Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed: 8:00-4:30 Thur: 8:00-5:30 Fri: 8:00-12:00

Senior Center

*** Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. ***

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Information (Click here) 

Our Staff:
Senior Center Director – Donna Belval (dbelval@wolcottct.org)
Senior Bus Coordinator –  Jean Venditti (jvenditti@wolcottct.org)

Our Location:
Wolcott Senior Center
211 Nichols Rd
Wolcott, CT 06716

Our Hours:
Mon., Tues.,Wed. Thurs.- 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Fri.- 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Our Contact Information:
Telephone: 1-203-879-8133
Fax: 203-879-7605

Senior Bus: 1-203-879-2078

Our Senior Center



The Charles Rietdyke Senior Center’s mission is to provide a central location where older adults can receive information and participate in programs and activities which are essential for promoting health, independence, and well being.

We are committed to doing our best to ensure that the Charles Rietdyke Senior Center is a safe and welcoming facility for seniors of all ages that wish to participate in our programming.

Since we do not provide the oversight and supervision of that offered at adult day facilities, our policy requires that those persons using our programs be physically and mentally able to do so independently or be accompanied by a companion to assist them.

Our priority is the safety and enjoyment of everyone using the Senior Center.



There is no fee to join the Wolcott Senior Center.  Seniors must be 55 years of age.  You DO NOT need to be a Wolcott resident to become a member–EVERYONE WELCOME.

Come join the fun, there is always something to do. A variety of daily activities and bus trips are available to keep you busy. There are also special monthly activities that change throughout the year.


  • Activities for the Month of March 2020 – Click here

Lunch is served daily with 24 hours notice. Cost is $3.00 (donation) per lunch. All seniors must be 60 years of age to be eligible for subsidized lunches through New Opportunities. New members must fill out eligibility forms at the Senior Center. As per the Health Department regulations, food items are not allowed to leave the premises.

  • Lunch menus  for the month of March 2020 – Click here

Senior Bus Transportation

Bus transportation within Wolcott and the Greater Waterbury area is available. Don’t be stranded, let us help you get where you need to go — Doctor visits, Hospitals, Banks, Waterbury’s Brass City Mall (Monday’s and Friday’s ONLY), Wolcott Public Library and of course, the Wolcott Senior Center. You must be 60 years of age or older or disabled (our bus is wheelchair accessible) to use this service.

Simply call (203) 879-2078 for arrangements. 24-hour advanced notice is appreciated.

Senior Center – Senior Bus Transportation Click here to view our senior bus brochure. Bus transportation within Wolcott and the Greater Waterbury area is available. 


Please Be Advised

Due to an increase in bus activity we now require 48 hours’ notice when scheduling bus service.

Emergency appointments will be assessed as your need may arise.

  • Please call for reservations at 203-879-2078
  • Cancellations should be made before 8:30 A.M. on the morning the appointment is scheduled for.

Pick-up Times

Senior Bus Pick-up times are estimates-only and will vary depending upon how many people are scheduled for that day.

Please allow 15 minutes prior to and after your scheduled pickup time for the bus to arrive.

Please make appointments as needed.

Please give us ample notice of times and dates of your appointments.

Regarding Doctor’s Appointment

We will do our best to accommodate you.

Pick up times begin at 10:30AM and we ask your appointment be complete no later than 2:00PM

  • 9:45am – 10:15am – Morning pick-up time for morning runs
  • 11:00am – 11:15am – Lunch pick-up time for lunch at the Senior Center
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm – Afternoon pick-up time for afternoon runs
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Pick up at Brass City, Stop and Shop etc. depending on which scheduled day it is
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Pick up time as noted above

Rules for using the Senior Bus Transportation

  • The bus does not enter private driveways
  • All passengers must be able to get to and from, on and off the bus on their own. The driver is not trained to assist passengers
  • The driver will operate the wheelchair lift, but cannot assist passengers to and from the bus, or onto chair lift. The Driver is only responsible for operating controls to the wheelchair lift and strapping Rider’s chair inside the bus.
  • The bus can accommodate collapsible walkers only
  • All riders must be ready, on time, for pick up
  • You must advise the driver if you are making other arrangements for your return trip
  • Doctor appointments take precedence over shopping etc.
  • Riders can bring only the packages they can carry on their own
  • If you are not at the assigned pick-up point when the bus arrives, the bus will only wait 10 minutes. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to obtain transportation home.
  • There is to be NO SMOKING of any kind on the bus.
  • We accommodate passengers traveling with service animals.
  • We accommodate passengers with allergies to certified service animals.
  • Bus pick up is at end of driveway.
  • We accommodate passengers traveling with respirators and portable oxygen

Grievance Procedure / Complaint Form

Click Here for official complaint form

Grievances must be made in writing to the following: 

Charles Rietdyke (Wolcott, Senior Center)
211 Nichols Rd 
Wolcott, CT 06716

Town of Wolcott, Municipal Agent, Attention Mary Morrone 
10 Kenea Ave
Wolcott, CT 06716

Town of Wolcott, Mayor Thomas Dunn
10 Kenea Ave
Wolcott, CT 06716

Senior Housing Pick Up Locations

  • Wolf Hill Senior Housing Complex 
  • Chestnut Hill Housing Complex

Inclement Weather

  • Please watch your local news stations for information on closings or delays. 
    • WTNH
    • WFSB
    • NBC
  • If the weather turns inclement, the driver will pick up early.  The driver will advise you of this possibility.

Alternate Transportation Services 

Dial A Ride: Bus Service is available on Fridays only by appointment Call 203)879-2078 on Monday or Tuesday for Friday pickup.

Be well: Bus Service is available to patients of Waterbury Hospital affiliated Doctors offices Please call 203)573-7711 for more information regarding this service.

Helpful Information:

 A number of links regarding the Wolcott Senior Center are available in the Related Links launch pad in the top left side of this web page. We have tried to address the most commonly asked questions there. However, if you still have a question, please feel free to stop in to see us, or call 1-203-879-8133.

Cell Phones Available:
Free 911 Cell Phones are available at the Senior Center. These cell phones are only capable of being used to dial 911. They can be a life-saver!

We also collect used cell phones so that they may be refurbished and made available as 911 Cell Phones to those who need them.