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33 Caregivers, Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities
44 Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse Mortgages
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47 Cemeteries and Funeral Homes
ARTICLES
8 COVER STORY: Houses With Many Stories . . .
Some historic residences in Upper Fairfield County
14 ABLE Accounts
16 Keep an Eye on Your Purse!
18 Variable Medicare Premiums
19 Ask the Senior GO TO Guide Advisor
20 Guide to Rehabilitation Service Providers
22 Retirement Life: Rent or Own?
23 Social Security in 2017
24 Preserving Family Memories: Linking Past, Present and Future
34 Area Hospitals and Their Services for Seniors
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Fairfield: David Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road
If this classic saltbox-style house, with a massive central
chimney, could talk, it first would probably tell a happy tale of its
construction in 1750 at the time of the marriage of its owner, David
Ogden, from a prominent Fairfield family, to Jane Sturges. It then
would likely tell a tale of survival from dark days. Architectural
historians see the house today as an “exceptional survivor” of a
typical mid-18th-century Connecticut farmhouse. Historians of
Fairfield go on to note that the house was one of the lucky few
to survive the 1779 British raid on the town during the American
Revolution. The British burned down more than 80 homes and over
100 other buildings. They missed this house, however, and it was
home to the Ogden family for the next 125 years, Eventually, it was
donated to the Fairfield Historical Society, which has furnished it
appropriately for the colonial era and operates it as a museum, with
an 18th-century-style kitchen garden behind the house. Open: Sun.,
June-Sept., 1-4 p.m. Admission: $0-$5. Info: 203-259-1598.
Bridgeport: Wheeler House, 266 Brewster Street
This colonial house in the Black Rock Historic
District of Bridgeport could boast about being
the fourth-oldest house in Connecticut. Its core
was built by Thomas Wheeler, Sr., Bridgeport’s
first white settler, in 1644 as a 1½-story house
and enlarged to its current size in 1680. Further
changes were made in the early 18th century by
John Wheeler, a wealthy merchant and legislator,
who helped develop the Black Rock area as an
important trading settlement.
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any people have a great interest in history—that of their own
families, of course, but also local, state, regional, national and
even world history. Fairfield County is an area rich in historic
places. Currently, there are over 280 properties and districts listed on the
National Registers of Historic Places for the county. Let’s take a “look at” just
seven of those places—in a swing from Fairfield to Stratford to Shelton to
Easton—and a “listen to” the stories that they might tell, if houses could talk.
Houses with many stories ...
Some historic residences in Upper Fairfield County
Continued on page 10
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Cover story photo credits can be found on page 66.
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Trumbull: Ephraim Hawley House,
2944 Nichols Avenue
(Front view on front cover; rear view here.)
If this house could talk, it might boast of
many things. One would be the fact that,
constructed in the late 17th century, it
is the oldest house extant in the historic
area of Trumbull known as Nichols. The
Nichols Farms Historic District there cur-
rently has 81 buildings. Ephraim Hawley,
who built the house, was one of the first
settlers to arrive in the area. The extended
Hawley family over the years became
prominent in Connecticut political, mili-
tary and business affairs. The house could
also brag about its architectural evolution
from “Cape Cod cottage” style through
three additions that made it into a classic
saltbox-style farmhouse. Many original
architectural details remain preserved in
the privately owned home. The house
could also point out the unique fact that it
has been located in four different named
townships in its history but has never been
moved from its original location. Shifting
boundaries make up that story.
Stratford: Captain David Judson House, 967 Academy Hill Road
This house in the Georgian style was mostly constructed in 1723, but it was built
on the stone foundation and incorporates the huge central stone chimney of the
original house built on the site by David Judson’s great-grandfather in 1639. The
1639 date would give the house bragging rights to the title of second-oldest house
in Connecticut. It could also brag about its “broken scroll” pediment entryway,
which is one of the finest in the state. Bragging, however, would be replaced
by sadness over the fact that
the house’s cellar was used
as slave quarters in the 18th
century. The house remained in
the Judson family until 1888.
In 1920 it was willed to the
Stratford Historical Society,
which has furnished it with
notable period pieces. Located
in the Stratford Center Historic
District, the Judson House is
operated in conjunction with
the office, research library and
Catherine B. Mitchell Museum
of the Stratford Historical Society. House and Museum tour hours: June-Sept.,
Wed. and Sun., noon-4 p.m.; Oct., Sun., noon-4 p.m. Society and Museum office
hours: Tues. and Thurs., year-round, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Info: 203-378-0630.
Shelton: Brownson House,
70 Ripton Road
The Shelton Historical Society says
that the Brownson House “while
not the oldest in the city nor the
fanciest, nevertheless has a story
worth telling.” The house and the
other structures on its site—a farm
barn, a carriage barn, a one-room
schoolhouse, a corncrib and even
an outhouse!—were saved by the
Society from destruction, moved
from their traditional sites to the
current site, and developed into the
Shelton History Center. The Center’s
collections and programs trace
Shelton’s evolution over the years
from its early European settlement
through its agricultural period
and into the industrial 20th
century. The house itself is a two-
story structure built in the 1820s
and incorporates both Federal
and Greek Revival elements. The
house eventually was acquired
by Harry Booth Brownson, who
married Gertrude Buckingham
in 1904. Making their living as
farmers, the couple lived in the house
for over 60 years. The Historical
Society aims to present the house as
it would have been during the early
years of the marriage of Harry and
Gertrude. Storm damage in 2015
caused the house itself to be closed
for repairs, but the Society expects
to reopen it to the public in 2017.
In the meantime, appointments can
be made to use library resources
at the site and to view the other
structures. For information: U.S.
Mail: P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT
06484; Phone: 203-925-1803; E-mail:
shcdirector@gmail.com; Web: www.
sheltonhistoricalsociety.org
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Houses with many stories . . .
Continued from page 8.
Cover story photo credits can be found on page 66.
Trumbull: Ephraim Hawley House,
2944 Nichols Avenue
(Front view on front cover; rear view here.)
If this house could talk, it might boast of
many things. One would be the fact that,
constructed in the late 17th century, it
is the oldest house extant in the historic
area of Trumbull known as Nichols. The
Nichols Farms Historic District there cur-
rently has 81 buildings. Ephraim Hawley,
who built the house, was one of the first
settlers to arrive in the area. The extended
Hawley family over the years became
prominent in Connecticut political, mili-
tary and business affairs. The house could
also brag about its architectural evolution
from “Cape Cod cottage” style through
three additions that made it into a classic
saltbox-style farmhouse. Many original
architectural details remain preserved in
the privately owned home. The house
could also point out the unique fact that it
has been located in four different named
townships in its history but has never been
moved from its original location. Shifting
boundaries make up that story.
Stratford: Captain David Judson House, 967 Academy Hill Road
This house in the Georgian style was mostly constructed in 1723, but it was built
on the stone foundation and incorporates the huge central stone chimney of the
original house built on the site by David Judson’s great-grandfather in 1639. The
1639 date would give the house bragging rights to the title of second-oldest house
in Connecticut. It could also brag about its “broken scroll” pediment entryway,
which is one of the finest in the state. Bragging, however, would be replaced
by sadness over the fact that
the house’s cellar was used
as slave quarters in the 18th
century. The house remained in
the Judson family until 1888.
In 1920 it was willed to the
Stratford Historical Society,
which has furnished it with
notable period pieces. Located
in the Stratford Center Historic
District, the Judson House is
operated in conjunction with
the office, research library and
Catherine B. Mitchell Museum
of the Stratford Historical Society. House and Museum tour hours: June-Sept.,
Wed. and Sun., noon-4 p.m.; Oct., Sun., noon-4 p.m. Society and Museum office
hours: Tues. and Thurs., year-round, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Info: 203-378-0630.
Shelton: Brownson House,
70 Ripton Road
The Shelton Historical Society says
that the Brownson House “while
not the oldest in the city nor the
fanciest, nevertheless has a story
worth telling.” The house and the
other structures on its site—a farm
barn, a carriage barn, a one-room
schoolhouse, a corncrib and even
an outhouse!—were saved by the
Society from destruction, moved
from their traditional sites to the
current site, and developed into the
Shelton History Center. The Center’s
collections and programs trace
Shelton’s evolution over the years
from its early European settlement
through its agricultural period
and into the industrial 20th
century. The house itself is a two-
story structure built in the 1820s
and incorporates both Federal
and Greek Revival elements. The
house eventually was acquired
by Harry Booth Brownson, who
married Gertrude Buckingham
in 1904. Making their living as
farmers, the couple lived in the house
for over 60 years. The Historical
Society aims to present the house as
it would have been during the early
years of the marriage of Harry and
Gertrude. Storm damage in 2015
caused the house itself to be closed
for repairs, but the Society expects
to reopen it to the public in 2017.
In the meantime, appointments can
be made to use library resources
at the site and to view the other
structures. For information: U.S.
Mail: P.O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT
06484; Phone: 203-925-1803; E-mail:
shcdirector@gmail.com; Web: www.
sheltonhistoricalsociety.org
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Easton: Ida Tarbell House, 320 Valley Road
Twin Oaks, a simple farmhouse, dating from
1790, in the bucolic Easton Corners section
could relate a history of a historian. The house
was the home of Ida M. Tarbell from 1906 to her
death in 1944. Tarbell, born in 1857, was one
of the most significant figures ever in American
journalism. Her articles on monopolistic
practices, collected in her 1904 book The History
of the Standard Oil Company, were enormously
popular and influential. Dubbed a “muckraker”
at the time, her extensive research and accurate
reportage have led her to be considered a pioneer
of investigative journalism. While living in
Easton, however, she loved the roles of farmer,
home improver and provider for her extended
family, though she never married. The couple
who have owned Twin Oaks for the past 30 years
or so report that the house has many seemingly
mysterious or quirky features dating from
Tarbell’s time—but these features usually,
upon investigation, have turned out to be
quite utilitarian.
Monroe: Daniel Basset House, 1024 Monroe Turnpike
The Daniel Basset House could tell a tale of marching
feet—and dancing feet; feet that helped to win American
independence. Built in 1775, the house was constructed not
long before the passage in 1781 of French troops through the
rolling hills of Monroe on their 680-mile-long march from
their landing point in Rhode Island to join Washington’s
forces in Virginia for the decisive siege of Yorktown. Tradition
holds that a ball was held in the spacious house’s second floor
to honor the French troops. Today the privately owned home
(of a local historian) retains much of its original impressive
appearance, though the decoration around the entrance dates
from the early 19th century.
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Houses . . . Continued from page 11
Cover story photo credits can be found on page 66.
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The startled shopper became even
more startled when a police officer
suddenly appeared. The officer
explained what was going on. It was
a Purse Patrol, and the pleasant-
looking woman who had brushed
by was Angela DeLeon, Senior
Community Relations and Crime
Prevention Specialist from People’s
United Bank, and it was she who had
placed the sticker on the purse, just
one of many stickers that she would
place that day.
On the Purse Patrol that day, after
DeLeon had tagged distracted
shoppers’ purses, handbags or
wallets, simulating the time that
it would take for a thief to do
T
he shopper peered intently at
the goods on the supermarket
shelf, trying to decide which
brand was the best bargain. As she
pondered her decision, a pleasant-
looking woman quickly and quietly
brushed by her and continued
down the aisle, brushing past other
shoppers. The pondering shopper
picked a product and turned to
push her cart, which held her purse,
on to other areas of the store. But
something caught her eye. It was a
sticker on her purse that read:
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PURSE!
Shelton Police Department Crime Prevention Officer David Eldridge discusses with a
shopper at Stop and Shop ways to protect a pocketbook from would-be thieves.
victim can expect to spend $500
and 30 hours resolving each identity
theft crime.
In the store of the pondering
shopper, also in Fairfield County,
a tagged shopper mused: “I was
close to my purse, but now I’ll be
more aware.” As Angela DeLeon
of initiatives in addition to the
Purse Patrols.
N
For information on these initiatives as well
as the Purse Patrols, contact: Ms. Angela
DeLeon, People’s United Bank, 850 Main
Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604; 203-338-4225;
Angela.DeLeon@peoples,com.
never tires of saying: “Awareness is
key, and we all have to look out for
one another in the name of safety.”
To increase awareness and safety,
particularly with regard to senior
citizens, who are specially targeted
by thieves and scamsters, People’s
United Bank has developed a range
Angela DeLeon of People’s United Bank and Shelton
Police Chief Shawn Sequeira at a press conference on
crime prevention at Stop and Shop in Shelton.
his/her snatching, various police
officers explained the dangers of
theft in and around stores and gave
tips to shoppers on how to avoid
becoming a victim. Many shoppers
had thought that they already were
taking sufficient precautions. For
example, during a Purse Patrol
in one Fairfield County store, a
shopper told a reporter: “I try to
keep an eye on my bag, I really do.”
But looking at the sticker on her
purse, she added: “I guess something
can happen really fast.” About such
statements, DeLeon comments:
“You’ll see how quickly we can tag
a purse, and how quickly I could
really take the purse and go.”
Many People’s United Bank
branches are located in Stop and
Shop markets, and the chain often
partners with the bank in organizing
Purse Patrols. As Cindy Carrasquilla,
Stop and Shop’s Manager of Public
Relations and Community Relations
for the New York Metro Area, has
said: “It’s easy for people to get
distracted while shopping, especially
during the busy holidays. But we
make public safety a top priority,
and there are things you can do to
make the job of a would-be thief a
little more difficult . . . .”
DeLeon and police officers point
out that the greatest danger in the
snatching of purses, handbags or
wallets is not necessarily in the loss
of cash or car or house keys but
in identity theft. According to the
Federal Trade Commission,
19 people become victims of identity
theft every minute, and the average
Angela DeLeon has some tips for shoppers about how
to save money, not by finding bargains in a store but
by making sure that, while you are in a store, no one
steals your money—or your identity.
BE A SAVVY—AND SAFE—SHOPPER
Be aware of your surroundings at all times and anyone
invading your “personal space.”
When paying at the register with a debit card, cover
the PIN pad to prevent anyone from seeing your PIN
number. Also, never pick a PIN number that correlates to
your personal information—such as a birth date, address,
or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
When standing at the checkout register, do not “flash
cash” by opening your wallet wide and revealing your
money or credit cards.
If carrying a purse, be sure to keep it zipped closed and
never leave it unattended in the shopping cart. You can
attach your purse to the cart using the child safety strap
and buckling that strap to the cart, for added safety.
If wearing a coat with large pockets, put your ID, money,
debit or credit card, and keys in those pockets that are
not easily accessible by others.
When putting your purchases in your car, first put your
purse in an obscure place in the vehicle so that while
you are unloading your grocery cart, your purse cannot
be stolen.
If your purse or wallet is stolen, immediately alert store
security and contact police. If your keys are also stolen,
check the parking lot to see if your car is missing. If your
house keys are stolen, notify a neighbor to watch your
house, alert police, and have your locks changed as
soon as possible.
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The startled shopper became even
more startled when a police officer
suddenly appeared. The officer
explained what was going on. It was
a Purse Patrol, and the pleasant-
looking woman who had brushed
by was Angela DeLeon, Senior
Community Relations and Crime
Prevention Specialist from People’s
United Bank, and it was she who had
placed the sticker on the purse, just
one of many stickers that she would
place that day.
On the Purse Patrol that day, after
DeLeon had tagged distracted
shoppers’ purses, handbags or
wallets, simulating the time that
it would take for a thief to do
T
he shopper peered intently at
the goods on the supermarket
shelf, trying to decide which
brand was the best bargain. As she
pondered her decision, a pleasant-
looking woman quickly and quietly
brushed by her and continued
down the aisle, brushing past other
shoppers. The pondering shopper
picked a product and turned to
push her cart, which held her purse,
on to other areas of the store. But
something caught her eye. It was a
sticker on her purse that read:
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PURSE!
Shelton Police Department Crime Prevention Officer David Eldridge discusses with a
shopper at Stop and Shop ways to protect a pocketbook from would-be thieves.
victim can expect to spend $500
and 30 hours resolving each identity
theft crime.
In the store of the pondering
shopper, also in Fairfield County,
a tagged shopper mused: “I was
close to my purse, but now I’ll be
more aware.” As Angela DeLeon
of initiatives in addition to the
Purse Patrols.
N
For information on these initiatives as well
as the Purse Patrols, contact: Ms. Angela
DeLeon, People’s United Bank, 850 Main
Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604; 203-338-4225;
Angela.DeLeon@peoples,com.
never tires of saying: “Awareness is
key, and we all have to look out for
one another in the name of safety.”
To increase awareness and safety,
particularly with regard to senior
citizens, who are specially targeted
by thieves and scamsters, People’s
United Bank has developed a range
Angela DeLeon of People’s United Bank and Shelton
Police Chief Shawn Sequeira at a press conference on
crime prevention at Stop and Shop in Shelton.
his/her snatching, various police
officers explained the dangers of
theft in and around stores and gave
tips to shoppers on how to avoid
becoming a victim. Many shoppers
had thought that they already were
taking sufficient precautions. For
example, during a Purse Patrol
in one Fairfield County store, a
shopper told a reporter: “I try to
keep an eye on my bag, I really do.”
But looking at the sticker on her
purse, she added: “I guess something
can happen really fast.” About such
statements, DeLeon comments:
“You’ll see how quickly we can tag
a purse, and how quickly I could
really take the purse and go.”
Many People’s United Bank
branches are located in Stop and
Shop markets, and the chain often
partners with the bank in organizing
Purse Patrols. As Cindy Carrasquilla,
Stop and Shop’s Manager of Public
Relations and Community Relations
for the New York Metro Area, has
said: “It’s easy for people to get
distracted while shopping, especially
during the busy holidays. But we
make public safety a top priority,
and there are things you can do to
make the job of a would-be thief a
little more difficult . . . .”
DeLeon and police officers point
out that the greatest danger in the
snatching of purses, handbags or
wallets is not necessarily in the loss
of cash or car or house keys but
in identity theft. According to the
Federal Trade Commission,
19 people become victims of identity
theft every minute, and the average
Angela DeLeon has some tips for shoppers about how
to save money, not by finding bargains in a store but
by making sure that, while you are in a store, no one
steals your money—or your identity.
BE A SAVVY—AND SAFE—SHOPPER
Be aware of your surroundings at all times and anyone
invading your “personal space.”
When paying at the register with a debit card, cover
the PIN pad to prevent anyone from seeing your PIN
number. Also, never pick a PIN number that correlates to
your personal information—such as a birth date, address,
or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
When standing at the checkout register, do not “flash
cash” by opening your wallet wide and revealing your
money or credit cards.
If carrying a purse, be sure to keep it zipped closed and
never leave it unattended in the shopping cart. You can
attach your purse to the cart using the child safety strap
and buckling that strap to the cart, for added safety.
If wearing a coat with large pockets, put your ID, money,
debit or credit card, and keys in those pockets that are
not easily accessible by others.
When putting your purchases in your car, first put your
purse in an obscure place in the vehicle so that while
you are unloading your grocery cart, your purse cannot
be stolen.
If your purse or wallet is stolen, immediately alert store
security and contact police. If your keys are also stolen,
check the parking lot to see if your car is missing. If your
house keys are stolen, notify a neighbor to watch your
house, alert police, and have your locks changed as
soon as possible.
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Variable Medicare Premiums by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
B
eginning
in 2007,
the amount
that a retiree
must pay for
Medicare Part
B had a new
component put
into the mix: adjusted gross
income (AGI). Higher-income
retirees began paying more, and
the highest-income retirees had
to pay more than double for the
same coverage. Similar rules began
to apply to Medicare Part D in
2011. The table here spells out the
dollars for 2017.
Technically, these extra payments
are not taxes. They are premium
adjustments. But the way that
they work, a single dollar of extra
income can result in hundreds,
even thousands, of extra dollars
in payments. Accordingly, retirees
who are near the boundaries for
extra premium payments have an
extra incentive to do careful
tax planning.
However, there is an additional
twist. The premium adjustments
are based upon AGI from two years
earlier. So, for 2017 the premium
adjustments depend upon
2015 AGI.
Take control
Retirees have a number of choices
to make in taking control of their
AGI. Accelerating deductions,
however, is not among them,
because deductions are on the
path from AGI to taxable income,
and come into the picture after AGI
has been set. Ideas that may work
include:
investing more in growth stocks
that do not pay dividends;
choosing more tax-efficient mutual
funds;
bunching distributions from
401(k) or 403(b) distributions;
realizing capital losses;
bunching stock sales;
selling higher-basis assets to
minimize gains;
making intra-family gifts of
income-producing assets;
making qualified charitable
distributions from an IRA.
