Senior News: Feb. 6

The Wilton High School Orchestra, under the direction of Marty Meade, will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 12:45 p.m. at the Ogden House, 100 River Road, following the luncheon at noon. Each year, the orchestra performs a wide variety of chamber and symphonic music from the 17th Century to present. The performance will include the Vivaldi Concerto for two violins.

Students playing the solo parts will be Alissa Chan and Alex Hirsch.

Fitness programs

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more active? The senior center offers many kinds of exercise and fitness programs.

Enhance Fitness: Mondays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m., $3 per class.

Line Dance Fusion: Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., $3 per class.

Tai Chi: Wednesdays, 11:30 to 12:30, $3 per class.

Yoga: Tuesdays, 11 to noon; Thursdays, 10 to 11; $3 per class.

Feldenkrais: Fridays, 10 to 11, $5 per class.

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays, 2 to 3 p.m., $3 per class. This class takes place at Ogden House. To register, call Betty at 203-762-8035.

Computer classes 

The following computer classes for PC users are offered at the Comstock Computer Learning Center in the senior center, 180 School Road. Call Andrea Ragusa at 203-762-8445 to register. Classes take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Word Graphics is a Word Program for the person who wishes to become creative in its use. Learn how to insert pictures and clipart and alter them by enlarging, cropping, and changing their shapes and position in the document. Step into the world of graphics that Word offers for using artistic text, borders, drawing, color, and special effects.  Come with an idea and the course will show you how to develop it in Word 2007 or with instructions to use with Word 2010, which has more and different graphics. Taught by Catherine Myers; Feb. 10 and 11; Fee:  $30.

Getting Around The Internet: Age 50+ is an introduction to use of the Internet beginning with an overview followed by the concepts and terminology needed to get you “surfing the web” for specific information and fun. Use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required. Students learn to use Google and Yahoo to search for and download information and pictures, and more. Taught by Andrea Ragusa; Feb. 12. Fee: $20.

 Juniors for Seniors

Need help with your computer? Juniors to Seniors can help. Wilton High School junior Neal Sarup and members of Juniors to Seniors can offer one-on-one assistance to help you navigate these devices. Call Neal at 203-762-7751 to set up a time to meet at the senior center and get your electronic problems solved.

Breathe better 

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present a program on COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, on Monday, Feb. 10, at 11. It’s free and open to the public. Information: Lizabeth Doty, 203-834-6240.

 Coming events

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

For the week of Feb. 3:

Friday, Feb. 7, 9:30, Beginning Knitting with Linda Fein; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton Y.

Monday, Feb. 10, 9:15, Enhance Fitness; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 11, COPD:  Learn More, Breathe Better; 12, Movie; 12:30, Mah Jongg.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8:30, Cholesterol Screening ay Visiting Nurse and Hospice, by appointment only 203-762-8958, ext. 221; 10, Oil and Acrylic Painting with Althea Erikson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 1, Comstock Knitters and Crafters; 2, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9-10:30 Blood Pressure at the Wilton Y; 9:30, Internet with Andrea Ragusa; 10, Duplicate Bridge; 11:30, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 12, Chicago Bridge with Anne Byrnes; 12, Lunch at Ogden House; 12:45, Wilton High School Orchestra performance; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Portraiture Painting with Martha Talbert; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Wilton Y; 12:45, Bingo; 1, A Matter of Balance with Kelly Flynn and Maura Calamari of Fairfield University; 5:30, Social Service Commission Meeting.