Harry Rilling, Mayor
125 East Ave. • Norwalk, CT 06851-5125
Main no.: 203-854-3200 • Web site: www.norwalkct.org
Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Senior Services Coordinating Council/The Senior Umbrella
11 Allen Rd., Room 8 • Norwalk, CT 06851
203-847-2830 • Fax: 203-849-1285 • Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Municipal Agent for the Elderly (City of Norwalk) and Case Managers provide seniors and their families with: information about appropriate services and programs; application assistance for services and programs, including medical insurance counseling; advocacy for seniors having difficulty getting the help that they need. The Council works closely with many public and private agencies, and Case Managers make home visits when needed.
Norwalk Senior Center, Inc.
Nonprofit organization, operating in two locations, with the mission of “empowering adults 55+ for personal independence, healthy aging, social connection and lifetime learning.” Annual $20 membership fee. Center provides transportation to its locations. Detailed information available: Web site: www.norwalkseniorcenter.org
• Norwalk Senior Center
11 Allen Rd. • Norwalk, CT 06851 • 203-847-3115
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Executive Director • Beatrix Winter
Program and Event Coordinator • Cheryl Scicchitano
Community Outreach Director • Eva Beau
Transportation Manager • Remy Exantus
Activity Programs include: Senior Cafe lunch, $3 donation requested—reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance; bingo, Thurs., 12:45 p.m. Thursday nights, Bingo at 6:30 PM at 11 Allen Road—attendees are eligible for cash prizes. Players must be at least 12 years of age. $1.00 entry fee and a minimum purchase of 2 all night games required. Food & soft drinks are available for purchase.; bocce, Wed.,10 a.m. (weather permitting); billiards, card and tile games, variety of regularly scheduled games—call for information; Computer Learning Center; a variety of exercise programs ranging from aerobics to yoga, to fit a multitude of fitness levels; Health & Wellness presentations on medical issues by Norwalk Hospital and area physicians; also: individual health screenings; blood pressure monitoring; nutritional counseling.
• Norwalk Senior Center South
Center features multicultural, bilingual programming.
92 Cedar St. • Norwalk, CT 06854 • 203-299-1500
Fax: 203-299-0441 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Social Service Coordinator • Maureen Eustache
Programs and services include: lunch; health programs and screenings; counseling services; support groups; help in filing for financial assistance and housing programs; document translation; special trips, parties, luncheons; citizenship preparation classes; English as a Second Language; armchair aerobics exercise; sewing classes; pokeno; penny bingo and dominoes; computer classes; Spanish classes for beginners; crafts; shopping trips; line dancing; blood pressure clinics; Tai Chi.
• Coastal Link, public bus service traveling Route 1 through towns from Norwalk to Milford for only $1.25.Service at various hours six days and seven late
afternoons/evenings a week. • 203-852-0000
• Dispatch-a-Ride, door-to-door transportation within Norwalk for disabled persons meeting eligibility requirements. • $2.50 per ticket • 203-299-5180
• Easy Access/Town-to-Town, transportation for disabled Norwalk residents meeting eligibility requirements to various points in towns neighboring Norwalk. 203-299-5180
• FISH of Norwalk, free transportation by volunteer organization to medical destinations for those in need.
• ITN Coastal CT, offers 24/7 transportation to anywhere within six towns serviced: Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, WIlton.
Annual membership fee and reasonable rates per mile or hour • 203-858-2001.
Norwalk “Wheels” Bus Service • 60¢ for seniors and disabled, $1.25 all others.
Senior Center Transportation:
Norwalk Senior Center provides door-to-door transportation for members to and from Center (11 Allen Rd.) and Norwalk Senior Center South (92 Cedar St.) in wheelchair-accessible vehicles for those who cannot transport themselves. Modest fee charged. Reservations required. Morning Pickup Routes: 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. Afternoon Trips Home: Mon. & Wed.,12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Weekly Shopping Trips: from Center and Center South, Mon. & Wed., 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Senior Center Transportation Manager:
Remy Exantus • 203-847-3115, Ext. 107
Tax Relief Programs
Office of the Assessor manages tax exemption/credits/deferral programs. Department’s “goal is to help taxpayers to remain in their homes and in Norwalk.”
City Hall, Room 106 • 203-854-7888
Fax: 203-854-7986 • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Assessor • Michael Stewart
Tax relief programs include:
• State and City Elderly (“Circuit Breaker”) Credits • Veteran’s Exemption • Disability Exemption • Blind Person Exemption • Given Year Tax Deferral
Norwalk has four libraries open to general public. Norwalk Public Library and South Norwalk Branch Public Library are City institutions. East Norwalk Library is project of civic group, East Norwalk Improvement Association, and housed in Community Center.
Rowayton Library is an independent library.
For information on Norwalk libraries, access:
Web site: www.norwalklib.org
• Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Ave. • Norwalk, CT 06850 • 203-899-2780
Hours: Mon., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Tues./Fri./Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wed., 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Library Director • Christine Bradley
• South Norwalk Branch Library
10 Washington St. • Norwalk, CT 06854
Hours: Mon./Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;
Tues., 12 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Assistant Director of Library System • Sherelle Harris
• East Norwalk Library
51 Van Zant St. • East Norwalk, CT 06855
Web site: www.eastnorwalklibrary.org
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.;
Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m
Librarian • Maureen Tovish
• Rowayton Library
33 Highland Ave. • Rowayton, CT 06853
203-838-5038 • Web site: www.Rowayton.org
Library Director • Cynthia F. Johnson
City Hall, Room 232 • 203-854-7737
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2009
Norwalk, CT 06852-2009
Judge • Anthony J. DePanfilis
Call 911 for all emergencies.
Department emphasizes “citizen input . . . to help us to improve and achieve our goals.”
One Monroe St. • Norwalk, CT 06854
Web site: www.norwalkpd.com
Chief • Thomas E. Kulhawik
Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Department responsible for responding to residents’ calls and emergencies involving fire, medical services,
hazardous materials, rescues and vehicle extractions.
Temp. Headquarters (Station 2): 100 Fairfield Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06854 • 203-866-3312 • Fax: 203-866-7768
Web site: www.norwalkfd.com
Chief • Laurence Reilly
• Station 1, 90 New Canaan Ave.
• Station 2 (Headquarters), 121 Connecticut Ave.
• Station 3, 56 Van Zant St.
• Station 4, 180 Westport Ave.
• Station 5, 23 Meadow St.
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Control • 203-854-3240
City Clerk • 203-854-7701
Norwalk Motor Vehicle Dept. • 800-842-8222
Public Works • 203-854-3200 (customer service)
Registrars of Voters • 203-854-7996
Tax Collector • 203-854-7731
Town Clerk • 203-854-7747
Norwalk’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 15,506
Total population of Norwalk: 85,603
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 18.1%
Land area: 22.8 sq. mi.