Higher stakes
Tax planning done for 2017 will
affect the 2019 excess Medicare
premiums. Starting in 2018, the
higher premiums are scheduled
to kick in at even lower levels of
income. The threshold for the third
bracket will fall to $133,500. The top
bracket will start at $160,000, 25%
below today’s threshold.
Lawmakers may have thought that
a retiree with $160,000 of income
doesn’t “need” that $4,000 or so of
excess premiums. But for someone
near that boundary line, a slight shift
in income can make a meaningful
difference to after-tax capital.
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MONTHLY MEDICARE PREMIUMS FOR 2017
The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium in 2017 is $134.
Those with higher incomes must pay the standard amount plus the
amounts indicated in the table below. For married couples filing jointly,
the income threshold is doubled. In 2017 the maximum additional
premiums for Part B and Part D are $4,449.60 for singles, and
$8,899.20 for married couples.
Medicare premiums (monthly)
Modified AGI
Additional
Part B pre-
mium
Additional
Part D
premium
Total Annual
$85,000 or less $0 $0 $0 $0
$85,000 to $107,000 $53.50 $13.30 $66.80 $801.60
$107,000 to
$160,000
$133.90 $34.20 $168.10 $2,017.20
$160,000 to
$214,000
$214.30 $55.20 $269.50 $3,234.00
Over $214,000 $294.60 $76.20 $370.80 $4,449.60
Source:
https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/costs-at-a-glance/costs-at-glance.html
; M.A. Co.
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What is “decluttering” and why do it?
Decluttering is a health and safety
activity that has two parts. The first
focuses on getting rid of objects
(clothing, papers, furniture, etc.,
etc.) that no longer serve a good
purpose in your life—clutter. The
second focuses on creating a system
of personal organization that is
easy to maintain and guards against
accumulating things that are neither
necessary nor nourishing (physically
or psychologically)—clutter.
Clutter drains both physical and
mental energy. It may make it hard
to get around the home and pose
slip-and-fall or fire hazards. It weighs
on the mind. Carried to the point of
compulsive hoarding, it can even kill,
as it did in 2014 to a Connecticut
woman whose jammed house
collapsed, crushing her to death.
So declutter! There are decluttering
specialists who can help you develop a
system of personal organization. One
such in Connecticut is Larry Russick
of Larry Russick Services, who has a
ten-step plan. For information, go to:
www.strivingforclarity.com.
What is the File of Life?
The File of Life consists of a
refrigerator magnet with an attached
red plastic pocket that holds a tri-fold
card on which you can record your
vital emergency information.
This voluntary program is designed to
help first responders quickly obtain in
an emergency your necessary medical
history, your support needs, and your
emergency contact information. It
could help save your life.
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Ask the Advisor
Can cell phones interfere with
implantable medical devices?
If you use a cell phone and also have
a pacemaker, cardioverter defibrillator
or other medical device implanted in
your body, there are some important
points that you should bear in mind
in order to avoid potential interference
with the device by the phone. First,
carefully read and follow all directions
from the manufacturer of the device,
and if you have any questions about
using your phone with it, consult
your health care provider. In any
case, always keep the phone more
than six inches from the implantable
device when the phone is turned
on, and use the ear opposite the
device to minimize the potential for
interference. Never carry the phone in
a breast pocket, and immediately turn
it off if there is any reason whatsoever
to suspect that interference is taking
place. For more information on this
subject, contact the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration at www.fda.gov.
A friend mentioned that I could save
money on prescriptions by using
coupons. Is this true? And where do
I get the coupons?
Manufacturer’s coupons are a
good way to save on prescription
medications. If you have been
prescribed a brand-name drug, go to
the manufacturer’s Web site and see
if they offer any discount coupons.
The savings vary by manufacturer, but
many companies offer discounts for
each prescription, while others offer
a one-time coupon to cover the first
use of the medication. If you have
insurance, some of the coupons will
reduce or eliminate your co-pay.
Also check out the Web site for
Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America at www.
Pparx.org. This is the trade group
for the pharmaceutical industry, and
they have a clearing house called
the Partnership for Prescription
Assistance, which will link you to
the manufacturer of your drugs and
many different assistance programs.
Does Connecticut offer a discount
on admissions to parks for seniors?
Yes. Passes providing lifetime
free admission to all state parks
and forests (excluding camping)
are available free of charge to all
Connecticut veterans with a service-
related disability and to residents 65
and older.
The passes can be used to waive
parking fees at any state park. Access
will be permitted for the vehicle and
all passengers. The pass holder does
not have to be the driver of
the vehicle.
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• At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our
residents to help them acquire or relearn the skills
they will need to be active and live independently.
• Our experienced staff of Physical Therapists
work with each resident up to 7 days a week to
improve strength and restore function through
the use of therapeutic exercises. In addition, our
Rehabilitation Program puts special emphasis
on pain management so that each resident can
maximize his or her potential in a comfortable and
dignified manner.
• Whether recuperating from an orthopedic
procedure, a cardiac event, a CVA (stroke), or a
lengthy hospitalization, our team of therapists are
well trained to ensure each resident reaches his or
her maximum level of independence.
• Our Occupational Therapy program is aimed at
improving fine motor control, coordination, and
cognitive skills and teaches functional and self-care
skills commonly referred to as Activities of Daily
Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and
grooming.
• Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists
help our residents communicate more effectively by
using advanced techniques in oral and pharyngeal
sensorimotor training.
• Our social work and case management teams
provide continuous support to both residents and
their families to ensure a safe and appropriate
return to the community.
REHABILITATION
SHORTTERMREHAB
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
• At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our
residents to help them acquire or relearn the skills
they will need to be active and live independently.
• Our experienced staff of Physical Therapists
work with each resident up to 7 days a week to
improve strength and restore function through
the use of therapeutic exercises. In addition, our
Rehabilitation Program puts special emphasis
on pain management so that each resident can
maximize his or her potential in a comfortable and
dignified manner.
• Whether recuperating from an orthopedic
procedure, a cardiac event, a CVA (stroke), or a
lengthy hospitalization, our team of therapists are
well trained to ensure each resident reaches his or
her maximum level of independence.
• Our Occupational Therapy program is aimed at
improving fine motor control, coordination, and
cognitive skills and teaches functional and self-care
skills commonly referred to as Activities of Daily
Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and
grooming.
• Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists
help our residents communicate more effectively by
using advanced techniques in oral and pharyngeal
sensorimotor training.
• Our social work and case management teams
provide continuous support to both residents and
their families to ensure a safe and appropriate
return to the community.
REHABILITATION
SHORTTERMREHAB
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Skilled Nursing Services
Short Term Rehabilitation
Care for Individuals with Swallowing
Difficulties
Respiratory/BiPapCare
IV/PICC Line Therapy
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy
Tracheostomy Care
Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
SERVICES:
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
203.322.3428 | WWW.STAMFORDVILLA.ORG
• At The Villa you can rest assured that your loved one is
benefitting from the most advanced level of Dementia/
Alzheimers care and achieving the greatest possible
quality of life.
• Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary care approach
which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians,
Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and
Certified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level
quality of life.
• On a daily basis your loved one will partake in recreational
activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each
resident will have an individually customized plan-of-
care that will be geared to maximizing lifelong passions
and hobbies in order to restore and rejuvenate memory
and function. Our environment is home-like and secure,
leaving you with peace of mind regarding the well-being
of your loved one.
For more information please contact us at (203) 322-3428.
LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE
SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/
ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM
SPECIALTY PROGRAMS:
Short-Term Rehab
At The Villa, our sta is dedicated to working with our
residents to help them acquire or relearn the skills they
will need to be active and live independently.
Long-Term Care
Post Surgical Orthopedic Care
Hip Repair/Joint Replacement Recovery
Amputee/Prosthetic Training Program
Stroke Recovery Program
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
IV/PICC Line Therapy
Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimer’s
Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy
AMENITIES
Private Suites
Meditation Room
Pastoral Care
Flat Screen TV
Free Cable
Phone Service
Free WIFI
Family Lounge
Formal Dining Area
Bistro Menu
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Skilled Nursing Services
Short Term Rehabilitation
Care for Individuals with Swallowing
Difficulties
Respiratory/BiPapCare
IV/PICC Line Therapy
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy
Tracheostomy Care
Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
SERVICES:
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
203.322.3428 | WWW.STAMFORDVILLA.ORG
• At The Villa you can rest assured that your loved one is
benefitting from the most advanced level of Dementia/
Alzheimers care and achieving the greatest possible
quality of life.
• Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary care approach
which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians,
Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and
Certified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level
quality of life.
• On a daily basis your loved one will partake in recreational
activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each
resident will have an individually customized plan-of-
care that will be geared to maximizing lifelong passions
and hobbies in order to restore and rejuvenate memory
and function. Our environment is home-like and secure,
leaving you with peace of mind regarding the well-being
of your loved one.
For more information please contact us at (203) 322-3428.
LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE
SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/
ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM
For more information about our programs
and services, please contact us:
88 Rock Rimmon Road Stamford CT, CT 06903
203-322-3428 www.stamfordvilla.org
Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD
76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT • 203.847.5893 • ndch-sstv.org
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. has been awarded 5 stars
by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
★★★★★
A CARING
Place Between
Hospital & Home
Notre Dame
Convalescent Homes, Inc.
Sisters of Saint Thomas
of Villanova
439 Danbury Road, Route 7
Wilton, CT 06897
203.834.0199
www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue
The Jewish Home Nursing home providing long term care including Alzheimer’s and dementia care
Chaifetz Family Hospice Palliative care, pain management, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support
Home Together Adult family living and foster homes; arranges caregiver support in your home
Private Physician Practice Geriatric primary care medical services
The J Fitness Center Full service health club with pool, cardio, yoga, spinning, etc.
Assisted Living Residences
1-bedroom apartments and memory care studios for individuals and couples.
Meals, fitness center membership and access to campus activities.
Goldstein Rehabilitation Center Short term care post hospitalization
Friedman Home Care Agency Skilled nursing services, licensed nurses, therapists, companions and aides; hourly and live-in
Outpatient Therapy Physical, occupational, and speech therapy; exercise programs
Institute on Aging Geriatric assessment, care management, the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
Providing Senior Care roughout Southern Connecticut
Serving Connecticut for Over 40 Years
203-365-6400 • www.jseniors.org
Services Summary
Senior Choice at Home
®
Membership based program delivers full range of in-home
and nursing home care plus care navigation
Grasmere by the Sea
Adult Day Program
Supervised nursing, social activities, recreation, meals, personal care; transportation available
Short-term Rehabilitation
Services
Rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for
individuals recovering from surgery, illness or an
accident. Generally, those needing short-term,
in-patient rehabilitation may remain involved in
their program at a facility for as little as a couple
of days to as long as several weeks or more.
Short-term rehabilitation programs help patients
to achieve their maximum functional capacity and
get back to their homes and community in the
shortest time possible.
Physical therapy is a health care specialty
involved with evaluating, diagnosing and treating
disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The goal
of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional
independence to patients
Occupational therapy is assessment and
treatment whose goal is to recover and maintain
the daily living and work skills of people with
a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.
Occupational therapists also focus on identifying
and eliminating environmental barriers to
independence and participation in daily activities.
Speech-language pathologists work to prevent,
assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language,
social communication, cognitive-communication,
and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
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Nurturing can be a two-way street.
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care options to serve
seniors from all areas. With more than 40 years of expertise and a person-centered mission, we
recognize that personal needs can change over time, or even in an instant. That’s why it’s so important
to entrust your care to a healthcare provider that can meet your unique needs and preferences both
now in the moment, and beyond. Conveniently located in New Canaan, Waveny offers an array
of eldercare choices ranging from world-class residential options and long-term care, to overnight
respite stays, outpatient and day programs, and in-home services. Like a river, our continuum
of care flows fluidly within a single non-profit organization, without any expensive buy-in fees or
long-term commitments. Discover more by calling
203.594.5200 or visiting www.waveny.org.
BRINGING HOSPITALITY TO HEALING
PROUD TO BE RATED 4 STARS
BY THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE
& MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)
34 Midrocks Drive
Norwalk, CT 06851
AutumnLakeNorwalk.com
203-842-5700
Call to schedule a
PERSONAL TOUR!
FOR AN
Enhanced Recovery
Experience!
Choose AUTUMN LAKE
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies 7 Days a Week!
Cardiac Rehabilitation
State-of-the-Art Pulmonary Rehab
Orthopedic Aftercare
Neuromuscular Re-education
Specialized Wound Care
Peritoneal Dialysis
IV Infusion/Medication
Pain Management
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
Our comprehensive suite of
SPECIALIZED CLINICAL PROGRAMS includes:
Autumn Lake Healthcare
at Norwalk
Each facility is independently owned and operated. Autumn Lake Healthcare licenses the use of its name to Autumn Lake Healthcare Facilities.
Come
demonstrate our
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®
ANTI-GRAVITY
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At AUTUMN LAKE we focus on reducing our patients’ length of stay
via individualized care plans, minimizing hospital readmissions,
and ensuring a quicker and safer return home.
is a haven of healing and comfort where
all your clinical and personal needs are
anticipated and fulfilled. From the
dedicated patient concierge and the
24-hour nursing staff, to our stellar team
of therapists, we take pride in providing
a recovery experience that will be
remembered for the warmth we exude
and the clinical excellence we provide.
SHORT-TERM REHAB
The care
you need,
close to
home.
H H H H H
HIGHEST RATING
BY MEDICARE.
MINUTES FROM
FAMILY & FRIENDS.
Short-term rehab at
The Nathaniel Witherell is
designed to fit your life
and style. Recuperate
in a private room
and benefit from
our professional,
patient-centered
care. Therapy
is available
seven days
a week, using
state-of-the-art
equipment.
Contact George Cossifos at
203-618-4232 or gcossifos@witherell.org
70 Parsonage Road | Greenwich CT 06830
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
• At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our
residents to help them acquire or relearn the skills
they will need to be active and live independently.
• Our experienced staff of Physical Therapists
work with each resident up to 7 days a week to
improve strength and restore function through
the use of therapeutic exercises. In addition, our
Rehabilitation Program puts special emphasis
on pain management so that each resident can
maximize his or her potential in a comfortable and
dignified manner.
• Whether recuperating from an orthopedic
procedure, a cardiac event, a CVA (stroke), or a
lengthy hospitalization, our team of therapists are
well trained to ensure each resident reaches his or
her maximum level of independence.
• Our Occupational Therapy program is aimed at
improving fine motor control, coordination, and
cognitive skills and teaches functional and self-care
skills commonly referred to as Activities of Daily
Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and
grooming.
• Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists
help our residents communicate more effectively by
using advanced techniques in oral and pharyngeal
sensorimotor training.
• Our social work and case management teams
provide continuous support to both residents and
their families to ensure a safe and appropriate
return to the community.
REHABILITATION
SHORTTERMREHAB
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
• At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our
residents to help them acquire or relearn the skills
they will need to be active and live independently.
• Our experienced staff of Physical Therapists
work with each resident up to 7 days a week to
improve strength and restore function through
the use of therapeutic exercises. In addition, our
Rehabilitation Program puts special emphasis
on pain management so that each resident can
maximize his or her potential in a comfortable and
dignified manner.
• Whether recuperating from an orthopedic
procedure, a cardiac event, a CVA (stroke), or a
lengthy hospitalization, our team of therapists are
well trained to ensure each resident reaches his or
her maximum level of independence.
• Our Occupational Therapy program is aimed at
improving fine motor control, coordination, and
cognitive skills and teaches functional and self-care
skills commonly referred to as Activities of Daily
Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and
grooming.
• Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists
help our residents communicate more effectively by
using advanced techniques in oral and pharyngeal
sensorimotor training.
• Our social work and case management teams
provide continuous support to both residents and
their families to ensure a safe and appropriate
return to the community.
REHABILITATION
SHORTTERMREHAB
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Skilled Nursing Services
Short Term Rehabilitation
Care for Individuals with Swallowing
Difficulties
Respiratory/BiPapCare
IV/PICC Line Therapy
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy
Tracheostomy Care
Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
SERVICES:
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
203.322.3428 | WWW.STAMFORDVILLA.ORG
• At The Villa you can rest assured that your loved one is
benefitting from the most advanced level of Dementia/
Alzheimers care and achieving the greatest possible
quality of life.
• Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary care approach
which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians,
Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and
Certified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level
quality of life.
• On a daily basis your loved one will partake in recreational
activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each
resident will have an individually customized plan-of-
care that will be geared to maximizing lifelong passions
and hobbies in order to restore and rejuvenate memory
and function. Our environment is home-like and secure,
leaving you with peace of mind regarding the well-being
of your loved one.
For more information please contact us at (203) 322-3428.
LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE
SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/
ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM
SPECIALTY PROGRAMS:
Short-Term Rehab
At The Villa, our sta is dedicated to working with our
residents to help them acquire or relearn the skills they
will need to be active and live independently.
Long-Term Care
Post Surgical Orthopedic Care
Hip Repair/Joint Replacement Recovery
Amputee/Prosthetic Training Program
Stroke Recovery Program
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
IV/PICC Line Therapy
Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimer’s
Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy
AMENITIES
Private Suites
Meditation Room
Pastoral Care
Flat Screen TV
Free Cable
Phone Service
Free WIFI
Family Lounge
Formal Dining Area
Bistro Menu
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Skilled Nursing Services
Short Term Rehabilitation
Care for Individuals with Swallowing
Difficulties
Respiratory/BiPapCare
IV/PICC Line Therapy
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy
Tracheostomy Care
Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
SERVICES:
THE VILLA AT STAMFORD
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare
203.322.3428 | WWW.STAMFORDVILLA.ORG
• At The Villa you can rest assured that your loved one is
benefitting from the most advanced level of Dementia/
Alzheimers care and achieving the greatest possible
quality of life.
• Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary care approach
which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians,
Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and
Certified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level
quality of life.
• On a daily basis your loved one will partake in recreational
activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each
resident will have an individually customized plan-of-
care that will be geared to maximizing lifelong passions
and hobbies in order to restore and rejuvenate memory
and function. Our environment is home-like and secure,
leaving you with peace of mind regarding the well-being
of your loved one.
For more information please contact us at (203) 322-3428.
LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE
SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/
ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM
For more information about our programs
and services, please contact us:
88 Rock Rimmon Road Stamford CT, CT 06903
203-322-3428 www.stamfordvilla.org
Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD
76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT • 203.847.5893 • ndch-sstv.org
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. has been awarded 5 stars
by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
★★★★★
A CARING
Place Between
Hospital & Home
Notre Dame
Convalescent Homes, Inc.
Sisters of Saint Thomas
of Villanova
439 Danbury Road, Route 7
Wilton, CT 06897
203.834.0199
www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue
The Jewish Home Nursing home providing long term care including Alzheimer’s and dementia care
Chaifetz Family Hospice Palliative care, pain management, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support
Home Together Adult family living and foster homes; arranges caregiver support in your home
Private Physician Practice Geriatric primary care medical services
The J Fitness Center Full service health club with pool, cardio, yoga, spinning, etc.
Assisted Living Residences
1-bedroom apartments and memory care studios for individuals and couples.
Meals, fitness center membership and access to campus activities.
Goldstein Rehabilitation Center Short term care post hospitalization
Friedman Home Care Agency Skilled nursing services, licensed nurses, therapists, companions and aides; hourly and live-in
Outpatient Therapy Physical, occupational, and speech therapy; exercise programs
Institute on Aging Geriatric assessment, care management, the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
Providing Senior Care roughout Southern Connecticut
Serving Connecticut for Over 40 Years
203-365-6400 • www.jseniors.org
Services Summary
Senior Choice at Home
®
Membership based program delivers full range of in-home
and nursing home care plus care navigation
Grasmere by the Sea
Adult Day Program
Supervised nursing, social activities, recreation, meals, personal care; transportation available
Short-term Rehabilitation
Services
Rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for
individuals recovering from surgery, illness or an
accident. Generally, those needing short-term,
in-patient rehabilitation may remain involved in
their program at a facility for as little as a couple
of days to as long as several weeks or more.
Short-term rehabilitation programs help patients
to achieve their maximum functional capacity and
get back to their homes and community in the
shortest time possible.
Physical therapy is a health care specialty
involved with evaluating, diagnosing and treating
disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The goal
of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional
independence to patients
Occupational therapy is assessment and
treatment whose goal is to recover and maintain
the daily living and work skills of people with
a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.
