Bridgeport Information:

 

Joseph Ganim, Mayor

Margaret Morton Government Center

999 Broad Street • Bridgeport, CT 06604

203-576-7201 • Fax: 203-576-3913

E-mail: mayor@bridgeportct.gov

 

Mayor’s Commission on Senior Citizens

Members appointed by Mayor for two-year terms
to study conditions and needs of elderly and
recommend solutions to their problems.

Members:

Frances Newby • Chairperson
Robert J. Burdo • Vice Chairperson

 

Bridgeport Department on Aging

 

307 Golden Hill St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604


203-576-7993 • Fax: 203-576-7521


Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m


E-mail: marie.heller@bridgeportct.gov

Acting Director

Craig Nadrizny 203-576-7130

E-mail: Craig.nadrizny@bridgeportct.gov


Superintendent of Recreation


Luann Conine  203-576-8080

E-mail: luann.conine@bridgeportct.gov


Project Director  

Marie Heller  203-576-7993

E-mail: marie.heller@bridgeportct.gov

• Recreation and exercise programs: Variety of programs at all three senior centers, including bingo, ceramics classes, Wii practice daily, line dancing, arts, Red Hat Society club, chair exercise, trips, Grandparents Club.
• Senior Transportation Program: Free transportation for members only to Eisenhower Senior Center. Convenient pickup points throughout the city.

 

​Bridgeport Senior Centers

Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center


307 Golden Hill St. 06604

203-576-7993


Hours: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Executive Director • Marie Heller 203-7993


E-mail: marie.heller@bridgeportct.gov

 

Membership to Eisenhower Center is free to all Bridgeport residents. Free transportation is provided to and from the Center. Center offers the following activities on a weekly basis: Ceramic classes; Computer class; Tai-Chi; Zumba and Chair Exercise; Karaoke; Bingo and Pokeno; Cards; Billiards; Wii; Dominos; Knitting; Manicures and Pedicures; and Hair Cutting. A daily nutritional lunch is provided by CW Resources, Inc.

 

A quarterly Newsletter that lists all activities and trips is provided at the front desk of the Eisenhower Center. 
A certified counselor is at the Center twice a month to provide assistance or answer any questions. Center also provides assistance for the Renter’s Rebate Program.
 

Black Rock Senior Center


 

2676 Fairfield Ave.

Bridgeport, CT 06605


203-576-7258

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Executive Director • Bonnie Roach


E-mail: bonnie.roach@bridgeportct.gov

 

Exercise equipment available. • Bingo: Wed., 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Line dancing:  Mon., 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Movie: Mon. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • crafts/knit classes 
• Daily lunch provided at noon.
 

East Side Senior Center


1057 East Main St.

Bridgeport, CT 06608


203-395-8366

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Executive Director • Rosemary Wong


Email: rosemary.wong@bridgeportct.gov


Free membership for Bridgeport residents 55+. A nutritious Spanish lunch is provided by CW Resources as a private/federally funded program for those 60+. Members must make reservations in advance by visiting the Center.


Members’ Activities: Dominos, Bingo Mania, Jumbo Word/Number Search, Meditative Adult Coloring, Checkers, Wii Virtual Games, Dancercise, Members’ Birthday Bashes, Excursion Bus Trips, Music/Singing Therapy, Therapeutic Work in Garden, Creative Painting, Handcraft Arts, Board Games.


Information/referrals by Certified Benefit Counselors regarding such programs as Federal/State Entitlements, Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (seasonal), State Tax Relief Renters’ Rebate Program.

 

North End Bethany Senior Center


20 Thorme St.

Bridgeport, CT 06606

203-576-7730


Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Executive Director • Carrie Taylor


Email:carrie.taylor@bridgeportct.gov


Bingo: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Chat Session: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Plus: Billiards, craft classes, exercise class, line dancing, movies, pinochle, pokeno, Wii practice.

Hall Senior Center


 

52 George E. Pipkin’s Way

Bridgeport, CT 06608


203-345-2000

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Program Director • Edith Peralta

203-345-2028


E-mail: info@hnhonline.org


Hall Senior Center is not operated by the City of Bridgeport. It is one of the Hall Neighborhood House projects. The Center addresses the health, social, emotional, and recreational needs of community seniors through a variety of programs. Bridgeport residents at least 60 years of age or older are eligible to take part in the Center’s activities. The Center has a 25-passenger bus that transports seniors to and from the Center and on its many field trips.


Activities: arts and crafts; assistive referrals; field trips; intergenerational art education; health screenings and preventative health education; recreational and social events; special events; workshops

Transportation Services

For pickup of seniors under the Senior Transportation Program of the Department of Social Services, 
call 203-576-8247, 203-576-7993.

 

Tax Relief Programs

The City, both by itself and in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, offers several tax relief programs for the elderly and certain other groups. The programs are administered by the Tax Assessor’s Office. For information specifically about the tax relief 
programs, call 203-576-8062.


Tax Collector
City Hall, Room 105,

45 Lyon Ter.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

203-576-7241 • Fax: 203-332-5521


Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Bridgeport Public Library System

www.bportlibrary.org


Burroughs-Saden Library (Main Library)
Burroughs Building

925 Broad St. 06604 


203-576-7400


Black Rock Branch


2705 Fairfield Ave. 06605

203-576-7025


Newfield Branch 


775 Central Ave, 06607

203-576-7828


North Branch


3455 Madison Ave. 06606

203-576-7003


East Side Branch


174 E. Main St. 06608

203-576-7634

 

Probate Court

Judge • Paul Ganim
City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St

Bridgeport, CT 06604


203-576-3945 • Fax: 203-576-7898


Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Call 911 for all emergencies.

 

Bridgeport Police Department

Armando J. Perez, Chief
Headquarters: 300 Congress St.

Bridgeport, CT 06604


Non-emergency complaints: 203-576-7671
Non-emergencies information: 203-581-5100
E-mail: bptctpd@bridgeportct.gov

Records/Property Division: 203-581-5270


Criminal Background Checks: 203-581-5270


Victim Assistance: 203-336-5522

Animal Control:


Jennifer Wallace • Chief Animal Control Officer


236 Evergreen Street

203-576-7727 • Fax: 203-576-8119

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bridgeport Fire Department

Richard E. Thode, Chief
Headquarters: 30 Congress St.

Bridgeport, CT 06604


E-mail: bridgeport.fire@bridgeportct.gov
Non-emergencies: 203-337-2070 • Fax: 203-575-8274


Free smoke detectors: 203-335-8835


E-mail: bridgeport.fireemail@bridgeportct.gov

 

Fire Stations
Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • 203-576-7666
Engine 3 & 4: 233 Wood Ave. • 203-576-7660
Engine/Ladder 6: 1035 Central Ave. • 203-576-7681
Engine 7/Ladder 11: 245 Ocean Ter. • 203-576-7830
Engine/Ladder 10: 950 Boston Ave. • 203-576-7673
Engine 12: 265 Beechmont Ave. • 203-576-7675
Engine 15: 104 Evers St. • 203-576-7677
Engine 16: 3115 Madison Ave. • 203-576-7678

 

 

Bridgeport’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)


60-64    6,068
65-74    7,574
75-84    4,652
85+    2,262
Total 60+    20,556
Total population of Bridgeport: 144,229
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 14.2%
Land area: 17.5 sq. mi.

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