How old do you have to be to join the Meriden Senior Citizensí Center?”
Meriden residents aged 55 and over are eligible to join the Senior Center. The age requirement is based on the federal Older Americansí Act which funds nutrition, transportation and other social services for senior citizens across the United States. The only exception is for married couples, in cases where one spouse is not yet 55, both spouses are allowed to become Senior Center members.
How do I sign up to join the Senior Center?”
Appear in person at the Senior Center with a driverís license, birth certificate or other proof of your age and residency. New members receive a new member information package informing them of community services and resources. There is no fee for membership.
What programs are offered?”
Recreational classes include art, ceramics, gentle aerobics, chair dancing, line dancing, physical fitness, knitting, sewing, woodcarving, setback, pool, weight training, Tai Chi/Chi Kung, yoga, powerful aging, and more. The monthly newsletter lists the full schedule of all programs and activities.
Who can use the mini-bus transportation service?”
Any Meriden resident aged 55 and over and disabled residents aged 18-54, regardless of whether or not they belong to or attend the Senior Center, can ride the mini-bus. Reservations are requested at least 24 hours in advance by calling 203.237.3338. Destinations include the Senior Center, Casa Boricua, medical appointments, grocery shopping and convalescent home visiting. There is no fee for this service.
How can I get Meals-on-Wheels?”
Home delivered meals are available to Meriden residents of any age if chronic illness, special dietary needs or other factors prevent them from preparing meals. Meals are delivered either five or seven days per week for a fee of $4 per day, payable one week in advance. Some subsidized meals are available.