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Focus on Canton, Inc.

A non-profit community-based group dedicated to nurturing, assisting, and enabling the residents of Canton. It was created to coordinate community efforts to assist Canton residents with personal and community needs not otherwise met.

Gifts of Love

Gifts of Love in Avon helps meet the basic needs of individuals and families in Central Connecticut experiencing a financial crisis so that they can achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Their clients are hardworking people who simply can’t make ends meet. 860.676.2323. 

The Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association

The Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association provides many healthcare services and community programs in people's homes and at senior centers. 860.653.5514.

Connecticut Community Cares, Inc.

Connecticut Community Care, Inc is the largest care management service for the elderly and individuals with disabilities in Connecticut. They assist clients to remain independent and living at home for as long as possible. 866.845.2224. 


The North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Hartford that provides planning and management of funding and advocacy for services to older persons and their caregivers in the 38-town North Central Connecticut region. 800.994.9422. 

Canton Parents as Teachers

Canton Parents as Teachers seek to provide education and support to parents in their role as their child’s first and best teacher. The program provides home visits, activity groups, resource networking and developmental screenings to any participating Canton family with young children between the ages of birth to five.

Cherry Brook Health Care Center

Cherry Brook Health Care Center 102 Dyer Avenue Canton, CT 06019 Phone: 860.693.7777

McLean Retirement Community 

McLean Retirement Community 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860.658.3954 

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Contact Us

Senior & Social Services Department
40 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

Phone:      (860) 693-5811
Fax:          (860) 693-5835

Tonoa Jackson - By Appointment Only
Senior & Social Services Director 

Rebecca Briggs
Administrative Assistant to the Director

Kara McConville
Senior Center Coordinator 

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The agent, Tonoa Jackson, currently represents the State of Connecticut Department of Aging and is the person to contact for any senior-related question, problem or concern.

Notary services available by appointment only.
Office Hours
Monday - Friday      8am - 3:00pm
The Senior & Social Services Office is located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019