Commission on Aging

Commission is “responsible for studying the needs of elderly persons in the community relating to housing, health, recreation, transportation and acting as a liaison between the Senior Center and the community.”
Meets 6 p.m. at Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center in Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May.
Chair • Claudia Giulietti 

Department of Community Services
and Recreation 

Department provides North Haven residents “a myriad of social service programs, recreational activities and senior citizen services.”
203-239-5321, ext. 500
Director • Edward J. Swinkoski 

Some social service and recreational programs offered at: 

Town Hall Annex • 5 Linsley St.,
North Haven, CT 06473

Mildred A. Wakeley Community
and Recreation Center

7 Linsley St.,
North Haven, CT 06473

Most senior citizen activities located in:
Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center
189 Pool Rd., North Haven, CT 06473

Dept. offerings include:

• Counseling. Available on an
outpatient basis.

• Toy Bank. 

• Emergency food assistance. Dept. maintains food bank to provide residents in need with limited amounts of food on an emergency basis. Call 203-239-5321, ext. 500, in advance to request this service.

Senior Center

Multi-service facility offers wide range of activities throughout the day to appeal to interests of persons age 62 and over and help to meet their needs.
189 Pool Rd., North Haven, CT 06473 Fax: 203-234-7185 • 203-239-5432 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Agent for Elderly: Judy Amarone   E-mail:
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Center’s offerings include: arts and crafts • cultural events • exercise
• dancing • movies • travel • chorus • sports (bocce, pool, shuffleboard, others) • assistance for Medicare and Social Security benefits • classes on defensive driving • travel • more!

Center also:

• Arranges for health guidance clinic twice a month at no charge. Service includes blood pressure screenings and general health questions. No appointment necessary.
• Serves hot meals Mon-Fri. to those 60 and over.
• Distributes monthly newsletter of events and activities.
• Conducts outreach programs to assist homebound and isolated.
• Monthly informational, educational, and preventive programs. 

Transportation Services 

Upon request, Senior Center provides free transportation to and from Center, medical appointments, grocery
shopping and hairdressers on regularly scheduled basis. Call 203-239-5432 for information about this service and other transportation options.

Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride has several programs relevant to North Haven seniors: 

• ADA Transportation
• Regional Rides Program
• Dial-A-Ride
• Job Access

Call District for details of requirements, times, locations and costs: Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride
840 Sherman Ave., Hamden, CT 06514
203-288-6643 • Fax: 203-891-6057
To cancel, change, confirm or reserve ride: 203-288-6643.

Mary Wade Home offers persons 60+ medical transportation and transportation on weekends to area locations of their choice. Donations from riders welcome.
118 Clinton Ave.
New Haven, CT 06513
203-672-7837 • Fax: 203-562-1639
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Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers/Tax Relief

Counselors at Department of Community Services and Recreation
can provide information on such
services and programs. Tax Relief and similar programs are administered by the Assessor’s Office. 203-239-5321
Assessor • Gary Johns
18 Church St., North Haven, CT 06473
203-239-5321, ext. 610

Probate Court

North Haven is in Probate
District 36.
250 Main St., East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-5155 • Fax: 203-463-3895
Judge • Hon. Michael Brandt

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