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,
Leslie Gosselin, Vivian Capoccitti,
Sean Shanely, Jaime Geisel,
Beverly Zwierlein

Town Council Liaison • Jason Maur

Community & Social Services

7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 • 203-452-2813 

Director • Henna Ali

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 Jessica Champagne, LCSW.
203-452-2800, ext. 1178.
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• 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
Kathleen Turner • 203-452-2817
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• 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

Director • Henna Ali
203-452-2815, ext. 3 • Fax: 203-452-2965 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed. evenings and Sat. morning hours dependent on programs.

Elderly Services Coordinator
Kim Cassia • 203-452-2815, ext. 4 

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. 

Supportive Services
FOR Families and Caregivers

For information 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. Rides within Monroe are $2.00 one-way or round-trip and $4.00 one-way or round-trip to Trumbull, Stratford and Bridgeport. For information and to make reservations, call Transportation Coordinator Betsy Kraushaar at 203-452-2815, ext 2. 

Tax Relief Programs

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the administration of tax relief programs.

7 Fan Hill Rd., Rm. 202, Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-2803 • Fax: 203-452-2253

Assessor • Justin Feldman

For information about property ownership, tax exemptions and tax relief, contact the Assessor’s Assistant.
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Assistant • Ruthann Caiola
203-452-2800, ext. 1003

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.

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