Joseph Ganim, Mayor
Margaret Morton Government Center
999 Broad Street • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7201 • Fax: 203-576-3913
Mayor’s Commission on Senior Citizens
Members appointed by Mayor for two-year terms
to study conditions and needs of elderly and
recommend solutions to their problems.
Frances Newby • Chairperson
Robert J. Burdo • Vice Chairperson
Beverely Chimino, Frances Cidorowich
Bettie Cook, Anetha Days, Sheila Terry, Julie Vergara
Bridgeport Department on Aging
307 Golden Hill St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7993 • Fax: 203-576-7521
Public Facilities Director
John Ricci 203-576-7130
Superintendent of Recreation
Luann Conine 203-576-8080
Marie Heller 203-576-7989
Black Rock Senior Center Coordinator
Bonnie Roach 203-576-7258
East Side Senior Center Community Project Coordinator
Rosemary Wong 203-576-7212
North End Bethany Senior Center Coordinator
Carrie Taylor 203-576-7730
• Recreation and exercise programs: Variety of programs at all three senior centers, including bingo, ceramics classes, Wii practice daily, line dancing, arts, Red Hat Society club, chair exercise, trips, Grandparents Club.
• Senior Transportation Program: Free transportation for members only to Eisenhower Senior Center. Convenient pickup points throughout the city.
Bridgeport Senior Centers
Eisenhower Senior Center
307 Golden Hill St. 06604 • 203-576-7993
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ceramics Classes are Tues. and Thurs., 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Karaoke singing; Zumba; T’ai Chi; chair exercises; weekly trips are also available, along with manicures on Mondays. Call Center for information. Daily lunch provided by CW Resources, Inc.
Black Rock Senior Center
2676 Fairfield Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-576-7258 • Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exercise equipment available. • Bingo: Wed., 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Line dancing: Mon., 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Movie: Mon. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • crafts/knit classes
• Daily lunch provided at noon.
East Side Senior Center
1057 East Main St. (corner of Arctic St.) • Bridgeport, CT 06606 • 203-576-7212 • Hours 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. • Daily activities: Dominos, dartboard, bingo, billiards, LCR dice game, Sudoku, jigsaw and Jenga puzzles, ping-pong. Weekly activities highlights: Information and referrals, Choices health insurance counselor, handcraft arts, adult meditative coloring, looming knitting, music therapy, picture drawing class, karaoke singing, Merengue dancing exercise. Nutrition Spanish lunch program offered daily by CW resources, Inc.
We provide information, assistance and health insurance benefit counseling to Bridgeport senior residents 55 and older, and their families and caregivers.
We also assist in the application process of the Renters Rebate program and Connecticut Energy Assistant program. Hours: Mon-Fri., 9:00am-4:00pm 203-576-8302 or 203-576-7212.
North End Bethany Senior Center
20 Thorme St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606 • 203-576-7730
Bingo: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Chat Session: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Plus: Billiards, craft classes, exercise class, line dancing, movies, pinochle, pokeno, Wii practice.
For pickup of seniors under the Senior Transportation Program of the Department of Social Services, call 203-576-8247, 203-576-7993.
Tax Relief Programs
The City, both by itself and in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, offers several tax relief programs for the elderly and certain other groups. The programs are administered by the Tax Assessor’s Office.
Daniel J. Kenny, CCMA, SPA, Acting Tax Assessor
City Hall, Room 105, 45 Lyon Ter.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 • 203-576-7241
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
For information specifically about the tax relief
programs, call 203-576-8062.
Bridgeport Public Library System
Burroughs-Saden Library (Main Library)
925 Broad St. 06604 • 203-576-7400
Black Rock Branch
2705 Fairfield Ave. 06605 • 203-576-7025
1230 Stratford Ave, 06607 • 203-576-7828
3455 Madison Ave. 06606 • 203-576-7003
Old Mill Green Branch
1677-81 E. Main St. 06608 • 203-576-7634
Judge Paul Ganim
City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-3945 • Fax: 203-576-7898
Call 911 for all emergencies.
Bridgeport Police Department
Armando J. Perez, Chief
Headquarters: 300 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
Non-emergency complaints: 203-576-7671
Non-emergencies information: 203-581-5100
Records/Property Division: 203-581-5270
Criminal Background Checks: 203-581-5270
Victim Assistance: 203-336-5522
Bridgeport Fire Department
Richard E. Thode, Chief
Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
Non-emergencies: 203-337-2070 • Fax: 203-333-4940
Free smoke detectors: 203-335-8835
Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • 203-576-7666
Engine 3 & 4: 233 Wood Ave. • 203-576-7660
Engine/Ladder 6: 1035 Central Ave. • 203-576-7667
Engine 7/Ladder 11: 245 Ocean Ter. • 203-576-7830
Engine/Ladder 10: 950 Boston Ave. • 203-576-7673
Engine 12: 265 Beechmont Ave. • 203-576-7675
Engine 15: 104 Evers St. • 203-576-7677
Engine 16: 3115 Madison Ave. • 203-576-7678
Bridgeport’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 20,556
Total population of Bridgeport: 144,229
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 14.2%
Land area: 17.5 sq. mi.