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Senior Community Cafés 

Join friends at a Senior Café for a healthy, affordable lunch!

Let someone else do the cooking. Senior cafés offer a healthy, low cost lunch for seniors and the opportunity to join with others in the community! Cafés are available in Middlesex, Hartford and Tolland counties in pleasant settings with great food. We offer kosher meals at two sites – Bloomfield and West Hartford. Most cafés are located in senior housing complexes, senior centers, or community centers. Seniors socialize and become members of the community. Days and times vary by site. A donation of $2.50 is suggested to help cover costs. However, no one is denied a meal if unable to pay.
Update during COVID-19 Crisis: 
For seniors who take part in the community lunch program, meals are being provided as a “grab-and-go” option at local senior centers during the COVID-19 crisis, so that the seniors will still have access to these meals. Participants can pick-up the meals at their local senior centers, and then the food can be re-heated and enjoyed in the comfort of their own homes. For the latest information about CRT's operations during the COVID-19 crisis, please visit this page on the CRT website


To Apply
Participants must be 60 years of age or older. Spouses are welcome when joined by senior participants. Disabled persons under the age of 60 who live in the housing facility where lunches are offered are eligible. A registration form must be completed prior to receiving a meal and updated yearly.

Make a reservation one day in advance by calling the café between 10 am – 1 pm weekdays. For example, to eat lunch on Tuesday, reserve your seat on Monday. You can also sign up at the site for future dates.

Café Locations

Avon Senior Center635 West Avon RoadAvon(860) 675-4353Tues
Federation Homes156 Wintonbury AvenueBloomfield(860) 243-2535 ext 17Mon - Fri
Bloomfield Senior Services330 Park AvenueBloomfield(860) 243-8361Tues, Wed
Canoe Brook Center11 Cherry Hill RoadBranford(203) 315-0682
Canton Senior Center40 Dyer AvenueCanton(860) 693-5811 ext 181Wed & Fri only
Cromwell Senior Center41 West StreetCromwell(860) 632-3476Mon, Wed, Fri
East Hampton Senior Center105 Main StreetEast Hampton(860) 267-4426Mon, Wed, Fri
East Hartford Southend70 Canterbury StreetEast Hartford(860) 569-5655Mon, Tue, and Wed only
East Windsor Senior Center125 Main Street, Broad BrookEast Windsor(860) 292-8279Mon - Fri
Enfield Senior Center299 Elm StreetEnfield(860) 763-7428Mon - Fri
Mark Twain Congregate Housing110 South RoadEnfield(860) 763-7519Mon - Fri
Granby Senior Center15 North Granby RoadGranby(860) 844-5351Tues, Thurs only
Haddam Senior Center923 Saybrook RoadHaddam(860) 345-2480Mon - Fri
Parkville Senior Center11 New Park AvenueHartford(860) 232-7867Mon - Fri
Shepard Park Apartments170 Sisson AvenueHartford(860) 523-9159Mon - Fri
Tuscan Brotherhood Homes66 Montville StreetHartford(860) 560-5828Mon - Fri
Mahoney Village73-79 Vine StreetHartford(860) 560-5828Mon - Fri
Smith Towers80 Charter Oak AvenueHartford(860) 723-8448Mon - Fri
Hispanic Senior Center45 Wadsworth StreetHartford(860) 527-1124Mon - Fri
Russell Mercier Senior Center14 Stonecrest DriveHebron(860) 228-1700Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs only
Manchester Senior Center549 E. Middle TpkManchester(860) 647-3211Mon - Fri
Marlborough Senior Center17 School DriveMarlborough(860) 295-6209Mon, Wed, Fri only
Middlefield Senior Center405 Main StreetMiddlefield(860) 349-7121Mon, Wed, Fri
Middletown Senior Center61 Durant Terrace Middletown(860) 344-3513Mon, Wed, Fri
Stonycrest Towers352 Newfield StreetMiddletown(860) 347-8899Mon, Wed, Fri
East Haddam Senior Center15 Great Hillwood RoadMoodus(860) 873-5034Mon, Wed, Fri
Newington Senior Center120 Cedar StreetNewington(860) 667-5837Mon - Fri
South Windsor Community Center150 Nevers RoadSouth Windsor(860) 648-6361 ext 328Mon - Fri
Stafford Springs Community Center3 Buckley HighwayStafford Springs(860) 684-3906Mon - Fri
Franklin Park Apartments114 Franklin ParkVernon(860) 559-2729Mon - Fri
Florence Mill Apartments121 West Main StreetVernon(860) 872-0041Mon, Wed only
Highrise Apartments21 Court StreetVernon(860) 324-6325Tues, Thurs, Fri
Elmwood Community Center1106 New Britain AvenueWest Hartford(860) 561-8188Mon - Fri
Federation Square2 Starkel RoadWest Hartford(860) 236-4136Mon - Fri
WJ Pitkin Community Center30 Greenfield StreetWethersfield(860) 721-2955Mon - Fri
LP Wilson Community Center599 Matianuck AvenueWindsor(860) 285-1843 ext 296Mon - Fri
Windsor Locks Senior Center41 Oak StreetWindsor Locks(860) 627-1425Mon - Fri

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For more information
Senior Cafes
Address: 555 Windsor Street, Hartford
Telephone: (860) 560-5828
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

Funding provided by
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This program also is jointly supported by a grant from the Bernard Lieberman Memorial Fund and the Penny H. Cohn Fund for Indigent Elderly of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. 

Updated April 2020  


Marion Daling
Senior Cafés
“I’ve been part of the CRT program for 20 years. The food is very good and the portions help me to keep my diabetes under control. I also like the fact that I can continue being independent and I don’t need to call my sons when I need food”.