Senior Center News: June 23

A beautiful home

Would you like to transform your home into a space that lives beautifully? Decorating professional Kathy Engstrom specializes in home decorating, staging houses for resale, and move management. She will share basic design principles and cover 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? Did you know that six to seven hours of sleep, not eight hours, is considered optimal; that some of us are born with a “weaker sleep system” but that we can learn how to strengthen our sleep system; that our thoughts and behaviors are the most common cause of sleep disorders and that we can be taught techniques to change these?  

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

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

Week 1: Sleep facts and myths;

Week 2: Sleep medications and scheduling techniques;

Week 3: Creating the optimal environment for sleeping.

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

Coming events

For the week of June 24:

Friday, June 24, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton YMCA.

Monday, June 27, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Studio Knitting; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, June 28, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, June 29, 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, June 30, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch, 12:45, Bingo.