Welcome to the Clelian






Free Caregiver Series








Clelain Adult Day Center

is featured in New Haven's Finest 2015 Profile Series

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New Clients are Welcome

The Clelian Center is accepting new client applications! Please call Mia or Meg at 203-288-4151 for more information or to set up an appointment and tour.


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Please watch our video to learn more about us!






Week of February 1

Me and My Shadow and More Favorite Tunes, Cards, Bocce, Concentration Games, St. Blasise's Feast Day, Faith & Fellowship, Dave's Love Songs, Hamden Hall 5th Grade Pen Pal Visit, Sr. Paula Marie's Bible Study, Clelian Super Bowl


Week of February 8

Cupid Races, SH Manor Kindergarten Visit, Chinese New Year, Ash Wednesday Sr. Paula Marie's Communion Service, Valentine Bingo, Our Lady of Lourdes XXIV World Day of the Sick, Music Therapy, Sweetheart Dance


Week of February 15

"Hail to the Chiefs" Presidents' Day, Jeopardy, Sing Finish the Lyric, Ball Exercises, Faith & Fellowship, Floor Shuffleboard, Volleyball, SH Manor PreK visit, Sr. Paula Marie's Bible Study, Dance & Movement

Week of February 22

Card Sharks, Hockey, SH Manor PreK visit, Sports, Ophelia's Yoga Class, Faith & Fellowship, Bocce, Trivia, Bottoms Up, Music Therapy, Sr. Paula Marie's Communion Service, Sit & Be Fit

Week of February 29

Volleyball, Patriotic Sing-a-Long






Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

All are invited to the Clelian Center Caregivers' Evening Support Group. Our Support Group will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. For more information call the Clelian Center at 203-288-4151. 

Come - Share - Learn - Laugh!




Holiday Closing Schedule for 2016:

  • Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year's Day)
  • Friday, March 25, 2016 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, May 30,2016 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, July 4, 2016 (4th of July)
  • Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving)
  • Monday, December 26, 2016 (Christmas Day observed)


Click the calendar tab at the bottome of the page for all monthly events.



Winter Brrrrrr!! Please dress your loved ones appropriately, and label all outer garments.


Notify Us

Please remember to call the Center in the morning at 203-288-4151 if you or your loved one will be absent from the Center, also don't forget to cancel your ride with Greater New Haven My Ride at 203-288-6643.

If your loved one has been hospitalized or absent for an extended period of time due to illness, a doctor's note is needed to return to the Center.

Also notify the Center with any medication changes and changes to phone numbers, address, and emergency contact information. It is important that we have current information on all our clients, family members and caregivers.


Emergency and Bad Weather Information:

The Clelian Center now has an emergency phone line that will be used as back up to our main number (203-288-4151), when our phone lines go down. The emergency phone line will also have instructions as to the opening and closing status of the Center due to bad weather conditions or power outages. Please do not leave messages on the emergency phone line, it is for instructions only. The emergency phone number is 203-530-2822.


Closing announcements will be listed on:

  • WELI 960 Radio
  • NBC TV
  • WTNH Channel 8 TV
  • WFSB Channel 3 TV



Agency on Aging    





Our Mission

In the spirit of Mother Clelia Merloni, Foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the staff and volunteers of Clelian Center seek to meet the spiritual, psychological, social and medical needs of adults in a loving and caring environment. The primary mission is to preserve a feeling of self-worth and dignity in each person especially those who need special care. The therapeutic program is designed to enhance the quality of life of each of its clients. The Clelian Adult Day Center's staff also strives to promote interaction between children and adults. The Clelian Adult Day Center is a place where every person is valued as a unique individual.