How to Join

Simply stop by Founders Hall any weekday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm (or until 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays). You'll take a tour and fill out a few membership forms. That's it!


You can join Founders Hall if:

  • You or your spouse is 60 or older, and
  • You live in Ridgefield, CT, or
  • You live in a surrounding area town (in Connecticut or New York) that does not have its own full-time senior center. The Founders Hall Foundation requires that 75% of our members be Ridgefield residents. So, while there is no wait for Ridgefield residents, there is often a waiting list for non-Ridgefield residents. 


Membership is free; classes and events have just nominal fees. This is possible because of the generosity of members, civic-minded corporations, foundations and people like you. We expect that all of our members will become donors when they join.