Senior Center News: Oct. 27

Computer classes

Word Basics for Beginners is for people who are new to word processing and want to learn the basics and get started. It introduces vocabulary, concepts and features. Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is required. Keyboarding practice handout is included. Taught by Andrea Ragusa on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10 to noon. Fee: $10.

Internet Basics for Beginners will get you searching the web and downloading information and pictures. It also covers email attachments, save, and print. Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is required.  Keyboarding practice handout is included. Taught by Andrea Ragusa on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 10 to noon.  Fee: $10.

Call 203-762-8445 to register

Flu clinic

Flu season is fast approaching and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is here with a flu clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 10 to 11:30 in the senior center lounge.

Flu clinics are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the vaccine is $45, payable by cash or check or it can be billed directly to Medicare Part B, Aetna, Anthem, Connecticare, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Multi Plan, Unicare, Wellcare or HealthyCT. High-dose vaccine is available for those over age 65. The cost is $60.

Please bring your insurance card and wear short sleeves or sleeves that can be easily rolled up.

Information: 203-762-8958, ext. 444 or 203-762-8958 to speak to a nurse.

Medicare Part D

Enrollment is open until Dec. 7. Seniors may meet with Ellen Abend, a Choices volunteer, to review their Medicare Part D plan. Appointments are available Thursdays from 10 to 1 through Dec. 7. Call Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238 to schedule an appointment.

On Monday, Nov. 7, representatives from Southwest Connecticut Agency on Aging 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. In order to attend this session you must schedule an appointment through the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. Speak with either Debbie or Lauren.

Play reading

Andrea Ragusa will lead a reading of Doubt, A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley, on Monday, Nov. 7, 12:30, in the Senior Center Café.

The play is set in a fictional church school in the Bronx in 1964. Sister Aloysius, the school principal, insists upon constant vigilance. She harbors a deep mistrust towards her students, staff, and society in general. When Sister Aloysius learns that Father Flynn has met with the school’s first African-American student, she suspects that some sexual misconduct has occurred. She confronts Father Flynn with her suspicions; he threatens to remove her from her position at the school. Sister Aloysius then attempts to blackmail the priest. This play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Call the senior center 203-834-6240 to register.

Coming events

For the week of Oct. 28:

Friday, Oct. 28, 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., 31, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil Painting with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Lunch and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 10, Watercolor; 10 to 11:30, Flu Clinic by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 1, Mah Jongg; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Word Basics with Andrea Ragusa; 11 to 12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.