Senior Center

The Cheshire Senior Center staff is available 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 person 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.


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

In addition to the services detailed below, the Senior Center hosts many programs and events, all of which are listed in our newsletter calendar, click here for our monthly newsletter.

If you would like more information please contact the Senior Center at 203-272-8286.


ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Grab and Go lunches are available on Tuesdays and Fridays to be picked up at 11:00am. Reservations must be made by Friday of the week prior by 12:00pm by calling 203-272-0047. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal. Click here for the monthly lunch menu.


SOCIAL SERVICES

Social Services provides information and runs support groups for caregivers as well as providing social support, investigative, and referral services to our seniors. Social Services also assists with Medicare Counseling (CHOICES), Energy Assistance, Renters Rebate, Long Term Planning, Application Completion and Navigation of Community Based Services.  The Social Worker also works with Crisis Intervention or the Police Department in situations that require such intervention.  For more information contact the Social Services at 203-272-8286.


TRANSPORTATION

The Senior and Transportation Services Department offers Elderly and Disabled Transportation for medical appointments, grocery & pharmacy shopping, personal appointments and senior center programs. Transportation for out-of-town doctor appointments is also available on a limited basis (see schedule below). Senior Transportation 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 for in-town service and $2.50 for out-of-town service per each entrance on the van.

Out of Town Medical Transportation Ride Availability Schedule:
Rides are accepted for out of town appointments between 10:00am and 2:00pm

Monday - Meriden Thursday - New Haven
Tuesday - North Haven & Hamden Friday - Southington
Wednesday - Wallingford


Arrangements for rides can be made by calling 203-272-0047 at least twenty-four hours in advance.

 


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.


Senior Center



 

STAFF

Stefanie D. Theroux
Coordinator of Senior Services 
Municipal Agent for the Elderly 


Kristen Schechter

Social Worker


Laura Gravel

Program Supervisor


Eileen Colwell
Transportation Dispatcher

Tracey Kozlowski

Administrative Assistant


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Senior Center:
203-272-8286


Transportation and lunch reservations:
203-272-0047


Senior Center

 

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