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SAVE FOR USE THROUGHOUT 2016 Lower Fairfield County Edition Guide to city and town services Darien New Canaan Stamford Westport Greenwich N Norwalk Weston Wilton 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 Ask the Advantages of a Professional Home Care Agency Advisor www.seniorgotoguide.com www.seniorgotoguide.com Advisor We all age differently
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Table of Contents LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Senior Community Safety Award Presented by People’s United Bank Find the products and services that you need. 5 Professionals, Businesses and Services 2 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. 6 Caregivers and Residential Facilities 2 9 Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse Mortgages, 3 and Financial Professionals 1 Cemeteries and Funeral Homes 4 ARTICLES 6 COVER STORY: Libraries: “Anchors, Centers . . . , Cherished Spaces” 0 Compass Care: A Sensible Path Forward for Older Adults and 1 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. Their Families 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. 0 Advantages of Working With a Professional Home Care Agency 2 2 Values-based Estate Planning 1 6 We All Age Differently 1 8 Social Security Benefit Reform 1 GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES Your community offers a wide range of services especially for seniors. To make changes to your free subscription please e-mail us at circulation@seniorgotoguide.com 61 Wilton 53 Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging 51 Norwalk tgerrity@seniorgotoguide.com 59 Westport 49 New Canaan Thomas Gerrity Publisher 44 Darien 46 Greenwich Cheers! 63 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 54 Stamford 63 National Health and Service Organizations 57 Weston 65 Index 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. © 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. 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
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6 Libraries: “Anchors, Centers . . . , Cherished Spaces” “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, a patron of one library can receive books from many 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. 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. 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. 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 Continued on page 8
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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. “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 is a beautiful open space with wellmaintained plantings and is suitable for informal events, such as an Easter Egg Roll. All of these 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 A D MI T ON E Libraries . . . Continued PASS 8 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. 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 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 twothirds 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.” 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
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10 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
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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
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12 Values-based estate planning 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 & Braunstein Todisco, P.C. Another approach might be to create an inheritance with strings attached. Attached strings 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. Continued on page 14 Providing Professional Personal Service Committed To Protecting the Dignity, Financial and Legal Rights of Seniors Eliovson & Tenore Attorneys at Law . . . because experience matters 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.
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14 Values-based estate planning. . . Continued 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. 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 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 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.
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16 We all age differently by James B. Gust, Senior Editor, Merrill Anderson Company 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. N • A few individuals were aging as much as three years per year, and 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 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.
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18 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
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Independent Senior Living Communities in Trumbull, CT 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. 19
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20 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. 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
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26 ADULT DAY PROGRAMS Caregivers and Residential Facilities Adult Day Programs membership-based program for healthy, independent adults. An alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance, it Adult Day Program at Waveny uniquely combines the most important features of long-term 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5200 care management and services into one comprehensive plan. www.waveny.org. The Adult Day Program at Waveny is dedi- See ad page 5. cated to improving the quality of life for older adults who are still living at home, but who may require personal assistance, more social interaction or medical monitoring throughout the day. The program is available weekdays with flexible hours and transportation provided to and from Norwalk, Stamford, Wilton, Darien and New Canaan. Our Adult Day Program participants benefit from the immediate access they have to Waveny LifeCare Network’s comprehensive network of professional experts and healthcare services. While they are attending the program, we can arrange for on-site physical, occupational and speech rehabilitative therapies, short-term respite stays at either The Village or Care Center, geriatric evaluation, nutritional counseling, bathing, Waveny LifeCare Network 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, 06840. . . . . . . . . . (203) 594-5200 www.waveny.org. Conveniently located in New Canaan, Waveny LifeCare Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. With two campuses in New Canaan, Waveny offers a progression of programs, services and living options for the senior community and their families. It offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. hairdressing and other services—all under the same roof. