Senior Center News: Oct. 1

Alzheimer’s Walk team

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

Join the first Wilton Senior Center Team!
Lizabeth Doty, Team Leader
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2015
Sunday, Oct. 4
Calf Pasture Beach Park, Norwalk
Registration: 9 a.m.
Register at or call 888-272-3900. You can also register at the Senior Center. We will be happy to enter your registration into the computer for you. There is no entry fee, but you can donate to the Alzheimer’s Association if you choose to do so.

A Fresh Eye

Former professional organizer Kathy Engstrom, owner of A Fresh Eye, LLC, is back at the senior center with a three-session program on interior design and decluttering. Each session is $10; registration required. They will take place Fridays, from 10:30 to 12:30 in the senior center lounge.

  • Oct. 2: Stage Your Home to Sell;

  • Oct. 9: Interior Design;

  • Oct. 16: Conquer the Clutter.

Photo Book Workshop

This workshop begins Monday, Sept. 28, and continues Oct. 5, 19, and 26, 10 to 11. The fee is $45. Learn to make a digital photo book. The cost of the hardcover photo book, depending upon the type of book ordered, will be payable to the instructor.

Play reading

Come join the play reading group on Monday, Oct. 5, to kick off the new season with an introductory reception in the senior center lounge. Andrea Ragusa moderates the play reading and discussion group the first Monday of every month from 12:30 to 3. Participants are invited to take a role or just read along and join in the discussion afterward. Copies of each play are available in advance at the senior center.
On Oct. 5, two short plays are on tap: Hands Across the Sea by Noel Coward and Sorry, Wrong Number by Louise Fletcher.
Hands Across The Sea is a short comic play that is part of a 10-play cycle written to be performed across three nights. The main characters were based on good friends of Coward who were always having cocktail parties in a stylish flat in London.
Sorry, Wrong Number is about Leona Stevenson, the spoiled, bedridden daughter of a wealthy businessman and the wife of Henry Stevenson. One day, while listening to what seemed to be a crossed telephone connection, she hears two men planning a woman’s murder.

Medicare update

This year, open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, Nancy Lombard from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) will present What’s New with Medicare in the senior center lounge from 1:30 to 3. This is a general meeting; no appointment is necessary for this presentation.
On Thursday, Nov. 5, representatives from SWCAA will meet one-on-one with individuals in the Senior Center Technology Room regarding the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.   Appointments are available between 10 and 2 for any Medicare beneficiary who has Medicare Part A or Part B or both. November is the time to get the help you need to choose or change your prescription drug plan. In order to attend this session you must schedule an appointment through the Social Services office, 203-834-6238.

Coming events

For the week of Oct. 2:

  • Friday, Oct. 2, 10. Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10:30, Stage Your Home with Kathy Engstrom; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg.

  • Monday, Oct. 5, 10, Digital Photobook Workshop; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Encore Bridge.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 10, Insomnia Seminar with Cathy Pierce and Lauren Hughes; 11, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Garden Club and Luncheon; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerena Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 1, Mah Jongg;

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Bingo; 12:30, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.

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.