Senior Center News: July 14

Lunch and bingo at Wilton Meadows

On Tuesday, July 19, Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation and Healthcare will host a complimentary lunch and bingo for senior residents of Wilton. A buffet lunch is ready for noon followed by a variety of bingo games. Wilton Meadows generously provides gift cards for bingo prizes. If you would like to attend this luncheon, call the Wilton Senior Center at 203-834-6240.

Walk-in ciometric screenings

Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Association (RVNA) is holding weekly walk-in biometric health screenings every Monday, from 11 to 1, at its new office at 27 Governor Street in Ridgefield. Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose tests will be available and include a private consultation with an RVNA registered nurse. The fees are $25 for one test, $50 for two, and $65 for all three. If this time is not convenient, appointments may be made by calling 203-438-5555.

Drop-in opportunities

Line Dance Fusion:  Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $3 per class.  This program blends traditional dance steps with elements of modern line dancing. Waltz, Mambo Italiano, Charleston, Lambada, samba electric slide and tango are rolled into one to keep your feet moving and your heart pumping. This is a great form of exercise and social interaction for beginners as well as experienced dancers. Instructor: Beatriz Araujo.

BeMoved!: Tuesdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m., $5 per class. BeMoved is a new dance fitness experience for adults of all movement abilities. It is designed to deliver a safe, body-friendly movement experience that improves the quality of a person’s movement. Each class focuses on a different musical dance genre using continuous, engaging dance combinations to inspire anyone from first-time dancer to professional. Instructor: Phyllis Hirschfield. No BeMoved classes will be held in August.

Tai Chi: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $3 per class. Tai Chi contains a series of gentle and graceful movements performed with respiration coordination and deep concentration. Practicing Tai Chi leads to relaxation of the body and mind, improves flexibility and balance, and enhances energy and general well-being.  Tai Chi has been shown to prevent falls and improve the functioning of daily activities. Instructor: Joe Alampi.

Yoga: Tuesdays, 11 to noon; Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.; $3 per class. Denise O’Hearn, owner of Vibrant Moves in Wilton, conducts this gentle yoga class that warms up your joints, stretches and strengthens your muscles and helps your balance and focus. Classes include warm-ups, breathwork (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), relaxation and meditation.  Leave class feeling refreshed and alive.

Feldenkrais: Fridays, 10-11 a.m., $5 per class. Do you limit yourself without even knowing it? Do other people try to tell you how you feel? It’s time to take charge of your own comfort and discard the movement patterns that hold you back. You are the only person living in your body.  Why not make it a home you enjoy!  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. Instructor: Cathy Paine.

Coming events

For the week of July 15:

Friday, July 15, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Bridge with Sharon Frost.

Monday, July 18, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11-1, Walk-in Biometric Screenings at Ridgefield VNA; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, July 19, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 12, Lunch and Bingo at Wilton Meadows; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas.

Wednesday, July 20, 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, July 21, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn.