Senior Center News: Oct. 23

Have you ever wondered what the Social Services Department is all about?

Wilton Social Services Director Catherine Pierce, LCSW, will conduct an informational session on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. at Wilton Commons, 21 Station Road. She will outline the services available through this town department.

The mission of the Wilton Department of Social Services is to meet the social and psychological needs of Wilton residents of all ages. This is accomplished by providing information and referrals regarding local, state and federal social service programs, financial assistance, short-term counseling, and by sponsoring the Wilton Senior Center and community programs for all ages.

Lizabeth Doty, coordinator of senior activities, will present the offerings available at the senior center. Informational material will be distributed along with having a question and answer session following the presentation.

Photo book workshop

This workshop begins with the ABCs of electronic photo organization on Monday, Nov. 3, at 11 in the Comstock Computer Learning Center.

Subsequent classes will cover dropping photos into a photo book on Nov. 10, and continuing the work on Nov. 17 and 24. Linda Thomas and Sharon Gialo of LT Organizing will be on hand to help.

Fee: $85 (includes all four class sessions and your photo book). The workshop is limited to four participants. Registration required; call 203-834-6240.

Book discussion

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson with Veronica Chambers is the featured book at this month’s Senior Center Book Discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Senior Center.  Melissa Baker is the discussion leader.

Lunch ($3) is served at noon. Books are on reserve at Wilton Library.  Brochures describing the entire 2014-2015 season are available at the senior center and the library. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Oct. 24:

Friday, Oct. 24, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton Y.

Monday, Oct. 27, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters Studio Knitting; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10, Acrylics and Oils with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Melissa Baker; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Village Market; 1, Beginner Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan; 10, Watercolor with Wendy; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 1, Mah Jongg; 3, Social Services Informational Presentation at Wilton Commons.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12, Studio Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.