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SAVE FOR USE THROUGHOUT 2016 Upper Fairfield County Edition Guide to city and town services Bridgeport Fairfield Shelton Easton N Monroe Trumbull Stratford Senior go to Guide ® A DIRECTORY OF HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES Libraries: “Anchors, Centers...,Cherished Spaces” FREE Guide to City/Town Services Guide to Local SERVICES AND FACILITIES ADULT DAY CARE • ASSISTED LIVING • HOME CARE • HOSPITAL SERVICES • NURSING FACILITIES • SENIOR HOUSING We all age differently Ask the Advantages of a Professional Home Care Agency www.seniorgotoguide.com www.seniorgotoguide.com Advisor
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Know-how invests Know-how invests 3 in what matters most. in what in what matters most. People’s United protects seniors from financial exploitation and criminal activity through: People’s United protects seniors from financial exploitation and criminal activity through: People’s United protects seniors from financial exploitation and criminal activity through: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS SEMINARS SEMINARS EVENTS | TRAINING EVENTS TRAINING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ||| SEMINARS ||| EVENTS || TRAINING To coordinate an event, contact Angela DeLeon at (203) 338-4225 To coordinate an event, contact Angela DeLeon at (203) 338-4225 To coordinate an event, contact Angela DeLeon at (203) 338-4225 ©2016 People’s United Bank, N.A. | Member FDIC ©2016 People’s United Bank, N.A. | Member FDIC ©2016 People’s United Bank, N.A. | Member FDIC HCA#00010005 HCA#00010005
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4 5 Honest, Caring Dental Excellence Full Family Dentistry Same Day Emergency Visits DID YOU KNOW that snoring can kill you? Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but many do. A simple dental appliance can decrease the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. And, your spouse may sleep better too. What are the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea: • Snoring • Waking up tired • Dry mouth/throat • Difficulty concentrating • Fatigue • Weight gain • Feeling sleepy during the day • Irritability We now process medicare insurance for sleep appliances. Call us TODAY for a free consult that may save your life! Lighthouse Dental Care 88 Ryders Lane • Stratford Conveniently located near the intersection of Route 110 and Exit 53 off the Merritt Parkway, in the Ryder’s Landing Center. We Cordially Invite You to Call (203) 378-1566 www.LighthouseDentalCare.com LIGHTHOUSE D E N TA L C A R E Mark Samuels,, D.M.D. MARK SAMUELS D.M.D. Joseph Jarmon, ,D.D.S. JOSEPH JARMON D.D.S. Joy Cocchiola Kurzner, D.M.D. C. Ronald Cocchiola, D.M.D. Voted Top Dentist in Connecticut Magazine for 5 years! Flora Levin MD, FACS • Jeffrey Kaplan MD • Jeffrey Sandler MD Comprehensive eye care for adults and children performed in a warm and attentive environment. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU SEE YOUR BEST! All Physicians Board Certified in the practice of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery Specializing in: • Cataract Surgery utilizing revolutionary lens technology • Glaucoma • Diabetic eye care (203) 374-8182 • Eye Allergies • Contact lens challenges • Drooping eyelids/brows • Facial Rejuvenation • Cosmetic injection procedures Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Evening appointments available. 4699 Main Street • Suite 106 • Bridgeport Conveniently located less than one mile off Exit 48 of the Merritt Parkway www.eyegroupct.com
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4 5 Honest, Caring Dental Excellence Full Family Dentistry Same Day Emergency Visits DID YOU KNOW that snoring can kill you? Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but many do. A simple dental appliance can decrease the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. And, your spouse may sleep better too. What are the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea: • Snoring • Waking up tired • Dry mouth/throat • Difficulty concentrating • Fatigue • Weight gain • Feeling sleepy during the day • Irritability We now process medicare insurance for sleep appliances. Call us TODAY for a free consult that may save your life! Lighthouse Dental Care 88 Ryders Lane • Stratford Conveniently located near the intersection of Route 110 and Exit 53 off the Merritt Parkway, in the Ryder’s Landing Center. We Cordially Invite You to Call (203) 378-1566 www.LighthouseDentalCare.com LIGHTHOUSE D E N TA L C A R E Mark Samuels,, D.M.D. MARK SAMUELS D.M.D. Joseph Jarmon, ,D.D.S. JOSEPH JARMON D.D.S. Joy Cocchiola Kurzner, D.M.D. C. Ronald Cocchiola, D.M.D. Voted Top Dentist in Connecticut Magazine for 5 years! Flora Levin MD, FACS • Jeffrey Kaplan MD • Jeffrey Sandler MD Comprehensive eye care for adults and children performed in a warm and attentive environment. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU SEE YOUR BEST! All Physicians Board Certified in the practice of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery Specializing in: • Cataract Surgery utilizing revolutionary lens technology • Glaucoma • Diabetic eye care (203) 374-8182 • Eye Allergies • Contact lens challenges • Drooping eyelids/brows • Facial Rejuvenation • Cosmetic injection procedures Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Evening appointments available. 4699 Main Street • Suite 106 • Bridgeport Conveniently located less than one mile off Exit 48 of the Merritt Parkway www.eyegroupct.com
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6 7 MEDICARE! Table of Contents LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Senior Community Safety Award Confused about Medicare? Advantage Plans? Supplement Plans? Presented by People’s United Bank Find the products and services that you need. 29 Professionals, Businesses and Services 36 Caregivers, Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities The upside of getting older. Although we may not like getting older, it’s nice to know that for many people their senior years are their happiest and most satisfying, according to a new poll by Gallup-Healthways. The mission of the Senior GO TO Guide is to provide you with information on activities, services and events that will help make your golden years healthy, safe and enjoyable. We are blessed with having many of the top companies, service providers and professionals in the area as sponsors of the Guide. They are ready to help you with any needs that you have, so please call on them whenever they can be of assistance. and Financial Professionals 47 Cemeteries and Funeral Homes ARTICLES 8 COVER STORY: Libraries: “Anchors, Centers . . . , Cherished Spaces” 12 Values-based Estate Planning 14 Steps to Get Your Estate in Order When One Spouse Is Disabled 20 Guide to Rehabilitation Service Providers 22 Social Security Benefit Reform 24 Compass Care: A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and Their Families 28 Documents for Your Health Care and Financial Planning 34 Area Hospitals and Their Services for Seniors 48 Salute Our Veterans! Your community offers a wide range of services especially for seniors. 50 Easton subscription please e-mail us at circulation@seniorgotoguide.com 61 Trumbull 52 Fairfield To make changes to your free 59 Stratford 63 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 57 Shelton You may have already realized that there are several differences among plans in areas of the pricing, cost-sharing, coverage, doctor networks and covered prescriptions. We can answer all of your questions and help you navigate through these differences. We will also help you enroll in your plan of choice for no added charge or fee1! 62 Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging 55 Monroe 63 National Health and Service Organizations We stand ready to discuss Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans and Prescription Drug Plans, also known as Part D. ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. Insurance/Investments 65 Index 2595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 380-9100 • Fax (203) 380-8525 The Senior GO TO Guide Resource Directory is published annually by the Merrill Anderson Co., Inc., 1166 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in the Guide is correct, but the publisher or its employees cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or damages or losses caused directly or indirectly by the information. Roland P. Wauthier, CIC Registered Representative © 2016 Merrill Anderson Co., Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be copied or transmitted in any manner without written permission of the Publisher. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH NATIONAL PLANNING CORPORATION (NPC). MEMBER FINRA/SIPC. ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. AND NPC ARE SEPARATE AND UNRELATED COMPANIES. or call us at 1-888-818-1232 For advertising info: Contact Gail Darrow toll free at 1-888-818-1232 or gdarrow@seniorgotoguide.com ??? ? Please visit our website at www.rpwco.com to read about additional services and products we offer such as Guaranteed Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Wealth Accumulation and Lifetime Income Streams, Medical and Dental, Home and Auto. 26 Advantages of Working With a Professional Home Care Agency 49 Bridgeport tgerrity@seniorgotoguide.com Call us to set up a FREE Consultation either at your home, our office or over the phone– whatever is most convenient to you! 16 What Are Advance Medical Directives? 18 We All Age Differently Cheers! Thomas Gerrity Publisher Let Us Help You . . . It’s What We Do! 44 Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse Mortgages GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES ROLAND P. WAUTHIER, CIC Registered Representative 1 Commission fees are paid to brokers and agents by the insurance carrier(s). THAT WAS EASY!
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6 7 MEDICARE! Table of Contents LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Senior Community Safety Award Confused about Medicare? Advantage Plans? Supplement Plans? Presented by People’s United Bank Find the products and services that you need. 29 Professionals, Businesses and Services 36 Caregivers, Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities The upside of getting older. Although we may not like getting older, it’s nice to know that for many people their senior years are their happiest and most satisfying, according to a new poll by Gallup-Healthways. The mission of the Senior GO TO Guide is to provide you with information on activities, services and events that will help make your golden years healthy, safe and enjoyable. We are blessed with having many of the top companies, service providers and professionals in the area as sponsors of the Guide. They are ready to help you with any needs that you have, so please call on them whenever they can be of assistance. and Financial Professionals 47 Cemeteries and Funeral Homes ARTICLES 8 COVER STORY: Libraries: “Anchors, Centers . . . , Cherished Spaces” 12 Values-based Estate Planning 14 Steps to Get Your Estate in Order When One Spouse Is Disabled 20 Guide to Rehabilitation Service Providers 22 Social Security Benefit Reform 24 Compass Care: A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and Their Families 28 Documents for Your Health Care and Financial Planning 34 Area Hospitals and Their Services for Seniors 48 Salute Our Veterans! Your community offers a wide range of services especially for seniors. 50 Easton subscription please e-mail us at circulation@seniorgotoguide.com 61 Trumbull 52 Fairfield To make changes to your free 59 Stratford 63 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 57 Shelton You may have already realized that there are several differences among plans in areas of the pricing, cost-sharing, coverage, doctor networks and covered prescriptions. We can answer all of your questions and help you navigate through these differences. We will also help you enroll in your plan of choice for no added charge or fee1! 62 Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging 55 Monroe 63 National Health and Service Organizations We stand ready to discuss Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans and Prescription Drug Plans, also known as Part D. ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. Insurance/Investments 65 Index 2595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 380-9100 • Fax (203) 380-8525 The Senior GO TO Guide Resource Directory is published annually by the Merrill Anderson Co., Inc., 1166 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in the Guide is correct, but the publisher or its employees cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or damages or losses caused directly or indirectly by the information. Roland P. Wauthier, CIC Registered Representative © 2016 Merrill Anderson Co., Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be copied or transmitted in any manner without written permission of the Publisher. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH NATIONAL PLANNING CORPORATION (NPC). MEMBER FINRA/SIPC. ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. AND NPC ARE SEPARATE AND UNRELATED COMPANIES. or call us at 1-888-818-1232 For advertising info: Contact Gail Darrow toll free at 1-888-818-1232 or gdarrow@seniorgotoguide.com ??? ? Please visit our website at www.rpwco.com to read about additional services and products we offer such as Guaranteed Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Wealth Accumulation and Lifetime Income Streams, Medical and Dental, Home and Auto. 26 Advantages of Working With a Professional Home Care Agency 49 Bridgeport tgerrity@seniorgotoguide.com Call us to set up a FREE Consultation either at your home, our office or over the phone– whatever is most convenient to you! 16 What Are Advance Medical Directives? 18 We All Age Differently Cheers! Thomas Gerrity Publisher Let Us Help You . . . It’s What We Do! 44 Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse Mortgages GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES ROLAND P. WAUTHIER, CIC Registered Representative 1 Commission fees are paid to brokers and agents by the insurance carrier(s). THAT WAS EASY!
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8 LET US HELP YOU SMILE Libraries: Complete Family, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dental Services “Anchors, Centers . . . , Cherished Spaces” Schedule A Visit Today! “No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research, and cherished spaces.” —American Library Association, State of America’s Libraries Report 2015 by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate T he above statement is as true for senior citizens as it is for other segments of the population. In fact, it may be more true for seniors. According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in a 2012 report, close to two-thirds of seniors surveyed stated that they had used libraries in the previous 12 months. Half of those seniors stated that they visited libraries at least once a week. What do seniors find that draws them to today's libraries? Many things, but let's take up the most obvious first. They find reading material—lots and lots of it. Consider just a few examples. In 2014 the Westport Library reported that it had available 89,426 adult books, 52,321 children's books, 4,135 audio books and 35 newspapers. Recent information on the Stratford Library indicates that it has a collection of 152,165 volumes. Even Monroe, with less than 20,000 population, has 69,697 volumes in its library. Regular library collections include all kinds of books, and many libraries have additional special collections. Pequot Library in the Southport section of Fairfield, for example, has a number of such collections, including one with an 1859 edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The Pequot's Genealogical and Local History Collection is popular with seniors, and genealogists are available on a number of days throughout the year to answer questions. Bridgeport Library's genealogy collection is also particularly notable. Beyond library walls The availability of books can extend beyond the walls of any one library through the Interlibrary Loan System. Under the System, in which many of the libraries in Connecticut participate, a patron of one library can receive books from other libraries. That makes literally millions of volumes available to the holder of just a single library card. When you consider, too, the e-books, databases and other material that libraries make available to the public, going through the doors of a library is like entering into a world—in fact, a universe—of information and entertainment. And people like to visit this world. In fiscal year 2014-2015, for example, the Norwalk Public Library system had 512,423 visits by patrons, and it had 28,615 uses of online databases. Libraries have reference librarians, who stand ready to help patrons obtain desired volumes or information, either in the stacks, reference areas or online. In fiscal year 2014-2015, for example, librarians in Norwalk answered 40,111 reference questions. Note, too, that if you cannot get to a library, the library may come to you. Most Connecticut libraries have a system for mailing or having a volunteer deliver books, both print and audio, and periodicals to those who are homebound because of disability, frailty or health problems. Wilton Library calls its system At Your Service: At Home. Some libraries, such as Stamford's Ferguson Library, also reach out to the community by bookmobiles that include senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes among their stops. Increasingly, too, if you have use of a computer, you can have a library be at home with you, accessing books, movies, podcasts and music from the library's Web site. Continued on page 10 9 TM We provide care to our mature patients through careful, thorough diagnosis; individually designed treatment plans; and definitive care. We help our patients to reach the highest level of dental health possible and to maintain that result over their lifetime. Want to make your dentures feel like your real teeth? Through the use of dental implants, we can make your dentures feel like your natural teeth. You will eliminate all of the hassles related to dentures, eat any foods that you want and improve your sense of taste. Dental implants are an affordable way to regain the feeling of having your own teeth again. General Dentistry, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Services, including: • Implants • Porcelain veneers • Crowns and bridges • Full and partial dentures • Sedation • TMJ Treatment Experienced, excellent dental care provided by a dedicated staff of professionals in a comfortable, state-of-the-art office. Call to schedule a convenient appointment. We welcome new patients! 2499 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 378-5588 MogelofDG@yahoo.com www.drmogelof.com Dr. Andrew Mogelof DDS, FAGD, CDC, CFE Dr. Scott Mogelof DMD Dr. James Pucci DMD Dr. Andrew Mogelof - Voted a Top Dentist by his peers 9 years in a row by Connecticut Magazine. Dr. Scott Mogelof - Voted a Top Dentist by his peers 3 years in a row by Greenwich Magazine.
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8 LET US HELP YOU SMILE Libraries: Complete Family, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dental Services “Anchors, Centers . . . , Cherished Spaces” Schedule A Visit Today! “No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research, and cherished spaces.” —American Library Association, State of America’s Libraries Report 2015 by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate T he above statement is as true for senior citizens as it is for other segments of the population. In fact, it may be more true for seniors. According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in a 2012 report, close to two-thirds of seniors surveyed stated that they had used libraries in the previous 12 months. Half of those seniors stated that they visited libraries at least once a week. What do seniors find that draws them to today's libraries? Many things, but let's take up the most obvious first. They find reading material—lots and lots of it. Consider just a few examples. In 2014 the Westport Library reported that it had available 89,426 adult books, 52,321 children's books, 4,135 audio books and 35 newspapers. Recent information on the Stratford Library indicates that it has a collection of 152,165 volumes. Even Monroe, with less than 20,000 population, has 69,697 volumes in its library. Regular library collections include all kinds of books, and many libraries have additional special collections. Pequot Library in the Southport section of Fairfield, for example, has a number of such collections, including one with an 1859 edition of Audubon's Birds of America. The Pequot's Genealogical and Local History Collection is popular with seniors, and genealogists are available on a number of days throughout the year to answer questions. Bridgeport Library's genealogy collection is also particularly notable. Beyond library walls The availability of books can extend beyond the walls of any one library through the Interlibrary Loan System. Under the System, in which many of the libraries in Connecticut participate, a patron of one library can receive books from other libraries. That makes literally millions of volumes available to the holder of just a single library card. When you consider, too, the e-books, databases and other material that libraries make available to the public, going through the doors of a library is like entering into a world—in fact, a universe—of information and entertainment. And people like to visit this world. In fiscal year 2014-2015, for example, the Norwalk Public Library system had 512,423 visits by patrons, and it had 28,615 uses of online databases. Libraries have reference librarians, who stand ready to help patrons obtain desired volumes or information, either in the stacks, reference areas or online. In fiscal year 2014-2015, for example, librarians in Norwalk answered 40,111 reference questions. Note, too, that if you cannot get to a library, the library may come to you. Most Connecticut libraries have a system for mailing or having a volunteer deliver books, both print and audio, and periodicals to those who are homebound because of disability, frailty or health problems. Wilton Library calls its system At Your Service: At Home. Some libraries, such as Stamford's Ferguson Library, also reach out to the community by bookmobiles that include senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes among their stops. Increasingly, too, if you have use of a computer, you can have a library be at home with you, accessing books, movies, podcasts and music from the library's Web site. Continued on page 10 9 TM We provide care to our mature patients through careful, thorough diagnosis; individually designed treatment plans; and definitive care. We help our patients to reach the highest level of dental health possible and to maintain that result over their lifetime. Want to make your dentures feel like your real teeth? Through the use of dental implants, we can make your dentures feel like your natural teeth. You will eliminate all of the hassles related to dentures, eat any foods that you want and improve your sense of taste. Dental implants are an affordable way to regain the feeling of having your own teeth again. General Dentistry, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Services, including: • Implants • Porcelain veneers • Crowns and bridges • Full and partial dentures • Sedation • TMJ Treatment Experienced, excellent dental care provided by a dedicated staff of professionals in a comfortable, state-of-the-art office. Call to schedule a convenient appointment. We welcome new patients! 2499 Main Street Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 378-5588 MogelofDG@yahoo.com www.drmogelof.com Dr. Andrew Mogelof DDS, FAGD, CDC, CFE Dr. Scott Mogelof DMD Dr. James Pucci DMD Dr. Andrew Mogelof - Voted a Top Dentist by his peers 9 years in a row by Connecticut Magazine. Dr. Scott Mogelof - Voted a Top Dentist by his peers 3 years in a row by Greenwich Magazine.
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Community centers For those who can get to the library but may have some difficulties in using materials or getting around once there, libraries usually can make available large-print collections, magnifying glasses, pencil grippers, assistive hearing devices and other aids. They may also, as Wilton Library does, have handicapped-access entry doors, a wheelchair, a motorized scooter, and special computers and devices (such as an Optelec Reader) to help. Book clubs and reading programs bring people together and are one way that libraries transition from being “places with lots of books” to also being community centers. Westport Library served 47 such clubs in fiscal year 2013-2014. Library-sponsored presentations and workshops expand outward from the world of books to cover such topics as entrepreneurship, finance, science, job seeking and much, much more. Often topics of special interest to seniors—such as Social Security and Medicare rules and regulations—are addressed. Words that go from the page to performance are also featured in today's libraries, not only through collections of movie and music DVDs and CDs for circulation but also in live productions in the libraries or on their grounds. Libraries take care to include classic and representative works from many different periods and genres in their collections, so if you're interested in that Bogart flick that you haven't been able to catch on TV or that Sinatra tune that radio doesn't play, your local library may have them. Libraries relate to the visual arts as well as to the verbal ones and usually have exhibits of or special programs on painting, photography A D MI T ON E Libraries . . . continued PASS 10 and other varieties of art and craft work. To give an idea of how active libraries may be in their various programming efforts, Norwalk Library sponsored 421 programs for adults in 2014-2015, and 9,214 persons attended them. “Cherished spaces” Libraries invite members of their communities to make use of library spaces for public or private events that those folks might wish to organize themselves. Such events might include weddings, parties, meetings, workshops, corporate functions, dance classes, receptions and many, many more. Pequot Library's Auditorium, for example, is a fine venue that seats 220 people and has near-perfect acoustics. Three historic Reading Rooms hold up to 50 people each. Pequot's Great Lawn MUSEUM PASSES In addition to inviting folks to use their spaces, libraries also help make it easier to visit some of the great museums and cultural and historic sites in the area from New York City to Boston. How is this done? As Darien Library puts it: “ As part of our continuous dedication to enriching the lives of our patrons, [we are] pleased to provide a variety of museum passes that will engage, excite, and inform you in a cultural learning experience.” Fairfield Library offers 48 of these passes, ranging from ones for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield to ones for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to ones for the White Memorial Conservation Center and Nature Center in Litchfield. is a beautiful open space with wellmaintained plantings and is suitable for informal events, such as an Easter Egg Roll. Their many programs and services help make libraries the “cherished spaces” mentioned at the beginning of this article. In a more general sense, libraries, as IMLS says, “provide a safe, comfortable and inviting setting at which older members of the community are treated with respect.” And libraries recognize that many seniors want to share their experience and expertise and “give back.” So they provide volunteering and mentoring opportunities to this end. Such intergenerational programs help make a library what Bridgeport Library calls “A Gathering Place for the Entire Community.” Lifelong learning centers In a sense, libraries have a dual role. While they safeguard our cultural heritage, they also are on the cutting edge of societal evolution in a number of ways. Many of these ways positively impact senior citizens. As 11 Marybeth Zeman writes: “In some communities, libraries are creating new relationships with older adults by re-branding themselves as lifelong learning centers as well as establishing themselves as vibrant community centers where older adults can engage in and interact with each other.” One of the most important areas in which libraries are “lifelong learning centers” is through the public access that they provide to computers and the training that they offer in their use. In 2010 IMLS reported that “Internet access is now one of the most sought after public library services, and it is used by nearly half of all visitors.” Some 30% of public library Internet users, IMLS said, are over the age of 54, and “overall two-thirds of people who used library computers receive help from library staff or volunteers on computer or wireless network issues.” IMLS summed up libraries' role in the digital age in this way: “The widespread use of these services by people of varying age, income, and experience is an indication of the unique role that public libraries play in the evolving digital landscape. Public libraries stand out as one of the few community institutions that can address the computing and information needs of all kinds of users, from seniors who have never touched a keyboard to young entrepreneurs launching a new eBusiness strategy.” And a patron of the Greenwich Library summed up the feelings of many seniors there and at other libraries by saying: “The tech courses you have been hosting are wonderful for their usefulness and clarity.” And another patron summed up the overall response of many seniors to libraries by saying: “Now that I am retired, I find my favorite haunt is at the Library. It is so friendly and has warmth.” N All consultations Please call for are complimentary! your complimentary Please call so that we consultation. can help you get the smile you deserve. Cosmetic Implant Dentistry General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Jeffrey C. Hoos, D.M.D. Gemma G. Kwolek, D.D.S. Jeffre frey Jeffrey C. Hoos, D.M.D Johna D. 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Community centers For those who can get to the library but may have some difficulties in using materials or getting around once there, libraries usually can make available large-print collections, magnifying glasses, pencil grippers, assistive hearing devices and other aids. They may also, as Wilton Library does, have handicapped-access entry doors, a wheelchair, a motorized scooter, and special computers and devices (such as an Optelec Reader) to help. Book clubs and reading programs bring people together and are one way that libraries transition from being “places with lots of books” to also being community centers. Westport Library served 47 such clubs in fiscal year 2013-2014. Library-sponsored presentations and workshops expand outward from the world of books to cover such topics as entrepreneurship, finance, science, job seeking and much, much more. Often topics of special interest to seniors—such as Social Security and Medicare rules and regulations—are addressed. Words that go from the page to performance are also featured in today's libraries, not only through collections of movie and music DVDs and CDs for circulation but also in live productions in the libraries or on their grounds. Libraries take care to include classic and representative works from many different periods and genres in their collections, so if you're interested in that Bogart flick that you haven't been able to catch on TV or that Sinatra tune that radio doesn't play, your local library may have them. Libraries relate to the visual arts as well as to the verbal ones and usually have exhibits of or special programs on painting, photography A D MI T ON E Libraries . . . continued PASS 10 and other varieties of art and craft work. To give an idea of how active libraries may be in their various programming efforts, Norwalk Library sponsored 421 programs for adults in 2014-2015, and 9,214 persons attended them. “Cherished spaces” Libraries invite members of their communities to make use of library spaces for public or private events that those folks might wish to organize themselves. Such events might include weddings, parties, meetings, workshops, corporate functions, dance classes, receptions and many, many more. Pequot Library's Auditorium, for example, is a fine venue that seats 220 people and has near-perfect acoustics. Three historic Reading Rooms hold up to 50 people each. Pequot's Great Lawn MUSEUM PASSES In addition to inviting folks to use their spaces, libraries also help make it easier to visit some of the great museums and cultural and historic sites in the area from New York City to Boston. How is this done? As Darien Library puts it: “ As part of our continuous dedication to enriching the lives of our patrons, [we are] pleased to provide a variety of museum passes that will engage, excite, and inform you in a cultural learning experience.” Fairfield Library offers 48 of these passes, ranging from ones for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield to ones for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to ones for the White Memorial Conservation Center and Nature Center in Litchfield. is a beautiful open space with wellmaintained plantings and is suitable for informal events, such as an Easter Egg Roll. Their many programs and services help make libraries the “cherished spaces” mentioned at the beginning of this article. In a more general sense, libraries, as IMLS says, “provide a safe, comfortable and inviting setting at which older members of the community are treated with respect.” And libraries recognize that many seniors want to share their experience and expertise and “give back.” So they provide volunteering and mentoring opportunities to this end. Such intergenerational programs help make a library what Bridgeport Library calls “A Gathering Place for the Entire Community.” Lifelong learning centers In a sense, libraries have a dual role. While they safeguard our cultural heritage, they also are on the cutting edge of societal evolution in a number of ways. Many of these ways positively impact senior citizens. As 11 Marybeth Zeman writes: “In some communities, libraries are creating new relationships with older adults by re-branding themselves as lifelong learning centers as well as establishing themselves as vibrant community centers where older adults can engage in and interact with each other.” One of the most important areas in which libraries are “lifelong learning centers” is through the public access that they provide to computers and the training that they offer in their use. In 2010 IMLS reported that “Internet access is now one of the most sought after public library services, and it is used by nearly half of all visitors.” Some 30% of public library Internet users, IMLS said, are over the age of 54, and “overall two-thirds of people who used library computers receive help from library staff or volunteers on computer or wireless network issues.” IMLS summed up libraries' role in the digital age in this way: “The widespread use of these services by people of varying age, income, and experience is an indication of the unique role that public libraries play in the evolving digital landscape. 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12 13 Values-based estate planning Max Feinberg’s will provided an interest in a trust for each of his grandchildren. However, any grandchild who married outside the Jewish faith would be considered to have died, and the interest would be void, unless the spouse converted to Judaism within a year of the marriage. Such a provision can present many difficult questions. For example, who is Jewish? What if there is a divorce and remarriage, with the result that the satisfaction of the condition changes? Courts are not comfortable with will or trust provisions that pose restraints on marriage, but they have been enforced. by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company A s they have in so many other areas, the babyboomers are bringing new ideas into estate planning. Where once one’s primary beneficiaries were likely to be a surviving spouse and minor children, boomers are likely to have adult children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren to consider in their wills. death, an approach referred to by some as an “ethical will.” The letter might recount important life lessons and outline the sort of life that one expects and hopes for one’s heirs. Where once estate and inheritance taxes drove many planning decisions, the significant increase in tax exemptions from federal estate taxes in recent years is giving more flexibility to estate planners. Except in the state of Louisiana, children in the U.S. do not have a right to an inheritance. Because they can be disinherited, conditions can be imposed on the inheritances that they do receive. A trust can be used to formalize the conditions and provide the mechanism for fulfilling the legacy. Distributions may be limited to trust income only, for example, until the beneficiary Many people would like to pass along their values to their heirs, not just their money and property. One way to fulfill this desire would be to draft a letter to be read after one’s Another approach might be to create an inheritance with strings attached. Attached strings In the Feinberg case, Max’s wife exercised a power of appointment over the trust that he created. Instead of an interest in a trust, the grandchildren each would get an outright distribution at her death of $250,000. However, she included a reference to Max’s restriction, so that only those grandchildren who had married Jews would qualify. Only one of the five grandchildren met the condition. The disappointed grandchildren sued for their inheritance. After early victories in the lower courts, they lost in the Illinois Supreme Court. The Feinberg grandparents were within their rights to reward those grandchildren who most closely adhered to their values. However, one wonders whether the Feinbergs would have followed this course had they known how much family strife would be created, and how much of their legacy would be eaten up by litigation expenses. The table below, provides more information about how trust-based planning may be used in your will to tie together financial resources and family values. N reaches a specified age. Invasions of the trust may be permitted for specified purposes Occasionally, a more, shall we say, colorful restriction might be imposed. Reportedly, Otto Flick inherited 40% of the Mercedes-Benz fortune with the condition that he never be seen driving any car other than a Mercedes. Limits on restrictions It’s one thing to put restrictions on an inheritance, and another to get a court to enforce the restrictions. An area of potential controversy here concerns heirs keeping or marrying within a particular faith. A recent Illinois case illustrates the dilemma. TRUSTS IN YOUR WILL A great variety of financial protection strategies may be implemented with careful trust planning. Among the choices to evaluate: Marital trusts Credit shelter trust Support trust Several options are available to provide lifetime asset management and financial protection for a surviving spouse. A married couple may expand the benefits of federal estate tax exemptions with this trust. For an adult child who needs a permanent source of financial support, with the trust principal protected from the claims of creditors, a support trust may provide a solution. The beneficiary’s interest is limited to so much of the income as is needed for his or her support, education and maintenance. Discretionary trust Eliovson & Tenore . . . because experience matters The trustee has sole discretion over what to do with the income and principal, just as the grantor does before the trust is created. The beneficiary has no interest in the trust that can be pledged or transferred. When there are multiple beneficiaries, the trustee may weigh the needs of each in deciding how much trust income to distribute or reinvest, when to make principal distributions, and who should receive them. The trust document often will include guidelines on such matters. Spendthrift trust The beneficiary is forbidden to transfer any financial interest that he or she has in the trust, and may not compel distributions. Gifts-to-minors trust For young children. Contributions of up to $14,000 per year to this sort of trust will avoid gift taxes. A married couple together may set aside $28,000 each year for each child or grandchild, so in a few years a significant source of capital may be built up. Assets may be used for any purpose, including education funding, and will be counted as the child’s assets for financial aid purposes. The assets of a gifts-to-minors trust must be made fully available to the child when he or she reaches age 21. However, the child may be given the option of leaving the assets in further trust.
