Senior Center News

Wilton Garden Club

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Wilton Garden Club will initiate its 2017-18 season at the senior center. This garden club activity, which takes place the first Tuesday of the month from October to May, begins with a lunch at noon.  Following the lunch, club members present a garden-related program.  Programs include trips to local gardens, media presentations, and workshops in the Comstock greenhouse. Call the senior center at 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Senior living options

A Place for Mom presents How Not to Wait for the Emergency on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon in the senior center lounge.

This is an educational talk that will review the differences among the categories of nursing home, assisted-living facility, and home care including pros and cons and the difference in cost.

A complimentary lunch will be available. RSVP: 203-834-6240.

Introductory bridge lessons

Budding bridge players — those with little or no experience in the popular card game — may enroll in Introduction to Bridge. Classes are taught by Mike Hess on Fridays, Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, from 11:30 to 1:15. The cost is $70 for the seven-week series. Call 203-834-6240.

Free Downloads

Bring your own device to the senior center the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to obtain free downloadables available through Wilton Library. Registration is strongly suggested: or 203-762-3950.

Medicare information

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

CHOICES specialist Nancy Lombard from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) will present “What’s New with Medicare” in the Senior Center Lounge on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 3. This program will contain useful information for all Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those seniors new to Medicare.  Advance registration is not required.

On Monday, Nov. 6, representatives from SWCAA will meet one-on-one with individuals in the senior center technology room regarding the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Appointments are available between 10 and 2 for any Medicare beneficiary who has Medicare Part A or Part B or both. November is the time to get the help you need to choose or change your prescription drug plan. It is strongly recommended that you review your plan annually as plan coverage and drug costs often change for the coming year.  In order to attend this session, you must schedule an appointment through the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. Speak with either Debbie or Lauren.

Energy assistance

The Wilton Social Services Department has begun assisting with applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, which helps offset heating costs of lower-income households. The program does not start until November, but applications may be taken early.  Appointments will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9 and 3.  Please call Phoebe Musico at 203-834-6238 for questions regarding documentation requirements or to make an appointment.

The income limits for this program are:

  • $34,366.28 for a household of one;

  • $44,940.52 for a household of two;

  • $55,514.76 for a household of three;

  • $66,089.00 for a household of four.

Coming events

Friday, Sept. 29 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge.

Monday, Oct. 2, 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11:30, Colored Pencil Painting; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericsson; 10, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Studio Knitting; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 9:30, Watercolor Workshop; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Lunch and “How not to wait for an emergency” with Lance Galassi; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce; 1, American Mah Jongg; 3:30, Technology Help.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 10, Beginning Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10, Word Graphics with Catherine Myers; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Colored Pencils Portrait; 12:45, Bingo.