Woodbridge Information:

First Selectman •  Beth Heller

203-389-3401 • Fax: 203-389-3480

Town Hall • 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525

203-389-3400 • Website: www.woodbridgect.org

 

Department of Human Services

Department offers array of services to residents of Woodbridge, including: Fuel Assistance, Emergency Food Assistance, Adult Health Clinic, Flu-shot Clinic, Volunteer Support Programs, Medical Equipment Closet and services by Municipal Agent for the Elderly. The department provides information, referral and outreach concerning health and social programs available to residents and is available for assistance to older residents in applying for various programs. Trained CHOICES Health Insurance Counselors are available to provide counseling and information on topics such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare HMOs, Long-Term Care Insurance, and other state and federal benefits programs.

4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525

203-389-3429

 

Director and Municipal Agent for the Elderly
 

Mary Ellen LaRocca • 203-389-3429

E-mail: mlarocca@woodbridgect.org
Senior Services Social Worker

Judi Young, MSW • 203-389-3429

E-mail: srsocialworker@woodbridgect.org
Human Services sponsors Friendly Visitor/Telephone Reassurance Program in which volunteers make visits and/or phone calls to those homebound or isolated.

 

The Woodbridge Center

Five days a week the Center, operated by Woodbridge Human Services, offers to residents who are 60 and older and disabled residents: exercise and community-building programs highlighting health, wellness, the arts, education, recreation, and entertainment.

 

4 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525

203-389-3430 • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Director • Jeanette Glicksman

E-mail: jglicksman@woodbridgect.org

Center offers: fairs • exercise and fitness programs • forums • speakers • parties • musical programs • notary public services • stamps for sale • art classes • VNA consultations • card games • Picklebell • Mahjong • safe-driving classes • trips • movies • computer classes and more!

Elderly Luncheon Program provides nutritious hot meal, Tues. & Fri., 12:15 p.m. Reservations required at least day in advance.

 

Medical Loan Closet provides portable medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, etc.) to Woodbridge residents on an on-loan basis.

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

Not a Town of Woodbridge agency, but one of five Area Agencies in Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging—a-not-for-profit corporation.

One Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511

203-786-8533 • Fax: 203-785-8873

Website: www.agencyonaging-scc.org

 

 

Transportation Services

Woodbridge seniors and disabled can obtain transportation through Senior Center Elderly Transportation Program and Greater New Haven Transit District. Elderly Transportation Program for the Senior Center provides limited transportation on first come, first served basis to Senior Center, to Amity Stop & Shop (Wed. only) and to medical appointments as scheduling permits. Reservations required. Call 203-389-3430.


Greater New Haven Transit District, with their office in Hamden, has three programs relevant to Woodbridge seniors:
• Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act
• Regional Rides Program
• Dial-A-Ride
Contact District office for details of requirements, times, locations: 203-288-6282 • Fax: 203-891-6059

 

The Municipal Agent for the Elderly also can advise on transportation. Call: 203-389-3429.

 

Tax Relief and Similar Programs

Contact Town Assessor Betsy Quist at 203-389-3416 regarding these programs.

 

Probate Court

253 Main St., Ansonia, CT 06401

203-734-1277 • Fax: 203-736-1434

Judge • Hon. Clifford Hoyle

 

Public Library 

Woodbridge Town Library

10 Newtown Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525

203-389-3433

E-mail: ewerthmann@woodbridge.ct.org

Web site: www.woodbridge.lioninc.org

Director • Eric Werthmann

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 to 8; Fri. & Sat. 10 to 5. Closed Sat. July through Labor Day. Open Fri. until 6 July & August.


Library Services to the Homebound
Woodbridge Town Library, in conjunction with Woodbridge Human Services Department, offers delivery of library materials to the homebound. Through this program full library service is offered to those in the community who are elderly and unable to come to the library and to those who are permanently or temporarily disabled and who do not have transportation. By calling the library, residents can request books, including large-print titles and books on tape, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. The Woodbridge Center will arrange delivery of requested materials to the homebound patrons. For information or to request entry to the program for self or someone else, contact Judi Young at Woodbridge Human Services, 203-389-3429, or call the Woodbridge Town Library.

 

CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.

Police Department

4 Meetinghouse Lane

Woodbridge, CT 06525

Non-emergencies; 203-387-2511

E-mail: wpd@woodbridgepd.com

Chief • Frank Cappiello

 

WATCH: Woodbridge Awareness to Crime and Home Safety

Through WATCH, the Police Department, Human Services and Senior Center cooperate in several free programs aimed at promoting safety of senior citizens and disabled. Call for details.


• Beacon Lights. Beacons equipped to flash when switch is flipped twice are distributed to Woodbridge seniors and disabled so as to help police or fire personnel locate scene of emergency quickly.
• Used Cell Phones. Residents encouraged to drop off cell phones, batteries, chargers in good condition at Town Hall or Senior Center for distribution to those over 60 or disabled.

 

Fire Department

 

100 Center Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525

Non-emergencies: 203-387-2511 • Fax: 203-397-9929

Chief • Sean Rowland • 203-389-3441

 

Woodbridge’s Population by Age

(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)

60-64 648

65-74 796

75-84 250

85+ 367

Total 60+ 2,061

Total population of
Woodbridge: 8,990

Percentage 60 years of age or over: 26.3%

Land area: 18.8 sq. mi.

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