Senior Center News: Dec. 10

Muccio joins Social Services

Sarah Muccio started work last month as the new adult and family social worker in Wilton's Department of Social Services. Sarah earned her master's in social work from Fordham University.  She also holds a bachelor's in gerontology from Quinnipiac University and a master's in health services administration from Iona College. She is a licensed clinical social worker

Sarah has long known that she wanted to find a career helping others. After college she began working as a companion for a home care agency and then became a recreational assistant at an adult day care center. Sarah spent over ten years at the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging in Bridgeport where she held different positions including care manager, mental health consultant, team leader, and quality and compliance manager. She particularly enjoyed her role working in the Care Management Department training and mentoring staff. During her time at SWCAA Sarah pursued her master's in social work  from Fordham University. She graduated in 2009 and remained at SWCAA until this past August when she decided to shift her focus to working with adults and families.  

Sarah has been married for six years to Christopher, an elementary school teacher. They live in Greenwich with their three-year-old son John.

As Wilton's new adult and family social worker, Sarah is primarily responsible for helping individuals and families apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, as well as screening them for other programs and benefits for which they may be eligible. She will also work with Operation Fuel and other assistance programs.  Her hours are Mondays from 9:30. to 4:30, Tuesdays from 9. to 12:30, and Wednesdays from 4:30.

Firefighters host luncheon

The Wilton Career Firefighters Local 2233 will serve a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at an Ogden House luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at noon. 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, under the direction of Kris Herlyn and Elizabeth Chambers, will prepare the meal, compliments of the firefighters. Captain Jim Blanchfield will orchestrate the firefighters during their serving mission.  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.

Items for vets

Lenore Sillery is collecting knitted and crocheted items for the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven. Afghans, scarves, and hats are welcome. Toiletry donations are also welcome. For information, email Lenore Sillery at or call 203-249-7854.

Coming events

For the week of Dec. 11:

Friday, Dec. 11, 10, Digital Photo Book; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan Devlieg.

Monday, Dec. 14, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1, Introduction to Bridge; Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at home movie: “It's a Wonderful Life.”.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Christmas Luncheon compliments of the Wilton Career Firefighters at Ogden House; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O'Hearn; 11;45 Connecticut Geriatric Meeting at The Greens.

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.