Senior Center News: Nov. 17

Book discussion

One of the finest examples of the novella form, Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is the selection for this month’s book discussion with Ray Rauth on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. This brief work, written in 1886 following Tolstoy’s crisis of faith and religious conversion, is an examination of the meaning of life and death. Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

The perfect gift

Although you love the holidays, you probably don’t need any more stuff! You have all the scarves, mittens, and personalized coffee mugs you can use.

A Stay at Home in Wilton gift certificate is a gift you can open 365 days of the year. You may find yourself suddenly needing a ride and not wanting to impose on family or friends. How about that leaky faucet or sagging curtain rod? No worries,  Stay at Home in Wilton is ready to assist. In addition there are many wonderful events you won’t want to miss. An annual membership is only $360 for a single and $480 for a couple. It’s a great gift to give or receive.

For holiday gift certificates, call Janet Johnson, executive coordinator, at 203-762-2600 by Monday, Dec. 19, for guaranteed delivery.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 3, Stay at Home in Wilton will show the movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, in the senior center lounge. This movie is the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Plan to come and enjoy this delightful movie!

Holiday luncheon

A holiday luncheon will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, from noon to 1:30 at the Comstock Community Center. The lunch is sponsored by the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $5. Reservations: 203-834-6234.

Computer class

Word 2010/2013 Graphics will cover software opportunities such as borders for paragraphing and full page, inserting pictures and clipart, changing fonts, using the color wheel, and working with full page and half sheets. Taught by Catherine Myers on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 13-14, from 10 to noon, in the Comstock Computer Learning Center. Fee: $20. Call Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to register.

Medicare Part D

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D ends on Dec. 7.

Seniors may meet with Ellen Abend, a Choices volunteer, to review their Medicare Part D plan. Appointments are being scheduled for Thursdays from 10 to 1. Call Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238 to schedule an appointment.

Coming events

For the week of Nov. 18:

Friday, Nov. 18, 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Introduction to Bridge with Michael Hess; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, Nov. 21, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 9:45, Fit and Fabulous with Sharon Rubenstein; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Ray Rauth; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 1, Studio Knitting; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 24, Senior Center Closed, Thanksgiving Day.