Senior Center News: May 21

How It All Began by Booker-Prize-winning author Penelope Lively begins surprisingly with the mugging of an elderly woman on a London street. What follows is a richly conceived story involving the parallel lives of different characters. The characters themselves are unaware of how their lives become connected simply through the randomness of life.
The book will be the subject of discussion Tuesday, May 26, 11 a.m. at the Wilton Senior Center. Lunch is served at noon. RSVP: 203-834-6240.

Weekly activities

Enhance Fitness

Thursday, 9 to 10, $3 drop-in fee. The Wilton Family Y brings Enhance Fitness to the senior center on Thursdays. This class includes 30 minutes of endurance-type activity. Leslie Hinshaw, Instructor.

Friday, 10 to 11, $5 drop-in fee. Explore this exciting and innovative movement method designed to relieve pain, exercise your brain and teach you to move with greater comfort, ease, and fluidity. Cathy Paine, Instructor.
Thursday Lunch

Most Thursdays, noon, $3. Join other seniors for lunch on Thursday. Seating is limited. Reservations required. Chef Karen White.
Tai Chi

Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30, $3 drop-in fee. Tai Chi contains a series of gentle and graceful movements performed with respiration coordination and deep concentration. Tai Chi has been shown to prevent falls and improve the functioning of daily activities. Joe Alampi, Instructor.
Thursday Bingo

Most Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., 25 cents per card. Don’t miss Bingo at the Comstock Community Center on Thursdays. Winners get “the pot” each game.

Tuesdays, 11 to noon; Thursdays, 10 to 11, $3 drop-in fee. Denise O’Hearn, owner of Vibrant Moves in Wilton, conducts this gentle yoga class that warms up your joints, stretches and strengthens your muscles and helps your balance and focus.
Line Dance Fusion

Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30, $3 drop-in fee. This program blends traditional dance steps with elements of modern line dancing.   This is a great form of exercise and social interaction. Beatriz Araujo, Instructor.
Open Bridge

Wednesdays, 10 to 12:30, $5 drop-in fee. Dan DeVlieg supervises. This is not a sanctioned game.

Celebrate Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day by marching in the parade with Stay at Home in Wilton. Learn about the community of Stay at Home while enjoying the holiday with your fellow Wiltonians. Meet at Wilton Center at 9:30 on May 25 to join the parade group.

Coming events

For the week of May 22:

Friday, May 22, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.

Monday, May 26, Senior Center Closed, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 27, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Barbara Jones; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home Meeting.

Wednesday, May 27, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, May 21, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.

In the course of the renovation project, individual rooms in the senior center and social services wing of the building may, from time to time, become unavailable for public use. All senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors.  We appreciate your understanding and patience.