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. \u00a0This booklet was printed through the generosity of the Wilton Rotary Club, and it is bursting with names and numbers helpful to Wilton seniors. \u00a0During the coming weeks, this column will highlight selected services included in the booklet. \u00a0If you need a copy, contact the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. \u00a0This week will focus on more benefit programs. Reverse Annuity Mortgages:\u00a0State Department of Social Services Elderly Services Division, 25 Sigourney Street, 10th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106; 860-424-5284. \u00a0For homeowners who own their own home but have little monthly income. \u00a0Information on various options, including Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) as well as private lenders. Homeowners' Real Estate Tax Relief:\u00a0Wilton Town Hall - Assessor's Office; 203-563-0121. \u00a0State and Town programs. \u00a0Filing period February 1 to May 15. \u00a0Age requirement and income limits apply. \u00a0Town program offers tax credit and tax deferral. Renters' Rebate:\u00a0Wilton Town Hall - Assessor's Office; 203-563-0121. \u00a0State program for elderly and disabled renters, which refunds a portion of annual rent. \u00a0Filing period May 15 to September 15. \u00a0Income limits apply. Operation Fuel:\u00a0203-834-6238. \u00a0A non-profit agency program provides financial assistance for fuel and utility bills to income eligible households. \u00a0Call Wilton Social Services for more information and application procedures. National Council On Aging:\u00a0www.BenefitsCheckUp.org. \u00a0Computer website with confidential screening tool to determine eligibility for state and federal programs, with detailed instructions on how to apply for them. Weekly activities Five Crowns Five Crowns is a progressive rummy-style game. \u00a0 It has spades, hearts, diamonds and stars! \u00a0 It can be played by two to seven players. \u00a0 It's easy to learn and lots of fun to play. \u00a0 Five Crowns Card games take place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. \u00a0 Call Nerina Klobas 203-210-5624 for details. Jewelry workshop Jewelry Workshop will take place on Friday, Aug.21, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Senior Center. \u00a0 There is a $5 drop-in fee per class. \u00a0 Viola Galetta conducts this jewelry-making workshop. \u00a0 No prior experience is necessary. \u00a0 Enjoy the fun of making your own beaded jewelry. \u00a0 Select materials to match your own style. Enhance Fitness Thursday, 9-10\u00a0a.m.,\u00a0$3 drop-in fee.\u00a0Wilton Family Y brings Enhance Fitness to the Senior Center on Thursdays. \u00a0 This class includes 30 minutes of endurance-type activity. \u00a0 Leslie Hinshaw, Instructor. Feldenkrais Friday, 10-11\u00a0a.m., $5 drop-in fee.\u00a0Explore this exciting and innovative movement method designed to relieve pain, exercise your brain and teach you to move with greater comfort, ease, and fluidity. \u00a0 Cathy Paine, Instructor. Thursday lunch Most Thursdays at noon, $3.\u00a0Join other seniors for lunch on Thursday. \u00a0 Seating is limited. \u00a0 Reservations required. \u00a0 Chef Karen White. Tai chi Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,\u00a0$3 drop-in fee.\u00a0Tai chi contains a series of gentle and graceful movements performed with respiration coordination and deep concentration. \u00a0 Tai chi has been shown to prevent falls and improve the functioning of daily activities. \u00a0Joe Alampi, instructor. Bingo Most Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., 25 cents per card.\u00a0Don't miss BINGO at the Comstock Community Center on Thursdays. \u00a0 Winners get \u201cthe pot\u201d each game. Yoga Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon and\u00a0Thursdays, 10-11\u00a0a.m.,\u00a0$3 drop-in fee.\u00a0Denise O'Hearn, owner of Vibrant Moves in Wilton, conducts this gentle yoga class that warms up your joints, stretches and strengthens your muscles and helps your balance and focus. Line Dance Fusion Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,\u00a0$3 drop-in fee.\u00a0This program blends traditional dance steps with elements of modern line dancing. \u00a0 This is a great form of exercise and social interaction. \u00a0 Beatriz Araujo, Instructor. Open bridge Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.\u00a0Join other bridge players for a morning of bridge. \u00a0 During the summer, this game is not supervised by an instructor. Summer Corridors Corridors is the bi-monthly newsletter for the Senior Center. \u00a0 It is mailed to Wilton residents who are registered voters age 60 and above. \u00a0 For the months of July and August, Corridors is available at the Senior Center and on the town website at www.wiltonct.org. \u00a0 Just click on the newsletter icon on the right panel of the homepage. Upcoming events For the week of Aug. 21:Friday, Aug. 21, 10. Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge. Monday, Aug. 24, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Bridge. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 11, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12:30, Mah Jongg. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg. Thursday, Aug. 27, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo. In the course of the Renovation Project, individual rooms in the Senior Center and Social Services wing of the building may, from time to time, become unavailable for public use.\u00a0 All Senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors.\u00a0 We appreciate your understanding and patience.