Senior Center News: Aug. 25

Alzheimer’s walk

Lizabeth Doty, Team Leader, invites you to join the Wilton Senior Center team to Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk. To be a member of the Wilton Senior Center team, register at or call 888-272-3900. Information and entry forms are also available at the senior center.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Visit

Medicare enrollment alert

When you turn 65 you are required to enroll in Medicare Part A. If you are still working and covered under an insurance plan provided by your employer, you may postpone enrolling in Medicare Part B until you retire, but you are still required to activate your Medicare Part A. This is a simple process that may be completed online by going to or you may call Lauren Hughes at the Wilton Department of Social Services, 203-834-6238. She will be happy to assist you.

The enrollment period begins three months before the month of your 65th birthday and extends for three months after the month of your 65th birthday. If you do not enroll during this period, even if you are still covered under your employer’s insurance, you risk future financial penalties.

Bridge groups

If you would like to join other seniors in an afternoon of bridge, call the organizers listed below:

Encore Bridge: Mondays at 1, Maureen Turnier, 203-762-9386.

Duplicate Bridge: First Wednesday of the month at 1, Lois Bruce, 203-762-5818.

Duplicate Bridge: Third Tuesday of the month at noon, Maureen Turnier, 203-762-9386.

Contract Bridge: Fridays at noon, Eleanor Mihailidis, 203-762-8720.

Contract Bridge: Fridays at 1:30, Sharon Frost, 203-762-9708.

Studio Knitting

Beginning in September, Studio Knitting will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2:30. Basic instruction is provided for projects; the company is great, too. Not a knitter? Bring your own handiwork and enjoy the camaraderie. Already know knitting basics and looking to advance your skills? Whatever your level, this group is for you. Learn how to knit and refine your skills by tackling more challenging projects and advanced techniques. Come learn from others in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Need to know more? Call Lizabeth Doty at 203-834-6240.

Coming events

For the week of August 26:

Friday, Aug. 26, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Bridge with Sharon Frost.

Monday, Aug. 29, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11-1, Walk-in Biometric Screenings at Ridgefield VNA; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:00 Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.