Senior Center News: Nov. 10

Moving forward

Synergy HomeCare will host a panel presentation on Moving Forward: Some Alternatives and Ideas on Monday, Nov. 14, at 1 the senior center. Panelists will discuss non-medical homecare, legal options for future planning, rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes, and assisted-living alternatives.

A free lunch provided by The Greens at Cannondale, Synergy HomeCare, and Brookdale Wilton will be available at noon in the café. Reservations: 203-834-6240.

Thanksgiving lunch

The Wilton Parks and Recreation Department and the senior center will treat the town’s senior citizens to a bountiful Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the newly renovated Comstock Community Center. All Wilton senior citizens are welcome.  Socializing begins at 11:30, followed by a Thanksgiving lunch at noon. The feast includes roasted turkey, stuffing, side dishes, and dessert.

Reservations:  call the senior center at 203-834-6240 by Thursday, Nov. 10. To schedule a ride with Dial-A-Ride, call 203-834-6235.

Surviving retirement

An evening presentation — Start Living: Surviving Retirement — will take place Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., in the senior center lounge.

Volunteers with OneSource Senior Living will address five key questions that every person should ask before retirement:

  1. What’s the grand plan?

  2. Do you have the cash?

  3. Should you move?

  4. When should you sell your home?

  5. Have you made an estate plan?

Although approaching retirement may be overwhelming at first, if you answer these five questions, you're well on your way to generating a solid retirement plan.

OneSource Senior Living is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization committed to informing and engaging the aging community by approaching challenges through a coordinated consideration of both longevity and retirement planning.   

This is an educational event only; no services or products will be sold. Although this is a free seminar, registration is necessary in order to prepare the workshop materials.  Call 203-834-6240 to reserve a place.

Medicare Part D

Seniors wishing to review their Medicare Part D plan may schedule an appointment with Ellen Abend, a Choices volunteer, on Thursdays from 10 to 1, through Dec. 1. The open enrollment period ends Dec. 7. Call Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238.

Coming events

For the week of Nov. 11:

Friday, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day; Senior Center closed.

Monday, Nov. 14, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Complimentary Lunch; 1, Moving Forward:  Some Alternatives and Ideas by Synergy HomeCare; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 10, Acrylics and Oil Painting with Althea Ericsson; 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, Nov. 16, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 10, Watercolor; 11:30, Thanksgiving Lunch; 1, Mah Jongg; 6, Surviving Retirement by OneSource Senior Living.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10 to 1, Medicare Part D Appointments with Ellen Abend; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt.