The Cheshire Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Center offers numerous opportunities for education, recreation, socialization and volunteering for everyone 55 years of age or older and those whose spouses are 55 years of age or older. The Membership annual fee per family is $5.00 for Cheshire residents and $10.00 for non-Cheshire residents. Please come visit us at 240 Maple Avenue and join our wonderful group of active and engaged members.
In addition to the services detailed below, the Senior Center hosts many programs and events, all of which are listed in our calendar found in our monthly newsletter. Our New classes will be available soon; check back here to find a class that interests you. If you would like more information, please call the Senior Center directly at 203 272-8286.
A nutritious lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon in our Dining Room. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance before 11:30 a.m. by calling 203 272-0047. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal. Click here for the monthly lunch menu.
The Senior Services Social Worker visits clients in their homes or at the Senior Center Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Social Worker provides information and runs support groups for caregivers as well as providing social, support, investigative and referral services to our seniors. The Social Worker also oversees the volunteers who visit homebound seniors and works with a crisis worker or the police in situations that require such intervention. For information call the Senior Center at 203 272-8030.
Senior Services also offers Elderly and Handicapped Transportation for both in town and out of town for medical appointments, shopping, socialization, cultural events, local restaurants and senior center programs. Arrangements for rides can be made by calling 203 272-0047 at least twenty-four hours in advance. This service is available to residents over the age of 55 or those over 21 years of age who are either temporarily or permanently disabled; all four buses are lift-equipped to handle wheelchairs and individuals that have trouble with steps. Riders make a suggested donation of 50 cents for in-town service and $2.50 for out of-town service per each entrance on the van.
Free transportation is available to seniors and disabled adults every Friday of the month through the Greater Waterbury Transit District Dial-A-Ride. Passengers may go anywhere in Cheshire, Wolcott, Waterbury, Watertown, Naugatuck, Middlebury, Prospect and Thomaston between 9:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Appointments must be made at least three days in advance. This is a great opportunity to go shopping, out to dinner or visit a friend. Please call 203 272-0047 for an application to apply for this service.
Coordinator of Senior Services