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Services and Senior Resources
Food & Nutrition Services:
Meals-on-Wheels: Contact the Senior Center
Food Bank: (860) 342-6795, Monday & Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New England Mobil Food Pantry: 2nd Thursday of the month, 12:30 PM
Dial-A-Ride: (860) 347-3313, 48 hours advance notice
Senior Van: (860) 342-6760, 48 hours advance notice
Welcome to Portland Senior Services at The Waverly Center.
The mission of The Waverly Center is to provide broad-based opportunities for support, resources, information and referrals for our maturing population.
The Portland Senior Center is now The Waverly Center, a place for seniors and their friends. This name change does not change our mission or our focus. What it does do is make the idea of senior services more palatable for those who are reluctant to identify as a senior in spite of what their birth certificate may say. It also lets people know immediately where we are located and alludes to our history as the former site of the Waverly Printing Company. In modern day advertising jargon, it helps us to create a “brand”, evident in our Waverly Salon, Waverly Artisans and Camp Waverly. Although we provide senior services first and foremost, we are serving people from age 50 to 100, all with very different needs. The Waverly Center, a place for seniors and their friends, pays tribute to the “Original Seniors” who had the vision to get the center built and to those coming along. It also recognizes the role the center plays for ALL the citizens of Portland.
We strive to be a welcoming place where we can help people with life's transitions. Our focus is on people aged 50 and over. Your fifties can be a time of change with an empty nest, concerns about looming retirement and maintaining one's good health. We hope to help you handle these transitions through social and recreational programs, educational opportunities, social occasions, travel and referral to other agencies with the services you may need.
We stay in touch with you through our monthly newsletter, newspaper articles, email blasts and our Facebook page. We are constantly trying to expand our offerings so everyone can find something to do at the Waverly Center.
Getting older can be a time of great personal growth, making new connections and maintaining relationships, sharing your skills and staying sharp physically and mentally. All of these can help make aging an adventure. You've spent your life doing for others. Now is the time to invest in yourself and your future.
Come join us and make the most of every day!
Elderly/Disabled Renters Tax Relief Program
State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program. Renters' rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single persons. The renters' rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies. Application may be made at the Senior Center 860-342-6760, between April 1st and October 1st.
Renter's Rebate Program Information
Office of Policy and Managment Q&A Booklet