Lapham Community Center, located at the north end of beautiful Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut, offers a wide variety of activities for New Canaan residents including an active adult education program. It is also the location for programs of the Senior Center of New Canaan, Inc.
Location: Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT 06840
Please note that there is no street mailing address for Waveny Park
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 83, New Canaan, CT 06840
Hours: Lapham Center is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Director: Lyn Bond
Lapham Community Center has an active volunteer program. Volunteers teach classes, man the telephones and sign-in desk, and offer specialized services, such as technology assistance and insurance counseling (through CHOICES, the State program which recruits and trains volunteers to provide Medicare education programs in their communities). Other volunteers, who enjoy gardening, work in the greenhouse and help keep the gardens planted and watered. Volunteers from local churches assist with the preparation and serving of lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Call the Center at 203-594-3620, if you are interested in volunteering.
Call the Getabout at 203-972-7433
The Getabout has been serving New Canaan seniors and those unable to drive for more than 30 years. This service can be used for most daily activities including banking, shopping, dining, hair appointments, community activities or doctor visits. Just call 24 hours ahead.
Senior Center Mission Statement
The Senior Center provides programs and services for seniors that will help them to live happier, healthier and more productive lives. To this end we offer activities and programs in areas such as adult education, the arts, health, recreation, nutrition, information and referral and other supportive services as well as opportunities for volunteer work. We operate on the premise that aging is a normal developmental process, that people need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support, and that adults should have a voice in determining matters in which they have a vital interest. We therefore always try to provide those programs and services for which our participants have expressed interest or need.