Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman
Greenwich Town Hall
101 Field Point Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
For information: 203-622-7710
Commission on Aging Board
Appointed to help meet needs of older residents by: identifying and documenting needs; planning and coordinating services to meet needs; providing education, information and referral about elder issues; advocating for elder issues at local, state, national levels.
299 Greenwich Ave. (Senior Center)
Greenwich, CT 06830
Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Director • Lori Ann Contadino • 203-862-6711
Customer Service Representative • Maria Higble 203-862-6710
Programs include: Directory of Aging and Disability Services for Greenwich, comprehensive directory of local and regional programs available to Greenwich seniors. Published by Commission and available at its office or online. Other important Greenwich-specific reports and resource directories also available on senior transportation, housing, legal access and respite care.
• Share-the-Fare Taxi Program. Reduced fare taxi vouchers are available for purchase at Commission on Aging office, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Individuals must be 62 years of age or older and a resident of Greenwich. Vouchers can be used for transportation within the town. To arrange a ride, call Greenwich Taxi at 203-869-6000.
• Health Insurance Counseling Program makes volunteers available on free, confidential basis for individual counseling on Medicare, Medicare D, supplemental insurance and the Medicare Savings program.
Department of Human Services
Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of Greenwich residents through support in meeting basic human needs and promoting services that foster self- sufficiency and economic independence. We connect residents to the essential resources of the community. These resources provide the support such as food, shelter, educational and employment opportunities, personal safety and access to health care services. The available services are diverse and support all ages. Our services are provided by a dedicated professional staff and a network of community partners. We also have bi-lingual staff available to assist.
Town Hall, 3rd Floor
203-622-3800 • Fax: 203-622-7762
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
After hours by appointment Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Commissioner • Alan D. Barry, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions/Programs
Monica Bruning, LCSW
Director of Case Management
George O’Loughlin, LCSW
Homecare and Transportation Supervisor
Marcia Parkin Lawrence
• Admission and Applications services include: Assessment and referral (including home visits if needed) • Assistance with applications for benefit and entitlement programs, such as Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, Energy Assistance, Renter’s Rebate, Veteran’s Benefits. • Guidance and evaluation for housing, including eviction concerns. • Holiday Aid • Senior camp • English as a Second Language classes • Salvation Army Assistance
• Case Management Services include: Assistance with employment and training • In-home assessments for Department’s Homecare Service. • Protective services for those over the age of 60 who may be experiencing financial exploitation, abuse, neglect by others or self-neglect. • Guidance through the petition process of Probate Court for those who may need a conservator. • Assistance with finding legal services. • Temporary (Emergency) Financial Assistance.
• Homecare Service and Client Transportation assists elderly and disabled who have difficulty with everyday activities or need help during times of illness or disability. Homecare staff are available to assist with light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, dressing assistance and assistance with bathing. Client Transportation includes door-to-door transportation to medical and legal appointments, Neighbor to Neighbor food delivery, benefit application appointments and language class attendance.
Department of HEALTH
Under aegis of Board of Health, Department is dedicated to protecting, promoting and improving the health of Greenwich residents through programs that help prevent disease, illness, disability and premature death. Public health services create a healthy and safe environment so that all may obtain a healthier lifestyle.
Town Hall, 3rd Floor
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Director of Health
Caroline Calderone Baisley, MPH, RS
Division of Family Health Director
Deborah C. Travers, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
The programs and services of the Family Health Division are provided to enable individuals to achieve and maintain optimum physical, emotional and social health. All program areas include: preventive health care sessions; early identification of health problems through screenings and surveillance; health maintenance; health education; home visits; consultation and communication with medical and social service providers.
Senior Home Health Maintenance Program
Contact • 203-622-7859
Program provides nursing care and case coordination tohomebound frail and/or senior residents with chronic illness who strive to remain independent in their homes. Public health nurses provide health monitoring—such as hypertension screening, preventive care (particularly adult immunization), and anticipatory guidance through weekly clinics at Town Hall and the Senior Center and monthly clinics at six other locations in the community. Flu and pneumonia clinics are held annually in October; call 203-622-3774 or 203-622-6495 for information on these clinics.
Town Hall Hypertension Screening and (Adult) Immunization Clinics
Offer recommended vaccines for adults, such as Shingles, Pneumonia and TDAP vaccines. Mon., Wed., Fri., 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. Call 203-622-6495.
Operates as a division of the Commission on Aging.
Free to Greenwich residents 62+.
