Senior Center News

Medicare Part D

For Medicare beneficiaries, November is the time to get the help you need to choose or change your prescription drug plan. It is recommended you review your plan annually as plan coverage and drug costs often change for the coming year. You have the following opportunities for a one-on-one meeting with an advisor:

  • Ellen Abend, a CHOICES volunteer, is available for appointments to review Medicare Part D plans on Thursdays through Dec. 7.

  • Representatives from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) will meet one-on-one with individuals on Monday, Nov. 6. Appointments are available between 10 and 2 for any Medicare beneficiary who has Medicare Part A or Part B or both.

Call Debbie Wolyniec at Wilton Social Services (203-834-6238) to schedule an appointment.

Options for knee and hip pain

Experts from Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut and Rehab by RVNA will offer a presentation and discussion on surgical options for knee and hip pain, non-surgical treatments,and pre- and post-surgery rehabilitative therapy on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the RVNA Center for Exceptional Care, 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.

Presenters include:

  • Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Joint Replacement Specialist, Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut

  • Antonio Paz, M.D., Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut

  • Gigi Weiss, MSPT, Director of Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Rehab by RVNA.

A question-and-answer period will follow.  This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: or 203-438-5555.

Stage your home

Kathy Engstrom, owner of A Fresh Eye, LLC, is a real estate staging professional and organizer. She will offer two classes this month:

  • Stage Your Home to Sell, Monday, Nov. 13, 10 to noon.

  • Conquer the Clutter, Thursday, Nov. 30, 10 to 2.

The classes will take place in the Senior Center Technology Room. Fee: $10 per class.  Registration: 203-834-6240.

Library downloads

Bring your own device and learn how to download popular magazines, music, and movies free to your mobile device or computer. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards.  Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Wilton Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1 to 2:30.

Registration required: or 203-762-6334.

Computer class

Catherine Myers will teach WORD 2010/2013 on Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 15, from 10 to noon. Learn the functions of changing margins, paper size and orientation, printing, saving, page numbering, spell checker, grammar checker, and thesaurus as part of setting up documents, letters, and invitations. Specific advanced questions will be addressed.  Fee: $20.

Registration Required:  203-762-8445

Thanksgiving lunch

The Wilton Parks and Recreation Department and the senior center will treat the town’s senior citizens to a bountiful Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Comstock Community Center. All Wilton senior citizens are welcome! Socializing begins at 11:30, followed by a Thanksgiving lunch at noon. The luncheon feast includes roast turkey, stuffing, side dishes, and dessert.

Reservations: call the senior center at 203-834-6240 by Thursday, Nov. 9. To schedule a ride with Dial-A-Ride call 203-834-6235.

Coming events

Friday, Nov. 3 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 11:30, Introduction to Bridge with Mike Hess begins; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess.

Monday, Nov. 6, 10 to 2, Medicare Part D Appointments; 10:30, Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 11:30, Colored Pencil Painting; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericsson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 9:30, Watercolor Workshop; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 10, Beginning Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Colored Pencils Portrait; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 12:45, Bingo; 6, Social Service Commission Meeting; 6:30, Option for Knee and Hip Pain at Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.