The Senior Center will begin a “gradual reopening” in June. We are excited about welcoming you back into the building; gradually and with caution. The most important consideration in the process will be the health and safety of participants and staff; it is our priority and our responsibility. In order to reopen, we will abide by state guidelines for senior centers and per the guidelines of the Trumbull Health Department. Although it won’t be the same senior center you left on March 16th, 2020, we are excited to offer opportunities for you all to see each other. Before you decide to stop by or sign up for any in-person programming, please read the information below.
Can I just stop by the Senior Center any time I want? Unfortunately, no. Individuals must make an advance reservation to attend a program at the Senior Center. Example: If you want to play Bingo, you must call in advance to “register” to play. If you want to play billiards, you must call in advance to reserve the pool table to play. If you want to take a fitness class, you must call in advance to reserve your spot. Each activity will have maximum attendance limits due to social distancing, the size of the room and the activity. To find out what programs are being offered, download our most recent senior center newsletter or call the office at (203) 452-5199.
Lunch at Priscilla Place: At this time the Priscilla Place Café is closed until further notice. As recommended by state guidelines, congregate meals sites should not open at this time. Check back for more information or call the senior center at (203) 452-5199.
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