Happy Fall!


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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.


Visit our Facebook page,to view our photo albums, you do NOT need to have a Facebook account to view them! If you have an account, don't forget to "like us" ensuring you receive our updates in your news feed as they are made available.

Please watch our video to learn more about us!


Clelain Center Artwork on Display at the

Agency on Aging.




Walk to End Alzheimer's: Sunday September 25, 2016

Please consider joining our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, September 25th. The walk will take place at Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven at 9 AM. If you can't make the walk, consider making a donation to our team. See Cindy or Erin to sign up for our walk team, make a donation, or for any questions.



"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.







Clelain Adult Day Center

is featured in New Haven's Finest 2015 Profile Series

See Link Below







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Week of August 29

Jeopardy, Heartwarmers Sing-a-Long, Clelian Crafters, Summer Soiree, International Friendship Day, Whoga, Ball Exercises, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Music Therapy, Occupations and Professions, Tai Chi



Week of September 5th

Communion Service, Clelian Center's 28th Anniversary Celebration, Italian Music and Dance Party with Bob Lupi, Table Games, Horseshoes, Name Three, Art Therapy, Miniature Golf, Word Breakdown, Music Therapy, Family Feud, Tai Chi


Week of September 12th

Honoring Grandparent's Day: Visit with the Sacred Heart Manor Kindergarten/Nursery School Children, Yoga with Ophelia, Cards, Getting to Know You, Dice Baseball, Ball Games, Volleyball, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Jeopardy

Week of September 19th

Ed Blair's Piano Favorites Sing-a-Long, Bowling, Can You Name Three?, Horseshoes, Client Meeting, Joanne's Hawaiian Relaxation, Back to School Days: Recess Games, Music Therapy, The Three R's

Week of September 26th: National Adult Day Services Week

Autumn Concentration, Bocce, Autumn Crossword Puzzle, Yoga with Ophelia, Dave's Moon Songs, Joanne's Hawaiian Relaxation, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Exercise: Use It or Lose It, Cards, Dice Baseball, Music Therapy





Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

Tuesday, September 13th, 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. 

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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 bottom of the page for all monthly events.



Summer is here!! Please dress your loved ones appropriately, and label all outer garments. It maybe hot outside but the air conditioning is on inside so make sure your loved one comes to the Center with a sweater.


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.