12  13  Values-based estate planning  Max Feinberg   s will provided an interest in a trust for each of his grandchildren....
12 13 Values-based estate planning Max Feinberg’s will provided an interest in a trust for each of his grandchildren. However, any grandchild who married outside the Jewish faith would be considered to have died, and the interest would be void, unless the spouse converted to Judaism within a year of the marriage. Such a provision can present many difficult questions. For example, who is Jewish? What if there is a divorce and remarriage, with the result that the satisfaction of the condition changes? Courts are not comfortable with will or trust provisions that pose restraints on marriage, but they have been enforced. by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company A s they have in so many other areas, the babyboomers are bringing new ideas into estate planning. Where once one’s primary beneficiaries were likely to be a surviving spouse and minor children, boomers are likely to have adult children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren to consider in their wills. death, an approach referred to by some as an “ethical will.” The letter might recount important life lessons and outline the sort of life that one expects and hopes for one’s heirs. Where once estate and inheritance taxes drove many planning decisions, the significant increase in tax exemptions from federal estate taxes in recent years is giving more flexibility to estate planners. Except in the state of Louisiana, children in the U.S. do not have a right to an inheritance. Because they can be disinherited, conditions can be imposed on the inheritances that they do receive. A trust can be used to formalize the conditions and provide the mechanism for fulfilling the legacy. Distributions may be limited to trust income only, for example, until the beneficiary Many people would like to pass along their values to their heirs, not just their money and property. One way to fulfill this desire would be to draft a letter to be read after one’s Another approach might be to create an inheritance with strings attached. Attached strings In the Feinberg case, Max’s wife exercised a power of appointment over the trust that he created. Instead of an interest in a trust, the grandchildren each would get an outright distribution at her death of $250,000. However, she included a reference to Max’s restriction, so that only those grandchildren who had married Jews would qualify. Only one of the five grandchildren met the condition. The disappointed grandchildren sued for their inheritance. After early victories in the lower courts, they lost in the Illinois Supreme Court. The Feinberg grandparents were within their rights to reward those grandchildren who most closely adhered to their values. However, one wonders whether the Feinbergs would have followed this course had they known how much family strife would be created, and how much of their legacy would be eaten up by litigation expenses. The table below, provides more information about how trust-based planning may be used in your will to tie together financial resources and family values. N reaches a specified age. Invasions of the trust may be permitted for specified purposes Occasionally, a more, shall we say, colorful restriction might be imposed. Reportedly, Otto Flick inherited 40% of the Mercedes-Benz fortune with the condition that he never be seen driving any car other than a Mercedes. Limits on restrictions It’s one thing to put restrictions on an inheritance, and another to get a court to enforce the restrictions. An area of potential controversy here concerns heirs keeping or marrying within a particular faith. A recent Illinois case illustrates the dilemma. TRUSTS IN YOUR WILL A great variety of financial protection strategies may be implemented with careful trust planning. Among the choices to evaluate: Marital trusts Credit shelter trust Support trust Several options are available to provide lifetime asset management and financial protection for a surviving spouse. A married couple may expand the benefits of federal estate tax exemptions with this trust. For an adult child who needs a permanent source of financial support, with the trust principal protected from the claims of creditors, a support trust may provide a solution. The beneficiary’s interest is limited to so much of the income as is needed for his or her support, education and maintenance. Discretionary trust Eliovson & Tenore . . . because experience matters The trustee has sole discretion over what to do with the income and principal, just as the grantor does before the trust is created. The beneficiary has no interest in the trust that can be pledged or transferred. When there are multiple beneficiaries, the trustee may weigh the needs of each in deciding how much trust income to distribute or reinvest, when to make principal distributions, and who should receive them. The trust document often will include guidelines on such matters. Spendthrift trust The beneficiary is forbidden to transfer any financial interest that he or she has in the trust, and may not compel distributions. Gifts-to-minors trust For young children. Contributions of up to $14,000 per year to this sort of trust will avoid gift taxes. A married couple together may set aside $28,000 each year for each child or grandchild, so in a few years a significant source of capital may be built up. Assets may be used for any purpose, including education funding, and will be counted as the child’s assets for financial aid purposes. The assets of a gifts-to-minors trust must be made fully available to the child when he or she reaches age 21. However, the child may be given the option of leaving the assets in further trust.
12  13  Values-based estate planning  Max Feinberg   s will provided an interest in a trust for each of his grandchildren....
14 TITLE XIX/MEDICAID PLANNING AND PROTECTION OF ASSETS: Steps to Get Your Estate in Order When One Spouse Is Disabled by Attorney James M. Hughes A TITLE XIX/MEDICAID estate plan should consider the following: 1. Look at your finances and assets before TITLE XIX/MEDICAID planning begins. Speak with a trained financial planner and elder law attorney; consider your long-term goals, such as retirement and asset preservation; and prepare to protect your assets and loved ones in the event that you suddenly die or face catastrophic illness. 2. Talk with a qualified elder law/ estate attorney about Wills and important documents such as Health Care Instructions, Powers of Attorney. N.B.: The healthy “community spouse” must redo his/her Will if one spouse becomes disabled because the old will may “leave everything to my surviving spouse,” and you don’t want that old Will if the disabled spouse requires nursing care and the healthy “community spouse” unexpectedly predeceases the disabled spouse. 3. Consider a Testamentary Trust in your new Will so as to establish a legal structure for leaving a one-third life estate, in trust, for the benefit of your disabled spouse. Thus, one-third of your assets would fund the Trust and the other two-thirds of your assets would pass to your children equally (or to whomever). 4. Plan for your disabled spouse who has special needs by consulting a qualified Elder Law attorney to help create a Special Needs Trust (SNT). This will allow your disabled spouse to retain any current or future public or social financial assistance as well as access to special doctors, medical help, specific prescriptions or treatments that could be taken away if the spouse were to personally inherit assets that would disqualify him or her for these programs and benefits. The SNT will administer and use the assets thereof to support your disabled spouse’s housing or other personal living needs that are not provided for by his/her benefit programs. 5. Consider an Employment Services Agreement, which would allow you to pay family members for various services rendered, e.g., Monitor Health Care; Secure Health Care, Personal Needs, Visitation, Financial Management, Protection of Resident’s Rights and Miscellaneous Services. These payments are NOT gifts, but are payments for services rendered. 6. Review all your assets/investments for Primary Ownership and Beneficiary Designations. These affect which assets pass directly to predetermined/named beneficiaries and which need to be probated so as to pass through your will/estate. 7. Activate trusts and other estate mechanisms. Once they are legally established, it is important to actually title assets in the name of the trusts and other mechanisms in order to transfer wealth. It’s not enough to merely set these mechanisms up—you must actually take steps to transfer assets over to the trusts. 8. Make sure your health care representative knows of your wishes. Deliver a copy of your Health Care Instructions to your Health Care Rep. and discuss your wishes with him/her. 9. Make sure your Power of Attorney provides for gifting of assets and authority to establish a Special Needs Trust for your benefit. 10. Be sure you pursue all eligible Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits for any veteran and/or spouse of a veteran who may qualify. N Law Office of James M. Hughes Please call on us whenever we can be of service. Elder Law, Title 19/MEDICAID Planning and Spend-down Wills, Power of Attorney & Health Care Instructions • Veteran’s Benefits • Trusts Estates and Probate • Real Estate • Worker’s Compensation • Personal Injury Attorney Hughes provides clients with high-quality legal services personalized for their unique needs. Please call us at 203-256-1977 to set up a convenient appointment. Law Office of James M. Hughes 1432 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 203-256-1977 • E-mail: Hughes_james@sbcglobal.net • www.fairfieldctelderlaw.com 15
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14 TITLE XIX/MEDICAID PLANNING AND PROTECTION OF ASSETS: Steps to Get Your Estate in Order When One Spouse Is Disabled by Attorney James M. Hughes A TITLE XIX/MEDICAID estate plan should consider the following: 1. Look at your finances and assets before TITLE XIX/MEDICAID planning begins. Speak with a trained financial planner and elder law attorney; consider your long-term goals, such as retirement and asset preservation; and prepare to protect your assets and loved ones in the event that you suddenly die or face catastrophic illness. 2. Talk with a qualified elder law/ estate attorney about Wills and important documents such as Health Care Instructions, Powers of Attorney. N.B.: The healthy “community spouse” must redo his/her Will if one spouse becomes disabled because the old will may “leave everything to my surviving spouse,” and you don’t want that old Will if the disabled spouse requires nursing care and the healthy “community spouse” unexpectedly predeceases the disabled spouse. 3. Consider a Testamentary Trust in your new Will so as to establish a legal structure for leaving a one-third life estate, in trust, for the benefit of your disabled spouse. Thus, one-third of your assets would fund the Trust and the other two-thirds of your assets would pass to your children equally (or to whomever). 4. Plan for your disabled spouse who has special needs by consulting a qualified Elder Law attorney to help create a Special Needs Trust (SNT). This will allow your disabled spouse to retain any current or future public or social financial assistance as well as access to special doctors, medical help, specific prescriptions or treatments that could be taken away if the spouse were to personally inherit assets that would disqualify him or her for these programs and benefits. The SNT will administer and use the assets thereof to support your disabled spouse’s housing or other personal living needs that are not provided for by his/her benefit programs. 5. Consider an Employment Services Agreement, which would allow you to pay family members for various services rendered, e.g., Monitor Health Care; Secure Health Care, Personal Needs, Visitation, Financial Management, Protection of Resident’s Rights and Miscellaneous Services. These payments are NOT gifts, but are payments for services rendered. 6. Review all your assets/investments for Primary Ownership and Beneficiary Designations. These affect which assets pass directly to predetermined/named beneficiaries and which need to be probated so as to pass through your will/estate. 7. Activate trusts and other estate mechanisms. Once they are legally established, it is important to actually title assets in the name of the trusts and other mechanisms in order to transfer wealth. It’s not enough to merely set these mechanisms up—you must actually take steps to transfer assets over to the trusts. 8. Make sure your health care representative knows of your wishes. Deliver a copy of your Health Care Instructions to your Health Care Rep. and discuss your wishes with him/her. 9. Make sure your Power of Attorney provides for gifting of assets and authority to establish a Special Needs Trust for your benefit. 10. Be sure you pursue all eligible Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits for any veteran and/or spouse of a veteran who may qualify. N Law Office of James M. Hughes Please call on us whenever we can be of service. Elder Law, Title 19/MEDICAID Planning and Spend-down Wills, Power of Attorney & Health Care Instructions • Veteran’s Benefits • Trusts Estates and Probate • Real Estate • Worker’s Compensation • Personal Injury Attorney Hughes provides clients with high-quality legal services personalized for their unique needs. Please call us at 203-256-1977 to set up a convenient appointment. Law Office of James M. Hughes 1432 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 203-256-1977 • E-mail: Hughes_james@sbcglobal.net • www.fairfieldctelderlaw.com 15
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16 What are Advance Health Care Directives? “Advance directive” is a general term that refers to your oral and written instructions about your future medical care, in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself. Each state regulates the use of advance directives differently. There are two types of advance directives: a living will and a medical power of attorney. What is a Living Will? • In a living will you put in writing your wishes about medical treatment should you be unable to communicate at the end of life. A living will goes into effect only when you are unable to communicate your decisions about your medical care. Your right to accept or refuse treatment is protected by both constitutional and common law. What is a Medical Power of Attorney? • A medical power of attorney enables you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your medical care if you cannot make those decisions yourself. This type of advance directive may also be called a “health care proxy” or “appointment of a health care agent.” The person you appoint may be called your health care agent, surrogate, attorney-in-fact, or proxy. The person whom you appoint is authorized to speak for you at any time you are unable to make your own medical decisions, not only at the end of life. Do I need an Advance Directive? • It’s a matter of personal choice. There are many benefits to creating advance directives. They give you a voice in decisions about your medical care when you are unconscious or too ill to communicate. As long as you are able to express your own decisions, your advance directive will by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher not be used, and you can accept or refuse any medical treatment. But if you become seriously ill, you may lose the ability to participate in decisions about your own treatment. Let Our Family Help Your Family Connecticut In-Home Assistance LLC Family Owned & Operated Celebrating 15 Years Personal Care: What laws govern the use Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with Mobility of Advance Directives? • Both federal and state laws govern the use of advance directives. The federal law, the Patient Self-Determination Act, requires health care facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare funds to inform patients of their rights to execute advance directives. Connecticut law also permits individuals to appoint a health care representative, make wishes known about end of life decisions, donate anatomical gifts and designate a conservator. Nursing: Manage Medications, Check for Dehydration, Fluid Retention Homemaker: Light Housekeeping, Grocery Shopping, Laundry, Meal Prep Cleaning Service: House Cleaning including Walls, Ceilings, Windows Companion: Transportation, Monitor Safety, Socialization To ensure that your wishes are carried out you should speak with an attorney with experience in drafting advanced health care directives. N Hourly or Shifts Live-In Statewide Immediate Help Available Nursing Supervision Dementia Trained Fully Insured & Bonded Licensed by the Department Of Consumer Protection Offices throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties Call us for a FREE In-Home Consultation Toll free: 855-412-CARE (2273) www.CTHomeCare.com 17
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16 What are Advance Health Care Directives? “Advance directive” is a general term that refers to your oral and written instructions about your future medical care, in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself. Each state regulates the use of advance directives differently. There are two types of advance directives: a living will and a medical power of attorney. What is a Living Will? • In a living will you put in writing your wishes about medical treatment should you be unable to communicate at the end of life. A living will goes into effect only when you are unable to communicate your decisions about your medical care. Your right to accept or refuse treatment is protected by both constitutional and common law. What is a Medical Power of Attorney? • A medical power of attorney enables you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your medical care if you cannot make those decisions yourself. This type of advance directive may also be called a “health care proxy” or “appointment of a health care agent.” The person you appoint may be called your health care agent, surrogate, attorney-in-fact, or proxy. The person whom you appoint is authorized to speak for you at any time you are unable to make your own medical decisions, not only at the end of life. Do I need an Advance Directive? • It’s a matter of personal choice. There are many benefits to creating advance directives. They give you a voice in decisions about your medical care when you are unconscious or too ill to communicate. As long as you are able to express your own decisions, your advance directive will by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher not be used, and you can accept or refuse any medical treatment. But if you become seriously ill, you may lose the ability to participate in decisions about your own treatment. Let Our Family Help Your Family Connecticut In-Home Assistance LLC Family Owned & Operated Celebrating 15 Years Personal Care: What laws govern the use Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with Mobility of Advance Directives? • Both federal and state laws govern the use of advance directives. The federal law, the Patient Self-Determination Act, requires health care facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare funds to inform patients of their rights to execute advance directives. Connecticut law also permits individuals to appoint a health care representative, make wishes known about end of life decisions, donate anatomical gifts and designate a conservator. Nursing: Manage Medications, Check for Dehydration, Fluid Retention Homemaker: Light Housekeeping, Grocery Shopping, Laundry, Meal Prep Cleaning Service: House Cleaning including Walls, Ceilings, Windows Companion: Transportation, Monitor Safety, Socialization To ensure that your wishes are carried out you should speak with an attorney with experience in drafting advanced health care directives. N Hourly or Shifts Live-In Statewide Immediate Help Available Nursing Supervision Dementia Trained Fully Insured & Bonded Licensed by the Department Of Consumer Protection Offices throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties Call us for a FREE In-Home Consultation Toll free: 855-412-CARE (2273) www.CTHomeCare.com 17
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18 19 We all age differently We know you’re eager to get back home to the daily activities and routines you enjoy. With our ShortStay services, staff members are focused on your speedy recovery. Our comfortable rooms, dining and common areas even bring a little bit of home to your stay. We know you’ve been through a lot. Let us help you with your speedy recovery. by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company Please visit or call us today. A recent study by researchers in New Zealand attempted to quantify something that we all know intuitively: People age at different rates. They were able to explore data from a longitudinal study of 1,000 individuals in the South Island city of Dunedin, who have been studied since their births in 1972-73. At age 26, eighteen different biomarkers were measured for these individuals, including blood pressure, white blood cell count, blood vessel integrity, cholesterol, dental health, kidney and liver functions, and measurements of metabolism and immunity. Next, the individuals were tested on their balance, strength and motor coordination, tests that are usually reserved for older adults. Finally, researchers asked a group of college students to review photographs of the study participants and to guess their ages. All three tests were consistent. Among the findings: • Although most individuals were aging normally, some were aging less than one year per calendar year, and appeared to still be in their 20s. had biological indicators consistent with being in their 60s. • Closer examination of the data revealed that indications of accelerated aging were evident as early as age 26. The goal of the research is to find ways to slow the aging process. To some extent, the pace of aging is genetic. To the extent aging is influenced by environment, such as living with high levels of stress, a lifestyle change could be warranted. For diseases that are age related, earlier intervention may be appropriate for those who are aging rapidly. Clinical Capabilities include: - TPN - Wound care - IV Therapy - Bariatric care - Tracheostomy management Independent Living | LongTerm Care Hospice and Palliative Care N • A few individuals were aging as much as three years per year, and Recreation Activities include: - Cultural - Educational - Religious DOCTORS DIE DIFFERENTLY A recent item on CNN followed up on a 2011 essay by Dr. Ken Murray, “How Doctors Die” [http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2011/11/30/ how-doctors-die/ideas/ nexus/]. Given their medical knowledge, doctors have greater familiarity with the inevitability of death and the potential for “futile care” at Orthopedic Rehabilitation: - Physical - Occupational - Speech Therapy the end of life. They generally avoid for themselves treatments that they would recommend for their patients. A 2013 survey at Stanford revealed that 88.3% of doctors said they would choose “no-code” or do-not-resuscitate orders for themselves. Dr. Murray identified several forces that seem to conspire to maximize medical treatment at the end of life. These include the failure of the patient to clearly communicate his or her wishes, a reluctance of family members to “let go,” the bias of physicians toward extending life whenever possible, and the institutional and economic forces that reward medical services. Given their unique position, doctors can resist these forces should they choose to do so. Dr. Murray’s essay caused a sensation in 2011, and CNN’s revisiting of the topic of how doctors die differently may revive interest in the benefits of avoiding heroic measures at the end of life. Adult Day Program Respite/ Long-Term Care 6448 Main Street | Trumbull, CT 06611 | Phone: 203-268-6204 Genesis Careline: 866-745-CARE www.genesishcc.com EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY EEO/AA
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18 19 We all age differently We know you’re eager to get back home to the daily activities and routines you enjoy. With our ShortStay services, staff members are focused on your speedy recovery. Our comfortable rooms, dining and common areas even bring a little bit of home to your stay. We know you’ve been through a lot. Let us help you with your speedy recovery. by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company Please visit or call us today. A recent study by researchers in New Zealand attempted to quantify something that we all know intuitively: People age at different rates. They were able to explore data from a longitudinal study of 1,000 individuals in the South Island city of Dunedin, who have been studied since their births in 1972-73. At age 26, eighteen different biomarkers were measured for these individuals, including blood pressure, white blood cell count, blood vessel integrity, cholesterol, dental health, kidney and liver functions, and measurements of metabolism and immunity. Next, the individuals were tested on their balance, strength and motor coordination, tests that are usually reserved for older adults. Finally, researchers asked a group of college students to review photographs of the study participants and to guess their ages. All three tests were consistent. Among the findings: • Although most individuals were aging normally, some were aging less than one year per calendar year, and appeared to still be in their 20s. had biological indicators consistent with being in their 60s. • Closer examination of the data revealed that indications of accelerated aging were evident as early as age 26. The goal of the research is to find ways to slow the aging process. To some extent, the pace of aging is genetic. To the extent aging is influenced by environment, such as living with high levels of stress, a lifestyle change could be warranted. For diseases that are age related, earlier intervention may be appropriate for those who are aging rapidly. Clinical Capabilities include: - TPN - Wound care - IV Therapy - Bariatric care - Tracheostomy management Independent Living | LongTerm Care Hospice and Palliative Care N • A few individuals were aging as much as three years per year, and Recreation Activities include: - Cultural - Educational - Religious DOCTORS DIE DIFFERENTLY A recent item on CNN followed up on a 2011 essay by Dr. Ken Murray, “How Doctors Die” [http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2011/11/30/ how-doctors-die/ideas/ nexus/]. Given their medical knowledge, doctors have greater familiarity with the inevitability of death and the potential for “futile care” at Orthopedic Rehabilitation: - Physical - Occupational - Speech Therapy the end of life. They generally avoid for themselves treatments that they would recommend for their patients. A 2013 survey at Stanford revealed that 88.3% of doctors said they would choose “no-code” or do-not-resuscitate orders for themselves. Dr. Murray identified several forces that seem to conspire to maximize medical treatment at the end of life. These include the failure of the patient to clearly communicate his or her wishes, a reluctance of family members to “let go,” the bias of physicians toward extending life whenever possible, and the institutional and economic forces that reward medical services. Given their unique position, doctors can resist these forces should they choose to do so. Dr. Murray’s essay caused a sensation in 2011, and CNN’s revisiting of the topic of how doctors die differently may revive interest in the benefits of avoiding heroic measures at the end of life. Adult Day Program Respite/ Long-Term Care 6448 Main Street | Trumbull, CT 06611 | Phone: 203-268-6204 Genesis Careline: 866-745-CARE www.genesishcc.com EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY EEO/AA
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20 Nurturing can be a two-way street. SHORT-TERM REHAB The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue The care you need, close to home. OPENI NG JUNE 2016 Physical Rehabilitation Services SKILLED NURSING Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies play an important role in helping people return to their everyday activities following an injury and/or surgery. household will include 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms and a shared kitchen, dining room, living room, den, and balcony designed to be Resident-Centered and improve quality of life. ASSISTED LIVING LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE apartments for individuals and couples, and memory care studios for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. All meals, membership in the fitness center, and access to campus activities are included. • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care Medically Complex Care Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Services Speech-Language Pathology Post-Surgical Care Pain and Wound Management 203-438-8226 • • SERVICES: R O S N I C K F I T N E S S C E N T E R ( T H E “J ” ) Short Term Rehabilitation 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. therapy (physical, occupational, and speech), in-home therapy, and aqua therapy in the indoor pool. Skilled Nursing Services hospice and dementia care. We provide services that support every aspect of our residents’ needs while enhancing their quality of life. Some of our services include: • • • • • WA IT LI S T FO R M I N G * Goldstein Assisted Living Residences to include the Kuriansky Family Residence 1-bedroom R E H A B I L I TAT I O N SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM Dedication, Commitment and Caring • • • WA IT LI S T FO R M I N G * The Jewish Home will be the first “Household Model” of care in the state. Each residential and homelike Includes a 25-yard, 4 lane swimming pool with aqua therapy area and ramp access for toddlers and Award-winning short term Goldstein Rehabilitation Center for post-hospital recovery, outpatient seniors, a 5,000 sq. ft. exercise room, spinning room, sauna, massage, and fitness classes. Men, women, and family locker rooms with upscale amenities. Membership on a monthly basis. Care for Individuals with Swallowing Difficulties COMMUNITY CARE Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary care approach Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians, Respiratory/BiPap Care Friedman Home Care, Chaifetz Family Hospice, Pressman Child Development Center for infants through to serve Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, the growing needs of adults from all areas. we offerCertified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level a progression of therapeutic programs, services and livingLine Therapy enhance IV/PICC options to quality of life for life. we serve. Committed to offering resources to meet and exceed the quality of those changing needs of older adults and their families, Waveny has sought to provide Nutrition) TPN (Total Parenteral the highest • On a daily basis your loved one will partake in recreational quality of compassionate, person-centered care in a not-for-profit setting since 1975. activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy Learn more by calling 203.594.5200 or visiting www.waveny.org. 203-459-5152 • Trumbull, CT Patient and Caregiver Educational Programs resident will have an individually customized plan-ofcare 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 on our services or to schedule a tour, please call our conveniently located centers below or visit athenahealthcare.com. 203-336-0232 • Bridgeport, CT and their families throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. MIND & SPIRIT The Berkowitz Courtyard Café and large multi-purpose room auditorium (Bennett Hall) for intergenerational programs, lectures, meetings, clubs, events, and celebrations. Expanded community education and social activities. Jefferson St Existing Location Palliative Care Hospice Care 10/29/2014 3:07:40 PM 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 • Short Term Rehabilitation NEW and hobbies in order to restore and rejuvenate memory and function. Our environment is home-like and secure, AMENITIES leaving you with peace of Suites • Private mind regarding the well-being of your loved one. Meditation Room • • Pastoral Care • Flat contact us For more information pleaseScreen TV at (203) 322-3428. • Free Cable • Phone Service • Free WIFI • Family Lounge • Formal Dining Area • Bistro Menu The Nathaniel Witherell 70 Parsonage Road | Greenwich CT 06830 nathanielwitherell.org For questions and information on current or future services: www.jseniors.org • 203-365-6400 • info@jseniors.org LOCATION SHORT TERM REHAB 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. REHABILITATION THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare Care for Individuals with Swallowing At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our Difficulties residents to help themcare approach acquire or relearn the skills they Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary will need to be active and live independently. which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians, Respiratory/BiPap Care • Long-Term Care Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and • Post Surgical Orthopedic Care Certified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level IV/PICC Line Therapy • Hip Repair/Joint Replacement Recovery quality of life. • Amputee/Prosthetic Training Program • Stroke Recovery Program TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) On a daily basis • Cardiacone will partake in recreational your loved and Pulmonary Rehabilitation • TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy • IV/PICC Line Therapy resident will haveMemory Care/Dementia/Alzheimer’s an individually customized plan-of• care that will be geared to maximizing Vac Therapy • Wound Care/Wound lifelong passions Tracheostomy Care quality of life. • Short-Term Rehab contact george cossifos at 203-618-4232 or gcossifos@witherell.org * WA IT LI S T S FO R M I N G N OW • SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/ SERVICES: THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare A CARING ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM Place Between 203.322.3428 | WWW.STAMFORDVILLA.ORG Skilled Nursing Services Hospital & Home • At The Villa you can rest assured that your loved one is Notre Dame Old Town Rd REHABILITATION Golf Course Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD Convalescent Homes, Inc. Sisters of Saint Thomas • of Villanova Sacred Heart Univ FAIRFIELD, CT LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE benefitting from the most advanced level of Dementia/ SPECIALTY PROGRAMS: Alzheimers care and achieving the greatest possible 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. Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County headquarters and activities. Merritt Pkwy - Exit 47 Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers For more information please contact us at (203) 322-3428. HHHHH HigHest Rating by MedicaRe. Minutes fRoM faMiLy & fRiends. Tracheostomy Care WLCN Ad.indd 1 Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program preschoolers, an adult day program, outpatient rehabilitation services, and offices for Institute on Aging, Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, and Senior Choice at Home® programs to provide assistance to seniors Park Ave Managed by Athena Health Care Systems PRIORITY PRICING NOW! Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers Palliative Care We know you’re eager to get back home to the daily activities and routines you enjoy. With our ShortStay services, staff members are focused on your speedy recovery. Our • Whether comfortable R an S H O R Trecuperating from E Horthopedic and common areas even bring a little bit of home to your T E R M rooms, dining AB procedure, a cardiac event, a CVA (stroke), or a stay. We know of therapists are • At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our through a lot. Let us help you with your speedy recovery. lengthy hospitalization, our team you’ve been residents to to ensure each resident reaches his or well trained help them acquire or relearn the skills they will need level active and live independently. her maximum to be of independence. • Please visit or call us today. Our Occupational Therapy program is Therapists experienced staff of Physical aimed at work with fine resident up to coordination, to improving each motor control, 7 days a weekand improve skills and teaches functional and self-care cognitive strength and restore function through the use of therapeutic exercises. In addition,Daily skills commonly referred to as Activities of our • • • • Hospice Care Rehabilitation whichRehabilitation: dressing and Living Orthopedic include feeding, (ADL), Program puts special emphasis on pain management so that each resident can - Physical grooming. maximize his or -her potential in a comfortable and Occupational Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists dignified manner. Speech Therapy help our residents communicate more effectively by Whether recuperating from an orthopedic using advanced Capabilitiesin oral and pharyngeal Clinical techniques include: procedure, a training. event, a CVA (stroke), or a sensorimotor cardiac - TPN lengthy hospitalization, our team of therapists are - Wound care Our social work IV Therapy management his or well trained to ensure each resident reaches teams - and case provide continuous support to both her maximum level of independence. residents and - Bariatric care Our comprehensive suite of SPECIALIZED CLINICAL PROGRAMS includes: • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies 7 Days a Week! • Cardiac Rehabilitation • State-of-the-Art Pulmonary Rehab Independent Living | LongTerm Care • Orthopedic Aftercare • Neuromuscular Re-education their families to Tracheostomy management - ensure a safe and appropriate Our Occupational Therapy program is aimed at return to the community. improving fine and Palliative Care Hospice motor control, coordination, and cognitive skills and teaches functional and self-care • Specialized Wound Care • Peritoneal Dialysis • IV Infusion/Medication skills commonly referred to include: Recreation Activities as Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and - Cultural THE VILLA AT STAMFORD grooming. - Educational Rehabilitation & Healthcare for Premier • • Pain Management • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) - Religious Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists help our residents communicate more effectively by Adult Day Program using advanced techniques in oral and pharyngeal sensorimotor training. Respite/ Long-Term Care For more information about our programs and services, please contact us: • 439 Danbury Road, Route 7 THE VILLA AT STAMFORD Wilton, CT 06897 for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare 203.834.0199 88 Rock Rimmon Road • Stamford CT, CT 06903 2 | WWW.S MFORDVILLA.ORG www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com0 3 . 3 2 2 . 3 4 2 8 203-322-3428T•Awww.stamfordvilla.org Our social work and case management teams provide continuous support to both residents and 6448 Main Street | Trumbull, CT 06611 | Phone: 203-268-6204 their families to ensure a safe and appropriate return to the community. Call to schedule a PERSONAL TOUR! Genesis Careline: 866-745-CARE www.genesishcc.com THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY EEO/AA
20  Nurturing can be a two-way street.  SHORT-TERM REHAB  The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue  The care ...
20 Nurturing can be a two-way street. SHORT-TERM REHAB The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue The care you need, close to home. OPENI NG JUNE 2016 Physical Rehabilitation Services SKILLED NURSING Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies play an important role in helping people return to their everyday activities following an injury and/or surgery. household will include 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms and a shared kitchen, dining room, living room, den, and balcony designed to be Resident-Centered and improve quality of life. ASSISTED LIVING LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE apartments for individuals and couples, and memory care studios for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. All meals, membership in the fitness center, and access to campus activities are included. • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care Medically Complex Care Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Services Speech-Language Pathology Post-Surgical Care Pain and Wound Management 203-438-8226 • • SERVICES: R O S N I C K F I T N E S S C E N T E R ( T H E “J ” ) Short Term Rehabilitation 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. therapy (physical, occupational, and speech), in-home therapy, and aqua therapy in the indoor pool. Skilled Nursing Services hospice and dementia care. We provide services that support every aspect of our residents’ needs while enhancing their quality of life. Some of our services include: • • • • • WA IT LI S T FO R M I N G * Goldstein Assisted Living Residences to include the Kuriansky Family Residence 1-bedroom R E H A B I L I TAT I O N SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM Dedication, Commitment and Caring • • • WA IT LI S T FO R M I N G * The Jewish Home will be the first “Household Model” of care in the state. Each residential and homelike Includes a 25-yard, 4 lane swimming pool with aqua therapy area and ramp access for toddlers and Award-winning short term Goldstein Rehabilitation Center for post-hospital recovery, outpatient seniors, a 5,000 sq. ft. exercise room, spinning room, sauna, massage, and fitness classes. Men, women, and family locker rooms with upscale amenities. Membership on a monthly basis. Care for Individuals with Swallowing Difficulties COMMUNITY CARE Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary care approach Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians, Respiratory/BiPap Care Friedman Home Care, Chaifetz Family Hospice, Pressman Child Development Center for infants through to serve Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, the growing needs of adults from all areas. we offerCertified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level a progression of therapeutic programs, services and livingLine Therapy enhance IV/PICC options to quality of life for life. we serve. Committed to offering resources to meet and exceed the quality of those changing needs of older adults and their families, Waveny has sought to provide Nutrition) TPN (Total Parenteral the highest • On a daily basis your loved one will partake in recreational quality of compassionate, person-centered care in a not-for-profit setting since 1975. activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy Learn more by calling 203.594.5200 or visiting www.waveny.org. 203-459-5152 • Trumbull, CT Patient and Caregiver Educational Programs resident will have an individually customized plan-ofcare 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 on our services or to schedule a tour, please call our conveniently located centers below or visit athenahealthcare.com. 203-336-0232 • Bridgeport, CT and their families throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. MIND & SPIRIT The Berkowitz Courtyard Café and large multi-purpose room auditorium (Bennett Hall) for intergenerational programs, lectures, meetings, clubs, events, and celebrations. Expanded community education and social activities. Jefferson St Existing Location Palliative Care Hospice Care 10/29/2014 3:07:40 PM 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 • Short Term Rehabilitation NEW and hobbies in order to restore and rejuvenate memory and function. Our environment is home-like and secure, AMENITIES leaving you with peace of Suites • Private mind regarding the well-being of your loved one. Meditation Room • • Pastoral Care • Flat contact us For more information pleaseScreen TV at (203) 322-3428. • Free Cable • Phone Service • Free WIFI • Family Lounge • Formal Dining Area • Bistro Menu The Nathaniel Witherell 70 Parsonage Road | Greenwich CT 06830 nathanielwitherell.org For questions and information on current or future services: www.jseniors.org • 203-365-6400 • info@jseniors.org LOCATION SHORT TERM REHAB 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. REHABILITATION THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare Care for Individuals with Swallowing At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our Difficulties residents to help themcare approach acquire or relearn the skills they Our Program uses a multi-disciplinary will need to be active and live independently. which incorporates the skills of our Geriatric Physicians, Respiratory/BiPap Care • Long-Term Care Recreational Staff, and specially trained Nurses and • Post Surgical Orthopedic Care Certified Nurses Assistants to provide the highest level IV/PICC Line Therapy • Hip Repair/Joint Replacement Recovery quality of life. • Amputee/Prosthetic Training Program • Stroke Recovery Program TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) On a daily basis • Cardiacone will partake in recreational your loved and Pulmonary Rehabilitation • TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) activities that stimulate the mind, body and soul. Each Wound Care/Wound Vac Therapy • IV/PICC Line Therapy resident will haveMemory Care/Dementia/Alzheimer’s an individually customized plan-of• care that will be geared to maximizing Vac Therapy • Wound Care/Wound lifelong passions Tracheostomy Care quality of life. • Short-Term Rehab contact george cossifos at 203-618-4232 or gcossifos@witherell.org * WA IT LI S T S FO R M I N G N OW • SPECIALIZED DEMENTIA/ SERVICES: THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare A CARING ALZHEIMERS PROGRAM Place Between 203.322.3428 | WWW.STAMFORDVILLA.ORG Skilled Nursing Services Hospital & Home • At The Villa you can rest assured that your loved one is Notre Dame Old Town Rd REHABILITATION Golf Course Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD Convalescent Homes, Inc. Sisters of Saint Thomas • of Villanova Sacred Heart Univ FAIRFIELD, CT LIFE QUALITY MEMORY CARE benefitting from the most advanced level of Dementia/ SPECIALTY PROGRAMS: Alzheimers care and achieving the greatest possible 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. Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County headquarters and activities. Merritt Pkwy - Exit 47 Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers For more information please contact us at (203) 322-3428. HHHHH HigHest Rating by MedicaRe. Minutes fRoM faMiLy & fRiends. Tracheostomy Care WLCN Ad.indd 1 Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program preschoolers, an adult day program, outpatient rehabilitation services, and offices for Institute on Aging, Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, and Senior Choice at Home® programs to provide assistance to seniors Park Ave Managed by Athena Health Care Systems PRIORITY PRICING NOW! Memory Care/Dementia/Alzheimers Palliative Care We know you’re eager to get back home to the daily activities and routines you enjoy. With our ShortStay services, staff members are focused on your speedy recovery. Our • Whether comfortable R an S H O R Trecuperating from E Horthopedic and common areas even bring a little bit of home to your T E R M rooms, dining AB procedure, a cardiac event, a CVA (stroke), or a stay. We know of therapists are • At The Villa, our staff is dedicated to working with our through a lot. Let us help you with your speedy recovery. lengthy hospitalization, our team you’ve been residents to to ensure each resident reaches his or well trained help them acquire or relearn the skills they will need level active and live independently. her maximum to be of independence. • Please visit or call us today. Our Occupational Therapy program is Therapists experienced staff of Physical aimed at work with fine resident up to coordination, to improving each motor control, 7 days a weekand improve skills and teaches functional and self-care cognitive strength and restore function through the use of therapeutic exercises. In addition,Daily skills commonly referred to as Activities of our • • • • Hospice Care Rehabilitation whichRehabilitation: dressing and Living Orthopedic include feeding, (ADL), Program puts special emphasis on pain management so that each resident can - Physical grooming. maximize his or -her potential in a comfortable and Occupational Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists dignified manner. Speech Therapy help our residents communicate more effectively by Whether recuperating from an orthopedic using advanced Capabilitiesin oral and pharyngeal Clinical techniques include: procedure, a training. event, a CVA (stroke), or a sensorimotor cardiac - TPN lengthy hospitalization, our team of therapists are - Wound care Our social work IV Therapy management his or well trained to ensure each resident reaches teams - and case provide continuous support to both her maximum level of independence. residents and - Bariatric care Our comprehensive suite of SPECIALIZED CLINICAL PROGRAMS includes: • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies 7 Days a Week! • Cardiac Rehabilitation • State-of-the-Art Pulmonary Rehab Independent Living | LongTerm Care • Orthopedic Aftercare • Neuromuscular Re-education their families to Tracheostomy management - ensure a safe and appropriate Our Occupational Therapy program is aimed at return to the community. improving fine and Palliative Care Hospice motor control, coordination, and cognitive skills and teaches functional and self-care • Specialized Wound Care • Peritoneal Dialysis • IV Infusion/Medication skills commonly referred to include: Recreation Activities as Activities of Daily Living (ADL), which include feeding, dressing and - Cultural THE VILLA AT STAMFORD grooming. - Educational Rehabilitation & Healthcare for Premier • • Pain Management • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) - Religious Our trained Speech and Language Pathologists help our residents communicate more effectively by Adult Day Program using advanced techniques in oral and pharyngeal sensorimotor training. Respite/ Long-Term Care For more information about our programs and services, please contact us: • 439 Danbury Road, Route 7 THE VILLA AT STAMFORD Wilton, CT 06897 for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare 203.834.0199 88 Rock Rimmon Road • Stamford CT, CT 06903 2 | WWW.S MFORDVILLA.ORG www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com0 3 . 3 2 2 . 3 4 2 8 203-322-3428T•Awww.stamfordvilla.org Our social work and case management teams provide continuous support to both residents and 6448 Main Street | Trumbull, CT 06611 | Phone: 203-268-6204 their families to ensure a safe and appropriate return to the community. Call to schedule a PERSONAL TOUR! Genesis Careline: 866-745-CARE www.genesishcc.com THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare THE VILLA AT STAMFORD for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY EEO/AA
20  Nurturing can be a two-way street.  SHORT-TERM REHAB  The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue  The care ...
22 23 Independent Senior Living Communities in Trumbull, CT Social Security benefit reform by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company T he “Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act” was signed by President Clinton in 2000. The most important change was the elimination of the earnings test for receiving Social Security benefits upon reaching full retirement age. Retirees who reach age 66 this year may collect benefits in full, no matter how high their income may be. Of course, with a higher income the amount of benefits subject to income tax goes up as well. Another option created with that legislation was the opportunity to suspend benefits after they started in order to allow for earning delayed retirement credits. However, sharp-eyed financial planners soon developed additional legal claiming strategies that may have gone beyond what Congress intended. In November 2015, as part of the budget agreement, Congress enacted significant reforms curtailing some of these strategies. No hearings were held; no legislation was proposed; the changes simply showed up in the budget. Anyone who already has implemented one of these strategies may continue it, but the ability for everyone else to use them is being phased out. File and suspend Married couples have been able to have their Social Security cake and eat it, too, in a sense. For example: Husband files for benefits at age 66, and wife immediately claims her 50% spousal benefit. Husband then suspends his benefit, waiting until age 70 to begin collecting. By doing so, his benefit will be boosted by 8% for each year of delay, up to a maximum of 32%. This approach maximizes Social Security income for the couple in their 70s and beyond. File and suspend has not been eliminated, but during the suspension period the spousal benefit will no longer be available (nor will a child’s benefit). The new rule goes into effect May 1, 2016. Only those who are age 66 or older before that date may file and suspend their benefits under the old rules until that date. Spousal benefit only Couples with two incomes have paid Social Security taxes to earn two primary benefits and two spousal benefits. A person may claim only one benefit at a time, so something will be going to waste. However, the deferred retirement credit could be used to reduce the loss, especially if the husband and wife are close in age. When Wife claimed her benefit at age 66, Husband (also age 66) claimed his 50% spousal benefit based upon her work record. That allowed his own benefit to grow until he reached age 70. At that point he would claim a benefit based upon his own work record, now increased by 32%. This option now has been limited to those who reached age 62 by December 31, 2015. In other words, no one born in 1954 or later will have this choice. This phase-in lasts much longer, as those born in 1953 will not turn 66 until 2019. No more lump sum refunds Let’s say that Husband suspended his benefits at age 66, when he was entitled to $2,000 per month. A year later, his benefit had grown by 8% to $2,160. However, when he went to start the benefits then, Husband had the option of sticking with the $2,000 monthly benefit and taking a lump sum of $24,000 for the year of missed benefit payments. This choice also has been eliminated after April 30, 2016. Because these strategies were not widely understood by retirees, they provided excellent talking points for financial planners. The number of people using these strategies has not been quantified, but likely was growing. Elimination of these choices has been projected to reduce Social Security shortfalls by about 1% N Perhaps the greatest joy in retiring is knowing you can live life to its fullest. Maintaining your independence and helping you enjoy your life is our main goal at Carmel Ridge and Teresian Towers. Located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Center, our unique independent senior communities provide the supportive environment you may need to live life to its fullest. Amenities ◆ 24-hour emergency maintenance ◆ 24-hour emergency medical monitoring ◆ On-site management ◆ Activities coordinator ◆ On-site chapel ◆ Optional meal plan ◆ Library ◆ Community room ◆ Swimming pool and nearby golfing Call today for more information, 203-261-2229 in Connecticut, or 1-800-852-3866 out of state. Inquire about our Rentals, starting from $1,150 per month, or our Life Use Units from $58,000. Teresian Towers & Carmel Ridge 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 A non-denominational facility owned by the Diocese of Bridgeport. Professionally managed by WinnResidential. Continued on page 29
22  23  Independent Senior Living Communities in Trumbull, CT  Social Security benefit reform by James B. Gust, Senior Edi...
22 23 Independent Senior Living Communities in Trumbull, CT Social Security benefit reform by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company T he “Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act” was signed by President Clinton in 2000. The most important change was the elimination of the earnings test for receiving Social Security benefits upon reaching full retirement age. Retirees who reach age 66 this year may collect benefits in full, no matter how high their income may be. Of course, with a higher income the amount of benefits subject to income tax goes up as well. Another option created with that legislation was the opportunity to suspend benefits after they started in order to allow for earning delayed retirement credits. However, sharp-eyed financial planners soon developed additional legal claiming strategies that may have gone beyond what Congress intended. In November 2015, as part of the budget agreement, Congress enacted significant reforms curtailing some of these strategies. No hearings were held; no legislation was proposed; the changes simply showed up in the budget. Anyone who already has implemented one of these strategies may continue it, but the ability for everyone else to use them is being phased out. File and suspend Married couples have been able to have their Social Security cake and eat it, too, in a sense. For example: Husband files for benefits at age 66, and wife immediately claims her 50% spousal benefit. Husband then suspends his benefit, waiting until age 70 to begin collecting. By doing so, his benefit will be boosted by 8% for each year of delay, up to a maximum of 32%. This approach maximizes Social Security income for the couple in their 70s and beyond. File and suspend has not been eliminated, but during the suspension period the spousal benefit will no longer be available (nor will a child’s benefit). The new rule goes into effect May 1, 2016. Only those who are age 66 or older before that date may file and suspend their benefits under the old rules until that date. Spousal benefit only Couples with two incomes have paid Social Security taxes to earn two primary benefits and two spousal benefits. A person may claim only one benefit at a time, so something will be going to waste. However, the deferred retirement credit could be used to reduce the loss, especially if the husband and wife are close in age. When Wife claimed her benefit at age 66, Husband (also age 66) claimed his 50% spousal benefit based upon her work record. That allowed his own benefit to grow until he reached age 70. At that point he would claim a benefit based upon his own work record, now increased by 32%. This option now has been limited to those who reached age 62 by December 31, 2015. In other words, no one born in 1954 or later will have this choice. This phase-in lasts much longer, as those born in 1953 will not turn 66 until 2019. No more lump sum refunds Let’s say that Husband suspended his benefits at age 66, when he was entitled to $2,000 per month. A year later, his benefit had grown by 8% to $2,160. However, when he went to start the benefits then, Husband had the option of sticking with the $2,000 monthly benefit and taking a lump sum of $24,000 for the year of missed benefit payments. This choice also has been eliminated after April 30, 2016. Because these strategies were not widely understood by retirees, they provided excellent talking points for financial planners. The number of people using these strategies has not been quantified, but likely was growing. Elimination of these choices has been projected to reduce Social Security shortfalls by about 1% N Perhaps the greatest joy in retiring is knowing you can live life to its fullest. Maintaining your independence and helping you enjoy your life is our main goal at Carmel Ridge and Teresian Towers. Located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Center, our unique independent senior communities provide the supportive environment you may need to live life to its fullest. Amenities ◆ 24-hour emergency maintenance ◆ 24-hour emergency medical monitoring ◆ On-site management ◆ Activities coordinator ◆ On-site chapel ◆ Optional meal plan ◆ Library ◆ Community room ◆ Swimming pool and nearby golfing Call today for more information, 203-261-2229 in Connecticut, or 1-800-852-3866 out of state. Inquire about our Rentals, starting from $1,150 per month, or our Life Use Units from $58,000. Teresian Towers & Carmel Ridge 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 A non-denominational facility owned by the Diocese of Bridgeport. Professionally managed by WinnResidential. Continued on page 29
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24 COMPASS CARE: A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and Their Families by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate Several years back I was having lunch with my friend Jane, who mentioned that she was concerned about her older parents, who were living on their own. They had been doing OK, but Jane knew that at some point they would need assistance, so she wanted to proactively put together a plan for their future, rather than simply waiting for something to happen. Jane’s parents were always very active and had a variety of interests, so one of her goals was to help them maintain the quality of life that they enjoy. She also recognized that she needed help organizing her parents’ finances and putting in place the medical directives they each wanted. She asked if I knew of one source that could help her with all of these things and also be able to provide qualified, well-trained caregivers for a time when her parents will need them. I responded that I didn’t and added that those would be tall orders to meet, let alone from just one source. If Jane asked me the same question today, however, I would suggest that she speak with the people at Compass Care, based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Cofounded by Mark Lachs, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Geriatrics at New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, Compass Care offers a unique, forward-looking approach to care management and private duty home care for seniors in Connecticut and New York. Based on years of directly caring for seniors, coupled with the latest research, Dr. Lachs and cofounder Karl Pillemer, Ph.D, Professor of Gerontology at Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology and Weill Cornell Medical College, have developed proprietary techniques and processes that make it possible for seniors not only to maintain but also to enhance the quality of their lives. The Compass Care approach begins by having seniors and their families think through and discuss the future that they envision and the steps they need to take to bring it about. That facilitated discussion culminates in the development of what Compass Care calls its “360 Degree Assessment and Plan for Successful Aging.” requirement exceeds state standards. In addition to Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification, Compass Care’s caregivers are trained regarding chronic diseases that many of its clients face (including Alzheimer’s/ dementia) and in palliative/end-of-life care. Compass Care offers industryleading pay and benefits to attract the best among caregivers. And, of course, all caregivers are bonded and insured. In all of these measures Compass Care aims at ensuring that the quality of care it provides will truly be superior to that of other agencies. All caregivers attend the Compass Care Home Care Institute, led by Prof. Pillemer. The Institute provides The Assessment/Plan is aimed at making folks proactive and empowered specialized hospitality training that emphasizes the full human in their efforts for successful, healthy dimensions of the relationship aging and at helping ensure that between caregivers and those Compass Care can provide, as the whom they serve through its practice’s motto puts it, “Care when proprietary training program you need it.” Compass Care Works™. Compass Compass Care offers Concierge Care Care is the first agency practice Management and Private Duty Home to provide this vital additional Care. After the Assessment/Plan has training. been presented, if Home Care is Once in the client’s desired, Compass Care moves to find home, the the right caregiver for the specific caregivers from client. The practice understands that Compass Care finding that right caregiver is an offer assistance art as well as a science. Through an with all innovative client-matching process, activities of daily developed under the guidance of Dr. living. Drivers can Lachs, Compass Care connects client be made available and caregiver based on an evaluation if necessary for of individual needs, personality and transportation. interests. This matching process has Compass Care’s been preceded by a rigorous selection pricing structure and vetting process for caregivers is as innovative that involves background checks and and client oriented extensive interviewing. And clients as the rest of its are provided with the opportunity to approach to the interview potential caregivers before needs of the elderly they are placed. and their families. All of the agency’s caregivers are The agency doesn’t Certified Nursing Assistants; this 25 WISE WORDS About Aging charge for care management by the hour. Instead, its pricing structure enables clients to make choices up-front by anticipating expenses. Compass Care never bills for services other than the ones that the client has signed up for. The cofounders of Compass Care, Mark Lachs, M.D., and Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., have both had long and distinguished careers dealing with older adults, their families and their caregivers. Here are some stimulating thoughts from Dr. Lachs’ bestselling, critically acclaimed book What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older: An Insider’s Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health Care System (New York: Penguin Books, 2011. Copyright © Mark Lachs, 2010). In all aspects of its functioning, Compass Care embodies its motto: “Care when you need it.” N Contact Information: www.carewhenyouneedit.com info@compasscarellc.com Ken Gills (855) 535-2500  Even if you could identify the “right” things to do or not to do to your body, there’s unsettling news about the medical and social systems within which you make those decisions and try to implement them. These systems, which are meant to help you, are in fact failing you. It’s clear from where I sit as a gerontologist that there’s a new underclass in town. If you are over fifty, all you need to do is look in the mirror to find the newest object of American bigotry.  I believe that many of the qualities found in an enduring relationship with a grandparent (for those of us lucky enough to experience it) can be found in a great doctor-patient relationship, too.  I don’t care if you’re fifty or a hundred. The time to think about where you’ll be living for a thirty- or forty-year period after retirement—and how you’re going to pay for it—is now. Yes, I said now. It may seem like a long way off, but trust me, it sneaks up on you, and a big boomer mistake is not thinking about this question soon enough. It’s a bit like the problem of saving for retirement, except for this exercise you need to devote emotional and intellectual capital in addition to the green stuff.  I am not a Pollyanna. I am an expert in aging, and I am here to tell you that there are profound benefits to getting older that are substantial, real, and supported by a growing body of biological and social science.  You want to talk quality? A mountain of studies clearly indicates that not only is life expectancy improving, but so is disability-free survival. The percentage of people spending the last years of their lives in relative immobility is actually falling. The bottom line is that we’re going to live longer, and I expect every one of these inspiring trends to continue over our lifetimes.  Don’t get me wrong. I am well aware of the challenges that an aging society can create. But in this book, I’ve given you a bunch of tools to deal with many of them. That should free you up to make getting older anything you like. Who wouldn’t look forward to that? It’s your ride; use it however you like! After all, we’re the generation of Americans that redefined youth. It’s time to redefine getting older. My vote: The only rule should be that there are no rules. N
24  COMPASS CARE  A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and Their Families by Peter J. O   Connell, Editorial and Resea...
