Senior Center News: Nov. 12

Are you prepared for a major power outage at this time of the year?

In your home

Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least three days including a supply of water and non-perishable food; a battery-powered radio and flashlight with extra batteries; and special items for infants, elderly, and disabled family members.

In an evacuation

Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit with items you may need in an evacuation, including the items above plus a first aid kit and prescription medicine; an extra set of eyeglasses and hearing aids; credit cards and cash; an extra set of car keys; a change of clothes, rain gear, and sturdy shoes; and blankets or sleeping bags.

If you lose power and are not able to remain safely in your home because of extreme temperatures or other hazardous conditions, consider going to the Wilton Emergency Shelter which will be opened by the first selectman if it is needed.

The phone number for the emergency shelter is 203-216-8757. Listen to the emergency alert notification phone call from the first selectman for the location of the emergency shelter.

For additional information about how to prepare for hazards, call the American Red Cross, Mid-Fairfield County Chapter (203-227-9505) or the Wilton Fire Department (203-834-6247). Consult online resources at,, or

Register for CODE RED on the town of Wilton website

Medicare enrollment

Wilton seniors may meet with Ellen Abend, a Choices volunteer, to review their Medicare Part D plan. It is recommended that all Medicare beneficiaries review their Part D prescription plan annually to determine if the plan in which they are currently enrolled will continue to be the best plan for them in 2016. Ellen will be available in the Wilton Social Services offices every Thursday from 10 to 1 during the current open enrollment period which ends on Dec. 7.

Photo organizing

A class on organizing your photos meets on Friday, Nov. 13 and 20, from 10 to noon in the Senior Center Technology Room.

Bring your photos to be scanned into a computer. In just two mornings, you can have a beautiful book of memories for yourself or those on your holiday gift list. Fee: $45.  (Actual price of the book you select is payable to the instructor.) Registration required; call 203-834-6240.

Healthy eating

Stay at Home in Wilton and the Wilton Family YMCA branch are co-sponsoring a seminar, Healthy Eating for Seniors on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11. A local nutritionist will present healthy choices and answer questions on diet and how we should eat as we age. To register, call Janet Johnson, Stay at Home in Wilton executive director, at 203-762-2600. This event is free and takes place at the YMCA at 404 Danbury Road.

Thanksgiving lunch

The Wilton Baptist Church at 254 Danbury Road will treat the town’s senior citizens to a bountiful Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18. All are welcome! Beginning at 11:30 with hot cider, this will be the 39th year of this generous gift at no cost to Wilton seniors. The feast includes roast turkey, stuffing, side dishes, dessert, and salad.

Reservations: call the senior center at 203-834-6240 by Friday, Nov. 13. Do not call the Baptist church. Dial-A-Ride will be available. To schedule a ride call 203-834-6235.

Coming events

For the week of Nov. 13:

Friday, Nov. 13, 10, Digital Photo Book; 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan Devlieg.

Monday, Nov. 16, 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 11, Healthy Eating at the Wilton Y; 11:30 to 12:30, Blood Pressure Screening; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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; Introduction to Bridge; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10, Watercolors; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 11:30, Thanksgiving Lunch at the Baptist Church; 1, Mah Jongg; 3:30 to 5:00, Flu Clinic at visiting Nurse and Hospice.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 10 to 1, Medicare Enrollment Appointments with Ellen Abend; 12, Bingo; 12:30, Portraiture with Martha Talburt.

In the course of the renovation project, individual rooms in the senior center and social services wing of the building may, from time to time, become unavailable for public use.  All senior programs and the room assignments will be posted at or on the entrance doors. We appreciate your understanding and patience.