Art, Entertainment, Leisure
Founders Hall is dedicated to providing a diverse program of social, educational and physical fitness programs for today’s active seniors in a warm, fun and stimulating atmosphere.
How to Join
Simply stop by Founders Hall any weekday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. You’ll take a tour and fill out a few membership forms. That’s it! You can join Founders Hall if: You or your spouse is 60 or older, and You live in Ridgefield, CT, or
You live in a surrounding area town (in Connecticut or New York) that does not have its own full-time senior center. The Founders Hall Foundation requires that 75% of our members be Ridgefield residents. So, while there is no wait for Ridgefield residents, there is often a waiting list for non-Ridgefield residents.
Cost: Membership is free; classes and events have just nominal fees. This is possible because of the generosity of members, civic-minded corporations, foundations and people like you. We expect that all of our members will become donors when they join.
Our specialties include Custom Conservation Framing for original prints, lithographs, photos, canvasses, sports memorabilia, collectibles, mirrors and much more. Premade frames, mats and glass cut while you wait
Repairs and restorations
About the Skate Park:
Built in 1998 as a result of a grassroots effort to provide a safe and fun place for local skaters to congregate, the skate park was named in memory of a local teen who passed away a couple of weeks after the park’s opening. The skate park follows the Ridgefield public school schedule. We open at noon on school holidays and closings.
KERRY ANNE DUCEY founded Ridgefield’s Talk of the Town in 2009, a small blog that showcased local happenings and stories in Ridgefield, CT. In 2011, Kerry Anne decided to share the popular and successful “Talk Of The Town” online news model with other towns and founded HamletHub LLC, a network of hyperlocal news sites. Talented editors presently manage HamletHub sites in CT and Westchester, NY.
In 2012 & 2013 HamletHub won a prestigious Connecticut Press Club Award for original journalism on the Web. In 2014, CT Press Club awarded HamletHub “Best Website” award.