Senior Center News: March 5

Design transformation

Kathy Engstrom, owner of A Fresh Eye, LLC, specializes in home decorating, staging houses for resale, and move management. She will offer “Transform a Room — Redesign it!” on Friday, March 6, in the senior center lounge from 10:30 to 12:30. The goal of room transformations is to show you how to achieve your desired effect with minimal additional purchases. Use your existing furnishings and accessories to create warmth and harmony and flow. Fee: $5; seating is limited so you must register: 203-834-6240.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is 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? Come and find out.
Director of Hospice for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County Christine Pfeffer will discuss the options available when considering palliative care. Her presentation will take place in the senior center lounge at noon on Tuesday, March 10. A light lunch will be served.   Reservations: 203-834-6240.

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

The Greens at Cannondale is hosting a free St. Patrick’s Day lunch at noon on Thursday, March 12. The celebration will be complete with Irish music by Pat Spencer, director of music. Call the senior center for reservations: 203-834-6240.

Eliminate stress

Sonia Katz begins her next round of self-hypnosis classes on Thursday, March 12, at 2, in the senior center lounge. She will teach you how to plant the proper suggestions in the unconscious mind to achieve a deep state of relaxation and take control of your life.
Sessions continue on March 26, April 2, and 16. Participants sit in chairs (straight back or sofa style) for the gathering. Fee: $5 per class. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Spring Concert Series

The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road, extends a public invitation to these free events. For further information call 203-761-1191.

  • Sunday, March 8, 3:00 p.m. — Guitar, piano, harmonica and saxophone performer Eric Lipper with his musical surprises.

  • Sunday, March 15, 3:00 p.m. — Classical violinist Tom Aalfs with a diverse program of wonderful songs.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 3:00 p.m. — The world’s beloved Irish tunes with Bill O’Connor in the spirit of St. Pat.

Yoga for Digestive Health

Do you ever feel a little sluggish, mentally and/or physically? Would you like to learn ways to “let go?” Join Denise O’Hearn at her next workshop, Yoga for Digestive Health, where you’ll learn simple yoga poses and breathing techniques that will help you digest food, and perhaps life, with more ease. You’ll also discover ways to stimulate your digestive system using basic foods.
No yoga experience necessary. Tuesday, March 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Comstock Dance Studio Tuesday. Fee: $25 per session. Call 203-210-5780 or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Free income tax help

The AARP program provides income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers from AARP will be at the senior center on Monday, March 23, from 9 to noon to assist in tax preparation. No appointment is necessary.

Free downloads

Wilton Library presents “Free Music Downloads” on Wednesday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the senior center lounge.
BYOD — Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates free downloadable and streaming music. You will learn about the library’s streaming jazz and classical music (Naxos Music Library) and downloadable popular music (Hoopla Digital), all available 24/7. Registration at 203-762-3950 is strongly recommended.

Coming events

All activities take place at the Senior Center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.
For the week of March 6:
Friday, Mar. 6 , 9:30, Knitting; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10:30, Room Transformations with Kathy Engstrom;   12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.
Monday, Mar. 9 , 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10, Digital Photobook Workshop; 10:30, Line Dance fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, Mar. 10 , 9, Stay at Home in Wilton Men’s Breakfast at Orem’s Diner; 10, Acrylics with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, What is Palliative Care? with Christine Pfeffer; 1, Last session of Introduction to Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 2, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
Wednesday, Mar. 11 , 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Free Music Downloads with Melissa Baker of the Wilton Library.
Thursday, Mar. 12 , 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Studio Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12, Complimentary St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at the Greens at Cannondale; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 2, Self-Hypnosis with Sonia Katz; 5:30, Social Services Commission Meeting.