Senior Center News: Dec. 29

Improve your driving

AAA’s Driving Improvement Program is aimed at experienced drivers who wish to improve their driving skills and review defensive driving basics.  By completing this class, drivers 60 years of age and older qualify for a minimum 5% discount on their auto insurance (restrictions apply). In fact, some insurers provide that discount to experienced drivers as young as 55. So we encourage you to check with your insurer to see what they offer.

The class will be taught by Wilton Police Sgt. David Hartman on Friday, Jan. 6, from 8:30 to 12:30, in the Comstock Community Center.

Register online by visiting or call 203-937-2595, ext. 4684 for more information.  


Wilton Social Services Department extends thanks to…

Sixteen Wilton families, Wilton Kiwanis Club, Wilton Rotary Club, Wilton Children’s Day School, Wilton Community Nursery School, Temple B’Nai Chaim, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Zion’s Hill United Methodist Church, Wilton Presbyterian Church, 14 Girl Scout troops, 10 Boy Scout troops, Riverbrook Regional Y, Riverbrook Gymnastics, Coldwell Banker, Realty 7, The Greens at Cannondale, Ridgefield RVNA, the J-Moms, the Wilton Working Moms, the Wilton Moms’ Club, the Wilton Newcomers Club, and Charles Taylor PLC, who in total provided 75 fabulous Thanksgiving dinner baskets and Stop & Shop gift cards for Wilton families; and the Wilton Woman’s Club whose members provided a basket and invaluable assistance the day of the dinner basket delivery and distribution;

The Wilton Woman’s Club who cooked and boxed more than 50 hot meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas for Wilton’s seniors;

The Mother-Daughter Leadership group members who delivered the hot meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve;

Wilton Garden Club for preparing the beautiful centerpieces and Pat Russo of the Wilton Rotary Club for delivering the centerpieces to seniors;

The interfaith community, under the leadership of the Wilton Congregational Church, who shopped for gifts for 19 seniors and the Boy Scouts who delivered those gifts;

“Holiday helpers” from the ranks of individual residents, community-based service clubs, local businesses, all the Wilton churches and Temple B’Nai Chaim who provided 103 Wilton children with presents and gift cards to brighten their Hanukah and Christmas holidays;

Ambler Farm for the donation of Christmas trees for 25 families;

Realty 7 for the donation of Christmas trees for five families; and

The Wilton Children’s Day and Wilton Community Nursery schools who collected dozens of hats and mittens.

Your generosity made this holiday season a happy time for our Wilton neighbors in need.

Coming events

For the week of Dec. 30:

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

Monday, Jan. 2, 26, Senior Center Closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Oil and Acrylics with Althea Ericsson; 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, Jan. 4, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10, Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.