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WELCOME TO CANTON SENIOR AND SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

About Us:

The Town of Canton Senior and Social Services Department offers services, programs and resources to Canton residents to help them achieve self-sufficiency, maintain economic well-being, and adjust to different circumstances and events in their lives. The department is responsible for the administration of social services and provides current information on local, regional and statewide resources while coordinating increasingly diverse programs to serve residents with varying backgrounds and needs. 

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our Canton residents of all ages by providing assistance with social, emotional and economic needs. 

Vision Statement:

Our vision is for residents to gain maximum independence through active community engagement and outreach.  We maintain an open and welcoming in-office atmosphere in order to reach and work with residents who find themselves in need.

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.

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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 (cdc.gov), the Connecticut Department of Public Health (ct.gov/coronavirus), and the Farmington Valley Health District (www.fvhd.org).

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Contact Us

Senior & Social Services Department
40 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

Phone:      (860) 693-5811
Fax:          (860) 693-5835

Tonoa Jackson
Senior & Social Services Director
tjackson@townofcantonct.org 

Rebecca Briggs
Administrative Assistant to the Director
rbriggs@townofcantonct.org

Kara McConville
Senior Center Coordinator
kmcconville@townofcantonct.org 

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.
860.693.5811

 
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