Senior Center News

Improving driving skills

The AAA Driver Improvement Program will take place Sunday, Feb. 19, (also on Sunday, March 26), from 8:30 to 12:30 at Comstock Community Center on School Road.

 The free program is aimed at experienced drivers who wish to improve their driving skills and review defensive driving basics. By completing this class, drivers 60 years of age and older may qualify for a minimum 5% discount on their auto insurance. Some insurers provide that discount to experienced drivers as young as 55. Check with your insurer to see what benefits they offer.

 This course is taught by Sgt. David Hartman of the Wilton Police Department, a graduate of Wilton High School with 18 years experience in law enforcement. Sgt. Hartman was on the traffic division for five years, is a field training officer, a child safety seat technician and the day shift supervisor.

To register, visit or call 203-937-2595, ext. 8363, for more information. 

Computer classes

WORD 2010/2013 will cover 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. Taught by Catherine Myers on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7 and 8, 10 to noon. Fee: $20.

Word Basics for Beginners is for people who are new to word processing. Topics will include Windows operations, using the toolbar and creating and formatting documents.  Some prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard are required.   Keyboarding practice handout is included. Taught by Andrea Ragusa on Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 to noon. Fee: $10.

Unlocking Social Security 

Keys to Unlocking Social Security is the topic in the Stop Worrying, Start Living Series to be presented by OneSource Senior Living, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at the senior center.

 Did you know that married couples have up to 567 options for deciding when and how to file for their Social Security benefits? Beginning with the baby boomers who turned 65 in 2010, some 72 million people born between 1946 and 1964 will enter retirement in the next 20 years. For most of these people, Social Security will be a big part of their retirement income. 

This workshop will help answer questions including if Social Security will continue to be available; how benefits are calculated; how one decides when to collect benefits; how the taxation of benefits works; what the impact of government pensions is. To register, call 203-834-6240.

Coming events

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

Monday, Feb. 6, 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11:30, Nature’s Sketchbook; 12, Movie; 120, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 9:45, Be Moved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericksson; 10, Word Course taught by Catherine Myers; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club Lunch and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Watercolors; 10, Word Course taught by Catherine Myers; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Library Downloads with Melissa Baker; 1, Mah Jongg; 6, Memory Care Support Group at Brookdale Wilton.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Colored Pencils with Martha Talburt; 12:30 to 2, blood pressure screening at the Wilton Y; 12:45, Bingo, 6, Social Services Commission meeting.