Senior Center News: March 16

Elder law dialogue

Attorney Christine Tenore, Wilton resident and partner at Eliovson and Tenore in Fairfield, will answer your questions regarding wills, trusts, and probate on Wednesday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. in the senior center lounge. This session is free and open to the public.

Christine practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, trusts and probate, conservatorships, long-term-care planning and Title XIX/Medicaid benefits. She is a member of the Elder Law and Estates/Probate Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Fairfield and Bridgeport Bar Associations. A member of the Wilton Commission on Social Services, she is also a member of the Connecticut Geriatric Society and the Greater Bridgeport Elderly Services Commission. Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a space.

Adapting to physical changes

Occupational therapist Helen Goldenberg will discuss how to cope with physical changes that occur as we age. Her talk will take place Monday, March 27, 2 p.m., in the senior center lounge. Reserve a spot by calling 203-834-6240.

Conquer the Clutter!

Professional organizer Kathy Engstrom will help you begin to get a handle on overcrowded closets, disorganized basements, and the chaos under your bed.

Join her on April 4 from 10 to noon to learn how to attack your clutter, decide what is important and what can be discarded, and create systems that will help things function more smoothly and maintain order going forward. There is a $10 fee. Registration: 203-834-6240.

Health fair

RVNA presents its annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 1, from 10 to 2, at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. There will be free health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, bone density, glaucoma and more. Information booths are staffed by experts who stand ready to answer your health-related questions and distribute helpful information. Everything is free and no appointments are necessary.

Computer classes

The following courses are offered in the technology room at the senior center, from 10 to noon. Call Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to enroll.

  • WORD 2010/2013, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4-5, $20. Learn the functions of changing margins, paper size and orientation, printing, saving, page numbering, spell checker, grammar checker, and thesaurus as part of setting up documents, letters, and invitations.

  • Word Basics for Beginners, Thursday, April 6, $10. Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required.

  • Internet Basics for Beginners, Monday, April 10, $10. Covers search engines, email, saving and printing. Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required.

  • WORD 2010/2013 Graphics, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11-12, $20. Have fun with software opportunities such as adding borders for paragraphing and full page, inserting pictures and clipart, changing fonts, using the color wheel, and working with full page and half sheets.

Coming events

Friday, March 17 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 11:30, Beyond Intro to Bridge with Michael Hess; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, March 20, 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11:30, Nature’s Sketchbook; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse & Hospice; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, March 21, 9, Osteoporosis and Yoga Workshop with Denise O’Hearn; 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericksson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11:30, Lunch and Bingo at Wilton Meadows; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, March 22, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Watercolors; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Attorney Christine Tenore’s discussion of Wills, Trusts, and Probate.

Thursday, March 23, 10, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Colored Pencils with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.

In case of inclement weather, call 203-834-6240 after 7 a.m. and listen to the recording for information regarding that day’s activities at the senior center. We do not follow the public school closings.