Welcome to the

Clelian Adult Day Center



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.


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!




Week of March 2

Sing-A-Longs, The Story of Purim, Stretching, WHOGA and Ball Exercises, Card Games, Bocce, Seasonal Crat and Art Therapy



Week of March 9

Ball Toss, Hockey, Mother Clelia Merloni Birthday Celebration, Bottom Up, Golf Leprechaun Races, Table Games, Music Therapy and Volleyball



Week of March 16

Pyramid Games, Horseshoes, St. Rita's School Anual Irish Celebration, Irish Sing-A-Long with Dave, Celebrating Sr. Joseph's Day with Entertainer Bob Lupi and Art Therapy


Week of March 23

Ophelia's Yoga Class, Skeeball, Volleyball, Table Games, Sit & Be Fit, Scattergories, March Madness Basketball, Music Therapy, Matching Jimgo and Card Games


Week of March 30

Heartwarmers Sing-A-Long, Sports Games, Musical Bingo and Bowling



May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pusue you each morning and night.








Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

Tuesday, March 10, 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 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.



Winter is here! 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.


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






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.