Senior Center News: May 12

Early-onset Alzheimer’s

On Friday, May 13, at 11:15 a.m. in the senior center lounge, Scott Russell of Ridgefield and Wilton will speak about his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s and his efforts to find a cure.  

Scott was once a high-powered executive working with global institutions, living abroad in Hong Kong, Egypt, and Italy. Today his life has completely changed as he fights for a cure for Alzheimer’s, the disease which began to take over his mind in his late 50s.

Reservations:  203-834-6240

Time for a ‘Fresh Eye’

Kathy Engstrom, owner of A Fresh Eye, LLC, is a certified decorating professional and color consultant. She specializes in home decorating, staging houses for resale, and move management. Engstrom will offer presentations in these three areas at the senior center. Enjoy a fun, interactive class. Each program is independent of the others. Take one session, two sessions, or all three! Sessions take place in the Senior Center Technology Room from 10:30 to 12:30. Fee: $10 per session. Registration:  203-834-6240.

Conquer the Clutter! — Friday, May 20. Kathy teach you how to attack your clutter, decide what is important and what can be discarded, and create systems to help things function more smoothly and maintain order going forward.

Stage Your Home to Sell! — Friday, June 3. Staging is the process of preparing your house so it appeals to buyers, helping them envision living in your home. Kathy will teach you some tricks of the trade and help you decide what to do to make sure your home shows well and sells quickly.

How to Create a Beautiful Home — Friday, June 24. Kathy will share basic design principles and cover topics such as analyzing a room to make sure it functions well for your family, arranging furniture, lighting choices, accessorizing, and color selection.

Walk in Wilton

Walk the Norwalk River Valley Trail on Tuesday, May 17, at 10. Just putting one foot in front of the other helps you stay healthy and live longer. It boosts your self-esteem and mood. Bring your walking shoes and bottle of water. Meet at the commuter lot on Route 7 at 10. Join Stay at Home in Wilton for a walk or lunch, or both! Lunch is 11:30 at the Little Pub in Wilton.

Coming events

For the week of May 13:

Friday, May 13, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 11:15, Scott Russell: Early-Onset Alzheimer’s — My Fight to Find a Cure; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton YMCA.

Monday, May 16, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 12, Ice Cream Social compliments of Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge; 2, Woman’s Club Book Group.

Tuesday, May 17, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirshfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11:15, Stroke Awareness presented by Melody Matheny-Orphen; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, May 18, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10 to 2, Comstock Community Center Open House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, May 19, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch at St. Matthew Church; 2:30, Brain Bowl at Brookdale Wilton.