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Stay At Home In Wilton members have access to transportation, friendly visitors, vendor services, educational seminars, and a wide array of social events.

More and more frequently, America’s senior citizens are choosing to remain in their homes and communities as they grow older.

Stay at Home in Wilton offers seniors supportive services and resources, along with social and educational programs that unite its members as a community and enhance their efforts to remain independent, active and connected. 

June 30, 2020,
 
Dear Members:
 
We hope this letter finds you well and looking forward to the gradual reopening of “normal” life in Wilton. We have been so pleased to hear that you have been coping well with the pandemic and have shown patience and resilience. Many of you have told me how much you’ve enjoyed becoming proficient on Zoom and enjoying our “virtual” events. More of these will be scheduled, and we will continue to offer tech help, so check your email! 
 
We wanted to let you know that we have been busy putting together a schedule of exciting summer and fall programs that will get us back into the swing of things. The following list of  events is subject to confirmation in the coming weeks, but we are hopeful that most or all of them will be held as planned. Details will follow in our July newsletter.
 
JULY: Zoom meeting with an occupational therapist from Nursing and Hospice of Fairfield County on the subject of making your home safe.
 
AUGUST: Barbecue and prospective member party at the Grange, featuring the usual delicious summer menu and the ice cream truck.
 
SEPTEMBER: Presentation by the Wilton Fire Department along with explanation of free smoke alarm installation by Stay at Home staff.
 
OCTOBER: Gala 10th anniversary celebration at the Shore and Country Club, Norwalk.
 
NOVEMBER: Presentation on coronavirus, the flu, and other concerns by an infectious disease specialist from Norwalk Hospital.
 
NOVEMBER: Thanksgiving potluck luncheon.
 
DECEMBER: Holiday party.
 
 Stay well, be safe, and feel free to call Janet Johnson (762-2600) with any questions or concerns.
 
Hoping to see you all very soon!
 
With warm regards,
 
 
Sally Maraventano Kirmser
 

COVID UPDATES:

Stay at Home in Wilton encourages our members to follow the guidelines for prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as set forth by the CDC/NIH.  For detailed information you can visit their link: http://www.nih.gov

We understand you are inundated with information from all sources.  Here are some consolidated resources for our area that will provide up-to-date information:  

For the state of Connecticut, please visit https://portal.ct.gov

We work with the Social Services Department of Wilton on many joint projects. We will defer to them and their resources on the status of any events hosted at the Senior Center.  As of now, The Comstock Community Center is closed so please check the town’s website http://www.wiltonct.org for all Senior Center and Town of Wilton updates. Their phone number is 203-834-6238, and if you have any specific questions, you can also email Sarah Heath at sarah.heath@wiltonct.org. In addition, the Food Pantry will be accessible from the outside side entrance of the Comstock Community Center if needed. The Dial-a-Ride program is currently suspended.  

If you are in need of a food delivery you can contact Meals on Wheels at 203-762-7303.  You can also visit  www.peapod.com to schedule a grocery delivery from Stop and Shop.  There may be a several day delay due to heavier traffic. Stew Leonards is offering delivery to Wilton, visit https://shop.stewleonards.com

Here is a recap of local stores and modified hours for seniors:

STORES ARE ADOPTING POLICIES TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SHOPPERS IN THE STORE AND WILL BE TAKING OTHER PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY SO BE AWARE OF THESE NEW GUIDELINES WHEN YOU SHOP.   IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE SHOPPING. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK, AND NEED ONE, YOU CAN CONTACT HELPING HANDS BELOW OR IF YOU WANT TO MAKE ONE AT HOME, THE CDC HAS PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING LINK https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

STOP AND SHOP– Special senior 60+ shopping hours each day from 6:00-7:30 AM.  

CARALUZZI’S  Special senior 65+ shopping hours for seniors from 6:30-7:30 AM.   

