Senior Center News: Feb. 18

Dialogues with an elder law attorney

On Feb. 24, attorney Christine Tenore will conduct the second presentation in this four-part series at 1:30 in the senior center. This session will address the question “Do I really need to avoid probate?” by examining the ins and outs of wills and trusts and what probate actually means.

Subsequent Sessions:

March 23 — What if I live to be 120 years old? A discussion of long-term care alternatives with an overview of Medicaid regulations and long-term care insurance.

April 27 — What else? Dialogue with Tenore and recap of the series including answers to questions posed by the participants.

Registration recommended:  203-834-6240.

Book discussion

The discussion of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, led by Elaine Tai-Lauria, director of Wilton Library, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 11 in the senior center game room. Several of Shakespeare’s most significant soliloquies are found in Macbeth, a tragic, yet visionary tale of ambition, usurpation, murder and madness. Lunch will be served in the lounge following the discussion. Call 203-834-6240 for reservations.

Wilton Social Services news

Wilton Social Services provides counseling, information, referral, and emergency financial assistance to Wilton residents. We encourage people to call our office at 203-834-6238 to discuss our services. Confidentiality is assured.

Food assistance

SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program) is the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program provided through the Connecticut Department of Social Services The online application process for DSS programs is now live. Visit to apply for benefits. An account will have to be created first. For more information call Catherine Pierce, director, Wilton Social Services, at 203-834-6238..

Wilton Social Services operates the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry at the Comstock Community Center. Hours of operation are:

Monday — 1:45 to 4;

Tuesday — 9 to noon, 2 to 4:30;

Wednesday — 1:45 to 4;

Thursday — 9 to noon;

Friday — Closed.

There are perishable and non-perishable foods, personal care items, paper products, and detergents. Financial screening is required. Call Catherine Pierce at 203-834-6238 to make an appointment.

Weather policy

When in doubt, call 203-834-6240 after 7 a.m. and listen to the recording for information regarding that day’s activities at the Senior Center.  We do not follow the public school closings.

Coming events

For the week of Feb. 19:

Friday, Feb. 19, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 10, Digital Photo Book; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Senior Swim at the Y.

Monday, Feb. 22, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajuro; 1, Encore Bridge; 1, Studio Knitting.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11, Book Discussion with Elaine Tai-Lauria; 12:30, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 12:30 to 2, Blood Pressure Screening at Village Market; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Meeting.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Comstock Writers with Magdalen Livesey; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg; 1:30, Planning for Life and Beyond with Attorney Christine Tenore.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Bingo; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.