Adam W. Dunsby, First Selectman

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Commission for the Aging

Develops policies and exercises oversight regarding needs of senior citizens.

Acting Chair • Joel Peskay

Linda Dollard • Gail Gay • Phyllis Machledt • Karen Martin • Mary Pajonas • Margaret Silvestri • Lisa Tasi

Municipal Agent/Senior Services

Responsible for referrals and assistance with federal, state and local programs, including, but not limited to, Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicare and Fuel Assistance for Easton residents over the age of 60.

Alison Witherbee • 650 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612
203-268-1137 • Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Social Services Director

Administers various programs to assist disabled and low-income Easton residents under the age of 60.
Alison Witherbee • 203-268-1137

Senior Center

Center is “intellectual, educational, cultural and social center for adults of all ages, but especially for retirees, seniors and physically challenged adults . . . . purpose is to enrich the town . . . and to provide assistance to [those] in need.”
650 Morehouse Rd. 06612 • 203-268-1145
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Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Director • Val J. Buckley

Programs and services include:
• Availability of: audiobooks, cable TV, computers, CDs, DVDs, fax machine, Internet cafe, investment data, large-print books, Optelec reader, periodicals, photocopier, therapy equipment, video library.
• Opportunities for: arts and crafts, quilting, knitting, weaving, card and board games, bridge lessons, bowling,
ceramics, culinary classes, driver’s ed for elderly, film showings, trips, musical programs, excercise programs.
• Presentations on: law, finance, art, religion, more.
• Scheduled presence of: hair stylist, handyman, massage therapist, notary public/justice of the peace, seamstress.
• Trips: day and vacation trips.
• Dial-a-Ride: van transportation 7 days a week.

Supportive Services FOR Families and Caregivers/Transportation Services

Contact Municipal Agent/Senior Services, Social Services Director and Senior Center for information on these
services.

Tax Relief Programs

On matters relating to assessments and elderly, Office of the Assessor prepares homeowners’ forms to be sent to state for approval.
Town Hall • 203-268-6291 • Fax: 203-268-4928
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Assessor • Teresa Rainieri

Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee assists with local tax relief issues. In September 2008 an ordinance recommended by the Committee was approved by a town meeting. The ordinance raised the income limit for the existing tax abatement program in phases from $70,000 in 2008 to $85,000 in 2011 and added two new options to the program: a tax freeze and a tax deferral plan.

Public Library

691 Morehouse Rd. 06612
203-261-0134 • Fax: 203-261-0708
• www.easton.library.org
Hours: Mon. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. & Wed.,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Director • Lynn Zaffino
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Probate Court

Easton is part of Probate Court for District 46.
5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068
Judge • T.R. Rowe

Call 911 for all emergencies.

Police Department

700 Morehouse Rd. 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-268-4111 • Fax: 203-268-6703
www.eastonctpolice.com
Chief • Timothy Shaw

R.U.O.K Telephone Reassurance Program available free to any resident homebound, medically disabled or over 60. Each day call is placed to individual’s home via computer. If no response, second call is placed. If still no response, officer is dispatched to residence and relative or key holder contacted.

Fire Department

1 Center Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-268-2833
www.eastonct.gov/fire-department
Chief • Steve Waugh

Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

EMS has several full-time staffers, dozens of volunteers and two ambulances functioning in cooperation with
first-responders in Police Department.
448 Sport Hill Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-452-9595 • Fax: 203-452-7660
Chief of Service • Carolyn Kearney
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Historical Society of Easton, Inc.

Located in a special section of the Easton Library.
691 Morehouse Rd. • Easton, CT 06612 • 203-261-2090
Hours: By appointment • Please write for information.
President • Chester Burley

Open Spaces

A combination of public and private action has provided Easton residents with the benefits of considerable
open space.

Town of Easton Open Spaces

The following Town-owned areas are open, where appropriate, for cross-country skiing, dog walking, fishing, hiking, riding and snowshoeing.
• Mill River Open Space (6.8 acres)
Provides fishing accesses along the Mill River off South Park Ave.
• Paine Open Space (130 acres)
Located off Maple Rd.
• Steep Hill Open Space (1.1 acres)
Located near the south end of North Park Ave.

Aspetuck Land Trust

Private, nonprofit Connecticut corporation dedicated to the preservation of open space in perpetuity in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport. Owns over 800 acres of open space in these towns. Nature preserves open to the public make up over 600 of the 800 acres. Trust has four preserves totaling 215 acres open in Easton for cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, riding and snowshoeing.
• Crow Hill Nature Preserve (162 acres)
Located at the end of Wyldewood Rd.
• Island Pond/Pond View Preserve (10 acres)
Located within the town-owned Paine Open Space.
• Poindexter Nature Preserve (38 acres)
Located off Judd Rd. between Maple Rd. and
Knapp St.
• William Warner Angler’s Preserve (5 acres)
Provides three fishing accesses along the Mill River off South Park Ave.

Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control/Shelter • 203-268-9172
Conservation Dept. • 203-268-6291
Easton Community Center • 203-459-9700
Parks and Recreation Dept. • 203-268-7200
Planning and Zoning Dept. • 203-268-6291
Post Office • 203-261-8386
Public Works Dept. • 203-268-0714
Registrars of Voters • 203-268-6291
Tax Collector • 203-268-6291
Town Clerk • 203-268-6291

Easton’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64 471
65-74 622
75-84 357
85+ 171
Total 60+ 1,620
Total population of Easton: 7,490
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 21.3%
Land area: 28.6 sq. mi.

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