Senior Center News: March 31

Film screening

On Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., the senior center will feature a full-length movie entitled His Neighbor Phil, produced and presented by SYNERGY HomeCare, a national franchise of non-medical home care.  The movie is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided by SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening.

His Neighbor Phil tells the story of Harvey and his wife Mary, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Mary’s scattered memory and seeming obsession with their neighbor make Harvey question his marriage. Through a touching twist, Harvey discovers the secret to bringing his beloved Mary back into the present. The film stars well-known actors Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, Lost, Glee), and Oscar nominee Sally Kellerman (“M*A*S*H”).

Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Play reading

A reading of Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron will take place Monday, April 4, at 12:30. It is a series of monologues with a rotating cast of five women. The subject is the women’s relationships and what they wore to a particular event in their lives, their clothing acting as a sort of time capsule. Register at 203-834-6240. Copies of the plays are available in the Lounge.

Solarize Wilton Workshop

Solarize Wilton will hold a 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 a coordinated effort across the community to help homeowners access solar energy. 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 available through the installer.

More information about Solarize Wilton and how to get started may be found at or by emailing Kate Donnelly at Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Health fair

Ridgefield VNA’s 42nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair will take place Saturday, April 9m from 10 to 2, at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield.  Exhibitors will offer free health screenings, demonstrations, information, and advice to attendees. Integrative and alternative health and wellness providers will be present. Topics will range from acupuncture to vision screening and will include cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure screenings. Additionally, a non-profit organization that cleans and restores gently used equipment such as walkers, canes and shower benches will accept donations. No appointments are necessary.

Computer classes

Computer classes take place from 10 to noon in the Technology Room. Enroll by calling 203-834-6240.

Word for Personal or Work Use — Learn to set up a document and use basic margin, font size change, spacing, date, orientation, page number, indent, bullets, grammar, clipboard, and table commands. April 12 and 14; $25; Catherine Myers, instructor.

Word Graphics for Fun — Learn commands to enhance a document, sign, book cover, or poster, including how to insert pictures, clipart, and shapes.  The course will also teach you how to enhance, crop and change color saturation. April 19 and 21; $25; Catherine Myers, instructor.

Getting Around the Internet — This class provides an overview of the Internet followed by a presentation of the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. April 18; $15; Andrea Ragusa, instructor.

Coming events

For the week of April 1:

Friday, April 1, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 12:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVleig; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton YMCA.

Monday, April 4, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Encore Bridge; 1:30, Solarize Wilton Workshop.

Tuesday, April 5, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, April 6, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce.

Thursday, April 7, No Enhance Fitness Today; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.