Social Services

Connecticut's Department of Social Services (DSS) offers extensive services through regional offices. Visit or call 800-842-1508.

Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield is a non-profit organization that provides nourishing meals to those needing assistance. Visit

Ridgefield Department of Social Services, located at Town Hall, offers a wide array of services, many especially for seniors. Visit or call (203) 431-2777.

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA) provides home and community healthcare services as well as special programs that help seniors and their families. Visit or call 438-5555.

R.U.O.K., sponsored and supported by the Ridgefield Women’s Club and the Ridgefield Firefighters’ Association, offers a free service of daily telephone calls to check on safety. Call (203) 438-6777.


F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) provides fee transportation for medical and therapy appointments for seniors or disabled residents of Ridgefield. Call (203) 438-8044.

Rides for Ridgefield is a transportation provider alliance that can put you in touch with service that fits your needs for a ride.  Call (203) 894-RIDE (7433) Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm.

SPHERE/Town Loop Bus SPHERE, Inc. in cooperation with the Town of Ridgefield offers a free weekly bus route.  The schedule may be found on the Town website:

SweetHART Demand response transportation is provided by HARTransit to Ridgefield residents for transportation within the community and, on a limited basis, to Danbury.  Service is available with advanced reservations to Ridgefield residents who are 65 years or older and those with mobility disabilities For information, call (203) 744-4070 or visit