Joseph Ganim, Mayor
Margaret Morton Government Center
999 Broad Street • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7201 • Fax: 203-576-3913
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.
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
Public Facilities Director
John Ricci 203-576-7130
Superintendent of Recreation
Luann Conine 203-576-8080
Marie Heller 203-576-7989
• 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
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Executive Director • Marie Heller 203-7993
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
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Executive Director • Bonnie Roach
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
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Executive Director • Rosemary Wong
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
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Executive Director • Carrie Taylor carrie
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
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Program Director • Jessica Ortiz
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
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.
Acting Tax Assessor • Daniel J. Kenny, CCMA, SPA
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.
For information specifically about the tax relief programs, call 203-576-8062.
Bridgeport Public Library System
Burroughs-Saden Library (Main Library)
925 Broad St. 06604
Black Rock Branch
2705 Fairfield Ave. 06605
Newfield Branch (reopening in Spring)
775 Central Ave, 06607
3455 Madison Ave. 06606
East Side Branch
174 E. Main St. 06608
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
Records/Property Division: 203-581-5270
Criminal Background Checks: 203-581-5270
Victim Assistance: 203-336-5522
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
Non-emergencies: 203-337-2070 • Fax: 203-575-8274 Free smoke detectors: 203-335-8835 E-mail:
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)
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.