Senior Affairs

How old do I have to be to join the Meriden Senior Center?

Meriden residents and our must be 55 or older to join the Meriden Senior Center. On occasion, the Senior Center may host events where people under 55 years old are invited; invitations of this kind will be listed in event promotional material.

How do I sign up to join the Senior Center?

If you’d like to join the Meriden Senior Center, please visit our main Office with your driver’s license, non-driver ID, a piece of mail, or your birth certificate. Our clerk can help get you registered into our member database, inform you of upcoming events and classes at the Senior Center, and provide you with a copy of the Meriden Senior Center Handbook.

What programs can I attend at the Senior Center?

The Meriden Senior Center offers a variety of programs and activities to keep members busy! The Senior Center has weekly exercise classes like aerobics, yoga, and Tai Chi/Chi Gong available free of charge for members to “drop-in.” We are also host to art classes from all aspects of the artistic spectrum – ceramics, knitting and crocheting, sewing and quilting, and painting classes are available weekly!

We have off-site fun, too! Senior Center members are invited to attend lunch trips, visits to the casino, and day trips planned by our Recreation Coordinator throughout the year.

Looking for more information on trips, classes, and other events at the Senior Center? Click here to visit our monthly newsletter!

Can I have lunch at the Senior Center?

Lunches at the Meriden Senior Center are provided through The Elderly Nutrition Program, a federally funded meal program, and through donations. Lunch is served at the Senior Center Monday through Friday at 11:00am, unless the Senior Center is closed.

Members 55 and older are invited to enjoy lunch at the Meriden Senior Citizens’ Center. Lunch for Seniors under 60 is $5.70. Seniors over 60 years of age are provided lunch free of charge, though a $3.00 is requested.

A Form 5 must be filled out prior to a new member’s first lunch, and must be updated annually. Members wishing to have lunch the next day must sign up with the kitchen by 12:00pm the day prior. Extra meals cannot be ordered – members who miss sign-up will be placed on a waitlist, which does not guarantee a meal.

Where do I park to access the Senior Center?

Free parking is available in the Hanover Street Parking Lot directly across from the rear entrance to the Senior Center. Using GPS? The address for the Hanover Street Parking Lot is 44 Hanover Street, Meriden, CT 06451.

Can I use the Mini-Bus Transportation Service?

Any Meriden resident aged 55 and over, and disabled residents aged 18-54, with or without membership with the Senior Center, can utilize the Mini-Bus Transportation Service. Reservations must be requested at least 24 hours in advance, or 5 days in advance for medical trips, by calling 203.237.3338. Destinations include the Senior Center, Casa Boricua, medical appointments, grocery shopping, and convalescent home visits.

There is no fee to use the Mini-Bus Transportation Service, which is funded by the City of Meriden, the CT Department of Transportation, and the Agency on Aging of South Central CT. Donations are gratefully accepted.

How can I receive Meals-on-Wheels?

Meals on Wheels is available in the Meriden area for residents - regardless of age - who are unable to acquire or prepare meals for themselves. For more information about Meals on Wheels offerings in Meriden, please contact LifeBridge Community Services at 203.752.9919.