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Senior center announces upcoming activities

Published 4:25 pm, Thursday, February 14, 2013
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The Westport Center for Senior Activities announces the following programs at its facility, 21 Imperial Ave.:

Tax returns: Trained AARP tax counselors will be available to help older persons with middle to low incomes complete their state and federal tax returns on Wednesdays through April 10. Sessions will be held by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Participants must bring all of their income expense-related documents and a copy of last year's return, according to a news release.

Physical therapy: Nicole Harriman, a physical therapist who holds a master of science degree in physical therapy, will discuss physical therapy for the "medically complex and deconditioned individual" from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. The discussion will be intended to inform attendees of areas physical therapy can address to allow a full and active lifestyle.

Cooking class: Holistic health expert Jeanne Licurse will show how to prepare a meal of creamy carrot parsnip soup, garlic and fresh sage and arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette and plum kanten. The class will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the center's kitchen. Cost is $6 per person.

Wellness program: The Westport Weston Health District will hold a six-week "Live Well" program from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 through April 1, at the center. The series is designed to allow people with different health problems attend together in "highly-participative sessions," the release states. Topics will include techniques to deal with problems such as frustration and fatigue and appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance, among others.

The program may also be helpful for people caring for those with chronic conditions.

To register, call 203-341-5099 or visit the center.