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In consultation with Town of Canton leadership and the Farmington Valley Health District, we have made the decision to close the Canton Senior Center to the public indefinitely effective Monday, March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior & Social Services staff will still be working though the Senior Center is closed, and will be available to help by E-mail or phone call.

Foodshare's food distribution at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford continues throughout the month of October. Foodshare will be distributing food on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30AM-12:00PM. One allocation of food per car per day will be distributed to ensure that there is enough food for everyone. Gates close at 12:00 noon.

*We are excited to inform you that we will be transitioning to a new lunch program beginning Wednesday,
October 7th!
September 30th, 2020 will be the last day for CRT provided meals. Due to the current pandemic guidelines, we are unable to offer indoor dining at this time. Therefore, we will be using a "Grab & Go" lunch pick up at the Canton Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays. Lunches will now be made on the premises by our Cafe Coordinator, Laura Geyer. Laura will be offering homemade, nutritious meals using local produce. 

Please call 860-693-5811 for additional information.

*The Town of Canton Emergency Management, Social Services and the Community Emergency Management Team (CERT) are offering assistance to any Canton residents who are in need of supplies such as food and water. Bottled water and MRE's (Meals Ready To Eat) will be available at the Canton Community Center beginning Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 9AM-2PM Monday through Friday until further notice. Please call 860-693-5811 if you have questions.

*The Salvation Army has set up an Emotional & Spiritual Care Hotline for anyone who needs a listening ear. Call 844-458-4673 from 9AM - 9PM seven days a week. Trained Salvation Army Officers and employees are available to talk, advise, and above all pray for individuals and families. 

*If you have any essential needs that are not being met, please call our office at 860-693-5811 and we will do our best to assist you.

We encourage you to follow all guidelines to keep yourselves and your community healthy: wash your hands frequently and thoroughly; stay home when you are sick except to get medical care; clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and objects; maintain a 3-6 foot distance from other people when out in public; and keep abreast of current federal, state, and local guidelines from the CDC (, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (, and the Farmington Valley Health District (

We look forward to seeing you all again once we are able to re-open.

Be Well,
Jessica DeMeo
Senior & Social Services Director




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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
Senior & Social Services 

Tonoa Jackson
Administrative Assistant
to the Director 

Jess Tessman
Senior Center Coordinator

Laura Geyer
Cafe Coordinator

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.

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