Occupational therapists also focus on identifying
and eliminating environmental barriers to
independence and participation in daily activities.
Speech-language pathologists work to prevent,
assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language,
social communication, cognitive-communication,
and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Social Security in 2017
Automatic cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) were created for Social Security benefits in 1975.
The COLA for 2017 is 0.3%. Here are the basic Social Security numbers in 2017 for your reference.
Tax rate for employees 7.65%
Tax rate for self-employed 15.30%
Maximum earnings taxable
Social Security wage base $127,200
Medicare wage base no limit
Retirement earnings test exempt amounts
Under full retirement age $16,920
($1 in benefits is withheld for every $2 in earnings above the limit.)
For the year in which full retirement age is reached $44,880
($1 in benefits is withheld for every $3 in earnings above the limit,
but only for months prior to reaching full retirement age.)
After full retirement age is reached no limit
Taxation of Social Security benefits
Singles with a “provisional income”*
below $25,000 no tax on benefits
from $25,000 to $34,000 tax on 50% of benefits
over $34,000 tax on up to 85% of benefits
Marrieds filing a joint return with a “provisional income”*
below $32,000 no tax on benefits
from $32,000 to $44,000 tax on 50% of benefits
over $44,000 pays tax on up to 85% of benefits
Maximum Social Security benefit at normal retirement age $2,687
*The IRS defines “provisional income” as your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) plus nontaxable interest plus
one-half of your Social Security benefits. (MAGI is adjusted gross income plus tax-exempt income.)
FOR
RENT
FOR
RENT
I
n 2009 the average age of a home
seller was 46. In 2015, according
to the National Association of
Realtors, it was 54. The Wall Street
Journal reports a notable increase in
the number of older renters. There
were an estimated 7.5 million renters
age 55 and older in 2005, and about
10.8 million in 2015.
Those changes are not just the
result of the continued aging of the
baby-boom generation. They are
a sign of empty nesters who are
making adjustments to their living
arrangements in anticipation of their
retirement. In some cases, they are
choosing to rent rather than own.
Unlocking the equity
For those who have not saved
enough for retirement—and even
many who have—the appreciation
in the value of one’s home may
make a welcome addition to the
nest egg. Special tax provisions for
homeowners encourage sales, as
the first $250,000 of gain is tax free
($500,000 for married couples filing
jointly, in most cases).
After a sale to allow a move to
smaller retirement quarters comes
the decision to rent or own. Renting
can be a short-term decision, as
leases generally are year to year.
Renting an apartment leaves more
money in the portfolio to earn
more income or to cover additional
retirement expenses. With a rental
the chores of lawn care, snow
removal and repairs may be taken
care of by the landlord, making
retirement living more worry free.
On the other hand, as rents rise in
the future, there is no offsetting
appreciation in the value of the
residence to provide a cushion.
Those who have unlocked their
equity need to husband some of that
gain to cover future increases in the
cost of living.
Downsizing
Some experts advise those selling
before retirement to invest their
proceeds in a smaller home that they
can own debt free, and bank the
difference. Debt free does not mean
expense free, however. One rule of
thumb suggests that taxes, insurance
and maintenance will come to 3%
of a home’s value. For a $500,000,
home that comes to $15,000
annually, or $1,250 per month.
Another important consideration
is the desire to age in place. What
renovations might be needed to
keep the residence accessible and
livable as one becomes somewhat
infirm with age? Grab bars, walk-
in tubs and doors wide enough to
accommodate wheelchairs are among
the possibilities.
In the words of the sage, “Getting
old is not for sissies.”
N
Retirement Life
Rent or Own?
by James B. Gust, Senior Editor,
Merrill Anderson Company
22
Social Security in 2017
Automatic cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) were created for Social Security benefits in 1975.
The COLA for 2017 is 0.3%. Here are the basic Social Security numbers in 2017 for your reference.
Tax rate for employees 7.65%
Tax rate for self-employed 15.30%
Maximum earnings taxable
Social Security wage base $127,200
Medicare wage base no limit
Retirement earnings test exempt amounts
Under full retirement age $16,920
($1 in benefits is withheld for every $2 in earnings above the limit.)
For the year in which full retirement age is reached $44,880
($1 in benefits is withheld for every $3 in earnings above the limit,
but only for months prior to reaching full retirement age.)
After full retirement age is reached no limit
Taxation of Social Security benefits
Singles with a “provisional income”*
below $25,000 no tax on benefits
from $25,000 to $34,000 tax on 50% of benefits
over $34,000 tax on up to 85% of benefits
Marrieds filing a joint return with a “provisional income”*
below $32,000 no tax on benefits
from $32,000 to $44,000 tax on 50% of benefits
over $44,000 pays tax on up to 85% of benefits
Maximum Social Security benefit at normal retirement age $2,687
*The IRS defines “provisional income” as your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) plus nontaxable interest plus
one-half of your Social Security benefits. (MAGI is adjusted gross income plus tax-exempt income.)
23
FOR
RENT
FOR
RENT
I
n 2009 the average age of a home
seller was 46. In 2015, according
to the National Association of
Realtors, it was 54. The Wall Street
Journal reports a notable increase in
the number of older renters. There
were an estimated 7.5 million renters
age 55 and older in 2005, and about
10.8 million in 2015.
Those changes are not just the
result of the continued aging of the
baby-boom generation. They are
a sign of empty nesters who are
making adjustments to their living
arrangements in anticipation of their
retirement. In some cases, they are
choosing to rent rather than own.
Unlocking the equity
For those who have not saved
enough for retirement—and even
many who have—the appreciation
in the value of one’s home may
make a welcome addition to the
nest egg. Special tax provisions for
homeowners encourage sales, as
the first $250,000 of gain is tax free
($500,000 for married couples filing
jointly, in most cases).
After a sale to allow a move to
smaller retirement quarters comes
the decision to rent or own. Renting
can be a short-term decision, as
leases generally are year to year.
Renting an apartment leaves more
money in the portfolio to earn
more income or to cover additional
retirement expenses. With a rental
the chores of lawn care, snow
removal and repairs may be taken
care of by the landlord, making
retirement living more worry free.
On the other hand, as rents rise in
the future, there is no offsetting
appreciation in the value of the
residence to provide a cushion.
Those who have unlocked their
equity need to husband some of that
gain to cover future increases in the
cost of living.
Downsizing
Some experts advise those selling
before retirement to invest their
proceeds in a smaller home that they
can own debt free, and bank the
difference. Debt free does not mean
expense free, however. One rule of
thumb suggests that taxes, insurance
and maintenance will come to 3%
of a home’s value. For a $500,000,
home that comes to $15,000
annually, or $1,250 per month.
Another important consideration
is the desire to age in place. What
renovations might be needed to
keep the residence accessible and
livable as one becomes somewhat
infirm with age? Grab bars, walk-
in tubs and doors wide enough to
accommodate wheelchairs are among
the possibilities.
In the words of the sage, “Getting
old is not for sissies.”
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Retirement Life
Rent or Own?
by James B. Gust, Senior Editor,
Merrill Anderson Company
Interviewing
Technology offers many effective
ways to preserve family memories.
And you should begin with the
family members themselves. Why
not interview them? Be an oral
historian and record their responses
to your questions. Be a visual
historian and make a video record
of your relatives’ voices, images and
personalities.
As Steve Palmer, president of Family
Legacy Video, Inc., told AgingCare.
com: “The process of creating a
video biography can also bring
families closer, help family members
reconnect and foster an appreciation
and pride in shared family history.”
Palmer’s company organizes professional
videotaping sessions, with a videographer
utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. You
don’t have to go that route, however.
Your technology can be as simple as a
hand-held video device.
The other components of successful
interviewing are a quiet location, free
time, good questions—and, importantly,
the ability to really listen. Ancestry.com
and GreatLifeStories.com can give you
good ideas about the kind of questions
to ask and how to organize the responses
that you get. Some folks may not want
to be the subject of questions about their
whole lives but wouldn’t mind answering,
say, a question or two each week. There is
a service available for them.
As reported in The New York Times,
StoryWorth.com is one of a cluster of new
companies focused on enabling people
to collect their family histories. For an
annual fee of $49, StoryWorth transmits
a few questions chosen by an interviewer
for his or her relative to respond to each
week. The answers are stored on a Web
Preserving Family Memories:
Linking past, present and future
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
A
wonderful gift that grandparents can give their
grandchildren is insight into their family history.
Here are some tips on how to get started.
site where family members can read
them privately. There is an unlimited
amount of data storage allowed, and
users can upload their own audio files
and photographs, if they wish. One
StoryWorth interviewee commented:
“It stimulates a part of your brain
and memory that for me hadn’t been
stimulated any other way before.”
Genealogy
At some point in the process of
collecting and preserving family
memories, you probably will want
to enter the field of genealogy
and through research “climb the
family tree.” Ancestry.com is a
great resource for doing that. And
Connecticut residents are blessed
to have in the middle of the state
the Godfrey Memorial Library of
Genealogy, History and Biography,
in Middletown, whose enormous
resources have been described by one
publication as “the best genealogical
bargain available.”
What to do about photos
The “spell” of preserving
memories is, perhaps,
strongest with regard to
photos. So many of us
have hordes of photos
stored in old albums and
shoeboxes and all kinds of
other containers, placed
everywhere from the living
room mantel to the dusty
attic. One estimate holds
that the average household
has about 5,500 analog
snapshots. The problem
with analog photos—and
videos—though, is that
they can fade over time or
be discarded mistakenly
or be destroyed by fires,
floods or other disasters. To be
saved, they need to be digitized.
Scanning numerous photos so
that they can be digitized is
definitely a formidable task. In an
article on Forbes online, however,
Tony Bradley points out that
ScanMyPhotos.com provides a
number of services that can help
mightily with this task. For $99
ScanMyPhotos will ship you a
prepaid box, capable of holding
approximately 1,800 photos,
in which you can place your
photos and send them back to be
Continued on page xx
“The process of creating a video biography can also bring families closer, help family members reconnect and foster an appreciation . . . .”
24
Interviewing
Technology offers many effective
ways to preserve family memories.
And you should begin with the
family members themselves. Why
not interview them? Be an oral
historian and record their responses
to your questions. Be a visual
historian and make a video record
of your relatives’ voices, images and
personalities.
As Steve Palmer, president of Family
Legacy Video, Inc., told AgingCare.
com: “The process of creating a
video biography can also bring
families closer, help family members
reconnect and foster an appreciation
and pride in shared family history.”
Palmer’s company organizes professional
videotaping sessions, with a videographer
utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. You
don’t have to go that route, however.
Your technology can be as simple as a
hand-held video device.
The other components of successful
interviewing are a quiet location, free
time, good questions—and, importantly,
the ability to really listen. Ancestry.com
and GreatLifeStories.com can give you
good ideas about the kind of questions
to ask and how to organize the responses
that you get. Some folks may not want
to be the subject of questions about their
whole lives but wouldn’t mind answering,
say, a question or two each week. There is
a service available for them.
As reported in The New York Times,
StoryWorth.com is one of a cluster of new
companies focused on enabling people
to collect their family histories. For an
annual fee of $49, StoryWorth transmits
a few questions chosen by an interviewer
for his or her relative to respond to each
week. The answers are stored on a Web
Preserving Family Memories:
Linking past, present and future
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
A
wonderful gift that grandparents can give their
grandchildren is insight into their family history.
Here are some tips on how to get started.
site where family members can read
them privately. There is an unlimited
amount of data storage allowed, and
users can upload their own audio files
and photographs, if they wish. One
StoryWorth interviewee commented:
“It stimulates a part of your brain
and memory that for me hadn’t been
stimulated any other way before.”
Genealogy
At some point in the process of
collecting and preserving family
memories, you probably will want
to enter the field of genealogy
and through research “climb the
family tree.” Ancestry.com is a
great resource for doing that. And
Connecticut residents are blessed
to have in the middle of the state
the Godfrey Memorial Library of
Genealogy, History and Biography,
in Middletown, whose enormous
resources have been described by one
publication as “the best genealogical
bargain available.”
What to do about photos
The “spell” of preserving
memories is, perhaps,
strongest with regard to
photos. So many of us
have hordes of photos
stored in old albums and
shoeboxes and all kinds of
other containers, placed
everywhere from the living
room mantel to the dusty
attic. One estimate holds
that the average household
has about 5,500 analog
snapshots. The problem
with analog photos—and
videos—though, is that
they can fade over time or
be discarded mistakenly
or be destroyed by fires,
floods or other disasters. To be
saved, they need to be digitized.
Scanning numerous photos so
that they can be digitized is
definitely a formidable task. In an
article on Forbes online, however,
Tony Bradley points out that
ScanMyPhotos.com provides a
number of services that can help
mightily with this task. For $99
ScanMyPhotos will ship you a
prepaid box, capable of holding
approximately 1,800 photos,
in which you can place your
photos and send them back to be
Continued on page xx
“The process of creating a video biography can also bring families closer, help family members reconnect and foster an appreciation . . . .”
25
Continued on page 26
scanned. Over 300,000 customers
of ScanMyPhotos have converted
print photographs to digital imagery
through this service.
A digital legacy
Everything ages . . . as we know.
And some things that age become
obsolete. For example, memories
that you thought could be preserved
on 8-mm reels or VHS videotapes
will be of little use in the future
without viable physical equipment
through which to view those
formats. Conversion to digital
formats can be a solution to this
problem—but not a complete one.
Obsolescence afflicts the digital
world just as it does the analog
one. As Tony Bradley writes: “What
happens if your great-grandchildren
find a USB thumb drive filled with
JPG images, but have neither a
device with a compatible USB port
or software capable of viewing an
archaic JPG file?”
Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO
of ScanMyPhotos, takes an optimistic
attitude toward this problem: “There
will always be software and tools for
accessing and converting files which
over time may become obsolete. This
is a big part of ScanMyPhotos.com’s
service, as a digital legacy provider.
The worst thing is not to digitize
pictures now . . . .”
Goldstone and Bradley, as well as
many lawyers and trust officers, also
advise that everyone with a digital
legacy to leave take steps to choose
in a thoughtful way who should have
access to that legacy—and how. It’s a
mistake not to digitize, and it’s also a
mistake to store your digital legacy in
a secret account that your designated
beneficiaries won’t know about or have
authority to access. Such attention to
your digital legacy is a vital way of
making your preservation of family
memories that wonderful bridge
between past and future by way of
the present.
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“The worst thing
is not to digitize
pictures now . . . .”
Preserving Family Memories continued
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Dentists
Brush & Floss Dental Center
4949 North Main St., Stratford, CT ...........(203) 378-9500
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Doctors Hoos, Zitnay,
Kwolek and Latham. See ad, page 11.
Goldberg & Marcus Dental Associates
Dr. Alan Goldberg
Dr. Andrew Marcus
Dr. Carla Monteiro
1825 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614 .....(203) 375-6090
www.goldbergmarcusdental.com
We are committed to providing our patients with compassionate
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comfortable and relaxed environment. We utilize the most
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a smile that you can be proud of. At our practice, you will receive
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of your dental health. See ad, page 7.
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DENTISTS
Lighthouse Dental Care
Mark Samuels, D.M.D.
Joseph Jarmon, D.D.S.
Joy Cocchiola, D.M.D.
88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 ........(203) 378-1566
Trusted Care. Dental Excellence. Complete Dental Care.
Voted Top Dentist in Connecticut Magazine for 7 years!
See ad, page 5.
Mogelof Dental Group
Andrew Mogelof, D.D.S.
Scott Mogelof, D.M.D.
James Pucci, D.M.D.
2499 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615 .........(203) 378-5588
We provide care to patients of all ages through careful,
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dental health possible and to maintain that result over their life-
time. See ad, page 9.
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Certified Dry Eye Treatment Center
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Call for an appointment today or bring in your prescription.
Medicare accepted, along with many other vision plans.
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4270 Main Street, Bridgeport • 203-372-4569
(Corner Frenchtown Road. Next to Traveland)
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EYE CARE/EYE WEAR
Eye Care and Eye Wear
Eye Group of Connecticut, LLC
Jeffrey Kaplan, MD • Jeffrey Sandler, MD
4699 Main Street, Suite 106, Bridgeport .....(203) 374-8182
www.eyegroupct.com
Our Physicians are Board Certified in the practice of
Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery. Comprehensive eye
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lutionary lens technology, Glaucoma, Diabetic eye care, Eye
Allergies, Contact lens challenges and Drooping eyelids/brows.
See ad, page 3.
Family Vision Centers
775 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615 ...........(203) 377-2020
101 Boston Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610 ......(203) 333-2020
10% Senior Discount Every Day! Call for an appointment today
or bring in your prescription. Medicare accepted, along with
many other vision plans. See ad, page 28.
Furze & Ackley Inc. O-Opticians
4270 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606 ........(203) 372-4569
FREE EYE EXAMS! 30% Discount for AAA & AARP Members.
Free Home, Hospital & Nursing Home Visits.
We Take HUSKY for eye exams and eyeglasses.
See ad, page 28.
James Pinke, M.D.
Shelton Medical Center
9 Cots St., Shelton, CT 06484 ..............(203) 924-8800
We are dedicated to being your Center for eye health.
See ad, page 28.
Kurilec Eye Care, LLC
Jeffrey M. Kurilec, M.D.
115 Technology Drive • Suite C201 • Trumbull, CT 06611
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• Conveniently located near the intersection of Routes 25 and
111 on the Trumbull-Monroe town line. • Certified by The
American Board of Ophthalmology. • Specializing in cataract
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macular degeneration. • Comprehensive eye care, including
contact lens fitting. • Most insurance plans accepted.
See ad, page 27.
New England Retina Associates
Specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous
David Tom, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified Physicians specializing in
Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Degeneration
Retinal Detachment Inflammatory Diseases
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Hair Stylists
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Hearing Specialists
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88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT 06614 ......(203) 381-9555
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Dental, Internal Medicine
and Women’s Health
We accept Medicaid and
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Internal Medicine
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46 Albion St., Bridgeport, CT 06605 ...........203-330-6000
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Dental, Internal Medicine and Women’s Health.
See ad, this page.
Personal Response Systems
Jewish Senior Services • VoiceCare
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 396-1136
www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org
VoiceCare supports secure, independent living with a simple-
to-use, reliable, one-touch device that is a direct link to a 24/7
Response Center that will access care when it is needed. Call
today to take advantage of our offer for FREE installation.
See ad, back cover.
INTERNAL MEDICINE
Pharmacies
Bridgeport Pharmacy
978 E. Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606 ......203-367-9000
www.bridgeportpharmacy.net
Slavins-Hancock Pharmacy
1035 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901 ..(203) 323-2161
www.slavinsrx.com
Two convenient locations providing our customers with Services
that are customized to meet their needs.
Free Prescription pickup and delivery. Whether it’s prescrip-
tion medications or over-the-counter products, we are here to
answer any and all of your questions. If you haven’t taken advan-
tage of one of our many services, call or stop by and see us
today! See ad, page 32.
Oronoque Pharmacy
7365 Main St., Stratford, CT 06614 .........(203) 378-1111
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-4400
Delivery Service to Local Area. Specializing in senior needs. See
ad, page 32.
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PHYSICIANS
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1030 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT ............(203) 378-9394
Prompt Delivery Service ...............Fax: (203) 375-8651
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surgical supplies, sales & rentals. See ad, page 31.
Physicians
Fairfield Family Physicians, LLC
House Calls and Virtual Visits
Dr. Lee Forest, Board Certified Family Practice
Mary Kay Wegman, APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner
2184 Main St. Stratford, CT 06615 ..........(203) 378-9002
36 Sanford St. Fairfield, CT 06824 ...........(203) 259-1911
Fax: (203) 375-0336 • www.cthousecalls.com
We bring the Doctor’s Office to you. We come to your home,
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Bridgeport Pharmacy
978 E. Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 367-9000
Slavins-Hancock Pharmacy
1035 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
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any and all of your questions. Call or stop by and see us today!
