Senior Center News: March 3

What is palliative care?

It’s the treatment and relief of mental and physical pain without curing the causes, especially in patients suffering from a terminal illness. Why should we embrace this option? What are the new rules for end-of-life care?

Christine Pfeffer, director of hospice at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, will discuss the options available when considering palliative care. Her presentation will take place in the senior center lounge at 11:15 on Friday, March 18. Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Sewing skills needed

VITAS Healthcare is looking for people to make Memory Bears with clothing and blankets from its hospice patients for their bereaved family members. All materials and patterns are provided at no cost to the volunteer who is sewing. Volunteers can sew from the comfort of their own home and bears can be picked up as they are completed.  A sample bear should be made in order to participate. Contact Christine Urpin, volunteer manager, at or at 203-437-3127

Play reading

Andrea Ragusa will lead a reading of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s classic comedy You Can’t Take It With You, on Monday, March 7, 12:30, at the senior center.

Free income tax help

AARP volunteers will be at the senior center on Monday, March 14, from 9:30 to noon, to assist low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages. Special attention is given to those 60 and older. No appointment is necessary.  

Weather policy

When in doubt, 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.

Coming events

For the week of March 4:

Friday, March 4, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Digital Photo Book; 10, Jewelry workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Senior Swim at the Y.

Monday, March 7, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajuro; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, March 8, 9, Stay at Home Men’s Breakfast at Orem’s Diner; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 10, Solarize Wilton Workshop at the Library; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn;12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 1, Studio Knitting; 1, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, March 9, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Free Downloads from the Wilton Library with Melissa Baker; 6, Movie:  “His Neighbor Phil” at Brookdale Wilton.

Thursday, March 10, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10:30, Stay at Home in Wilton Prospective Member Breakfast at WEPCO; 12, Bingo; 12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton YMCA; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 5:30, Social Services Commission Meeting.