Senior Center News Sept. 12

This weekend, residents of Wilton and the surrounding area will celebrate Senior Community Day. Join us at the Comstock Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 15, for the Senior Community Day festivities, a perfect venue for adults of all ages to become informed about area opportunities for senior citizens. This biannual event attracts an audience of more than 200 older adults from Wilton and the surrounding communities who are interested in maintaining and improving their quality of life. It has brought successful results to businesses, agencies, and groups serving the growing senior population of Fairfield County. The Comstock Community Center is conveniently located just off Route 7 and has ample parking. This event offers educational sessions, antiques appraisals, entertainment, and light refreshments. Enjoy the music, ask Peter Curran to appraise your antiques and memorabilia, stroll through the exhibit area, and relax with light refreshments in the café. Plan to come and take advantage of this great opportunity on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 3:30.

Along with visiting the informational tables, the following programs will be offered:

1-3 — Reiki with the Rev. Karen Judd, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Sign up for a private session with Ms. Judd and experience Reiki in a new way.

1:30-2 — Aging in Place with Eloise Barron, RVNA. Learn what you can do to make your home a place where you can age.

2-2:30 — “Top 10” Questions Asked of A Pharmacist with Valerie Bell, Hope Street Pharmacy.

2-2:30 — Yoga with Denise O’Hearn, Vibrant Moves. Learn how to nourish, relax, and renew yourself through yoga. This session will provide a glimpse of the six-week series being offered at the senior center.

2:30-3 — Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance with Julienne Camhi, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Get a glimpse of how important balance is in everyday life and what you can do to enhance your balance.

3-3:30 — Memory Health with Kristen Cusato, Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut. Come and learn steps that can help keep your brain healthy.

Jewelry workshop

A jewelry workshop will take place on Friday, Sept. 13. Come and join the fun with instructor Viola Galetta and learn how to create your own beaded jewelry. No prior experience is necessary. Select materials to match your own style. Make gifts for relatives and loved ones. Viola has a variety of materials from which to select. The fee is $5.

St. Matthew’s senior luncheons

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road, will resume its monthly luncheons on Thursday, Sept. 19, at noon when Doug Jones will present the operatic career of Dr. Betty Jones. The next luncheon will be on Thursday, Oct. 24, and will feature Rodney V. Ayers, director of music at St. Matthew’s Church. These luncheons are open to all seniors. To make your lunch reservation, please call Ellen Lewis at 203-762-7400. There is a donation of $3.

Creative card making

The next Creative Card Making class with Andrea Ragusa will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 9:30 to 11:30. Learn and use the techniques of stamping to create assorted cards for all occasions. Materials are  supplied by the instructor. Class size is limited to six and reservations are required: 203-834-6240. Beginners as well as experienced “stampers” are welcome. The fee is  $10 per class (includes materials).


Bridge has become very popular at the senior center with many opportunities for players of all stripes.

Beginner lessons for those with very little or no bridge experience will be offered on Fridays, beginning Sept. 27, from 1:30 to 3:30. The cost is $75 for the eight-week series. Class size is limited and reservations are required.

Dan DeVlieg supervises duplicate bridge games on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 12:30. Reservations are required and there is a $5 drop-in fee.

Groups of seniors also play in the afternoons from noon to 3. To join a game, call the organizer listed below.

Duplicate bridge: First Wednesday of the month, Lois Bruce, 203-762-5818.

Duplicate bridge: Third Tuesday of the month, Maureen Turnier, 203-762-9386.

Contract bridge: Fridays, Eleanor Mihailidis, 203-762-8720.

Chicago bridge: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Dorothy Wright, 203-762-8567.

Mah jongg

There are several mah jongg groups that meet regularly at the senior center. If you would like to play, call:

Nerina Klobas at 203-210-5624 to play on Mondays at 1:30;

Kay Chann at 203-762-9026 to play on the second Tuesday of the month at 2, and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12:30;

Gale Roeder at 203-762-3784 to play on Wednesdays at 1:30.

Coming events

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

For the week of Sept. 13:

Friday, Sept. 13, 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi; 12, Bridge with Eleanor; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, Sept. 16, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie:  Air Force One; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 2, Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 9:30, Card Making with Andrea Ragusa; 9:45, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch at St. Matthew’s.