Norwalk Information:

Harry W. Rilling, Mayor

E-mail: hrilling@norwalkct.org

 

City Hall

 


125 East Ave.

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125


Main no.: 203-854-3200

Web site: www.norwalkct.org

Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Senior Services Coordinating Council/The Senior Umbrella

11 Allen Rd., Room 8

Norwalk, CT 06851


203-847-2830 • Fax: 203-849-1285

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 


E-mail: seniorumbrella@sbcglobal.net

 

Municipal Agent for the Elderly (City of Norwalk) and 
Case Managers provide seniors and their families with: information about appropriate services and programs; application assistance for services and programs, including medical insurance counseling; advocacy for seniors having difficulty getting the help that they need. The Council works closely with many public and private agencies, and Case Managers make home visits when needed.

 

Norwalk Senior Center, Inc.

Nonprofit organization, operating in two locations, with the mission of “empowering adults 55+ for personal independence, healthy aging, social connection and lifetime learning.” Annual $25 membership fee. Center provides transportation to its locations. Detailed information available: Web site: www.norwalkseniorcenter.org


Norwalk Senior Center


11 Allen Rd.

Norwalk, CT 06851

203-847-3115 
Fax: 203-849-1285

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

 

Executive Director

Beatrix Winter
 203-847-3115, ext. 103

E-mail: bwinter@norwalksc.org

 

Program Coordinator

Jane Wenk 
203-847-3115, ext. 108

E-mail: jwenk@norwalksc.org

 

Outreach Director

Eva Beau
 203-847-3115, ext. 112

E-mail: ebeau@norwalksc.org

 

Transportation Manager

Remy Exantus 
203-847-3115, ext. 107

E-mail: rexantus@norwalksc.org

 

Activity Programs include: Senior Cafe lunch, $3-$5 contribution requested—reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance; bingo, Thurs., 12:45 p.m. Thursday nights, Bingo at 6:30 PM at 11 Allen Road—attendees are eligible for cash prizes. Players must be at least 12 years of age. $1.00 entry fee and a minimum purchase of 2 all night games required. Food & soft drinks are available for purchase.; bocce, Wed.,10 a.m. (weather permitting); billiards, card and tile games, variety of regularly scheduled games—call for information; Tech Learning Center; a variety of exercise programs ranging from aerobics to Zumba, to fit a multitude of fitness levels; Health & Wellness presentations on medical issues by Norwalk Hospital and area physicians; also: individual health screenings; blood pressure monitoring; nutritional counseling.


Homebound and Community Outreach Programs hosted by Center include:

 

• Meals on Wheels: Not-for-profit program in which meals are delivered at low cost to homes of residents unable to shop and/or prepare meals because of injury, illness or disability. For info, call Eva Beau at 203-847-3115, 
ext 112, or e-mail at ebeau@norwalksc.org
• Medicare Counseling: Trained counselors will meet one-on-one with those on Medicare and guide them through maze of issues involved.
• Individual and Group Counseling: Around Issues of Bereavement, Stress Management, and Family Conflicts.
• Senior Housing Assistance Fund: Interest-free loans available to eligible seniors to help secure safe, affordable housing in Norwalk.
• Caregiver’s Resource Center: Senior Center joins with Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging to provide information, counseling and referrals to those caring for older loved ones or for grandparents who are raising grandchildren.

 

Norwalk Senior Center South- 
Center features multicultural, bilingual programming.


92 Cedar St.

Norwalk, CT 06854

203-299-1500
 Fax: 203-299-0441

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Social Service Coordinator

Maureen Eustache


E-mail: nscs92@sbcglobal.net

 

Program Coordinator

Giovan Ramirez


E-mail: nscs-nsc@snet.net

 

Programs and services include: lunch (offsite); health programs and screenings; counseling services; support groups; help in filing for financial assistance and housing programs; document translation; special trips, parties, luncheons; citizenship preparation classes; English as a Second Language; armchair aerobics exercise; sewing classes; pokeno; penny bingo and dominoes; computer classes; Spanish classes for beginners; crafts; shopping trips; line dancing; blood pressure clinics; Tai Chi and Zumba.

