The Senior Center is a town-funded, municipal program for Glastonbury citizens age 50 years and older. Any senior resident is welcome to participate in our activities at any time as no membership dues are required. Active seniors as well as those who are house-bound are served by our programs. The Senior Center offers a wide variety of social, educational, recreational, intergenerational, wellness, cultural and informative programs which help promote independence, personal enrichment plus enhance the quality of life.
The Glastonbury Senior Center was recognized and accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers in 2007. The accreditation process is a quality assurance program that examines nine different standards and requires community involvement in the self-assessment process. The standards reviewed were: community, administration, records and reports, fiscal management, governance, evaluation of programs, facility, purpose and planning. The letter of accreditation, particularly noted the wide variety of exceptional program choices offered to participating seniors; outstanding leadership and commitment by the staff; a very strong, dedicated and diversified volunteer corps and exceptional daily meal program.
The Senior Center is located at The Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury (See directions). The main information number is (860)-652-7638.
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The Glastonbury Senior Center is dedicated to providing programs and services to Glastonbury senior residents which promote personal enrichment, independence, spirit of community and enhancement of their quality of life.
The Senior Center programs are directly overseen by the Senior Center Coordinator and her staff. The Senior Center does many cooperative programs with the Department of Youth & Family Services, various schools, area health care providers, town businesses, Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, town departments and service providers. The Senior Center also has a number of cooperative ventures with other senior centers in the area. Civic engagement is a core part of the programs as the Senior Center is supported by over 100 volunteers and co-sponsors a variety of service projects with other organizations.
The Glastonbury Senior Center began over 30 years ago when a group of senior advocates and volunteers opened the doors of the Gideon Welles House to provide a place for the town’s older residents to get together and socialize several days a week. It has grown over the years to include the comprehensive programs currently available 6 days and 2 evenings per week.