Senior Center News: June 16

Brookdale picnic

On Wednesday, June 22, from noon to 1:30, Brookdale Wilton will host its annual summer picnic for the seniors. A delicious buffet prepared by Brookdale’s resident chef, coupled with great entertainment, provides a fun way to start the summer.  Reservations: call the Senior Center at 203-834-6240. Do not call Brookdale Wilton.

A beautiful home

Decorating professional Kathy Engstrom will share basic design principles to help your home “live beautifully” by covering topics such as analyzing a room to make sure it functions well for your family, arranging furniture, lighting choices, accessorizing, and color selection.

This workshop takes place Friday, June 24, 10:30 to 12:30, in the Senior Center Technology Room 8. Fee: $10; Registration: 203-834-6240.


Having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?

Cathy Pierce, director of Social Services, and Lauren Hughes, coordinator of Senior Services, will lead a three-week educational seminar in understanding insomnia and learning how to develop techniques to help improve your sleep.

The initial meeting will be Tuesday, July 19, from 10 to 11 in the Senior Center Lounge. The group will meet at the same time on the next two Tuesdays, July 26 and Aug. 2, and will be limited to eight participants.

The first session will be focused on sleep education, separating the facts about sleep from popular myths and misconceptions which can be detrimental to a good night’s rest.

In week two, sleep medications and sleep scheduling techniques will be addressed. Participants will leave with homework in the form of a sleep chart to help track their personal sleep patterns.  

The third week’s session will cover stimulus control techniques or how to create the optimal internal and external environment for sleep as well as relaxation and sleep hygiene techniques so you can learn to fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer.

To enroll, call Administrative Assistant Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238.

Coming events

For the week of June 17:

Friday, June 17, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton YMCA.

Monday, June 20, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, June 21, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Walk in Wilton with Stay at Home in Wilton Members; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, June 22, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Brookdale Wilton Annual Picnic; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, June 23, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch, 12:45, Bingo.