Senior Center News: Oct. 13

Senior Volunteer Program

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the Senior Volunteer Program will hold its annual boutique which benefits charitable organizations in the community. Handmade items are for sale along with baked goods. The boutique will be open from 11 to 1, at Ogden House, 100 River Road. The monthly luncheon is scheduled for noon. Christine Pfeffer will give an overview of The Conversation Project. Come shop and enjoy lunch.  

The Conversation Project

Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, this program is meant to encourage people to talk about their wishes for end-of-life care with their families before a health crisis occurs. The next session takes place Thursday, Oct. 27, at 11:10 in the senior center lounge. The final session will be Oct. 27.

Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Medicare update

This year open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

On Monday, Oct. 24, Nancy Lombard, CHOICES specialist 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 program will contain useful information for all Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those seniors new to Medicare. Advance registration is not required.

On Monday, Nov. 7, 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. It is strongly recommended that you review your plan annually as plan coverage and drug costs often change for the coming year. Appointments are required. Cal 203-834-6238 and speak with either Debbie or Lauren.

Coming events

For the week of Oct. 14:

Friday, Oct. 14, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Introduction to Bridge with Michael Hess; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, Oct., 17, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil Painting with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 10, Watercolor; 1, Mah Jongg; 11 to 1, Senior Volunteer Boutique at Ogden House; 12, Lunch at Ogden House; 12:45, Christine Pfeffer presents The Conversation Project overview; 1, Pet Portraits with Cindy Sinor.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11:10, The Conversation Project with Christine Pfeffer of Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt.