Westport

Commission for
Senior Services

Provides public forum for the study and discussion of needs of Westport’s seniors and advocates for appropriate change. The Commission serves to advise and consult with the First Selectman, Department of Human Services, and the senior community on issues and resources pertaining to seniors in Westport.

Chair • Les Wolf
Robert Fox

Municipal Agent
for Seniors

Appointed by First Selectman, under state law, to represent elderly and their families and caregivers. Assists seniors by providing information and referrals to community resources and by helping with applications for benefits.

Kristen Witt, LCSW • 203-341-1067
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Human Services

Promotes independence, personal development, and enhanced quality of life for Westport’s senior residents. Department works in partnership with other community organizations, service providers, and funding sources. 

Town Hall • 110 Myrtle Ave.
Westport, CT 06880
203-341-1050 • Fax: 203-341-1973
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Director • Elaine Daignault, MA, NCC 203-341-1165
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Finance Administrator
Susan Stefenson, MBA
203-341-1072 • E-mail:
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Social Worker/Municipal Agent for the Elderly • Kristen Witt, LCSW
203-341-1067
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Social Worker/Municipal Agent for People with Disabilities • Michelle Bottone, M.A., LMFT • 203-341-1068 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administrative Assistant
Margaret Pinheiro • 203-341-1050 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programs and services for eligible Westport seniors, including Town relief programs, fuel assistance, rent and sewer relief, short-term financial assistance. Also: Counseling, information, and referrals regarding alternative living resources, such as independent living, assisted living, skilled facilities, home care, and day care. And protective services in cases of elder abuse. Various transportation services are made available as are programs offering volunteer opportunities. Department publishes The New Perspective, a newsletter for Westport seniors, and the Community Resource Directory for Seniors. 

Center for Senior Activities

Offers nutrition program and multifaceted recreational and educational programming.

21 Imperial Ave. • Westport, CT 06880
203-341-5099 • Fax: 203-341-1187
www.westportct.gov/seniorcenter

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Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Director • Susan Pfister • 203-341-5098

Program Manager
Holly Betts • 203-341-5096

Administrative Assistant
Denise Puskas • 203-341-5095

Administrative Assistant
Benjamin Palmer • 203-341-5099

Nutrition Program Coordinator Kristin Malagise • 203-341-5097

Programs and services—call for times and possible fees—include: Senior Cafe. Noon meal Mon.-Fri. Reservations required at least 24 hrs. in advance. Suggested donation: $5. • Arts/Crafts.
• Classes/Lectures/Discussions.
• Music/Drama/Films • Exercise/Dance. • Culinary Arts Presentations • Games.
• Blood pressure/glucose screenings
and flu clinic. 

Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers

Municipal Agent for Seniors and Department of Human Services have information. 203-341-1050.

Westport/Weston
Health District

Regional health department providing full-time professional public health services. Programs of immunization, counseling, testing, screening include ones targeting ailments that afflict seniors.

180 Bayberry Lane • Westport, CT 06880 • 203-227-9571

Director of Health • Mark A. R. Cooper, MPH, RS

Senior-oriented programs include: Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic. Once-in-a-lifetime vaccine for those 65 years and older. Fee covered by most Medicare plans.

Transportation Services

• Westport Transit District’s Door-to-Door Service for Westport Residents offers door-to-door transportation services to New Cannan, Norwalk, and Wilton for Westport residents 65 years or older or certified as disabled. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. • Application and tickets ($3.50 per ticket or 10 for $35.00) available at Town Hall/Room 200 or Senior Center. Contact the Department of Human Services for additional options.

Tax Relief Programs 

The Assessor’s Office administers State and Town programs for tax relief (credits, deferrals and exemptions) for Seniors, Totally Disabled, and Veterans.

Applications are taken at Town Hall by the Assessor’s Office (203-341-1070) and the Department of Human Services (203-341-1050) for homebound clients only. 

Assessor • Paul Friia
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Probate Court

Judge • Lisa K. Wexler 

Town Hall, Room 100, 110 Myrtle Ave.,
Westport, CT 06880
203-341-1100
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A Directory of Helpful Information for Seniors, Family Members and Professionals

Comprehensive up-to-date information on senior housing, home care, health and professional services in Fairfield and New Haven Counties.