Alzheimer’s Informational Panel
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 – 9 p.m.
In support of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Wilton Library hosts an informational panel and discussion. Topics include how to communicate with an Alzheimer’s patient, information on the medical, legal and financial implications of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Panel includes an experienced family caregiver. Moderator: Tania Paparazzo, MSW – Southwestern Regional Director, Connecticut Alzheimer’s Association. Panelists: Alan Radin MD – Internist, Geriatrician and Medical Director of Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; Lyn Eliovson – Elder Care Attorney, founder and principal of the Law Offices of Eliovson & Tenore in Fairfield; Danielle Ancona – Therapeutic Recreation Director, Dementia Care Coordinator & Community Outreach, Wilton Meadows Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; Robin Roscillo – representing family members and discussing her personal story. No charge. Co-sponsored by the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Wilton Meadows and Wilton Library. Registration recommended.
AARP Driver Safety Class
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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. Registration required. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members.
Maximizing Social Security Benefits
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make when it comes to your retirement. There are a number of common mistakes people make when signing up for benefits and to make it even harder, the rules keep changing. This is a great opportunity to understand key concepts before applying for Social Security. Several little-known strategies may boost lifetime benefits & increase retirement income by tens of thousands. Please see registration link for more details about the subject and speakers. Our speakers will be Michael Alimo and David Weyner, both financial services advisors. No charge. Registration recommended.
Senior Center Book Discussion: All Quiet on the Western Front
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 11 – noon.
Ray Rauth will lead a discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. As we in 2014 observe the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, this classic novel of WWI, written from the German perspective, demands to be read. The book does not focus on the heroic stories of war but gives a view of the conditions in which the soldiers find themselves and which they must endure. 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.