24 COMPASS CARE: A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and Their Families by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate Several years back I was having lunch with my friend Jane, who mentioned that she was concerned about her older parents, who were living on their own. They had been doing OK, but Jane knew that at some point they would need assistance, so she wanted to proactively put together a plan for their future, rather than simply waiting for something to happen. Jane’s parents were always very active and had a variety of interests, so one of her goals was to help them maintain the quality of life that they enjoy. She also recognized that she needed help organizing her parents’ finances and putting in place the medical directives they each wanted. She asked if I knew of one source that could help her with all of these things and also be able to provide qualified, well-trained caregivers for a time when her parents will need them. I responded that I didn’t and added that those would be tall orders to meet, let alone from just one source. If Jane asked me the same question today, however, I would suggest that she speak with the people at Compass Care, based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Cofounded by Mark Lachs, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Geriatrics at New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, Compass Care offers a unique, forward-looking approach to care management and private duty home care for seniors in Connecticut and New York. Based on years of directly caring for seniors, coupled with the latest research, Dr. Lachs and cofounder Karl Pillemer, Ph.D, Professor of Gerontology at Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology and Weill Cornell Medical College, have developed proprietary techniques and processes that make it possible for seniors not only to maintain but also to enhance the quality of their lives. The Compass Care approach begins by having seniors and their families think through and discuss the future that they envision and the steps they need to take to bring it about. That facilitated discussion culminates in the development of what Compass Care calls its “360 Degree Assessment and Plan for Successful Aging.” requirement exceeds state standards. In addition to Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification, Compass Care’s caregivers are trained regarding chronic diseases that many of its clients face (including Alzheimer’s/ dementia) and in palliative/end-of-life care. Compass Care offers industryleading pay and benefits to attract the best among caregivers. And, of course, all caregivers are bonded and insured. In all of these measures Compass Care aims at ensuring that the quality of care it provides will truly be superior to that of other agencies. All caregivers attend the Compass Care Home Care Institute, led by Prof. Pillemer. The Institute provides The Assessment/Plan is aimed at making folks proactive and empowered specialized hospitality training that emphasizes the full human in their efforts for successful, healthy dimensions of the relationship aging and at helping ensure that between caregivers and those Compass Care can provide, as the whom they serve through its practice’s motto puts it, “Care when proprietary training program you need it.” Compass Care Works™. Compass Compass Care offers Concierge Care Care is the first agency practice Management and Private Duty Home to provide this vital additional Care. After the Assessment/Plan has training. been presented, if Home Care is Once in the client’s desired, Compass Care moves to find home, the the right caregiver for the specific caregivers from client. The practice understands that Compass Care finding that right caregiver is an offer assistance art as well as a science. Through an with all innovative client-matching process, activities of daily developed under the guidance of Dr. living. Drivers can Lachs, Compass Care connects client be made available and caregiver based on an evaluation if necessary for of individual needs, personality and transportation. interests. This matching process has Compass Care’s been preceded by a rigorous selection pricing structure and vetting process for caregivers is as innovative that involves background checks and and client oriented extensive interviewing. And clients as the rest of its are provided with the opportunity to approach to the interview potential caregivers before needs of the elderly they are placed. and their families. All of the agency’s caregivers are The agency doesn’t Certified Nursing Assistants; this 25 WISE WORDS About Aging charge for care management by the hour. Instead, its pricing structure enables clients to make choices up-front by anticipating expenses. Compass Care never bills for services other than the ones that the client has signed up for. The cofounders of Compass Care, Mark Lachs, M.D., and Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., have both had long and distinguished careers dealing with older adults, their families and their caregivers. Here are some stimulating thoughts from Dr. Lachs’ bestselling, critically acclaimed book What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older: An Insider’s Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health Care System (New York: Penguin Books, 2011. Copyright © Mark Lachs, 2010). In all aspects of its functioning, Compass Care embodies its motto: “Care when you need it.” N Contact Information: www.carewhenyouneedit.com info@compasscarellc.com Ken Gills (855) 535-2500  Even if you could identify the “right” things to do or not to do to your body, there’s unsettling news about the medical and social systems within which you make those decisions and try to implement them. These systems, which are meant to help you, are in fact failing you. It’s clear from where I sit as a gerontologist that there’s a new underclass in town. If you are over fifty, all you need to do is look in the mirror to find the newest object of American bigotry.  I believe that many of the qualities found in an enduring relationship with a grandparent (for those of us lucky enough to experience it) can be found in a great doctor-patient relationship, too.  I don’t care if you’re fifty or a hundred. The time to think about where you’ll be living for a thirty- or forty-year period after retirement—and how you’re going to pay for it—is now. Yes, I said now. It may seem like a long way off, but trust me, it sneaks up on you, and a big boomer mistake is not thinking about this question soon enough. It’s a bit like the problem of saving for retirement, except for this exercise you need to devote emotional and intellectual capital in addition to the green stuff.  I am not a Pollyanna. I am an expert in aging, and I am here to tell you that there are profound benefits to getting older that are substantial, real, and supported by a growing body of biological and social science.  You want to talk quality? A mountain of studies clearly indicates that not only is life expectancy improving, but so is disability-free survival. The percentage of people spending the last years of their lives in relative immobility is actually falling. The bottom line is that we’re going to live longer, and I expect every one of these inspiring trends to continue over our lifetimes.  Don’t get me wrong. I am well aware of the challenges that an aging society can create. But in this book, I’ve given you a bunch of tools to deal with many of them. That should free you up to make getting older anything you like. Who wouldn’t look forward to that? It’s your ride; use it however you like! After all, we’re the generation of Americans that redefined youth. It’s time to redefine getting older. My vote: The only rule should be that there are no rules. N
24  COMPASS CARE  A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and Their Families by Peter J. O   Connell, Editorial and Resea...
26 27 PAYING FOR CARE If a doctor orders in-home health care, Medicare may cover part of the cost. A long-term care insurance policy can cover costs when Medicare runs out. Note that Medicare will pay for only part-time or “intermittent” care from a home health aide. This may mean only three 90-minute visits a week during a period when the individual is receiving home physical therapy. Visit the Medicare Web site for details. Medicare will not cover homemaker services. Nor will it cover personal care services, such as bathing and dressing, provided by a home health aide if that is the only care required. Medicaid may pay for some of the services not covered by Medicare. Visit the Medicaid Web site for more information. MEDICAID GUIDANCE IS A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION AWAY THE CHALLENGE The Medicaid application process is complex and tedious; even one small error or omision will result in denials,penalties,and losses of tens of thousands of dollars. THE SOLUTION:ADVANTA MEDICAID SPECIALISTS Advanta Medicaid Specialists specializes in helping people successfully obtain Medicaid coverage; we will take care of the entire process so that you don't have to worry. Advantages of working with a Professional Home Care Agency by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher Training and Supervision: A Professional home care agencies have the experience, knowledge, training, resources, and licensure to ensure that their caregivers are thoroughly trained in all services performed, including safe infection control, falls prevention, emergency preparation, and personal care tasks. fter deciding that home care is needed for yourself or your loved one, you can weigh the options of hiring a professional home care agency or contracting directly with a home health aide. There are many benefits of working with a professional home care agency in contrast with the risks of a direct hire. Professional home care agencies have experienced staff with expertise in assessing needs and developing care plans. The professional staff at a home care agency can help you navigate through the web of health care resources and effectively communicate Safety: Professional home care agen- cies are required to maintain various insurances to protect their clients and are required by law to investigate promptly all complaints of abuse or theft. Backup: If the caregiver from a professional home care agency gets sick or injured or changes jobs, the agency is responsible for providing a needs and goals to the doctors who replacement without disruption care for you or your loved one. Home care professionals also can assist clients of service. and their families with any emotional Employer Obligations: Using a probarriers and concerns about accepting fessional home care agency relieves home care services. one of having to deal with payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, and liability insurance. ` Peace of Mind: Prior to any care- giver being hired, professional home care agencies are required to conduct thorough criminal background checks that provide more comprehensive information than is available to the public. Using a professional home care agency provides the confidence that you or your loved one will be receiving the best of care and allows one to spend quality time with loved ones and family. You can find a comprehensive listing of the top local professional home care agencies in this edition of the Senior GO TO Guide. N MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Phone: 844-366-5575 Web: www.advantamedicaid.com | Email: info@advantamedicaid.com
26  27  PAYING FOR CARE If a doctor orders in-home health care, Medicare may cover part of the cost. A long-term care insu...
26 27 PAYING FOR CARE If a doctor orders in-home health care, Medicare may cover part of the cost. A long-term care insurance policy can cover costs when Medicare runs out. Note that Medicare will pay for only part-time or “intermittent” care from a home health aide. This may mean only three 90-minute visits a week during a period when the individual is receiving home physical therapy. Visit the Medicare Web site for details. Medicare will not cover homemaker services. Nor will it cover personal care services, such as bathing and dressing, provided by a home health aide if that is the only care required. Medicaid may pay for some of the services not covered by Medicare. Visit the Medicaid Web site for more information. MEDICAID GUIDANCE IS A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION AWAY THE CHALLENGE The Medicaid application process is complex and tedious; even one small error or omision will result in denials,penalties,and losses of tens of thousands of dollars. THE SOLUTION:ADVANTA MEDICAID SPECIALISTS Advanta Medicaid Specialists specializes in helping people successfully obtain Medicaid coverage; we will take care of the entire process so that you don't have to worry. Advantages of working with a Professional Home Care Agency by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher Training and Supervision: A Professional home care agencies have the experience, knowledge, training, resources, and licensure to ensure that their caregivers are thoroughly trained in all services performed, including safe infection control, falls prevention, emergency preparation, and personal care tasks. fter deciding that home care is needed for yourself or your loved one, you can weigh the options of hiring a professional home care agency or contracting directly with a home health aide. There are many benefits of working with a professional home care agency in contrast with the risks of a direct hire. Professional home care agencies have experienced staff with expertise in assessing needs and developing care plans. The professional staff at a home care agency can help you navigate through the web of health care resources and effectively communicate Safety: Professional home care agen- cies are required to maintain various insurances to protect their clients and are required by law to investigate promptly all complaints of abuse or theft. Backup: If the caregiver from a professional home care agency gets sick or injured or changes jobs, the agency is responsible for providing a needs and goals to the doctors who replacement without disruption care for you or your loved one. Home care professionals also can assist clients of service. and their families with any emotional Employer Obligations: Using a probarriers and concerns about accepting fessional home care agency relieves home care services. one of having to deal with payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, and liability insurance. ` Peace of Mind: Prior to any care- giver being hired, professional home care agencies are required to conduct thorough criminal background checks that provide more comprehensive information than is available to the public. Using a professional home care agency provides the confidence that you or your loved one will be receiving the best of care and allows one to spend quality time with loved ones and family. You can find a comprehensive listing of the top local professional home care agencies in this edition of the Senior GO TO Guide. N MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Phone: 844-366-5575 Web: www.advantamedicaid.com | Email: info@advantamedicaid.com
26  27  PAYING FOR CARE If a doctor orders in-home health care, Medicare may cover part of the cost. A long-term care insu...
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28 CLEANING SERVICES Professionals, Businesses and Services Cleaning Services Documents for your health care and financial planning Lighthouse Dental Care Mark Samuels, D.M.D. • Joseph Jarmon, D.D.S. Coastal Cleaning A Division of Connecticut In-Home Assistance Document Durable power of attorney Description A regular power of attorney allows you to delegate your authority, either narrowly or broadly, to a designated individual. But it becomes invalid if you become incompetent. A durable power of attorney, however, can survive until your death. Some considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-844-925-3264 Family owned and operated. Trust us for all your cleaning needs. With over 50+ years in the services industry, we take May be modified or revoked at any time. Some institutions require the document to be executed on their own forms. The power should be reexecuted regularly, so it won’t be rejected as “out of date.” pride in our work and strive to provide outstanding service, combined with meticulous attention to detail, so that each and Joy Cocchiola Kurzner, D.M.D. • C. Ronald Cocchiola, D.M.D. 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . . . . (203) 378-1566 www.LighthouseDentalCare.com Trusted Care. Dental Excellence. Complete Dental Care. Voted Top Dentist in Connecticut Magazine for 5 years! See ad, page 4. every customer is satisfied. We want our customers to rely on us as if we are family. See ad, this page. Dentists Brush & Floss Dental Center Springing power of attorney Revocable living trust Living will Healthcare proxy A “twist” on the durable power of attorney that withholds any transfer of your authority to the person designated in the document up to the point at which you actually become incompetent. May be modified or revoked at any time. The power only can become effective when at least one physician makes a finding of incompetence. A sudden accident or illness may prevent its use. Not recognized in all states. Assets transferred to a living trust are governed by a trust agreement that is established according to your wishes and needs, and carried out by your trustee. Can be combined with a durable power, so that assets pour over to the trust when the need arises. Complete flexibility to change any aspect of the trust, even cancel it. Probate avoidance. Trust not a matter of public record. May be integrated into your estate plan to provide income and support for beneficiaries. Professional management of investments available. Specifies the kind of treatment that you wish should you suffer an incurable or irreversible disease and your attending physician determines that your condition is terminal. Some specific instructions allowed regarding medications, equipment and nourishment, either requesting or withholding the treatments. Applicability limited to “end of life” situations. May be revoked at any time. 4949 North Main St., Stratford, CT. . . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-9500 Permits you to designate someone to make health care decisions if you are unable to do so. The individual chosen has, generally, the same rights to request or refuse treatments that you would have if you were capable of making and communicating your decisions. General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Doctors Hoos, Zitnay Family owned and operated & Kwolek. See ad, page 11. Residential and Commercial Cleaning Fully Insured & Bonded Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. ◆ 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 surgery. Call today for a FREE Quote 1-844-925-3264 NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! ◆ Also caring for patients with glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration. ◆ Comprehensive eye care, including contact lens fitting. Broader applicability than just “end of life” situations. Some limitations as to whom you name (for example, cannot be your physician, unless related by blood). ◆ Most insurance plans accepted. Jeffrey M. Kurilec, M.D. Kurilec Eye Care, LLC • 115 Technology Drive, Suite C201 • Trumbull, CT 06611 203.880.5350 • kurileceyecare.com 29
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30 EYE CARE AND EYE WEAR HAIR STYLISTS 10% Senior Discount Every Day Mogelof Dental Group Andrew Mogelof, D.D.S. Scott Mogelof, D.M.D.. James Pucci, D.MD. 2499 Main St., Stratford CT 06615 . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-5588 Family Vision Center 775 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615. . . . . . . . . . . (203) 377-2020 We are dedicated to being your Center for eye health. See ad, page 30. or bring in your prescription. Medicare accepted, along with many other vision plans. See ad, page 30. thorough diagnosis, individually designed treatment plans; and Furze & Ackley Inc. O-Opticians definitive care. We help our patients reach the highest level of Visit us on the Web at familyvisioncenters.net dental health possible and to maintain that result over their lifetime. See ad, page 9. Eye exam includes glaucoma & cataract testing Eye Care and Eye Wear Digital imaging technology Eye Group of Connecticut, LLC Complete pair of Bifocal eyeglasses starting at $120 Jeffrey Kaplan MD • Jeffrey Sandler MD • Flora Levin MD, FACS 4699 Main Street, Suite 106, Bridgeport . . . . . (203) 374-8182 All Physicians Board Certified in the practice of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery. Comprehensive eye care for adults and children performed in a warm and attentive environment. Specializing in: Cataract Surgery utilizing revolutionary lens technology, Glaucoma, Diabetic eye care, Eye Allergies, Contact lens challenges, Drooping eyelids/brows, Facial Rejuvenation and Certified Dry Eye Treatment Center Post Cataract Surgery Co-Management Services Call for an appointment today or bring in your prescription. Medicare accepted, along with many other vision plans. Monday, Tuesday, Friday 775 Main Street • Stratford 203-377-2020 9 am - 6 pm 101 Boston Avenue • Bridgeport Thursday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm 203-333-2020 Saturday 9:00 am - 2 pm Eye Exams Eyeglasses Buy One Get One FREE! Contact Lenses Free Home, Hospital & Nursing Home Visits. We Take HUSKY for eye exams and eyeglasses. 1/2 mile from Trumbull/Bridgeport line 4270 Main Street, Bridgeport • 203-372-4569 (Corner Frenchtown Road. Next to Traveland) Get the highest quality eye care with courtesy, concern and compassion. • Gentle, Bladeless Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery • Premium Multifocal & Astigmatic Lens Implants • Glaucoma/Diabetes/Macular Degeneration • Comprehensive Eye Care • Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses • Most Insurance Plans Accepted (203) 924-8800 9 Cots Street, Shelton, CT pinkeeyecenter.com New Patients Welcome! Senior Eye Surgeon / Griffin Hospital • Medical Director / CT Eye Surgery Center & Wilton Surgery Center Hair Stylists 4270 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606. . . . . . . . (203) 372-4569 Hair On Wheels FREE EYE EXAMS! 30% Discount for AAA & AARP Members. Hair Services at Home Free Home, Hospital & Nursing Home Visits. We Take HUSKY Call for an appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 929-2109 for eye exams and eyeglasses. See ad, page 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 913-2192 Kurilec Eye Care, LLC All Styles • Perms • Cuts • Coloring. See ad, this page. Jeffrey M. Kurilec, M.D. 115 Technology Drive • Suite C201 • Trumbull, CT 06611 kurileceyecare.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203.880.5350 • 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 surgery. • Also caring for patients with glaucoma, diabetes and Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. macular degeneration. • Comprehensive eye care, including contact lens fitting. • Most insurance plans accepted. See ad, page 29. Repairs: All done on premises. We will recut your lenses to fit new frames. 35% Discount for AARP & AAA JAMES R. PINKE, M.D. Board Certified Physician/Surgeon 9 Cots St., Shelton, CT 06484. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 924-8800 10% Senior Discount Every Day! Call for an appointment today We provide care to patients of all ages through careful, Cosmetic injection procedures See ad, page 5. Shelton Medical Center 101 Boston Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610. . . . . . (203) 333-2020 5% more off with this ad! James Pinke, M.D. The Perfect Solution for Shut-ins & Elderly People —and Anyone Else Who Wants to Look Great! 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HAIR SERVICES AT HOME All Styles * Perms * Cuts * Coloring For an appointment, call Debra. Call Today! (203) 929-2109 or (203) 913-2192 (cell) Mention this ad and get $5 OFF wash, cut and blow dry. Applies to new customers only. 31
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32 HEARING SPECIALISTS POETRY PRESENTATION Hearing Specialists Internal Medicine Pharmacies Poetry Presentation Precision Hearing • The Digital Specialists Southwest Community Health Center Oronoque Pharmacy 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT 06614. . . . . . (203) 381-9555 46 Albion St., Bridgeport, CT 06605. . . . . . . . . . . 203-330-6000 7365 Main St., Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-1111 What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging and the Last of Life Donna Daley, BC-HIS ACA 968 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. . . . . . . 203-330-6000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-4400 Free hearing test • All-Make Repairs • See ad, this page. Delivery Service to Local Area. Specializing in senior needs. Sponsor this lively presentation at your facility for a modest fee. 743 South Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. . . . . . . . . 203-330-6000 Dental, Internal Medicine and Women’s Health. See ad, this page. See ad, this page. Rotary Drug Medicaid Specialists 1030 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . (203) 378-9394 Did you hear the latest? 20 Years of #1 Rated Service! THE BEST HEARING SOLUTION YOU TRY AT HOME NO Upfront Cost–NO Risk TRY IT RISK FREE NO COMMITMENT 800 Quinnipiac Ave., New Haven, CT 06513 . . . (203) 469-5192 ADVANTA Medicaid Specialists Call Today for a Free Consultation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 844-366-5575 fee by a professional/writer/editor/researcher and former college instructor. See ad, this page. achieve Medicaid coverage without the hassle. Advanta’s team of experts has unparalleled expertise and experience in navigating the Medicaid system and achieving the results you need, THEN DECIDE Jewish Senior Services • VoiceCare www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org VoiceCare supports secure, independent living with a simple- ROTARY DRUG CO. Exit 53 Merritt Parkway • Next to People’s Bank SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS ON PRESCRIPTIONS . COMPLETE LINE OF SURGICAL SUPPLIES, SALES & RENTALS MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED * GIFTS * COSMETICS DIABETIC METERS & SUPPLIES * OSTOMY SUPPLIES RECLINING LIFT SEATS * WALKERS * WHEELCHAIRS OPEN MON.-FRI. 9AM-8:30PM SAT. 9AM-7PM 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 and page 21. PROMPT DELIVERY SERVICE FAX 203-375-8651 203-378-9394 1030 BARNUM AVE. (CORNER OF MAIN ST.) STRATFORD Precision Hearing Specialists 203-381-9555 sponsoring this lively presentation at your facility for a modest ADVANTA MEDICAID SPECIALISTS focuses on helping families 175 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . . . . (203) 396-1136 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT humorous—about aging and the last of life. Learn about it by www.advantamedicaid.com Personal Response Systems We have helped thousands of people. We are Audioprosthologists/Hearing Aid Specialists FREE Testing & Home Appointments All-Make Repairs On-Site • Walk-Ins Welcome but the great poets had much to say—profound, poignant, surgical supplies, sales & rentals. See ad, this page. EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF Or WALK AWAY, OWE NOTHING We tend to associate poetry with youth—young love and all that— Senior Citizen Discount on Prescriptions. Complete line of quickly and efficiently. See ad, page 27. LOVE IT pjpoconnell@gmail.com Prompt Delivery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fax: (203) 375-8651 WEAR IT EVERYWHERE Contact: Peter J. O’Connell Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. Dental, Internal Medicine and Women’s Health Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, closed Sunday (203) 378-1111 or (203) 378-4400 What the Great Poets had to say about Aging and the Last of Life A lively presentation at your facility for a modest fee by a professional writer/editor/researcher and former college instructor. 46 Albion Street Bridgeport, CT 06605 To sponsor this presentation, contact: 968 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT 06605 We accept Medicaid and private insurance, and we have a sliding fee scale. DELIVERY TO LOCAL AREA Specializing in senior needs Exit 53, 1/2 mile North of Merritt Pkwy, across from Sikorsky Aircraft Peter J. O’Connell 800 Quinnipiac Avenue • New Haven, CT 06513 (203) 469-5192 pjpoconnell@gmail.com 7365 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06614 743 South Ave Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-330-6000 Make sure to visit us on the Web at: www.seniorgotoguide.com 33
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32 HEARING SPECIALISTS POETRY PRESENTATION Hearing Specialists Internal Medicine Pharmacies Poetry Presentation Precision Hearing • The Digital Specialists Southwest Community Health Center Oronoque Pharmacy 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT 06614. . . . . . (203) 381-9555 46 Albion St., Bridgeport, CT 06605. . . . . . . . . . . 203-330-6000 7365 Main St., Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-1111 What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging and the Last of Life Donna Daley, BC-HIS ACA 968 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. . . . . . . 203-330-6000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-4400 Free hearing test • All-Make Repairs • See ad, this page. Delivery Service to Local Area. Specializing in senior needs. Sponsor this lively presentation at your facility for a modest fee. 743 South Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. . . . . . . . . 203-330-6000 Dental, Internal Medicine and Women’s Health. See ad, this page. See ad, this page. Rotary Drug Medicaid Specialists 1030 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . (203) 378-9394 Did you hear the latest? 20 Years of #1 Rated Service! THE BEST HEARING SOLUTION YOU TRY AT HOME NO Upfront Cost–NO Risk TRY IT RISK FREE NO COMMITMENT 800 Quinnipiac Ave., New Haven, CT 06513 . . . (203) 469-5192 ADVANTA Medicaid Specialists Call Today for a Free Consultation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 844-366-5575 fee by a professional/writer/editor/researcher and former college instructor. See ad, this page. achieve Medicaid coverage without the hassle. Advanta’s team of experts has unparalleled expertise and experience in navigating the Medicaid system and achieving the results you need, THEN DECIDE Jewish Senior Services • VoiceCare www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org VoiceCare supports secure, independent living with a simple- ROTARY DRUG CO. Exit 53 Merritt Parkway • Next to People’s Bank SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS ON PRESCRIPTIONS . COMPLETE LINE OF SURGICAL SUPPLIES, SALES & RENTALS MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED * GIFTS * COSMETICS DIABETIC METERS & SUPPLIES * OSTOMY SUPPLIES RECLINING LIFT SEATS * WALKERS * WHEELCHAIRS OPEN MON.-FRI. 9AM-8:30PM SAT. 9AM-7PM 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 and page 21. PROMPT DELIVERY SERVICE FAX 203-375-8651 203-378-9394 1030 BARNUM AVE. (CORNER OF MAIN ST.) STRATFORD Precision Hearing Specialists 203-381-9555 sponsoring this lively presentation at your facility for a modest ADVANTA MEDICAID SPECIALISTS focuses on helping families 175 Jefferson St., Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . . . . (203) 396-1136 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT humorous—about aging and the last of life. Learn about it by www.advantamedicaid.com Personal Response Systems We have helped thousands of people. We are Audioprosthologists/Hearing Aid Specialists FREE Testing & Home Appointments All-Make Repairs On-Site • Walk-Ins Welcome but the great poets had much to say—profound, poignant, surgical supplies, sales & rentals. See ad, this page. EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF Or WALK AWAY, OWE NOTHING We tend to associate poetry with youth—young love and all that— Senior Citizen Discount on Prescriptions. Complete line of quickly and efficiently. See ad, page 27. LOVE IT pjpoconnell@gmail.com Prompt Delivery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fax: (203) 375-8651 WEAR IT EVERYWHERE Contact: Peter J. O’Connell Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. Dental, Internal Medicine and Women’s Health Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, closed Sunday (203) 378-1111 or (203) 378-4400 What the Great Poets had to say about Aging and the Last of Life A lively presentation at your facility for a modest fee by a professional writer/editor/researcher and former college instructor. 46 Albion Street Bridgeport, CT 06605 To sponsor this presentation, contact: 968 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT 06605 We accept Medicaid and private insurance, and we have a sliding fee scale. DELIVERY TO LOCAL AREA Specializing in senior needs Exit 53, 1/2 mile North of Merritt Pkwy, across from Sikorsky Aircraft Peter J. O’Connell 800 Quinnipiac Avenue • New Haven, CT 06513 (203) 469-5192 pjpoconnell@gmail.com 7365 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06614 743 South Ave Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-330-6000 Make sure to visit us on the Web at: www.seniorgotoguide.com 33
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34 35 AREA HOSPITALS and their services for seniors • 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. Main location: 267 Grant St. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 • 203-384-3000 HYPERLINK “http://www.bridgeporthospital.org/”www.bridgeporthospital.org 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. Physician/Services Referral (English and Spanish, 24/7): 1-888-357-2396 • Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Program Bridgeport Hospital is affiliated with a number of satellite facilities, both in the city and the suburbs. Here are some: If an assessment reveals that an older adult needs hospital care because of a psychiatric condition, this program provides close, constant supervision. 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 annually 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.” 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 Center for Geriatrics Older adults need a special kind of care and understanding to address the range of physical, 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 physicians, to provide individualized programs of care and support for patients and their families. 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 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. 95 Armory Rd. • Stratford, CT 06614 203-384-3388 • Fax: 203-384-4034 Stratford Specialized geriatric services at Bridgeport Hospital include: 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. The Ahlbin Center provides comprehensive hearing services and also evaluation and treatment for vestibular disorders (dizziness). 226 Mill Hill Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 • 203-336-7301 • Blood Pressure Screenings • Lifeline The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport Hospital provides free blood pressure screenings at various dates and times at senior centers in Fairfield, Shelton and Stratford. For more information, call 1-888-357-2396. 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 nonmedical situations. For more information, call 1-800-242-1306, ext. 4937. • REACH Programs (Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatric Services) BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL Fairfield • Audiology (Hearing) Services at the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center • 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. • GEMS: Geriatric Emergency Medical Services Bridgeport Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut that offers an emergency medicine 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 community for health, wellness and education. A number of these are support services targeted for seniors. They include lectures, classes, support groups, publications, and various evaluations 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 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, disabled 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 services, 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 Monroe 401 Monroe Tnpk. • 203-268-2501 Fairfield 1055 Post Rd. • 203-259-3440 Shelton 2 Trap Falls Rd. • 203-929-1109 Milford 199 Cherry St. • 203-696-3502 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. 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 independence. The aim is to create a comprehensive and coordinated network of care, complementing that of primary care physicians, and providing assistance with medications/prescriptions, 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 screenings, 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. 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 physicians, 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.
