Spinning for Breast Cancer Awareness and Wilton Social Services

This week, JoyRide Wilton is hosting two events to benefit local organizations.

First up, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s a “PINK! and Friends” theme ride, at 12 noon today, Tuesday, Oct. 6. Riders are encouraged to wear pink to show support. Following the class , the studio’s lunch partner, Cafe Ruche, will offer free strawberries and kale smoothie samples. For every pink smoothie purchased in October, Café Ruche will donate $2.00 to PinkAid for breast cancer awareness and JoyRide Wilton will match it.

Then, on Thursday, Oct. 8, the Wilton Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Warrior Ride” spin-raiser. All proceeds benefit the Wiliton Department of Social Services to purchase gifts to be given to their client’s children at the holidays. Bikes can be booked online for $50 and all funds raised will support Wilton Social Services.

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26 Wilton High School Students Earn National Merit Commendations

Wilton High School recognized 26 students who were named “Commended Students” in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. These Commended Students placed among the top 5-percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The WHS students named are:

Albert Cai
Kevin Chabrier
Kevin Collins
Elliot Connors
Andrew Floyd
Shannon Golden
Jack Heinemann
Christina Holmgren
Jessica Huffman
Daniel Jensen
Katherine Kenneally
Dean Kim
Jessica Kobsa
Mariana Lebrija
Ashley Li
Claire McCullough
Theodore Molina
Andrew Murphy
Riley Nichols
Ilana R. Olin
Matthew Ravichandran
Joseph Saldutti
Catherine Sanna
Alexander Scaperotta
Maya Seshan
Jacob Zellmer

Wilton’s Visiting Nurses Conduct Community Flu Clinics

Flu season is fast approaching and Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will hold 14 flu clinics in Wilton this fall.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon:  Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Rd.
Monday, Oct. 19, 3:30-5 p.m.:  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:  Wilton Kiwanis Club meeting at WEPCO, 48 New Canaan Rd.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 3-4:30 p.m.:   Bankwell Wilton, 47 Old Ridgefield Rd.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-3 p.m.:  Wilton Family YMCA, 404 Danbury Rd.   A flu clinic will also be held at the Wilton Senior
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.:  Wilton Senior Center, 180 School Rd.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.:  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will also hold an additional seven flu clinics at its offices at 761 Main Ave., Suite 114, in I-Park at the intersection of Kent Rd. and Rte. 7 on the Wilton/Norwalk town line. These clinics will be held every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-5 p.m. from Oct. 7 through Nov. 18.

Anyone 3-years of age or older can receive the seasonal flu vaccine at these clinics and there is no residency requirement.

“The flu shot is safe and the single most effective way to prevent influenza, decrease its complications and help stop the spread of flu,” said Melody Matheny-Orpen, RN, community health coordinator at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “Anyone wishing to avoid contracting or spreading influenza should receive the flu shot prior to flu season, which usually begins in December.”

All flu clinics are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis and appointments are not necessary. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The cost of a flu shot is $42, payable by cash or check, or it can be billed directly to Medicare Part B, Anthem, Aetna or HealthyCT. Please bring insurance cards to the clinic at the time of the vaccine. Those wishing to receive the flu vaccine are encouraged to wear short sleeves or sleeves that are easy to roll up.

For more information, please call the Flu Hotline at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203.834.6341, ext. 444.