Fairfield Information:

 

Brenda Kupchick, First Selectwoman


Office of the First Selectwoman

John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 2nd Fl
725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3030 • Fax: 203-256-3008
E-mail: FirstSelectmanFFld@fairfieldct.org

 

Constituent Concerns
 

Kathleen Griffin • 203-256-3031

E-mail: kgriffin@fairfieldct.org

Deputy Chief of Staff
Jennifer Carpenter • 203-256-3095
E-mail: jcarpenter@fairfieldct.org
www.fairfieldct.org/firstselectman

Old Town Hall

 

611 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824

Town Hall Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Town Switchboard Operator: 203-256-3000

Fax for Other Than the First Selectman: 203-256-3080

Town Web site: www.fairfieldct.org

 

Human and Social Services 

Advised by Human Services Commission, the Department of Human and Social Services arranges for the provision of programs and services to adults of all ages, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.


Director • Julie DeMarco


E-mail: jdemarco@fairfieldct.org
100 Mona Terrace

Fairfield, CT 06824

203-256-3169


• Services (by appointment): information, referral, 
assessment and counseling regarding: Medicare/Medigap; HMOs; certain legal matters; long-term care; fuel assistance; tax assistance; volunteer opportunities; family problems; Title 19 and other entitlements; housing assistance; home care and visits; nursing homes/assisted living; support groups; more. For information about an appointment with a social worker regarding careplanning or entitlements, call 203-256-3169.

 

Bigelow Center for Senior Activities

 

The Bigelow Center is the main resource location for activities and services for older adults and their families and caregivers.

 

Director • Julie DeMarco
100 Mona Terrace

Fairfield, CT 06824


203-256-31696

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 


www.fairfieldct.org/bigelowcenter
Program Coordinator • Margaret Andrews


E-mail: mandrews@fairfieldct.org

 

• Activities: defensive driving courses; fitness and exercise programs; dancing; arts and crafts; bingo and card games; senior groups (music/singing, TV/video, investment, walking, others); movies; Learning in Retirement programs; computer classes and Continuing Education classes.
• Health screenings (by schedule): blood pressure 
and others.
• Hot Lunch: reservations required two days in advance; $5.00. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:15 p.m.
• Monthly newsletter: describes Center activities and lunch menus. Available at the Center, Town Hall, libraries and other locations in the community.

 

Supportive Services FOR Families and Caregivers

 

The Town provides support groups for families and caregivers of older adults. For information,call the Department of Human and Social Services at 203-256-3166.

 

Transportation Services

Buses are available for transportation for seniors. Please call the Senior Center dispatcher at 203-256-3168, Mon. through Fri. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for service.


Bus service is limited to:
• Medical appointments
• Grocery shopping on scheduled days according to location and limited to 1½ hours
• Coming to the Senior Center
• Special approved outings
There are no exceptions to this schedule of trips. Fee for riding the bus varies with destination and type of trip. 
A ten-punch bus ticket may be purchased at the dispatcher’s office for $5.00.
• Bus service to the Senior Center or shopping is one punch for round trip.
• Bus service to the doctor in:
• Fairfield is two punches each way (or $2.00 round trip);
• Bridgeport is four punches each way (or $4.00 round trip)
For reservation information or further details, please call the Senior Center dispatcher: 203-256-3168.

Eunice Postol Recreation Center

75 Mill Plain Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824


203-256-3191 • Fax: 203-256-3145


Hours: Mon.-Fri. hours to 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


Sat.-Sun. hours to 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

www.fairfieldrecreation.com


In addition to facilities for classes, games and events, the Recreation Center maintains a fully equipped and staffed fitness center for aerobics, strength training and other exercises. A yearly membership in the Recreation Center is $110 for persons 62 and older. Three-month memberships are available for $55. Call the Center for more information. Persons who meet Social Services Department eligibility requirements may obtain yearly memberships for $55. Call 203-256-3170 for details.

 

​​​Tax Relief Programs

The Town, in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, offers several tax relief programs for disabled persons and qualified residents age 65 and over. The programs are administered by the Assessor’s Office. Application period Feb. 1- May 15.


Tax Assessor • Ross D. Murray


E-mail: assesorsoffice@fairfieldct.org
611 Old Post Rd.

Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3110

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

www.fairfieldct.org/taxassessor

Housing Programs

 

The Town, through its Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED), maintains a list of providers of housing for the elderly and disabled in Fairfield. As these facilities are operated by different entities, those interested should contact each one individually to determine current availability, eligibility requirements, and application procedures. To see this list, go to www.fairfieldct.org/content/10726/13067/13304.aspx and click on the appropriate link.

 

For information on Rental Assistance or the Housing Choice Vouchers Program under the federal Section 8 program, contact Carol Martin, 203-366-0578.


