Rose City Senior Center

Rose City Senior CenterMission Statement

To offer recreational, educational, social, health, and human service programs that are designed to foster independence and community involvement for persons age 55 and older.

The Norwich Senior Center was established in 1974. After the construction of the new building in 1994, the name was changed to the Rose City Senior Center. The City of Norwich, Edward and Mary Lord Foundation, Senior Resources-Agency on Aging, and other state and local grants provide funding.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

All currently scheduled classes, programs, trips, and events are subject to change or cancellation.  We will do our best to keep you updated.  

AARP Tax Assistance will resume and all persons scheduled for appointments will be rescheduled.

Please call us at (860) 889-5960 if you are looking for services or resources.

Inclement Weather Notice

If the area experiences bad weather this coming winter, the Senior Center may be closed. Please listen to WICH-1310 a.m. or WCTY-97.7 FM radio or watch WFSB, TV Channel 3 closings and delays. Sign up for alerts for closings and late openings throughout the City at the Alert Center.

Holidays & Early Closings

The Senior Center is closed for 12 Holidays per year. Also, when Christmas Eve falls on a weekday, the Center will close early at 2 p.m

Special Links:

Senior Centers of Eastern Connecticut (Regional website for Nine Local Senior Centers)

Rose City Senior Center Rental

The beautiful Rose City Senior Center is available free of charge to City Departments for events, providing space is available. Norwich non-profits may rent the Center, at a competitive fee on weekends and evenings, when available. Amenities in this 16,000 square-foot facility include a large dining room, large program room, a commercial kitchen and ample parking. The Building is available for use from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on the weekends. Weekday use from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

To see if the Center will meet your needs, please view the photos of the space and read the following documents:

If you would like to rent the Center, please call Mike Wolak, Center Director, at 860-889-5960 to see if your date is available. Then, fill out the contract and forward it to Norwich Human Services at or drop it off at NHS, 80 Broadway, Norwich. Contracts must be received 30 days in advance of the event.