New Canaan Information:

Kevin Moynihan, First Selectman

First Selectman • Kevin Moynihan

kevin.moynihan@newcanaanct.gov

 

New Canaan Town Hall


77 Main St.

New Canaan, CT 06840

203-594-3000

 

Administrative Officer • Tom Stadler

203-594-3002


E-mail: Tom.Stadler@newcanaanct.gov

 

Executive Assistant • Pam Flynn, 
E-mail: Pam.Flynn@newcanaanct.gov

Health and Human Services Commission

Combination of Commission on Aging, Youth Commission, Board of Human Services. Develops and coordinates information concerning needs of all age groups, analyzes services for them, makes recommendations for new or revised programs. Also provides oversight for New Canaan Public Health.


Chairman • Judy Dunn
Contact Commission by e-mail at: 
Bethany.Zaro@newcanaanct.gov

 

Department of Human Services

The mission of Health & Human Services is to direct and coordinate critical community needs and programs for health, food, shelter, and general wellbeing for the Town’s citizens.


Vine Cottage

61 Main St.

New Canaan, CT 06840


203-594-3076 • Fax: 203-594-3132


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

 

Interim Director of Health & Human Services


Bethany Zaro, R.N. • 203-594-3093


E-mail: Bethany.Zaro@newcanaanct.gov

 

Assistant Director of Health & Human Services


Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH • 203-594-3093

E-mail: Bethany.Zaro@newcanaanct.gov

 

Program Assistant

Enza Albano • 203-594-3076


E-mail: Enza.Albano@newcanaanct.gov

 

Youth and Family Services Coordinator 

Jacqueline D’Louhy, LCSW • 203-594-3081


E-mail: Jacqueline.DLouhy@newcanaanct.gov

 

Community Nurse • Robin Boccuzzi, R.N. • 203-594-3083


E-mail Robin.boccuzzi@newcanaanct.gov

 

Programs include: Insurance assistance with Husky, Medicare, Medicaid and supplemental policies; visits to homebound seniors; more.
Among helping agencies, organizations and institutions that Department refers residents to is:

 

Waveny lifeCare network

3 Farm Rd.

New Canaan, CT 06840

203-594-5200

 

Conveniently located in New Canaan, Waveny LifeCare Network provides a compassionate continuum of world-class care to serve the changing needs of seniors from all areas. Committed to the community for over 40 years as a trusted nonprofit, Waveny has sought to provide the highest quality of person-centered care since 1975. Waveny proudly offers an array of eldercare choices ranging from residential options and outpatient programs to community-based services to meet the growing needs and changing preferences of older adults and their families. Like a river, Waveny’s continuum of care flows fluidly within a single organization, without any expensive buy-in fees or long-term commitments.

 

Lapham Community Center/Senior Center of New Canaan, Inc.

Lapham Community Center in beautiful Waveny Park offers variety of programs and services to adult residents of New Canaan and is home of the Senior Center.
Waveny Park • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-594-3620
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 83 • New Canaan, CT 06840
Web site: www.laphamcenter.org
E-Mail: laphamcenter@newcanaanct.gov
Director • Lyn Bond


E-mail: director@laphamcenter.org

Program Manager • Aggie Aspinwall


Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Lapham Center has large community room, computer center, teaching kitchen, game room and classrooms that enable Center staff to offer over 100 classes and programs each season.
 

Programs include: Lunch, Tues., at noon; reservation and $5 fee required. • Blood Pressure Clinic, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. • Crafts, Tues., 9:30 a.m.-noon. • Knitting, Thurs., 10 a.m.-noon. • Day trips organized to nearby places of interest 4-6 times a year. • Three Book Groups meet monthly. • Frequent lectures on health, financial, and legal issues. • Free Medicare and supplemental plans insurance counseling. • Free tax counseling • Adult Education classes in art, exercise, history, cooking, languages, music, games, technology, writing, and more; fees charged for some programs; others free. • Volunteer Opportunities, active and varied program.

Staying Put in New Canaan

Staying Put in New Canaan, Inc., is a membership-based, volunteer-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors live safely in their homes and actively engaged in the community as they age. With the help of dozens of volunteers, Staying Put provides the following for its members: friendly calls or visits; handyman assistance; health consultations; help with errands; referrals to vetted vendors; transportation to medical appointments and social events; tech support. Members are invited to attend some 80 programs each year, including cultural outings, educational programs on issues associated with aging, social events. Staying Put is open to seniors 65+ residing in New Canaan. Annual membership dues are $400 for individuals and $525 for households. Scholarships are available for those with financial limitations.


PO Box 484 • 58 Pine St. • New Canaan, CT 06840 


www.stayingputnc.org

 

Executive Director

Barbara Achenbaum


203-966-7762

director@stayingputnc.org

 

Supportive Services For Families and Caregivers

 

Department of Human Services can make referrals to number of respite programs and other such services at Waveny Care Center and other agencies, organizations and institutions in New Canaan area.

 

Transportation Services

New Canaan’s only public transportation.
Door-to-Door rides for New Canaan residents, seniors & others unable to drive to destination within New Canaan, Seven Vans, some built to carry wheelchair bound passengers. Service is available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 203-972-7433

 

Norwalk Transit District’s Town-to-Town, regional door-to-door transportation service—only for people who wish to travel between towns in southwestern Connecticut. Fee is $4 for one-way trip across one town line. • 203-299-5180

Tax Relief Programs

 

Applications for Renters/Homeowners tax rebates available at Assessor’s Office. Department of Human Services can provide help with filling out application.


237 Elm St., 2nd. Fl.

203-594-3005 • Fax: 203-594-3130

Assessor • Sebastian Caldarella


E-mail: Sebastian.Caldarella@newcanaanct.gov

 

Library

151 Main St. 

New Canaan, CT 06840


Main tel.: 203-594-5000 • Fax: 866-245-6033 


Web site: www.newcanaanlibrary.org


Library Director • Lisa Oldham


E-Mail: loldham@newcanaanlibrary.org

Probate Court

Darien Town Hall 


2 Renshaw Rd., Darien, CT 06820

203-656-7342


Fax: 203-656-0774

Judge • William P. Osterndorf

 

Call 911 for all emergencies.

Police Department

174 South Ave.

New Canaan, CT  06840


Non-emergencies: 203-594-3500

Fax: 203-594-3553


Chief • Leon Krolikowski

 

TRIAD: Special program of Department to bring together senior citizens, law enforcement, business people and other interested parties and conduct crime prevention activities, educate about personal safety issues, address crime trends that target seniors, and learn and act on concerns, needs, problems of seniors.

 

TRIAD developed from program started in 1988 by AARP and National Sheriffs Association and is operated in New Canaan by S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together). For information or to volunteer, contact: Officer Roy Adams.

 

Medication Disposal Program is available to residents at all times. There is a drop box located in the Police Station lobby for household disposal of any unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications, including pet medications.

 

Fire Department 

Dept. has long history as New Canaan Fire Company 
No. 1. Has career firefighters and volunteers.

 


60 Main St. 

New Canaan, CT 06840


Non-emergencies: 203-594-3140


Chief • Jack M. Hennessey

 

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Services Commission formulates policy and guidelines and exercises oversight over 
New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NCVAC). Trained volunteers of NCVAC supported by professional paramedic on duty at all times to provide emergency medical care and transportation. All 911 calls go to the Police Department, which dispatches Fire Department and/or NCVAC as appropriate. Police are also dispatched on all calls.


Emergency Medical Services Commission 
Chairperson • Larry Kessler


E-mail: EMS.Commission@newcanaanct.gov


Commission meets 3rd Tues. of month at Police Department Training Room, 7:30 p.m.


New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps NCVAC 
182 South Ave. (next to Police Headquarters) 
New Canaan, CT 06480 • 203-594-3535
www.newcanaanems.org

President • Alison Bedula

 

 

 

Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control Officer • Allyson Halm • 203 594 3510.


E-mail: animalcontrol@newcanaanct.gov

 

Health Dept. • Medical Director • David M. Reed, MD, MPH 203-594-3018

E-mail: dreedmd@gmail.com

 

Highway Superintendent • Mose Saccary • 203-594-3709


E-mail: Mose.Saccary@newcanaanct.gov

 

Superintendent of Parks • John Howe • 203-594-3100


E-mail: John.Howe@newcanaanct.gov

 

Registrar of Voters • Main number 203-594-3060

Joan McLaughlin (R) • 203-594-3096 


Debra Lyon (R) Deputy Registrar


E-mail: Joan.McLaughlin@newcanaanct.gov

John Amarilios • 203-594-3094


E-mail: John.Amarilios@newcanaanct.gov

 

Town Clerk • Claudia A. Weber, CMC

Town Clerk & Registrar of Vital Statistics

203-594-3070


E-mail: Claudia.Weber@newcanaanct.gov

 

New Canaan’s Population by Age

 

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64          1,126
65-74          1,387
75-84          973
85+             427
Total 60+     3,913


Total population of New Canaan: 19,738
Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.7%
Land area: 22.5 sq. mi.

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