 9, from 10 to 2. Exhibitors will offer free health screenings, demonstrations, information, and advice to attendees.  Integrative and alternative health and wellness providers will be present.  Topics will range from acupuncture to vision screening and will include cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure screenings. Additionally, a nonprofit organization that cleans and restores gently used equipment such as walkers, canes and shower benches will accept donations. No appointments are necessary.

Computer classes

Classes are from 10 to noon in the technology room at the senior center.Enroll by calling 203-834-6240

An introductory class, Word for Personal or Work Use, takes place April 12 and 14. The cost is $25.

Word Graphics for Fun will cover how to insert pictures, clipart, and shapes into a document. The course will also teach you how to enhance, crop and change color saturation. April 19 and 21; $25.

Getting Around the Internet provides an overview of the Internet followed by a presentation of the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web.” April 18; $15.


Do you limit yourself without even knowing it? It’s time to take charge of your own comfort and discard the movement patterns that hold you back. Explore this exciting and innovative movement method designed to relieve pain, exercise your brain and teach you to move with greater comfort, ease, and fluidity. Fridays, 10 to 11, $5 per class.

Coming events

For the week of April 8:

Friday, April 8, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 12:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVleig; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton YMCA.

Monday, April 11, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, April 12, 9, Stay at Home in Wilton’s Men’s Breakfast at Orem’s; 10,Word for Personal or Work Use with Catherine Myers; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12;30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 1, Studio Knitting; 1, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, April 13, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Library Downloads with Melissa Baker; 2, Movie:  “His Neighbor Phil” sponsored by Synergy HomeCare.

Thursday, April 14, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Word for Personal or Work Use with Catherine Myers; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.