FAIRFIELD — A new patio is planned at the town’s senior center, with help from the center’s namesake benefactor, Fairfield-based Bigelow Tea.

The 10-by15-foot patio, which will be built as an extension of the walkway between the gazebo and front entrance, will be used for outdoor seatings for events like picnics and concerts.

The patio is made possible, in part, by a donation from the annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge, the company’s annual fundraising races in September.

Cindi Bigelow, the president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, said in a statement announcing the donation, “Working to help provide a cheerful environment and variety of programs has always had special meaning to me. The new patio promises to further expand the services that our seniors have come to enjoy.”

Future plans include landscaping around the patio area and a paver walkway that will include a memorial “donate-a-brick” feature.

To learn more about Bigelow Center for Senior Activities and its programs, visit www.fairfieldct.org/bigelowcenter .