Commission on Aging

3-Year Terms – 13 Members Appointed by the Town Council – Stratford Town Code: Chapter 7, Article II, §7-4

Purpose and Objectives

The Commission shall study continuously the conditions and needs of elderly persons in the community in relation to housing, economic, employment, health, recreation and other matters. It shall analyze the services for the aged provided by the community, both by public and private agencies, and shall make recommendations to the Town Council regarding the development and integration of public and private agencies, in cooperation with state and other services to the extent possible.


Diane Puterski - Director  
Members     Term Expires
1 Mayor as ex-officio member    
2 members representing private voluntary agencies    
1 member representing educational community    
1 member clergy representation    
1 member representing the age group concerned, 7 members - electorate of Town of Stratford
Carl Glad 38 Marchant St. November 30, 2020
Kathy Fagella 85 Colonial Dr. November 30, 2020
Gus P. Csuka 1685 James Farm Rd. December 31, 2019
George Hangos (D) 389 Swanson Ave. December 31, 2019
Dale McClanan (U) 200 River Valley Rd. November 30, 2019
Geraldine Gemza 12 Roaring Brook Ln. November 30, 2019
Elizabeth Cole-Perlman 3420 Huntington Rd.  June 30, 2019
Sandra Fisher 373 Henry Ave.  June 30, 2019
Odis Fisher 373 Henry Ave.  June 30, 2019
Loretta Kryzanski 200 River Valley Rd. June 30, 2019
Bernice Bova Health Department
Secretary:   Catherine Hausmann

Stratford Commission on Aging

The Stratford Commission on Aging is a volunteer group that studies the needs of older adults in Stratford, helps coordinate programs, and advocates for the benefit of older adults.

Membership: The Commission consists of the Mayor as ex-officio and twelve (12) members of the community, appointed by the Mayor, two of whom shall represent the private, voluntary agencies of the Town, one of whom shall represent the educational community, one of whom shall represent the clergy , and at least one of whom shall represent the age group concerned.

Meetings: Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, at 10:00 AM in the Library Room of the Baldwin Center. The Commission usually votes to have no meetings in the summer months of July and August, but subcommittees may meet as needed.

Officers: The Commission has a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson. There is a recording secretary, provided by the Town.

Meetings are open to the public. Anyone, including guests, can address the Commission at any time. The Commission also has bulletin board space where a list of all members and minutes of the most recent meeting can be found.

Persons wanting to bring up issues to the Commission may contact any member or see the Senior Clerk Typist or Director of
Senior Services if said person cannot attend a meeting.

Some of the recent activities of the Commission include: assisting the Director with the creation of Policy Handbook for the Baldwin Center, sponsoring several educational programs, addressing the Mayor and Town Council about how yearly registration fees are spent and advocating that the money be returned to the Baldwin Center instead of the General Fund, and assisting with membership registration.