Wilton Social Services Department extends thanks to…

• Eighteen Wilton families, Wilton Kiwanis Club, Wilton Rotary Club, Wilton Children’s Day School,  Wilton Community Nursery School, Temple B’Nai Chaim, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, Wilton Presbyterian Church, the Town and Country Montessori School, 18 Girl Scout troops, Wilton Family Y, Coldwell Banker, Realty 7, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, The Greens at Cannondale, the Wilton Moms Club, the Wilton Newcomers Club, and Cub Scouts Pack 17 who in total provided 70 fabulous Thanksgiving dinner baskets and Stop & Shop gift cards for Wilton families;

• The Wilton Woman’s Club who cooked and boxed more than 30 hot meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas for Wilton’s seniors;

• The Mother-Daughter Leadership group members who delivered the hot meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve;

• Wilton Garden Club for preparing the beautiful centerpieces and Pat Russo of the Wilton Rotary Club for delivering the centerpieces to seniors;

• The interfaith community, the churches and the temple congregations, who shopped for gifts for 19 seniors and Stephen Batter and his boy scouts who delivered those gifts;

• “Holiday helpers” from the ranks of individual residents and community-based service clubs and businesses who provided 97 Wilton children, pre-schoolers to high school seniors,  with presents and gift certificates to brighten their holidays;

• Young’s Nursery for the donation of Christmas trees to five Wilton families;

• The individuals and organizations who donated 25 trees and volunteers from Ambler Farm who donated 10 trees to Wilton families;

Your generosity made this holiday season a happy time for our Wilton neighbors in need.

Play reading

There will be a reading of August: Osage County on Monday, Jan. 6, at 12:30.

The action in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts revolves around a family that is forced to confront  reality from their past and their present. The action takes place over several weeks in the home of Beverly and Violet Weston in Oklahoma. Beverly is a poet and has a drinking problem. His wife suffers from mouth cancer and has become addicted to drugs.

Call the senior center at 203-834-6240 to register.

Fashion show

Join us for a fashion show at Ogden House on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Lunch is served at noon, and the fashion show will follow in the Great Hall, 100 River Road.

Ogden House Program Coordinator Betty Castillo will collaborate with Sharon Sobel, president of the Turnover Shop, on this event. The Turnover Shop in Wilton will provide fashions. Everything modeled is for sale at bargain prices.  Call and reserve your place for lunch ($3) at 203-834-6240.

Veterans’ benefit

On Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 12:30, Brookdale Place Wilton, 96 Danbury Road, will host a “lunch and learn” on the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which helps veterans and surviving spouses of veterans pay for assisted living. RSVP: Christy at 203-761-8999.

Save your money!

The Greens at Cannondale and People’s United Bank present a financial protection series.

Planning in your financial life will decrease stress, assure a better future, and give you a sense of personal independence.

The presentations take place at the Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road:

Jan. 8 — Preventing Financial Exploitation;

Jan. 15 — Identity Theft;

Jan. 22 — Avoiding Scams;

Jan. 29 — How to Plan for the Unexpected.

The series is free and open to the public. RSVP:  203-761-1191.  Dinner at 5:30; presentation at 6.

Coming events

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

For the week of Dec. 27:

Friday, Dec. 27, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Beginner Bridge; 1:30-3, Free Swim at the Wilton Y.

Monday, Dec. 30, 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie; 1:30, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Chess.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, Senior Center Closed;

Thursday, Jan 2,  9:15 for today only, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.