A groundbreaking ceremony took place in April for Wilton Commons, a project in the works to build 51 units of affordable, congregate housing for seniors on town-owned land close to the center of town, near the Wilton Train Station. It had been on the drawing board for more than 10 years.

Wilton Commons Inc. has been raising money for construction. Because there will be state and federal financing for the project, it would not be restricted to Wilton residents. More than 200 families, businesses and foundations have given or pledged $2 million in private funds.

Ogden House (203-762-8035) is a senior housing complex at 100 River Road. To be considered, you must qualify under federal Housing & Urban Development income and age/handicapped requirements.

The Greens at Cannondale (888-256-1707/thegreensatcannondale.com), 435 Danbury Road; Brookdale Place of Wilton Assisted Living (203-761-8999/brookdaleliving.com/brookdale-place-wilton.aspx) at 96 Danbury Road; and Meadow Ridge (203-544-7777/meadowridge.net) at 100 Redding Road in Georgetown are private complexes that offer a variety of independent and/or assisted living services, including care for Alzheimer’s patients.

A complete list of senior housing available in a 14-town region of southwestern Connecticut (including Wilton and Norwalk) is available from the Area Agency on Aging (203-333-9288) in Bridgeport.