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, in- and out-patient See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. Rehabilitation Services, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere By The Sea Adult Day Program 1 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-6470 www.jseniors.org • email: adultday@jseniors.org The Adult Day Program of Jewish Senior Services has over 30 years of experience as a key resource for seniors in the Fairfield County area. The program serves individuals of all backgrounds who may be experiencing physical and/or memory challenges professional Geriatric Care Management team, an Adult Day Program, available weekdays with flexible hours and transportation from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities and are in need of opportunities for socialization and recreation. Edgehill The program also provides caregivers with respite support so Setting the Benchmark in Healthy Living they can work or pursue their own interests or responsibilities. 122 Palmers Hill Rd., Stamford, CT 06902. . . . . . 203-595-2403 The program is a certified medical model and offers nursing supervision, personal care, hot lunch, beauty salon, on-site physical therapy, and stimulating physical and mental activities in an energetic social environment. Transportation available. See ad, page 5. www.retireatedgehill.com Our skilled nursing neighborhood, set in our beautiful independent and assisted living community. Introducing our New Harbor Program neighborhood providing exceptional memory care. Call today to learn about our post-hospital care Aging in Place Solutions and premier senior living. See ad, inside back cover. Senior Choice at Home® A Program of Jewish Senior Services Jewish Senior Services Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . (203) 364-6491 www.seniorchoicehome.org • email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice at Home® is designed to provide protection for individuals who wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and protect their assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a For questions and information on current or future services contact info@jseniors.org or call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-6400 Jewish Senior Services is thrilled to announce Roz and Les 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
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ASSISTED LIVING / INDEPENDENT LIVING Where Main Street is also Memory Lane The Village at Waveny is an award-winning Assisted Living residence that provides a therapeutic approach to caring for memory impaired seniors. The familiar, comforting environment of small town Main Street is a site for meaningful interaction among our residents, Adult Day Program participants, volunteers, staff, family and friends. Our social community spirit, along with specialized therapeutic and wellness programs, enriches and enhances the quality of life for older adults. The Village is located in New Canaan, Connecticut, where seniors from all areas are welcome for trial, short respite stays or longterm residency. Discover more by calling 203.594.5331 or visiting www.waveny.org. 27
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28 ASSISTED LIVING/INDEPENDENT LIVING focus on individuals maintaining independence and a carefree membership-based program for healthy, independent adults. lifestyle. Residences will include one-bedroom apartments for An alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance, it individuals and couples and memory care studios for those uniquely combines the most important features of long-term with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Apartments are being care management and services into one comprehensive plan. offered at competitive monthly rental rates with no entry fee See ad, page 5. requirement. Reservations are being accepted now! See ad, page 5 The Greens and The Residence at Cannondale 435 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. . . . . . . . . (203) 761-1191 Parsonage Cottage Senior Residence The Greens and The Residence at Cannondale are located in 88 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. . . (203) 869-6226 a beautiful country setting in Wilton, CT. Both The Greens and www.parsonagecottage.org The Residence at Cannondale provide assisted living services, Living Life Your Way. A state-of-the art senior residence located on parkland in beautiful Greenwich, CT. Just like home . . . maybe even better. Call today for a tour of our facility; you will be impressed. See ad, page 9. staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide housekeeping, meals and assistance with the activities of daily living. Amenities include balconies, garden access, putting green, full membership in the Wilton YMCA and Four Seasons Racquet Club. Six sizes of apartments to choose from, includ- Senior Choice at Home® A Program of Jewish Senior Services 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . (203) 364-6491 www.seniorchoicehome.org email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice at Home® is designed to provide protection for individuals who wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and protect their assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a ing two-bedroom, two-bath, apartments. The Residence is designed to accommodate both couples and individuals with a private bathroom for each bedroom. See ad, this page. The Inn Part of Waveny LifeCare Network 73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . (203) 594-5450 www.waveny.org. Nestled in a scenic neighborhood that is walking distance from New Canaan’s lovely town center, The Inn is a cozy, not-for-profit rental community for independent This Is The Senior Lifestyle You Deserve ! It is time to treat yourself to gracious living with an abundance of amenities including daily housekeeping, meals, personal care, transportation and the choice to be involved in many organized or personal activities. With its stately New England architecture on nine acres of rolling meadows, The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton, CT is at the top of the list of the most preferred communities in Fairfield County. Let us give you a personal tour. The Greens at Cannondale 435 Danbury Road Wilton, Connecticut 06897 Phone: 203-761-1191 Fax: 203-761-1193 Website: www.thegreensatcannondale.com Live better. Make The Greens at Cannondale your future.
