Senior Center News: Aug. 18

Keep learning

The nonprofit Lifetime Learners Institute at the nearby Norwalk Community College invites people over age 50 to participate this fall in one or more courses from a variety of 40 daytime, non-credit classes. These classes, starting in mid-September, will help keep you active mentally, physically, and socially. Subjects include comedy, health, music, history, economics, art, politics, religions, travel, literature, science, culture, genealogy, philosophy, and current events. These classes meet only once a week for four to eight weeks, without stress or tests. Classes meet in the afternoon Monday through Thursday. On Friday there is a morning class followed at noon by refreshments and a one-hour special guest presentation. To request a free, detailed course catalog phone anytime: 203-857-3330 or visit

Learn to relax

To awaken the sleeping teacher inherent in all of us, learn the simple steps of self-hypnosis with Sonia Katz. Whatever your age or experience, Sonia will show you how to find a state of relaxation. The workshop will take place Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2 in the senior center lounge. Participants sit in chairs (straight-back or sofa-style) for the gathering. Preregistration is required:  203-834-6240. Free.  

Lunch and bingo

Most Thursdays, the senior center hosts a noon lunch prepared by Chef Karen White. After lunch, 10 games of bingo are held in the game room.  Lunch is $3. Come for either or both!

Jewelry workshop

Viola Galetta will help participants make beaded jewelry of their own design on Friday, Aug. 19, from 10 to noon. Bring your own materials or purchase from Viola’s supply. $5 drop-in fee.Studio Knitting

Studio knitting

It’s never too hot to knit or crochet. Bring any handiwork project and enjoy the camaraderie on Monday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 2:30.

Summer Corridors

Corridors is the bi-monthly newsletter for the senior center. It is mailed to Wilton residents who are registered voters age 60 and above. For the months of July and August, Corridors is available at the senior center and on the town website at Just click on the newsletter icon on the right panel of the homepage.

Coming events

For the week of August 19:

Friday, Aug. 19, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Bridge with Sharon Frost.

Monday, Aug. 22, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11-1, Walk-in Biometric Screenings at Ridgefield VNA; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge; 1, Studio Knitting.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:00 Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.