Senior Center News

On Tuesday, July 30, Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield will sponsor a complimentary lunch for seniors at noon at the senior center. Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield provides non-medical home care and senior care service in our area. It provides companionship, homemaking help, personal care, memory care and even respite care to individuals and their families. Come and join the fun in the café at this informal lunch — and possibly a game or two! RSVP to Sharon at 203-834-6240. Space is limited.

Services for seniors

For Wilton’s seniors, their families and friends, the Wilton Senior Services booklet published by the Wilton Department of Social Services is invaluable. This booklet was printed through the generosity of The Wilton Rotary Club, and it is bursting with names and numbers helpful to Wilton seniors. During the coming weeks, this column will highlight selected services included in the booklet. If you need a copy, call Sharon Powers in the Social Services office at 203-834-6238. This week will focus on Medical and Health Services.

Medical and health services

Norwalk Hospital (203-852-2000), 34 Maple Street, Norwalk 06856,

Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury Hospital) (203-797-7000), 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, 06810,

Norwalk Hospital Dental Services Clinc (203-852-2146), 24 Stevens Street, Norwalk 06850, sliding fee scale. Appointment necessary.

Cancer Care (203-854-9911), 120 East Avenue, Norwalk 06851, Counseling, information, seminars, referrals to other support services and financial guidance.

Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center (203-594-5340), 3 Farm Road, New Canaan 06840, Physical, speech, occupational and cognitive therapies on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

V.A. Medical Center in West Haven (203-932-5711). In-patient and outpatient care. Health screening. May help with prescription drugs. V.A. health screening also available at the Stamford satellite clinic at 1275 Summer Street, Suite 102, Stamford. Appointments necessary. Call 203-325-0649.

Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) (203-899-1754), 121 Water Street, Norwalk 06854, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments or walk in. Sliding scale payment.

AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk (203-899-2493), 98 South Main Street, Norwalk 06854, Adult clinic Tuesday 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 to noon for specific medical conditions.

Disability Resource Center/Fairfield County (203-378-6977), 80 Ferry Blvd., Suite 210, Stratford 06615, Provides support services and training to promote independent living skills and the rights of disabled people.

The Talkspot, a Speech Therapy Center for Adults (203-505-5723), 8B Church Street South, Westport 06880.

Alzheimer’s Association (800-356-5502), 279 New Britain Road, Kensington 06037, Information, assistance; literature and referrals; Safe Return Program; support groups; in-service education; respite program; children’s storytelling program.

Board of Education Services for the Blind (800-842-4510), Provides comprehensive home and community services for legally blind persons of all ages. No fee.

Voluntary Services for the Blind (203-324-6611), 945 Summer Street, Stamford 06905.

Coming events

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

For the week of July 26:

Friday, July 26, 12, Bridge with Eleanor; 1:30, Free Swim for Seniors Y.

Monday, July 29, 8:30, Newport on your own with Parks and Rec; 9:20, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie.

Tuesday, July 30, 10, Painting with Althea; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Summertime Salads Supreme compliments of Syngery HomeCare of Fairfield; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, July 31, 9:45, Tai Chi with Debbie Dong; 10, Duplicate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 12, Chicago Bridge; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.