Ridgefield Department of Social Services, located at Town Hall, offers a wide array of services, many especially for seniors. Visit ridgefieldct.org/social-services or call 203-431-2754. Karen Gaudian is Ridgefield’s Municipal Agent for the Elderly. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony Phillips, LCSW, is the Social Services Director. His email address is email@example.com.
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 portal.ct.gov/AgingAndDisability or call 860-424-5055.
Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield is a non-profit organization that provides nourishing meals to those needing assistance. Visit mealsonwheelsofridgefield.org or call 203-438-8788.
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 theboxwood.org or call 914-764-3014..
RVNAhealth (formerly Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association) provides home and community healthcare services as well as special programs that help seniors and their families. Visit rvnahealth.org or call 203-438-5555.
Ridgefield Senior Gold Benefit Program provides discounts to various community amenities. Visit ridgefielddevelopment.com/senior-gold-program/.
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.
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. Leave a message at other times and you will receive a callback. http://www.RidesForRidgefield.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. Visit HARTransit.com or call 203-744-4070.
Town Bus The Town of Ridgefield offers a free weekly bus route. The schedule may be found on the Town website at ridgefieldct.org/community/pages/town-bus-loop.