Senior Center News: July 9

Brookdale Place picnic

Brookdale Place of Wilton will host a free summer picnic on Thursday, July 23, at noon, complete with entertainment. Brookdale Place is a senior living community designed for those who need help with routine activities of daily living. The community offers personalized assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. Each year, Executive Director Wendy Kauffman invites seniors from Wilton to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and entertainment at their campus at 96 Danbury Road.   This is a great way to celebrate summer. This event is free and open to the public. Call the senior center for reservations:   203-834-6240.

Insomnia seminar

Join Cathy Pierce, director of Social Services, and Lauren Hughes, coordinator of Senior Services, for a four-week educational seminar on insomnia, including learning techniques to help improve your sleep.   The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14, from 10   to 11:30 a.m. in the Senior center lounge. The group will meet at the same time on the next three Tuesdays, July 21, July 28, and Aug. 4 and will be limited to eight participants. Call 203-834-6238 to enroll.

Weekly activities

Enhance Fitness : Thursday, 9 to 10, $3 drop-in fee. This class includes 30 minutes of endurance-type activity. Leslie Hinshaw, instructor.
Feldenkrais : Friday, 10 to 11, $5 drop-in fee. 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. Cathy Paine, instructor.
Thursday lunch : Most Thursdays at noon, $3. Join other seniors for lunch by Chef Karen White. Seating is limited. Reservations required.
Tai chi : Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30, $3 drop-in fee. Tai chi contains a series of gentle and graceful movements performed with respiration coordination and deep concentration. It has been shown to prevent falls and improve the functioning of daily activities. Joe Alampi, instructor.
Bingo : Most Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., 25 cents per card. Winners get “the pot” each game.
Yoga : Tuesdays, 11 to noon,   Thursdays, 10 to 11. There is a $3 drop-in fee. Denise O’Hearn, owner of Vibrant Moves in Wilton, conducts this gentle class that warms up your joints, stretches and strengthens your muscles and helps your balance and focus.
Line Dance Fusion : Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30, $3 drop-in fee. This program blends traditional dance steps with elements of modern line dancing. This is a great form of exercise and social interaction. Beatriz Araujo, instructor.
Open bridge : Wednesdays, 10 to 12:30, $5 drop-in fee. Dan DeVlieg supervises. This is not a sanctioned game.

Coming events

For the week of July 10:
Friday, July 10 , 10. Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge.
Monday, July 13 , 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, July 14 , 10, Insomnia Seminar with Cathy Pierce LCSW and Lauren Hughes LCSW; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
Wednesday, July 15 , 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, July 16 , 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.

In the course of the renovation project, individual rooms in the senior center and social services wing of the building may, from time to time, become unavailable for public use. All senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors. We appreciate your understanding and patience.