Lynne A. Vanderslice, First Selectman
Wilton Town Hall
238 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
203-563-0100 • Fax: 203-563-0299
Web site: www.wiltonct.org
Town Hall • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Department of Social Services
Department “provides crisis intervention; short-term counseling; information and referral to local, state,
federal human service programs.” Emphasis on “services to keep older people safe and independent in their homes.” Operates Free Food Pantry at Comstock Community Center. Services for Wilton residents only.
180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6238
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Director • Sarah Heath, MS, MA, LPC, Municipal Agent • 203-834-6238
Senior Services Coordinator • Lauren M. Hughes, L.C.S.W. • 203-834-6238
Adult and Family Social Worker Phoebe Musico, L.C.S.W. 203-834-6238
Senior Activities Coordinator Stephanie Rowe, M.A. • 203-834-6240
Department of Social Services operates Senior Center as part of Comstock Community Center.
180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6240
Among wide range of programs that Center sponsors are:
Weekly: Hot lunch, Wed. & Thurs., with entertainment on Wed.; reservations required; donations requested • line dancing • t’ai chi • Comstock Writers Group • yoga • fitness & exercise activities • bingo • mah-jongg • chess • Scrabble • card games (including lessons for beginners in bridge) • Wii bowling • billiards.
Bimonthly: Corridors newsletter provides schedules and details of Center offerings. Mailed to registered voters 60 and older. Also available on Town Web site.
Monthly: Garden Club and lunch • jewelry workshop • Comstock Knitters and Crafters (biweekly) • Book Discussion Group and lunch • play reading • blood-pressure screenings • painting and sketching.
Also offered: Computer skills instruction covering computer fundamentals, Excel, Word, graphic tools, Internet usage.
Senior Center also works closely with the following, among other agencies, organizations, institutions:
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) • 203-762-0520
Gives residents 55 and older opportunity to offer their time and talents to help all nonprofit groups in Wilton, including schools, churches, Town departments.
Meals on Wheels of Wilton
Provides low-cost, high-quality, hot and cold meals delivered Mon., Wed., Fri. as needed to those who qualify. Some financial assistance possible.
439 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-762-0566
Riverbrook Regional YMCA
Wilton Family YMCA Branch offers many programs specifically for older adults.
404 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-762-8384 • www.wiltonymca.org
The Wilton Family Y offers a new program for those suffering from arthritis or other chronic pain diseases. The enhanced fitness program fosters improved health and well-being in members, including enhanced balance and flexibility, leading to stronger, healthier, more confident individuals. Free for members, $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Free for members, $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
Senior Water Exercise Class in the 25-yard pool. Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. Free for members, $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
Wilton Continuing Education offers a wide choice of courses in many areas of interest to seniors; most free.
395 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-7694
Wilton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of leisure activities for seniors of all physical capabilities, including barbecues and day trips. Seasonal pass to Merwin Meadows park available free to those 65 or older.
Director • Steve Pierce
Program Coordinator • Jim Lewicki
Administrative Secretary • Bev Hodge
180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6234
Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers
Department of Social Services provides information on and referral to such services as support groups and respite programs, particularly those offered by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. Call 203-762-8958.
Stay at Home in Wilton, CT
Nonprofit membership organization that, for a modest fee, provides services to senior citizens who desire to stay in their homes with an independent lifestyle rather than move to congregate or assisted living residential complexes. Social events are scheduled for participation in various activities. Service is provided by Coordination Directors with professional backgrounds. Using a pool of volunteers and vetted paid providers, Coordinators schedule services to meet the needs of members.
P.O. Box 46 • Wilton, CT 06897-0046 203-423-3225
Executive Coordinator • Janet Johnson
Membership & Publicity Director • Debbie Louis
Dial-a-Ride, Town program operated out of Parks and Recreation Department. Directed toward senior citizens and disabled. Limited to Wilton and Norwalk. Reservations required. Nominal fee.
203-834-6235 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
FISH, volunteer organization drives residents to medical and dental appointments in surrounding towns. Not wheelchair accessible. Call 48 hours in advance.
203-834-3737 • Mon./Wed./Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
ITN Coastal CT, offers 24/7 transportation to anywhere within six towns serviced: Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton. Annual membership fee and reasonable rates per mile or hour. • 203-858-2001
Tax Relief Programs
Assessor determines eligibility of elderly homeowners and renters requesting tax relief/grants.
Town Hall • 203-563-0121
Wilton is in Probate District 51.
Norwalk City Hall
125 East Ave.,
Norwalk, CT 06852-2009
Judge • Doug Stern
Wilton Library Association, Inc., facility is Town’s center for business research, leisure reading, cultural activities. Several programs and services designed with older adults in mind.
137 Old Ridgefield Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
203-762-3950 • Fax: 203-834-1166
Web site: www.wiltonlibrary.org
Director • Elaine Tai-Lauria
Services for seniors include:
• Aids for access and reading for those with handicaps and vision difficulties: handicapped-access entry doors; large-print collection; magnifying glasses; special computers and devices (e.g., Optelec Reader).
• Senior Resources Center: easy access to information sources especially relevant to senior interests.
• At Your Service: At Home Program: books, magazines, audiobooks mailed to homes of those unable to get to Library; special pouch provided for postage-paid return.
Call 911 for all emergencies.
240 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
Web site: www.wiltonpolice.org
“Are You OK?” Program: Telephone reassurance program available free to any resident homebound, medically disabled or over 60. Each morning, call placed to individual’s home via automatic system. If no response, second call placed. If still no response, officer dispatched to residence and relative or key holder contacted.
Web site: www.wiltonfire.org
Chief • Ronald Kanterman
236 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
Non-emergencies: 203-834-6246 or 203-834-5247
Station 2 (Marhoffer Station)
707 Ridgefield Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
Non-emergencies: 203-834-6246 or 203-834-6247
Georgetown Fire District of Town of Redding responds to calls from part of Georgetown section in Wilton.
Non-emergencies: (203) 544-8800
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC)
234 Danbury RD. • Wilton, CT 06897
Wilton’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 55+ 3,493
Total population of
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.4%
Land area: 27.4 sq. mi.