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34 35 AREA HOSPITALS and their services for seniors • 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. Main location: 267 Grant St. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 • 203-384-3000 HYPERLINK “http://www.bridgeporthospital.org/”www.bridgeporthospital.org 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. Physician/Services Referral (English and Spanish, 24/7): 1-888-357-2396 • Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Program Bridgeport Hospital is affiliated with a number of satellite facilities, both in the city and the suburbs. Here are some: If an assessment reveals that an older adult needs hospital care because of a psychiatric condition, this program provides close, constant supervision. 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 annually 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.” 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 Center for Geriatrics Older adults need a special kind of care and understanding to address the range of physical, 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 physicians, to provide individualized programs of care and support for patients and their families. 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 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. 95 Armory Rd. • Stratford, CT 06614 203-384-3388 • Fax: 203-384-4034 Stratford Specialized geriatric services at Bridgeport Hospital include: 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. The Ahlbin Center provides comprehensive hearing services and also evaluation and treatment for vestibular disorders (dizziness). 226 Mill Hill Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06610 • 203-336-7301 • Blood Pressure Screenings • Lifeline The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport Hospital provides free blood pressure screenings at various dates and times at senior centers in Fairfield, Shelton and Stratford. For more information, call 1-888-357-2396. 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 nonmedical situations. For more information, call 1-800-242-1306, ext. 4937. • REACH Programs (Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatric Services) BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL Fairfield • Audiology (Hearing) Services at the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center • 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. • GEMS: Geriatric Emergency Medical Services Bridgeport Hospital is the only hospital in Connecticut that offers an emergency medicine 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 community for health, wellness and education. A number of these are support services targeted for seniors. They include lectures, classes, support groups, publications, and various evaluations 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 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, disabled 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 services, 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 Monroe 401 Monroe Tnpk. • 203-268-2501 Fairfield 1055 Post Rd. • 203-259-3440 Shelton 2 Trap Falls Rd. • 203-929-1109 Milford 199 Cherry St. • 203-696-3502 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. 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 independence. The aim is to create a comprehensive and coordinated network of care, complementing that of primary care physicians, and providing assistance with medications/prescriptions, 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 screenings, 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. 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 physicians, 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.
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36 ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES ADULT DAY PROGRAMS Caregivers, Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities Adult Day Programs Aging in Place Solutions Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere By The Sea Adult Day Program Senior Choice at Home® A Program of Jewish Senior Services 1 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-6470 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . (203) 364-6491 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 recreation. The program also provides caregivers with respite support so they can work or pursue their own interests or responsibilities. The program is a certified medical model and offers nursing supervision, personal care, hot lunch, beauty salon, on-site physi- 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, page 21 and back cover. Seacrest Retirement Center cozy, not-for-profit rental community for independent living that 588 Ocean Ave., West Haven, CT . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 931-2510 welcomes seniors from everywhere. www.seacrestweb.com Uncompromised retirement and assisted With three delicious meals served daily, a caring and attentive care. See ad, inside back cover. professional staff and just 40 private apartments, residents at Senior Choice at Home® The Inn enjoy the benefits of living in a thriving, yet intimate A Program of Jewish Senior Services retirement community. Wonderful amenities are all included in 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . (203) 364-6491 a modest rental fee. Inn residents also have priority access to www.seniorchoicehome.org email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org Waveny LifeCare Network’s continuum of healthcare services, The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice programs and facilities, including Waveny Care Center and at Home is designed to provide protection for individuals who Waveny Home Healthcare. See ad, pages 15, 20. wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and protect their Tower One/Tower East ® assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a membershipbased program for healthy, independent adults. An alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance, it uniquely combines 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 histor- Assisted Living the most important features of long-term care management Jewish Senior Services Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living and back cover. The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network beyond. And while we are proud of our ability to readily respond Adult Day Services For questions and information on current or future services contact 73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . (203) 594-5450 to the changing needs of Tower One/Tower East residents and 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 info@jseniors.org or call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-6400 www.waveny.org. Nestled in a scenic neighborhood that is walk- Jewish Senior Services is thrilled to announce Roz and Les ing distance from New Canaan’s lovely town center, The Inn is a cal therapy, and stimulating physical and mental activities in an energetic social environment. Transportation available. See ad, page 21 and back cover. St. Joseph’s Center An Adult Day Program offering a caring and supportive environment with activities to enhance the lives of those with physical and cognitive challenges and limited social opportunities. Certified medical model with nursing services, personal care assistance and family support offered in a secure environment. Half-day and full-day sessions available. See our ad, pages 19, 21. and services into one comprehensive plan. See ad, page 21 ic 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 their families, our dedication to providing high-quality living arrangements will never waiver. See ad, this page. Goldstein Assisted Living, opening in June 2016! Assisted Living Residents will enjoy the same privacy as they did in their previous home, with the security of knowing assistance is always available. Programs will be offered to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of Residents, with a focus on individuals maintaining independence and a carefree lifestyle. Residences will include one-bedroom apartments for individuals SUNSET SHORES ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTERS and couples and memory care studios for those with Alzheimer’s 720 Barnum Ave. Cutoff, Stratford, CT . . . . . . . (203) 380-1228 and related dementias. Apartments are being offered at com- We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need petitive monthly rental rates with no entry fee requirement. of respite! See ad, this page. A Room with a View! Now Accepting Applications for our Spacious Apartments! Reservations are being accepted now! See ad, page 21 and Call NOW for a Tour! (203) 772-1816 back cover. We provide… Remesa • Harborview • Next Step Fiscal Intermediary Services Open s! ay Saturd Adult Day Health Centers We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need of respite! “Your Home Away from Home” • Health Monitoring by Registered Nurses • Therapeutic Recreation—Stimulating Activities and Outings • Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Provided • Coordination of Transportation • Home Assessments • Resource Information For Funding Assistance • Caregiver Support and Referral Service • Specialized Alzheimers Care Se Habla • Assistance With Personal Care Needs ~ Espanol • Featuring the “GQ Club for Men” • ¡Programas en Español! Resources • Assistance for families caring for an elderly or disabled relative • Relief during the day for families with care responsibilities 720 Barnum Avenue Cutoff (RT 1) • Stratford, CT 06614 • (203) 380-1228 • www.cteldercare.com An Active Senior Living Community—Fostering Independence for Life Tower One/Tower East 18 Tower Lane • New Haven, CT 06519 www.towerone.org Affordable options available. 37
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36 ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES ADULT DAY PROGRAMS Caregivers, Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities Adult Day Programs Aging in Place Solutions Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere By The Sea Adult Day Program Senior Choice at Home® A Program of Jewish Senior Services 1 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-6470 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . (203) 364-6491 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 recreation. The program also provides caregivers with respite support so they can work or pursue their own interests or responsibilities. The program is a certified medical model and offers nursing supervision, personal care, hot lunch, beauty salon, on-site physi- 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, page 21 and back cover. Seacrest Retirement Center cozy, not-for-profit rental community for independent living that 588 Ocean Ave., West Haven, CT . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 931-2510 welcomes seniors from everywhere. www.seacrestweb.com Uncompromised retirement and assisted With three delicious meals served daily, a caring and attentive care. See ad, inside back cover. professional staff and just 40 private apartments, residents at Senior Choice at Home® The Inn enjoy the benefits of living in a thriving, yet intimate A Program of Jewish Senior Services retirement community. Wonderful amenities are all included in 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . (203) 364-6491 a modest rental fee. Inn residents also have priority access to www.seniorchoicehome.org email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org Waveny LifeCare Network’s continuum of healthcare services, The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice programs and facilities, including Waveny Care Center and at Home is designed to provide protection for individuals who Waveny Home Healthcare. See ad, pages 15, 20. wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and protect their Tower One/Tower East ® assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a membershipbased program for healthy, independent adults. An alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance, it uniquely combines 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 histor- Assisted Living the most important features of long-term care management Jewish Senior Services Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living and back cover. The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network beyond. And while we are proud of our ability to readily respond Adult Day Services For questions and information on current or future services contact 73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . (203) 594-5450 to the changing needs of Tower One/Tower East residents and 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 info@jseniors.org or call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-6400 www.waveny.org. Nestled in a scenic neighborhood that is walk- Jewish Senior Services is thrilled to announce Roz and Les ing distance from New Canaan’s lovely town center, The Inn is a cal therapy, and stimulating physical and mental activities in an energetic social environment. Transportation available. See ad, page 21 and back cover. St. Joseph’s Center An Adult Day Program offering a caring and supportive environment with activities to enhance the lives of those with physical and cognitive challenges and limited social opportunities. Certified medical model with nursing services, personal care assistance and family support offered in a secure environment. Half-day and full-day sessions available. See our ad, pages 19, 21. and services into one comprehensive plan. See ad, page 21 ic 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 their families, our dedication to providing high-quality living arrangements will never waiver. See ad, this page. Goldstein Assisted Living, opening in June 2016! Assisted Living Residents will enjoy the same privacy as they did in their previous home, with the security of knowing assistance is always available. Programs will be offered to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of Residents, with a focus on individuals maintaining independence and a carefree lifestyle. Residences will include one-bedroom apartments for individuals SUNSET SHORES ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTERS and couples and memory care studios for those with Alzheimer’s 720 Barnum Ave. Cutoff, Stratford, CT . . . . . . . (203) 380-1228 and related dementias. Apartments are being offered at com- We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need petitive monthly rental rates with no entry fee requirement. of respite! See ad, this page. A Room with a View! Now Accepting Applications for our Spacious Apartments! Reservations are being accepted now! See ad, page 21 and Call NOW for a Tour! (203) 772-1816 back cover. We provide… Remesa • Harborview • Next Step Fiscal Intermediary Services Open s! ay Saturd Adult Day Health Centers We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need of respite! “Your Home Away from Home” • Health Monitoring by Registered Nurses • Therapeutic Recreation—Stimulating Activities and Outings • Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks Provided • Coordination of Transportation • Home Assessments • Resource Information For Funding Assistance • Caregiver Support and Referral Service • Specialized Alzheimers Care Se Habla • Assistance With Personal Care Needs ~ Espanol • Featuring the “GQ Club for Men” • ¡Programas en Español! Resources • Assistance for families caring for an elderly or disabled relative • Relief during the day for families with care responsibilities 720 Barnum Avenue Cutoff (RT 1) • Stratford, CT 06614 • (203) 380-1228 • www.cteldercare.com An Active Senior Living Community—Fostering Independence for Life Tower One/Tower East 18 Tower Lane • New Haven, CT 06519 www.towerone.org Affordable options available. 37
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38 ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION Elder Abuse Prevention Jewish Senior Services • Center for Elder Abuse Prevention HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE Geriatric Assessments and Care Management Home Care/Home Health Care Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging Greenwich, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 629-5029 email: CKofLFC@comfortkeepers.com Shelton, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 924-4949 email: shelton@comfortkeepers.com Comfort Keepers P.O. Box 9121, Bridgeport, CT 06601. . . . . . . . (203) 396-1097 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1240 www.jseniors.org www.jseniors.org • email: ioa@jseniors.org The Center provides a safe haven and supportive services for A consultative service for elders living in the community. The seniors 60 and older in a crisis because of elder mistreatment. Institute is dedicated to offering comprehensive geriatric assess- The Center also offers FREE community education on Elder Abuse ment and referral, social service coordination, and caregiver and works in collaboration with CAPE (Coalition for the Advocacy, support. Our team of geriatric professionals works to enhance Prevention and Elimination of Abuse in later life) to increase the quality of life for those living with memory disorders awareness in the Greater Bridgeport community. through coordinated medical, psychological and social interven- See ad, page 21 and back cover. tions that lead to an all-inclusive plan of care. Elder Care Services include a comprehensive psycho-social, cognitive, and Waveny LifeCare Network agement services include referral, assistance with long-term 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5331 planning, ongoing care coordination, assistance with comple- www.waveny.org. For 40 years, person-centered care has been tion of documents, and supportive counseling to clients and Compass Care at the heart of Waveny’s mission. Like a river, our comprehen- family members. See ad, page 21 and back cover. Housekeeping, Grocery Shopping, Laundry, Meal Prep • Cleaning Service: House Cleaning including Walls, Ceilings, Windows • Companion: Transportation, Monitor Safety, Socialization • Hourly or Shifts – Live-In Statewide Immediate Help Available. See ad, page 17 and this page. One Stamford Plaza, 263 Tresser Blvd., medical evaluation and caregiver assessment. Also, care man- 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 services, tailored to the unique needs of each individual, and includes 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 600 quality providers, all dedicated to help people live happy, independent and dignified lives. See ad, page 38. sive continuum of programs, services and residential options 9th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855-535-2500 flows fluidly to benefit those we serve. We welcome older adults www.carewhenyouneedit.com from all areas. Contact us today to arrange a tour of our award- Let us help you take care of your loved ones! winning New Canaan campus! See ad, pages 15, 20. Compass Care is a concierge care management and private Elder Care Counseling I Want to Stay in My Own Home! Robert J. Hurley, LCSW, DCSW (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 Licensed Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Counseling for older adults and their families regarding relationship conflicts, 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 at home. Ask us about our unique 360 Degree Assessment All the assistance you need to stay at home. Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC 2505 Main St., Suite 208, Stratford CT 06615 Robert J. Hurley, LCSW, DCSW tain a healthy balance in life while supporting seniors to age Plan for Aging. See ad, page 3. Licensed Diplomate In Clinical Social Work your issues and concerns. See ad, this page. duty homecare company. Our goal is to help families main- We Help People Remain Safe & Independent Affordable Non-Medical In-Home Care Companionship • Meal Preparation Personal Care • Incidental Transportation Grocery Shopping & Errands • Light Housekeeping Laundry & Linen Washing • Grooming & Dressing Guidance Family Respite Care • 24-Hour & Live-In Care Available 2285 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611 Toll Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855-412-CARE (2273) www.CTHomeCare.com • Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with Mobility • Nursing: Manage Medications, Check for Dehydration, Fluid Retention • Homemaker: Light Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve! Let Our Family Help Your Family Family Owned & Operated 203-629-5029 203-924-4949 Our staff is caring and compassionate Carefully screened, bonded and insured CT DCP Reg. #HCA 108 & 141 www.comfortkeepers.com Over 600 Independently Owned and Operated Offices Worldwide (860) 439-0288 Groton (203) 773-1201 New Haven (860) 829-4500 Berlin (877) 302-2323 Statewide Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve! Lower Fairfield County Upper Fairfield & Lower N. Haven Counties Companions, PCA’s & Live In’s • Nursing & Therapy Home modifications and improvements • Respite Services. Immediate Help Available Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one will get the best quality of care Nursing—Personal Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Shifts — Live-In Statewide Personal Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Live-In R.N. Supervision FREE In-Home Consultation will get the best quality of care 2285 Reservoir Avenue 203-452-9629 Fully Insured & Bonded Personal the — HomemakersTaxes Paid Toll free: Transportation Family Owned & Operated — Companions — 855-412-CARE (2273) — Hourly or Live-In Licensed byCareDepartment All of Consumer Protection Fully Insured & Bonded Additional Auto Insurance Trumbull www.cthomecare.com NEW Cleaning Service available www.cthomecare.com 203-452-9629 Family Owned & Operated 925 White Plains Road • Trumbull 39
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38 ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION Elder Abuse Prevention Jewish Senior Services • Center for Elder Abuse Prevention HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE Geriatric Assessments and Care Management Home Care/Home Health Care Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging Greenwich, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 629-5029 email: CKofLFC@comfortkeepers.com Shelton, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 924-4949 email: shelton@comfortkeepers.com Comfort Keepers P.O. Box 9121, Bridgeport, CT 06601. . . . . . . . (203) 396-1097 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1240 www.jseniors.org www.jseniors.org • email: ioa@jseniors.org The Center provides a safe haven and supportive services for A consultative service for elders living in the community. The seniors 60 and older in a crisis because of elder mistreatment. Institute is dedicated to offering comprehensive geriatric assess- The Center also offers FREE community education on Elder Abuse ment and referral, social service coordination, and caregiver and works in collaboration with CAPE (Coalition for the Advocacy, support. Our team of geriatric professionals works to enhance Prevention and Elimination of Abuse in later life) to increase the quality of life for those living with memory disorders awareness in the Greater Bridgeport community. through coordinated medical, psychological and social interven- See ad, page 21 and back cover. tions that lead to an all-inclusive plan of care. Elder Care Services include a comprehensive psycho-social, cognitive, and Waveny LifeCare Network agement services include referral, assistance with long-term 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5331 planning, ongoing care coordination, assistance with comple- www.waveny.org. For 40 years, person-centered care has been tion of documents, and supportive counseling to clients and Compass Care at the heart of Waveny’s mission. Like a river, our comprehen- family members. See ad, page 21 and back cover. Housekeeping, Grocery Shopping, Laundry, Meal Prep • Cleaning Service: House Cleaning including Walls, Ceilings, Windows • Companion: Transportation, Monitor Safety, Socialization • Hourly or Shifts – Live-In Statewide Immediate Help Available. See ad, page 17 and this page. One Stamford Plaza, 263 Tresser Blvd., medical evaluation and caregiver assessment. Also, care man- 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 services, tailored to the unique needs of each individual, and includes 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 600 quality providers, all dedicated to help people live happy, independent and dignified lives. See ad, page 38. sive continuum of programs, services and residential options 9th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855-535-2500 flows fluidly to benefit those we serve. We welcome older adults www.carewhenyouneedit.com from all areas. Contact us today to arrange a tour of our award- Let us help you take care of your loved ones! winning New Canaan campus! See ad, pages 15, 20. Compass Care is a concierge care management and private Elder Care Counseling I Want to Stay in My Own Home! Robert J. Hurley, LCSW, DCSW (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 Licensed Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Counseling for older adults and their families regarding relationship conflicts, 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 at home. Ask us about our unique 360 Degree Assessment All the assistance you need to stay at home. Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC 2505 Main St., Suite 208, Stratford CT 06615 Robert J. Hurley, LCSW, DCSW tain a healthy balance in life while supporting seniors to age Plan for Aging. See ad, page 3. Licensed Diplomate In Clinical Social Work your issues and concerns. See ad, this page. duty homecare company. Our goal is to help families main- We Help People Remain Safe & Independent Affordable Non-Medical In-Home Care Companionship • Meal Preparation Personal Care • Incidental Transportation Grocery Shopping & Errands • Light Housekeeping Laundry & Linen Washing • Grooming & Dressing Guidance Family Respite Care • 24-Hour & Live-In Care Available 2285 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611 Toll Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855-412-CARE (2273) www.CTHomeCare.com • Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with Mobility • Nursing: Manage Medications, Check for Dehydration, Fluid Retention • Homemaker: Light Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve! Let Our Family Help Your Family Family Owned & Operated 203-629-5029 203-924-4949 Our staff is caring and compassionate Carefully screened, bonded and insured CT DCP Reg. #HCA 108 & 141 www.comfortkeepers.com Over 600 Independently Owned and Operated Offices Worldwide (860) 439-0288 Groton (203) 773-1201 New Haven (860) 829-4500 Berlin (877) 302-2323 Statewide Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve! Lower Fairfield County Upper Fairfield & Lower N. Haven Counties Companions, PCA’s & Live In’s • Nursing & Therapy Home modifications and improvements • Respite Services. Immediate Help Available Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one will get the best quality of care Nursing—Personal Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Shifts — Live-In Statewide Personal Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Live-In R.N. Supervision FREE In-Home Consultation will get the best quality of care 2285 Reservoir Avenue 203-452-9629 Fully Insured & Bonded Personal the — HomemakersTaxes Paid Toll free: Transportation Family Owned & Operated — Companions — 855-412-CARE (2273) — Hourly or Live-In Licensed byCareDepartment All of Consumer Protection Fully Insured & Bonded Additional Auto Insurance Trumbull www.cthomecare.com NEW Cleaning Service available www.cthomecare.com 203-452-9629 Family Owned & Operated 925 White Plains Road • Trumbull 39