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ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION living that welcomes seniors from everywhere. With three delicious meals served daily, a caring and attentive professional staff and just 40 private apartments, residents at The Inn enjoy the benefits of living in a thriving, yet intimate retirement community. Wonderful amenities are all included in a modest rental fee. Inn residents also have priority access to Residents of The Village also benefit from priority access to Waveny LifeCare Network’s comprehensive continuum of healthcare services, programs and professional resources. This includes on-site physical, occupational and speech rehabilitative therapies, a geriatric evaluation clinic, a team of professional care managers, a wonderful skilled nursing facility and more. Waveny LifeCare Network’s continuum of healthcare services, We welcome short-term guests for respite stays as brief as four programs and facilities, including Waveny Care Center and days or longer. Like our residents, respite guests enjoy all ame- Waveny Home Healthcare. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. nities, including a private apartment, personal care, delicious The Village at Waveny Assisted Living Dedicated to Caring for People with Memory Loss meals and therapeutic, social, recreational and spiritual activities. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. Elder Abuse Prevention 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5200 replica of a quaint New England town, The Village at Waveny Jewish Senior Services • wwCenter for Elder Abuse Prevention is uniquely designed to provide the most advanced therapeutic P.O. Box 9121, Bridgeport, CT 06601. . . . . . . . (203) 396-1097 benefits for people with memory loss. Our innovative programs www.jseniors.org and quality of care serve as benchmarks of excellence through- The Center provides a safe haven and supportive services for out the nation. A licensed nurse and certified nursing assistants seniors 60 and older in a crisis because of elder mistreatment. are always on-site and are devoted to helping every resident The Center also offers FREE community education on Elder feel secure, comfortable and happy so that each day is a Abuse and works in collaboration with CAPE (Coalition for the fulfilling one. Advocacy, Prevention and Elimination of Abuse in later life) to www.waveny.org. Featuring our award-winning “Main Street” increase awareness in the Greater Bridgeport community. See ad, page 5. Keeping the Heart at Home Since 1982 • All caregivers must pass our rigorous caregiver screening • Caregivers can be available in 48 hours or less • Hourly, overnight and live-in care options available Call today! 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 © 2015 Griswold International, LLC 29
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30 GERIATRIC ASSESSMENTS/CARE MANAGEMENT Geriatric Assessments and Care Management The Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic Geriatric Care Management at Waveny 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5300 www.waveny.org. Waveny LifeCare Network’s professional Geriatric Care Management team helps family members and friends navigate the complex issues, questions and difficult decisions involved in caring for an older adult. Our cuttingedge team of professional, certified care consultants offers a depth and breadth of experience, provides 24/7 coverage and is touted for its continuity of care and quick response times in crisis situations. Our care managers help caregivers access appropriate resources to maintain their loved one’s maximum level of independent function. They also develop and implement personalized care plans to help clients remain safely at home for as long as possible, or live with dignity in a structured setting. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5200 www.waveny.org. Opened in 1998, the Drs. Charlotte & David Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic is a comprehensive evaluation and management program that provides specialized services to older adults, their families and other professionals. Our outpatient program addresses common, but often complex, medical issues in older adults—especially memory loss. Our expert team provides patients and families with individualized needs assessments, baseline evaluations and ongoing management to help optimize their quality of life. The purpose of a geriatric evaluation is to review an individual’s cognitive, psychological, social, medical, functional and caregiver status. Our assessments are conducted by a neuropsychologist, board-certified geriatrician or an advanced practice nurse. Professional recommendations by our experts assist in maximizing the patient’s safety, functions of daily living and quality of life. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. Home Care/Home Health Care Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1240 www.jseniors.org • email: ioa@jseniors.org A consultative service for elders living in the community. The Institute is dedicated to offering comprehensive geriatric assessment and referral, social service coordination, and Comfort Keepers Greenwich, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 629-5029 email: CKofLFC@comfortkeepers.com Shelton, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 924-4949 caregiver support. Our team of geriatric professionals works email: shelton@comfortkeepers.com to enhance the quality of life for those living with memory dis- Comfort Keepers enables both seniors and those suffering orders through coordinated medical, psychological and social from non-age related conditions with services needed to help interventions that lead to an all-inclusive plan of care. them remain safe and independent in the comfort of their Services include a comprehensive psycho-social, cognitive, and medical evaluation and caregiver assessment. Also, care management services include referral, assistance with long-term planning, ongoing care coordination, assistance with completion of documents, and supportive counseling to clients and family members. See ad, page 5. 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 32. Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve! Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve! Let Our Family Help Your Family Family Owned & Operated 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 FREE In-Home Consultation willR.N. Supervision get the best quality of care Norwalk, CT 203-452-9629 Fully Insured & Bonded www.cthomecare.com 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 All Taxes Paid NEW Cleaning www.cthomecare.com 203-452-9629 Service available Road • Trumbull 925 White Plains Fully Insured & Bonded Additional Auto Insurance Family Owned & Operated
