Harry W. Rilling, Mayor
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.
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.
Beatrix Winter 203-847-3115, ext. 103
Jane Wenk 203-847-3115, ext. 108
Eva Beau 203-847-3115, ext. 112
Remy Exantus 203-847-3115, ext. 107
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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:
203-847-3115, Ext. 107
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
Tax relief programs include:
• State and City Elderly (“Circuit Breaker”) Credits • Veteran’s Exemption • Disability Exemption • Blind Person Exemption • Given Year Tax Deferral
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
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.
203-899-2780, ext. 15126
South Norwalk Branch Library
10 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
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
203-899-2780, ext. 15123
East Norwalk Library
51 Van Zant St.
East Norwalk, CT 06855
203-838-0408, ext. 100
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
33 Highland Ave.
Rowayton, CT 06853
Web site: www.Rowayton.org
City Hall, Room 232
P.O. Box 2009
Norwalk, CT 06852-2009
Judge • Douglas Stern
Call 911 for all emergencies.
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
Web site: www.norwalkpd.com
Chief • Thomas E. Kulhawik
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
• 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
Norwalk’s Population by Age
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
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.