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40 HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE Griswold Home Care HOSPICE CARE available for all home care. Our professional caregivers are fully 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 304-6031 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 conducted 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, this page. Jewish Senior Services Friedman Home Care Agency 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1136 www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org 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. Hospice Care ronment you may need to live life to its fullest. Call today for Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1136 www.jseniors.org • email: hospice@jseniors.org more information. See ad, page 23. Nursing Homes The Friedman Home Care Agency helps individuals of all back- Focused on providing the highest quality of life and maximum grounds achieve the highest quality of life attainable. A care Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home comfort by reducing pain and addressing physical, social, psy- plan will be developed in coordination with your physician that 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 365-6483 chological and spiritual needs. See ad, page 21 and promotes restoration of health and independence during an ill- www.jseniors.org email: admissions@jseniors.org back cover. The Jewish Home is one of the premier providers of senior St. Joseph’s Center health services in Connecticut. The skilled nursing and short- ness, or following an injury or surgical procedure, or for individuals who are facing challenges meeting the physical demands of daily living. Friedman Home Care Agency also provides 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 hourly or live-in individualized home care, including assistance St. Joseph’s Center has been serving Trumbull, CT, for over 50 with daily activities, personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, years. Our newly renovated hospice rooms provide a peaceful errands, grocery shopping, transportation to appointments, com- environment for both the patient and families. A tranquil sit- panionship and pet care. See ad, page 21 and back cover. ting and kitchen area is provided for families to be together. Our goal is to provide quality care while preserving the high- KeepMeHome Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 302-2323 Your Home. Our caring people. A care and companion agency. www.keepmehome.com. See ad, page 39. Clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties can now Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. receive all of their home care needs from one organization with 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . . . . 1-800-698-5871 a reputation for quality care. Hourly and live-in medical and non- Local Care by Local Staff 24 hours/Seven Days a Week medical service options are available. 24-hour on-call support 203-375-5871 • Please visit our Web site: www.StratfordVNA.org See ad, page 41. est level of customer excellence. Together with the Diocese of Bridgeport, we will continue to maintain our Catholic identity and mission. See our ad, pages 19, 21. for almost 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. Combining the latest geriatric advances with a practice principle emphasizing the uniqueness of each Resident. Offering an extensive activity schedule, including therapeutic recreation programs, pet therapy and intergenerational programs, a computer lab, library, beauty Independent Living Communities salon, barbershop and work activity center, and frequent trips to Carmel Ridge back cover. theaters, museums, gardens and beaches. See ad, page 21 and 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . . . 203-261-2229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-852-3866 Maintaining your independence and helping you enjoy your life is our main goal at Carmel Ridge and Teresian Towers. Located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Center, our unique independent senior communities provide the supportive Keeping the Heart at Home Since 1982 term rehabilitation facility has been serving the community Laurel Ridge Health Care Center Ridgefield, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 438-8226 Maefair Health Care Center Trumbull, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 459-5152 environment you may need to live life to its fullest. Call today Northbridge Health Care Center for more information. See ad, page 23. Bridgeport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 336-0232 Teresian Towers Dedication, Commitment and Caring 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . . . 203-261-2229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-852-3866 • All caregivers must pass our rigorous caregiver screening Maintaining your independence and helping you enjoy your • Caregivers can be available in 48 hours or less For more information on our services, or to schedule a tour, Located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Center, our unique please call our conveniently located centers or visit independent senior communities provide the supportive envi- www.athenahealthcare.com See ad, pages 20, 43. • Home Telemonitoring • Cardiac/Diabetes Education and Support • Flu Prevention Program • Advanced Wound Care/Wound Vac • PT/INR Testing, IV Therapy • Total Joint Rehabilitation • Nationally Ranked for Excellence • 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week • Nursing • Homemaker/Home Health Aide Support • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Medical Social Worker Support • Psychiatric Nursing Care • Fall Prevention Program 203.380.2700 Serving Clients in Fairfield County for Over 25 Years Offices in Stratford, Danbury/Bethel and Norwalk www.GriswoldHomeCare.com Personal Care | Homemaking | Companionship respite, hospice and dementia care. life is our main goal at Carmel Ridge and Teresian Towers. • Hourly, overnight and live-in care options available Call today! Our skilled nursing centers offer short-term rehab, long-term, © 2015 Griswold International, LLC 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT 06614 (203) 375-5871 • 1-800-698-5871 StratfordVNA.org Medicare Certified • State Licensed • Non-Profit • Local Care by Local Staff • Serving Fairfield & New Haven Counties * 2014 HomeCare Elite™ 41
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40 HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE Griswold Home Care HOSPICE CARE available for all home care. Our professional caregivers are fully 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 304-6031 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 conducted 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, this page. Jewish Senior Services Friedman Home Care Agency 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1136 www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org 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. Hospice Care ronment you may need to live life to its fullest. Call today for Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1136 www.jseniors.org • email: hospice@jseniors.org more information. See ad, page 23. Nursing Homes The Friedman Home Care Agency helps individuals of all back- Focused on providing the highest quality of life and maximum grounds achieve the highest quality of life attainable. A care Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home comfort by reducing pain and addressing physical, social, psy- plan will be developed in coordination with your physician that 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 365-6483 chological and spiritual needs. See ad, page 21 and promotes restoration of health and independence during an ill- www.jseniors.org email: admissions@jseniors.org back cover. The Jewish Home is one of the premier providers of senior St. Joseph’s Center health services in Connecticut. The skilled nursing and short- ness, or following an injury or surgical procedure, or for individuals who are facing challenges meeting the physical demands of daily living. Friedman Home Care Agency also provides 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 hourly or live-in individualized home care, including assistance St. Joseph’s Center has been serving Trumbull, CT, for over 50 with daily activities, personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, years. Our newly renovated hospice rooms provide a peaceful errands, grocery shopping, transportation to appointments, com- environment for both the patient and families. A tranquil sit- panionship and pet care. See ad, page 21 and back cover. ting and kitchen area is provided for families to be together. Our goal is to provide quality care while preserving the high- KeepMeHome Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 302-2323 Your Home. Our caring people. A care and companion agency. www.keepmehome.com. See ad, page 39. Clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties can now Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. receive all of their home care needs from one organization with 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . . . . 1-800-698-5871 a reputation for quality care. Hourly and live-in medical and non- Local Care by Local Staff 24 hours/Seven Days a Week medical service options are available. 24-hour on-call support 203-375-5871 • Please visit our Web site: www.StratfordVNA.org See ad, page 41. est level of customer excellence. Together with the Diocese of Bridgeport, we will continue to maintain our Catholic identity and mission. See our ad, pages 19, 21. for almost 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. Combining the latest geriatric advances with a practice principle emphasizing the uniqueness of each Resident. Offering an extensive activity schedule, including therapeutic recreation programs, pet therapy and intergenerational programs, a computer lab, library, beauty Independent Living Communities salon, barbershop and work activity center, and frequent trips to Carmel Ridge back cover. theaters, museums, gardens and beaches. See ad, page 21 and 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . . . 203-261-2229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-852-3866 Maintaining your independence and helping you enjoy your life is our main goal at Carmel Ridge and Teresian Towers. Located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Center, our unique independent senior communities provide the supportive Keeping the Heart at Home Since 1982 term rehabilitation facility has been serving the community Laurel Ridge Health Care Center Ridgefield, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 438-8226 Maefair Health Care Center Trumbull, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 459-5152 environment you may need to live life to its fullest. Call today Northbridge Health Care Center for more information. See ad, page 23. Bridgeport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 336-0232 Teresian Towers Dedication, Commitment and Caring 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . . . 203-261-2229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-852-3866 • All caregivers must pass our rigorous caregiver screening Maintaining your independence and helping you enjoy your • Caregivers can be available in 48 hours or less For more information on our services, or to schedule a tour, Located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Center, our unique please call our conveniently located centers or visit independent senior communities provide the supportive envi- www.athenahealthcare.com See ad, pages 20, 43. • Home Telemonitoring • Cardiac/Diabetes Education and Support • Flu Prevention Program • Advanced Wound Care/Wound Vac • PT/INR Testing, IV Therapy • Total Joint Rehabilitation • Nationally Ranked for Excellence • 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week • Nursing • Homemaker/Home Health Aide Support • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Medical Social Worker Support • Psychiatric Nursing Care • Fall Prevention Program 203.380.2700 Serving Clients in Fairfield County for Over 25 Years Offices in Stratford, Danbury/Bethel and Norwalk www.GriswoldHomeCare.com Personal Care | Homemaking | Companionship respite, hospice and dementia care. life is our main goal at Carmel Ridge and Teresian Towers. • Hourly, overnight and live-in care options available Call today! Our skilled nursing centers offer short-term rehab, long-term, © 2015 Griswold International, LLC 88 Ryders Landing, Stratford, CT 06614 (203) 375-5871 • 1-800-698-5871 StratfordVNA.org Medicare Certified • State Licensed • Non-Profit • Local Care by Local Staff • Serving Fairfield & New Haven Counties * 2014 HomeCare Elite™ 41
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42 OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION CENTERS REHABILITATION FACILITIES Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Rehabilitation Facilities Jewish Senior Services • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Jewish Senior Services Goldstein Rehabilitation Center Maefair Health Care Center One Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-8454 175 Jefferson Street Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . . (203) 365-6483 Trumbull, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 459-5152 www.jseniors.org • email: outpatienttherapy@jseniors.org www.jseniors.org • email: rehab@jseniors.org This state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a team of clinical The best in clinical care and personal attention. A staff that Northbridge Health Care Center professionals in physical and occupational therapy and speech understands your needs and provides the medical interventions Bridgeport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 336-0232 language pathology. The focus is on restoring mobility to necessary to help recovery from injury or illness as quickly and Dedication, Commitment and Caring improve ambulation, independence, strength and balance for safely as possible. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists Our skilled nursing centers offer short-term rehab, long-term, clients. After an initial comprehensive assessment, therapists will work with you throughout your stay to ensure your steady respite, hospice and dementia care. St. Joseph’s Center design a customized program to enable clients to attain their progress and your return to optimal functioning. Expertise 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 personal goals. These individualized programs are updated includes cardiac, orthopedic and respiratory rehabilitation. In St. Joseph’s Center has been serving Trumbull, CT, for over 50 throughout the course of rehabilitation with the safest and addition, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Pain Management, Wound years. We offer Adult Day Services, Short-Term Rehabilitation, most cutting-edge techniques. The location also offers exercise Management, Tracheostomy and Non-ventilator Respiratory Long-Term Care and Hospice. Our goal is to provide quality classes, a wellness center open to the public and so much Care are provided. During your stay, Jewish Senior Services’ Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. more. See ad, page 21 and back cover. full array of amenities will be available to you, including: Hair 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, pages 20, 42. 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, pages 21 and this page. care while maintaining the highest level of customer excellence. See ad, pages 19, 21. Salon, Corner Café, Internet access, recreational activities, St. Joseph’s Center 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 St. Joseph’s Center has been serving Trumbull, CT for over 50 Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. library, gift shop, and visiting areas on 15 scenic acres. See ad page 21 and back cover years. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy 7 days a week. Our 1:1 therapy allows our therapist to personalize your needs and is able to help you reach your highest level of strength and independence. See ad, pages 19, 21. Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova 76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT • 203.847.5893 • ndch-sstv.org Ridgefield, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 438-8226 For more information on our services, or to schedule a tour, please call our conveniently located centers or visit www.athenahealthcare.com See ad, page 20 and this page. Dedication, Commitment and Caring Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD A CARING Place Between Hospital & Home Laurel Ridge Health Care Center hospice and dementia care. We provide services that support every aspect of our residents’ needs while enhancing their quality of life. Some of our services include: • • • • • • • • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care Medically Complex Care Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Services Speech-Language Pathology Post-Surgical Care Pain and Wound Management 203-438-8226 • 203-459-5152 • Trumbull, CT Patient and Caregiver Educational Programs For more information on our services or to schedule a tour, please call our conveniently located centers below or visit athenahealthcare.com. 203-336-0232 • Bridgeport, CT Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. has been awarded 5 stars ★★★★★ by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Managed by Athena Health Care Systems 43
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42 OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION CENTERS REHABILITATION FACILITIES Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Rehabilitation Facilities Jewish Senior Services • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Jewish Senior Services Goldstein Rehabilitation Center Maefair Health Care Center One Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-8454 175 Jefferson Street Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . . (203) 365-6483 Trumbull, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 459-5152 www.jseniors.org • email: outpatienttherapy@jseniors.org www.jseniors.org • email: rehab@jseniors.org This state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a team of clinical The best in clinical care and personal attention. A staff that Northbridge Health Care Center professionals in physical and occupational therapy and speech understands your needs and provides the medical interventions Bridgeport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 336-0232 language pathology. The focus is on restoring mobility to necessary to help recovery from injury or illness as quickly and Dedication, Commitment and Caring improve ambulation, independence, strength and balance for safely as possible. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists Our skilled nursing centers offer short-term rehab, long-term, clients. After an initial comprehensive assessment, therapists will work with you throughout your stay to ensure your steady respite, hospice and dementia care. St. Joseph’s Center design a customized program to enable clients to attain their progress and your return to optimal functioning. Expertise 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 personal goals. These individualized programs are updated includes cardiac, orthopedic and respiratory rehabilitation. In St. Joseph’s Center has been serving Trumbull, CT, for over 50 throughout the course of rehabilitation with the safest and addition, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Pain Management, Wound years. We offer Adult Day Services, Short-Term Rehabilitation, most cutting-edge techniques. The location also offers exercise Management, Tracheostomy and Non-ventilator Respiratory Long-Term Care and Hospice. Our goal is to provide quality classes, a wellness center open to the public and so much Care are provided. During your stay, Jewish Senior Services’ Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. more. See ad, page 21 and back cover. full array of amenities will be available to you, including: Hair 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, pages 20, 42. 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, pages 21 and this page. care while maintaining the highest level of customer excellence. See ad, pages 19, 21. Salon, Corner Café, Internet access, recreational activities, St. Joseph’s Center 6448 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . (203) 268-6204 St. Joseph’s Center has been serving Trumbull, CT for over 50 Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. library, gift shop, and visiting areas on 15 scenic acres. See ad page 21 and back cover years. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy 7 days a week. Our 1:1 therapy allows our therapist to personalize your needs and is able to help you reach your highest level of strength and independence. See ad, pages 19, 21. Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova 76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT • 203.847.5893 • ndch-sstv.org Ridgefield, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 438-8226 For more information on our services, or to schedule a tour, please call our conveniently located centers or visit www.athenahealthcare.com See ad, page 20 and this page. Dedication, Commitment and Caring Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD A CARING Place Between Hospital & Home Laurel Ridge Health Care Center hospice and dementia care. We provide services that support every aspect of our residents’ needs while enhancing their quality of life. Some of our services include: • • • • • • • • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care Medically Complex Care Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Services Speech-Language Pathology Post-Surgical Care Pain and Wound Management 203-438-8226 • 203-459-5152 • Trumbull, CT Patient and Caregiver Educational Programs For more information on our services or to schedule a tour, please call our conveniently located centers below or visit athenahealthcare.com. 203-336-0232 • Bridgeport, CT Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. has been awarded 5 stars ★★★★★ by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Managed by Athena Health Care Systems 43
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44 BANKS ANNUITIES Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/ Reverse Mortgages, and Financial Professionals Annuities Braunstein & Todisco, P.C. One Eliot Place, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . (203) 254-1118 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. Committed to Protecting the Dignity, Financial and Legal Insurance/Investments Rights of Seniors. See ad, this page. 2595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. . . . . . . (203) 380-9100 Fax (203) 380-8525 Call us to set up a FREE Consultation either at your home, our office or over the phone–whatever is most convenient to you! Eliovson & Tenore/Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC 117 Tunxis Hill Rd., Fairfield, CT . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 259-7195 Law Office of James M. Hughes The Milford Bank 1432 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . (203) 256-1977 Milford-Stratford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 783-5700 E-mail: Hughes_james@sbcglobal.net Safe, Sound, Secure . . . Since 1872. Convenient offices in • Elder Law and Title 19/MEDICAID Planning and Spend-down Milford & Stratford. www.milfordbank.com. See ad, page 46. • Wills, Power of Attorney & Health Care Instructions • Veteran’s Benefits • Trusts • Estates and Probate • Real Estate • Worker’s Compensation • Personal Injury Legal Services For Seniors & Their Families A General Practice of Law See ad, page 14. Banks Visit our website at www.rpwco.com. See ad, page 7. Specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning. Attorneys Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-1090 STATIONHOUSE SQUARE • • • • • • Living Wills Personal Injury Real Estate General Litigation Malpractice Collections For all your banking needs. www.peoples.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 386-1282 Estate Planning Wills & Trusts Powers of Attorney Health Care Proxies Medicaid Planning Over 165 branches, including our 7-day Stop & Shop locations. 2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221, Stratford, CT 06615 • • • • • See ad, inside front cover. See ad, page 45. Beck & Beck, LLC 83 Booth Street, Stratford, CT 06614 . . . . . . . . (203) 375-2222 262 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. . . . . . (203) 596-2973 People’s United Bank Fax: 203-386-1795 • www.kevinkellylaw.com 110 Wall Street, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10005-3198 . . . . . . . . . Elder Law • Estate Planning • Probate • Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 709-8101 • Medicaid • Business Law See ad, page 45. 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 Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. visits possible. See ad, page 45. & Braunstein Todisco, P.C. For your appointment, call Ken Beck at: (203) 375-2222 Home Visits Possible Elder Law|Estate Planning|Probate Real Estate|Medicaid|Business Law Providing Professional Personal Service Attorneys at Law STATIONHOUSE SQUARE 2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221, Stratford, CT 06615 T: 203-386-1282 F: 203-386-1795 www.kevinkellylaw.com www.CTBECKLAW.com Beck & Beck LLc FREE Consultation BeckandBeck@SBCGlobal.net All Services Available in CT & NY Attorneys At LAw 262 Meriden Rd. Waterbury, CT 06705 83 Booth Street Stratford, CT 06614 110 Wall Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10005-3198 Committed To Protecting the Dignity, Financial and Legal Rights of Seniors • Medicaid (“Title 19”) Eligibility, Planning and Protection of Asset Strategies; Medicaid Applications and Appeals • Involuntary Conservatorships • Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives • Estate Planning • Probate • Wills,Trusts & Estates Eliovson & Tenore . . . because experience matters • Special Needs Trusts and Planning Amy E. Todisco* amy@btlawfirm.com One Eliot Place • Fairfield, CT 06824-5154 Phone: (203) 254-1118 • Fax: (203) 254-2453 • www.btlawfirm.com *President, Connecticut Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. 2009-2010; Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Executive Committee member. Make sure to visit us on the Web at: www.seniorgotoguide.com 45
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46 INSURANCE FUNERAL HOMES Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. Insurance/Investments Insurance/Investments 2595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. . . . . . . (203) 380-9100 2595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. . . . . . . (203) 380-9100 Fax (203) 380-8525 Fax (203) 380-8525 Call us to set up a FREE Consultation either at your home, our Call us to set up a FREE Consultation either at your home, our office or over the phone–whatever is most convenient to you! office or over the phone–whatever is most convenient to you! Visit our website at www.rpwco.com. See ad, page 7. Visit our website at www.rpwco.com. See ad, page 7. Funeral Homes 2220 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. . . . . . . . . 203-378-6097 Insurance/Investments 2595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615. . . . . . . (203) 380-9100 399 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611 . . . (203) 372-6543 www.mullinsfh.com CFM 2155 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615 . . . . . . . . . (203) 378-2213 We attribute our longevity to a century-old tradition of community commitment, quality of service, price integrity and dedication. See ad, page 46. Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home • Prearrangements and Prepayment 50 Reef Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 255-1031 • Burial or Cremation • Traditional and Cremation Services Offices located in Milford & Stratford See ad, this page. Pistey Funeral Home Call us to set up a FREE Consultation either at your home, our Visit our website at www.rpwco.com. See ad, page 7. • Title 19/ Irrevocable & Revocable Funeral Trusts family to serve the families in our community. We bring A Legacy of Compassion in the Heart of Stratford. See ad, this page. Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. FAMILY OWNED “We attribute our longevity to a century-old tradition of community commitment, quality of service, price integrity and dedication” At Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, we work together as a experience and ability along with empathy and support. • Prearrangements and Prepayment • Burial or Cremation Fax (203) 380-8525 office or over the phone–whatever is most convenient to you! Email: galello@sbcglobal.net • www.galellofuneralhome.com Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home Investments/Estate Planning ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home www.shaughnesseybanks.com HELPING YOU HONOR THE ONE YOU LOVE. See ad, this page. 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 372-6543 Since 1898 FAMILY OPERATED Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. www.mullinsfh.com Raymond F. Pistey, LFD Patricia E. Pistey Cynthia D. Pistey, LFD A Legacy of Compassion in the Heart of Stratford 2155 Main Street, Stratford, CT Located in Historic Stratford Center, convenient to I-95 203. 378.2213 SHAUGHNESSEY BANKS SHAUGHNESSEY BANKS g Funerals • Cremation • Preplannin 2220 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 Funerals • Cremation • Preplanning 203-378-6097 “Helping You Honor “Helping You Honor the One You Love” the One You Love” Offering Traditional Burial 50 Reef Road, Fairfield Center For More Information on Senior Services and Events, Visit: 50 Reef Road, Fairfield Center (203) 255-1031 (203) 255-1031 www.shaughnesseybanks.com At Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, the end of your loved one’s journey is met with compassion and care. Our calling is to provide your family with a highly personalized funeral experience that will be a source of comfort both now and in the future. • Calendar of community events • Links to advertisers’ Web sites • Information on local, state and national services for seniors www.galellofuneralhome.com and Cremation Services www.shaughnesseybanks.com www.seniorgotoguide.com • Expanded listings of city/town services Email: galello@sbcglobal.net “Helping “Helping You Honor You Honor the One the One You Love” You Love” SHAUGHNESSEY BANKS SHAUGHNESSEY BANKS Fun a s s C em mio i n • Pr l pla ng F u n e re rla l • • rC r ea t a tno• P r e p ea n n in n i n g 5050 Reef Road, Fairfield Center Reef Road, Fairfield Center (203) 255-1031 (203) 255-1031 www.shaughnesseybanks.com www.shaughnesseybanks.com www.shaughnesseybanks.com HELPING YOU HONOR THE ONE YOU LOVE 47
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48 Salute Our Veterans! 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 veterans 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 • 203-932-5711 “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. 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; home and community-based care. 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.