Hours:
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Specializing in senior needs
7365 Main Street Stratford, CT 06614
Exit 53, 1/2 mile North of Merritt Pkwy, across from Sikorsky Aircraft
What the Great Poets had to say about Aging and the Last of Life
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Specialized Alzheimers Care
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Assistance for families caring for an elderly or disabled relative
Relief during the day for families with care responsibilities
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Adult Day Health Centers
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Adult Day Programs
Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere by the Sea Adult
Day Program
One Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 .........(203) 365-6470
www.jseniors.org • email: adultday@jseniors.org
The Adult Day Program of Jewish Senior Services has over 30
years of experience as a key resource for seniors in the Fairfield
County area. The program serves individuals of all backgrounds
who may be experiencing physical and/or memory challenges
and are in need of opportunities for socialization and recre-
ation. The program also provides caregivers with respite sup-
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sibilities. The program is a certified medical model and offers
nursing supervision, personal care, hot lunch, beauty salon,
on-site physical therapy, and stimulating physical and mental
activities in an energetic social environment. Transportation
available. See ad, back cover.
SUNSET SHORES ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER
720 Barnum Ave. Cutoff, Stratford, CT .......(203) 380-1228
We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need
of respite! See ad, this page.
Aging in Place Solutions
Senior Choice at Home
®
A Program of Jewish Senior Services
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 364-6491
www.seniorchoicehome.org
email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org
The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice
at Home® is designed to provide protection for individuals who
wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and protect their
assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a membership-
based program for healthy, independent adults. An alternative
or supplement to long-term care insurance, it uniquely combines
the most important features of long-term care management and
services into one comprehensive plan. See ad, back cover.
Assisted Living and Independent Living
Communities
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan
162 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 ...(203) 989-4774
www.brightviewonNewCanaan.com
We bring everything together to help you live your most vibrant,
fulfilling life.
Our community features dedicated Assisted Living apartments
and a specially-designed Wellspring Village neighborhood for
Memory and Dementia Care.
Brightview’s innovative SPICE philosophy is the foundation for
ongoing wellness efforts and the model on which resident activi-
ties are planned.
Including five holistic elements of wellness—Spiritual, Physical,
Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional—the SPICE approach
uses a blend of programs to create meaningful, healthy, stimu-
lating, and positive lifestyles—for residents and associates.
Residents enjoy a daily calendar full of enriching and inspiring
SPICE programs, important for the well-being of people of all
ages. Call today for a free tour. See ad, page 37
ADULT DAY PROGRAMS
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AREA
HOSPITALS
and their
services for
seniors
St. Vincent’s Outreach Program
St. Vincent’s Outreach Program seeks to help
residents of Bridgeport who have difficulty
accessing primary care because of physical
isolation, disability/frailty, psychological reasons
or lack of financial resources. Such residents
include low-income, disabled, homeless, frail
elderly and homebound persons. Outreach
care, including geriatric assessments and other
geriatric services, is provided on a 24-hour
basis by an interdisciplinary team of physi-
cians, nurses and social workers. Qualifying
patients may receive home medical visits and
transportation for medical services.
Outreach services are provided
at two locations:
St. Vincent’s Geriatric Clinic in St. Vincent’s
Family Health Center
762 Lindley St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606
Adult Medicine Center of St. Vincent’s
Neighborhood Health Center
Lower level of Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
For more information on Outreach services,
call 203-576-5710.
BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL
Bridgeport Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, full-service hospital and teaching institution. It is part
of the Yale New Haven Health System and primarily serves patients from Fairfield and New Haven
Counties. The hospital has: 383 licensed beds; more than 2,600 employees; nearly 600 active
attending physicians, representing more than 60 medical specialties. This busy institution annu-
ally has more than 19,000 admissions and more than 207,000 outpatient visits to the hospital
(including more than 76,000 emergency department visits and more than 36,000 clinic visits).
Founded in 1878 by a group of community leaders, Bridgeport Hospital was Fairfield County’s first
hospital, and P.T. Barnum was the hospital’s first president. The hospital’s vision, its current leaders
state, remains essentially what it was at the time of its founding: “To provide advanced medical
care and health promotion with excellence and compassion.”
Main location: 267 Grant St. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 • 203-384-3000
HYPERLINK “http://www.bridgeporthospital.org/”www.bridgeporthospital.org
Physician/Services Referral (English and Spanish, 24/7): 1-888-357-2396
Bridgeport Hospital is affiliated with a number of satellite facilities, both in the city and the suburbs.
Here are some:
Fairfield
Fairfield Urgent Care Center
309 Stillson Rd. • 203-331-1924
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Shelton
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Suite 184
4 Corporate Drive • 203-925-4201
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Huntington Walk-in Medical Center
887 Bridgeport Ave. • 203-225-6020
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Southport
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Suite 3
2600 Post Road • 203-259-7117
Hours: Mon. & Fri., 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Wed.
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Stratford
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
3585 Main St. • 203-445-2621
Mon., 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.,
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Trumbull
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
2750 Reservoir Avenue • 203-445-2621
Mon. & Tues. & Thurs., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Wed. & Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Geriatric Home Visit Program
For housebound older adults, Bridgeport
Hospital’s Home Visit Group of geriatricians
and nurse practitioners can bring the care that
they require right into their homes. The Group
becomes the primary care physician for these
patients.
REACH Programs (Geriatric Outpatient
Psychiatric Services)
If psychiatric conditions and/or substance
abuse complicate the common concerns of
aging, Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH Programs
can help by providing intensive outpatient
treatment. One program provides structured
daily treatment at the hospital every weekday,
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Another program sees
patients three to four times per week, 9:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. In either program, patients
are placed in an Older Adult Track and
receive group and family therapy. For more
information, call the REACH Programs at
203-384-3377.
Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Program
If an assessment reveals that an older adult
needs hospital care because of a psychiatric
condition, this program provides close,
constant supervision.
GEMS: Geriatric Emergency Medical Services
Bridgeport Hospital is the only hospital in
Connecticut that offers an emergency medi-
cine service dedicated specifically to the
needs of those 65 or older. In GEMS a
nurse practitioner, working with Emergency
Department physicians, greets patients,
explains what testing may be done, helps
put patients and their families at ease, helps
develop a proper plan of care and, upon
release, ensures that patients return to a safe
environment. For more information about
GEMS, call 203-384-GEMS (4367).
Outreach Programs
Bridgeport Hospital prides itself on offering
many services and resources to the com-
munity for health, wellness and education. A
number of these are support services targeted
for seniors. They include lectures, classes, sup-
port groups, publications, and various evalu-
ations and screenings. For more information,
call 1-888-357-2396.
Of special note:
AARP Senior Driver Safety Program
This program is a one-day course offered once
a month at the hospital.
continued top of next page
Center for Geriatrics
Older adults need a special kind of care and
understanding to address the range of physi-
cal, mental, medical, social and other issues
that they often have to confront. To meet
these needs, Bridgeport Hospital maintains
the Center for Geriatrics. From the Center,
Geriatric Specialty Services Teams of experts—
geriatricians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners,
social workers and other staff—work together,
in close collaboration with primary care physi-
cians, to provide individualized programs of
care and support for patients and their fami-
lies. The Center’s wide range of services is
aimed at meeting the wide range of needs
of seniors and their loved ones.
Bridgeport Hospital Center for Geriatrics
95 Armory Rd. • Stratford, CT 06614
203-384-3388 • Fax: 203-384-4034
Specialized geriatric services at Bridgeport
Hospital include:
Geriatric Assessment Program
In an assessment of an older adult having
difficulties, experts: conduct exams, tests,
screenings; review drugs and supplements
being taken; gather information to understand
personal and family medical history. The
assessment is the first step toward finding the
best solutions to the problems of the senior.
ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER
In 1905 an order of Catholic nuns, the Daughters of Charity, opened a
75-bed hospital, with a mission to serve the sick, poor, homeless, dis-
abled and frail elderly in the Greater Bridgeport area. Steady expansion
over the years has created the St. Vincent’s Medical Center of today—a
473-bed community teaching and referral hospital, employing more than
2,000 people and offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient ser-
vices, provided by an active medical staff of more than 700 physicians,
representing more than 50 specialties. St. Vincent’s has many affiliates
and is a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic, nonprofit,
healthcare system in the country. Leaders of St. Vincent’s say that it
strives every day to fulfill its Vision Statement--”St. Vincent’s: Setting the
Standard for Care You Can Trust.”
Main location: 2800 Main St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606 • 203-576-6000
For appointments, call the Care Line: 877-255-7847 • www.stvincents.org
St. Vincent’s Web site offers the FIND A DOCTOR tool, which allows those seeking to discuss
their health concerns or those of a loved one with a medical expert to search for the expert by
specialty, practice, location or keyword.
Among St. Vincent’s many endeavors to meet the health needs of the community are Urgent
Care Walk-In Centers at four locations:
Bridgeport 4600 Main St. • 203-371-4445
Fairfield 1055 Post Rd. • 203-259-3440
Milford 199 Cherry St. • 203-696-3502
Monroe 401 Monroe Tnpk. • 203-268-2501
Shelton 2 Trap Falls Rd. • 203-929-1109
Stratford 3272 Main St. • 203-386-0366
Hours for all locations: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Audiology (Hearing) Services at the Ahlbin
Rehabilitation Center
The Ahlbin Center provides comprehensive
hearing services and also evaluation and treat-
ment for vestibular disorders (dizziness).
226 Mill Hill Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 •
203-336-7301
Blood Pressure Screenings
The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport
Hospital provides free blood pressure screen-
ings at various dates and times at senior
centers in Fairfield, Shelton and Stratford. For
more information, call 1-888-357-2396.
Lifeline
Lifeline is a 24-hour personal emergency
response program in which trained staff
members are available at the touch of a
button to call emergency personnel and
family members for both medical and non-
medical situations. For more information,
call 1-800-242-1306, ext. 4937.
St. Vincent’s Senior Services
St. Vincent’s seeks to build “regional centers
of excellence” in “key service areas.” One of
these areas involves promoting the health
of aging adults through geriatric specialists
at the Medical Center’s main location and a
dedicated Senior Services facility at 2 Trap
Falls Rd. in Shelton, adjacent to the Urgent
Care Walk-In Center. For more information,
call 1-855-331-1113.
Senior Services works to understand the
complex needs of older adults and be a
resource to help them and their families
attain and maintain health and indepen-
dence. The aim is to create a comprehensive
and coordinated network of care, comple-
menting that of primary care physicians, and
providing assistance with medications/pre-
scriptions, consultations about treatment and
care, and evaluations of the effectiveness of
various care options for the senior involved.
Club 50/Boomers
St. Vincent’s sponsors Club 50/Boomers as
an organization for people age 50 and older
who are interested in maintaing their health
through educational programs and social
events, including lectures, health screen-
ings, wellness programs and excursions.
Membership is free, and anyone over 50
can join. Membership offers discounts on the
programs and excursions and also on parking,
meals at St. Vincent’s, various publications and
prescription drugs at most pharmacies. For
more information, call 203-576-5111.
34
AREA
HOSPITALS
and their
services for
seniors
St. Vincent’s Outreach Program
St. Vincent’s Outreach Program seeks to help
residents of Bridgeport who have difficulty
accessing primary care because of physical
isolation, disability/frailty, psychological reasons
or lack of financial resources. Such residents
include low-income, disabled, homeless, frail
elderly and homebound persons. Outreach
care, including geriatric assessments and other
geriatric services, is provided on a 24-hour
basis by an interdisciplinary team of physi-
cians, nurses and social workers. Qualifying
patients may receive home medical visits and
transportation for medical services.
Outreach services are provided
at two locations:
St. Vincent’s Geriatric Clinic in St. Vincent’s
Family Health Center
762 Lindley St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606
Adult Medicine Center of St. Vincent’s
Neighborhood Health Center
Lower level of Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
For more information on Outreach services,
call 203-576-5710.
BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL
Bridgeport Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, full-service hospital and teaching institution. It is part
of the Yale New Haven Health System and primarily serves patients from Fairfield and New Haven
Counties. The hospital has: 383 licensed beds; more than 2,600 employees; nearly 600 active
attending physicians, representing more than 60 medical specialties. This busy institution annu-
ally has more than 19,000 admissions and more than 207,000 outpatient visits to the hospital
(including more than 76,000 emergency department visits and more than 36,000 clinic visits).
Founded in 1878 by a group of community leaders, Bridgeport Hospital was Fairfield County’s first
hospital, and P.T. Barnum was the hospital’s first president. The hospital’s vision, its current leaders
state, remains essentially what it was at the time of its founding: “To provide advanced medical
care and health promotion with excellence and compassion.”
Main location: 267 Grant St. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 • 203-384-3000
HYPERLINK “http://www.bridgeporthospital.org/”www.bridgeporthospital.org
Physician/Services Referral (English and Spanish, 24/7): 1-888-357-2396
Bridgeport Hospital is affiliated with a number of satellite facilities, both in the city and the suburbs.
Here are some:
Fairfield
Fairfield Urgent Care Center
309 Stillson Rd. • 203-331-1924
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Shelton
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Suite 184
4 Corporate Drive • 203-925-4201
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Huntington Walk-in Medical Center
887 Bridgeport Ave. • 203-225-6020
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Southport
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Suite 3
2600 Post Road • 203-259-7117
Hours: Mon. & Fri., 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Wed.
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Stratford
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
3585 Main St. • 203-445-2621
Mon., 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs.,
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Trumbull
Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
2750 Reservoir Avenue • 203-445-2621
Mon. & Tues. & Thurs., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Wed. & Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Geriatric Home Visit Program
For housebound older adults, Bridgeport
Hospital’s Home Visit Group of geriatricians
and nurse practitioners can bring the care that
they require right into their homes. The Group
becomes the primary care physician for these
patients.
REACH Programs (Geriatric Outpatient
Psychiatric Services)
If psychiatric conditions and/or substance
abuse complicate the common concerns of
aging, Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH Programs
can help by providing intensive outpatient
treatment. One program provides structured
daily treatment at the hospital every weekday,
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Another program sees
patients three to four times per week, 9:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. In either program, patients
are placed in an Older Adult Track and
receive group and family therapy. For more
information, call the REACH Programs at
203-384-3377.
Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Program
If an assessment reveals that an older adult
needs hospital care because of a psychiatric
condition, this program provides close,
constant supervision.
GEMS: Geriatric Emergency Medical Services
Bridgeport Hospital is the only hospital in
Connecticut that offers an emergency medi-
cine service dedicated specifically to the
needs of those 65 or older. In GEMS a
nurse practitioner, working with Emergency
Department physicians, greets patients,
explains what testing may be done, helps
put patients and their families at ease, helps
develop a proper plan of care and, upon
release, ensures that patients return to a safe
environment. For more information about
GEMS, call 203-384-GEMS (4367).
Outreach Programs
Bridgeport Hospital prides itself on offering
many services and resources to the com-
munity for health, wellness and education. A
number of these are support services targeted
for seniors. They include lectures, classes, sup-
port groups, publications, and various evalu-
ations and screenings. For more information,
call 1-888-357-2396.
Of special note:
AARP Senior Driver Safety Program
This program is a one-day course offered once
a month at the hospital.
continued top of next page
Center for Geriatrics
Older adults need a special kind of care and
understanding to address the range of physi-
cal, mental, medical, social and other issues
that they often have to confront. To meet
these needs, Bridgeport Hospital maintains
the Center for Geriatrics. From the Center,
Geriatric Specialty Services Teams of experts—
geriatricians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners,
social workers and other staff—work together,
in close collaboration with primary care physi-
cians, to provide individualized programs of
care and support for patients and their fami-
lies. The Center’s wide range of services is
aimed at meeting the wide range of needs
of seniors and their loved ones.
Bridgeport Hospital Center for Geriatrics
95 Armory Rd. • Stratford, CT 06614
203-384-3388 • Fax: 203-384-4034
Specialized geriatric services at Bridgeport
Hospital include:
Geriatric Assessment Program
In an assessment of an older adult having
difficulties, experts: conduct exams, tests,
screenings; review drugs and supplements
being taken; gather information to understand
personal and family medical history. The
assessment is the first step toward finding the
best solutions to the problems of the senior.
ST. VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER
In 1905 an order of Catholic nuns, the Daughters of Charity, opened a
75-bed hospital, with a mission to serve the sick, poor, homeless, dis-
abled and frail elderly in the Greater Bridgeport area. Steady expansion
over the years has created the St. Vincent’s Medical Center of today—a
473-bed community teaching and referral hospital, employing more than
2,000 people and offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient ser-
vices, provided by an active medical staff of more than 700 physicians,
representing more than 50 specialties. St. Vincent’s has many affiliates
and is a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic, nonprofit,
healthcare system in the country. Leaders of St. Vincent’s say that it
strives every day to fulfill its Vision Statement--”St. Vincent’s: Setting the
Standard for Care You Can Trust.”
Main location: 2800 Main St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606 • 203-576-6000
For appointments, call the Care Line: 877-255-7847 • www.stvincents.org
St. Vincent’s Web site offers the FIND A DOCTOR tool, which allows those seeking to discuss
their health concerns or those of a loved one with a medical expert to search for the expert by
specialty, practice, location or keyword.
Among St. Vincent’s many endeavors to meet the health needs of the community are Urgent
Care Walk-In Centers at four locations:
Bridgeport 4600 Main St. • 203-371-4445
Fairfield 1055 Post Rd. • 203-259-3440
Milford 199 Cherry St. • 203-696-3502
Monroe 401 Monroe Tnpk. • 203-268-2501
Shelton 2 Trap Falls Rd. • 203-929-1109
Stratford 3272 Main St. • 203-386-0366
Hours for all locations: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Audiology (Hearing) Services at the Ahlbin
Rehabilitation Center
The Ahlbin Center provides comprehensive
hearing services and also evaluation and treat-
ment for vestibular disorders (dizziness).
226 Mill Hill Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 •
203-336-7301
Blood Pressure Screenings
The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport
Hospital provides free blood pressure screen-
ings at various dates and times at senior
centers in Fairfield, Shelton and Stratford. For
more information, call 1-888-357-2396.
Lifeline
Lifeline is a 24-hour personal emergency
response program in which trained staff
members are available at the touch of a
button to call emergency personnel and
family members for both medical and non-
medical situations. For more information,
call 1-800-242-1306, ext. 4937.
St. Vincent’s Senior Services
St. Vincent’s seeks to build “regional centers
of excellence” in “key service areas.” One of
these areas involves promoting the health
of aging adults through geriatric specialists
at the Medical Center’s main location and a
dedicated Senior Services facility at 2 Trap
Falls Rd. in Shelton, adjacent to the Urgent
Care Walk-In Center. For more information,
call 1-855-331-1113.
Senior Services works to understand the
complex needs of older adults and be a
resource to help them and their families
attain and maintain health and indepen-
dence. The aim is to create a comprehensive
and coordinated network of care, comple-
menting that of primary care physicians, and
providing assistance with medications/pre-
scriptions, consultations about treatment and
care, and evaluations of the effectiveness of
various care options for the senior involved.
Club 50/Boomers
St. Vincent’s sponsors Club 50/Boomers as
an organization for people age 50 and older
who are interested in maintaing their health
through educational programs and social
events, including lectures, health screen-
ings, wellness programs and excursions.
Membership is free, and anyone over 50
can join. Membership offers discounts on the
programs and excursions and also on parking,
meals at St. Vincent’s, various publications and
prescription drugs at most pharmacies. For
more information, call 203-576-5111.
35
For VA Connecticut Healthcare
System, see page 48.
36
Jewish Senior Services
Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-6483
Jewish Senior Services is thrilled to announce Roz and Les
Goldstein Assisted Living. Assisted Living Residents enjoy the
same privacy as they did in their previous home, with the secu-
rity of knowing assistance is always available. Programs offered
promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of
residents, with a focus on individuals maintaining independence
and a carefree lifestyle. Residences include one-bedroom apart-
ments for individuals and couples and memory care studios for
those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Apartments are
offered at competitive monthly rental rates with no entry fee
requirement. Reservations are being accepted now!
See ad, back cover.
Seacrest Retirement Center
588 Ocean Ave., West Haven, CT ...........(203) 931-2510
www.seacrestweb.com
Uncompromised retirement and assisted care.
See ad, inside back cover.
Senior Choice at Home
®
A Program of Jewish Senior Services
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 364-6491
www.seniorchoicehome.org • email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org
The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice at
Home® is designed to provide protection for individuals who wish
to remain in their home, ensure their care and protect their assets
as their healthcare needs change. It is a membership-based pro-
gram for healthy, independent adults. An alternative or supplement
to long-term care insurance, it uniquely combines the most impor-
tant features of long-term care management and services into one
comprehensive plan. See ad, back cover.
The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network
73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840 ...(203) 594-5450
www.waveny.org. Nestled in a scenic neighborhood that is walking
distance from New Canaan’s lovely town center, The Inn is a cozy,
not-for-profit rental community for independent living that wel-
comes seniors from everywhere.
