The Ridgefield-area Chapter 4852 meets the second Wednesday (except in July and August) at 10, at the recreation center. Meetings combine socializing with a presentation by a guest speaker. The chapter also sponsors trips, ranging from day trips up to a full week away. Chapter president is George Gill. Call membership chairman Anna Cleveland at 203-438-9886 or Al Ryff at 203-438-5737. For national AARP, call 800-424-3410.

Two programs the chapter offers are the 55 Alive/Mature Driving Course and assistance with income tax preparation. The driving course meets regularly at Ridgefield Crossings. Call Ed Van Den Ameele at 203-431-3183. Ridgefielders 60 and older with low to moderate incomes may call the AARP Tax-Aide program to get help in filing their federal and state returns. The free, confidential service is available Feb. 1 to April 15. For more information, call Peter Massagli at 203-438-2755.