Human Services at the Baldwin Center

Our Human Services Team assists Stratford residents of all ages locate resources for a variety of needs including home care and respite care, caregiver support, mental health, housing, food, recreation, assistive technology, and technological devices.

Free Income Tax Preparation

by IRS Trained Volunteers
IRS/AARP Tax-Aide Program
Mondays & Tuesdays 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Feb 6th- Apr 11th, 2023

Beginning Jan 9th, you may call 203-385-4050 to schedule an appointment.

All appointments will take place at The Baldwin Center. Please pick up and fill out an interview from PRIOR to your appointment. Interview forms will be available for pick up in The Baldwin Center Lobby and The Baldwin Center Drop Box, located just to the left of the main entrance.
Arrive only at your appointment time. Early arrivals will not be seen prior to their scheduled appointment. Everyone MUST SIGN IN at The Baldwin Center’s Greeter Desk before proceeding to their appointment, and SIGN OUT prior to departure.
Please bring with you to your appointment:
Last year’s tax return (if available)
Photo IDs and Social Security Cards for all taxpayers and dependents
Bring your tax documents with you on the day of your appointment.
DO NOT drop them off to The Baldwin Center prior to your appointment.

Caregiver Support Group
If you are living with, and/or are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia, you are not alone. Find support, guidance and share experiences with peers, and discover helpful information and resources.
Every 3rd Thursday of the month @ 11:00 am
This month: Thursday, April 20th, 2023
This is a professionally facilitated support group and is affiliated with The Alzheimer’s Association. There is no FEE for this program. Screening and pre-registration are required. Please call (203) 385-4050 and speak with Erin or Olivia if you are interested in joining.

This Month: Thursday, April 13th, 2023
Screenings conducted by Stratford Health Department

Senior Connection
Growing older is a natural part of life’s journey. As with all life stages, we need stimulation, activity, social connections, fun and laughter to thrive. At times, we may also need a helping hand to navigate through this life stage. Senior Connection reaches out to Stratford’s vibrant senior community with social recreational opportunities and practical information.

Our Senior Connection Coordinator is here to engage Stratford Seniors in a variety of recreational programs and activities, provide helpful guidance, and link seniors to resources and/or consultation to identify available and appropriate services to meet your needs.

The Senior Connection Program is provided at no cost for Stratford residents age 60+ years. Donations are accepted, confidential and only used to expand The Senior Connection Program. No person will be denied services if s/he chooses not to, or is unable to make a donation. Donations may be payable by check to Stratford Senior Services and receipts are available.

Anyone who is dissatisfied with or denied Senior Connection Services has the right to file a grievance. The grievance procedure is as follows:
  • The client can express dissatisfaction directly to the Senior Connection Coordinator, at which time a meeting with the Community and Senior Services Director will be scheduled.
  • The scheduled meeting with the Community and Senior Services Director, and the client, will be held to discuss the specifics of the situation, and attempt to address/resolve the grievance.
  • If the matter cannot be resolved to the client’s satisfaction, the client may call the Office of the Mayor, or submit the grievance in writing to the Mayor, and request that the decision be reviewed.
  • If the client remains dissatisfied with the Mayor’s decision, the client may submit a written grievance to, or call, the Southwestern CT Area Agency on Aging who will proceed accordingly for final disposition of the matter.
Contact Information for Grievance Process

Tamara Trojanowski, Director of Community and Senior Services
1000 West Broad Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Mayor Laura R. Hoydick
2725 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
1000 Lafayette Boulevard, 9th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Senior Connection is funded in part by the federal Older Americans Act through the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging –