Center’s mission is “to provide services and programs for older adults of the Wallingford Community that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life.” Center administered by nonprofit Wallingford Committee on Aging, Inc., under contract to Town. Member Advisory Council informs and advises Executive Director regarding operations and programs of Center.
238 Washington St.,
Wallingford, CT 06492
203-265-7753 • Fax: 203-294-2117
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Executive Director • William Viola, Jr.
Social Worker • Eileen Flynn, MSW
Senior Community Café Manager
• Tanya Spruill • 203-265-3508
Activities: musical programs • speakers series • cabarets • parties • billiards
• quilting • support groups • legal clinic • safe driving courses • discussion groups • lunch bunch • bingo • bocce
• card games • art classes • art appreciation programs • dancing • mah-jongg • ping-pong • Scrabble • Wii bowling
• men’s group • senior fairs • movies
• yoga • t’ai chi • fitness and exercise programs • strength and balance training • off-site walking/golf/tennis/outdoor adventure groups
• Veterans Coffee House
Club 60 Plus: has treadmills, elliptical trainers, Nu-Steps, recumbent and upper-body cycles, and strength equipment. Membership required.
Senior Community Café: nutritious hot lunch served Mon.-Fri. at 11:40 a.m.; call 203-265-3508 between
9 a.m.-11 a.m. up to day in advance for reservation. Donation requested.
Lake View Café: alternate meal program serving breakfast, lunch, snacks beverages, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; supper served in cabaret setting, Thurs. (April-October), 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; supper reservations are required.
Meals on Wheels: for homebound and isolated; 203-401-0055.
Trips to near and far: call Center for details.
Prime Times: 12-page, full-color, professional-quality monthly newsletter.
Lounge/Library: for reading and
Senior Center staff and trained volunteers provide full range of Social Services, coordinated by Social Worker, including: information/assistance/referral • short-term counseling and follow-up • health insurance counseling • benefits counseling • outreach visits to homebound • intergenerational programs • legislative updates on state and federal programs • seminars and workshops on variety of topics
• geriatric assessments.
Registered nurse is in Senior Center Tues./Thurs./Fri. mornings to provide or coordinate variety of Health/Wellness/Fitness Programs, including: health screenings • vaccine clinics • wellness days featuring concentrated series of topics • guest speakers for lectures/discussions/workshops
• encouragement and evaluation of involvement in fitness/exercise/sports programs of Center. Nurse available for consultations: first come, first served, Tues., Thurs., Fri.
Memory Lane is a “social model” adult day program “designed to promote and maintain independence for older adults with mild cognitive and/or physical impairments.” For info, contact Debbie Markiewicz, Memory Lane Program Coordinator.
• Sandy Verrier.
Senior Center organizes curb-to-curb transportation system for “Wallingford residents age 60 and over who do not drive their own vehicles or who cannot access a public transportation system to reach their desired destination” and for vehicle owners on temporary basis under certain conditions. Reservations required by noon of preceding workday by contacting Center at 203-265-7753.
Senior transportation destinations within Wallingford, in order of priority: medical appointments • Center and Memory Lane Program • grocery shopping • banking and bill paying • other appointments (e.g., lawyer,
hairdresser) • visiting.
Information on other transportation options for seniors—such as Regional Rides Program of Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride—may be obtained from Transportation Coordinator.
Regional Rides Program.
Greater New Haven Transit
840 Sherman Ave., Hamden, CT 06514
203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6057
To cancel, change, confirm or reserve ride: 203-288-6643.
Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers
Social Worker at Senior Center has information on such services, both local and long-distance. Nurse and Memory Lane Coordinator also can advise. 203-265-7753.
Tax Relief and Similar Programs
Call 203-265-7753 or Town Tax Office at 203-294-2135.
45 S. Main St., Rm. 114.
Wallingford, CT 06492
203-294-2100 • Fax: 203-2109
Judge • Hon. Philip A. Wright, Jr.