Senior Center News: June 4

Jewelry workshop

A jewelry workshop will take place on Friday, June 5, from 10 to noon, at the senior center. There will only be one jewelry workshop in June. No prior experience in beading is necessary. Enjoy the fun of making your own beaded jewelry. Viola Galetta, instructor. Fee: $5.

Room transformation

Kathy Engstrom, owner of A Fresh Eye, LLC, will offer a room transformation session on Friday, June 12, from 10:30 to 12:30 at the senior center. Would you like to transform an ordinary room into a space that lives beautifully? Kathy will use your existing furnishings and accessories to create warmth and harmony and flow.   Bring pictures of the room you will be working on — from all angles — and a floor plan of the room (hand-drawn is fine). Kathy will share basic design theory and then as a class activity the group will work with a few members of the class to come up with design plans for their rooms. Fee: $5 per session. Registration: 203-834-6240.

Cholesterol screening

Monday, June 8, 8:45 to 11:30, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 761 Main Avenue, Norwalk. By appointment. Includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose. Results in 10 minutes. Allow a half-hour for your appointment. Fasting recommended for 12 hours prior. Cost is $30 cash or check. Appointment:   203-762-8958 ext. 312.

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.

Upcoming events

For the week of June 5:
• Friday, June 5 , 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.
• Monday, June 8 , 8:45 to 11:30, Cholesterol Screening at Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo.
• Tuesday, June 9 , 11, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 1, Studio Knitting with Lizabeth Doty; 2, Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
• Wednesday, June 10 , 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Library Downloads; 1, Mah Jongg.
• Thursday, June 11 , 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 12:45, Bingo; 5:30, Social Service Commission Meeting.

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.