First Selectman • Beth Heller
203-389-3401 • Fax: 203-389-3480
Town Hall • 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-389-3400 • Web site: www.woodbridgect.org
Department of Human Services
Department offers array of services to residents of Woodbridge, including: Fuel Assistance, Emergency Food Assistance, Adult Health Clinic, Flu-shot Clinic, Volunteer Support Programs, Medical Equipment Closet and services by Municipal Agent for the Elderly. The department provides information, referral and outreach concerning health and social programs available to residents and is available for assistance to older residents in applying for various programs. Trained CHOICES Health Insurance Counselors are available to provide counseling and information on topics such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare HMOs, Long-Term Care Insurance, and other state and federal benefits programs.
4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Director and Municipal Agent for the Elderly
Mary Ellen LaRocca • 203-389-3429
Senior Services Social Worker
Judi Young, MSW • 203-389-3429
Human Services sponsors Friendly Visitor/Telephone Reassurance Program in which volunteers make visits and/or phone calls to those homebound or isolated.
The Woodbridge Center
Five days a week the Center, operated by Woodbridge Human Services, offers to residents who are 60 and older and disabled residents: exercise and community-building programs highlighting health, wellness, the arts, education, recreation, and entertainment.
4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-389-3430 • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Center offers: fairs • exercise and fitness programs • forums • speakers • parties • musical programs • notary public services • stamps for sale • art classes • VNA consultations • card games • Picklebell • Mahjong • safe-driving classes • trips • movies • computer classes • more!
Elderly Luncheon Program provides nutritious hot meal, Tues. & Fri., 12:15 p.m. Reservations required at least day in advance.
Medical Loan Closet provides portable medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, etc.) to Woodbridge residents on an on-loan basis.
Woodbridge seniors and disabled can obtain transportation through Senior Center Elderly Transportation Program and Greater New Haven Transit District.
Elderly Transportation Program for the Senior Center provides limited transportation on first come, first served basis to Senior Center, to Amity Stop & Shop (Wed. only) and to medical appointments as scheduling permits. Reservations required. Call: 203-389-3430.
Greater New Haven Transit District with office in Hamden, has three programs relevant to Woodbridge seniors:
• Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act
• Regional Rides Program
Contact District office for details of requirements, times, locations: 203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6059 Municipal Agent for Elderly also can advise on transportation. Call: 203-389-3429.
Tax Relief and Similar Programs
Contact Town Assessor Betsy Quist at 203-389-3416 regarding these programs.
253 Main St., Ansonia, CT 06401
203-734-1277 • Fax: 203-736-1434
Judge • Hon. Clifford Hoyle
Woodbridge Town Library
10 Newtown Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525
Web site: www.woodbridge.lioninc.org
Director • Eric Werthmann
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 to 8; Fri. & Sat. 10 to 5. Closed Sat. July through Labor Day. Open Fri. until 6 July & August.
Library Services to the Homebound
Woodbridge Town Library, in conjunction with Woodbridge Human Services Department, offers delivery of library materials to the homebound. Through this program full library service is offered to those in the community who are elderly and unable to come to the library and to those who are permanently or temporarily disabled and who do not have transportation. By calling the library, residents can request books, including large-print titles and books on tape, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. The Woodbridge Center will arrange delivery of requested materials to the homebound patrons. For information or to request entry to the program for self or someone else, contact Judi Young at Woodbridge Human Services, 203-389-3429, or call the Woodbridge Town Library.
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
Not a Town of Woodbridge agency, but one of five Area Agencies in Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging—a-not-for-profit corporation.
One Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511
203-786-8533 • Fax: 203-785-8873
Web site: www.agencyonaging-scc.org
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
4 Meetinghouse Lane
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Chief • Frank Cappiello
WATCH: Woodbridge Awareness to Crime and Home Safety
Through WATCH, the Police Department, Human Services and Senior Center cooperate in several free programs aimed at promoting safety of senior citizens and disabled. Call for details.
• Beacon Lights. Beacons equipped to flash when switch is flipped twice are distributed to Woodbridge seniors and disabled so as to help police or fire personnel locate scene of emergency quickly.
• Used Cell Phones. Residents encouraged to drop off cell phones, batteries, chargers in good condition at Town Hall or Senior Center for distribution to those over 60 or disabled.
100 Center Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525
Non-emergencies: 203-387-2511 • Fax: 203-397-9929
Chief • Sean Rowland • 203-389-3441
Woodbridge’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 2,061
Total population of
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 26.3%
Land area: 18.8 sq. mi.