Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of Herman Melville's Billy Budd. Considered a classic on the level of its sibling Moby Dick, Melville’s final novel is a short work whose interpretation can follow many varied paths. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. NY residents: please contact your insurance carrier to confirm they will accept a Connecticut State class certificate. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
BYOD - Bring your own device and follow along as Melissa Baker demonstrates how to use free downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks which are available 24/7 from Wilton Library. There is something for everyone and hours of enjoyment for patrons with Wilton Library cards. Presented by Wilton Library for seniors at the Senior Center, Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
For retirees and soon-to-be-retirees, this program showcases various options for enhancing the quality of life in retirement. Retirement experts Michael Amoroso and Ingrid Gillespie will showcase new things to consider as retirement brings about enormous change, from emotional rewards to the potential of emotional dangers such as boredom, depression and addiction. Learn what to expect in transitioning to retirement and how to successfully navigate this life change. Speakers Ingrid Gillespie, BS, MS is the executive director of Communities4Action, a regional action council. She has worked for over 30 years in the human services field. Michael Amoroso, BBA, MBA ran his own marketing research firm. A retiree for 20 years, he currently provides guidance to other retirees. No charge. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, please join us for an informational panel and discussion. Topics of discussion include: medical implications of Alzheimer's, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics.
Moderator: Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter.
Panelists: Alan Siegal, MD, Internist, Geriatrician; Danielle Ancona, Therapeutic Recreation Director; Robin Roscillo, Elder Support Services; Lynda Lee Arnold, Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC.
No charge. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Registration recommended. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.