Senior Center News: Nov. 5

Medicare enrollment

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D ends Dec. 7. 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. Abend will be available in the new Senior Center Technology Room every Thursday from 10 to 1 through Dec. 7.

Free Downloads

Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates Wilton Library’s free streaming movie and music service on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 2:30, at the senior center. Registration is strongly suggested. Call 203-762-3950, ext. 312 or visit

Photo organizing

Linda Thomas and Sharon Gialo of LT Organizing will be back for a Photo Book Workshop on Friday, Nov. 13 and 20, from 10 to noon, in the Senior Center Technology Room.

Bring your photos, Linda and Sharon will scan them into the computer for you. 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 cosponsoring 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 lunch 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.

VA hospital donations

The Veteran's Administration Hospital in West Haven is accepting knitted/crocheted items to be distributed to veterans. Knitted or crocheted afghans, scarves, and hats are welcome. (They request afghans as opposed to lapghans.) Toiletry donations are also welcomed. Wiltonian Lenore Sillery has volunteered to collect the items and deliver them to the hospital. For more information, email Lenore at or call 203-249-7854.

Coming events

For the week of Nov. 6:

Friday, Nov. 6, 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 10, Jewelry Workshop with Viola Galetta; 12, Bridge with Eleanor Mihailidis; 1:30, Intermediate Bridge with Dan Devlieg.

Monday, Nov. 9, 9:30, Coffee and Clay; 10:30, Line Dance Fusion with Beatriz Ajauro; 1, Bridge.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10, Acrylics and Oil with Althea Ericcson; 11, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 2, Mah Jongg with Kay Chann; 1, Introduction to Bridge; 2, Chair Yoga at Ogden House.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10, Open Bridge with Dan DeVlieg; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 9, Enhance Fitness with Leslie Hinshaw; 10, Drawing with Martha Talburt; 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 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.