Senior Center News: Feb. 25

Solar option

Solarize Wilton will hold a workshop on Tuesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at Wilton Library and on Monday, April 4, at the Wilton Senior Center.  Residents who are interested in learning more about Solarize Wilton are urged to attend. In order to participate in the benefits offered through the program, residents must sign a contract by May 18.

The town has been selected to participate in a solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable. Solarize Wilton is part of Solarize Connecticut, the ground-breaking residential solar program that has been spearheaded by Connecticut’s Green Bank through a partnership with SmartPower. Solarize Connecticut has helped thousands save money on energy bills through solar.

Solarize Wilton is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the Town of Wilton, the Wilton Energy Commission and Wilton Go Green, who have selected Ross Solar Group as the solar installer. Ross Solar Group will provide all the solar installations in Wilton in exchange for special discount pricing. Solarize Wilton also offers residents access to special financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs. Other financing resources are available through Wilton’s solar installer.

More information about Solarize Wilton and how to get started can be found by visiting or by contacting Kate Donnelly at

Reservations:  For March 8, or 203-762-3950, Ext. 6334; April 4, 203-834-6240.

What is palliative care?

It’s the treatment and relief of mental and physical pain without curing the causes, especially in patients suffering from a terminal illness. Why should we embrace this option? What are the new rules for end-of-life care?

Director of Hospice for VNH Christine Pfeffer will discuss the options available when considering palliative care. Her presentation will take place in the senior center lounge at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 18.  Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Play reading

We’ll read You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman on Monday, March 7, 12:30 p.m. at the senior center.

This comedy centers on the interaction between the delightfully eccentric Sycamore family and the snobby, uptight Kirbys when two of their children fall in love and plan to marry.

Free income tax help

The AARP program provides income tax preparation assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers from AARP will be at the senior center on Monday, March 14, from 9:30 to noon to assist in tax preparation. No appointment is necessary.

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. We do not follow the public school closings.

Coming events

For the week of Feb. 26:

Friday, Feb. 26, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Senior Swim at the Y.

Monday, Feb. 29, 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajuro; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, March 1, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn;12, Garden Club and Activity; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Stay at Home in Wilton Meeting.

Wednesday, March 2, 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, Duplicate Bridge.

Thursday, March 3, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening; 11:30, Lunch and Bingo at Wilton Meadows; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.