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The Outreach Office provides information, referral and social services assistance to elderly town residents. Services include:
The Elderly Outreach Office is located in the Miller Senior Center at:2901 Dixwell AvenueHamden, CT 06518
The telephone number is 203-287-2691.
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60 years of age and older.
Programming at the Miller Senior Center focuses on educational, geneology, income tax, recreational and social offerings. Activities include:
Speakers and entertainment are also available on a scheduled basis throughout the year. A monthly newsletter details all the activities and is available at the Senior Center and also online.
The senior center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on holidays.
The Miller Senior Center is located at:2901 Dixwell AvenueHamden, CT 06518
The senior center is located in the same building as the Miller Library. The entrance to the senior center is in the rear of the building. View the Directions page to see directions to the senior center.
Yes, the Senior Community Café serves meals Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall of the Miller Senior Center. The menu is available at the senior center or online. The requested donation per meal is $3. Meals are served to seniors (60 years and older) Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. A Form 5 is required and can be obtained from the center staff. Individuals need to be from the catchment area to participate. Reservations have to be made at least one day in advance before noon. Call 203-287-0057 to learn more.
The Wellness Clinic is every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic and does not require an appointment.
AARP Safe Driving classes are held on specific Fridays from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Payment for the class is by check made out to AARP. Please contact Elderly Services 203-287-2547 to check for classes or contact AARP directly.
Age for attendees at the Senior Center is 60 years and older. Some classes may be offered to ages 55 years and older. Please contact the center for more information.
Gold Key Card holders are allowed a reduced rate admission to most school system sporting events, concerts, and theater productions. Also, participants are entitled to registration in the Adult Education courses at a senior rate.
Gold Key Cards are available to Hamden residents 62 years of age and older. The card will be mailed to you. Gold Key Cards are also available at the Board of Education Office, located at:60 Putnam AvenueHamden, CT 06517
Please call 203-407-2203 for more information.
Income tax appointments are scheduled for elderly Hamden residents at the Miller Senior Center from February through the end of the filing period in April each year. Assistance is provided by appointment only. This service is sponsored by AARP with volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service. Income tax assistance is provided free of charge. To schedule an appointment, call the Miller Senior Center at 203-287-2547.
Yes, Hamden has two adult day care centers:
Computer classes are offered in the computer-learning lab at the Miller Senior Center. Courses include:
Contact the Miller Senior Center at 203-287-2547 for the class schedule. Computer lab is open to Hamden Seniors by reservations only. Please contact the center at (203) 287-2547 to reserve your time. Volunteer instructors and coaches are always needed.
The fuel assistance program runs from October 1 to March 15 each year. The Outreach Office begins scheduling appointments October for oil heating customers.
Yes. Clients who heat with electricity or gas can apply for the Fuel Assistance Program. You must bring your current utility heating bill when applying.
Income guidelines differ with household size. You can call Info-Line at 211 for specific guidelines. Info-Line will also determine if you are eligible. Please note - there are also asset guidelines.
You will need proof of your monthly income for all household members. This can include things such as:
More specific information will be given when scheduling an appointment.
State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or permanently disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program. The renters' rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone and cable) made in the year prior to the calendar year in which the renter applies.
The Renters Rebate Program runs from May 15 through September 15. Please contact Elderly Outreach regarding the list of documentation required to process your rent rebate and to determine your eligibility.
These guidelines change every year.
Required documentation includes:
You can call the Department of Social Services at 203-974-8000 to obtain an application. This office can assist you in filling out the application.
You will need:
You must call 203-288-2885 one week in advance to schedule your appointment. The mini bus can bring you to doctor’s appointments, errands, shopping, and to the senior center. Transportation is for a small fee.
The Hamden Housing Authority manages three elderly and one congregate (assisted) housing complexes.
Applications can be obtained by calling 203-248-9036.
Davenport/Dunbar Elderly Housing is located at:125-135 Putnam AvenueHamden, CT 06517
Applications can be obtained by calling 203-248-1445.
The Choices Program, run from the Agency on Aging, has a list of all medigap policies available to you. You can reach them by calling 203-785-8533.