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We are now offering indoor dining at this time. We will be using a "Grab & Go" lunch pick up at the Canton Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays. Lunches are made on the premises by our CafĂ© Coordinator, Laura Geyer. Laura's home made meals are not only nutritious, but also delicious!  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) are available at the Canton Community Center 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. 

*The Attorney General's Office, in cooperation with the Coalition for Elder Justice in Connecticut has launched the Elder Justice Hotline - 1-860-808-5555, a new resource to help older adults in Connecticut seek information, assistance, and justice. 

*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 informed of current federal, state, and local guidelines from the CDC (, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (, and the Farmington Valley Health District (


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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

Tonoa Jackson
Senior & Social Services Director 

Rebecca Briggs
Administrative Assistant to the Director

Jess Tessman
Senior Center Coordinator

Laura Geyer
Cafe Coordinator

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The agent, Tonoa Jackson, currently 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              8am-3:00pm
Tuesday              8am-3:00pm
Wednesday         8am-3:00pm
Thursday            8am-3:00pm
Friday                 8am-3:00pm

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