Clelian Adult Day Center

261 Benham Street

Hamden, CT 06514


Fax 203-288-0551

Providing compassionate medical and dementia care to older adults and their families since 1988.

A ministry of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Clelian Adult Day Center, is certified as a medical model Adult Day Center by the CT. State Department of Social Services. We are members of the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Centers (CAADC) and the Alzheimer’s Association of America.

Our Mission Statement:

In the spirit of Mother Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the staff and volunteers of Clelian Adult Day 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 recreational programs are designed to enhance the quality of life of each of our clients.  Clelian Center is a place where every person, young or old, is valued as a unique individual.


Our clinical staff consists of a registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS). The staff-to-client ratio is one to seven. We also have volunteers and Sr. Companions from the Agency on Aging that give one on one care to our clients.


The Center is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays. A flexible schedule can be made to meet the needs of clients and caregivers.


We have an established daily fee. Funding is also available through the Agency on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association.

Clelian Center’s Services:

Medical, Health & Wellness

  • Medication management

  • Social Service -coordination & communication with other medical providers

  • Individualized Care Plans

  • Breakfast, heart healthy lunch made fresh on site by our Chef & afternoon snack served daily

Therapeutic Recreation

  • Education & Cultural Programs

  • Music & Dance Therapy & Musical Entertainment

  • Art Therapy & Crafts

  • Pet Therapy

  • Horticultural Therapy

  • Yoga & Exercise Therapy

 Supportive Services

  • Podiatry Services

  • Bathing

  • Beautician

  • Evening Monthly Support Group


  • Included in our fee and within the Greater New Haven area, scheduled by our transportation coordinator with Greater New Haven My Ride.

Benefits of Clelian Center:


  • Early detection & treatmentof health issues by Nursing staff

  • Engaging in activities & making friendships

  • Ability to live at home longer

  • Decrease in stress, loneliness & depression

  • Promote maximum level of functioning and independence

  • Improved quality of life


  • Peace of mind knowing your loved one is safe and happy

  • Decreased stress

  • Care Management Services 

  • Ongoing caregiver support & resources

  • Improved quality of life for you & your family

  • Monthly Family Open House to encourage family interaction

  • Respite Care

  • Spiritual Support


Caring for a loved one can be a challenging and stressful journey for the family, but also a rewarding one.

The more information you have, the better you can care for and support your loved one.

Clelian Adult Day Center can help!

 When a nursing home is too much and a senior center is too little,

the Clelian Adult Day Center is the perfect place to be.

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000