Senior Center News: June 30

Medicare enrollment alert

This is a reminder that when you turn 65 you are required to enroll in Medicare Part A.  If you are still working and covered under an insurance plan provided by your employer, you can postpone enrolling in Medicare Part B until you retire, but you are still required to activate your Medicare Part A. This is a very simple process and can be completed online by going to the web site or you can call Lauren Hughes at the Wilton Department of Social Services, 203-834-6238, and she will be happy to assist you.

The enrollment period begins three months before the month of  your 65th birthday and extends for three months after. If you do not enroll during this period, even if you are still covered under your employer’s insurance, you risk future financial penalties.

Biometric screenings

Starting Monday, July 11, RVNA is holding weekly walk-in biometric health screenings on Mondays from 11 to 1 at its new offices at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.  Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose tests will be available and include a private consultation with a registered nurse. The fees are $25 for one test, $50 for two, and $65 for all three.  If this is not a convenient time, appointments can be made by calling 203-438-5555.

Drop-in exercise

Drop-in exercise classes continue through the summer at the Wilton Senior Center. Choose among Line Dance Fusion, It’s Time to BeMoved!, Tai Chi, Tuesday and/or Thursday Yoga, Feldenkrais, Chair Yoga at Ogden House. See the schedule below.

Coming events

For the week of July 1:

Friday, July 1, Senior Center Closed.

Monday, July 4, Senior Center Closed.

Tuesday, July 5, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, July 6, 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Duplicate Bridge with Lois Bruce; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, July 7, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch, 12:45, Bingo.