Town of Bethlehem Connecticut

SENIOR CITIZENS

 

 

Municipal Senior Agent: Theresa O'Neill

 Contact number for general info and senior bus rides: 203-266-7510 x 303 

Email: toneill@bethlehemct.org

 

Notice:

Residents of Bethlehem, Woodbury, Southbury and Middlebury who are age 60 and older and who need help to take care of their own housecleaning or yard work may be able to receive assistance from New Opportunities, Inc.ís Chore Program.   Program participants are asked to contribute toward the cost of this service.    The suggested contribution is based upon income.   The Chore Program is funded by the Western CT Area Agency on Aging, New Opportunities, Inc. and by client donations.

The Chore Program which can provide up to 8 hours/month of household help is currently seeking qualified part-time workers living in the 4-town area.  

Interested persons are asked to contact Johana Jaramillo, 203-575-4268. 

 

Bethlehem Senior Commission
Patricia Ueberbacher, Chairperson
 

The Senior Commission meets at 9:00 AM, on the third Tuesday of every month. Bethlehem Library - Leever Community Room.

All are welcome to attend.

 

 

Senior Committee

 

The Senior Committee meets at 10:00 AM, on the third Tuesday of every month. Bethlehem Library - Leever Community Room.

 

Visit their blog at:

BETHLEHEM SENIORS ACTIVITIES AND TRIPS

 

Little Towne Times - September/October 2016

 SENIOR DINE RESTAURANT PROGRAM

The Senior Dine Restaurant Program is available for Bethlehem senior citizens (60 years of age or older).  Those interested can eat lunch at the Painted Pony Restaurant for a suggested donation of $3.50 - $5.00 per meal.  Reservations are not required.

 

Contact number for info: 266-6699 

Email: senioragent@sbcglobal.net

 

Click here for a printable Monthly Order Form

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Senior Dine is sponsored by NOW Inc. Senior Nutrition Services


*SENIOR BUS SCHEDULE

Mondays

AM 

Shop in Southbury/ Woodbury

 

Wednesdays

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Blood Pressure Check at North Purchase

 

11:00 AM

Morris Bingo

Shop in Bantam

 

1:00 PM

Senior Dine

 

Fridays

AM

Shop in 

Torrington/

Watertown/

or

Waterbury

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays - Third Friday

Medical Appointments

 *Based on the number of seniors signed to go on the trip. 

 24 hours notice is required for pickup by the bus.  

The bus service will not operate on holidays or snow days.

For more information: Phone 266-6699

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PASSENGER GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY: All Bethlehem residents 60 years of age or older are eligible for the Senior Shuttle Service.  Passengers must fill out an information sheet, which may be obtained at the Bethlehem Town Hall, Tuesday through Friday, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon, or from the bus driver.

TYPES OF RIDES: The shuttle will provide service for medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking and recreational trips.  Advance registration is required.  NOTE: Medical Appointments are given priority but must be scheduled for Tuesday or Thursday .

COURTESY RULES: For both pick-ups and return  trips, passengers should be ready to leave when the shuttle arrives.  Delays in pick-ups will cause the shuttle to be late for its next scheduled stop.  As space on the shuttle is limited, passengers should limit themselves to two carry on bags labeled for identification.

SAFETY: Passengers must remain seated while the shuttle is moving and until the shuttle comes to a complete stop.  In case of injury, the Town's insurance carrier requires that you contact your doctor within 24 hours of such injury in order to ensure coverage.

SERVICE HOURS: See Schedule

SNOW DAYS AND HOLIDAYS: The Senior Shuttle Service will observe cancellations and delays as provided by the Region 14 School District.

DONATIONS: In order to comply with Federal and State laws, the Town of Bethlehem is required to give each senior citizen the opportunity to contribute to the cost of providing the Senior Shuttle Service.  The suggested donation is one dollar for each ride.  This donation is requested but is not required.

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