Senior Center News: July 28

Lunch ’n’  Learn

Enjoy lunch at Ridgefield VNA’s new Center for Exceptional Care while learning how to declutter, sort, right-size and pack from Deirdre Dolan Nesline, owner of DeClutter by Deirdre and a senior move specialist. Deirdre can help with the difficult and emotional task of organizing and moving or organizing and staying in place. The event takes place from noon to 1:30 at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield. It is free and open to the public.  Lunch will be provided. RSVP to RVNA at 203-438-5555.

Senior resources

Wilton Department of Social Services
: Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton, CT 06897; 203-834-6238 or or Information and referral for Social Security, Medicaid (Title XIX), energy assistance, and all other benefit programs for which the elderly are eligible, including all of those listed below.

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, Inc.: 1000 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604; 800-994-9422 or General information and assistance with all services in Connecticut is available to seniors. Medical and health insurance counseling is available through the Choices Program.

Medicare Information Part A and B: 800-633-4227 or

Social Security Administration: 800-772-1213 or  Monday-Friday, 9-4:30. This site contains information on Social Security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income, and disability assistance. It also has links to many other helpful planners including a retirement calculator. It’s worth checking it out!

State Department of Social Services: Stamford Office, 1642 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06905; 866-663-9300 or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid (Title XIX), Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB) and Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB).

Consumer Credit Counseling: 800-308-2227 or  Nonprofit statewide community service offers financial counseling and debt management.

State Department of Veterans’ Affairs: 75 Middle Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604; 203-336-2570. Help with a variety of benefits and other concerns of veterans.

National Council On Aging: The National Council on Aging serves to improve the lives of millions of older adults especially those who are struggling.  It has benefits checkup, economic checkup, and Medicare check up links on the website.

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 29:

Friday, July 29, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Bridge with Sharon Frost.

Monday, Aug. 1, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo; 11-1, Walk-in Biometric Screenings at Ridgefield VNA; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10, Open Bridge; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, DeClutter Presentation at Ridgefield VNA; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Aug. 4, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12:00 Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.