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HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE Compass Care Home Choice Senior Care, Inc. One Stamford Plaza, 263 Tresser Blvd., Westport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 227-5040 9 Floor Stamford, CT 06901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855-535-2500 Customized Homecare Services for people of all ages! Live-in www.carewhenyouneedit.com or daily services available. Proudly serving Fairfield County with: Let us help you take care of your loved ones! Nurse’s Aides, Companions and Home Health Aides. Compass Care is a concierge care management and private See ad, page 33. duty homecare company. Our goal is to help families main- Hope Health Care, LLC th tain a healthy balance in life while supporting seniors to age at home. Ask us about our unique 360 Degree Assessment Plan for Aging. See ad, page 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone (203) 724-9571 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fax (203) 724-9572 www.myhopehealthcare.com Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC Bringing Hope into your Home. All your Health Care needs Norwalk, CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll Free . 855-412-CARE (2273) in the comfort of your home. 24 hours/Day, 7 Days/week. www.CTHomeCare.com Affordable Rates, hourly, weekend, overnight, live-in, fully • Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with insured. See ad, page 32. Mobility • Nursing: Manage Medications, Check for Dehydration, Jewish Senior Services Friedman Home Care Agency Fluid Retention • Homemaker: Light 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 21, 30. Griswold Home Care Stratford •1122 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford, CT 06615 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 380-2700 Bethel/Danbury • 43 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 794-7422 Norwalk • 193 East Ave., Norwalk CT 06855 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (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, page 29. 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1136 www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org Clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties can now receive all of their home care needs from one organization with a reputation for quality care. Hourly and live-in medical and nonmedical service options are available. 24-hour on-call support available for all home care. Our professional caregivers are fully trained in providing excellent one-on-one care and are dedicated to fostering a positive environment for the promotion of independence and well-being of each client. The Friedman Home Care Agency helps individuals of all backgrounds achieve the highest quality of life attainable. A care plan will be developed in coordination with your physician that promotes restoration of health and independence during an illness, 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 hourly or live-in individualized home care, including assistance with daily activities, personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, transportation to appointments, companionship and pet care. See ad, page 5. Premier Care LLC Professional Home Care Services Premier Care LLC is a dedicated, non medical home care service provider licensed in Connecticut and New York. Our services are provided in homes, assisted living and senior facilities. • Companionship/Homemaker Services • Personal Care Services • Specialized Care Services Premier Care LLC www.ctpremiercarellc.com Call Us At (203)309-7489 to discuss your loved ones’ needs and schedule a FREE In-Home Assessment. 31
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32 HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE Osborn Home Care 101 Theall Rd, Rye, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-922-4156 RVNA Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association OsbornHomeCare.org 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877. . . . . . . . . (203) 438.5555 Care in the place you love most. Home. www.ridgefieldvna.org You can be confident you’ll enjoy exceptional, personalized Est. 1914. RVNA is a Medicare-certified home health agency care from a warm, thoughtful companion in your home. Call providing exceptional home and community health care today for a complimentary consultation in your Fairfield County services throughout Western Connecticut including: Registered home. See ad, page 13. Nurse Case Management; Specialty Nursing; Primary Care Nursing; Transitional Care from one setting to another; Chronic Premier Care LLC 20 Linden Place, Greenwich, CT . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 309-7489 www.ctpremiercarellc.com Our mission is to offer our clients personalized non-medical support services in their homes, assisting the elderly, disabled Disease Management Programs; Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy; Medical Social Work/Care management. RVNA is your VNA, ask for us by name. See ad, page 33. and others needing assistance to maintain quality of life. Our Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County services support the individual’s choices and preferences in P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-762-8958 order to maintain his or her dignity and independence. We www.visitingnurse.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-898-HOME assist clients in a spirit of concern for their welfare, gaining Serving the communities of Fairfield County for more than satisfaction and a sense or pride for the value that we add to 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is a their lives. See ad, page 31. non-profit, home health and hospice care agency that touches the lives of those in need with skilled nursing, home health aides, homemakers, companions, live-in help, respite care I Want to Stay in My Own Home! Bringing Hope into your Home 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 Lower Fairfield County 203-629-5029 Upper Fairfield & Lower N. Haven Counties 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 Affordable Rates | Hourly | Weekend | Overnight | Live-in | Fully Insured 203-724-9571 • Fax 203-724-9572
32  HOME CARE HOME HEALTH CARE  Osborn Home Care 101 Theall Rd, Rye, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1-800-922-...
HOSPICES services, private care, assisted living at home, geriatric care Social Workers who are dedicated to meeting the needs of our management, rehabilitation therapy, bereavement counseling clients. Supportive services are provided by trained and certified and compassionate and palliative hospice care. State licensed, Home Health Aides under the supervision of our professional Medicare certified. See ad, page 15. staff. Care is coordinated with the client’s physician and is pro- Waveny at Home screened Home Health professionals and paraprofessionals.­­ 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5249 www.waveny.org. Waveny at Home offers professional non-medical homemaker and companion services to help enable clients to remain safely in their own homes and the community. Based on a plan developed for each client’s distinct and individual needs, Waveny at Home staff will assist with household tasks, vided by our team of experienced, fully insured and carefully We accept Medicare, private-pay and long-term care insurance clients living in the greater Fairfield County area. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. Hospices including light housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry, as Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Care well as help facilitate or provide transportation to and from per- 500 West Putnam, Suite 150, Greenwich, CT 06830 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 863-3883 When cure is no longer the goal, let Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice lend a helping hand. This group of experienced professionals provides support to help families care for a loved one in the comfort of their own home. Our expert Home Hospice team can improve quality of life for patient and family. Comprehensive, coordinated services include nursing care, home health aides, spiritual care and the assistance of a social worker. www.greenwichhospital.org. sonal appointments, events, shopping and errands. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. Waveny Home Healthcare 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5249 www.waveny.org. Waveny Home Healthcare proudly offers a full spectrum of high-quality licensed and certified professional inhome services. Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of Registered Nurses, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Medical Home Choice Senior Care ESTABLISHED 1914 care you can count on... Our nurses, physical therapists, and other clinicians are not only highly trained and able to work with the latest technologies, but they are also caring and compassionate. Customized Homecare Services For people of all ages! Live-In or Daily Services Available Proudly serving Fairfield County with Nurse’s Aides, Companions, Home Health Aides The Right Choice ~ Right at Home Home Choice Senior Care of Westport For Service or Referrals, Call: 203-227-5040 www.homechoicect.com One call to us will provide you with all the support you need. Our exceptional care is available in 27 towns in Western Connecticut, from Greenwich to Oxford to Washington. RVNA is your VNA. Ask for us by name. 90 East Ridge | Ridgefield, Connecticut 203.438.5555 | ridgefieldvna.org Medicare -Certified Home Health Care Agency 33
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34 HOSPITALS Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice offered for memory evaluations, care giving consultations, home 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 396-1136 safety assessments, medication interactions and psychiatry. The www.jseniors.org • email: hospice@jseniors.org Center works closely with the ACE (Acute Care for the Elderly) Focused on providing the highest quality of life and maximum Unit by providing specialized care to hospitalized older patients. comfort by reducing pain and addressing physical, social, www.greenwichhospital.org. psychological and spiritual needs. See ad, page 5. Norwalk Hospital Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County 34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856. . . . . . . . . . . (866) NHB-WELL P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-762-8958 Norwalk Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service, acute- www.visitingnurse.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-898-HOME care teaching hospital affiliated with Yale Medical School. The Serving the communities of Fairfield County for more than Hospital’s wide range of clinical programs are anchored by six 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is a signature services: cancer care, cardiovascular services, diges- non-profit, home health and hospice care agency that offers comfort and compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their families. State licensed, Medicare certified. See ad, page 15. tive disease services, emergency care, orthopedics/neurospine, and women’s and children’s services. The Hospital has more than 500 physicians on its active medical staff and is a national leader in health-care quality and patient safety. The Hospital optimizes patient outcomes with state-of-the-art medical tech- Hospitals nology, and minimally invasive robotic surgery is offered in Greenwich Hospital of the Western Connecticut Health Network, also comprising 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830. . . . . . (203) 863-4373 Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. To find a doctor on Greenwich Hospital’s Center for Healthy Aging provides a wide the Hospital’s medical staff, or to obtain health information, call range of programs designed to enhance the quality of life for 866-NHB-WELL or visit NorwalkHospital.org. several different areas of medicine. Norwalk Hospital is part older adults and their families. Professional clinical services are Introducing Our NEW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD A CARING Place Between Hospital & Home Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova 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
34  HOSPITALS  Jewish Senior Services     Chaifetz Family Hospice  offered for memory evaluations, care giving consultatio...
NURSING HOMES Stamford Hospital Teresian Towers 30 Shelburne Rd., Stamford, CT 06904. . . . . . (203) 276-1000 Stamford Hospital has provided compassionate, clinically excellent care to the region for more than 100 years. If you are looking for a physician, please call our physician referral line toll-free at 1-877-233-9355 or visit us online at www.stamfordhospital.org. See ad, this page. 6454 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. . . . . . . . 203-261-2229 Independent Living Carmel Ridge 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 environment you may need to live life to its fullest. Call today for more information. See ad, page 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 environment you may need to live life to its fullest. Call today for more information. See ad, page 19. Nursing Homes Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk 34 Midrocks Dr., Norwalk, CT 06851 . . . . . . . . . . 203-842-5700 www.AutumnLakeNorwalk.com Call today to schedule a personal tour. At Autumn Lake we focus on reducing our patients’ length of stay via individualized care plans, minimizing hospital readmissions and assuring a quicker and safer return home. See ad, page 22. Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. . . . . (203) 365-6483 www.jseniors.org email: admissions@jseniors.org The Jewish Home is one of the premier providers of senior health services in Connecticut. The skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation facility has been serving the community 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 salon, barbershop and work activity center, and frequent trips to theaters, museums, gardens and beaches. See ad page 5. AT WILTON MEADOWS . . . Our team of physicians, APRNs, nurses, rehabilitation therapists and social workers focus on each individual’s unique needs. Whether as a result of a trauma, disease, stroke, surgery or chronic condition, when mobility, function or cognitive abilities are impaired, Wilton Meadows’ team is here to care for you and navigate your safe return to home. We provide: • Physical Therapy • occupational therapy • respiratory therapy • IV therapies• speech, cognitive and swallowing therapies • pre-discharge home safety evaluations • post-discharge “check-ins” by a Wilton Meadows registered nurse • communication with your primary care physician Please contact us for further information or to schedule a tour. 439 Danbury Road, Route 7 Wilton, CT 06897 203.834.0199 www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com 35
NURSING HOMES  Stamford Hospital  Teresian Towers  30 Shelburne Rd., Stamford, CT 06904. . . . . .   203  276-1000 Stamfor...
