Senior Center News: Assistance is available for heating bills

The Wilton Social Services Department is available to help you apply for assistance with your heating bills. Income guidelines for eligibility state that a single individual may earn no more than $31,863; a couple’s maximum income may not exceed $41,667. Income includes wages, Social Security, pension, rental income, child support and interest. Homeowners must have less than $10,000 in savings including IRAs and renters less than $7,000. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Social Services at 203-834-6238.

Wellness seminar

The Pre-Holiday Wellness Seminar, Holiday Joy, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 12:30 to 1:15 at Ogden House, 100 River Road. The program will be led by Judy Klinger, an occupational therapist for the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA).

This holiday seminar focuses on creative ways to enjoy the holiday season as well as everyday life with serenity, good health, adequate rest and exercise, proper nutrition and greater joy. Ideas and samples of gifts that are helpful for one’s well-being, gentle on the planet and the wallet, and in some cases allow one to give back to worthwhile causes will be highlighted.

“Topics include ways of filling the season with new traditions that reduce stress through the holidays and into the New Year, with special awareness for individuals experiencing major changes in their lives,” Ms. Klinger said. She will provide a free hand-out of holiday health tips, gift sources, ideas and recipes.

These free seminars are sponsored by the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association. For information, call 203-438-5555, ext. 1005.

New bridge groups

Two new bridge groups are forming at the senior center. If you would like to play, please call the contact person. Monday Bridge from 1 to 4, will be organized by Nerina Klobas, 203-210-5624. Chicago Bridge will be organized by Dorothy Wright, 203-762-8567, and take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Additional bridge groups playing at the senior center are: Duplicate Bridge, first Wednesday of the month, organized by Lois Bruce, 203-762-5818; Duplicate Bridge, third Tuesday of the month, organized by Maureen Turnier, 203-762-9386; Contract Bridge, every Friday, organized by Eleanor Mihailidis, 203-762-8720; Drop-in Duplicate Bridge, every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday) of the month, supervised by Dan DeVlieg ($5), 203-834-6240; Beginner Bridge Lessons, Friday afternoon for eight weeks, taught by Dan DeVlieg ($75), 203-834-6240.

Coming events

All activities take place at the senior center unless otherwise specified.

For the week of Nov. 30:

Friday, Nov. 30: 10, Move, Strengthen and Stretch with Julienne Camhi; 12, Bridge; 1:30, Beginner Bridge; 1:30-3, Free Swim for Seniors at the Wilton Family Y.

Monday, Dec. 3: 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Denise Suarez; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Monday Movie: Lay that Rifle Down; 1, Bridge with Nerina, 203-210-5624 (call to play).

Tuesday, Dec. 4: 9:30, Getting Around the Internet; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: 10, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 190, Comstock Writers; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 12, Lunch at Ogden House followed by the music of the Treblemakers; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 6: 9, Enhance Fitness; 10, Yoga with Denise; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo; 2, Eliminate Stress with Sonia.