Bridgeport 
Mayor’s Commission on Senior Citizens

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.

Chairperson • Frances Newby
Vice Chairperson • Robert J. Burdo

Bridgeport Department on Aging

307 Golden Hill St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7993 • Fax: 203-576-7521
Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Acting Director
Craig Nadrizny • 203-576-7130
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Superintendent of Recreation
Luann Conine • 203-576-8080
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• Recreation and exercise programs: Variety of programs at all four city-operated 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

Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center

307 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7993
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Project Director • Marie Heller
203-576-7993
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Membership to Eisenhower Center is free to all Bridgeport residents. Free transportation is provided to and from the Center. Center offers the following activities on a weekly basis: Ceramic classes; Computer class; Tai-Chi; Zumba and Chair Exercise; Karaoke; Bingo and Pokeno; Cards; Billiards; Wii; Dominos; Knitting; Manicures and Pedicures; and Hair Cutting. A daily nutritional lunch is provided by CW Resources, Inc.

A quarterly Newsletter that lists all activities and trips is provided at the front desk. A certified counselor is at the Center twice a month to provide assistance or answer any questions. Center also provides assistance for the Renter’s Rebate Program.

Black Rock Senior Center
2676 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605 • 203-576-7258 Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Executive Director • Bonnie Roach
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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.
Bridgeport, CT 06608
203-395-8366
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Executive Director • Rosemary Wong
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Free membership for Bridgeport residents 55+. A nutritious lunch is provided by CW Resources as a private/federally funded program for those 60+. Members must make reservations in advance by visiting the Center.

Members’ Activities: Dominos, Bingo Mania, Jumbo Word/Number Search, Meditative Adult Coloring, Checkers,
Wii® Virtual Games, Dancercise, Members’ Birthday Bashes, Excursion Bus Trips, Music/Singing Therapy, Therapeutic Work in Garden, Creative Painting, Handcraft Arts, Board Games.

North End Bethany Senior Center
20 Thorme St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606 203-576-7730
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Executive Director • Carrie Taylor
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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.

Hall Senior Center
52 George E. Pipkin’s Way
Bridgeport, CT 06608
203-345-2000 • Hours:
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Program Director • Edith Peralta
203-345-2028
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Hall Senior Center is not operated by the City of Bridgeport. It is one of the Hall Neighborhood House projects. The Center addresses the health, social, emotional, and recreational needs of community seniors through a variety of programs. Bridgeport residents at least 60 years of age or older are eligible to take part in the Center’s activities. The Center has a 25-passenger bus that transports seniors to and from the Center and on its many field trips. 

Activities: arts and crafts; assistive referrals; field trips; intergenerational art education; health screenings and preventative health education; recreational and social events; special events; workshops.

Transportation Services

For pickup of seniors under the Senior Transportation Program of the Department of Social Services,
call 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.

Tax Collector
City Hall, Room 105, 45 Lyon Ter.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7271 • Fax: 203-332-5521

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For information specifically about the tax relief programs, call 203-576-8062.

Probate Court 

Judge • Paul Ganim 

City Hall Annex., 999 Broad St. Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-3945

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