Westport Information:

First Selectman • Jim Marpe

Westport Town Hall

110 Myrtle Ave.

Westport, CT 06880


Web site: www.westportct.gov

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

E-Mail: selectman@westportct.gov


Commission for Senior Services

Provides public forum for the study and discussion of needs of Westport’s seniors and advocates for appropriate change. The Commission serves to advise and consult with the First Selectman, Department of Human Services, and the senior community on issues and resources 
pertaining to seniors in Westport.

Chair • Les Wolf

Robert Fox  

Municipal Agent for Seniors

Appointed by First Selectman, under state law, to represent elderly and their families and caregivers. Assists seniors by providing information and referrals to community resources and by helping with applications for benefits.

Kristen Witt, LCSW


E-mail: kwitt@westportct.gov


Department of Human Services

Promotes independence, personal development, and enhanced quality of life for Westport’s senior residents. Department works in partnership with other community organizations, service providers, and funding sources.

Town Hall 

110 Myrtle Ave.

Westport, CT 06880

203-341-1050 • Fax: 203-341-1973 

E-mail: humansrv@westportct.gov


Director • Elaine Daignault, MS, NCC


E-mail: elained@westportct.gov


Finance Manager • Susan Stefenson, MBA


E-mail: sstefenson@westportct.gov


Social Worker/Municipal Agent for the Elderly
 • Kristen Witt, LCSW


E-mail: kwitt@westportct.gov


Social Worker/Municipal Agent for People with Disabilities • Michelle Bottone, M.A., LMFT 


E-mail: mbottone@westportct.gov


Administrative Assistant • Margaret Pinheiro


E-mail: mpinheiro@westportct.gov


Programs and services for eligible Westport seniors, including Town relief programs, fuel assistance, rent and sewer relief, short-term financial assistance. Also: Counseling, information, and referrals regarding alternative living resources, such as independent living, assisted living, skilled facilities, home care, and day care. And protective services in cases of elder abuse. Various transportation services are made available as are programs offering volunteer opportunities. Department publishes The New Perspective, a newsletter for Westport seniors, and the Community Resource Directory for Seniors.

Center for Senior Activities

Offers nutrition program and multifaceted recreational and educational programming.

21 Imperial Ave.

Westport, CT 06880

203-341-5099 • Fax: 203-341-1187



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Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 
Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


Director • Susan Pfister • 203-341-5098
Program Manager • Holly Betts • 203-341-5096
Administrative Assistant • Denise Puskas • 203-341-5095
Receptionist • Benjamin Palmer • 203-341-5099
Nutrition Program Coordinator • Kristin Malagise 
• 203-341-5097


Programs and services—call for times and possible fees—include: Senior Cafe. Noon meal Mon.-Fri. Reservations required at least 24 hrs. in advance. Suggested donation: $5. • Arts/Crafts. • Classes/ Lectures/Discussions. • Music/Drama/Films • Exercise/Dance. • Culinary Arts Presentations • Games. • Blood pressure/glucose screenings and flu clinic.


Supportive Services for Families and Caregivers

Municipal Agent for Seniors and Department of Human Services have information on such services • 

Information covers any programs or services useful to seniors in local and regional areas. Many services 
available on sliding-scale fee schedules.


Westport Weston Health District

Regional health department providing full-time professional public health services. Programs of immunization, counseling, testing, screening include ones targeting ailments that afflict seniors.

180 Bayberry Lane 

Westport, CT 06880 



Director of Health • Mark A. R. Cooper, MPH, RS
Senior-oriented programs include: Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic. Once-in-a-lifetime vaccine for those 65 years and older. Fee covered by most Medicare plans.

Transportation Services

• American Cancer Society, volunteer drivers take ambulatory patients anywhere in the area for cancer appointments. No cost but requires 72-hours’ notice. 1-800-227-2345 (Dial option 1).
• Family & Children’s Agency—Home Care Plus, offers assisted transportation in wheelchair-accessible van for those at least 60 years of age to appointments, bank, post office and shopping. • 203-831-2900
• Westport Transit District’s Door-to-Door Service for Westport Residents, offers door-to-door transportation services to New Cannan, Norwalk and Wilton for Westport residents 65 years or older or certified as disabled. 
Mon.-Fri., 8 a. m.-6 p.m. • Application and tickets ($3.50 per ticket or 10 for $35.00) available at Town Hall/Room 200 or Senior Center. Contact the Department of Human Services for additional options.


Tax Relief Programs 

The Assessor’s Office administers State and Town programs for tax relief (credits, deferrals and exemptions) 
for Seniors, Totally Disabled and Veterans.

Applications are taken at Town Hall by the Assessor’s Office (203-341-1070) and the Department of Human Services (203-341-1050) for homebound clients only.

Assessor • Paul Friia • E-mail: pfriia@westportct.gov

Probate Court

Town Hall, Room 100


Fax: 203-341-1153


Judge • Lisa K. Wexler

E-mail: lisa@lisawexler.com


Westport Public Library

Active community programming features noted authors, artists, musicians, performers. One of Library’s emphases is drawing users’ attention to informative Web sites, including those relating to senior concerns.


Services include:

Large print books and other publications with large type and increased spacing between lines to make the print easier to read.

E-readers • The Library lends Kindle e-readers, which have large type settings.

Mail-A-Book • At-home service.

For information 
contact Margie Freilich-Den at 203.291.4845 or 

20 Jesup Rd.

Westport, CT 06880


Hours: Mon.-Thurs 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Fax: 203-227-3829 • Web site: www.westportlibrary.org


Executive Director

Bill Harmer


E-mail: bharmer@westportlibrary.org

Call 911 for all emergencies.

Police Department

All officers also certified as Emergency Medical Technicians or Medical Response Technicians and function as First Responders to all emergency medical calls, with assistance of Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services in ambulance crews.

50 Jesup Rd.

Westport, CT 06880

Non-emergencies: 203-341-6000 • Fax: 203-341-6092


Chief • Foti Koskinas



Fire Department

515 Post Road East

Westport, CT 06880

Non-emergencies: 203-341-5000 • Fax: 203-341-5009


Chief • Robert Yost 

E-mail: ryost@westportct.gov


Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (WVEMS)

Not-for-profit organization whose volunteers work with Police Department to assist in providing emergency medical care to community. WVEMS staffs ambulance service 24 hours a day every day.

50 Jesup Rd.

Westport, CT 06880

Non-emergencies: 203-341-6081 • Fax: 203-454-6157

Web site: www.westportems.org

Deputy Director • Marc Hartog



WVEMS promotes File of Life Program. Information about residents’ medical conditions and medications is placed in magnetic holder on refrigerator, with sticker for front door to notify responders in emergency. Card to carry also provided.


Other Important Phone Numbers

Animal Control • 203-341-5076
Public Works • 203-341-1120
Registrars of Voters • 203-341-1115
Tax Collector • 203-341-1060
Town Clerk • 203-341-1110

Westport’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)

60-64 1,576

65-74 2,177

75-84 1,421

85+ 628

Total 60+ 5,802

Total population of Westport: 26,391

Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 21.9%

Land area: 20.0 sq. mi.