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Debbie McClelland photos
Scores of Wilton seniors and friends turned out Friday evening, July 24, for Stay at Home in Wilton’s Annual Summer BBQ at Merwin Meadows. There were hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, homemade sides, and drinks all enjoyed to musical accompaniment on a postcard summer evening.
This annual event is a celebration of summer for members, volunteers, and guests and just one of many opportunities during the year for Stay at Home members to stay connected.
Stay at Home in Wilton is part of a nationwide movement of a new generation of seniors who lead active and healthy lives and want to help others do the same while living in their own homes and communities. For an annual fee, members receive assistance from volunteers with simple household jobs, and transportation needs, such as a ride to a doctor, a store or the post office. There is also a calendar of regular social events, such as last month’s visit to Port Jefferson, N.Y., last week’s barbecue, and an annual holiday party as well as a monthly senior men’s breakfast and programs at the Wilton Senior Center.
Stay at Home belongs to a group called the Village to Village Network. There are more than 200 villages across the country. These organizations provide community, promote health and give all involved a sense of security knowing there is someone there if they need them.
Information: stayathomeinwilton.org or 203-423-3225.