Programs and Services

Below is a brief outline of the programs and services offered by the Town Senior Services Division.

ProgramContact
Information and Referral 
860-569-5659, 860-569-5671
CHOICES Health Insurance/Medicare Counseling
860-569-5671
Assistance with Housing Options & Applications
860-569-5671, 860-569-5659
Outreach, Home Visits, Assessments & Assistance, Short-term Case Management and Crisis Intervention
860-569-5659, 860-569-5671
Assistance with identifying Home Care agencies that provide Light housekeeping Services
860-569-5659, 860-569-5671
Grocery Delivery Program
860-569-5671
Telephone Reassurance/Elderly Outreach Worker
860-895-8889
Assistance With Identifying Agencies That Provide Meals on Wheels to Homebound Residents
860-569-5671
Congregate Meal Sites - Monday - Friday at the Senior Center
860-568-4281
Dial-a-Ride (in-town rides)
 

Dial-A-Ride is a locally-operated transportation service for older adults and individuals with disabilities.The service operates on-demand and rides must be booked in advance. Besides offering rides to Stop & Shop twice a week and to Shop Rite twice a week, the service also provides transportation to doctors' offices located on Eastern & Western Boulevard in Glastonbury only as well as to banks, and pharmacies within the Town of East Hartford. On Fridays and with advanced notice, Dial-A-Ride goes to Manchester for medical appointments.

Hours are 8:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.. Monday through Friday. Dial-A-Ride is free to ride.

860-870-7940
ADA Transportation (out-of-town rides)
 
Provides transportation to individuals who have a disability or specific impairment-related condition that prevents them from traveling to or from a bus stop on the public bus system. This service is designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act criteria established by the Federal Government. An application form can be requested by calling (203) 365-8522 ext. 273 or onlineADA Paratransit operates (7 days) per week, Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m.. to 10:00 p.m.. The transportation covers trips to Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Cromwell, East Hartford, Ellington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, South Windsor, Vernon/Rockville, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks. Once approved for ADA Paratransit you may call (860) 724-5340 for a ride. There is a $3.50 charge per ride paid to the driver or you may purchase ticket books for $24.00 for ten (10) rides from Social Services or Senior Services while supply lasts. Books of tickets may also be purchased from Stop & Shop for $28.00 per book. This is the only transportation for out of town locations.
860-724-5340
Town Senior Bus
 

The Senior Center bus is used on Thursday, Friday and Sunday for trips for educational, recreational, socialization and shopping purposes. Examples are U.S.. Coast Guard Band Concert, Dogwood Festival, Woodstock Fair, Cracker Barrel & Walmart to name just a few. Trips are planned a month in advance. There is no fee for this transportation.

860-569-5654
Bridges Newsletter
860-569-5671
Energy Assistance Programs - October thru April
860-560-5800
Medicare Savings Program information/assistance
860-569-5671
Senior Center
860-895-1517, 860-568-4281
Homeowners Tax Relief Programs Feb. - May 15
860-291-7248
Renters Rebate Program May 15 - Oct. 1
860-291-7248
Flu Shots
860-568-4281
Exercise/Fitness Programs
860-568-4281
AARP Tax Assistance Program Feb. - April
860-569-5697
Assistance with Volunteer Opportunities
860-569-5659
Commission on Aging / Annual Senior Picnic
860-569-5659
Emergency Food Bank
860-291-7226
Food share Mobile Pantry - every other Monday at Hockanum Park (9:15 AM) & Veterans Terrace (10:30 AM).  Everyone is welcome. Dress to stand outside and bring your own bags.
860-569-5671
File of Life Emergency Information Cards
860-569-5659
Family and Caregiver Consultations
860-569-5659, 860-569-5671
Municipal Agent for the Elderly
860-569-5659
Emergency Cell Phone Program
860-568-4281
Enrichment/Lifelong Learning Programs
860-568-4281
Foot care Program
860-568-4281
Hearing Clinic860-568-4281
Blood Pressure Checks860-568-4281
Dance Programs
860-568-4281
Friends of the East Hartford Senior Centers, Inc.
860-569-5659
AARP Driver Safety Program
860-568-4281
New to You Thrift Shop, South End Senior Center, 70 Canterbury Street
860-569-5659