Senior Center News: March 10

Tax relief  

You may receive benefits under Wilton’s tax relief program for elderly or disabled homeowners if:

  • You were at least 65 years of age or over as of Dec. 31, 2015, or your spouse was; or you were at least 60 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2015, and you are the surviving spouse of a taxpayer who qualified for tax relief at the time of his/her death; or you are under 65 years of age and permanently totally disabled under Social Security Disability; and

  • You have been a Wilton taxpayer for at least one year; and

  • You have occupied your Wilton property as your principal residence for more than 183 days during the past 12 months; and

  • Your qualifying household income for 2015 is $81,500 or less.

 You may be entitled to a reduction in your real estate tax and you may be able to postpone payment of a percentage of the tax balance.

Applications are due Friday, May 13, 2016, for tax credit and tax deferral benefits affecting your real estate tax bill payable in July 2016 and January 2017. Town of Wilton and State of Connecticut Tax Relief applications are available at the assessor’s office in town hall. The filing period for both programs is from Feb. 1 to May 13. For more information, call the Wilton Assessor’s office at 203-563-0121.

March fashion show

Join us for a fashion show at Ogden House, 100 River Road, on Wednesday, March 16. Lunch is served at noon, and the fashion show will follow in the Great Hall.

Ogden House Program Manager Betty Castillo will collaborate with Sharon Sobel, president of the Turnover Shop, on this event. The Turnover Shop in Wilton will provide fashions. Models are needed for this fun event. Additional items (jewelry, hats, gloves, handbags, etc.) from the Turnover Shop will be available for sale. Everything modeled is for sale at bargain prices. If you would like to model, call Betty Castillo at 203-762-8035.  Reservations for lunch ($3): 203-834-6240.

Future lunches

  • April 20, Wilton Police will provide a complimentary lunch; Chief Bob Crosby will speak.

  • May 18, The Hoot Owls will perform after lunch.

  • June 15, Volunteer Luncheon.

Digital photo book

Learn to create a photo album online.  Bring your photos and have them scanned into the computer. After just two morning sessions, you will have a beautiful book of memories. March 11 and 18; $50; Linda Thomas and Sharon Gialo, Instructors.

Explaining palliative care

Christine Pfeffer, director of hospice at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, will explain what palliative care is and options available. Generally, palliative care is the treatment and relief of mental and physical pain without curing the causes, especially in patients suffering from a terminal illness.

Her presentation will take place in the senior center lounge at 11:15 on Friday, March 18. Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Free income tax help

Volunteers from AARP will visit the senior center to offer free income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older. They will be here Monday, March 14, from 9:30 to noon. No appointment is necessary.

Coming events

For the week of March 11:

Friday, March 11, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Digital Photo Book; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 1:30-3, Free Senior Swim at the Y.

Monday, March 14, 9:30 –Noon, AARP Tax Help; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, March 15, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12, Duplicate Bridge with Maureen Turnier; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, March 16, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 12, Lunch and Fashion Show at Ogden House; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, March 17, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10:15, Portraiture with Martha Talburt; 12, Lunch at St. Matthew Church; 1, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.