Sharon Powers will retire from her position as administrative secretary in Wilton’s Social Services Department on July 1 after 15 years as a town employee. Sharon started in the town clerk’s office and then moved to the first selectman’s office before joining Social Services in 2008.
When asked why she was retiring now, she said, “It is just time. My husband has been semi-retired for several years. Now it is my turn. We look forward to moving south to Georgia to be closer to family and old friends. The winters are milder, the cost of living is more affordable, and it is a very pretty area. It’s a better choice for retired people in many ways than remaining in Connecticut.”
She plans to volunteer, swim, and enjoy her new surroundings for a while before entertaining the thought of part-time employment. She will be missed by everyone who has gotten to know her over the past 15 years. Her friendly and helpful ways will be missed by the Social Services clients, senior center participants, and staff.
A reception for Sharon will be held on Friday, June 26, from noon until 2 at the senior center. A light lunch will be available at that time. There will be a short program at 1. Reservations are appreciated, call 203-834-6238.