Senior Center News: Nov. 24

Movie time

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 3, Stay at Home in Wilton will show the movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, in the senior center lounge. This movie is the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Plan to come and enjoy this delightful movie!

Stay at Home in Wilton gift certificate make great holiday gifts. You may find yourself suddenly needing a ride or help fixing a leaky faucet or sagging curtain rod. Stay at Home in Wilton is ready to assist with these problems as well as offering many social activities. An annual membership is $360 for a single and $480 for a couple.

For holiday gift certificates, call Janet Johnson, executive coordinator, at 203-762-2600 by Dec. 19, for guaranteed delivery.

Holiday luncheon

A holiday luncheon will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, from noon to 1:30 at the Comstock Community Center. The lunch is sponsored by the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $5. Reservations: 203-834-6234.

Play reading  

A reading of Arthur Miller’s The Price will take place with Andrea Ragusa in the senior center café on Monday, Dec. 5, at 12:30. This 1968 play takes place in the attic of a brownstone apartment building in New York City. It deals with family dynamics, relationships, the price of furniture, and the price of one’s decisions. Reservations:  203-834-6240.

Energy assistance  

The Wilton Social Services Department is available to help you apply for state assistance with your heating bills. Approximate income guidelines for eligibility state that a single individual may earn no more than $33,880; a couple’s maximum income may not exceed $44,305. Income includes wages, social security, pension, rental income, child support, and interest.

There is also a liquid assets test including checking and savings accounts, CDs, stocks/shares, bonds, annuities, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. For homeowners, the first $15,000 in liquid assets, and for other households, the first $12,000 in liquid assets, is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, is added to the annual gross income, for a total that must be below the income guidelines.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to fill out an application, call Sarah Muccio at Wilton Social Services (203-834-6238).  New documentation is required each year.

Medicare Part D

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D ends Dec. 7. There is one more opportunity for an appointment for assistance in reviewing this prescription plan. Appointments are on Thursdays from 10 to 1 at the senior center. Call Debbie Wolyniec at 203-834-6238 to schedule an appointment.

Coming events

For the week of Nov. 25:

Friday, Nov. 25, Senior Center Closed.

Monday, Nov. 28, 10:30, Line Dance Fusion; 12, Movie; 1, Encore Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 9:45, Fit and Fabulous with Sharon Rubenstein; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30, Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House; 3, Movie:  Florence Jenkins Foster presented by Stay at Home in Wilton.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 9:30, Sewing at Ogden House; 10, Open Bridge with Michael Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10 to 1, Medicare Part D Appointments with Ellen Abend; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11 to 12, Blood Pressure Screening by Visiting Nurse and Hospice; 12, Lunch; 12:30, Pencil Drawing with Martha Talburt; 12:45, Bingo.