John A. Harkins, Mayor
Stratford Town Hall, Room 202
2725 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615
203-385-4001 • Fax: 203-385-4108
Marc Dillon • Constituent Services and Outreach
Stratford Senior Services Department
1000 West Broad St. 06615
203-385-4050 • Fax: 203-385-4057
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Director Senior Services Diane Puterski
Social Services Coordinator/
Municipal Agent for Elderly Shirley Dominguez
C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator Erin McLeod
C.A.R.E.S. Activity Coordinator Mio Vazquez-Ramos
Outreach Coordinator Mary Balog
Handicapped Info and Referrals Susan M. Pawluk 203-385-4020
Transportation Scheduler 203-385-4051
Stratford Senior Services provides information and personal assistance to all Stratford residents over 60 years old with: Medicaid, Medicare, Snap, Social Security, Renters Rebate, Health Insurance Issues, Home Care Services, Energy Assistance, Farmers Market
• Outreach Program
Provides visits to homebound elderly, information about housing concerns and referrals for other services. Provides programs off-site at housing sites.
The Town runs a fully operational daily activity center for Stratford residents 55 and over. The Center offers a wide range of activities and events for both men and women. The Center also serves lunch Mon.-Fri.
The Center is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
1000 West Broad St. 06615 • 203-385-4050
Supportive Services For Families and Caregivers
For information about these services, call
Senior Services Department, 203-385-4050.
Programs, located at Baldwin Center, include:
Social Model Adult Day Program—currently offered five days a week
• Family Caregiver Counselor
Diane Puterski provides information on services offered in conjunction with the National Family Caregivers Association to those caring for adults 60 years of age and older, including: individual counseling that can assist caregivers in making decisions; caregivers’ training and education; respite care that can provide a caregiver with a much-needed break
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Town has a comprehensive transportation service for all residents over 60 years old and for all handicapped residents over 21 years old. All medical-related rides are free of charge, and nonmedical rides are $1.00 each way. Transportation is available:
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 385-4051,
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., for reservations.
Tax Relief Programs
The Town, both by itself and in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, offers several tax relief, energy assistance and rental rebate programs for senior citizens. You may be eligible if you: are aged 65 or older, totally disabled or blind, a veteran or the spouse of a veteran; meet certain income guidelines; or own a handicapped-equipped vehicle. The programs are administered by the Town Assessor’s office.
Stratford Town Hall • 203-385-4025
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2203 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10:00 a.m-8:00 p.m.; Fri.,
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m., Oct.-May.
Circulation desk: 203-385-4160; Reference desk:
203-385-4164; Administration: 203-385-4166
The Library is accessible to people with a variety of physical disabilities. It is wheelchair-accessible at the Main Street entrance and all public areas are wheelchair-accessible except for the restrooms on the first floor. (The public restroom on the Lower Level is accessible.) Individuals with disabilities may contact the Library to discuss special needs, and the Library offers materials and programs for patrons with visual or auditory disabilities.
Library Director • Sheri Szmanski
Call 911 for all emergencies.
Stratford Police Department
Joseph McNeil, Chief
900 Longbrook Ave. • Stratford, CT 06614
Non-emergencies: 203-385-4100 • Fax: 203-385-4019
Stratford Fire Department
Robert McGrath, Chief
2704 Main St. • Stratford, CT 06615
Non-emergencies: 203-385-4070 • Fax: 203-381-2081
Fire Company 2 • 1415 Huntington Rd.
Stratford, CT 06614 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4074
Fire Company 3 • 20 Prospect Dr.
Stratford, CT 06615 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4076
Fire Company 4 • 200 Oronoque Ln.
Stratford, CT 06614 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4079
Stratford Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Michael Loiz, Director
2712 Main St. • Stratford, CT 06614
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
Non-emergencies: 203-385-4060 • Fax: 203-385-4156
Web site: www.stratfordems.org
Judge Kurt M. Ahlberg
Birdseye Municipal Complex
468 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615 • 203-385-4023
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Control • 203-385-4068
Health Dept. • 203-385-4090
Planning & Zoning • 203-385-4017
Public Works Dept. • 203-385-4080
Recreation Dept. • 203-385-4052
Registrars of Voters • 203-385-4048
Tax Collector • 203-385-4030
Town Clerk • 203-385-4020
Stratford’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 12,074
Total population of the Town of Stratford: 51,384
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 23.4%
Land area: 18.7 sq. mi.