 

Transportation Services

Senior Center Transportation:

 

Norwalk Senior Center provides door-to-door transportation for members to and from Center (11 Allen Rd.) and Norwalk Senior Center South (92 Cedar St.) in wheelchair-accessible vehicles for those who cannot transport themselves. Modest fee of $5 per month charged. Reservations required. 
Morning Pickup Routes: 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. 
Afternoon Trips Home: Mon. & Wed.,12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Weekly Shopping Trips: from Center and Center South, Mon. & Wed., 1:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Senior Center Transportation Manager:


Remy Exantus

203-847-3115, Ext. 107


E-mail: rexantus@norwalksc.org

 

Tax Relief Programs 

Office of the Assessor manages tax exemption/credits/deferral programs. Department’s “goal is to help taxpayers to remain in their homes and in Norwalk.”

 

City Hall, Room 106

203-854-7888 
Fax: 203-854-7986

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

 

Assessment Data Technician
Laurie Tallcouch
203-854-7816
E-mail: ltallcouch@norwalkct.org

 

Tax relief programs include:
• State and City Elderly (“Circuit Breaker”) Credits • Veteran’s Exemption • Disability Exemption • Blind Person Exemption • Given Year Tax Deferral

Norwalk Libraries

Norwalk has four libraries open to the general public. Norwalk Public Library and South Norwalk Branch Public Library are City institutions. East Norwalk Library is project of civic group, East Norwalk Improvement Association, and housed in Community Center. Rowayton Library is an independent library. For information on Norwalk libraries, access: Web site: www.norwalklib.org

 

Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Ave.

Norwalk, CT 06850

203-899-2780


Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 
Tues., Fri., Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Library Director

Christine Bradley


203-899-2780, ext. 15126


E-mail: cbradley@norwalkpl.org

 

South Norwalk Branch Library
10 Washington St.

Norwalk, CT 06854

203-899-2790


Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 9 .a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tue., 12 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., • Sun. 1. p.m.- 5 p.m.

 

Assistant Director of Library System

Sherelle Harris


203-899-2780, ext. 15123


E-mail: sharris@norwalkpubliclibrary.org

 

East Norwalk Library
51 Van Zant St.

East Norwalk, CT 06855


203-838-0408, ext. 100


E-mail: infor@eastnorwalklibrarty.org


Web site: www.eastnorwalklibrary.org
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; 
Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m

 

Librarian • Maureen Tovish


E-mail: maureen@eastnorwalklibrary.org

 

Rowayton Library
33 Highland Ave.

Rowayton, CT 06853


203-838-5038

Web site: www.Rowayton.org

 

Library Director

Melissa Yurechko


E-mail: myurechko@rowayton.org

 

Probate Court

City Hall, Room 232

203-854-7737 
Fax: 203-854-7825
Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2009 


Norwalk, CT 06852-2009

 

Judge • Douglas Stern


Email: dstern@ctprobate.gov

 

Call 911 for all emergencies.

Police Department

Department emphasizes “citizen input . . . to help us to improve and achieve our goals.”


The department conducts numerous events through out the year to help seniors avoid becoming victims of crime. Programs that the department offers include Project Lifesaver, Yellow Dot and Life Pack. Anyone with any questions about these programs can contact Sgt. Gulino at 203-854-3197 for additional information.


One Monroe St.

Norwalk, CT 06854


Non-emergencies: 203-854-3000


Web site: www.norwalkpd.com
Chief • Thomas E. Kulhawik


E-mail: policehqunit@norwalkct.org

 

Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

 

Department responsible for responding to residents’ 
calls and emergencies involving fire, medical services, 
hazardous materials, rescues and vehicle extractions.


Headquarters (Station 2)


121 Connecticut Ave.

Norwalk, CT 06854


203-854-0200 • Fax: 203-866-7768


Web site: www.norwalkfd.com
Chief • Gino Gatto 
203-854-0233

E-mail: ggatto@norwalkct.org

 

Fire Stations:
• Station 1, 90 New Canaan Ave. 
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0201
• Station 2 (Headquarters), 121 Connecticut Ave. 
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0200
• Station 3, 56 Van Zant St. 
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0203
• Station 4, 180 Westport Ave. 
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0204
• Station 5, 23 Meadow St. 
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0205

 

Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control • 203-854-3240


13 S. Smith Street


City Clerk • 203-854-7701

 

Norwalk Motor Vehicle Dept. • 800-842-8222

 

Public Works • 203-854-3200 (customer service)

 

Registrars of Voters • 203-854-7996

 

Tax Collector • 203-854-7731

 

Town Clerk • Richard McQuaid • 203-854-7747
E-mail: rmcquaid@norwalkct.org

Norwalk’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)

60-64 4,553

65-74 5,755

75-84 3,662

85+ 1,536

Total 60+ 15,506

Total population of Norwalk: 85,603

Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 18.1%

Land area: 22.8 sq. mi.

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