With three delicious meals served daily, a caring and attentive pro-
fessional staff and just 40 private apartments, residents at The Inn
ASSISTED LIVING AND INDEPENDENT
LIVING COMMUNITIES
It’s your
life!
Choose to make the most of it at
Tower One/Tower East!
An active senior living community in the Jewish Tradition.
(203) 772-1816 www.towerone.org
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DEMENTIA CARE
enjoy the benefits of living in a thriving, yet intimate retirement
community. Wonderful amenities are all included in a modest
rental fee. Inn residents also have priority access to Waveny
LifeCare Network’s continuum of healthcare services, programs
and facilities, including Waveny Care Center and Waveny
Home Healthcare. See ad, page 15.
Tower One/Tower East
18 Tower Ln., New Haven, CT 06519 .......(203) 772-1816
Tower One/Tower East is an affordable active senior living
community located in the heart of one of New England’s most
historic and vital cities. For more than four decades, we have
provided a safe and vibrant environment for older persons of
varying means from the Greater New Haven area, around the
state and beyond. And while we are proud of our ability to
readily respond to the changing needs of Tower One/Tower
East residents and their families, our dedication to providing
high-quality living arrangements will never waiver.
See ad, page 36.
Dementia Care
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan
162 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 ...(203) 989-4774
www.brightviewonNewCanaan.com
We bring everything together to help you live your most vibrant,
fulfilling life.
Our community features dedicated Assisted Living apartments
and a specially-designed Wellspring Village neighborhood for
Memory and Dementia Care.
Brightview’s innovative SPICE philosophy is the foundation for
ongoing wellness efforts and the model on which resident
activities are planned.
Including five holistic elements of wellness—Spiritual, Physical,
Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional—the SPICE approach
uses a blend of programs to create meaningful, healthy, stimu-
lating, and positive lifestyles—for residents and associates.
Residents enjoy a daily calendar full of enriching and inspiring
SPICE programs, important for the well-being of people of all
ages. Call today for a free tour. See ad, this page.
What Makes
Our Residents
Shine So Bright?
Call Diane or Maria to schedule
your family’s personal visit.
203.857.1836
162 New Canaan Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
BrightviewonNewCanaan.com
Fun-filled days to look forward to
• Opportunities to rediscover favorite pastimes,
share meals with friends or enjoy their privacy
• Potential and possibilities – not limitations – guide our
programs and care
Everyone benefits from Brightview
• Residents thrive through physical and cognitive exercise,
music, art, lifelong learning, and so much more!
• Specialized dementia care neighborhood, Wellspring Village
®
,
is on campus if needed
• Families have complete peace of mind
Brightview. Bright Life!
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them for making this directory possible.
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Elder Abuse Prevention
Jewish Senior Services • Center for Elder Abuse
Prevention
P.O. Box 9121, Bridgeport, CT 06601 .......(203) 396-1097
www.jseniors.org
The Center provides a safe haven and supportive services for
seniors 60 and older in a crisis because of elder mistreatment.
The Center also offers FREE community education on Elder
Abuse and works in collaboration with CAPE (Coalition for the
Advocacy, Prevention and Elimination of Abuse in later life) to
increase awareness in the Greater Bridgeport community.
See ad, back cover.
Elder Care
Waveny LifeCare Network
3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 .......(203) 594-5331
www.waveny.org. For 40 years, person-centered care has been
at the heart of Waveny’s mission. Like a river, our comprehen-
sive continuum of programs, services and residential options
flows fluidly to benefit those we serve. We welcome older
adults from all areas. Contact us today to arrange a tour of our
award-winning New Canaan campus! See ad, page 15.
Elder Care Counseling
Robert J. Hurley, LCSW, DCSW
Licensed Diplomate In Clinical Social Work
2505 Main St., Suite 208, Stratford CT 06615
(203) 386-1977 .....................rjhurley@sbcglobal.net
I’ve enjoyed counseling older adults and their families for
over 35 years in psychiatric, family agency, nursing home and
private practice settings. I would be happy to talk with you about
your issues and concerns. See ad, this page.
ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION
Robert J. Hurley, LCSW, DCSW
Licensed Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Counseling for older adults and their
families regarding relationship conicts,
grief, illness, anxiety, low mood and
caregiver stress.
More than 35 years’ experience
Covered by • Medicare
• Medicare Advantage Plans
• Many Commercial Insurances
2505 Main St., Suite 208, Stratford, CT 06615
(203) 386-1977 • rjhurley@sbcglobal.net
Sandy Hook, CT
www.growingoptions.com
(203) 258-2640
Lisa@growingoptions.com
What is Geriatric Care Management?
A Geriatric Care Manager (GCM), also known as an Aging Life Care Professional,
is a social service
& nursing professional who specializes in assisting older and
disabled individuals and their families with long or short term care arrangements.
They understand all the health service resources available in the community and
take the role as your advocate to define the right services needed to provide an
enhanced quality of life for your loved one.
Areas of focus include:
• Assessments of physical, cognitive, emotional, financial and psychological condition.
Healthcare services: arrange, monitor and assist with Home Health aides, companion services, medication allocation,
and doctor visits or other out-patient appointments, including transportation.
Homecare services: analysis of home environment for safety, electronic monitoring systems, home maintenance,
social recreation, meal planning, transportation and shopping.
Financial and Legal Assistance: evaluate/referrals regarding: Power of Attorney, healthcare proxy,
living wills, VA benefits
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insurance assistance programs, and asset protection.
Senior Living Communities: if needed, determine appropriate assisted living, skilled nursing
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GERIATRIC ASSESSMENTS
AND CARE MANAGEMENT
Geriatric Assessments and
Care Management
Growing Options, Inc.
9A Grays Plain Rd. Sandy Hook, CT ..........(203) 258-2640
lisa@growingoptions.com
A resource for families in Western Connecticut who want assis-
tance in balancing the increasing needs of their elderly loved
ones, while maintaining their own responsibilities at work and
home. See ad, page 38.
Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 396-1240
www.jseniors.org • email: ioa@jseniors.org
A consultative service for elders living in the community.
The Institute is dedicated to offering comprehensive geriat-
ric assessment and referral, social service coordination, and
caregiver support. Our team of geriatric professionals works
to enhance the quality of life for those living with memory dis-
orders through coordinated medical, psychological and social
interventions that lead to an all-inclusive plan of care.
Services include a comprehensive psycho-social, cognitive, and
medical evaluation and caregiver assessment. Also, care man-
agement services include referral, assistance with long-term
planning, ongoing care coordination, assistance with comple-
tion of documents, and supportive counseling to clients and
family members. See ad, back cover.
Home Care/Home Health Care
Comfort Keepers
Greenwich, CT ...........................(203) 629-5029
email: CKofLFC@comfortkeepers.com
Shelton, CT ..............................(203) 924-4949
email: shelton@comfortkeepers.com
Comfort Keepers enables both seniors and those suffering
from non-age-related conditions with services needed to help
them remain safe and independent in the comfort of their own
homes. We offer an extensive range of non-medical care ser-
vices, tailored to the unique needs of each individual, including
companionship, rehab recovery, chronic care and end-of-life
support. Service is available hourly, 24/7, and live-in. Comfort
Keepers is part of a nationwide network of over 750 quality
providers, all dedicated to help people live happy, independent
and dignified lives. See ad, page 40.
Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC
2285 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611
Toll Free ...........................855-412-CARE (2273)
www.CTHomeCare.com
• Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with
Mobility • Homemaker: Light Housekeeping, Grocery Shopping,
Laundry, Meal Prep • Cleaning Service: House Cleaning, includ-
ing Windows, Carpets and More • Companion: Transportation,
Monitor Safety, Socialization • Hourly or Shifts—Live-In
Statewide Immediate Help Available. See ad, page 4 and
this page.
Griswold Home Care
Stratford • 1122 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford, CT 06615
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 380-2700
Bethel/Danbury • 43 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 794-7422
Norwalk • 193 East Ave., Norwalk CT 06855
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www.GriswoldHomeCare.com
Personal care, homemaking and companionship in Fairfield
County for 23 years. All caregivers receive a rigorous interview
and background check. A free in-home assessment is conduct-
ed on all cases. Low-cost, high-quality care ensured through
quality audits. Covered by worker’s compensation, general
liability and bonding insurance. Call for info on Parkinson and
Alzheimer’s respite grants. Hourly and live-in. See ad, page 41.
Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve!
Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one
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Personal Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Live-In
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Toll free: 855-412-CARE (2273)
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2285 Reservoir Avenue
Trumbull
www.cthomecare.com
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Jewish Senior Services
The Roy and Aline Friedman Home Care Agency/
Friedman Home Care
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 ....(203) 396-1136
www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org
Clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties can now
receive all of their home care needs from one organization
with a reputation for quality care. Hourly and live-in skilled and
non-skilled service options are available. 24-hour on-call sup-
port is available for all home care. Our professional caregivers
are fully trained in providing excellent one-on-one care and are
dedicated to fostering a positive environment for the promotion
of independence and well-being of each client.
The Roy and Aline Friedman Home Care Agency is a
Medicare certified agency offering skilled services to individuals
of all backgrounds. The agency works in coordination with our
clients and their physicians to develop a care plan promoting
restoration of health and independence. The skilled agency
offers services typically following an injury or surgical procedure,
or during an illness. These services are primarily covered by
Medicare or the client’s medical insurance carrier.
Friedman Home Care offers non-skilled services. This includes
hourly or live-in home care for those needing additional short-
term care not covered by their skilled benefits, as well as
chronic or prolonged care. These services include assistance
with activities of daily living, personal care, light housekeeping,
laundry, errands, grocery shopping, transportation to appoint-
ments, socialization and companionship. These services are
either private pay or covered by most long-term care insur-
ance. Our agency specializes in partnering with our clients to
file claims with their long-term care insurance.
See ad, back cover.
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Your Home. Our caring people. A care and companion agency.
www.keepmehome.com. See ad, this page.
Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. (VNA)
88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 ........1-800-698-5871
Local Care by Local Staff 24 hours/Seven Days a Week
203-375-5871• Please visit our web site: www.StratfordVNA.org
See ad, page 41.
HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE
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Family Respite Care 24-Hour & Live-In Care Available
Our staff is caring and compassionate
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24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week
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Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
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Fall Prevention Program
88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 375-58711-800-698-5871
StratfordVNA.org
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Flu Prevention Program
Advanced Wound Care/Wound Vac
IV Therapy/PT/INR Testing
Total Joint Rehabilitation
Nationally Ranked for Excellence
Medicare Certified • State Licensed • Non-Profit • Local Care by Local Staff • Serving Fairfield & New Haven Counties • 2015 HomeCare Elite
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HOSPICE CARE
Hospice Care
Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 396-1136
www.jseniors.org • email: hospice@jseniors.org
Focused on providing the highest quality of life and maximum
comfort by reducing pain and addressing physical, social, psy-
chological and spiritual needs. See ad, back cover.
Personal Care | Homemaking | Companionship
www.GriswoldHomeCare.com
203.380.2700
Call today!
Keeping the Heart at Home Since 1982
© 2015 Griswold International, LLC
All caregivers must pass our
rigorous caregiver screening
Caregivers can be available
in 48 hours or less
Hourly, overnight and live-in
care options available
Serving Clients in Fairfield County for Over 25 Years
Offices in Stratford, Danbury/Bethel and Norwalk
Memory Care Assisted Living
Bridges by Epoch
2415 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611 ...203-779-6992
www.BridgesbyEpoch.com
Memory Care Assisted Living at Trumbull
Remarkable people. Exceptional Care. At Bridges
®
by Epoch at
Trumbull, our community is exclusively designed for those liv-
ing with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory Impairments.
Call today to learn more. See ad page 42.
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Nursing Homes
Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-6483
www.jseniors.org • email: admissions@jseniors.org
The Jewish Home is a premier provider of senior health ser-
vices in Connecticut. The skilled nursing and short-term reha-
bilitation facility has been serving the community for over 40
years with an unparalleled level of quality and personalized
care. The dedicated team of caring professionals provides
specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The Jewish Home
offers services and amenities to maximize the quality of life for
residents and their families in a household model of care that
provides private rooms with bath in 23 houses of 14 residents
each. Combining the latest geriatric advances with a prac-
tice principle emphasizing the uniqueness of each resident.
Offering an extensive activity schedule, including therapeutic
recreation programs, pet therapy and intergenerational pro-
grams, a computer lab, library, beauty salon, barbershop and
work activity center, and frequent trips to theaters, museums,
gardens and beaches. See ad, back cover.
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc.
76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851 ......203-847-5893
www.ndch-sstv.org
Our goal is to optimize the quality of life. We are a caring place
between Hospital and Home with our New Intensive Stroke
Rehabilitation Program. Our welcoming and home-like 60-bed
residence, including 6 private rooms, is located on five land-
scaped acres in Norwalk, CT, and is operated under the loving
sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova.
See ad, page 43.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
Jewish Senior Services • Outpatient Rehabilitation
Services
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-8454
www.jseniors.org • email: outpatienttherapy@jseniors.org
This state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a team of clinical pro-
fessionals in physical and occupational therapy and speech lan-
guage pathology. The focus is on restoring mobility to improve
ambulation, independence, strength and balance for clients.
After an initial comprehensive assessment, therapists design a
customized program to enable clients to attain their personal
goals. These individualized programs are updated throughout
the course of rehabilitation with the safest and most cutting-
edge techniques. We also offer exercise classes, a Wellness
and Fitness Center open to the public and so much more.
See ad, page 21 and back cover.
Rehabilitation Facilities
Jewish Senior Services
Goldstein Rehabilitation Center
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-6483
www.jseniors.org • email: rehab@jseniors.org
The best in clinical care and personal attention. A staff that
understands your needs and provides the medical interventions
necessary to help recovery from injury or illness as quickly and
safely as possible. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists
will work with you throughout your stay to ensure your steady
progress and your return to optimal functioning. Expertise
includes cardiac, orthopedic and respiratory rehabilitation. In
addition, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Pain Management, Wound
Management, Tracheostomy and Non-ventilator Respiratory
Care are provided. During your stay, Jewish Senior Services’ full
array of amenities will be available to you, including: Beauty
Salon, Courtyard Café, internet access, recreational activities,
library, gift shop, and visiting areas. See ad, page 21
and back cover.
At Bridges
®
by EPOCH at Trumbull, our community is
exclusively designed for those living with Alzheimer’s
disease or other memory impairments.
Our Difference:
All-inclusive monthly fee
Research-based, personalized programming
Nurses and specially trained team on site 24/7
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Remarkable
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NURSING HOMES
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Introducing Our N EW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD
76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT • 203.847.5893 • ndch-sstv.org
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. has been awarded 5 stars
by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
★★★★★
A CARING
Place Between
Hospital & Home
Notre Dame
Convalescent Homes, Inc.
Sisters of Saint Thomas
of Villanova
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc.
76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851 ......203-847-5893
www.ndch-sstv.org
Our goal is to optimize the quality of life. We are a caring
place between Hospital and Home with our New Intensive
Stroke Rehabilitation Program. Our welcoming and home-like
60-bed residence, including 6 private rooms, is located on five
landscaped acres in Norwalk, CT, and is operated under the
loving sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova.
See ad, page 21 and this page.
Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center
3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 .......(203) 594-5340
www.waveny.org. Waveny Care Center’s outpatient
Rehabilitation Services are available to people from all areas
who are recovering at home from an injury, illness or other
type of medical condition that requires rehabilitative therapy.
We also offer short-term rehabilitation services on an inpatient
basis. (See Waveny Care Center.)
We provide state-of-the-art physical, occupational and speech
therapies as well as therapeutic massage. To complement
these services, we also offer nutritional counseling and health
promotion programs.
Notably, Waveny Care Center is the first and only Connecticut
rehabilitation facility to offer advanced therapies using innova-
tive Bioness® technologies to help accelerate rehabilitation,
intensify therapy and possibly facilitate the return of lost func-
tion to patients affected by stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple
sclerosis, or cerebral palsy.
Our highly experienced rehabilitation therapy staff will effec-
tively treat and support you in reaching your highest potential,
while strictly adhering to your doctor’s orders. Patients benefit
immediately from our staff’s enthusiasm and clinical expertise,
as well as from the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment and
individualized care.
See ad, page 20.
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Attorneys
Beck & Beck, LLC
83 Booth Street, Stratford, CT 06614 ........(203) 375-2222
262 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705 ......(203) 596-2973
110 Wall Street, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10005-3198 .........
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 709-8101
BeckandBeck@SBCGlobal.net • www.ctbecklaw.com
Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care
Proxies, Medicaid Planning, Living Wills, Personal Injury, Real
Estate, General Litigation, Malpractice and Collections. Home vis-
its possible. See ad, page 45.
Braunstein & Todisco, P.C.
One Eliot Place, Fairfield, CT 06824 .........(203) 254-1118
Committed to Protecting the Dignity, Financial and Legal Rights
of Seniors. See ad, this page.
Eliovson & Tenore/Elderlaw & Family Counseling
Associates, LLC
117 Tunxis Hill Rd., Fairfield, CT ............(203) 259-7195
Specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning. See ad, page 45.
ATTORNEYS
Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/
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One Eliot Place Fairfield, CT 06824-5154
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*President, Connecticut Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. 2009-2010; Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Executive Committee member.
Medicaid (“Title 19”) Eligibility,
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Attorneys at Law
Committed To Protecting the Dignity, Financial
and Legal Rights of Seniors
Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law
STATIONHOUSE SQUARE
2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221, Stratford, CT 06615
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Fax: 203-386-1795 • www.kevinkellylaw.com
Elder Law Estate Planning Probate • Real Estate
• Medicaid • Business Law See ad, page 45.
Law Office of James M. Hughes
1432 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 ........(203) 256-1977
E-mail: Hughes_james@sbcglobal.net
• Elder Law and Title 19/MEDICAID Planning and Spend-down
• Wills, Power of Attorney & Health Care Instructions
• Veteran’s Benefits • Trusts • Estates and Probate • Real Estate
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Attorneys Kurt M. Ahlberg and Carl A. Glad know that the deci-
sions you make today will have a lasting impact for you and
your families. That is why Attorneys Ahlberg and Glad will lever-
age their experience, industry know-how, and, most
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the community to help you achieve your goals.
Don’t hesitate: Call us today. See ad, page 46.
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150 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT 06460 .....(203) 878-7126
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Banks
People’s United Bank
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See ad, inside front cover.
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The Milford Bank
Milford-Stratford ..........................(203) 783-5700
Safe, Sound, Secure . . . Since 1872. Convenient offices in
Milford & Stratford. www.milfordbank.com. See ad, this page.
BANKS
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VA CONNECTICUT
HEALTHCARE SYSTEM—
WEST HAVEN CAMPUS
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers
a variety of health services to meet the needs of
America's veterans. In Connecticut those services
encompass an inpatient facility and Ambulatory Care
Center in West Haven (a/k/a VA Connecticut West
Haven Campus); an Ambulatory Care Center in
Newington; and six primary care Community Based
Outpatient Clinics located around the state. All veter-
ans who have met the service and duty requirements
for eligibility are encouraged to enroll in the VA
Healthcare System by completing an Application for
Health Benefits and providing certain documents.
An Eligibility Office is located at the West Haven Campus
and can be reached at 203-937-5711, ext. 3328 or 3131.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus
950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516
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Once enrolled in the VA Healthcare System, each
veteran will receive a personalized Veterans Health
Benefits Handbook. The purpose of the Handbook is
to provide a current and accurate description of VA
healthcare benefits and services, tailored specifically
to the individual veteran.
VA Connecticut offers information and assistance to
older veterans through its Geriatrics and Extended Care
Program. The Program seeks to help veterans with
their needs in regard to: community living; nursing
home entry; hospice and palliative care; spinal cord
injuries; home-based primary care; geriatric consults;
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The Program can be reached at 203-932-5711, ext. 2121,
Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
VA Connecticut also offers a wide range of health
and wellness educational programs. Information
about these can be obtained from the Veteran Health
Education Coordinator at 203-932-5711, ext. 5189,
Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
For further information about VA Connecticut
Healthcare System—West Haven Campus,
contact the Public Affairs Office at 203-937-3824.
“A veteran is someone who
wrote a blank check,
payable to the United States of
America, for an amount of up
to and including his life.”
—Gene Castagnetti, Director,
National Memorial Cemetery
of the Pacific
Honoring all who served.
