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.



CHESHIRE SENIOR CENTER WINS NATIONAL 2022 PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE AWARD




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, Thursdays, 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 $1.00 for in-town service and $3.00 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 
Tuesday - North Haven & Hamden
Wednesday - Wallingford
Thursday - New Haven & West Haven VA
Friday - Southington & Waterbury Outpatient VA Clinic


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

Any questions or concerns regarding our Transportation Services,
please contact:
Coleen Bankowski
Cheshire Senior Center
240 Maple Avenue
Cheshire, CT  06410 
203-272-0047
[email protected]


Title VI Policy


Title VI is a Federal statute and provides that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal funding.


Title VI objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the level and quality of public transportation service is provided in a nondiscriminatory matter.
  • Promoting full and fair participation in public transportation decision-making without regard to race, color, or national origin.
  • Ensuring meaningful access to transit-related programs and activities by persons with limited English proficiency.


If you feel that you have been discriminated against, please contact the Cheshire Senior Center at 203-272-8286 or [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss and address these concerns.

Section 5310 Policies Regarding Service Animals, Passengers Traveling with Respirators or Portable Oxygen, and Passengers without a Mobility Devices wishing to use the Lift to Board the Vehicle, please click HERE.




Notificiation of Rights for the Title VI Policy please click HERE

For the full Title VI Policy please click HERE.

For the full Title VI Complaint Procedure, please click HERE

For the full Title VI Complaint Form, please click
  HERE



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 Cherry

Social Worker


Laura Gravel

Program Supervisor


 Coleen Bankowski
Transportation Manager

Tracey Kozlowski

Administrative Assistant


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Senior Center:
203-272-8286

 


 

Transportation and lunch reservations:
203-272-0047

 


Senior Center

 

 

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