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
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• Senior Services Coordinator • Lauren M. Hughes, L.C.S.W. • 203-834-6238 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult and Family Social Worker Phoebe Musico, L.C.S.W. 203-834-6238 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Senior Activities Coordinator Stephanie Rowe, M.A. • 203-834-6240 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wilton Senior Center

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-jong • chess • Scrabble
• card games (including lessons for beginners in bridge) • Wii bowling
• billiards. 

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:


• 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

Programs include:

Enhance Fitness 

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.

SilverSneakers® Classic 

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.

SilverSneakers® Splash 

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
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Program Coordinator • Jim Lewicki
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Administrative Secretary • Bev Hodge
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180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
203-834-6234
Website: www.wiltonparksandrec.org

STAY AT HOME IN WILTON, INC.

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
Website: www.stayathomeinwilton.org
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Executive Coordinator
Janet Johnson
Membership & Publicity Director Debbie Louis

Transportation Services 

• 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.

Tax Relief Programs 

Assessor determines eligibility of elderly homeowners and renters requesting tax relief/grants.
Town Hall • 203-563-0121
Assessor’s Office
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Probate Court

Judge • Doug Stern 

Wilton is in Probate District 51.
Norwalk City Hall
125 East Ave.,
Norwalk, CT 06852-2009
203-854-7737
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