Senior Center News: Jan. 3

August: Osage County is a movie now in theaters, but there will be a reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts on Monday, Jan. 6, at 12:30, at the senior center. The action revolves around a family who is forced to confront reality in the form of a drinking problem and serious illness leading to drug addiction.

Call 203-834-6240 to register. Copies of the play are available in the senior center café.

Fashion show

There will be lunch and a fashion show Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Ogden House, 100 River Road.  Lunch is served at noon, and the fashion show will follow in the Great Hall.

Ogden House Program Coordinator Betty Castillo will collaborate with Sharon Sobel, president of the Turnover Shop, on this event. The Turnover Shop in Wilton will provide fashions modeled by Ogden House and other Wilton residents. Everything modeled is for sale at bargain prices.  Additional items from the Turnover Shop will also be available for sale. Call and reserve your place for lunch ($3) at 203-834-6240.

Protect your money

The Greens at Cannondale and People’s United Bank present a series on preventing financial scams. The presentations take place at the Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road.

• Jan. 8, Preventing Financial Exploitation;

• Jan. 15, Identity Theft;

• Jan. 22, Avoiding Scams;

• Jan. 29, How to Plan for the Unexpected.

The series is free and open to the public. RSVP: 203-761-1191. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; presentation at 6 p.m.

Great decisions

Make a Great Decision for the new year!  The Wilton Woman’s Club invites you to participate in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program.

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. This program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data, and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. Visit for program details.

The next session takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 in the senior center lounge. Call  203-834-6240 for more information.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Jan 3:

Friday, Jan. 3, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galleta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Beginner Bridge; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton Y.

Monday, Jan. 6, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Chess.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 10, Duplicate Bridge; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 12, Chicago Bridge; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by the Fashion Show; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Jan 9, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 5:30, Social Services Commission meets.