Senior Center News: Jan. 21

Book discussion

Karen Tatarka leads a discussion of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Picture of Dorian Gray on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 11 in the senior center’s game room. Llunch ($3) is served in the lounge at noon. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Elder law discussion

Wilton attorney Christine Tenore begins a four-part series on common questions regarding later life on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 in the senior center. This month’s meeting will cover the new Connecticut Power of Attorney Act, living wills, and the new Connecticut health care directive called Medicare Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST).

Coming up is a discussion of wills, trusts and probate on Feb. 24, long-term care alternatives and Medicaid regulations on March 23, and a recap Q&A on April 27.  

Registration is recommended: 203-834-6240.

Hawaiian music

Chris Merwin comes by Friday, Jan. 22, at 11:15 to present a performance lecture on Hawaiian music in the senior center lounge. Fee: $5. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Studio knitting

Warm up on chilly winter days with a knitting or crocheting project Monday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 2:30. Novices can get some pointers and practice with supplied materials. Liz Doty is the instructor.

Jewelry workshop

January brings a bonus jewelry class with Viola Galetta on Friday, Jan. 29, from 10 to noon. No experience necessary; materials available for purchase. $5 drop-in fee.

Weather policy

When in doubt, call 203-834-6240 after 7 a.m. and listen to the recording for information regarding that day’s activities at the senior center. We do not follow the public school closings.

Coming events

For the week of Jan. 22:

Friday, Jan. 22, 10. Digital Photo Book with Linda Thomas and Sharon Gialo; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 11:15, Chris Merwin demonstrates Hawaiian Music; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Senior Swim at the Y.

Monday, Jan. 25, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Encore Bridge; 1, Studio Knitting with Lizabeth Doty.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Karen Tatarka; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 1, Introduction to Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Meeting.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Planning for Life and Beyond with Attorney Christine Tenore.

Thursday, Jan 28, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Bingo; 12, Encore Book Club; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.