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BRIDGEPORT City of Bridgeport Housing referrals. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 203-576-7992 • Fax: 203-576-7972 Joseph Ganim, Mayor E-mail: Rosemary.Wong@bridgeportct.gov. Margaret Morton Government Center 999 Broad Street • Bridgeport, CT 06604 BRIDGEPORT SENIOR CENTERS 203-576-7201 • Fax: 203-576-3913 Eisenhower Senior Center E-mail: mayor@bridgeportct.gov 307 Golden Hill St. 06604 • 203-576-7993 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. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information and referrals provided. • Exercise equipment and billiards and ping-pong tables available. • Bingo: Mon., 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Fri., 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Ceramics classes: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-3:00 p.m. • Plus: Computer Members: room classes and instruction, foot doctor, Grandparents Frances Newby • Chairperson Robert J. Burdo • Vice Chairperson Beverely Chimino, Frances Cidorowich Bettie Cook, Anetha Days, Sheila Terry, Julie Vergara Group, haircuts, King’s Pantry, line dancing, movies, Red BRIDGEPORT DEPARTMENT ON AGING Hat Society club, Wii practice, chair exercise, senior art therapy and craft classes. Daily lunch provided by CW Resources, Inc. Black Rock Senior Center 2676 Fairfield Ave. • Bridgeport, CT 06605 307 Golden Hill St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-576-7258 • Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. 203-576-7993 • Fax: 203-576-7521 Exercise equipment available. • Bingo: Wed., 12:30 p.m.- E-mail: Rosemarie.Hoyt@Bridgeportct.gov. 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 Executive Director Rosemarie Hoyt 203-576-7989 Program Coordinator Marion Lecardo 203-576-7994 Seniors Social Services Coordinator Rosemary Wong 203-576-7992 Black Rock Senior Center Coordinator Bonnie Roach 203-576-7258 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 senior centers and organized shopping and field trips to places of interest. Convenient pickup points throughout the city. For membership, call 203-576-7993. • Seniors Social Services Coordinator: Provides informa- tion, assistance and counseling to Bridgeport residents 60 and over, their families and caregivers regarding: Medicare, Medicaid, Part D prescription plans, MSP programs, healthcare insurance choices, adult daycare referrals, Renter’s Rebate Program, Connecticut Energy/ • Daily lunch provided at noon by CW Resources, Inc. 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. • Billiards, dominoes, needlecrafts. Daily lunch provided at noon by CW Resources, Inc. 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. Daily lunch provided by CW Resources, Inc. MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTICUT’S GATEKEEPER PROGRAM Do you see a senior in need? If you are concerned about a Connecticut senior or need assistance with connecting to local resources, please call the Gatekeeper Program. Free of charge. Serving Western and Southwestern Connecticut residents ages 60 plus. Mental Health Connecticut, Inc. 4270 Main St, 4th Floor • Bridgeport, CT 06606 (203) 365-8444, ext. 3008 49
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50 EASTON EASTON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BRIDGEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT MUNICIPAL AGENT/SENIOR SERVICES Assessor • Teresa Rainieri For pickup of seniors under the Senior Brian P. Rooney, Chief Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee assists with local tax Transportation Program of the Department of Social Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 Services, call 203-576-8247, 203-576-7993. Non-emergencies: 203-337-2070 • Fax: 203-333-4940 Responsible for referrals and assistance with federal, state and local programs, including, but not limited to, Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicare and 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. TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Free smoke detectors: 203-335-8835 E-mail: Brian.Rooney@bridgeportct.gov The City, both by itself and in conjunction with the State Fire Stations of Connecticut, offers several tax relief programs for Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • 203-576-7666 the elderly and certain other groups. The programs are Engine 3 & 4: 233 Wood Ave. • 203-576-7660 administered by the Tax Assessor’s Office. Engine/Ladder 6: 1035 Central Ave. • 203-576-7667 Elaine Carvalho, City Assessor Engine 7/Ladder 11: 245 Ocean Ter. • 203-576-7830 City Hall, Room 105, 45 Lyon Ter. Engine/Ladder 10: 950 Boston Ave. • 203-576-7673 Bridgeport, CT 06604 • 203-576-7241 Engine 12: 265 Beechmont Ave. • 203-576-7675 Fax: 203-332-5521 Engine 15: 104 Evers St. • 203-576-7677 E-mail: Elaine.Carvalho@bridgeportct.gov Engine 16: 3115 Madison Ave. • 203-576-7678 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For information specifically about the tax relief BRIDGEPORT’S POPULATION BY AGE programs, call 203-576-8062. (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM 60-64 6,068 Burroughs & Saden Library (Main Library) 65-74 7,574 Burroughs Building 75-84 4,652 925 Broad St. 06604 • 203-576-7403 85+ 2,262 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 14.2% Black Rock Branch Total 60+ Land area: 17.5 sq. mi. 20,556 Total population of Bridgeport: 144,229 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 Town of Easton PROBATE COURT Adam W. Dunsby, First Selectman E-mail: adunsby@eastonct.gov Judge Paul Ganim Easton Town Hall City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. 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. BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMISSION FOR THE AGING Joseph Gaudett, Chief Develops policies and exercises oversight regarding needs of senior citizens. Acting Chair • Joel Peskay Linda Dollard Gail Gay Phyllis Machledt Margaret Silvestri Lisa Tasi 203-576-3945 • Fax: 203-576-7898 Headquarters: 300 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 Non-emergencies: 203-581-5100 • Fax: 203-576-8130 SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR Administers various programs to assist disabled and low-income Easton residents under the age of 60. Alison Witherbee • 650 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612 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, largeprint books, Optelec reader, periodicals, photocopier, therapy equipment, video library. • Opportunities for: arts and crafts, quilting, knitting, weaving, card and board games, bridge lessons, bowling, ceramics, culinary classes, driver’s ed for elderly, film showings, 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 relief issues. In September 2008 an ordinance recommended 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 program: a tax freeze and a tax deferral plan. PUBLIC LIBRARY 691 Morehouse Rd. 06612 203-261-0134 • Fax: 203-261-0708 E-mail: epl@eastonlibrary.org • 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 • Bernadette Baldino 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 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 President/Chief of Service • Carolyn Kearney E-mail: president@eastonems.com 51
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50 EASTON EASTON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BRIDGEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT MUNICIPAL AGENT/SENIOR SERVICES Assessor • Teresa Rainieri For pickup of seniors under the Senior Brian P. Rooney, Chief Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee assists with local tax Transportation Program of the Department of Social Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 Services, call 203-576-8247, 203-576-7993. Non-emergencies: 203-337-2070 • Fax: 203-333-4940 Responsible for referrals and assistance with federal, state and local programs, including, but not limited to, Insurance, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicare and 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. TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Free smoke detectors: 203-335-8835 E-mail: Brian.Rooney@bridgeportct.gov The City, both by itself and in conjunction with the State Fire Stations of Connecticut, offers several tax relief programs for Headquarters: 30 Congress St. • 203-576-7666 the elderly and certain other groups. The programs are Engine 3 & 4: 233 Wood Ave. • 203-576-7660 administered by the Tax Assessor’s Office. Engine/Ladder 6: 1035 Central Ave. • 203-576-7667 Elaine Carvalho, City Assessor Engine 7/Ladder 11: 245 Ocean Ter. • 203-576-7830 City Hall, Room 105, 45 Lyon Ter. Engine/Ladder 10: 950 Boston Ave. • 203-576-7673 Bridgeport, CT 06604 • 203-576-7241 Engine 12: 265 Beechmont Ave. • 203-576-7675 Fax: 203-332-5521 Engine 15: 104 Evers St. • 203-576-7677 E-mail: Elaine.Carvalho@bridgeportct.gov Engine 16: 3115 Madison Ave. • 203-576-7678 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For information specifically about the tax relief BRIDGEPORT’S POPULATION BY AGE programs, call 203-576-8062. (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM 60-64 6,068 Burroughs & Saden Library (Main Library) 65-74 7,574 Burroughs Building 75-84 4,652 925 Broad St. 06604 • 203-576-7403 85+ 2,262 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 14.2% Black Rock Branch Total 60+ Land area: 17.5 sq. mi. 20,556 Total population of Bridgeport: 144,229 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 Town of Easton PROBATE COURT Adam W. Dunsby, First Selectman E-mail: adunsby@eastonct.gov Judge Paul Ganim Easton Town Hall City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. 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. BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMISSION FOR THE AGING Joseph Gaudett, Chief Develops policies and exercises oversight regarding needs of senior citizens. Acting Chair • Joel Peskay Linda Dollard Gail Gay Phyllis Machledt Margaret Silvestri Lisa Tasi 203-576-3945 • Fax: 203-576-7898 Headquarters: 300 Congress St. • Bridgeport, CT 06604 Non-emergencies: 203-581-5100 • Fax: 203-576-8130 SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR Administers various programs to assist disabled and low-income Easton residents under the age of 60. Alison Witherbee • 650 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612 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, largeprint books, Optelec reader, periodicals, photocopier, therapy equipment, video library. • Opportunities for: arts and crafts, quilting, knitting, weaving, card and board games, bridge lessons, bowling, ceramics, culinary classes, driver’s ed for elderly, film showings, 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 relief issues. In September 2008 an ordinance recommended 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 program: a tax freeze and a tax deferral plan. PUBLIC LIBRARY 691 Morehouse Rd. 06612 203-261-0134 • Fax: 203-261-0708 E-mail: epl@eastonlibrary.org • 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 • Bernadette Baldino 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 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 President/Chief of Service • Carolyn Kearney E-mail: president@eastonems.com 51
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52 FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 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 • Lisa Burghardt 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 BIGELOW CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES EASTON’S POPULATION BY AGE 100 Mona Terrace • Fairfield, CT 06824 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 203-256-3166 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Bigelow Center is the main resource location for activities and services for older adults and their families and caregivers. www.fairfieldct.org/bigelowcenter • Activities: defensive driving courses; fitness and 60-64 471 65-74 622 75-84 357 Total population of Easton: 7,490 85+ 171 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 21.3% Total 60+ Land area: 28.6 sq. mi. 1,620 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, referral, assessment and counseling regarding: Medicare/ Medigap; HMOs; certain legal matters; long-term care; 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. Town of Fairfield fuel assistance; tax assistance; volunteer opportunities; EUNICE POSTOL RECREATION CENTER family problems; Title 19 and other entitlements; 75 Mill Plain Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 Michael C. Tetreau, First Selectman homes/assisted living; support groups; more. For Office of the First Selectman information about an appointment with a social John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 2nd Fl worker regarding careplanning or entitlements, 725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 call 203-256-3166. 203-256-3030 • Fax: 203-256-3008 E-mail: FirstSelectmanFFld@fairfieldct.org Constituent Concerns Kathleen Griffin • 203-256-3031 E-mail: kgriffin@fairfieldct.org Community Issues and Press/Public Relations 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 housing assistance; home care and visits; nursing • 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. HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Advised by Human Services Commission, the Depart- Buses are available for transportation for seniors. Please ment of Human and Social Services arranges for the call the Senior Center dispatcher at 203-256-3168, Mon. 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 provision of programs and services to adults of all ages, through Fri. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. including senior citizens and people with disabilities. for service. Director • Terry Giegengack Bus service is limited to: E-mail: djackson@jseniors.org 100 Mona Terrace • Fairfield, CT 06824 • Doctor’s appointments Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 203-256-3166 • Grocery shopping on scheduled days according to 203-365-6470 • Fax: 203-374-4851 • Activities: mental stimulation games; exercise; arts and 53
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52 FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 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 • Lisa Burghardt 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 BIGELOW CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES EASTON’S POPULATION BY AGE 100 Mona Terrace • Fairfield, CT 06824 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 203-256-3166 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Bigelow Center is the main resource location for activities and services for older adults and their families and caregivers. www.fairfieldct.org/bigelowcenter • Activities: defensive driving courses; fitness and 60-64 471 65-74 622 75-84 357 Total population of Easton: 7,490 85+ 171 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 21.3% Total 60+ Land area: 28.6 sq. mi. 1,620 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, referral, assessment and counseling regarding: Medicare/ Medigap; HMOs; certain legal matters; long-term care; 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. Town of Fairfield fuel assistance; tax assistance; volunteer opportunities; EUNICE POSTOL RECREATION CENTER family problems; Title 19 and other entitlements; 75 Mill Plain Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 Michael C. Tetreau, First Selectman homes/assisted living; support groups; more. For Office of the First Selectman information about an appointment with a social John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 2nd Fl worker regarding careplanning or entitlements, 725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 call 203-256-3166. 203-256-3030 • Fax: 203-256-3008 E-mail: FirstSelectmanFFld@fairfieldct.org Constituent Concerns Kathleen Griffin • 203-256-3031 E-mail: kgriffin@fairfieldct.org Community Issues and Press/Public Relations 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 housing assistance; home care and visits; nursing • 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. HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Advised by Human Services Commission, the Depart- Buses are available for transportation for seniors. Please ment of Human and Social Services arranges for the call the Senior Center dispatcher at 203-256-3168, Mon. 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 provision of programs and services to adults of all ages, through Fri. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. including senior citizens and people with disabilities. for service. Director • Terry Giegengack Bus service is limited to: E-mail: djackson@jseniors.org 100 Mona Terrace • Fairfield, CT 06824 • Doctor’s appointments Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 203-256-3166 • Grocery shopping on scheduled days according to 203-365-6470 • Fax: 203-374-4851 • Activities: mental stimulation games; exercise; arts and 53
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54 FAIRFIELD MONROE crafts; baking; flower arranging; pet therapy; intergen- FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM under which anyone wishing to register a person who erational activities; live entertainment; music; dancing; E-mail: kronald@fairfieldct.org has Alzheimer’s may do so by coming to Department slide shows; trips to beaches, galleries, museums; social Fairfield Public Library (Main Library) events and parties; meals; newsletter; more. 1080 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 Town of Monroe headquarters, completing a registration form and provid- Steve Vavrek, First Selectman ing two photos of the individual. Registration also can be Monroe Town Hall 203-256-3155 done through the national Alzheimer’s Association. 7 Fan Hill Rd. • Monroe, CT 06468 director, full time registered nurse, certified nurse’s aides, Fairfield Woods Branch Library social worker, recreation director and assistants, admin- 1147 Fairfield Wood Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06825 FAIRFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT istrative support--and trained, supervised volunteers pro- 203-255-7307 vides assessments, counseling, monitoring to clients and Pequot Library families with regard to accessing entitlements, carrying 720 Pequot Ave. • Southport, CT 06890 out long-term care planning, and coping with cognitive, 203-259-0346 • Services: Interdisciplinary team of professionals– emotional or physical limitations. Door-to-door transportation by paratransit drivers available for most clients of Grasmere. Affordable rates charged for enrollment. Contact Grasmere social worker or R.N. regarding enrollment procedures. Financial assistance arranged for those who qualify. Pertinent information from client’s physician required for enrollment. Non-emergencies: 203-254-4700 • Fax: 203-254-4724 611 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3110 Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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 Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Judge Daniel Caruso Every fall the Fire Department will go to the homes of Commission suggests development of programs and 725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3041 residents 65 or older to change the batteries of all their policies for advancing well-being of older adults of smoke detectors. The Department maintains a database CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Monroe and provision of services to senior citizens by of all senior citizens whose batteries were changed the Department of Social and Senior Services. For noncritical situations, call the following numbers (in ing them when it is again time for the Department to previous year and sends a letter to these seniors informbe changing batteries. To be included in the database, contact the Department. The Department also operates Chairman: Helma Chartier Jason Maur Kathy Quinn Vivian Capoccitti Beverly Zwierlein blood-pressure screenings and other programs COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES 203-256-3020 for seniors. 7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 • 203-452-2813 Road, tree problems, etc. 203-256-3177 Storm or disaster infoline 203-254-4899 OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS possible public safety problems 203-254-4800 Health issues Homeland Security concerns or suspicions 1-866-457-8477 E-mail: dross@fairfieldct.org www.fairfieldct.org/taxassessor 7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 •  203-452-2800 MONROE COMMISSION ON AGING The Town, in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, Donald Ross, Assessor Monroe Town Hall Web site: www.FDFairfield.com Unusual activities/ Assessor’s Office. E-mail: dmccarthy@fairfieldct.org (Type ATTENTION FFD General Information Request in the subject field.) various departments): abled persons. The programs are administered by the Denis McCarthy, Chief E-mail: svavrek@monroect.org • www.monroect.org PROBATE COURT TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS offers several tax relief programs for the elderly and dis- 140 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 203-452-2800, ext. 1001 • Fax: 203-452-5475 Animal Control • 203-254-4857 Health Dept. • 203-256-3020 Dept. of Public Works • 203-256-3010 Recreation Dept. • 203-256-3144 FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT 100 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 Non-emergencies: 203-254-4800 Gary MacNamara, Chief Registrars of Voters • 203-256-3115 Tax Collector • 203-256-3100 Town Clerk • 203-256-3090 Planning and Zoning • 203-256-3050 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. E-mail: gmacnamara@fairfieldct.org FAIRFIELD’S POPULATION BY AGE • Heating assistance programs (for those with low Web site: www.fpdct.com (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) or moderate incomes), including: Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Project Warmth and The “Are You OK?” electronic reassurance program allows elderly, handicapped or homebound persons 60-64 3,005 to register with the Police Department to receive a 65-74 4,012 phone call at their residences at a predetermined time 75-84 3,030 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 Total population of the Town of Fairfield: 59,404 85+ 1,878 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 20.2% Total 60+ Land area: 30.6 sq. mi. 11,925 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 the residence to check on the well-being and safety food to eligible residents. Week’s worth of food distribut- of the subscriber. There is no charge for the service, ed once a month by appointment. Food can be delivered and applications to register are available at the Police to those ill or without transportation. Department or the front office of the Fairfield Senior Food Pantry Coordinator • Wendy Jolls Center. The Police Department also maintains a program 203-452-2817 • E-mail: foodpantry@monroect.org 55
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54 FAIRFIELD MONROE crafts; baking; flower arranging; pet therapy; intergen- FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM under which anyone wishing to register a person who erational activities; live entertainment; music; dancing; E-mail: kronald@fairfieldct.org has Alzheimer’s may do so by coming to Department slide shows; trips to beaches, galleries, museums; social Fairfield Public Library (Main Library) events and parties; meals; newsletter; more. 1080 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 Town of Monroe headquarters, completing a registration form and provid- Steve Vavrek, First Selectman ing two photos of the individual. Registration also can be Monroe Town Hall 203-256-3155 done through the national Alzheimer’s Association. 7 Fan Hill Rd. • Monroe, CT 06468 director, full time registered nurse, certified nurse’s aides, Fairfield Woods Branch Library social worker, recreation director and assistants, admin- 1147 Fairfield Wood Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06825 FAIRFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT istrative support--and trained, supervised volunteers pro- 203-255-7307 vides assessments, counseling, monitoring to clients and Pequot Library families with regard to accessing entitlements, carrying 720 Pequot Ave. • Southport, CT 06890 out long-term care planning, and coping with cognitive, 203-259-0346 • Services: Interdisciplinary team of professionals– emotional or physical limitations. Door-to-door transportation by paratransit drivers available for most clients of Grasmere. Affordable rates charged for enrollment. Contact Grasmere social worker or R.N. regarding enrollment procedures. Financial assistance arranged for those who qualify. Pertinent information from client’s physician required for enrollment. Non-emergencies: 203-254-4700 • Fax: 203-254-4724 611 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3110 Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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 Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Judge Daniel Caruso Every fall the Fire Department will go to the homes of Commission suggests development of programs and 725 Old Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 • 203-256-3041 residents 65 or older to change the batteries of all their policies for advancing well-being of older adults of smoke detectors. The Department maintains a database CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Monroe and provision of services to senior citizens by of all senior citizens whose batteries were changed the Department of Social and Senior Services. For noncritical situations, call the following numbers (in ing them when it is again time for the Department to previous year and sends a letter to these seniors informbe changing batteries. To be included in the database, contact the Department. The Department also operates Chairman: Helma Chartier Jason Maur Kathy Quinn Vivian Capoccitti Beverly Zwierlein blood-pressure screenings and other programs COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES 203-256-3020 for seniors. 7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 • 203-452-2813 Road, tree problems, etc. 203-256-3177 Storm or disaster infoline 203-254-4899 OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS possible public safety problems 203-254-4800 Health issues Homeland Security concerns or suspicions 1-866-457-8477 E-mail: dross@fairfieldct.org www.fairfieldct.org/taxassessor 7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 •  203-452-2800 MONROE COMMISSION ON AGING The Town, in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, Donald Ross, Assessor Monroe Town Hall Web site: www.FDFairfield.com Unusual activities/ Assessor’s Office. E-mail: dmccarthy@fairfieldct.org (Type ATTENTION FFD General Information Request in the subject field.) various departments): abled persons. The programs are administered by the Denis McCarthy, Chief E-mail: svavrek@monroect.org • www.monroect.org PROBATE COURT TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS offers several tax relief programs for the elderly and dis- 140 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 203-452-2800, ext. 1001 • Fax: 203-452-5475 Animal Control • 203-254-4857 Health Dept. • 203-256-3020 Dept. of Public Works • 203-256-3010 Recreation Dept. • 203-256-3144 FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT 100 Reef Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824 Non-emergencies: 203-254-4800 Gary MacNamara, Chief Registrars of Voters • 203-256-3115 Tax Collector • 203-256-3100 Town Clerk • 203-256-3090 Planning and Zoning • 203-256-3050 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. E-mail: gmacnamara@fairfieldct.org FAIRFIELD’S POPULATION BY AGE • Heating assistance programs (for those with low Web site: www.fpdct.com (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) or moderate incomes), including: Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Project Warmth and The “Are You OK?” electronic reassurance program allows elderly, handicapped or homebound persons 60-64 3,005 to register with the Police Department to receive a 65-74 4,012 phone call at their residences at a predetermined time 75-84 3,030 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 Total population of the Town of Fairfield: 59,404 85+ 1,878 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 20.2% Total 60+ Land area: 30.6 sq. mi. 11,925 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 the residence to check on the well-being and safety food to eligible residents. Week’s worth of food distribut- of the subscriber. There is no charge for the service, ed once a month by appointment. Food can be delivered and applications to register are available at the Police to those ill or without transportation. Department or the front office of the Fairfield Senior Food Pantry Coordinator • Wendy Jolls Center. The Police Department also maintains a program 203-452-2817 • E-mail: foodpantry@monroect.org 55
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56 MONROE SHELTON City of Shelton • Special programs. Clothing assistance available to resi- For information and to make reservations, Stepney Company • Scott Rose, Sr., Chief dents in event of fire or other disaster; donated holiday call Transportation Coordinator Betsy Kraushaar Station 1 • 88 Main St. gifts distributed to residents based on need; Emergency at 203-452-2815. Station 2 • 801 Main St. Mark A. Lauretti, Mayor Non-emergencies: 203-268-5389 City Hall Stevenson Company • Robert Galbraith, Chief 54 Hill Street • Shelton, CT 06484 Station 1 • 1580 Monroe Tpk. 203-924-1555, ext. 1504 • Fax: 203-924-0185 Station 2 • 1260 Monroe Tpk. E-mail: shelton01@cityofshelton.org 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 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: 203-261-6197 Assessor • Richard Lasky Assessor’s Assistant • Ruthann Caiola Non-emergencies: 203-261-8120 MONROE VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (MVEMS) Shelton City Hall 54 Hill St. 06484 • 203-924-1555 • www.cityofshelton.org 235 Cutlers Farm Rd., Monroe, CT 06468 For information about property ownership, tax Dennis Condon, EMS Commission Chairperson SENIOR COMMITTEE 203-452-2815 • Fax: 203-452-2965 exemptions and tax relief, contact the Assessor’s 54 Jockey Hollow Rd. 06468 Shelton’s Senior Committee addresses issues connected E-mail: byeager@monroect.org Assistant. E-mail: Rcaiola@MonroeCT.org Non-emergencies: 203-452-2826 with aging and consists of nine members, appointed for Has three ambulances available for emergency medical two-year terms by the mayor. Regular meetings are held 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 EDITH WHEELER PUBLIC LIBRARY services 24/7. Conducts yearly town-wide CPR training at the Shelton Senior Center at 4 p.m. on the 733 Monroe Tpke. 06468 sessions and also offers instruction for those seeking to second Tuesday of each month. 203-452-2850 • Fax: 203-261-3359 become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians or Senior Committee Members: E-mail: reference@ewml.org Medical Response Technicians. Chairman: Walter Oko Martha Bova PROBATE COURT OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Jill Bruno Judson Crawford Judge T.R. Rowe Animal Control/Shelter • 203-452-3760 William Smarz Cheryl Dziubina 5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068 Health District • 203-452-2818 Roberta Sutkowski Margaret Keane Monroe is under the jurisdiction of the same Probate Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-452-2806 SHELTON SENIOR CENTER Court as Trumbull and Easton. Public Works Dept. • 203-452-2814 81 Wheeler St. 06484 Registrars of Voters • 203-452-2820 203-924-9324 Tax Collector • 203-452-2804 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Acting Director • Doreen Laucella CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Coordinator provides assistance regarding government MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT Town Clerk • 203-452-2811 entitlement programs and educates residents and their John L. Salvatore, Chief MONROE’S POPULATION BY AGE families about resources and services. For information, 7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 call Kim Cassia at 203-452-2815. Non-emergencies: 203-261-3622 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS For information about such services, call Elderly Services Coordinator Kim Cassia at Senior Center, 203-452-2815. TRIAD is the Community Awareness Program for 60-64 1,143 Seniors. It is an alliance of the Police Department, the 65-74 1,401 Senior Center and the community to coordinate activi- 75-84 879 ties for the safety and well-being of older adults. The 85+ 319 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.3% “Are You OK?” Program is an extension of TRIAD. It is Total 60+ Land area: 26.4 sq. mi. an automatic telephone-dialing system that calls senior 3,742 Total population of the Town of Monroe: 19,479 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 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES citizens to check on their welfare. state and local programs of tax relief for homeown- Medical and non-medical transportation within Monroe MONROE FIRE DEPARTMENTS ers and veterans. Eligibility for the homeowners’ pro- 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. Headquarters: Monroe Company • George Lattanzi, Chief Station 1 • 18 Shelton Rd. (Rte. 110) Station 2 • 54 Jockey Hollow Rd. Non-emergencies: 203-452-2827 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 57
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56 MONROE SHELTON City of Shelton • Special programs. Clothing assistance available to resi- For information and to make reservations, Stepney Company • Scott Rose, Sr., Chief dents in event of fire or other disaster; donated holiday call Transportation Coordinator Betsy Kraushaar Station 1 • 88 Main St. gifts distributed to residents based on need; Emergency at 203-452-2815. Station 2 • 801 Main St. Mark A. Lauretti, Mayor Non-emergencies: 203-268-5389 City Hall Stevenson Company • Robert Galbraith, Chief 54 Hill Street • Shelton, CT 06484 Station 1 • 1580 Monroe Tpk. 203-924-1555, ext. 1504 • Fax: 203-924-0185 Station 2 • 1260 Monroe Tpk. E-mail: shelton01@cityofshelton.org 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 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: 203-261-6197 Assessor • Richard Lasky Assessor’s Assistant • Ruthann Caiola Non-emergencies: 203-261-8120 MONROE VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (MVEMS) Shelton City Hall 54 Hill St. 06484 • 203-924-1555 • www.cityofshelton.org 235 Cutlers Farm Rd., Monroe, CT 06468 For information about property ownership, tax Dennis Condon, EMS Commission Chairperson SENIOR COMMITTEE 203-452-2815 • Fax: 203-452-2965 exemptions and tax relief, contact the Assessor’s 54 Jockey Hollow Rd. 06468 Shelton’s Senior Committee addresses issues connected E-mail: byeager@monroect.org Assistant. E-mail: Rcaiola@MonroeCT.org Non-emergencies: 203-452-2826 with aging and consists of nine members, appointed for Has three ambulances available for emergency medical two-year terms by the mayor. Regular meetings are held 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 EDITH WHEELER PUBLIC LIBRARY services 24/7. Conducts yearly town-wide CPR training at the Shelton Senior Center at 4 p.m. on the 733 Monroe Tpke. 06468 sessions and also offers instruction for those seeking to second Tuesday of each month. 203-452-2850 • Fax: 203-261-3359 become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians or Senior Committee Members: E-mail: reference@ewml.org Medical Response Technicians. Chairman: Walter Oko Martha Bova PROBATE COURT OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Jill Bruno Judson Crawford Judge T.R. Rowe Animal Control/Shelter • 203-452-3760 William Smarz Cheryl Dziubina 5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 • 203-452-5068 Health District • 203-452-2818 Roberta Sutkowski Margaret Keane Monroe is under the jurisdiction of the same Probate Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-452-2806 SHELTON SENIOR CENTER Court as Trumbull and Easton. Public Works Dept. • 203-452-2814 81 Wheeler St. 06484 Registrars of Voters • 203-452-2820 203-924-9324 Tax Collector • 203-452-2804 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Acting Director • Doreen Laucella CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Coordinator provides assistance regarding government MONROE POLICE DEPARTMENT Town Clerk • 203-452-2811 entitlement programs and educates residents and their John L. Salvatore, Chief MONROE’S POPULATION BY AGE families about resources and services. For information, 7 Fan Hill Rd. 06468 call Kim Cassia at 203-452-2815. Non-emergencies: 203-261-3622 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS For information about such services, call Elderly Services Coordinator Kim Cassia at Senior Center, 203-452-2815. TRIAD is the Community Awareness Program for 60-64 1,143 Seniors. It is an alliance of the Police Department, the 65-74 1,401 Senior Center and the community to coordinate activi- 75-84 879 ties for the safety and well-being of older adults. The 85+ 319 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.3% “Are You OK?” Program is an extension of TRIAD. It is Total 60+ Land area: 26.4 sq. mi. an automatic telephone-dialing system that calls senior 3,742 Total population of the Town of Monroe: 19,479 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 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES citizens to check on their welfare. state and local programs of tax relief for homeown- Medical and non-medical transportation within Monroe MONROE FIRE DEPARTMENTS ers and veterans. Eligibility for the homeowners’ pro- 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. Headquarters: Monroe Company • George Lattanzi, Chief Station 1 • 18 Shelton Rd. (Rte. 110) Station 2 • 54 Jockey Hollow Rd. Non-emergencies: 203-452-2827 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 57
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58 SHELTON meeting income requirements are needed for participation 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 STRATFORD 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 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. for Stratford residents 55 and over. The Center offers a Stratford Town Hall, Room 202 wide range of activities and events for both men and 2725 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615 women. The Center also serves lunch Mon.-Fri. 203-385-4001 • Fax: 203-385-4108 The Center is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. E-mail: mayor@townofstratford.com 1000 West Broad St. 06615 • 203-385-4050 www.townofstratford.com E-mail: baldwincenter@townofstratford.com 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. 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) 60-64 2,648 65-74 3,487 75-84 2,210 Total population of the City of Shelton: 39,559 85+ 1,206 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 24.2% Total 9,551 Land area: 31.4 sq. mi. Director Senior Services Diane Puterski Social Services Coordinator/ Municipal Agent for Elderly Shirley Dominguez C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator C.A.R.E.S. Activity Coordinator BALDWIN CENTER The Town runs a fully operational daily activity center John A. Harkins, Mayor Headquarters: 85 Wheeler St. 06484 Non-emergencies: 203-924-1544 Town of Stratford Erin McLeod Mio Vazquez-Ramos Outreach Coordinator Handicapped Info and Referrals Mary Balog Susan M. Pawluk 203-385-4020 Family Caregiver Counselor Mary Balog 203-385-4055 Transportation Scheduler 203-385-4051 Stratford Senior Services provides information and personal assistance to all Stratford residents over 60 years old with: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Renters 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 • Alzheimer’s Photo Registration • Caregivers Support Group • Family Caregiver Counselor Mary Balog 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 counseling 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: mbalog@townofstratford.com Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Rebate, Housing Concerns, Insurance Issues, Home TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Care Services, Service Coordination, State and Federal The Town has a comprehensive transportation service Entitlement Programs, Applications. for all residents over 60 years old and for all handi- • Outreach Program capped residents over 21 years old. All medical-related Non-emergencies: 203-924-4241 Provides visits to homebound elderly, information and rides are free of charge, and nonmedical rides are Huntington Fire Company referrals for other services. Provides programs off-site at $1.00 each way. Transportation is available: 44 Church St. housing sites. Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 385-4051, 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 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., for reservations. 59
58  SHELTON  meeting income requirements are needed for participation in the renters    rebate program. Assessor     Bill ...
