Steve Vavrek, First Selectman

Monroe Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Rd. • Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-2800, ext. 1001 • Fax: 203-452-5475
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • www.monroect.org
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Monroe Commission on Aging

Commission suggests development of programs and policies for advancing well-being of older adults of Monroe and provision of services to senior citizens by Department of Social and Senior Services.

Chairman: Helma Chartier
Jason Maur • Vivian Capoccitti • Kathy Quinn • Amy Kopchak • Beverly Zwierlein

Community & Social Services

7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 • 203-452-2813
Director • Barbara D. Yeager
Social Services Coordinator • Mary Ann Kalm

Department offers:

• Referral and assistance with federal, state and local programs, including, but not limited to: Husky, Charter Oak Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security (including SS Disability and Survivor’s benefits), Medicare, Medicaid, Tax Relief, and Rent Relief. Eligible residents helped to understand the process and information and to complete required paperwork and documentation.
• Heating assistance programs (for those with low or moderate incomes), including: Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Project Warmth and Utility programs.
• Monroe Counseling Service. Short-term counseling sessions available to Monroe residents from Dierdre Ekholdt, LCSW. 203-452-2800, ext. 1178. • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Food Pantry at 980 Monroe Tpke. Provides nutritious food to eligible residents. Week’s worth of food distributed once a month by appointment. Food can be delivered to those ill or without transportation.
Food Pantry Coordinator • Wendy Jolls
203-452-2817 • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Special programs. Clothing assistance available to residents in event of fire or other disaster; donated holiday gifts distributed to residents based on need; Emergency Evacuation List available to residents needing assistance during an evacuation; information made available about File of Life, Yellow Dot Program, K-9 LAPS (Locating Alzheimer’s Patients Safely). For information about any programs mentioned here, call: 203-452-2813 or 203-452-2815.

Monroe Senior Center

235 Cutlers Farm Rd., Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-2815 • Fax: 203-452-2965
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Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed. evenings and Sat. morning hours dependent on programs.
Director • Barbara Yeager
Elderly Services Coordinator • Kim Cassia

Center offers:

• Social, recreational, educational, programs and activities to anyone age 55 or older. Membership required. Annual fee (July-June) is $15.00 for Monroe residents, $20.00 for nonresidents. Some programs may require an additional fee.
• Outreach. Available to residents age 60 and over permanently or temporarily confined to their homes or who are isolated, frail or low-income. Elderly Services Coordinator provides assistance regarding government entitlement programs and educates residents and their families about resources and services. For information, call Kim Cassia at 203-452-2815.
Supportive Services FOR Families and Caregivers
For information about such services, call Elderly Services Coordinator Kim Cassia at Senior Center, 203-452-2815.

Transportation Services

Medical and non-medical transportation within Monroe and to Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull available to residents 60+ or disabled on weekdays. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance. Appointments must be: for Monroe, between 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; for Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull, between 9:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All appointments must conclude by 3:30 p.m.

For information and to make reservations, call Transportation Coordinator Betsy Kraushaar at 203-452-2815.

Tax Relief Programs

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the administration of tax relief programs.
7 Fan Hill Rd., Rm. 202 06468
203-452-2803 • Fax: 203-452-2253
Assessor • Richard J. Lasky, Jr., CCMA
For information about property ownership, tax exemptions and tax relief, contact the Assessor’s Assistant. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Edith Wheeler Public Library
733 Monroe Tpke. 06468
203-452-2850 • Fax: 203-261-3359
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Probate Court

Judge T.R. Rowe
5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068
Monroe is under the jurisdiction of the same Probate Court as Trumbull and Easton.

Call 911 for all emergencies.

Monroe Police Department

John L. Salvatore, Chief
7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468
Non-emergencies: 203-261-3622
TRIAD is the Community Awareness Program for Seniors. It is an alliance of the Police Department, the Senior Center and the community to coordinate activities for the safety and well-being of older adults. The “Are You OK?” Program is an extension of TRIAD. It is an automatic telephone-dialing system that calls senior citizens to check on their welfare.

Monroe Fire Departments

Headquarters: Monroe Company • George Lattanzi, Chief
Station 1 • 18 Shelton Rd. (Rte. 110)
Station 2 • 54 Jockey Hollow Rd.
Non-emergencies: 203-452-2827
Stepney Company • Scott Rose, Sr., Chief
Station 1 • 88 Main St.
Station 2 • 801 Main St.
Non-emergencies: 203-268-5389
Stevenson Company • John Howe, Chief
Station 1 • 1580 Monroe Tpk.
Station 2 • 1260 Monroe Tpk.
Non-emergencies: 203-261-8120

Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (MVEMS)

John Brenna, EMS
54 Jockey Hollow Rd. 06468
Non-emergencies: 203-452-2826

Has three ambulances available for emergency medical services 24/7. Conducts yearly town-wide CPR training sessions and also offers instruction for those seeking to become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians or Medical Response Technicians.

Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control/Shelter • 203-452-3760
Health District • 203-452-2818
Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-452-2806
Public Works Dept. • 203-452-2814
Registrars of Voters • 203-452-2820
Tax Collector • 203-452-2804
Town Clerk • 203-452-2811

Monroe’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64 1,143
65-74 1,401
75-84 879
85+ 319
Total 60+ 3,742
Total population of the Town of Monroe: 19,479
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.3%
Land area: 26.4 sq. mi.

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