VILLAGE MARKET– Announced their new store hours, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM.  In addition, for customers over 70 starting on March 23rd if you place an order by 4:00 PM, they will do curbside delivery the next day during the hours of 1:00- 4:00 PM. NOTE:  Weekday orders only.  Place orders Monday-Friday for pickup Tuesday- Saturday.  No ice cream… They ask you limit your order to 20 items and restrict orders to 2 per household per week.  Please email orders to orders.villagemarketwilton@gmail.com with as much details as possible and include your phone number so they can call with any questions and get your credit card information.  

WALMART– On Tuesday- Senior Shopping -6:00-7:00 AM

TRADER JOE’S- Special senior help from 9:00-10:00 AM offers a special line to enter the store with added help from associates. 

If you cannot leave your home and need aid or care, the following nursing or home care agencies may be of assistance:

  • Visiting Nurses and Hospice- “Ask a Nurse” hotline for inquiries about health concerns, 203-834-6341, ext. 500 or email health@visitingnurse.net
  • RVNA Health  203-438-5555

 

NOW THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED AN ORDER REQUIRING MASKS TO BE WORN IN PUBLIC, if you need a mask you can contact Warrior Helpers at: Warriorhelpers20@gmail.com or visit their website: www.warriorhelpers.org

 

HELPING HANDS  is a new volunteer group in Wilton established in coordination with the Town of Wilton and Wilton Social Services. Helping hands offer help with grocery shopping, pharmacy pick-ups or a friendly call to check in.  Call Peg Koellmer at 203-451-8479 to coordinate.

If you have questions about your personal health, contact your physician directly.  If you or someone in your family needs testing call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 888-667-9262 that services Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals. The Yale Hotline at 203-432- 6604 to see where adequate testing is occurring.  Also, if you need to fill a prescription and cannot get to a pharmacy yourself, your family member or caregiver will need to know your date of birth. CVS does online refills, but you need to visit their website at https://www.cvs.com or call our local store at 203-762-5020.

It is important to maintain your health during this time so try to maintain your physical activity.  If you have access to an outside area try to get some fresh air daily.  Walk if you can while retaining social distancing.  The Wilton YMCA offers free online classes for all ages.  You can access their virtual online classes by visiting https://www.wiltonymca.org

For more cultural distractions, many museums are offering virtual gallery tours and concert venues are offering online concerts.   Here are some sites to visit to see what they are offering:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

https://www.cnn.com/style/article//what-to-do-at-home-streaming-art-mueums-concerts-coronovirus-trnd/index.html

Stay at Home in Wilton will not continue to offer our members transportation as we all need to follow the guidelines deemed necessary by the CDC.   If the information above has not answered your questions, please call Janet Johnson, Executive Coordinator of Stay at Home in Wilton at 203-762-2600 if you need further help.   We will do our best to help you in any way.

We will keep you posted.

Sally Maraventano Kirmser

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Join Us!

Become A Member

Membership dues are $360 for a single and $480 for a couple. The support of our generous donors allows us to keep our dues low.

Be A Volunteer

Volunteers provide friendly visits, handyman repairs, household help and transportation.

Donate

Over 100 local businesses and individuals support us! All donations are tax deductible.

Upcoming Events

 

SAHW designates events sponsored by Stay at Home in Wilton

“Stay at Home is the best thing that has happened to seniors in Wilton.” -Doug Jones

“Meeting and interacting with our members has enriched my life.” - Dick King

“I’ve become an authority on comfortable cars and great drivers; sometimes we forget where we’re going because we are having so much fun.” -Gordon Nugent

“The one-on-one technology is most helpful; it gives us specific answers to our questions.” - Giedra Troncone

“I like the ease of getting names of vendors who have been prescreened for reliability and honesty.” - Kay Chann

Contact Information

Stay at Home in Wilton, Inc.
P.O. Box 46
Wilton, CT 06897-0046
203-762-2600
info@stayathomeinwilton.org

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We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. For pennies a day, members have access to resources, services and events – all included in the low membership fee.