Senior Center News: Dec. 1

Firefighters host luncheon

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at noon, the Wilton Career Fire Fighters Local 2233 will serve a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at an Ogden House luncheon. This wonderful tradition began in 1985 as a way for the firefighters to thank seniors for their years of support. Volunteers from the Wilton Woman’s Club will prepare the meal, compliments of the firefighters. Guests are encouraged to come early to socialize. The Middlebrook Singers and Flute Choir will provide entertainment. Middlebrook’s Student Council members will treat the participants to homemade delights. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Holiday luncheon

A holiday luncheon will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, from noon to 1:30 at the Comstock Community Center. The lunch is sponsored by the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $5. Reservations: 203-834-6234.

Play reading

Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa take place in the senior center café on Monday, Dec. 5, at 12:30 p.m. This month’s play is The Price by Arthur Miller. This 1968 play takes place in the attic of a brownstone apartment building in New York City. The Franz brothers have not spoken to each other in many years. Victor is a police sergeant who is approaching his 50th birthday and looking forward to retirement. Walter is a successful doctor who walked out on the family to concentrate on medicine. The New York Times wrote that “The Price is one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written.” Reservations: 203-834-6240.

State energy assistance

The Wilton Social Services Department is available to help you apply for assistance with your heating bills. Approximate income guidelines for eligibility state that a single individual may earn no more than $33,880; a couple’s maximum income may not exceed $44,305. Income includes wages, social security, pension, rental income, child support, and interest.

There is also a liquid assets test. Liquid assets include checking and savings accounts, CDs, stocks/shares, bonds, annuities, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The purpose of the liquid assets test is to ensure that winter heating assistance dollars go to households most in need, that is, to people who lack the financial means to heat their home. For homeowners, the first $15,000 in liquid assets, and for other households, the first $12,000 in liquid assets, is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, is added to the annual gross income, for a total that must be below the income guidelines.  

For more information, call Sarah Muccio at Wilton Social Services (203-834-6238).

Computer class

Catherine Myers will teach Word 2010/2013 Graphics on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 13-14, from 10 to noon, in the Comstock Computer Learning Center. She will teach how to use borders for paragraphing and full page, inserting pictures and clipart, changing fonts, using the color wheel, and working with full page and half sheets. Word Art and shapes also will be incorporated in a book cover or art project of choice. Fee: $20. Register by calling 203-762-8445.

Medicare Part D

Enrollment in Medicare Part D prescription plans ends Dec. 7. There is one Thursday left when assistance in picking a plan is offered at Wilton Social Services. Call Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238 to schedule an appointment.

Coming events

For the week of Dec. 2:

Friday, Dec. 2, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 12, Introduction to Bridge with Michael Hess; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Michael Hess.

Monday, Dec. 5, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 12:30, Play Reading with Andrea Ragusa; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 9:45, Fit and Fabulous with Sharon Rubenstein; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Garden Club and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Lunch; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Wilton Y; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.