Welcome Winter!


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.




Part-time Position Available:

Marketing Community Outreach Liaison (Part-time) (Hamden, CT)

employment type: part-time
non-profit organization

This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective communication in support of the marketing objectives for an adult day center.

Duties will include marketing visits to healthcare facilities, physicians, and local businesses.

Other duties: Join and attend area networking and chamber groups. Develop and participate in marketing opportunities in the community. Establish working rapport with health care professionals in the community. Participate in community outreach projects to identify potential clients. Attend community health fairs. Act as liaison between state agencies and the center. Conduct educational presentations in the community. Create and maintain files on each contact. Prepare marketing materials as needed.

Desired skills; fundraising

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, health care
A minimum of 2 years of marketing community outreach or related experience
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Must have reliable transportation and a valid drivers' license
Strong communication and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills, time management skills and ability to work independently

No phone calls please. Email only info@cleliancenter.org



"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 January 2nd

Ed Blair's Piano Sing-A-Long, Our Daily Stretch, New Year's Resolutions, Volleyball, Sentimental Sing-A-Long, More New Year's Resolutions, Bowling, Word Breakdown, Starts with 'B', Communion Service, Feast of the Epiphany, Dave's Holiday Sing-A-Long



Week of January 9th

Bocce, Sit and Be Fit, Name That Tune, Cards, Ball Exercises, Let's Reminisce, Faith and Fellowship, Crossword Puzzle, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Concentration, Who Am I?, Art Therapy, Table Games, Client Meeting


Week of January 16th

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Let's Move, Let's Talk, Let's Sing, Faith and Fellowship, Winter Family Feud, Horseshoes, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Do You Remember?, Ball Toss, Name That Tune, Bocce, Karaoke, Clelian Crafters

Week of January 23rd

Hawaiian Relaxation Exercise, Sports, Yoga Class with Ophelia, Faith and Fellowship, Tic Tac Toe Trivia, Dottie's Opera Appreciation, Cards, Music and Motion, Chinese New Year

Week of January 30th

Whoga, Bowling, "Everybody Let's Rock" to the music of Elvis





Caregivers' Support Group

261 Benham Street, Hamden

Tuesday, January 10th, 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. 

Come See What We Are All About

Share - Learn - Laugh!




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.