58 SHELTON meeting income requirements are needed for participation 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 STRATFORD 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 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. for Stratford residents 55 and over. The Center offers a Stratford Town Hall, Room 202 wide range of activities and events for both men and 2725 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615 women. The Center also serves lunch Mon.-Fri. 203-385-4001 • Fax: 203-385-4108 The Center is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. E-mail: mayor@townofstratford.com 1000 West Broad St. 06615 • 203-385-4050 www.townofstratford.com E-mail: baldwincenter@townofstratford.com 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. 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) 60-64 2,648 65-74 3,487 75-84 2,210 Total population of the City of Shelton: 39,559 85+ 1,206 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 24.2% Total 9,551 Land area: 31.4 sq. mi. Director Senior Services Diane Puterski Social Services Coordinator/ Municipal Agent for Elderly Shirley Dominguez C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator C.A.R.E.S. Activity Coordinator BALDWIN CENTER The Town runs a fully operational daily activity center John A. Harkins, Mayor Headquarters: 85 Wheeler St. 06484 Non-emergencies: 203-924-1544 Town of Stratford Erin McLeod Mio Vazquez-Ramos Outreach Coordinator Handicapped Info and Referrals Mary Balog Susan M. Pawluk 203-385-4020 Family Caregiver Counselor Mary Balog 203-385-4055 Transportation Scheduler 203-385-4051 Stratford Senior Services provides information and personal assistance to all Stratford residents over 60 years old with: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Renters 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 • Alzheimer’s Photo Registration • Caregivers Support Group • Family Caregiver Counselor Mary Balog 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 counseling 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: mbalog@townofstratford.com Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Rebate, Housing Concerns, Insurance Issues, Home TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Care Services, Service Coordination, State and Federal The Town has a comprehensive transportation service Entitlement Programs, Applications. for all residents over 60 years old and for all handi- • Outreach Program capped residents over 21 years old. All medical-related Non-emergencies: 203-924-4241 Provides visits to homebound elderly, information and rides are free of charge, and nonmedical rides are Huntington Fire Company referrals for other services. Provides programs off-site at $1.00 each way. Transportation is available: 44 Church St. housing sites. Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 385-4051, 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 Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., for reservations. 59
58  SHELTON  meeting income requirements are needed for participation in the renters    rebate program. Assessor     Bill ...
60 STRATFORD 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 TRUMBULL Fire Company 3 • 20 Prospect Dr. Town of Trumbull Stratford, CT 06615 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4076 Fire Company 4 • 200 Oronoque Ln. Stratford, CT 06614 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4079 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 disabled or blind, a veteran or the spouse of a veteran; STRATFORD EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) meet certain income guidelines; or own a handicapped- Michael Loiz, Director equipped vehicle. The programs are administered by the 2712 Main St. • Stratford, CT 06614 5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 203-452.5000 • www.trumbull-ct.gov Town Assessor’s office. CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Town Hall Annex—Recreation Department Stratford Town Hall • 203-385-4025 Non-emergencies: 203-385-4060 • Fax: 203-385-4156 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. E-mail: emsadmin@stratfordems.org Judge Aram Tellalian Building 5892 Main St. • Trumbull 06611 STRATFORD LIBRARY Web site: www.stratfordems.org TRUMBULL SENIOR CENTER 2203 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615 PROBATE COURT Director • Jean Fereira Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10:00 a.m-8:00 p.m.; Fri., Judge Kurt M. Ahlberg Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m., Oct.-May. Birdseye Municipal Complex Circulation desk: 203-385-4160; Reference desk: 468 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615 • 203-385-4023 203-385-4164; Administration: 203-385-4166 The Center at Priscilla Place E-mail: ask@stratford.lib.ct.us OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS The Library is accessible to people with a variety Animal Control • 203-385-4068 of physical disabilities. It is wheelchair-accessible at Health Dept. • 203-385-4090 the Main Street entrance and all public areas are Planning & Zoning • 203-385-4017 wheelchair-accessible except for the restrooms on the Public Works Dept. • 203-385-4080 first floor. (The public restroom on the Lower Level is Recreation Dept. • 203-385-4052 accessible.) Individuals with disabilities may contact the Registrars of Voters • 203-385-4048 Library to discuss special needs, and the Library offers Tax Collector • 203-385-4030 materials and programs for patrons with visual or Town Clerk • 203-385-4020 auditory disabilities. STRATFORD’S POPULATION BY AGE CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. STRATFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT Patrick Ridenhour, Chief 900 Longbrook Ave. • Stratford, CT 06614 Non-emergencies: 203-385-4100 • Fax: 203-385-4019 E-mail: pridenhour@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 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 3,100 65-74 4,176 75-84 3,172 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: education and recreation; travel; and a daily nutrition program. Free income tax assistance is provided through AARP. A safe driving course (AARP) enables seniors to receive a reduced insurance rate. Activities include dancing, 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. NURSING DEPARTMENT Coleen Figliuzzi, 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 programs; 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 therapeutic clinical setting for individual and family therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. These services are available for Trumbull residents, Town employees and students who attend Trumbull schools. The full-time staff is available to provide scheduled appointments for clientele. The Counseling Center services are confidential and are designed to assist all people, regardless of TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Total population of the Town of Stratford: 51,384 85+ 1,626 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 23.4% Total 60+ Land area: 18.7 sq. mi. 12,074 Trumbull Town Hall Other services include counseling for senior citizens and others in need of assistance with financial, emotional or family programs. Home visits may be available. their ability to pay. The Center provides support in all The Senior Center Transportation Department enables residents 60 years of age and older without 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. stages of family transition, including adolescent, family DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES program for depression screening. Director • Jean Fereira • 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. TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS and couples therapy, plus positive parenting, and youth leadership programs, support for seniors and more. The Counseling Center participates in community events such as back to school nights, health fairs, TPAUD, Mental Health Task Force at THS, and a state-wide 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 61
60  STRATFORD  TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The Town, both by itself and in conjunction with the State of Connecticut, offers sever...
60 STRATFORD 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 TRUMBULL Fire Company 3 • 20 Prospect Dr. Town of Trumbull Stratford, CT 06615 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4076 Fire Company 4 • 200 Oronoque Ln. Stratford, CT 06614 • Non-emergencies: 203-385-4079 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 disabled or blind, a veteran or the spouse of a veteran; STRATFORD EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) meet certain income guidelines; or own a handicapped- Michael Loiz, Director equipped vehicle. The programs are administered by the 2712 Main St. • Stratford, CT 06614 5866 Main St. • Trumbull, CT 06611 203-452.5000 • www.trumbull-ct.gov Town Assessor’s office. CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Town Hall Annex—Recreation Department Stratford Town Hall • 203-385-4025 Non-emergencies: 203-385-4060 • Fax: 203-385-4156 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. E-mail: emsadmin@stratfordems.org Judge Aram Tellalian Building 5892 Main St. • Trumbull 06611 STRATFORD LIBRARY Web site: www.stratfordems.org TRUMBULL SENIOR CENTER 2203 Main Street • Stratford, CT 06615 PROBATE COURT Director • Jean Fereira Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10:00 a.m-8:00 p.m.; Fri., Judge Kurt M. Ahlberg Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m., Oct.-May. Birdseye Municipal Complex Circulation desk: 203-385-4160; Reference desk: 468 Birdseye St., Stratford, CT 06615 • 203-385-4023 203-385-4164; Administration: 203-385-4166 The Center at Priscilla Place E-mail: ask@stratford.lib.ct.us OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS The Library is accessible to people with a variety Animal Control • 203-385-4068 of physical disabilities. It is wheelchair-accessible at Health Dept. • 203-385-4090 the Main Street entrance and all public areas are Planning & Zoning • 203-385-4017 wheelchair-accessible except for the restrooms on the Public Works Dept. • 203-385-4080 first floor. (The public restroom on the Lower Level is Recreation Dept. • 203-385-4052 accessible.) Individuals with disabilities may contact the Registrars of Voters • 203-385-4048 Library to discuss special needs, and the Library offers Tax Collector • 203-385-4030 materials and programs for patrons with visual or Town Clerk • 203-385-4020 auditory disabilities. STRATFORD’S POPULATION BY AGE CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. STRATFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT Patrick Ridenhour, Chief 900 Longbrook Ave. • Stratford, CT 06614 Non-emergencies: 203-385-4100 • Fax: 203-385-4019 E-mail: pridenhour@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 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 3,100 65-74 4,176 75-84 3,172 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: education and recreation; travel; and a daily nutrition program. Free income tax assistance is provided through AARP. A safe driving course (AARP) enables seniors to receive a reduced insurance rate. Activities include dancing, 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. NURSING DEPARTMENT Coleen Figliuzzi, 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 programs; 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 therapeutic clinical setting for individual and family therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. These services are available for Trumbull residents, Town employees and students who attend Trumbull schools. The full-time staff is available to provide scheduled appointments for clientele. The Counseling Center services are confidential and are designed to assist all people, regardless of TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Total population of the Town of Stratford: 51,384 85+ 1,626 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 23.4% Total 60+ Land area: 18.7 sq. mi. 12,074 Trumbull Town Hall Other services include counseling for senior citizens and others in need of assistance with financial, emotional or family programs. Home visits may be available. their ability to pay. The Center provides support in all The Senior Center Transportation Department enables residents 60 years of age and older without 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. stages of family transition, including adolescent, family DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES program for depression screening. Director • Jean Fereira • 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. TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS and couples therapy, plus positive parenting, and youth leadership programs, support for seniors and more. The Counseling Center participates in community events such as back to school nights, health fairs, TPAUD, Mental Health Task Force at THS, and a state-wide 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 61
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62 TRUMBULL HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TRUMBULL LIBRARY SYSTEM PROBATE COURT Director • Susan J. Horton Judge T.R. Rowe • Town Hall, Mezz. 06611 E-mail: shorton@trumbull-ct.gov 203-452-5068 • Fax: 203-452-5092 • Main Library 33 Quality St. 06611 203-452-5197 • Fax: 203-452-5125 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 discussions; 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. 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) 60-64 1,956 65-74 2,869 75-84 2,357 Total population of the Town of Trumbull: 36,018 85+ 1,361 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 23.6% Total 60+ 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. Long Hill Fire Department Station One • 6315 Main St. • 203-459-0159 Station Two • 5404 Main St. Station Three • 4229 Madison Ave. 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) AARP Connecticut. Suite104, Capitol Place, 21 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106. Tel. (866) 295-7211; 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) 368-2491; 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—FSW, Inc. CT. 233 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, CT 06513. 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 Land area: 23.29 sq. mi. 7,182 National Health and Service Organizations TRUMBULL POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief Michael Lombardo, Sr. 158 Edison Rd. 06611 • 203-261-3665 (non-emergency) E-mail: police@trumbull-ct.gov Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 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 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: postmaster@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. 63
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62 TRUMBULL HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TRUMBULL LIBRARY SYSTEM PROBATE COURT Director • Susan J. Horton Judge T.R. Rowe • Town Hall, Mezz. 06611 E-mail: shorton@trumbull-ct.gov 203-452-5068 • Fax: 203-452-5092 • Main Library 33 Quality St. 06611 203-452-5197 • Fax: 203-452-5125 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 discussions; 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. 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) 60-64 1,956 65-74 2,869 75-84 2,357 Total population of the Town of Trumbull: 36,018 85+ 1,361 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 23.6% Total 60+ 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. Long Hill Fire Department Station One • 6315 Main St. • 203-459-0159 Station Two • 5404 Main St. Station Three • 4229 Madison Ave. 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) AARP Connecticut. Suite104, Capitol Place, 21 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106. Tel. (866) 295-7211; 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) 368-2491; 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—FSW, Inc. CT. 233 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, CT 06513. 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 Land area: 23.29 sq. mi. 7,182 National Health and Service Organizations TRUMBULL POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief Michael Lombardo, Sr. 158 Edison Rd. 06611 • 203-261-3665 (non-emergency) E-mail: police@trumbull-ct.gov Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 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 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: postmaster@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. 63
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64 65 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: 301-5928573, 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 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. Index PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Cleaning Services Coastal Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dentists Brush & Floss Dental Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 29 Lighthouse Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 29 Mogelof Dental Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 30 Eye Care and Eye Wear 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/. Eye Group of Connecticut, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 30 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. Family Vision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Seacrest Retirement Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, inside back cover Senior Choice at Home® • A Program of Jewish Senior Services. . . . . . . 21, 36, back cover The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 37 Tower One/Tower East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Elder Abuse Prevention Jewish Senior Services • The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention . . . . 21, 38, back cover Elder Care Waveny LifeCare Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 20, 38 Furze & Ackley Inc. O-Opticians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Elder Care Counseling James Pinke, M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Robert J. Hurley LCSW, DCSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Kurilec Eye Care, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 31 Geriatric Assessments and Care Management Hair Stylists Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging . 21, 38, back cover Hair on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Home Care/Home Health Care Hearing Specialists Comfort Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 39 Precision Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Compass Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 39 Internal Medicine Southwest Community Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 39 Griswold Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Jewish Senior Services Medicaid Specialists • Friedman Home Care Agency . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 40, back cover ADVANTA Medicaid Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 32 Keep Me Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 40 Personal Response Systems Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41 Jewish Senior Services • Voice Care . . . . . . . . 21, 32, back cover Hospice Care United Seniors Health Council, www.unitedseniorshealth.org. Pharmacies Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice . 41, back cover Vision Council. 225 Reinekers Ln., Suite 700, Alexandria, VA 22314, 1-866-826-0290 (toll free) http://www.thevisioncouncil. org. Oronoque Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 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. What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY 10016, Phone: 1-800-SKIN-490 (754-6490) (toll free), www.skincancer.org. Rotary Drug Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hospitals Poetry Presentation Bridgeport Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 and the Last of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 CAREGIVERS, RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES Find additional and expanded information at www.seniorgotoguide.com St Joseph’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 41 St. Vincent’s Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Independent Living Communities Carmel Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 41 Teresian Towers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 41 Nursing Homes 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: 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/. Bridgeport • 3885 Main St. • 203-365-8452 Meriden • 1 West Main St. • 203-238-0346 New Haven • 150 Court St. • 203-773-5201 Norwalk • 24 Belden Ave. • 203-849-1911 Stamford • 2 Landmark Sq. • 203-359-0030 Jewish Senior Services Laurel Ridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41, 43 Maefair Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41, 43 St. Joseph’s Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21, 36 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. Jewish Senior Services • The Jewish Home . 21, 41, back cover • Grasmere by the Sea Adult Day Services . . 21, 36, back cover U.S. Social Security Administration Adult Day Programs Northbridge Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41, 43 Sunset Shores Adult Day Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 42 Aging in Place Solutions St. Joseph’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 42 Senior Choice at Home® Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers • A Program of Jewish Senior Services. . . . . . . 21, 36, back cover Jewish Senior Services Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. . . . . . . . . 21, 42, back cover Jewish Senior Services • Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living. . . . . .21, 36, back cover St. Joseph’s Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 42
64  65  HEALTH   SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS American Stroke Association c o American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue,...
64 65 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: 301-5928573, 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 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. Index PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Cleaning Services Coastal Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dentists Brush & Floss Dental Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 29 Lighthouse Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 29 Mogelof Dental Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 30 Eye Care and Eye Wear 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/. Eye Group of Connecticut, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 30 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. Family Vision Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Seacrest Retirement Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, inside back cover Senior Choice at Home® • A Program of Jewish Senior Services. . . . . . . 21, 36, back cover The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 37 Tower One/Tower East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Elder Abuse Prevention Jewish Senior Services • The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention . . . . 21, 38, back cover Elder Care Waveny LifeCare Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 20, 38 Furze & Ackley Inc. O-Opticians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Elder Care Counseling James Pinke, M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Robert J. Hurley LCSW, DCSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Kurilec Eye Care, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 31 Geriatric Assessments and Care Management Hair Stylists Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging . 21, 38, back cover Hair on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Home Care/Home Health Care Hearing Specialists Comfort Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 39 Precision Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Compass Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 39 Internal Medicine Southwest Community Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 39 Griswold Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Jewish Senior Services Medicaid Specialists • Friedman Home Care Agency . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 40, back cover ADVANTA Medicaid Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 32 Keep Me Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 40 Personal Response Systems Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41 Jewish Senior Services • Voice Care . . . . . . . . 21, 32, back cover Hospice Care United Seniors Health Council, www.unitedseniorshealth.org. Pharmacies Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice . 41, back cover Vision Council. 225 Reinekers Ln., Suite 700, Alexandria, VA 22314, 1-866-826-0290 (toll free) http://www.thevisioncouncil. org. Oronoque Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 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. What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY 10016, Phone: 1-800-SKIN-490 (754-6490) (toll free), www.skincancer.org. Rotary Drug Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hospitals Poetry Presentation Bridgeport Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 and the Last of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 CAREGIVERS, RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES Find additional and expanded information at www.seniorgotoguide.com St Joseph’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 41 St. Vincent’s Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Independent Living Communities Carmel Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 41 Teresian Towers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 41 Nursing Homes 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: 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/. Bridgeport • 3885 Main St. • 203-365-8452 Meriden • 1 West Main St. • 203-238-0346 New Haven • 150 Court St. • 203-773-5201 Norwalk • 24 Belden Ave. • 203-849-1911 Stamford • 2 Landmark Sq. • 203-359-0030 Jewish Senior Services Laurel Ridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41, 43 Maefair Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41, 43 St. Joseph’s Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21, 36 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. Jewish Senior Services • The Jewish Home . 21, 41, back cover • Grasmere by the Sea Adult Day Services . . 21, 36, back cover U.S. Social Security Administration Adult Day Programs Northbridge Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41, 43 Sunset Shores Adult Day Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 42 Aging in Place Solutions St. Joseph’s Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 42 Senior Choice at Home® Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers • A Program of Jewish Senior Services. . . . . . . 21, 36, back cover Jewish Senior Services Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. . . . . . . . . 21, 42, back cover Jewish Senior Services • Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living. . . . . .21, 36, back cover St. Joseph’s Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 42
64  65  HEALTH   SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS American Stroke Association c o American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue,...
66 67 Index (continued) Rehabilitation Facilities and Service Providers Braunstein & Todisco, PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Autumn Lake Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Eliovson & Tenore/ Jewish Senior Services Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . 12, 44 • Goldstein Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . . . . . 21, 43, back cover Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45 Laurel Ridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 43 Law Office of James M. Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 45 Maefair Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 43 Banks Northbridge Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 43 Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 42, 43 St. Joseph’s Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 42 People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover, 45 The Milford Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 46 The Nathaniel Witherell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Insurance The Villa at Stamford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 46 Waveny Life Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 20 Investments/Estate Planning Wilton Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 46 LEGAL, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGES/REVERSE MORTGAGES AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS Long-term Care Insurance Annuities Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 46 CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 44 Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Attorneys Pistey Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47 Beck & Beck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45 Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 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 Rosemarie Hoyt, Executive Director, Bridgeport Department on Aging Rosemary Wong, Seniors Only Social Services 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, Community Issues and Press/Public Relations Officer, Town of Fairfield Teresa Giegenback, 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 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 Lynn Arnow, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Trumbull Jean Fereira, Director, Trumbull Senior Center Jennifer Gillis, Senior Outreach Special Services, Trumbull JoAnne Veltri, Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center, Town of Trumbull Alicia Altobelli, Executive Assistant to the First Selectman, Town of Trumbull Our facility on Long Island Sound, filled with life, love & 24 hour care ~ Supervised Assisted Care ~ Memory Care ~ Totally Inclusive Rates ~ Personal Care Assistance ~ Medication Management Thanks also to everyone who is helping to distribute copies of the Guide. Publisher Thomas Gerrity Design Paula R. Soli Advertising Sales Gail A. Darrow Editorial & Research Associate Peter J. O’Connell Web Master Sirvydas Vebra 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 advertisements in this Guide. Published annually by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc., Stratford, CT 06614. Copyright 2016 by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Call Today 203-931-2510 Come for a visit, take a tour, join us for lunch... R 588 Ocean Avenue ~ West Haven, CT 06516 ~ 203-931-2510 ~ www.seacrestweb.com
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66 67 Index (continued) Rehabilitation Facilities and Service Providers Braunstein & Todisco, PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Autumn Lake Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Eliovson & Tenore/ Jewish Senior Services Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . 12, 44 • Goldstein Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . . . . . 21, 43, back cover Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45 Laurel Ridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 43 Law Office of James M. Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 45 Maefair Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 43 Banks Northbridge Health Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 43 Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 42, 43 St. Joseph’s Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 21, 42 People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover, 45 The Milford Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 46 The Nathaniel Witherell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Insurance The Villa at Stamford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 46 Waveny Life Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 20 Investments/Estate Planning Wilton Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 46 LEGAL, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGES/REVERSE MORTGAGES AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS Long-term Care Insurance Annuities Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 46 CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES ROLAND P. WAUTHIER & CO., INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 44 Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Attorneys Pistey Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47 Beck & Beck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45 Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 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 Rosemarie Hoyt, Executive Director, Bridgeport Department on Aging Rosemary Wong, Seniors Only Social Services 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, Community Issues and Press/Public Relations Officer, Town of Fairfield Teresa Giegenback, 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 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 Lynn Arnow, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Trumbull Jean Fereira, Director, Trumbull Senior Center Jennifer Gillis, Senior Outreach Special Services, Trumbull JoAnne Veltri, Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center, Town of Trumbull Alicia Altobelli, Executive Assistant to the First Selectman, Town of Trumbull Our facility on Long Island Sound, filled with life, love & 24 hour care ~ Supervised Assisted Care ~ Memory Care ~ Totally Inclusive Rates ~ Personal Care Assistance ~ Medication Management Thanks also to everyone who is helping to distribute copies of the Guide. Publisher Thomas Gerrity Design Paula R. Soli Advertising Sales Gail A. Darrow Editorial & Research Associate Peter J. O’Connell Web Master Sirvydas Vebra 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 advertisements in this Guide. Published annually by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc., Stratford, CT 06614. Copyright 2016 by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Call Today 203-931-2510 Come for a visit, take a tour, join us for lunch... R 588 Ocean Avenue ~ West Haven, CT 06516 ~ 203-931-2510 ~ www.seacrestweb.com
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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus on Park Avenue OPENI NG JUNE 2016 SKILLED NURSING WA IT LI S T FO R M I N G * The Jewish Home will be the first “Household Model” of care in the state. Each residential and homelike household will include 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms and a shared kitchen, dining room, living room, den, and balcony designed to be Resident-Centered and improve quality of life. ASSISTED LIVING WA IT LI S T FO R M I N G * Goldstein Assisted Living Residences to include the Kuriansky Family Residence 1-bedroom apartments for individuals and couples, and memory care studios for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. All meals, membership in the fitness center, and access to campus activities are included. R E H A B I L I TAT I O N Award-winning short term Goldstein Rehabilitation Center for post-hospital recovery, outpatient therapy (physical, occupational, and speech), in-home therapy, and aqua therapy in the indoor pool. R O S N I C K F I T N E S S C E N T E R ( T H E “J ” ) PRIORITY PRICING NOW! Includes a 25-yard, 4 lane swimming pool with aqua therapy area and ramp access for toddlers and seniors, a 5,000 sq. ft. exercise room, spinning room, sauna, massage, and fitness classes. Men, women, and family locker rooms with upscale amenities. Membership on a monthly basis. COMMUNITY CARE Friedman Home Care, Chaifetz Family Hospice, Pressman Child Development Center for infants through preschoolers, an adult day program, outpatient rehabilitation services, and offices for Institute on Aging, Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, and Senior Choice at Home® programs to provide assistance to seniors and their families throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. MIND & SPIRIT The Berkowitz Courtyard Café and large multi-purpose room auditorium (Bennett Hall) for intergenerational programs, lectures, meetings, clubs, events, and celebrations. Expanded community education and social activities. Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County headquarters and activities. Merritt Pkwy - Exit 47 Jefferson St Sacred Heart Univ FAIRFIELD, CT Golf Course Old Town Rd Park Ave Existing Location NEW LOCATION * WA IT LI S T S FO R M I N G N OW For questions and information on current or future services: www.jseniors.org • 203-365-6400 • info@jseniors.org
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