Agency on Aging

Senior Centers

Recognized by the Older Americans Act (OAA) as a community focal point, senior centers have become one of the most widely used services among America’s older adults.

  • Today, almost 10,000 senior centers serve over 1 million older adults every day.
  • Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network – connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.
  • Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.
  • Today’s senior centers are reinventing themselves to meet the needs and desires of the aging baby boom generation. Boomers now constitute more than two-thirds of the 50+ population.

Excerpt from NCOA: Senior Centers Fact Sheet


Find a senior center: 

*These centers also serve as a focal point for the greater New Haven/lower Valley areas.

Ansonia

Doyle Senior Center*
153 Main Street
cityofansonia.com
203.736.5933

Bethany

Town of Bethany
40 Peck Road
bethany-ct.com
203.393.2100 x124

Branford

Canoe Brook Center*
11 Cherry Hill Road
branford-ct.gov/CanoeBrook
203.315.0687

Derby

Derby Senior Center*
293 Main Street
electronicvalley.org/derby
203.736.1484

East Haven

East Haven Senior Center*
91 Taylor Avenue
townofeasthavenct.org
203.468.3277

Guilford

Guilford Senior Center*
32 Church Street
ci.guilford.ct.us
203.453.8086

Hamden

Miller Senior Center*
2901 Dixwell Avenue
hamden.com
203.287.2547

Madison

Madison Senior Center*
29 Bradley Road
madisonct.org/seniors
203.245.5627

Meriden

Meriden Senior Center*
22 West Main Street
cityofmeriden.org
203.237.0066

Milford

Milford Senior Center*
9 Jepson Drive
milfordctseniorcenter.com
203.877.5131

New Haven

East Shore Senior Center*
411 Townsend Avenue
cityofnewhaven.com
203.946.8544

Atwater Senior Center*
26 Atwater Street
cityofnewhaven.com
203.946.8558

Dixwell Senior Center*
255 Goffe Street
cityofnewhaven.com
203.946.8541

North Branford

North Branford Senior Center
1675 Foxon Road
townofnorthbranfordct.com
203.484.6017

North Haven

Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center*
189 Pool Road
town.north-haven.ct.us
203.239.5432

Orange

Orange Senior Center*
525 Orange Center Road
orangeseniors.org
203.891.4784

Oxford

Oxford Senior Center*
10 Old Church Road
oxford-ct.gov/senior-center
203.881.5231

Seymour

Seymour Senior Center*
20 Pine Street
seymourct.org/Senior-Services
203.888.2507

Shelton

Shelton Senior Center*
81 Wheeler Street
cityofshelton.org
203.924.9324

Wallingford

Wallingford Senior Center*
238 Washington Street
wlfdseniorctr.com
203.265.7753

West Haven

West Haven Senior Center*
201 Noble Street
cityofwesthaven.com
203.937.3507

Allingtown Senior Center
1 Forest Road
cityofwesthaven.com
203.937.3509

Woodbridge

Woodbridge Senior Center*
4 Meetinghouse Lane
woodbridgect.org
203.389.3430