Wallingford Information:

Mayor • William W. Dickinson, Jr.

203-294-2070 • Fax: 203-294-2073


Town Hall • 45 S. Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492

203-294-2072 • Web site: www.town.wallingford.ct.us

 

Senior Center

Center’s mission is “ to provide services and programs for older adults of the Wallingford Community that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life.” Center administered by nonprofit Wallingford Committee on Aging, Inc., under contract to Town. Member Advisory Council informs and advises Executive Director regarding operations and programs of Center.

 

238 Washington St., Wallingford, CT 06492

203-265-7753 • Fax: 203-294-2117

E-mail: office@wlfdseniorctr.com • Website: www.wlfdseniorctr.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Executive Director • William Viola, Jr.

Social Worker • Eileen Flynn, MSW
Senior Community Café Manager • Tanya Spruill 

203-265-3508

 

Center offers:

 

Activities: musical programs • speakers series • cabarets • parties • billiards • quilting • support groups • legal clinic • safe driving courses • discussion groups • lunch bunch • bingo • bocce • card games • art classes • art appreciation programs • dancing • mah-jongg • ping-pong • Scrabble • Wii bowling • men’s group • senior fairs • movies • yoga • t’ai chi • fitness and exercise programs • strength and balance training • off-site walking/golf/tennis/outdoor adventure groups.

 

Club 60 Plus: Has treadmills, elliptical trainers, Nu-Steps, recumbent and upper-body cycles, and stretch equipment. Membership required.

Senior Community Café: nutritious hot lunch served Mon.-Fri. at 11:40 a.m.; call 203-265-3508 between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. up to a day in advance for reservation. Donation requested.

 

Lake View Café: alternate meal program serving breakfast, lunch, snacks beverages, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; supper served in cabaret setting, Thurs. (April-October), 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; supper reservations are required.

 

Meals on Wheels: for homebound and isolated; call 203-401-0055.

 

Trips to near and far: call Center for details.


Prime Times: 12-page, full-color, professional-quality, monthly newsletter.
Lounge/Library: for reading and relaxation.

Senior Center staff and trained volunteers provide full range of Social Services, coordinated by Social Worker, including: information/assistance/referral • short-term counseling and follow-up • health insurance counseling • benefits counseling • outreach visits to homebound • intergenerational programs • legislative updates on state and federal programs • seminars and workshops on variety of topics • geriatric assessments.

 

Registered nurse is in Senior Center Tues./Thurs./Fri. mornings to provide or coordinate variety of Health/Wellness/Fitness Programs, including: health screenings • vaccine clinics • wellness days featuring concentrated series of topics • guest speakers for lectures/discussions/workshops • encouragement and evaluation of involvement in fitness/exercise/sports programs of Center. Nurse available for consultations: first come, first served, Mon.-Fri.

 

Memory Lane is “social model” adult day program organized by Center and “designed to promote and maintain independence for older adults with mild cognitive and/or physical impairments.” For info, contact Debbie Markiewicz, Memory Lane Program Coordinator.

Transportation Services 

 

Transportation Coordinator • Sandy Verrier.

 

Senior Center organizes curb-to-curb transportation system for “Wallingford residents age 60 and over who do not drive their own vehicles or who cannot access a public transportation system to reach their desired destination” and for vehicle owners on temporary basis under certain conditions. Reservations required by noon of preceding workday by contacting Center at 203-265-7753.

 

Senior transportation destinations within Wallingford, in order of priority: medical appointments • Center and Memory Lane Program • grocery shopping • banking and bill paying • other appointments (e.g., lawyer, hairdresser).

Information on other transportation options for seniors—such as Regional Rides Program of Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride—may be obtained from Transportation Coordinator.

 

Regional Rides Program.

Greater New Haven Transit District/My Ride

840 Sherman Ave., Hamden, CT 06514

203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6057

To cancel, change, confirm or reserve ride: 203-288-6643

 

Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers

Social Worker at Senior Center has information on such services, both local and long-distance. Nurse and Memory Lane Coordinator also can advise. Call 203-265-7753.

​Tax Relief and Similar Programs

Social Worker at Senior Center can provide information and assistance regarding such programs.

Call 203-265-7753.
 

Probate Court

45 S. Main St., Rm. 114. Wallingford, CT 06492

203-294-2100 • Fax: 203-2109Judge • Hon. Philip A. Wright, Jr.

 

Public Library System

Wallingford’s public library operates in two locations.


Main Library
200 N. Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492
203-265-6754 • Fax: 203-269-5698

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (July-Aug. close at 6 p.m. Fri.); Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (July-Aug. close at 1 p.m. Sat.);

Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Jan.-April)


Yalesville Branch Library
400 Church St., Yalesville, CT 06492

203-265-3688
Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 12-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
E-mail: jfisher@wallingfordlibrary.org • Website: www.wallingford.lioninc.org

Director • Jane Fisher

 

Police Department

135 N. Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492

Non-emergencies: 203-294-2800 • Fax: 203-294-2865

Chief • William J. Wright

 

Fire Department

75 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492

Non-emergencies: 203-294-2730 • Fax: 203-294-2736

Chief • Richard Heidgerd

 

Volunteer Fire Companies:

• North Farms Volunteer Fire Company

Meets Mon., 7 p.m., at 636 Barnes Rd.
• Yalesville Volunteer Fire Company/Cook Hill Volunteer Fire Company

Meets Tues., 7 p.m., at 143 Hope Hill Rd.
• East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Company

Meets Tues., 7 p.m., at 2 Kondracki Lane

 

Other Important Phone Numbers. 

Animal Shelter • 203-294-2180

Assessor • 203-294-2001

Health • 203-294-2065

Parks/Recreation • 203-294-2120

Public Works • 203-294-2105

Registrars • 203-294-2125

Town Clerk • 203-294-2145

 

Wallingford’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)

60-64 2,793

65-74 3,419

75-84 2,526

85+ 1,491

Total 60+ 10,229

Total population of
Wallingford: 45,135

Percentage 60 years of age or over: 22.7%

Land area: 39.0 sq. mi.

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