Services available to seniors


For Wilton’s seniors, their families and friends, the Wilton Senior Services booklet published by the Wilton Department of Social Services is invaluable.   This booklet was printed through the generosity of The Wilton Rotary Club, and it is bursting with names and numbers helpful to Wilton seniors.   During the coming weeks, this column will highlight selected services included in the booklet.   If you need a copy, contact Sharon Powers in the Social Services office, 203-834-6238.   This week will focus on some of the Benefit Programs available.

Wilton Department of Social Services:  Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton, CT 06897; 203-834-6238 or cathy.pierce@wiltonct.org or lauren.hughes@wiltonct.org.
  Information and referral for Social Security, Medicaid (Title XIX), Energy Assistance, and all other benefit programs for which the elderly are eligible, including all of those listed below.
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, Inc.: 1000 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604; Toll Free 800-994-9422 or www.swcaa.gov .   General information and assistance with all services in Connecticut is available to seniors.   Medical and health insurance counseling is available through their Choices Program.
Medicare Information Part A and B:  800-633-4227 or www.medicare.gov .
Social Security Administration:  800-772-1213 or www.socialsecurity.gov .   Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
This site contains information on Social Security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income, and Disability Assistance.   It also has links to many other helpful planners including a retirement calculator.   It’s worth checking it out!
State Department Of Social Services:  Stamford Office, 1642 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06905; 866-663-9300 or www.ct.gov/dss .   SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid (Title XIX), Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB).
Consumer Credit Counseling:   800-308-2227 or www.moneymanagement.org .   Non-profit statewide community service offers financial counseling and debt management.
State Department Of Veterans’ Affairs:  75 Middle Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604; 203-336-2570.   Help with a variety of benefits and other concerns of veterans.
National Council On Aging:   www.ncoa.org.   The National Council on Aging serves to improve the lives of millions of older adults especially those who are struggling.   It has benefits checkup, economic checkup, and Medicare checkup links on the website.

Summer Corridors


Corridors is the bi-monthly newsletter for the Senior Center.   It is mailed to Wilton residents who are registered voters age 60 and above.   For the months of July and August, Corridors is available at the Senior Center and on the town website at www.wiltonct.org .   Just click on the newsletter icon on the right panel of the homepage.

Upcoming events


For the week of Aug. 7:
Friday, Aug. 7, 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10. Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge.
Monday, Aug. 10, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 1, Studio Knitting.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30-2, Blood Pressure Screening at the Wilton Y; 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.  All Senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors.  We appreciate your understanding and patience.