Senior Center News: March 13

AARP provides income tax preparation assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers will be at the senior center on Monday, March 24, from 9 to 1 to assist in tax preparation. No appointment is necessary.


There will be a free lunch and presentation on how to connect with family, friends and others on Tuesday, March 18, at noon in the senior center lounge. It is sponsored by Right at Home, which provides care for people who do not need an institutional setting, but still need some assistance to live at home.

Space is limited. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Free downloads 

On Wednesday, March 19, at 1 in the senior center lounge, representatives from Wilton Library will explain step by step how to download e-books through its partnership with Library Connection and OverDrive.  Wilton residents with a valid Wilton Library card will be able to download e-books without charge to their computers and/or portable devices.

Listed here are some of the downloadables available. Bring your own portable device to the session and get started utilizing this free material.

• OverDrive (downloadable e-books):

• Zinio (downloadable magazines):

• Naxos (streaming music, jazz, classical):

• IndieFlix (streaming movies):

 Armchair Trips

Jerry and Barbara Holdridge, Wilton residents since 1965, will start the travelogue series, “Armchair Trips,” with commentary and photographic highlights of their travels in Ukraine in 2006, one year after that country’s Orange Revolution. Their journey took them along the scenic Dnieper River from Odessa to the capital city of Kiev. The Holdridges will also discuss the current state of political upheaval and tumultuous protests centering on the Ukrainian capital. Bring your lunch and enjoy the trip to the Ukraine on Monday, March 31 at noon in the senior center lounge.

Book discussion

Charles Safford will lead a discussion of Heart of Darkness and Other Tales by Joseph Conrad Tuesday, March 25, at 11 in the senior center.  Lunch ($3) is served at noon.  Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Computer classes

The following computer classes for PC users are offered at the Comstock Computer Learning Center in the senior center, 180 School Road. Call Andrea Ragusa at  203-762-8445 to register. Classes take place from 9:30 to 11:30.

A  Picasa photo workshop will be offered by Bill Brautigam on Tuesday, March 18. The fee is $20.

Google’s free Picasa software lets you organize, edit, and upload your photos in quick, easy steps.

Getting Around The Internet: Age 50+ is an introduction to use of the Internet beginning with an overview followed by the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. Taught by Ms. Ragusa; March 20. Fee: $20.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of March 14:

Friday, March 14, 9:30, Beginner Knitting with Linda Fein; 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 Y.

Monday, March 17, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie.

Tuesday, March 18,; 10, Oil and Acrylic Painting with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn;  12,  Duplicate Bridge; 12, Genealogy Presentation with Complimentary Lunch provided by Right at Home; Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, March 19, 9:30, Sewing Session at Ogden House; 10, Duplicate Bridge; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 1:00, Free Downloads presented by the Wilton Library here at the Senior Center; 1:00, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, March 20, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Portraiture Painting with Martha Talbert; 1, A Matter of Balance with Kelly Flynn and Maura Calamari of Fairfield University.