Things You Should Know

Stern Village is “The Jewel of Trumbull”, surrounded by woods, in a serene, park-like setting. Summertime Lounging June 17, 2015

-Stern Village is run by a Board of Commissioners, appointed by the First Selectman of Trumbull. This group of five dedicated volunteers works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the well-being of the residents and overall facilities. Board meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month in the Community Room.

-There are 4 apartments to a quad or building. Most of our buildings are non-smoking.

-There are 3 laundry rooms for your convenience and clotheslines for each quad or building. Stern Village residents are not allowed to use the Congregate laundry rooms.

-Garbage and trash receptacles are located outside your building.

-A beauty salon is located in the village.

-Applications for Stern Center-Congregate are available all year long.

-Applications for Stern Village are NOT available at this time.

-The Village has a generator in the community room and the THA & Executive Director have implemented town-approved Emergency Management Plans, enabling our community room to serve as a shelter and command post in the event of a weather-related emergency, such as experienced with Hurricane Sandy.

-A Stern Village Neighborhood Watch, comprised of resident volunteers, patrol Stern Village to help ensure safety.

-Parking at Stern Village is for residents and visitors only. There is no assigned parking. Residents MUST have a THA sticker in their car window and their registration must be current. Cars illegally parked will be towed at owner’s expense.

-Visitors MUST park by the Congregate.


-The Senior Center currently provides transportation to Members age 55 and older (disabled and seniors) with rides for medical appointments and shopping. Senior Center Membership Applications can be obtained in the Community Room and at the Congregate. Reservations are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Reservations should be made in advance by calling Ashley Grace at 203-452-5137.

-Click here for all types of transportation including residents with disabilities. Also, if you want to buy a Metro Taxi card, they will match amounts from $25 and up, i.e., if you buy a $25 card they will give you a $50 card.

-Our Community Room is alive with many activities. We have knitting clubs, card clubs for Bridge & Pinochle and Bingo is held once a week. Residents play pool, borrow books from the Stern Village library, use the exercise equipment, watch their favorite shows on a 60″ TV, or play the piano. The residents enjoy Friday Night Movie Night, Holiday or Themed Parties, Game Night, Presentations, and Lots More!

-The community room has a snack machine that is stocked and serviced. It is not the THA’s property, and the THA is not responsible for monies lost. The machine can only take exact amounts, either with dollars or coins; it cannot give back change!

-“Tuesday’s Tea with Harriet” is held each month with the residents. These “Teas” are a great way for our Executive Director, Harriet Polansky to provide updates and keep the residents informed. Guest speakers have included T.R. Rowe our town’s Probate Judge, who discussed the importance of having a will ; Scott Hazelwood discussed fall prevention; Joe Lucella, Director of EMS, discussed emergency management for Stern Village; Coleen Figliuzzi, Director of Nursing discussed dementia; Mark Mancini, Manager of Stop & Shop explained how to make smart and economical food choices.

-Our newsletter, The Stern Village Voice, is provided to each resident on a monthly basis.

-Our expert maintenance staff is available during the day and they are on-call for emergencies. Residents in need of maintenance must contact the office and a work order will be created in order to meet your maintenance needs. Unless there is an emergency, all maintenance issues will be done via a work order.

-We strive to Build Community Partnerships. Several of Trumbull’s organizations have been active in Stern Village. These groups include but are not limited to: The Trumbull Rotary Club, The Boy Scouts, The Girl Scouts, The Trumbull Library, Long Hill Garden Club, and others. Individuals from these organizations have volunteered their time and energy to visit and help our residents, create and implement a beautification project for our Community Room, or donated much-needed equipment. We are thankful for their support and we are always seeking to build community partnerships.

Enjoy Congregate Living at Stern Village

-If you are 62+ years old and have periodic or temporary difficulties with daily living, The Congregate at Stern Village could be right for you!

-The Congregate is not assisted living, nor is it a nursing home.

-Applicants for the Congregate cannot earn more than $46,000 per year.anicedayforastroll72415

Discover Congregate Living

Daisy TorresjpgDaisy Torres, Congregate Manager

Join our caring, fun-loving and active community of 36 congregants. Reside in a roomy efficiency apartment, with lots of closet space. Several amenities are included! You will receive 1 full-course meal prepared by our renowned Chef. Meals are served daily at Noon. Apartments are cleaned weekly and there is an office attendant, 24/7. Enjoy several weekly activities, wellness programs, entertainment, and lots more! Eligible residents receive assistance from the DOH.

Interested? Please contact Daisy Torres, Congregate Manager,  at 203-261-5740, extension 2, or for more information.

Madeline Smerglinolo 1943- 2016 

Our Congregate Manager, Madeline Smerglinolo, passed away in March 2016. She spent over 20 years caring for the residents of Stern Center – Congregate. She was adored by the residents, caregivers, and staff. Madeline touched everyone with simple kindness. She inspired and provided guidance to many individuals. Madeline was truly a remarkable woman and we will miss her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. 

If you are interested in volunteering at Stern Village, please contact Harriet at

-Click here for the: THA Animal Policy – 12 16 13

-Servicing Washers & Dryers: MAC-Gray 1-800-622-4729

-Hair Salon – located inside one of our laundry room buildings.
Hair cut $11 & dye $5. Sheila – Tues & Wed 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Betty Fridays by appointment only


-Meals On Wheels – CW Resources – please contact Laura Palmieri at 203-332-3264

-Trumbull Senior Center – Michelle Jakob, Director – 203-452-5199

-Trumbull Social Services — Jennifer Hofford Gillis, B.A. — 203-452-5198

-Trumbull Library – Homebound Services–203-452-5197 or click here

-Commission For The Elderly – Gary Raytar-203-400-8178


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