Salute
Our
Veterans!
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Joseph Ganim, Mayor
Margaret Morton Government Center
999 Broad Street • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7201 • Fax: 203-576-3913
E-mail: mayor@bridgeportct.gov
MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON SENIOR CITIZENS
Members appointed by Mayor for two-year terms
to study conditions and needs of elderly and
recommend solutions to their problems.
Members:
Frances Newby • Chairperson
Robert J. Burdo • Vice Chairperson
Beverely Chimino, Frances Cidorowich
Bettie Cook, Anetha Days,
Sheila Terry, Julie Vergara
BRIDGEPORT DEPARTMENT ON AGING
307 Golden Hill St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7993 • Fax: 203-576-7521
E-mail: Marie.Heller@Bridgeportct.gov.
Public Facilities Director
John Ricci 203-576-7130
Superintendent of Recreation
Luann Conine 203-576-8080
Project Director Marie Heller 203-576-7989
Black Rock Senior Center Coordinator
Bonnie Roach 203-576-7258
East Side Senior Center Community Project Coordinator
Rosemary Wong 203-576-7212
North End Bethany Senior Center Coordinator
Carrie Taylor 203-576-7730
• Recreation and exercise programs: Variety of programs
at all three senior centers, including bingo, ceramics
classes, Wii practice daily, line dancing, arts, Red Hat
Society club, chair exercise, trips, Grandparents Club.
• Senior Transportation Program: Free transportation for
members only to Eisenhower Senior Center. Convenient
pickup points throughout the city.
BRIDGEPORT SENIOR CENTERS
Eisenhower Senior Center
307 Golden Hill St. 06604 • 203-576-7993
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ceramics Classes are Tues. and Thurs., 1:00 p.m. to 2:30
p.m. Karaoke singing; Zumba; T’ai Chi; chair exercises;
weekly trips are also available, along with manicures on
Mondays. Call Center for information. Daily lunch pro-
vided by CW Resources, Inc.
Black Rock Senior Center
2676 Fairfield Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-576-7258 • Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exercise equipment available. • Bingo: Wed., 12:30 p.m.-
3:00 p.m. • Line dancing: Mon., 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Movie: Mon. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. • crafts/knit classes
• Daily lunch provided at noon.
East Side Senior Center
1057 East Main St. (corner of Arctic St.) • Bridgeport, CT
06606 • 203-576-7212 • Hours 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. •
Daily activities: Dominos, dartboard, bingo, billiards, LCR
dice game, Sudoku, jigsaw and Jenga puzzles, ping-pong.
Weekly activities highlights: Information and referrals,
Choices health insurance counselor, handcraft arts, adult
meditative coloring, looming knitting, music therapy, pic-
ture drawing class, karaoke singing, Merengue dancing
exercise. Nutrition Spanish lunch program offered daily
by CW resources, Inc.
We provide information, assistance and health insurance
benefit counseling to Bridgeport senior residents 55 and
older, and their families and caregivers.
We also assist in the application process of the Renters
Rebate program and Connecticut Energy Assistant pro-
gram. Hours: Mon-Fri., 9:00am-4:00pm 203-576-8302 or
203-576-7212.
North End Bethany Senior Center
20 Thorme St. • Bridgeport, CT 06606 • 203-576-7730
Bingo: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Chat Session: 10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. • Plus: Billiards, craft classes, exercise class,
line dancing, movies, pinochle, pokeno, Wii practice.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
For pickup of seniors under the Senior
Transportation Program of the Department of Social
Services, call 203-576-8247, 203-576-7993.
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The City, both by itself and in conjunction with the State
of Connecticut, offers several tax relief programs for
the elderly and certain other groups. The programs are
administered by the Tax Assessor’s Office.
BRIDGEPORT
City of Bridgeport
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Adam W. Dunsby, First Selectman
E-mail: adunsby@eastonct.gov
Easton Town Hall
225 Center Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61 • Easton, CT 06612
203-268-6291 • Fax: 203-268-4928 • www.eastonct.gov
Town Hall Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
COMMISSION FOR THE AGING
Develops policies and exercises oversight regarding needs
of senior citizens.
Acting Chair • Joel Peskay
Linda Dollard Gail Gay
Phyllis Machledt Karen Martin
Mary Pajonas Margaret Silvestri
Lisa Tasi
MUNICIPAL AGENT/SENIOR SERVICES
Responsible for referrals and assistance with federal,
state and local programs, including, but not limited to,
Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicare and
Town of Easton
EASTON
Daniel J. Kenny, CCMA, SPA, Acting Tax Assessor
City Hall, Room 105, 45 Lyon Ter.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 • 203-576-7241
Fax: 203-332-5521
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
For information specifically about the tax relief
programs, call 203-576-8062.
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
Burroughs-Saden Library (Main Library)
Burroughs Building
925 Broad St. 06604 • 203-576-7400
Black Rock Branch
2705 Fairfield Ave. 06605 • 203-576-7025
Newfield Branch
1230 Stratford Ave, 06607 • 203-576-7828
North Branch
3455 Madison Ave. 06606 • 203-576-7003
Old Mill Green Branch
1677-81 E. Main St. 06608 • 203-576-7634
PROBATE COURT
Judge Paul Ganim
City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-3945 • Fax: 203-576-7898
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Armando J. Perez, Chief
Headquarters: 300 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
Non-emergency complaints: 203-576-7671
Non-emergencies information: 203-581-5100
E-mail: bptctpd@bridgeportct.gov
Records/Property Division: 203-581-5270
Criminal Background Checks: 203-581-5270
Victim Assistance: 203-336-5522
BRIDGEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT
Richard E. Thode, Chief
Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
Non-emergencies: 203-337-2070 • Fax: 203-333-4940
Free smoke detectors: 203-335-8835
E-mail: bridgeport.fireemail@bridgeportct.gov
Fire Stations
Headquarters:
30 Congress St. • 203-576-7666
Engine 3 & 4: 233 Wood Ave. • 203-576-7660
Engine/Ladder 6: 1035 Central Ave. • 203-576-7667
Engine 7/Ladder 11: 245 Ocean Ter. • 203-576-7830
Engine/Ladder 10: 950 Boston Ave. • 203-576-7673
Engine 12: 265 Beechmont Ave. • 203-576-7675
Engine 15: 104 Evers St. • 203-576-7677
Engine 16: 3115 Madison Ave. • 203-576-7678
BRIDGEPORT’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64 6,068
65-74 7,574
75-84 4,652
85+ 2,262
Total 60+ 20,556
Total population of
Bridgeport: 144,229
Percentage 60 years of age
or over: 14.2%
Land area: 17.5 sq. mi.
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EASTON
Fuel Assistance for Easton residents over the age of 60.
Alison Witherbee • 650 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612
203-268-1137 • Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
Administers various programs to assist disabled and
low-income Easton residents under the age of 60.
Alison Witherbee • 203-268-1137
SENIOR CENTER
Center is “intellectual, educational, cultural and social center
for adults of all ages, but especially for retirees, seniors and
physically challenged adults . . . . purpose is to enrich the
town . . . and to provide assistance to [those] in need.”
650 Morehouse Rd. 06612 • 203-268-1145
Fax: 203-268-9586 • e-mail: eseniorc@optonline.net
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Director • Val J. Buckley
Programs and services include:
• Availability of: audiobooks, cable TV, computers, CDs,
DVDs, fax machine, Internet cafe, investment data, large-
print books, Optelec reader, periodicals,
photocopier, therapy equipment, video library.
Opportunities for: arts and crafts, quilting, knitting, weav-
ing, card and board games, bridge lessons, bowling,
ceramics, culinary classes, driver’s ed for elderly, film show-
ings, trips, musical programs, excercise programs.
Presentations on: law, finance, art, religion, more.
Scheduled presence of: hair stylist, handyman,
massage therapist, notary public/justice of the peace,
seamstress.
• Trips: day and vacation trips.
• Dial-a-Ride: van transportation 7 days a week.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND
CAREGIVERS/TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Contact Municipal Agent/Senior Services, Social Services
Director and Senior Center for information on these
services.
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
On matters relating to assessments and elderly, Office of the
Assessor prepares homeowners’ forms to be sent to state
for approval.
Town Hall • 203-268-6291 • Fax: 203-268-4928
E-mail: trainieri@eastonct.gov
Assessor • Teresa Rainieri
Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee assists with local tax
relief issues. In September 2008 an ordinance recommend-
ed by the Committee was approved by a town meeting.
The ordinance raised the income limit for the existing tax
abatement program in phases from $70,000 in 2008 to
$85,000 in 2011 and added two new options to the pro-
gram: a tax freeze and a tax deferral plan.
PUBLIC LIBRARY
691 Morehouse Rd. 06612
203-261-0134 • Fax: 203-261-0708
• www.easton.library.org
Hours: Mon. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. & Wed.,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Director • Lynn Zaffino
E-mail: lzaffino@eastonlibrary.org
PROBATE COURT
Easton is part of Probate Court for District 46.
5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068
Judge • T.R. Rowe
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
POLICE DEPARTMENT
700 Morehouse Rd. 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-268-4111 • Fax: 203-268-6703
www.eastonctpolice.com
Chief • Timothy Shaw
R.U.O.K Telephone Reassurance Program available free to
any resident homebound, medically disabled or over 60.
Each day call is placed to individual’s home via
computer. If no response, second call is placed. If still no
response, officer is dispatched to residence and relative or
key holder contacted.
FIRE DEPARTMENT
1 Center Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-268-2833
www.eastonct.gov/fire-department
Chief • Steve Waugh
VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
(EMS)
EMS has several full-time staffers, dozens of volunteers
and two ambulances functioning in cooperation with
first-responders in Police Department.
448 Sport Hill Rd. • Easton, CT 06612
Non-emergencies: 203-452-9595 • Fax: 203-452-7660
Chief of Service • Carolyn Kearney
E-mail: chief@eastonems.com
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Michael C. Tetreau, First Selectman
Office of the First Selectman
John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 2nd Fl
725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3030 • Fax: 203-256-3008
E-mail: FirstSelectmanFFld@fairfieldct.org
Constituent Concerns
Kathleen Griffin • 203-256-3031
E-mail: kgriffin@fairfieldct.org
Deputy Chief of Staff
Jennifer Carpenter • 203-256-3030
E-mail: jcarpenter@fairfieldct.org
www.fairfieldct.org/firstselectman
Old Town Hall
611 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
Town Hall Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Town Switchboard Operator: 203-256-3000
Fax for Other Than the First Selectman: 203-256-3080
Town Web site: www.fairfieldct.org
HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Advised by Human Services Commission, the Depart-
ment of Human and Social Services arranges for the
provision of programs and services to adults of all ages,
including senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Director • Teresa Giegengack
100 Mona Terrace • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3166
Town of Fairfield
FAIRFIELD
60-64 471
65-74 622
75-84 357
85+ 171
Total 60+ 1,620
Total population of Easton:
7,490
Percentage 60 years of age
or over: 21.3%
Land area: 28.6 sq. mi.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF EASTON, INC.
Located in a special section of the Easton Library.
691 Morehouse Rd. • Easton, CT 06612 • 203-261-2090
Hours: By appointment • Please write for information.
President • Chester Burley
OPEN SPACES
A combination of public and private action has provided
Easton residents with the benefits of considerable
open space.
Town of Easton Open Spaces
The following Town-owned areas are open, where
appropriate, for cross-country skiing, dog walking, fishing,
hiking, riding and snowshoeing.
• Mill River Open Space (6.8 acres)
Provides fishing accesses along the Mill River off South
Park Ave.
• Paine Open Space (130 acres)
Located off Maple Rd.
• Steep Hill Open Space (1.1 acres)
Located near the south end of North Park Ave.
Aspetuck Land Trust
Private, nonprofit Connecticut corporation dedicated to
the preservation of open space in perpetuity in Easton,
Fairfield, Weston and Westport. Owns over 800 acres
of open space in these towns. Nature preserves open
to the public make up over 600 of the 800 acres. Trust
has four preserves totaling 215 acres open in Easton
for cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, riding
and snowshoeing.
• Crow Hill Nature Preserve (162 acres)
Located at the end of Wyldewood Rd.
• Island Pond/Pond View Preserve (10 acres)
Located within the town-owned Paine Open Space.
• Poindexter Nature Preserve (38 acres)
Located off Judd Rd. between Maple Rd. and
Knapp St.
• William Warner Angler’s Preserve (5 acres)
Provides three fishing accesses along the Mill River off
South Park Ave.
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control/Shelter • 203-268-9172
Conservation Dept. • 203-268-6291
Easton Community Center • 203-459-9700
Parks and Recreation Dept. • 203-268-7200
Planning and Zoning Dept. • 203-268-6291
Post Office • 203-261-8386
Public Works Dept. • 203-268-0714
Registrars of Voters • 203-268-6291
Tax Collector • 203-268-6291
Town Clerk • 203-268-6291
EASTON’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
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FAIRFIELD
BIGELOW CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES
The Bigelow Center is the main resource location for
activities and services for older adults and their families
and caregivers.
100 Mona Terrace • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3166 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
www.fairfieldct.org/bigelowcenter
Manager • Julie DeMarco
Activities: defensive driving courses; fitness and
exercise programs; dancing; arts and crafts; bingo
and card games; senior groups (music/singing, TV/
video, investment, walking, others); movies; Learning in
Retirement programs; computer classes and Continuing
Education classes.
• Services (by appointment): information, refer-
ral, assessment and counseling regarding: Medicare/
Medigap; HMOs; certain legal matters; long-term care;
fuel assistance; tax assistance; volunteer opportunities;
family problems; Title 19 and other entitlements;
housing assistance; home care and visits; nursing
homes/assisted living; support groups; more. For
information about an appointment with a social
worker regarding careplanning or entitlements,
call 203-256-3166.
• Health screenings (by schedule): blood pressure
and others.
• Craft Shop: Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
• Hot Lunch: reservations required two days in advance;
$2.00 donation suggested. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00 p.m.
• Monthly newsletter: describes Center activities and
lunch menus. Available at the Center, Town Hall, libraries
and other locations in the community.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
AND CAREGIVERS
The Town provides support groups for families and
caregivers of older adults. For information,call the
Department of Human and Social Services at
203-256-3166.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Buses are available for transportation for seniors. Please
call the Senior Center dispatcher at 203-256-3168, Mon.
through Fri. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
for service.
Bus service is limited to:
• Doctor’s appointments
• Grocery shopping on scheduled days according to
location and limited to 1½ hours
• Coming to the Senior Center
• Special approved outings
There are no exceptions to this schedule of trips. Fee for
riding the bus varies with destination and type of trip.
A ten-punch bus ticket may be purchased at the
dispatcher’s office for $5.00.
• Bus service to the Senior Center or shopping is one
punch for round trip.
• Bus service to the doctor in:
• Fairfield is two punches each way
(or $2.00 round trip);
• Bridgeport is four punches each way
(or $4.00 round trip)
For reservation information or further details, please call
the Senior Center dispatcher.
EUNICE POSTOL RECREATION CENTER
75 Mill Plain Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3191 • Fax: 203-256-3145
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;
Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-4p.m. • www.fairfieldct.org/recreation
In addition to facilities for classes, games and events,
the Recreation Center maintains a fully equipped and
staffed fitness center for aerobics, strength training and
other exercises. A yearly membership in the Recreation
Center is $110 for persons 62 and older. Three-month
memberships are available for $55. Call the Center for
more information. Persons who meet Social Services
Department eligibility requirements may obtain yearly
memberships for $55. Call 203-256-3170 for details.
JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES GRASMERE BY THE
SEA ADULT DAY SERVICES
Older adults who want to live at home, yet may need
some assistance or supervision during the day can
spend their weekdays at this certified adult day health
care facility—a program of Jewish Senior Services in
Fairfield. At Grasmere these seniors can participate in a
range of activities and services. The program is located
in the same building as the Jewish Senior Services
Outpatient Program.
Director • Danielle Jackson
1 Post Rd., 1st Fl. • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-365-6470 • Fax: 203-374-4851
E-mail: djackson@jseniors.org
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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• Activities: mental stimulation games; exercise; arts and
crafts; baking; flower arranging; pet therapy; intergen-
erational activities; live entertainment; music; dancing;
slide shows; trips to beaches, galleries, museums; social
events and parties; meals; newsletter; more.
• Services: Interdisciplinary team of professionals–
director, full time registered nurse, certified nurse’s aides,
social worker, recreation director and assistants, admin-
istrative support--and trained, supervised volunteers pro-
vides assessments, counseling, monitoring to clients and
families with regard to accessing entitlements, carrying
out long-term care planning, and coping with cognitive,
emotional or physical limitations. Door-to-door trans-
portation by paratransit drivers available for most clients
of Grasmere. Affordable rates charged for enrollment.
Contact Grasmere social worker or R.N. regarding enroll-
ment procedures. Financial assistance arranged for those
who qualify. Pertinent information from client’s physician
required for enrollment.
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Town, in conjunction with the State of Connecticut,
offers several tax relief programs for the elderly and dis-
abled persons. The programs are administered by the
Assessor’s Office.
611 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3110
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
www.fairfieldct.org/taxassessor
HOUSING PROGRAMS
The Town, through its Office of Community & Economic
Development (OCED), maintains a list of providers of
housing for the elderly and disabled in Fairfield. As
these facilities are operated by different entities, those
interested should contact each one individually to
determine current availability, eligibility requirements
and application procedures. To see this list, go to
http://www.fairfieldct.org/ced-elderly.htm and click
on the appropriate link.
For information on Rental Assistance or the Housing
Choice Vouchers Program under the federal Section 8
program, contact Carol Martin, 203-366-0578.
The Handyman Program is administered by OCED with
federal funding to assist low-income homeowners with
minor maintenance and repairs. For information,
contact 203-256-3120.
www.fairfieldct.org/commdevelopment
FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
E-mail: kronald@fplct.org
Fairfield Public Library (Main Library)
1080 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
203-256-3155
Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Wood Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06825
203-255-7307
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Ave. • Southport, CT 06890
203-259-0346
PROBATE COURT
Judge Daniel Caruso
725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3041
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
For noncritical situations, call the following numbers (in
various departments):
Unusual activities/
possible public safety problems 203-254-4800
Health issues 203-256-3020
Road, tree problems, etc. 203-256-3177
Storm or disaster infoline 203-254-4899
Homeland Security concerns
or suspicions 1-866-457-8477
FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
100 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
Non-emergencies: 203-254-4800
Gary MacNamara, Chief
E-mail: gmacnamara@fairfieldct.org
Web site: www.fpdct.com
The “Are You OK?” electronic reassurance program
allows elderly, handicapped or homebound persons
to register with the Police Department to receive a
phone call at their residences at a predetermined time
each day. If there is no answer after two attempts, the
Emergency Communications Center (open 24 hours
a day) is notified, and a police officer is dispatched to
the residence to check on the well-being and safety
of the subscriber. There is no charge for the service,
and applications to register are available at the Police
Department or the front office of the Fairfield Senior
Center. The Police Department also maintains a program
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under which anyone wishing to register a person who
has Alzheimer’s may do so by coming to Department
headquarters, completing a registration form and provid-
ing two photos of the individual. Registration also can be
done through the national Alzheimer’s Association.
FAIRFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT
140 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
Non-emergencies: 203-254-4700 • Fax: 203-254-4724
Denis McCarthy, Chief
E-mail: dmccarthy@fairfieldct.org
Web site: www.FDFairfield.com
Every fall the Fire Department will go to the homes of
residents 65 or older to change the batteries of all their
smoke detectors. The Department maintains a database
of all senior citizens whose batteries were changed the
previous year and sends a letter to these seniors inform-
ing them when it is again time for the Department to
be changing batteries. To be included in the database,
contact the Department. The Department also operates
blood-pressure screenings and other programs
for seniors.
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control • 203-254-4857
Health Dept. • 203-256-3020
Dept. of Public Works • 203-256-3010
Recreation Dept. • 203-256-3144
Registrars of Voters • 203-256-3115
Tax Collector • 203-256-3100
Town Clerk • 203-256-3090
Planning and Zoning • 203-256-3050
FAIRFIELD’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)v
60-64 3,005
65-74 4,012
75-84 3,030
85+ 1,878
Total 60+ 11,925
Total population of the
Town of Fairfield: 59,404
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 20.2%
Land area: 30.6 sq. mi.
