Department of Elderly Services

Department “provides a comprehensive community focal point on aging to meet the needs of the older citizens of the City.” 

201 Noble St., Upper Level
West Haven, CT 06516
203-937-3507 • Fax: 203-937-3774
Director • Sharon Mancini

West Haven Senior Center

201 Noble St.,
West Haven, CT 06516

At the West Haven Senior Center, the Department of Elderly Services provides a variety of services and activities to help residents 55 or older “enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement with the community.”

The Center offers:

• Information/assistance/referral for applying for entitlement programs; filling out income tax forms; meeting housing needs; obtaining home care services.

• Nutritious hot lunch served daily. In addition to the Center, Elderly Nutrition sites include:

Surfside Senior Housing
200 Oak St.,
West Haven, CT 06516

West Haven Senior Center has Medical Equipment Loan Closet Program. Equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes provided free to any resident in need. Small store operated to defray some of program’s cost. Donations of equipment always welcome.

Transportation Services

Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride (GNTD)
840 Sherman Ave., Hamden, CT 06514
203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6057
To cancel, change, confirm or reserve ride: 203-288-6643.

The City of West Haven subcontracts its transportation service with Greater New Haven Transit District (GNTD). Transportation services are available for medical appointments and/or rides to the Senior Center. To schedule rides for medical appointments in New Haven, West Haven and the Orange Medical Clinic, you must call 203-281-2520 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at least three days in advance. Appointments must be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The cost is $2.00 round-trip. Transportation to the Senior Center is free. Anyone needing this service should contact the Senior Center at 203-937-3507 to set up the initial schedule.

Mary Wade Home, offers persons 60+ in New Haven area medical transportation and transportation on weekends to 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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West Haven Senior Shuttle offers free transportation to West Haven shopping areas and other points of interest, Schedules available at Senior Center, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. (No weekend or holiday service.) Shuttle service is owned and paid for by the City of West Haven. 

• Complementary Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act

• Regional Rides Program

• Dial-A-Ride

West Haven Regional Adult Day Center

Center “is a medical and health care agency dealing with physical, emotional, and social problems experienced by older adults” from the Greater New Haven area.
201 Noble St., 1st Fl.
West Haven, CT 06516
203-937-3658 • Fax: 203-479-8783
Director • Ethel L. Anderson

Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers

Contact Director of Elderly Services Sharon Mancini at 203-937-3507.

Tax Relief and
Similar Programs

Staff at Senior Center can advise on these programs. 203-937-3506

Probate Court
355 Main St., 2nd Fl.
West Haven, CT 06516
203-937-3552 • Fax: 203-937-3556
Judge • Hon. Mark DeGennaro

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