Composition and appointment. The Town shall have a Commission on Aging, which shall consist of eight (8) members appointed by the First Selectman for a term of two (2) years. No fewer than four (4) members shall be age 55 or older. No more than five (5) members shall be members of the same political party.
Duties in general. The Commission shall study the conditions and needs of older adults in the community in relation to housing, economics, employment, health, recreation and other matters. It shall analyze the services for older adults provided by the community, both by public and private agencies, and shall make recommendations to the Town Council regarding the development and integration of public and private agencies, in cooperation with state and other services to the extent possible. The Commission shall also act as an advisory body to the Director of the Senior Center, the Director of Parks and Recreation, and any other Town department charged with providing services and programs to the older adults of our community. The Commission shall act as an advocate for older adult programs and expenditures before the Board of Finance and the Town Council during budget preparation. The Commission shall have all the powers and duties conferred or imposed by the General Statutes and the ordinances of the Town.
Transition. All members of the Senior Citizen Commission as of November 2020 shall be deemed members of the Commission on Aging and shall serve the remainder of their current terms.
The Center at Priscilla Place (Trumbull Senior Center) is CLOSED until further notice. This is in consideration of the well-being of the vulnerable and high-risk population being served. We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, state and local officials and will keep our members informed as things evolve. In the meantime, the senior center is offering exercise, art, and educational programs online. Please Call (203) 452-5199 for a calendar of events or visit the town website.
The Center's Lunch Program is also CLOSED until further notice.
The Trumbull Food Pantry is available to all Trumbull residents who meet income guidelines or are facing food insecurity. We do not turn anyone away. We encourage residents to reach out who may be facing an unexpected circumstance such as a layoff, illness or have concerns going to the store. During difficult times, we want to reduce the stress our families face by meeting a basic need. The Food Pantry is delivering groceries and Home Delivered Meals in lieu of the Congregate Senior Lunch Program to seniors and others in need. Income restrictions do not apply. All calls, deliveries and pickups are confidential. We are able to assist families, children, adults, and seniors. Drive thru services and shopping are by appointment only to ensure the confidentiality of the shopper. To sign up for these services please call (203) 452-5136 for assistance.
Food Pantry Donations: Due to the Coronavirus, our donations procedure has temporarily changed. Food donations are being accepted, but they need to be pre-arranged with staff. It is out of an abundance of caution to protect clients, staff, donors and volunteers. More information and a list of food needs can be found on our webpage. Tax-deductible donations in the form of cash or gift cards (Stop and Shop, Big Y, Target, Walmart, etc.) will ensure that families receive the help they need. Monetary donations are also welcome. Contributions are accepted by mail to the Department of Human Services 23 Priscilla Place Trumbull, CT 06611. Please make checks payable to “Trumbull Human Services,” memo line is optional: food pantry, emergency financial assistance, or home delivered meals. 100% of your donation goes directly to helping meet the basic needs of Trumbull Residents.
Social Services is in the office and continues to work with clients. Social Services assists with general counseling, information and referral, caregiver benefits and guidance, state and federal benefit screenings, Medicare counseling and heating and financial assistance. (203) 452-5198