36 NURSING HOMES Laurel Ridge Health Care Center Our goal is to optimize the quality of life. We are a caring Ridgefield, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 438-8226 place between Hospital and Home with our New Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program. Our welcoming and home-like Maefair Health Care Center 60-bed residence, including 6 private rooms, is located on five Trumbull, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 459-5152 landscaped acres in Norwalk, CT, and is operated under the Northbridge Health Care Center Bridgeport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 336-0232 Dedication, Commitment and Caring Our skilled nursing centers offer short-term rehab, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care. loving sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova. See ad, page 34. The Nathaniel Witherell 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 George Cossifos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 618-4232 www.nathanielwitherell.org Nursing home residents at The Nathaniel Witherell receive For more information on our services, or to schedule a tour, the highest level of clinical care from a professional and please call our conveniently located centers or visit caring staff, which has a turnover rate that is six times lower www.athenahealthcare.com See ad, this page. than the national nursing home average. Witherell respects Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851. . . . . . 203-847-5893 www.ndch-sstv.org residents’ wishes, from menu choices and dining times to scheduling of daily services. Family and pets are always welcome. See ad, page 17. Dedication, Commitment and Caring 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 Managed by Athena Health Care Systems
36  NURSING HOMES  Laurel Ridge Health Care Center  Our goal is to optimize the quality of life. We are a caring  Ridgefie...
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICES The Villa at Stamford for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare 88 Rock Rimmon Rd. Stamford, CT 06903. . . (203) 322-3428 www.stamfordvilla.org Exceptional Care, Unexpected Luxury, Passionate Service. Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Jewish Senior Services • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services One Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824. . . . . . . . . . (203) 365-8454 www.jseniors.org • email: outpatienttherapy@jseniors.org At Villa healthcare, specialized care programs are developed in This state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a team of clinical pro- accordance with evidence-based protocols, led by board-certi- fessionals in physical and occupational therapy and speech lan- fied physicians and staffed by highly-trained medical personnel. guage pathology. The focus is on restoring mobility to improve Call today for a tour of our new facility. See ad, page 24. ambulation, independence, strength and balance for clients. Waveny Care Center 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5200 www.waveny.org. Waveny Care Center is a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that offers short- and longterm care and a special unit for individuals with advanced memory loss. Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services feature state-of-the-art equipment, expert therapists and a pleasant environment to help patients achieve their highest After an initial comprehensive assessment, therapists design a customized program to enable clients to attain their personal goals. These individualized programs are updated throughout the course of rehabilitation with the safest and most cuttingedge techniques. The location also offers exercise classes, a wellness center open to the public and so much more. See ad, page 5. Rehabilitation Facilities potential. Since 1975, the Care Center has maintained its high standards of excellence in providing quality care to those we serve through our patient-oriented philosophy and highly experienced, compassionate staff. We assist individuals in maintaining their dignity and encourage them to live as independently as circumstances permit. Notably, Waveny Care Center is the first and only Connecticut Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk 34 Midrocks Dr., Norwalk, CT 06851 . . . . . . . . . . 203-842-5700 www.AutumnLakeNorwalk.com Call today to schedule a personal tour. At Autumn Lake we focus on reducing our patients’ length of stay via individualized care plans, minimizing hospital readmissions and assuring a quicker and safer return home. See ad, page 22. tive Bioness® technologies on both an inpatient and outpatient Jewish Senior Services Goldstein Rehabilitation Center basis to help accelerate rehabilitation, intensify therapy and 175 Jefferson Street Fairfield, CT 06825 . . . . . (203) 365-6483 possibly facilitate the return of lost function to patients affected www.jseniors.org • email: rehab@jseniors.org by stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or The best in clinical care and personal attention. A staff that cerebral palsy. See ad, page 7, 27, back cover. understands your needs and provides the medical interventions rehabilitation facility to offer advanced therapies using innova- Wilton Meadows, Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 439 Danbury Road, Route 7, Wilton, CT 06897. 203-834-0199 We strive to set the industry standard by providing the highest quality of health care to our residents. www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com. See ad, page 35. necessary to help recovery from injury or illness as quickly and safely as possible. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists will work with you throughout your stay to ensure your steady progress and your return to optimal functioning. Expertise includes cardiac, orthopedic and respiratory rehabilitation. In addition, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Pain Management, Wound Management, Tracheostomy and Non-ventilator Respiratory Care are provided. During your stay, Jewish Senior Services’ Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. full array of amenities will be available to you, including: Hair Salon, Corner Café, Internet access, recreational activities, library, gift shop, and visiting areas on 15 scenic acres. See ad page 5. 37
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICES  The Villa at Stamford for Premier Rehabilitation   Healthcare 88 Rock Rimmon Rd. Stamf...