MONROE
Steve Vavrek, First Selectman
Monroe Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Rd. • Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-2800, ext. 1001 • Fax: 203-452-5475
E-mail: svavrek@monroect.org • www.monroect.org
Monroe Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 • 203-452-2800
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
MONROE COMMISSION ON AGING
Commission suggests development of programs and
policies for advancing well-being of older adults of
Monroe and provision of services to senior citizens by
Department of Social and Senior Services.
Chairman: Helma Chartier Jason Maur
Vivian Capoccitti Kathy Quinn
Amy Kopchak Beverly Zwierlein
COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES
7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 • 203-452-2813
Director • Barbara D. Yeager
Social Services Coordinator • Mary Ann Kalm
Department offers:
• Referral and assistance with federal, state and local
programs, including, but not limited to: Husky, Charter
Oak Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security (including SS
Disability and Survivor’s benefits), Medicare, Medicaid, Tax
Relief, and Rent Relief. Eligible residents helped
to understand the process and information and to
complete required paperwork and documentation.
• Heating assistance programs (for those with low
or moderate incomes), including: Connecticut Energy
Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Project Warmth and
Utility programs.
• Monroe Counseling Service. Short-term counseling
sessions available to Monroe residents from Dierdre
Ekholdt, LCSW. 203-452-2800, ext. 1178. • E-mail:
dekholdt@monroect.org
• Food Pantry at 980 Monroe Tpke. Provides nutritious
food to eligible residents. Week’s worth of food distribut-
ed once a month by appointment. Food can be delivered
to those ill or without transportation.
Food Pantry Coordinator • Wendy Jolls
203-452-2817 • E-mail: foodpantry@monroect.org
Town of Monroe
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MONROE
For information and to make reservations,
call Transportation Coordinator Betsy Kraushaar
at 203-452-2815.
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the
administration of tax relief programs.
7 Fan Hill Rd., Rm. 202 06468
203-452-2803 • Fax: 203-452-2253
Assessor • Richard J. Lasky, Jr., CCMA
For information about property ownership, tax
exemptions and tax relief, contact the Assessor’s
Assistant. E-mail: Rcaiola@MonroeCT.org
EDITH WHEELER PUBLIC LIBRARY
733 Monroe Tpke. 06468
203-452-2850 • Fax: 203-261-3359
E-mail: reference@ewml.org
PROBATE COURT
Judge T.R. Rowe
5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068
Monroe is under the jurisdiction of the same Probate
Court as Trumbull and Easton.
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT
John L. Salvatore, Chief
7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468
Non-emergencies: 203-261-3622
TRIAD is the Community Awareness Program for
Seniors. It is an alliance of the Police Department, the
Senior Center and the community to coordinate activi-
ties for the safety and well-being of older adults. The
“Are You OK?” Program is an extension of TRIAD. It is
an automatic telephone-dialing system that calls senior
citizens to check on their welfare.
MONROE FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Headquarters: Monroe Company • George Lattanzi, Chief
Station 1 • 18 Shelton Rd. (Rte. 110)
Station 2 • 54 Jockey Hollow Rd.
Non-emergencies: 203-452-2827
• Special programs. Clothing assistance available to resi-
dents in event of fire or other disaster; donated holiday
gifts distributed to residents based on need; Emergency
Evacuation List available to residents needing assistance
during an evacuation; information made available about
File of Life, Yellow Dot Program, K-9 LAPS (Locating
Alzheimer’s Patients Safely). For information about any
programs mentioned here, call: 203-452-2813
or 203-452-2815.
MONROE SENIOR CENTER
235 Cutlers Farm Rd., Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-2815 • Fax: 203-452-2965
E-mail: byeager@monroect.org
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed. evenings and
Sat. morning hours dependent on programs.
Director • Barbara Yeager
Elderly Services Coordinator • Kim Cassia
Center offers:
• Social, recreational, educational, programs and
activities to anyone age 55 or older. Membership
required. Annual fee (July-June) is $15.00 for Monroe
residents, $20.00 for nonresidents. Some programs may
require an additional fee.
• Outreach. Available to residents age 60 and over
permanently or temporarily confined to their homes or
who are isolated, frail or low-income. Elderly Services
Coordinator provides assistance regarding government
entitlement programs and educates residents and their
families about resources and services. For information,
call Kim Cassia at 203-452-2815.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS
For information about such services, call Elderly
Services Coordinator Kim Cassia at Senior Center,
203-452-2815.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Medical and non-medical transportation within Monroe
and to Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull available to
residents 60+ or disabled on weekdays. Reservations
required at least 48 hours in advance. Appointments
must be: for Monroe, between 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; for
Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull, between 9:45 a.m.-2:00
p.m. All appointments must conclude by 3:30 p.m.
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60-64 1,143
65-74 1,401
75-84 879
85+ 319
Total 60+ 3,742
Total population of the
Town of Monroe: 19,479
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 19.3%
Land area: 26.4 sq. mi.
Stepney Company • Scott Rose, Sr., Chief
Station 1 • 88 Main St.
Station 2 • 801 Main St.
Non-emergencies: 203-268-5389
Stevenson Company • John Howe, Chief
Station 1 • 1580 Monroe Tpk.
Station 2 • 1260 Monroe Tpk.
Non-emergencies: 203-261-8120
MONROE VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES (MVEMS)
John Brenna, EMS
54 Jockey Hollow Rd. 06468
Non-emergencies: 203-452-2826
Has three ambulances available for emergency medical
services 24/7. Conducts yearly town-wide CPR training
sessions and also offers instruction for those seeking to
become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians or
Medical Response Technicians.
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control/Shelter • 203-452-3760
Health District • 203-452-2818
Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-452-2806
Public Works Dept. • 203-452-2814
Registrars of Voters • 203-452-2820
Tax Collector • 203-452-2804
Town Clerk • 203-452-2811
MONROE’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)v
SHELTON
Mark A. Lauretti, Mayor
City Hall
54 Hill Street • Shelton, CT 06484
203-924-1555, ext. 1504 • Fax: 203-924-0185
E-mail: shelton01@cityofshelton.org
Shelton City Hall
54 Hill St. 06484 • 203-924-1555 • www.cityofshelton.org
SENIOR COMMITTEE
Shelton’s Senior Committee addresses issues connected
with aging and consists of nine members, appointed for
two-year terms by the mayor. Regular meetings are held
at the Shelton Senior Center at 4 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of each month.
Senior Committee
Members:
Chairman:
Walter Oko Margaret Keane
Jill Bruno William Smarz
Judson Crawford Roberta Sutkowski
Cheryl Dziubina Marilyn Terlaga
SHELTON SENIOR CENTER
81 Wheeler St. 06484
203-924-9324
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Director • Doreen Laucella
Provides a lunch program, health screenings, financial
and insurance presentations, and educational,
social and recreational programs (computer classes,
field trips, more) for persons age 55 or older.
Membership generally required for programs and
activities ($4.00 for Shelton residents; $7.00-$10.00 for
nonresidents).
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Assessor’s Office in City Hall administers various
state and local programs of tax relief for homeown-
ers and veterans. Eligibility for the homeowners’ pro-
gram requires: residency in Shelton; age of 65 years or
older or total disability status; income within State of
Connecticut qualifying levels. Some additional blind,
disabled, “freeze,” homeowners’ and veterans’ programs
are available, too. Also, renters’ rebate applications will
be accepted at Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St.,
Shelton, CT 06484. Rent receipts, utility receipts and
City of Shelton
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SHELTON
60-64 2,648
65-74 3,487
75-84 2,210
85+ 1,206
Total 9,551
Total population of the
City of Shelton: 39,559
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 24.2%
Land area: 31.4 sq. mi.
SHELTON’S EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
(EMS)
Chief, Michael Chaffee
Ambulance transport and emergency first responder
service provided 24/7 by Echo Hose Ambulance
Corps. Paramedic care provided through Valley EMS,
the regional paramedic provider serving the Lower
Naugatuck Valley. Echo Hose Ambulance Corps also
provides public education and outreach on emergency
medicine and public health matters.
Echo Hose Ambulance Corps
100 Meadow St. • PO Box 213 06484
Non-emergencies: 203-924-9211 • Fax: 203-924-6603
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control/Shelter • 203-924-2501
City Clerk • 203-924-1555, ext.1503
Health Dept. • 203-881-3255
Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-925-8422
Planning & Zoning • 203-924-1555, ext.1510
Public Works Dept. • 203-924-9277
Registrars of Voters • 203-924-2533
Tax Collector • 203-924-1555, ext.1501
SHELTON’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
meeting income requirements are needed for participa-
tion in the renters’ rebate program.
Assessor • Bill Gaffney
E-mail: w.gaffney@cityofshelton.org
SHELTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
Plumb Memorial Library
C. Elspeth Lydon, Library System Director
65 Wooster St. 06484
203-924-1580 • E-mail: elydon@biblio.org
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.,
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Huntington Branch Library
41 Church St. (inside Community Center)
203-926-0111
Hours: Mon., 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs.,
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
PROBATE COURT
Judge Fred J. Anthony
40 White St. • P.O. Box 127 • 06484
203-924-8462
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
SHELTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Shawn Sequeira, Acting Chief
Headquarters: 85 Wheeler St. 06484
Non-emergencies: 203-924-1544
SHELTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Composed of volunteer companies operating out
of stations in four sections of the Town.
Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co.
379 Coram Ave.
Non-emergencies: 203-924-4241
Huntington Fire Company
44 Church St.
Non-emergencies: 203-929-1414
Pine Rock Park Fire Company
722 Long Hill Rd.
Non-emergencies: 203-929-1239
White Hills Voluntary Fire Company
2 School St. • 203-929-1749
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STRATFORD
John A. Harkins, Mayor
Stratford Town Hall, Room 202
2725 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615
203-385-4001 • Fax: 203-385-4108
E-mail: mayor@townofstratford.com
www.townofstratford.com
Marc Dillon • Constituent Services and Outreach
STRATFORD SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT
1000 West Broad St. 06615
203-385-4050 • Fax: 203-385-4057
E-mail: baldwincenter@townofstratford.com
Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Director Senior Services Diane Puterski
Social Services Coordinator/
Municipal Agent for Elderly
Shirley Dominguez
C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator Erin McLeod
C.A.R.E.S. Activity Coordinator Mio Vazquez-Ramos
Outreach Coordinator Mary Balog
Handicapped Info and Referrals Susan M. Pawluk
203-385-4020
Transportation Scheduler 203-385-4051
Stratford Senior Services provides information and per-
sonal assistance to all Stratford residents over 60 years
old with: Medicaid, Medicare, Snap, Social Security,
Renters Rebate, Health Insurance Issues, Home Care
Services, Energy Assistance, Farmers Market
• Outreach Program
Provides visits to homebound elderly, information
about housing concerns and referrals for other services.
Provides programs off-site at housing sites.
BALDWIN CENTER
The Town runs a fully operational daily activity center
for Stratford residents 55 and over. The Center offers a
wide range of activities and events for both men and
women. The Center also serves lunch Mon.-Fri.
The Center is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
1000 West Broad St. 06615 • 203-385-4050
E-mail: baldwincenter@townofstratford.com
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
AND CAREGIVERS
For information about these services, call
Senior Services Department, 203-385-4050.
Programs, located at Baldwin Center, include:
• C.A.R.E.S.—Community-At-Risk-Elderly-Services
Social Model Adult Day Program—currently offered five
days a week
• Family Caregiver Counselor
Diane Puterski
provides information on
services offered in conjunction with the National
Family Caregivers Association to those caring for adults
60 years of age and older, including: individual coun-
seling that can assist caregivers in making decisions;
caregivers’ training and education; respite care that can
provide a caregiver with a much-needed break
203-385-4055
E-mail: dputerski@townofstratford.com
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
The Town has a comprehensive transportation service
for all residents over 60 years old and for all handi-
capped residents over 21 years old. All medical-related
rides are free of charge, and nonmedical rides are
$1.00 each way. Transportation is available:
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 385-4051,
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., for reservations.
Town of Stratford
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STRATFORD
60-64 3,100
65-74 4,176
75-84 3,172
85+ 1,626
Total 60+ 12,074
Total population of the
Town of Stratford: 51,384
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 23.4%
Land area: 18.7 sq. mi.
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Town, both by itself and in conjunction with the
State of Connecticut, offers several tax relief, energy
assistance and rental rebate programs for senior citizens.
You may be eligible if you: are aged 65 or older, totally
disabled or blind, a veteran or the spouse of a veteran;
meet certain income guidelines; or own a handicapped-
equipped vehicle. The programs are administered by the
Town Assessor’s office.
Stratford Town Hall • 203-385-4025
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
STRATFORD LIBRARY
2203 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10:00 a.m-8:00 p.m.; Fri.,
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m., Oct.-May.
Circulation desk: 203-385-4160; Reference desk:
203-385-4164;
Administration: 203-385-4166
E-mail: ask@stratford.lib.ct.us
The Library is accessible to people with a variety
of physical disabilities. It is wheelchair-accessible at
the Main Street entrance and all public areas are
wheelchair-accessible except for the restrooms on the
first floor. (The public restroom on the Lower Level is
accessible.) Individuals with disabilities may contact the
Library to discuss special needs, and the Library offers
materials and programs for patrons with visual or
auditory disabilities.
Library Director • Sheri Szmanski
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
STRATFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Joseph McNeil, Chief
900 Longbrook Ave. • Stratford, CT 06614
Non-emergencies: 203-385-4100 • Fax: 203-385-4019
E-mail: jmcneil@townofstratford.com
STRATFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
Robert McGrath, Chief
Headquarters/Company 1
2704 Main St. • Stratford, CT 06615
Non-emergencies: 203-385-4070 • Fax: 203-381-2081
E-mail: rmcgrath@townofstratford.com
Fire Company 2 • 1415 Huntington Rd.
Stratford, CT 06614 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4074
Fire Company 3 • 20 Prospect Dr.
Stratford, CT 06615 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4076
Fire Company 4 • 200 Oronoque Ln.
Stratford, CT 06614 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4079
STRATFORD EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
(EMS)
Michael Loiz, Director
2712 Main St. • Stratford, CT 06614
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
Non-emergencies: 203-385-4060 • Fax: 203-385-4156
E-mail: emsadmin@stratfordems.org
Web site: www.stratfordems.org
PROBATE COURT
Judge Kurt M. Ahlberg
Birdseye Municipal Complex
468 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615 • 203-385-4023
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control • 203-385-4068
Health Dept. • 203-385-4090
Planning & Zoning • 203-385-4017
Public Works Dept. • 203-385-4080
Recreation Dept. • 203-385-4052
Registrars of Voters • 203-385-4048
Tax Collector • 203-385-4030
Town Clerk • 203-385-4020
STRATFORD’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
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TRUMBULL
Timothy M. Herbst, First Selectman
203-452-5005 • Fax: 203-452-5038
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Chief of Staff • Lynn Arnow
Trumbull Town Hall
5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611
203-452.5000 • www.trumbull-ct.gov
Town Hall Annex—Recreation Department
Judge Aram Tellalian Building
5892 Main St. • Trumbull 06611
TRUMBULL SENIOR CENTER
Director • Michele Jakab
E-mail: mjakab@trumbull-ct.gov
The Center at Priscilla Place
23 Priscilla Place 06611 • 203-452-5199
E-mail: seniorcenter@trumbull-ct.org
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Trumbull Senior Center programs include: educa-
tion and recreation; travel; and a daily nutrition pro-
gram. Free income tax assistance is provided through
AARP. A safe driving course (AARP) enables seniors to
receive a reduced insurance rate. Activities include danc-
ing, crafts, games, exercise programs, socials, movies,
bingo and computer lessons. C&W Resources provides
daily hot lunches at the Center for a nominal fee. Box
lunches are also available for take-home and weekends.
Monthly newsletters are mailed to senior residents upon
request and are available on the Town of Trumbull
Web site: www.trumbull-ct.gov.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
The Senior Center Transportation Department
enables residents 60 years of age and older with-
out transportation to attend Center programs, doctor
appointments, shopping and special town activities.
Senior Center - Transit: 203-452-5137
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Director • Michele Jakab • 203-452-5198
The Department provides information and referrals such
as assistance with applications for: Title 19/Medicaid;
Renters Rebate; Tax Relief; Energy Assistance; Medicare
Counseling; Home Health Care; and Extended Care
Planning/Placement. The Department also manages
the Trumbull Food Pantry located in the Senior Center.
Other services include counseling for senior citizens and
others in need of assistance with financial, emotional or
family programs. Home visits may be available.
NURSING DEPARTMENT
Lynn Steinbrick, Nursing Director
The Center at Priscilla Place
23 Priscilla Place 06611 • Trumbull, CT 06611
203-452-5090 • Fax: 203-452-3853
A Geriatric Wellness Nurse, Teresa Cryan, is available
at the Senior Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays to:
provide health screenings, conduct educational program
on health-related topics for Trumbull seniors; assist in
making doctor appointments; lead seated exercise pro-
grams; coordinate guest speakers on senior wellness
topics; consult on common geriatric health concerns.
She is also available at Stern Village Elderly Housing site
to offer these services on Mondays.
MARY J. SHERLACH COUNSELING CENTER
121 Old Mine Rd. • Trumbull, CT 06611
203-261-5110 • 203-452-5193 • www.trumbull-ct.gov
The Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center provides a clini-
cal setting for individuals and family group therapy and
crisis intervention services for individuals and families
who are residents of Trumbull and for Town employees.
The Center offers support services provided by Licensed
Family Therapists, a Social Worker, and Drug and Alcohol
Counselor. The Center assists in all stages of family tran-
sition, including: adolescent, family and couples therapy:
positive parenting: youth leadership programs: and sup-
port for seniors.
TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Tax Assessor is responsible for implementing
State and Town senior citizen and veteran tax
relief programs.
Town Hall, Main Floor 06611 • 203-452-5016
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tax Assessor • Mark DeVestern
TRUMBULL LIBRARY SYSTEM
Director • Stefan Lyhne
E-mail: slyhne@trumbull-ct.gov
• Main Library
33 Quality St. 06611
203-452-5197 • Fax: 203-452-5125
Town of Trumbull
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TRUMBULL
60-64 1,956
65-74 2,869
75-84 2,357
85+ 1,361
Total 60+ 7,182
Total population of the
Town of Trumbull: 36,018
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 23.6%
Land area: 23.29 sq. mi.
www.trumbullct-library.gov
• Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Branch Library
1718 Huntington Tpke. 06611
203-452-5196 • Fax: 203-452-5178
The Trumbull Library System offers a wide range of items
and services for senior citizens: large-print books in all
genres and a large collection of CDs and downloadable
audiobooks. Most of its extensive DVD collection is closed
captioned for the hearing impaired.
Homebound Delivery Service is available for those who
are unable to come into the library buildings. Special
services include: Librarian by Appointment (individualized
reference help from a professional librarian); computer
classes and eBook download demonstrations; book dis-
cussions; online databases and helpful resources that
can be accessed from home computer with library card;
and a wide range of other programs of interest to seniors
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
TRUMBULL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Michael Lombardo, Sr.
158 Edison Rd. 06611 • 203-261-3665 (non-emergency)
E-mail: police@trumbull-ct.gov
Report suspicious activity to the Police Department.
FIRE DEPARTMENTS/EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SERVICES
Trumbull Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Station One
• 860 White Plains Rd. • 203-452-0465
Station Two • 1000 Daniels Farm Rd.
www.trumbullufc.com
Long Hill Fire Department
Station One
• 6315 Main St. • 203-459-0159
Station Two • 5404 Main St.
Station Three • 4229 Madison Ave.
www.longhillfd.com
Nichols Fire Department
Station One
• 100 Shelton Rd. • 203-378-1875
• www.nicholsfire.com
Station Two • 582 Booth Hill Rd.
Trumbull Emergency Medical Services
250 Middlebrooks Ave. • 203-452-5146
(non-emergency)
PROBATE COURT
Judge T.R. Rowe • Town Hall 06611
203-452-5068 • Fax: 203-452-5092
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Animal Control/Shelter • 203-452-5088
Arts Coordinator • 203-452-5065
Trumbull-Monroe Health District • 203-452-1030
Highway Garage • 203-452-5070
Parks • 203-452-5075
Public Works • 203-452-5045
Recreation • 203-452-5060
Registrars of Voters • 203-452-5059/5058
Sewer Dept. - WPCA • 203-452-5048
Tax Collector • 203-452-5024
Town Clerk • 203-452-5035
TRUMBULL’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) is a private,
not-for-profit corporation established in 1974 and designated as one
of a number of Area Agencies on Aging functioning under the Older
Americans Act of 1965. (There are five such Agencies in Connecticut.)
