Fairfield Health Department - Public Health Nursing 100 Mona Ter, Fairfield, CT06824 This Public Health Nursing location is affiliated with the Fairfield Health Department. It is in a portable…More building behind the Fairfield Senior Center. Its services include promotional home-health visits and events, and the administration of medical services in public schools.
The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, is in the former Oldfield School building, which served as an…More elementary school in Fairfield for about three decades before closing in 1981.
The Senior Center offers morning coffee and a daily hot lunch (reservations required for the daily hot lunch, call 203-256-3118 at least two days in advance), and its programs include defensive driving courses; exercise classes, including Tai Chi and line dancing; crafts, woodcarving and quilting; bingo, chess and card games; a TV video group; continuing education; intergenerational activities; a monthly dance; a music and singing group; table tennis and billiards; an investment club; a walking club; and a weekly movie.
The Senior Center also offers, on a scheduled basis, health screenings for blood pressure, hearing and vision, mammography, glucose and cholesterol and offers veterans examinations as well.
The Senior Center also offers, on an arranged basis, transportation to and from the Senior Center, doctor's offices and grocery stores. Call 203-256-3168 for details.
Services, which are offered by appointment only (203-256-3166), include Medicare, Medigap and HMO counseling; legal counseling; longterm care counseling; notary service; fuel assistance; tax assistance; a food share program; senior group meetings, such as AARP; and information on handymen.
Social services (203-256-3125) include individual and family counseling; information on entitlements, Connpace and Title 19; careplanning and assessments; housing assistance; home care referrals; home visits; information on nursing homes and assisted living facilities; and support groups for caregivers, seniors who live alone and seniors with low vision.
The Senior Center's monthly newsletter is available at the center and at town libraries, the Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall and banks, and its Silver Belles Craft Shop is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Department of Human and Social Services assists Fairfield residents who are experiencing difficulty providing the…More basic necessities of life for themselves and their families. The department's comprehensive case management consists of an initial assessment of the needs of the household, intervention when necessary and assistance with program services.
The Department of Human and Social Services receives referrals from other town departments, state, federal and private agencies, religious institutions and concerned individuals or is contacted directly by people in need.
The Department of Human and Social Services also is responsible for management of the Fairfield Senior Center and its activities, amenities and transportation.
The 2009-10 budget for the Department of Human and Social Services is $524,792.
The Department of Human and Social Services is located at the Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace. The department's director is Claire Grace.