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MSC Participating Senior Centers



Introduction
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Moveable Senior Center (MSC) is a partnership among Senior Centers in the Greater Hartford area.  Adult members of the LGBT community and community Allies are invited to join.  The purpose of the LGBT MSC is to connect the LGBT community to mind-body-spirit, to each other and to services and supports for healthy aging.  There are no age or town residency participation requirements or fees to participate in the LGBT MSC.  (For non-MSC events, Center participation requirements apply.)

The LGBT Moveable Senior Center is sponsored by Connecticut Community Care, Inc. as part of “Getting it Right: Creating an LGBT-Responsive Organization,” a project funded by the John H. and Ethel G. Noble Charitable Trust and was guided by CT LGBT Aging Advocacy.  

2017 is the third year of operation for the LGBT MSC.  Eleven Greater Hartford Area Senior Centers have participated in programming.  Each Center has attended training on becoming an LGBT-welcoming and inclusive organization.  These eleven Centers have been provided with a decal of the MSC logo (shown below) indicating their participation in the program.  

Participating Senior Center Town Index (details below)
 Avon BloomfieldWest Hartford (Bishop Corner} 
 Canton Hebron 
 Manchester Newington 
 Plainville Simsbury 
 South Windsor West Hartford (Elmwood) 


CENTER DETAILS

Center Name

Avon Senior Center

Website address

http://www.avonct.gov/senior-center

 

Physical address

635 West Avon Road

Avon, CT 06001

Phone (front desk)

860 675 4355

Leadership Name/Title

Jennifer Bennett, LMSW - Avon Senior Center Coordinator

Hours of Operation

M-F:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Center Participation requirements

No Center membership fee.  Some programs require donation as specified in the Newsletter which can be found online.  Lunch program has age-specific donation requirement and is listed as “… open to all seniors in the Town of Avon as well as surrounding towns.”


 

Center Name

Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center of Bloomfield, Connecticut

Website address

http://www.bloomfieldct.gov/senior-services

 

Physical address

330 Park Avenue (rear)

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Phone (front desk)

860 243 8361

Leadership Name/Title

Yvette Huyghue-Pannell/Director

Hours of Operation

M-F:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Center Participation requirements

No Center membership fee.  Serves persons 55+.  Program fee structure:  Bloomfield residents pay lower fees than non-residents; proof of residence required for fee-based programs.



Center Name

Canton Senior and Social Services

Website address

http://www.townofcantonct.org/content/19178/19244/default.aspx

 

 

Physical address

40 Dyer Avenue, Collinsville, CT  06022

Phone (front desk)

860 693 5811

Leadership Name/Title

Claire Cote, LMSW 
Senior and Social Services Director

Hours of Operation

Seasonal (check website for changes)

Sept-May:  M,Tu,W,F: 8:30-4:30; Th: 8:30-6:30

June – Aug:  M-F: 8:30-4:30

Center Participation requirements

Serves persons 55+.  Senior Center membership used for grants and statistics.  Call Center for details. 



Center Name

Russell Mercier Senior Center

Website address

http://hebronct.com/town-departments/senior-center/

 

Physical address

14 Stonecroft Drive, Hebron, CT 06248

Phone (front desk)

860 228 1700

Leadership Name/Title

Sharon Garrard, Senior Services Director/Municipal Agent for the Elderly

Hours of Operation

M-T: 8:00-4:30

Friday: 8:00-1:00

Center Participation requirements

Programs require registration and specified fees/suggested donation.  Everyone participating in activities at the Center must complete a Center Registration Form.  Call for details. 



Center Name

Senior Center, Town of Manchester

Website address

http://seniorcenter.townofmanchester.org/

 

Physical address

549 East Middle Turnpike

Manchester, CT 06040

Phone (front desk)

860 647 3211

Leadership Name/Title

Eileen Faust, Director

Hours of Operation

M-F: 8:30-4:30

Center Participation requirements

Membership required.  Manchester residents 55+ are eligible; proof of age and residence required.  Members 60+ may participate in all programs; Members 55-59 may participate in evening programs only.  Some programs also require small participation “commitment” fee.

 

Website membership page:  http://seniorcenter1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/membership-requirements/



Center Name

Newington Senior and Disabled Center

Website address

http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/146/2454.aspx

 

Physical address

120 Cedar St, Newington, CT 06111

Phone (front desk)

860 665 8778

Leadership Name/Title

Dianne Stone, Director

Hours of Operation

M-F:  8:30-4:30

Center Participation requirements

Membership required.  Adults 55+ are eligible.  No town residency requirement.  Annual membership: $5.00 resident; $10:00 non-resident.  Program participation fees with non-resident differential may apply.  Some services, e.g. social work/transportation provided to Newington residents only. 

 

Website membership page:  http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/146/2239/default.aspx

 



Center Name

Plainville Senior Center

Website address

http://www.plainvillect.com/senior-center

 

Physical address

200 East Street, Plainville, CT 06042

Phone (front desk)

860 747 5728

Leadership Name/Title

Shawn Cohen, Director

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Center Participation requirements

Membership is open to Plainville residents 60 years of age and older at no charge. Membership for non-resident seniors requires a yearly user fee.  Some programs are fee-based with fee differential based on membership status.



Center Name

Simsbury Senior Center at Eno Memorial Hall

Website address

http://www.simsbury-ct.gov/senior-center

 

 

Physical address

754 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Phone (front desk)

860 658 3273

Leadership Name/Title

Kathleen Marschall, Senior Center Coordinator

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30am to 7:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 1:00pm

Center Participation requirements

Welcomes all members of the older adult population – ages 50+; activity registration via the website requires account which can be created online.  Some programs have fees. 



Center Name

Charles N. Enes Community Center

Website address

http://www.southwindsor.org/adult-senior-services

 

Physical address

150 Nevers Road

South Windsor, CT 06074

Phone (front desk)

860 648 6361

Leadership Name/Title

Andrea Cofrancesco, Adult and Senior Services Director

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 unless otherwise posted

Center Participation requirements

Event registration required; some programs have fees. Call for detail requirements



West Hartford has 2 Sr. Center locations – Elmwood Community Center and Bishop’s Corner.  Personnel at both Centers have received LGBT inclusivity training. LGBT MSC events have been sited at the Elmwood Community Center location. 

Center Name

West Hartford (Elmwood)

Website address

https://www.westhartfordct.gov/gov/departments/leisure/senior_centers/esc/default.asp

 

 

Physical address

1106 New Britain Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Hartford, CT  06110
(access is from So. Quaker Lane to Burgoyne Street; no access from New Britain Avenue)

Phone (front desk)

860 561 8180

Leadership Name/Title

Kathleen Faroni, Director (Elmwood)

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

9:00-4:30

Center Participation requirements

Age requirement of 55+; town resident membership fee of $10 annually; non-residents welcome with $30.00 annual fee.  Program fees apply.  (2016 fee schedule)

 

Center Name

West Hartford (Bishop’s Corner)

Website address

https://www.westhartfordct.gov/gov/departments/leisure/senior_centers/whsc/default.asp

(no specific Bishop’s corner website; single bulletin with listings for both Centers)

Physical address

15 Starkel Road, West Hartford, CT

Phone (front desk)

860 561 7583

Leadership Name/Title

Gina Maroni, Director (Bishop’s Corner)

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

9:00-4:30

Participation requirements

Same as Elmwood