Resources

Social Services

Connecticut's Department of Social Services (DSS) offers extensive services through regional offices. Visit http://www.dss.state.ct.us or call 800-842-1508.

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

Ridgefield Department of Social Services, located at Town Hall, offers a wide array of services, many especially for seniors. Visit http://www.socialservices@ridgefieldct.org or call (203) 431-2777.

Ridgefield Senior Gold Benefit Program provides discounts to various community amenities. Visit http://www.ridgefielddevelopment.com/senior-gold-program/

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA) provides home and community healthcare services as well as special programs that help seniors and their families. Visit http://www.ridgefieldvna.org 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.

Boxwood Alliance, a collaborative, community-supported, free, aging-in-place resource for Westechester and Putnam County, NY older adults, their families and caregivers. Visit theboxwood.org or call 914.671.0919.

Transportation

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. http://www.RidesForRidgefield.org

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: http://www.ridgefieldct.org.

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 http://www.HARTransit.com