Senior Center News: July 10

Summertime salads supreme luncheon

On Thursday, July 17, Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield will sponsor a complimentary lunch for seniors at noon at the Senior Center. Synergy HomeCare of Fairfield provides non-medical home care and senior care service in our area. It provides companionship, homemaking help, personal care, memory care and even respite care to individuals and their families. Come and join the fun in the cafe at this informal lunch ... and possibly a game or two of bingo! RSVP to Sharon at 203-834-6240. Space is limited.

Services available to seniors

For Wilton’s seniors, their families and friends, the Wilton Senior Services booklet published by the Wilton Department of Social Services is invaluable. This booklet was printed through the generosity of The Wilton Rotary Club, and it is bursting with names and numbers helpful to Wilton seniors. During the coming weeks, this column will highlight selected services included in the booklet. If you need a copy, contact Sharon Powers in the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. This week will focus on medical and health services.

Medical and health services:

• Norwalk Hospital - 203-852-2000, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, www.norwalkhospital.com.

• Western CT Health Network / Danbury Hospital - 203-797-7000, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, www.westernconnecticuthealthnetwork.org

• Norwalk Hospital Dental Health Clinic - 203-852-2146, 24 Stevens Street, Norwalk, Sliding fee scale. Appointment necessary.

• Cancer Care - 203-854-9911, 120 East Avenue, Norwalk, www.cancercare.org, Counseling, information, seminars, referrals to other support services and financial guidance.

• Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center - 203-594-5340, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, www.waveny.org, Physical, speech, occupational and cognitive therapies on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

• V.A. Medical Center in West Haven - 203-932-5711, In-patient and outpatient care. Health screening. May help with prescription drugs. V.A. health screening also available at the Stamford satellite clinic at 1275 Summer Street, Suite 102, Stamford, appointments necessary.

• Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) - 203-899-1754, 121 Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments or walk in. Sliding scale payment.

• Americares Free Clinic of Norwalk - 203-899-2493, 98 South Main Street, Norwalk, www.americares.org, Adult Clinic Tuesday 1-4 and Saturday 9-12 noon for specific medical conditions.

• Disability Resource Center Fairfield County - 203-378-6977, 80 Ferry Blvd., Suite 210, Stratford, www.drcfc.org, Provides support services and training to promote independent living skills and the rights of disabled people.

• The Talkspot speech therapy center for adults - 203-505-5723, 8B Church Street South, Westport.

• The Alzheimer’s Association - 800-356-5502, 279 New Britain Rd., Kensington, www.alz.org/ct, Information, assistance; literature and referrals; Safe Return Program; support groups; in-service education; respite program; children’s storytelling program.

• Board of Education Services for the Blind - 800-842-4510, www.besbstate.ct.us, Provides comprehensive home and community services for legally blind persons of all ages. No fee.

• Voluntary Services for the Blind - 203-324-6611, 945 Summer Street, Stamford.

Corridors newsletter

Corridors is the bimonthly newsletter for the Senior Center. It is mailed to Wilton residents who are registered voters age 60 and above. For July and August, Corridors is available at the Senior Center and on the town website at www.wiltonct.org. Just click on the newsletter icon on the right panel of the homepage.

Need computer help?

Students for Seniors, in conjunction with the Wilton Senior Center, presents a program that will help you learn all about your electronic devices. This one-on-one assistance will focus on your questions so that you learn as much as you can about your device! Just contact Neal Sarup, president of Students for Seniors, at 203-762-7751 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and open to adults in the community. Sessions take place at the Senior Center.

Coming Events

All activities take place at the Senior Center (203-834-6240) unless otherwise specified.

Friday, July 11: 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Payne; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis.

Monday, July 14: 9:15, Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 12, Movie.

Tuesday, July 15: 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, July 16: 10, Duplicate Bridge; 10, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, July 17: 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Synergy Supersalads Lunch.