"Morning Reflection on the Mercy of God"

In preparation of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Clelian Center will be hosting a morning reflection on Tuesday, August 25th.

10am Mass with Monsignor Schmitz

10:30-11:45 Presntation by Sr. Cecelia Maria, ascj

12-12:45 Luncheon & Sharing

$5 lunch donation

Please call Mia at the Center to reserve your spot,



Welcome to the Clelian






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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Week of August 3

Jeopardy, Heartwarmers Sing-a-Long, Target Toss, Name Three, Cards, Horseshoes, Yoga Class, Numbers Bottoms-Up, Dance Movement Therapy, Bowling Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Exercise Ball, Sr. Paula Marie's Communion Service, Art Therapy, Word Games



Week of August 10

Volleyball, Do You Remeber?, Dance Movement, Summer Jingo, Ball Games, Floor Shuffleboard, Dice, Play Ball, International Left Handers Day, Music Therapy, Musical Bingo, Sentimental Sing-a-Long



Week of August 17

Laughter Yoga with Ophie & Special Guest, Summer Soiree with Entertainer Bob Lupi, Pokeno, Horseshoes, Dave's Sing-a-Long, Art Therapy, The $10,000 Pyramid, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, The Crafters Corner, WHOGA, Table Games


Week of August 24

Tic Tac Toe Trivia, Religous Presentation Dance Movement, Concentration, Bowling, Faith & Fellowhip, WHOGA, Sports, Aloha Happy Birthday Hawaii 56 Years!, Music Therapy, Aloha Joanne's Hawaiian Style Relaxation Class




Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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 2015:

  • January 1 - New Years Day
  • April 2 - Holy Thursday
  • April 3 - Good Friday
  • May 25 - Memorial Day
  • July 3 - Independence Day
  • September 7 - Labor Day
  • November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day


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



Summer is here! Please dress your loved ones appropriately, and label all outer garments. We are spending more time outdoors, please notify our Nurse of any allergies to the outdoor elements.


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 inter- generational program is designed to enhance the quality of life of each of its participants; the Center staff strives to promote daily interaction between children and adults. Clelian Center is a place where every person, young or old, is valued as a unique individual.