Senior center lists talks, classes, social
The Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., has announced the following activities and events:
Monday, Jan. 19: The center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Wednesday, Jan. 21: During a free program from 10 to 11 a.m., Probate Judge Lisa Wexler will discuss the function of the probate court, matters heard there and the requirements to appoint conservators.
Wednesday, Jan. 21: Registered dietitian Holly Betts and diabetes technician Yoshi Mori will provide one-on-one instruction in using the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Choose My Plate" website during a free program from 3 to 4 p.m.. The site is valuable to people who want to lose weight, gain weight or maintain their weight, the center said.
Thursday, Jan. 22: The first of three weekly classes on managing retirement assets is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Connecticut Money School Series is free and will cover strategies for investing, protecting and growing assets, the center said. Presenters include finance professionals from Catamount Wealth Management. The series continues at the same time on Thursdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5.
Friday, Jan. 23: An AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The four-hour course will review trends and safety tips pertinent to older drivers, the center said. Successful completion may qualify some motorists for reduced insurance premiums, according to AARP. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Advance registration and payment are required, the center said. To register, visit the center or call it at 203-341-5099.
Saturday, Jan. 24: A social gathering featuring lunch and a screening of the Disney animated musical "Frozen" is planned from noon to 2:30 p.m. The center recommended seniors bring grandchildren and said a kid-friendly lunch would be served -- chicken strips, potato puffs, carrot sticks, cake and beverages. Adults will have the option of chef's salads. The cost is $8. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the center at 203-341-5099.