SWCAA utilizes federal and state funds to benefit the elderly in the
14-town region of southwestern Connecticut. These funds help
support such services as nutrition, health care, in-home care, adult
day care, respite care, legal assistance, transportation, senior centers,
and outreach and social support. SWCAA researches and evaluates
elderly issues, offers community education related to the needs of
the elderly, and serves as an advocate for older individuals. It is a
resource for information on and referrals to services for older adults,
including health insurance, housing and in-home care. The Agency
administers the CHOICES Program, Statewide Respite Program and
the National Caregiver Support Program for the region. SWCAA is also
an “Access Agency,” under contract with the Department of Social
Services of the State of Connecticut, to provide care management to
clients who receive home and community-based services through the
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders.
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, Inc.
1000 Lafayette Blvd. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone Number (203) 333-9288
Toll-Free Number 1-800-994-9422
Fax Number (203) 332-2619
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Alliance for Aging Research, 1700 K St. NW, Suite 740,
Washington, DC 20006, Phone: 202-293-2856,
www.agingresearch.org.
Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17,
Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: 1-800-335-8700 (toll free),
E-mail: info@alz.org, www.alz.org.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 9400 West
Higging Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: 847-823-7186,
www.aaos.org.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 6728 Old
McLean Village Drive, McLean, VA 22101, (703) 556-9222,
www.aagponline.org
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Rehabilitation, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL
60611, Phone: (312) 321-5146, E-mail: aacvpr@tmahq.com,
www.aacvpr.org.
American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St., NE, Atlanta, GA
30303, Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345 (227-2345) (toll free),
www.cancer.org.
American College of Surgeons, 633 North St. Clair St., Chicago,
IL 60611-3211, Phone: 1-800-621-4111 (toll free), E-mail: post-
master@facs.org, www.facs.org.
American Council of the Blind, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite
420, Alexandria, VA 2220, Phone: (800) 424-8666, www.acb.org
American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St.,
Arlington, VA 22301, Phone: 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383)
(toll free), www.diabetes.org.
American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas,
TX 75231, Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) (toll free),
1-888-4-STROKE (478-7653) (toll free), www.heart.org.
American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: 1-800-LUNG-USA (586-4872) (toll
free), E-mail: info@lung.org, www.lung.org.
American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave.,
Staten Island, NY 10305, Phone: 1-800-223-2732
(toll free), E-mail: apda@apdaparkinson.org.
American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 1-800-999-2782, ext. 3395 (toll
free), www.apta.org.
American Podiatric Medical Association, 9312 Old Georgetown
Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: 1-800-FOOT-CARE (366-8227)
(toll free), E-mail: askapma@apma.org, www.apma.org.
American Society on Aging, 575 Market Street, Suite 2100,
San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone: 1-800-537-9728 (toll free),
E-mail: info@asaging.org, www.asaging.org.
Connecticut Health and Service Organizations
AARP Connecticut. Suite104, Capitol Place, 21 Oak St., Hartford,
CT 06106. Tel. (866) 295-7279; Fax: (860) 249-7707;
http://states.aarp.org/category/connecticut/;
www.facebook.com/AARPCT; twitter.com/AARPCT
Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter. Main Office:
Suite 4b, 200 Executive Blvd, Southington, CT 06489.
Tel: (860) 828-2828; http://www.alz.org/ct/
in_my_community_contact.asp
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. P.O. Box 350, Willimantic,
CT 06226. Tel. (860) 456-7790; Fax: (860) 456-2614;
www.medicareadvocacy.org/; http://www.medicareadvocacy.org
Connecticut Commission on Aging. State Capitol, 210 Capitol
Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Tel.: (860) 240-5200; coa@cga.ct.gov;
www.cga.ct.gov/coa;
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. Administered by
Connecticut Department of Social Services, Alternate Care Unit:
25 Sigourney St., Hartford, CT 06106. Tel.: (800) 445-5394;
www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a==2353&q=305170
Elderly Nutrition Program (South Central and Southwestern
Connecticut). Bridgeport area—congregate meals: CW Resources,
Inc. 215 Warren St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Tel. (203) 332-3264.
Bridgeport area—home-delivered meals: FSW, Inc. CT.
475 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. Tel. (203) 368-4291;
Fax: 203-332-7631. Derby area—TEAM Project Manna.
30 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT 06418. Tel. (203) 736-5420;
Fax: (203) 736-5425. New Haven area—LifeBridge Community
Services. Tel. (203) 752-9919; Fax: (203) 752-9691.
Stamford area—Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. Suite 10,
30 Myano Lane, Stamford, CT 06902. Tel. (203) 324-6175; Fax:
(203) 323-1108
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. South Central
Connecticut RSVP (sponsored by Agency on Aging of South
Central Connecticut): One Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT
06511. Tel. (203) 752-3059. Southwestern Connecticut RSVP
(sponsored by Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now/N.E.O.N.):
95 South Main St., Norwalk, CT 06854. Tel. (203) 663-7332.
For additional information: www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.
asp?a=2513&q=313072
Senior Community Service Employment Program. Greater
Bridgeport Area: Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging,
1000 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Tel. (800) 994-9422.
Greater New Haven Area: Agency on Aging of South Central
Connecticut, One Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511.
Tel. (203) 785-8533. Greater Stamford Area: Jewish Family
Service, 733 Summer St., 6th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901.
Tel. (203) 921-4161. For other locations in Fairfield and New
Haven Counties: Associates for Training and Development.
Tel. (800) 439-3307. For additional information:
www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313068
National Health and Service Organizations
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HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
American Stroke Association c/o American Heart
Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, Phone:
1-888-4STROKE (478-7653) (toll free), E-mail: strokeassociation@
heart.org, www.strokeassociation.org.
Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1335 West Peachtree
Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA
30357, Phone: (404) 872-7100, E-mail: help@arthritis.org, www.
arthritis.org.
Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg,
MD 20871, Phone: 1-800-437-2423, (437-2423) (toll free),
www.brightfocus.org.
Captioned Media Program National Association of the Deaf,
1447 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307, Phone:
1-800-237-6213 (toll free), E-mail: info@cfv.org, www.cfv.org.
Caregiver Action Network,1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite
500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 454-3970, Email:
info@caregiveraction.org, www.carwegiveraction.org.
Community Transportation Association of America, 1341 G
Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone:
1-800-891-0590, Fax: 202-737-9197, www.ctaa.org.
Hearing Loss Association of America, 7910 Woodmont Avenue,
Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: 301-657-2248, E-mail:
info@hearingloss.org, www.hearingloss.org.
Lighthouse Guild, 15 West 65th St., New York, NY 10023, Phone:
1-800-829-0500 (toll free), E-mail: info@lighthouse.org, www.
lighthouseguild.org.
Medicare Rights Center, 266 W 37th St, Third Fl., New York, NY
10018, Phone: 1-800-333-4114, www.medicarerights.org
National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive,Bethesda,
MD 20892-9760, Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER, www.cancer.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Clearinghouse, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892,
Phone: 1-888-644-6226, www.nccih.nih.gov
National Center on Elder Abuse, c/o University of Southern
California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family
Medicine and Geriatrics, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22
Bld. A-6, Alhambra, CA 91803. Phone: 1-855-500-3537,
www.ncea.aoa.gov/index.aspx
National Council on Aging, 251 18th Street South, Suite 500,
Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 571-527-3900, www.ncoa.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center,
PO Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Phone: 301-592-
8573, E-mail: nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov, www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization,
1731 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314,
Phone: (703) 837-1500, E-mail: nhpco_info@nhpco.org,
www.nhpco.org.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
5601 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892-6612, Phone:
866-284-4107 (toll free), E-mail: niaidoc@nih.gov,
www.niaid.nih.gov.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 9000
Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892-2290, Phone: 301-402-4261,
E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov, www.nidcr.nih.gov/.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Phone:
(301) 496-3583, www.niddk.nih.gov.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,
P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, MD 20824, Phone: 1-800-352-9424
(toll free), www.ninds.nih.org.
National Institute on Aging, Building 31, Room 5C27,
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892-2292, Phone:
1-800-222-2225 (toll free), E-mail: niainfo@mail.nih.gov,
www.nih.gov/nia.
National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY
10016, Phone: 1-800-622-9010 (toll free) www.kidney.org.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20542, Phone: 1-800-424-8567 (toll free),
E-mail: nls@loc.gov, www.lcweb.loc.gov/nls/.
National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1251 18th St., Arlington, VA
22202, Phone: 1-800-223-2226 (toll free), www.nof.org,
National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood,
CO 80112-3747, Phone: 1-800-STROKES (787-6537)
(toll free), www.stroke.org.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1395 Broadway, Suite 1509,
New York, NY 10018, Phone: 1-800-457-6676 (toll free),
E-mail: info@pdf.org.
Pension Rights Center, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 206,
Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 202-296-3776,
E-mail: pnsnrights@aol.com.
Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New
York, NY 10016, Phone: 1-800-SKIN-490 (754-6490) (toll free),
www.skincancer.org.
United Seniors Health Council, www.unitedseniorshealth.org.
Vision Council. 225 Reinekers Ln., Suite 700, Alexandria, VA
22314, 1-866-826-0290 (toll free) http://www.thevisioncouncil.
org.
Well Spouse Association, 63 West Main Street, Suite 14,
Freehold, NJ 07728, Phone: 1-800-838-0879 (toll free),
E-mail: info@wellspouse.org, www.wellspouse.org.
U.S. Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is a federal government
agency and has offices around the country. Information from
the SSA can be obtained by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by
contacting one of the Connecticut offices, which include:
Bridgeport • 3885 Main St. • 866-331-6399
Meriden • 1 West Main St. • 877-409-8429
New Haven • 150 Court St. • 866-331-5281
Stamford • 2 Landmark Sq. • 866-770-1881
Find additional and expanded information at
www.seniorgotoguide.com
HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
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Index
PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESSES AND SERVICES
Cleaning Services
Coastal Cleaning ......................................27
Dentists
Brush & Floss Dental Center ........................11, 27
Goldberg & Marcus Dental Associates ..................7, 27
Lighthouse Dental Care .............................5, 28
Mogelof Dental Group ..............................9, 28
Eye Care and Eye Wear
Eye Group of Connecticut, LLC .......................3, 29
Family Vision Centers ..............................28, 29
Furze & Ackley Inc. O-Opticians ......................28, 29
James Pinke, M.D..................................28, 30
Kurilec Eye Care, LLC ..............................27, 29
New England Retina Associates ......................29, 30
Hair Stylists
Hair on Wheels ......................................30
Hearing Specialists
Precision Hearing.....................................30
Internal Medicine
Southwest Community Health Center....................31
Personal Response Systems
Jewish Senior Services • Voice Care ...........31, back cover
Pharmacies
Bridgeport Pharmacy/Slavins-Hancock Pharmacy ........31, 32
Oronoque Pharmacy...............................31, 32
Rotary Drug Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...31, 32
Physicians
Fairfield Family Physicians, LLC
House Calls and Virtual Visits ........................13, 32
Poetry Presentation
What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging
and the Last of Life ...................................32
CAREGIVERS, RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES
Adult Day Programs
Jewish Senior Services
• Grasmere by the Sea Adult Day Services......33, back cover
Sunset Shores Adult Day Health Centers .................33
Aging in Place Solutions
Senior Choice at Home
®
• A Program of Jewish Senior Services ..........33, back cover
Assisted Living and Independent
Living Communities
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan ...............33, 37
Jewish Senior Services
• Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living. . . . . . . . . 36, back cover
Seacrest Retirement Center .............36, inside back cover
Senior Choice at Home
®
• A Program of Jewish Senior Services ..........36, back cover
The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network ............15, 36
Tower One/Tower East.............................36, 37
Dementia Care
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan ..................37
Elder Abuse Prevention
Jewish Senior Services
• The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention .......38, back cover
Elder Care
Waveny LifeCare Network ...........................15, 38
Elder Care Counseling
Robert J. Hurley LCSW, DCSW ..........................38
Geriatric Assessments and Care Management
Growing Options, Inc. ..............................38, 39
Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging......38, back cover
Home Care/Home Health Care
Comfort Keepers ..................................39, 40
Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC..................4, 39
Griswold Home Care ..............................39, 41
Jewish Senior Services • The Roy and Aline Friedman Home
Care Agency/Friedman Home Care ............40, back cover
Keep Me Home......................................40
Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. (VNA) .........40, 41
Hospice Care
Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice 41, back cover
Hospitals
Bridgeport Hospital ...................................34
St Vincent’s Medical Center .............................35
VA Connecticut Healthcare System ......................48
Memory Care Assisted Living
Bridges by Epoch ..................................41, 42
Nursing Homes
Jewish Senior Services • The Jewish Home .....42, back cover
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc................42, 43
Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
Jewish Senior Services
• Outpatient Rehabilitation Services .........21, 42, back cover
Rehabilitation Facilities and Service Providers
Autumn Lake Healthcare ..............................21
Jewish Senior Services
• Goldstein Rehabilitation Center...........21, 42, back cover
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc................21, 43
The Nathaniel Witherell ...............................21
The Villa at Stamford..................................20
American Stroke Association c/o American Heart
Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, Phone:
1-888-4STROKE (478-7653) (toll free), E-mail: strokeassociation@
heart.org, www.strokeassociation.org.
Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1335 West Peachtree
Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA
30357, Phone: (404) 872-7100, E-mail: help@arthritis.org, www.
arthritis.org.
Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg,
MD 20871, Phone: 1-800-437-2423, (437-2423) (toll free),
www.brightfocus.org.
Captioned Media Program National Association of the Deaf,
1447 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307, Phone:
1-800-237-6213 (toll free), E-mail: info@cfv.org, www.cfv.org.
Caregiver Action Network,1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite
500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 454-3970, Email:
info@caregiveraction.org, www.carwegiveraction.org.
Community Transportation Association of America, 1341 G
Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone:
1-800-891-0590, Fax: 202-737-9197, www.ctaa.org.
Hearing Loss Association of America, 7910 Woodmont Avenue,
Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: 301-657-2248, E-mail:
info@hearingloss.org, www.hearingloss.org.
Lighthouse Guild, 15 West 65th St., New York, NY 10023, Phone:
1-800-829-0500 (toll free), E-mail: info@lighthouse.org, www.
lighthouseguild.org.
Medicare Rights Center, 266 W 37th St, Third Fl., New York, NY
10018, Phone: 1-800-333-4114, www.medicarerights.org
National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive,Bethesda,
MD 20892-9760, Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER, www.cancer.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Clearinghouse, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892,
Phone: 1-888-644-6226, www.nccih.nih.gov
National Center on Elder Abuse, c/o University of Southern
California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family
Medicine and Geriatrics, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22
Bld. A-6, Alhambra, CA 91803. Phone: 1-855-500-3537,
www.ncea.aoa.gov/index.aspx
National Council on Aging, 251 18th Street South, Suite 500,
Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 571-527-3900, www.ncoa.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center,
PO Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Phone: 301-592-
8573, E-mail: nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov, www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization,
1731 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314,
Phone: (703) 837-1500, E-mail: nhpco_info@nhpco.org,
www.nhpco.org.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
5601 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892-6612, Phone:
866-284-4107 (toll free), E-mail: niaidoc@nih.gov,
www.niaid.nih.gov.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 9000
Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892-2290, Phone: 301-402-4261,
E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov, www.nidcr.nih.gov/.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Phone:
(301) 496-3583, www.niddk.nih.gov.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,
P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, MD 20824, Phone: 1-800-352-9424
(toll free), www.ninds.nih.org.
National Institute on Aging, Building 31, Room 5C27,
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892-2292, Phone:
1-800-222-2225 (toll free), E-mail: niainfo@mail.nih.gov,
www.nih.gov/nia.
National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY
10016, Phone: 1-800-622-9010 (toll free) www.kidney.org.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20542, Phone: 1-800-424-8567 (toll free),
E-mail: nls@loc.gov, www.lcweb.loc.gov/nls/.
National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1251 18th St., Arlington, VA
22202, Phone: 1-800-223-2226 (toll free), www.nof.org,
National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood,
CO 80112-3747, Phone: 1-800-STROKES (787-6537)
(toll free), www.stroke.org.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1395 Broadway, Suite 1509,
New York, NY 10018, Phone: 1-800-457-6676 (toll free),
E-mail: info@pdf.org.
Pension Rights Center, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 206,
Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 202-296-3776,
E-mail: pnsnrights@aol.com.
Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New
York, NY 10016, Phone: 1-800-SKIN-490 (754-6490) (toll free),
www.skincancer.org.
United Seniors Health Council, www.unitedseniorshealth.org.
Vision Council. 225 Reinekers Ln., Suite 700, Alexandria, VA
22314, 1-866-826-0290 (toll free) http://www.thevisioncouncil.
org.
Well Spouse Association, 63 West Main Street, Suite 14,
Freehold, NJ 07728, Phone: 1-800-838-0879 (toll free),
E-mail: info@wellspouse.org, www.wellspouse.org.
U.S. Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is a federal government
agency and has offices around the country. Information from
the SSA can be obtained by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by
contacting one of the Connecticut offices, which include:
Bridgeport • 3885 Main St. • 866-331-6399
Meriden • 1 West Main St. • 877-409-8429
New Haven • 150 Court St. • 866-331-5281
Stamford • 2 Landmark Sq. • 866-770-1881
Find additional and expanded information at
www.seniorgotoguide.com
HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
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Waveny Life Care .................................15, 20
Wilton Meadows .....................................21
LEGAL, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE,
MORTGAGES/REVERSE MORTGAGES AND
FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS
Attorneys
Beck & Beck, LLC..................................44, 45
Braunstein & Todisco, PC .............................. 44
Eliovson & Tenore/
Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC ..........44, 45
We extend a special thanks to everyone who helped make the Senior GO TO Guide possible, especially:
Robert J. Burdo, Vice Chairperson, Bridgeport Mayor’s
Commission on Senior Citizens
Rosemary Wong, Eastside Senior Center Community Project
Coordinator, Bridgeport Department on Aging
Val J. Buckley, Director, Easton Senior Center
Janet Haller, Easton Town Hall, Office of the First Selectman
Alison Witherbee, Municipal Agent for Elderly Persons, Town
of Easton
Jennifer Carpenter, Deputy Chief of Staff, Town of Fairfield
Teresa Giegengack, Director of Human and Social Services,
Town of Fairfield
Tanya Bombero, Administrative Assistant, Office of the First
Selectman, Town of Monroe
Barbara D. Yeager, Director, Community & Social Services
and Senior Center, Town of Monroe
Kathy Brown, Assessor’s Office, City of Shelton
Cyndee Burke, Executive Secretary, Office of the Mayor,
City of Shelton
Shauna Dumas, Shelton Senior Center
Ellen. R. Kolesk, Librarian, Shelton History Center
Shirley Dominquez, Social Services Coordinator,
Town of Stratford
Michael Loiz, Director, Emergency Medical Services,
Town of Stratford
Diane Puterski, Director, Senior Services Department,
Town of Stratford
Alicia Altobelli, Executive Assistant to the First Selectman,
Town of Trumbull
Lynn Arnow, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Selectman,
Town of Trumbull
Jennifer Gillis, Senior Outreach Special Services, Trumbull
Michele Jakab, Director, Trumbull Senior Center
JoAnne Veltri, Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center,
Town of Trumbull
This Guide is intended to assist senior citizens, older adults and their families in obtaining information about products and services of interest.
However, because of the constant changing and updating of information contained herein, it is not possible to guarantee complete accuracy of
all the information or the complete absence of errors or omissions. The publisher, therefore, does not assume liability for any inaccuracy, errors
or omissions in the information, nor assume any liability for inaccurate or misleading information or errors or omissions contained in advertise-
ments in this Guide.
Published annually by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc., Stratford, CT 06614. Copyright 2017 by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc. All rights reserved.
Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law .............44, 45
Law Office of James M. Hughes .....................14, 45
Law Offices of Kurt Ahlberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 46
Banks
People’s United Bank ..................inside front cover, 45
The Milford Bank.....................................46
CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES
Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home ........................47
Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home ........................47
Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home .....................47
Index (continued)
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The Jewish Home Nursing home providing long term care including Alzheimer’s and dementia care
Chaifetz Family Hospice Palliative care, pain management, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support
Home Together Adult family living and foster homes; arranges caregiver support in your home
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Assisted Living Residences
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Goldstein Rehabilitation Center Short term care post hospitalization
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Adult Day Program
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