Senior Center News: July 31

The Greens at Cannondale will host a complimentary lunch and bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at noon at The Greens, 435 Danbury Road. Come enjoy a delicious lunch in the charming Greens Café.  Call the senior center for reservations:  203-834-6240.

Services available to seniors

For Wilton’s seniors and 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 Geriatric Assessment and Life Care, Part I.

Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, Geriatric Care Management Program, 3 Farm Road, Waveny Care Center, New Canaan: 203-594-5200, www.waveny.org.

Yale Geriatric Assessment Center, 789 Howard Avenue, New Haven. Mailing address:  20 York Street, New Haven, CT,  06510: 203-688-6361, www.ynhh.org.

Greenwich Hospital Geriatric Services, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich: 203-863-4373, www.greenhosp.org.

Norwalk Hospital Geriatric Assessment, 34 Maple St., Norwalk: 203-852-3112, www.norwalkhosp.org.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Wilton: 203-762-8958, www.visitingnurse.net. A non-profit, Medicare certified, state licensed home health care agency, working in partnership with families. Provides skilled professional care, including:

  • Visiting nurses, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, home health aides, companions and homemakers.
  • 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.
  • Volunteers available for emotional support and companionship for patients and their families.
  • Numerous support groups and educational workshops.
  • Respite care for families and caregivers.
  • Special programs for the frail elderly and acutely ill.

Ridgefield & Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield: 203-438-5555, www.ridgefieldvna.org. A non-profit, Medicare certified, state licensed home health care agency. Provides skilled professional care, as well as home health aides, companions and homemakers.

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

Need technology help?

Need help with your computer? Confused with your new iPad? Don’t know how to use your phone? We’re here to 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 in on your questions so that you learn as much as you can about your device. To schedule an appointment, contact Neal Sarup, president of Students for Seniors, at 203-762-7751.  This service is free and open to adults in the community. Sessions take place at the Wilton Senior Center.

Coming Events

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

For the week of Aug. 1:

  • Friday, Aug. 1: Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine at 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta at 10, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis at 12, Free Swim at the Wilton Y from 1:30 to 3.
  • Monday, Aug. 4: Enhance Fitness with Laura Mars at 9:15, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Araujo at 10:30, Movie at 12, Encore Bridge with Maureen Turnier at 12.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 5: Yoga with Denise O’Hearn at 11, Lunch and Bingo at The Greens at Cannondale at 12, Chair Yoga at Ogden House at 2.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 6: Duplicate Bridge with Dan at 10, Tai Chi with Julienne Camhi at 10, Mah Jongg at 1, Reflections in Art at The Greens at Cannondale at 3:15.
  • Thursday, Aug. 7: Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw at 9, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn at 10, Blood Pressure Screening from 11 to 12, Lunch at 12, Bingo at 12:45.