Social Services


Welcome to Social Services

Vulnerable Resident Outreach Registry
Fairfield Social Services maintains a registry of vulnerable residents who wish to receive a wellness call in the event of a town-wide emergency. If you are a Fairfield resident 65+ and/or homebound or disabled, and would like to have your name added to the Outreach Registry, please complete the form linked here.  You may email it to socialservices@fairfieldct.org, or mail completed form to Fairfield Social Services, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824. For more information, please call Social Services at 203-256-3170.

Summer 2024 Social Services Newsletter

Program & Service Offerings to Fairfield Residents

The following programs and services are offered by Social Services to residents of Fairfield regardless of income:

  • Advocacy
  • Assessment
  • Information and Referral
  • Short-term Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency financial help
  • Intake site for Energy Assistance
  • Holiday, Back to School and Campership Programs 
  • Screening and referrals to State and Federal Programs (including Supplemental Income, Medicaid, and Medicare Savings Program, Medicare Enrollment (October 15 to December 7) and SNAP)
  • Collaboration with Bigelow Center for Senior Activities
  • Transportation Information (Fairfield Senior Bus, Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT), Dial-A-Ride, and VA Transportation)
  • Home Care Resources
  • CHOICES Medicare Counseling
  • Medicare and Medicare Savings Program Assistance

Resources & Services Available 

Social Services Programs

Medicare Initial Enrollment
You can enroll into Medicare during the seven-month period that begins three months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends three months after the month you turn 65.  You have the option of enrolling into Original Medicare with a Supplemental Insurance Plan (Medigap) and a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or you can enroll into a Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) which includes complete coverage under one plan.

Medicare Open Enrollment
If you are a Medicare recipient, you have to the opportunity to change your current plan every year during Open Enrollment from October 15 through December 7.

Medicare Savings Plans
There are currently three programs that can assist with paying for your Medicare Part B premiums and/or co-pays, deductibles and medication costs.  These programs are based on your monthly income and have no asset test.  They are Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB), Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB) and Additional Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (ALMB).  Please contact us to make an appointment with a CHOICES Counselor to inquire about current financial guidelines and eligibility for each of these programs.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Formerly known as Food Stamps, this program provides monthly assistance with the cost of food for low-income individuals. There is no asset test for this program except for those individuals whose gross income is more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Please contact us to inquire about current financial guidelines and eligibility.

Energy Assistance
Low-income individuals can receive annual assistance with their primary heating and secondary utilities bills through ABCD and Operation Fuel.  For those who are over the age of 60, you can apply for these services annually at the Baldwin Center.  Please contact us to inquire about current financial guidelines and eligibility.

Bigelow Center for Senior Activities

One of the most important services in town for Seniors is the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities which provides a place for seniors to gather, share a meal, participate in programs and activities, and to receive a number of social and other services. Click here for more information on the Bigelow Center.

Senior and Disabled Housing

The Housing Authority maintains a list of senior and disabled housing providers in Fairfield. 

Other Town Services and Benefits

Other Town services and benefits available to seniors include:

  • Discounts on Fees for Beach/Dump stickers
  • Discounts on Fees at Smith Richardson Golf Course
  • Handyman Program (Office of Community & Economic Development - 203-256-3120)
  • Income Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Relief Programs
  • Transportation
Other Resources for Seniors

  • Meals on Wheels (203-332-3264)
  • Operation Hope (203-254-2935)

Social Services Staff