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Welcome to the Clelian





New Clients are Welcome

The Clelian Center is accepting new client applications! Please call 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!


Clelain Center Artwork on Display at the

Agency on Aging.




Caregiver Series- A three-part education program for family and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

Dates: Mondays- March 13th, April 17th, and May 8th, 2017 from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M

Location: Clelian Adult Day Center

Address: 261 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514

RSVP: Please call Maureen Tuttle at 203-288-4151 ext. 649 or email her at mtuttle@cleliancenter.org

The lecture topics are as follows:

March 13th: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease (with physician as guest speaker)

April 17th: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior (Speaker: Maria Tomasetti, Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter)

May 8th: Financial and Legal Issues Related to Dementia Care (with elder law attorney as guest speaker)


"This is My Story"

The Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Council Presents...

"This is My Story" A View on Life Trancistions. A panel discussion for seniors, caregivers, helathcare professionals and the Community.

Please click on the link below to see this amazing video and if you have any questions about it, please call 203-288-4151.







Clelian Adult Day Center

is featured in New Haven's Finest 2015 Profile Series

See Link Below








Week of April 3rd

Ed Blair's Piano Sing-a-Long, Table Games, Sports, Cards, Faith and Fellowship, Bowling, Getting to Know, Adult Coloring, Sr. Paula Marie's Meet the Saints, Armchair Fitness Gentle Exercise, Uno, Pinochle, Art Therapy, Volleyball, Sr. Kelsey's Exercise Group, Seasonal Craft



Week of April 10th

Bunny Races, Easter Tradition Egg Dyeing, Sentimental Sing-a-Long, Faith and Fellowship, Holiday Jeopardy, Adult Coloring, Sr. Kelsey's Exercise Group, Holy Thursday Remembrance, Center is Closed for Good Friday


Week of April 17th

Deal or No Deal, Bowling, Dominoes, Charades, Faith and Fellowship, Word Breakdown, Sr. Kelsey's Exercise Group, Bocce, Sr. Paula Marie's Communion Service, Heartwarmer's Sing-a-Long, Outburst

Week of April 24th

Batter Up, Scattergories, Yoga Class with Ophelia, Faith and Fellowship, Joanne's Sing and Sign, Sr. Kelsey's Exercise Group, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Concentration, Music Therapy, Name Three, Baby Reminisce, Farkle, Hawaiian Relaxation Exercise




Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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. 

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Holiday Closing Schedule for 2017:

  • Monday January 2, 2017 (New Year's Day observed)
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (4th of July)
  • Monday, September 4, 2017 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day)


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



Winter is here, which means the weather is getting colder. Please dress your loved ones appropriately, and label all outer garments including hats and coats.


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.