Senior Center News: March 24

Center for Exceptional Care

This innovative healthcare facility, designed to promote health and wellness within our communities as well as to serve as the new headquarters of RVNA, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 1, at 11.  The building is at 27 Governor Street in downtown Ridgefield. Attendees will be invited to tour the building immediately after the ceremony. No RSVPs are necessary. For information, call Barbara Newland, director of community health and wellness, at 203-438-5555 or email

Play reading

Our next play reading will take place at the senior center on Monday, April 4, at 12:30. Love, Loss, and What I Wore, by Nora and Delia Ephron, is organized as a series of monologues and uses a rotating cast of five women. It is focused on the women’s relationships and what they wore to a particular event in their lives. The female wardrobe is at times intertwined with their relationships and life events as a time capsule. The production won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. The play has been produced on six continents and in eight countries. Register at 203-834-6240. Copies of the play are available in the lounge.

Solarize Wilton workshop

Solarize Wilton will hold an informational workshop on Monday, April 4, at 1:30, at the senior center. Residents who are interested in learning more about Solarize Wilton are urged to attend. In order to participate in the benefits offered through the program, residents must sign a contract by May 18, 2016.

Solarize Wilton is part of Solarize Connecticut, a residential solar program that is intended to make going solar easy and affordable. It is supported by the town, the Wilton Energy Commission and Wilton Go Green. Ross Solar Group will provide all solar installations in Wilton in exchange for special discount pricing. Solarize Wilton also offers residents access to special financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs.  Other financing resources are also available.

More information about Solarize Wilton and how to “get started” can be found by visiting or by contacting Kate Donnelly at Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Orchid show

On Friday, April 1, take a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens for the 14th Annual Orchid Show. The trip is being organized by Ogden House activities coordinator Betty Castillo. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in the 19th century “orchidelirium,” when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Learn about the Botanical Garden’s efforts to rescue orchids which have been seized at international borders. The trip is $18 for non-Ogden House residents. The bus leaves at 10 from Ogden House.  Call Betty Castillo at 203-762-8035 to reserve your place.

Coming events

For the week of March 25:

Friday, March 25, Good Friday, Senior Center Closed.

Monday, March 28, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Encore Bridge; 1, Studio Knitting.

Tuesday, March 29, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, March 30, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, March 31, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch at St. Matthew Church; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.