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Caregiver's Support Group: at the Avon Senior Center, in collaboration with the FVVNA. Free. Call Jennifer Bennett, LMSW at 860.675.4355 or the VNA at 860.653.5514 for more information.

Grandparents Support Group: for grandparents raising grandchildren is held at the Granby Senior Center every Thursday at noon. Call 860.844.5352 for more information. 

Grief and Loss Support Group: at the Granby Senior Center for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. The group is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm. Call 860.844.5352 for more information.

Low Vision Support Group: at the Farmington Senior Center. Call 860.675.2490 for more information. 

Grief Support Group: Christ Community Church of Collinsville at 7 South Street. Held on Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. Call 860.693.6333 or email Rev. Wheeler at collcong@sbcglobal.net for more information. 

AA Meetings held on Mondays from 8:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Christ Community Church of Collinsville. 

Bereavement Support Group: sponsored by Carmon Funeral Home. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10:30 am - 11:45 am. Located at 412 West Avon Road, Avon CT. Contact Laura Perednia, LCSW at 860.817.5848. No cost and preregistration is required. 

 Parkinson's Support Group: Held the second Friday of every month at 10:30 am at Anthology of Farmington, located at 1 Bridgewater Road, Farmington CT 06032. Please call Holly at 860.507.7715 for more information or to RSVP. 

Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Support Group: Held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Lunch is Provided). On the 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:15 pm-7:15 pm refreshments will be provided at Arden Courts of Avon, facilitated by Reverend Tom Flynn. Call 860.678.7500 to RSVP or for more information. 

Veteran's Coffee Hour: First Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm at Arden Courts of Avon. Please call 860.678.7500 for more information or to RSVP.



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Contact Us

Senior & Social Services Department
40 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

Phone:       (860) 693-5811 (860) 693-5811
Fax:          (860) 693-5835 (860) 693-5835

Jessica DeMeo
Director 
Senior & Social Services
jdemeo@townofcantonct.org 

Tonoa Jackson
Administrative Assistant
to the Director
tjackson@townofcantonct.org 

Jess Tessman
Senior Center Coordinator
jtessman@townofcantonct.org

Laura Geyer
Cafe Coordinator
lgeyer@townofcantonct.org

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The agent, Jessica DeMeo, represents the State of Connecticut Department of Aging and is the person to contact for any senior-related question, problem or concern.
860.693.5811

 
Office Hours
Monday              9am-4pm
Tuesday              8am-4pm
Wednesday        8am-4pm
Thursday           8am-4pm
Friday                 8am-3pm


The Senior & Social Services Office is located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019