Senior Center News - Oct. 31

Beginning tomorrow, Nov. 1:  Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement with Cathy Paine will be offered from 10 to 11. This is an innovative movement method designed to relieve pain, exercise your brain and teach you how you can move with greater comfort, ease, and fluidity. There is a $5 drop-in fee for each session. The lessons are gentle and deceptively simple, yet they will challenge you to question your assumptions and change your perception of your own abilities.

Avoid the flu

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will continue offering flu clinics:

• Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10-11:30, Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Road.

• Saturday, Nov. 9, 10-11:30, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

Flu clinics are open to the public. No appointment is necessary. Anyone 3 years of age or older may receive a seasonal flu vaccine; anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The vaccine cost is $40. Cash, check, Medicare Part B, Aetna, and Anthem will be accepted as payment.  You must bring your insurance card with you.

Pneumonia vaccines will also be available for seniors who have not had a pneumonia vaccine administered after reaching age 65. The cost for this vaccine will be $80, and is billable to Medicare Part B.

Flu Info Line: 203-834-6341 ext. 444,

Veterans Day celebration

Join Stay at Home in Wilton at the senior center Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. for an advance celebration of Veterans Day featuring Anne James from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She will discuss VA pensions and answer questions on VA benefits.

Lunch will be provided by the senior center. Reservations are required for lunch. Cost: $3

For reservations call Janet at 203-762-2600 or sign up on the sheet in the senior center café. Need a ride? Call Janet. A Stay at Home volunteer will be glad to bring you. To learn more about Stay at Home in Wilton visit

 Play reading

Harvey is a 1944 play by Mary Chase who received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for the work in 1945. We will read the play Monday, Nov. 4, at 12:30.

Elwood P. Dowd claims to have a friend called Harvey who is a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit. When he begins to introduce his imaginary friend to guests at a society party, his sister Veta decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to save the family from future embarrassment. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood. When the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood. A revival of this play opened in May 2012 at Studio 54 starring Jim Parsons as Elwood.

Coming events

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

For the week of Nov. 1:

Friday, Nov. 1, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Beginner Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, Nov. 4, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie:  “His Girl Friday”; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Chess with Ed Steiner.

Tuesday, Nov. 5,  9:45, Nourish, Relax, and Renew with Denise O’Hearn; 10 to 11:30, Flu Clinic sponsored by Visiting Nurse % Hospice; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30, RSVP at Ogden House; 9:45, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Comstock Writers; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 7, Medicare Part D Appointments today; 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 9:30, I Can Draw with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Stay at Home in Wilton Presentation; 11 to 12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse & Hospice; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 2, Self Hypnosis with Sonia Katz.