The Handyman Program is administered by OCED with federal funding to assist low-income homeowners with minor maintenance and repairs. For information, contact 203-256-3120. • www.fairfieldct.org/commdevelopment

 

Fairfield Public Library System

www.fairfieldct.org/library
Fairfield

 

Public Library (Main Library)
1080 Old Post Rd.

Fairfield, CT 06824


203-256-3155

 

Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Wood Rd.

Fairfield, CT 06825


203-255-7307


Pequot Library
720 Pequot Ave.

Southport, CT 06890


203-259-0346

www.pequotlibrary.org

 

Probate Court 

Judge • Kate Maxham


725 Old Post Rd.

Fairfield, CT 06824

203-256-3041

Call 911 for all emergencies.

For noncritical situations, call the following numbers 
(in various departments):


Unusual activities/possible 
public safety problems- 203-254-4800
Health issues- 203-256-3020
Road, tree problems, etc.- 203-256-3177
Storm or disaster infoline- 203-254-4899
Homeland Security concerns 
or suspicions- 1-866-457-8477

Fairfield Police Department

100 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
Non-emergencies: 203-254-4800
Chief • Christopher Lyddy
E-mail: clyddy@fairfieldct.org
Website: www.fpdct.com


The “Are You OK?” electronic reassurance program allows elderly, handicapped or homebound persons to register with the Police Department to receive a phone call at their residences at a predetermined time each day. If there is no answer after two attempts, the Emergency Communications Center (open 24 hours a day) is notified, and a police officer is dispatched to the residence to check on the well-being and safety of the subscriber. There is no charge for the service, and applications to register are available at the Police Department or the front office of the Fairfield Senior Center. The Police Department also maintains a program under which anyone wishing to register a person who has Alzheimer’s may do so by coming to Department headquarters, completing a registration form and providing two photos of the individual. Registration also can be done through the national Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Fairfield Fire Department

140 Reef Rd.

Fairfield, CT 06824


Non-emergencies: 203-254-4700 • Fax: 203-254-4724
Chief • Denis McCarthy
E-mail: dmccarthy@fairfieldct.org
Website: www.fairfieldct.org/fire


Every fall the Fire Department will go to the homes of residents 65 or older to change the batteries of all their smoke detectors. The Department maintains a database of all senior citizens whose batteries were changed the previous year and sends a letter to these seniors informing them when it is again time for the Department to be changing batteries. To be included in the database, contact the Department. The Department also operates blood-pressure screenings and other programs for seniors.

File of Life and Free Blood Pressure Screenings
The Fairfield Fire Department recommends keeping updated medical information readily available in the event of an emergency for fire, police, and ambulance personnel. The File of Life is a refrigerator magnet with an attached red plastic pocket labeled “FILE OF LIFE”. In the plastic pocket is a tri-fold card on which you can record your vital emergency information. Fill in the information on the card. Remember, the information will help first responders to better assist you in an emergency. Please stop by a local fire station to pick up your kit and have your blood pressure taken.

“ICE”-In Case of Emergency
Who should be contacted if you are in an accident, fall downstairs, or have a medical condition that prevents you from speaking? Firefighters are trained to look at your phone for an emergency contact called “ICE.” Save your primary emergency contacts phone numbers under this name, and they will be able to notify the contacts if you are injured and can’t call them yourself.

​Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control • 203-254-4857


Animal Control Officer • Paul Miller


Fairfield Animal Shelter

211 Richard White Way


E-mail: pmiller@fairfieldct.org


Health Department • 203-256-3020


Sullivan Independence Hall, first floor 


Director • Sands Cleary


E-mail: scleary@fairfieldct.org


Dept. of Public Works • 203-256-3010


Sullivan Independence Hall, First Floor


Director • Joe Michelangelo


E-mail: jmichelangelo@fairfieldct.org

 

Parks & Recreation Department • 203-256-319

1
75 Mill Plain Road


Director • Anthony Calabrese
a

calabrese@fairfieldct.org

 

Registrars of Voters • 203-256-3115


Old Town Hall


Steve Elworthy (R)

E-mail: selworthy@fairfieldct.org

Matthew Waggner (D) mwaggner@fairfieldct.org

 

Tax Collector • 203-256-3100


Old Town Hall


Tax Collector • David Kluczwski


E-mail: taxoffice@fairfieldct.org

 

Town Clerk • 203-256-3090


Old Town Hall


Town Clerk • Betsy P. Browne, CMC, MCTC


bbrowne@fairfieldct.org

 

Planning and Zoning • 203-256-3050

Sullivan Independence Hall
Planning Director • Jim Wendt


jwendt@fairfieldct.org

 

Fairfield’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64    3,005
65-74    4,012
75-84    3,030
85+    1,878
Total 60+    11,925
Total population of the Town of Fairfield: 59,404
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 20.2%
Land area: 30.6 sq. mi.

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