greenThe Commission on Aging, an official department of Town government since 1975, is the Town agency responsible for the needs of Greenwich’s elderly citizens. The functions of the Commission are:

  • to be a community resource on issues affecting the elderly;
  • to identify and document the needs of the elderly;
  • to plan and coordinate services to meet those needs;
  • to provide education, information and referral about elder issues;
  • to advocate for elder issues at local, state and national levels;
  • to provide printed materials on aging issues and eldercare.

Tel: (203) 622-3992
Fax: (203) 622-3984
Location: Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT  06830
Office hours: Manday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Director: Maxine Goldstein, M.S.; Administrative Clerical Assistant: Chicky Krois

Commission on Aging

The volunteer members of the Commission on Aging serve three-year terms. Commission members are nominated by the Board of Selectmen and appointed by the Representative Town Meeting.

Commission Members:

Betty Burke, Chair
Betty Hauptman, Vice Chair
Lin Lavery, Secretary
Alan Berk
Sylvia Gordon
Wilmot L. Harris, Jr.
Ross H. Ogden

Meetings:

The Commission on Aging meets ten months of the year, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at various senior sites, as well as the Senior Center. Call the Commission on Aging for meeting location.

Contact:

Messages and correspondence for Commission members may be sent c/o Commission on Aging at above address.

COMMISSION ACTIVITIES:

Health Insurance Counseling Program – Volunteer counselors are available for individual counseling on Medigap and Long Term Care insurance options. Contact the Commission on Aging for a free, confidential counseling appointment.

Senior Services Directory – The Commission publishes a comprehensive directory of local and regional programs and services available to Greenwich seniors. The Senior Services Directory is available at the Commission on Aging office and on-line (Ssdir).

Spotlight on Seniors – A newsletter published quarterly by the Commission on Aging and mailed to senior households in Greenwich.

Respite Care Task Force Report – Report and resource directory are available at the Commission office.

Greenwich resources for:

senior transportation
spectrum of senior housing
legal access for seniors

Savvy Seniors: Smart, Safe, Secure – A safety information booklet and resource guide prepared by the Junior League of Greenwich 2000 Professional Class. Savvy Seniors is available at the Commission office and on-line (Savvy).