Social Services

Connecticut's Department of Aging and Disability Services offers programs and services to maximize opportunities for independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults. Visit or call 860-424-5055.

Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield is a non-profit organization that provides nourishing meals to those needing assistance. Visit or call 203-438-8788.

Ridgefield Department of Social Services, located at Town Hall, offers a wide array of services, many especially for seniors. Visit or call (203) 431-2754. Karen Gaudian is Ridgefield's Municipal Agent for the Elderly. Her email address is Tony Phillips, LCSW, is the Social Services Director. His email address is

Ridgefield Senior Gold Benefit Program provides discounts to various community amenities. Visit

RVNAhealth (formerly Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association) 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.

Boxwood Alliance, a collaborative community-supported, free, aging-in-place resource for older adults in Westchester and Putnam counties, their families and their caregivers. Visit or call 914.764.3014.


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, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or visit

Town Bus The Town of Ridgefield offers a free weekly bus route. The schedule may be found on the Town website at

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