Senior Center News: July 16

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 the Social Services office, 203-834-6238. This week will focus on Life Care.
Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic , 203-594-5200, Geriatric Care Management Program, 3 Farm Road, Waveny LifeCare Center, New Canaan, CT 06840, . Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of adults from all areas.
Yale Geriatric Assessment Center , 203-688-6361, 789 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT   06510, mailing address:   20 York Street, New Haven, CT   06510, . The goal of Yale-New Haven Geriatric Services/Northeast Medical Group is to maintain the independence and enhance the quality of life of older people through diagnosis, assessment, treatment, follow-up care and research studies
Greenwich Hospital Geriatric Services , 203-863-4373, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT   06830, . Greenwich Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient programs to meet the unique needs of older adults, their families and caregivers. Through its Center for Healthy Aging, professional clinical services and support are offered in several specialized areas. These include memory evaluation, caregiving consultations, home safety assessment, medication interactions and psychiatry. The center has received national recognition as a Center of Excellence from the American Geriatrics Society.
Norwalk Hospital Geriatric Assessment , 203-852-3112, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT   06856, . Norwalk Hospital is a 328-bed, not-for-profit, acute care community teaching hospital that serves a population of 250,000 in lower Fairfield County. It treats all who seek their care with deserved respect; and as a teaching hospital, it nurtures and educates the medical professionals of tomorrow.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Of Fairfield County, Inc. , Wilton, CT 06897, 203-762-8958, or . A non-profit, Medicare-certified, state-licensed home health care agency, working in partnership with families. It provides skilled professional care, including visiting nurses, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as home health aides, companions and homemakers, and home care programs individually and specifically designed to meet the needs of terminally ill patients and their families with 24-hour availability of nursing care and psychological support
Waveny LifeCare Center , 203-594-5340, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840, . Waveny LifeCare offers a progression of therapeutic programs, services and living options to enhance quality of life. It provides physical, speech, occupational, and cognitive therapies on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Brookdale Place annual picnic

Brookdale Place of Wilton will host a free summer picnic on Thursday, July 23, at noon, complete with entertainment. Brookdale Place is a senior living community designed for those who need help with routine activities of daily living. The community offers personalized assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. Each year, Executive Director Wendy Kauffman invites seniors from Wilton to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and entertainment at their beautiful campus at 96 Danbury Road. This is a great way to celebrate summer. This event is free and open to the public. Call the senior center for reservations at 203-834-6240.

Jewelry workshop with Viola Galetta

Jewelry workshop will take place on Friday, July 17, 10 to noon, at the senior center. There is a $5 drop-in fee per class. Viola Galetta conducts this jewelry-making workshop. No prior experience is necessary. Enjoy the fun of making your own beaded jewelry. Select materials to match your own style.

Lunch at the Greens at Cannondale

The Greens at Cannondale is an assisted living and memory care community at 435 Danbury Road. For more than 15 years it has provided residents with exceptional care in an innovative and elegant environment. The Greens will host a free lunch and activity on Thursday, July 30, at noon.   This event is open to the public. Call the senior center for reservations at 203-834-6240.

Summer Corridors

Corridors is the bi-monthly newsletter for the senior center. It is mailed to Wilton residents who are registered voters age 60 and above. For the months of July and August, Corridors is available at the senior center and on the town website at Just click on the newsletter icon on the right panel of the homepage.

Coming events

For the week of July 17:
Friday, July 17 , 10. Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge.
Monday, July 20 , 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, July 21 , 10, Insomnia Seminar with Cathy Pierce LCSW and Lauren Hughes LCSW; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge; 12:30, Mah Jongg; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.
Wednesday, July 22 , 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.
Thursday, July 23 , 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Brookdale Place Annual Picnic for Seniors.

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.