299 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Senior programs and services include: daily continental breakfast and full hot luncheon, including lunches “to go”; health forums; wellness lectures; crossword puzzles and word games; Silvertones traveling chorus; professionally led discussions; Italian classes; painting classes with instructor; day excursions; fitness classes—pilates, t’ai chi, chair/floor yoga, zumba gold, year-round water aerobics, Feldenkreis-style movements, more—facilitated by credentialed instructors. Also on premises: Computer Center; Utilize Senior Energy (USE); public health nurse; offices of the Commission on Aging. Fees apply only to: meals; day trips; special events; annual parking pass. Free daily TAG bus transportation available. Lantern newsletter available at the Senior Center, Town Hall and Greenwich libraries.
Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers
Commission on Aging’s Directory of Aging & Disability Services contains information on number of public and private agencies and facilities in the Greenwich area providing for-free or for-fee alternative care for patients in need of temporary substitute care to allow family members respite-short times away-from their caregiving duties. Direct services include health insurance counseling and Share the Fare Taxi program.
• Call-A-Ride of Greenwich
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free door-to-door service for those 60 and older, who are ambulatory, to anywhere in Greenwich. Reservations necessary—as far in advance as possible.
• Share-the-Fare Taxi Program See Commission on Aging entry for information on this program.
• TAG (Transportation Association of Greenwich)
13 Riverside Ave.
Riverside, CT 06878
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Transportation provided for eligible elderly or disabled to programs, hospitals, medical appointments and recreational activities in Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk. Fee charged.
Tax Relief Programs
Town Assessor receives applications between February 1 and May 15 for tax relief for certain property owners over 65 under Elderly Homeowners’ Tax Relief Act (State program) and Elderly Property Tax Relief (Town program). Assistance offered to new applicants.
Town Hall, 1st Floor
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Assessor • Lauren Elliott
Department of Social Services receives applications for Renter’s Rebate Program under State’s Elderly Renters’ Tax Relief Act. Applicants can make appointment to receive information and assistance in applying.
Greenwich Library System
The Town of Greenwich has four public library facilities—The Main Library in Central Greenwich which is the primary library for the entire Town, as well as two branch libraries servicing the communities of Byram and Cos Cob. In addition, there is the independent Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich. Greenwich Library’s bookmobile services the Town’s senior centers and other sites. Its online library allows access for cardholders to eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, and music from home.
Library System Director • Barbara Ormerod-Glynn
Deputy Director • Joseph A. Williams
Main Greenwich Library
101 W. Putnam Ave.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sun: Closed
Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Road, Greenwich, CT 06807
Hours: Mon., 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. Closed
Perrot Memorial Library
90 Sounds Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues., Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (during the school year)
Town Hall, First Floor • 203-622-7879
Fax: 203-622-6451 • Hours: Sept.-June, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; July/Aug., Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Judge • David W. Hopper
Call 911 for all emergencies.
Headquarters: 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
Main number: 203-622-8000 • Fax: 203-618-8866
Chief • Jim Heavey • 203-622-8010
General services/records • Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
15 Havemeyer Place • Greenwich, CT 06830
Main: 203-622-3950 • Fax: 203-622-8062
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Chief • Peter Siecienski
The Greenwich Fire Department consists of 106-uniformed career and approximately 85 volunteer firefighters who work together to accomplish their mission. The department responds to over 4,200 emergency calls annually, the men and women of the GFD are trained and equipped to handle a wide range of threats.
Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (GEMS)
GEMS is an independent not-for-profit organization providing emergency medical services 24/7 by highly trained teams utilizing emergency response vehicles (including three ambulances) based at four strategically located stations. GEMS raises about half of its own financing.
The File of Life program was designed to help GEMS quickly obtain your medical and contact information in the event of an emergency. It consists of a refrigerator magnet labeled File of Life, with an attached red plastic pocket holding a card on which residents can record vital information about medical conditions, medications, and emergency contact names and phone numbers. Stick it on the outside of your refrigerator door. It could help save your life or the life of a loved one. You can request a File of Life by mail or download a copy from our
Executive Director • Tracy Schietinger
Main Business Office: 1111 E. Putnam Ave. Riverside, CT 06878
Non-emergencies: 203-637-7505 • Fax: 203-637-1762
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Control • 203-622-8299
Health Dept. • 203-622-6488, 203-622-7836
Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-622-7814
Public Works • 203-622-7740
Registrars of Voters • 203-622-7890 and 203-622-7889
Tax Collector • 203-622-7891
Town Clerk • 203-622-7897
Greenwich’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Total 60+ 13,526
Total population of Greenwich: 61,171
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 22.2%
Land area: 47.8 sq. mi.