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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 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
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-4:30pm
Tuesday              8am-4:30pm
Wednesday         8am-4:30pm
Thursday            8am-4:30pm
Friday                 8am-2pm

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