38 REHABILITATION FACILITIES Laurel Ridge Health Care Center Our highly experienced rehabilitation therapy staff will effec- Ridgefield, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 438-8226 tively treat and support you in reaching your highest potential, while strictly adhering to your doctor’s orders. Patients benefit Maefair Health Care Center immediately from our staff’s enthusiasm and clinical expertise, Trumbull, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 459-5152 as well as from the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment and Northbridge Health Care Center Bridgeport, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 336-0232 individualized care. See ad, pages 7, 27, back cover. The Nathaniel Witherell 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Dedication, Commitment and Caring Our skilled nursing centers offer short-term rehab, long-term, respite, hospice and dementia care. George Cossifos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 618-4232 www.nathanielwitherell.org Short-term rehab at The Nathaniel Witherell is designed to fit your life and style. There are 42 private rooms with WiFi access For more information on our services, or to schedule a tour, and live/work space. State-of-the-art therapy is available seven please call our conveniently located centers or visit days a week, and you’ll enjoy excellent patient-centered care. www.athenahealthcare.com See ad, page 36. The Witherell offers the following comprehensive, short-term, 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 rehab programs: Orthopedic, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Neurological, and General Medical. See ad, page 17. The Villa at Stamford for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare Stroke Rehabilitation Program. Our welcoming and home-like 88 Rock Rimmon Rd. Stamford, CT 06903. . . (203) 322-3428 60-bed residence, including 6 private rooms, is located on five www.stamfordvilla.org landscaped acres in Norwalk, CT, and is operated under the Exceptional Care, Unexpected Luxury, Passionate Service. loving sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova. See ad, page 34. At Villa healthcare, specialized care programs are developed in accordance with evidence-based protocols, led by board-certi- Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center fied physicians and staffed by highly-trained medical personnel. 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. . . . . . . (203) 594-5340 Call today for a tour of our new facility. See ad, page 24. www.waveny.org. Waveny Care Center’s outpatient Rehabilitation Services are available to people from all areas who are recovering at home from an injury, illness or other type of medical condition that requires rehabilitative therapy. We also offer short-term rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis. (See Waveny Care Center.) We provide state-of-the-art physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as therapeutic massage. To complement these services, we also offer nutritional counseling and health promotion programs. Notably, Waveny Care Center is the first and only Connecticut rehabilitation facility to offer advanced therapies using innovative Bioness® technologies to help accelerate rehabilitation, intensify therapy and possibly facilitate the return of lost function to patients affected by stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy. Wilton Meadows, Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 439 Danbury Road, Route 7, Wilton, CT 06897. 203-834-0199 We strive to set the industry standard by providing the highest quality of health care to our residents. www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com. See ad, page 35.
38  REHABILITATION FACILITIES  Laurel Ridge Health Care Center  Our highly experienced rehabilitation therapy staff will e...
ATTORNEYS Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse Mortgages, and Financial Professionals Attorneys LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D. MUHLBAUM, LLC, Attorneys at Law Braunstein & Todisco, P.C. One Eliot Place, Fairfield, CT 06824 . . . . . . . . . (203) 254-1118 Committed to Protecting the Dignity, Financial and Legal Rights of Seniors. See ad, pages 12, 40. Joel D. Muhlbaum, Esq. • Sharon H. Rosen, Esq. 1100 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905. . . (203) 323-1818 191 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880 www.ctnyelderlaw.com Eliovson & Tenore/Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC Compassionately representing local area seniors and their fami- 117 Tunxis Hill Rd., Fairfield, CT . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 259-7195 • Medicaid Planning/Eligibility/Applications Specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning. • Estate Planning and Administration See ad, this page. • Powers-of-Attorney and Advance Medical Directives lies since 1997. • Probate and Conservatorships Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law • Nursing Home Admissions/Advocacy STATIONHOUSE SQUARE • Interstate Considerations 2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221, Stratford, CT 06615 (Attorney Muhlbaum is licensed in CT and NY.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203-386-1282 See ad, this page. Fax: 203-386-1795 • www.kevinkellylaw.com Elder Law • Estate Planning • Probate • Real Estate • Medicaid • Business Law See ad, page 40. Eliovson & Tenore . . . because experience matters eldercare with care LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D. MUHLBAUM, LLC AT T O R N E Y S AT L AW Joel D. Muhlbaum, Esq. Sharon H. Rosen, Esq. 1100 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 323-1818 191 Post Road West Westport, CT 06880 (by appt. only) www.ctnyelderlaw.com Compassionately representing local area seniors and their families since 1997 • Medicaid Planning/Eligibility/Applications • Estate Planning and Administration • Powers-of-Attorney and Advance Medical Directives • Probate and Conservatorships • Nursing Home Admissions/Advocacy • Interstate Considerations (Attorney Muhlbaum is licensed in CT and NY.) 39
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40 BANKS Banks Law Offices of Linnea J. Levine, LLC 191 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880. . . . (203) 221-2782 Over 20 years serving the elderly, the disabled and their People’s United Bank families. www.linnealevine.com. Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-1090 See ad, page 41. Over 165 branches, including our 7-day Stop & Shop locations. For all your banking needs. www.peoples.com. See ad, inside front cover. Real Estate Roger Norum, Realtor, GRI, SRES, AHWD Higgins Group Real Estate Elder Law|Estate Planning|Probate Real Estate|Medicaid|Business Law 279 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870 STATIONHOUSE SQUARE 2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221, Stratford, CT 06615 & RNorum@higginsgroup.com Roger Norum is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) who is ready to assist you in any real estate need. See ad, page 41. T: 203-386-1282 F: 203-386-1795 www.kevinkellylaw.com Braunstein Todisco, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 921-6257 Providing Professional Personal Service Attorneys at Law 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 • 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
40  BANKS  Banks  Law Offices of Linnea J. Levine, LLC 191 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880. . . .   203  221-2782 Over ...
CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Helping to provide you with access to quality care, while preserving your assets. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. . . . . (203) 348-4949 Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 348-4263 www.cognetta.com. Family owned and operated since 1953. “Setting the standard in funeral service.” See ad, page Edward Lawrence Funeral Home 2119 Post Rd., Darien, CT 06820. . . . . . . . . . . (203) 655-6127 Linnea Levine ELDER LAW & SPECIAL NEEDS ATTORNEY • Asset Preservation Planning • Medicaid Planning & Applications • Conservator and Guardian Proceedings • Nursing Home Issues Law Offices Of Linnea J Levine LLc 203 221-2782 191 POst ROad west westPORt, ct 06880 Cremation Specialists • Complimentary Pre-Arrangement • Funeral Trust or Burial Insurance www.lawrencefuneralhome.com. See ad, this page. 2119 Post Road • PO Box 3406 Darien, Connecticut 06820 Tel: 203-655-6127 Fax: 203-655-6084 E-mail: linnea@linnealevine.com www.linnealevine.com ROGER NORUM REALTOR, GRI, SRES, AHWD RNorum@higginsgroup.com 203.921.6257 279 Sound Beach Ave. Old Greenwich, CT 06870 SERVING FAIRFIELD COUNTY Roger Norum believes in communication, the key element to any real estate transaction. Communication is secondnature to Roger. He has been a realtor since ‘04, but also has a decades long résumé in broadcast news: reporting, anchoring, producing and editing. Working with Roger was, to sum it Working with Roger was, up in a single word, EASY.to sum it up in a single word, EASY. - Michael B. - Michael B. Roger was always prepared to go Roger was always prepared to go the extra step the extra step - Stephanie S. - Stephanie S. I'd highly recommend Roger to I'd highly recommend Roger to anyone I know, especially first anyone I know, especially first time buyers. - Chris L. time buyers. - Chris L. It's his ethics, reliability and overall It's his ethics, reliability and overall personality (that) sets him apart personality (that) sets him apart from the rest. from the rest. - Doug G. - Doug G. You don’t need to be royalty need to be royalty You don't You don't need to be royalty to get great service from to get great service from to get great service from Roger Norum. Roger Norum. Roger Norum. Give me a call Give me a call Give me a call 203.921.6257 203 . 921 . 6257 Roger called the CBS Radio Network newsroom his home base for 24 years. In the 60s & 70s, United Press International Radio Network stationed Roger as a war correspondent in Saigon and later as European correspondent based in London. He’s broadcast with the RKO Radio Network, NBC Radio Network, WOR-AM in New York. Larchmont Mamaroneck Community TV in Westchester County, New York, awarded Roger, “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” in 1993. He moved to Connecticut in 1999. Roger has Nat’l Association of Realtor designations: Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) & Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). He’ll be glad to assist you in any real estate need. Trivia fact: Trivia in high Whilefact: While in high school in school in Germany, Germany, Roger became Roger with friendsbecame friends with Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley. The King and Roger 1959King and Roger The 1959 203 . 921 . 6257 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 2016 “Five Star Professional” Realtor-CT MAGAZINE Lawrence Family owned since 1893 Old-Time VicTOrian charm  Peaceful Suburban SeTTing  cremaTiOn SPecialiSTS www. lawrencefuneralhome.com Conveniently located between 3 exits off I-95 Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible. 41
CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES  Cemeteries and Funeral Homes  Helping to provide you with access to quality care, while pres...
42 CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES Magner Funeral Home Willowbrook Cemetery Association, Inc. 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. . . . . . . . . . . (203) 866-5553 395 Main St., Westport, CT 06880. . . . . . . . . . (203) 222-8646 www.magnerfuneralhome.com No one wants to think about Offering non-sectarian, non-denominational interment the loss of a loved one or their own mortality. This reality, how- alternatives, including burial plots, communal mausoleums, ever, is unavoidable. The Magner Funeral Home staff has pre- cremation niches and family estates. We are the only arranged funeral services for hundreds of families in the great- cemetery in Westport with a Jewish section that meets er Norwalk area and has accepted pre-payments for these Halachic Standards. See ad, this page. services since it became legal to do so. Whether you chose this approach to ease the burden of other family members or to apply for state assistance, we are here to help in any way that we can. Your monies are placed into guaranteed, interest-bearing escrow accounts for your peace of mind. We have been family owned and operated since 1912. See ad, this page. Magner Funeral Home Make sure to visit us on the Web at: www.seniorgotoguide.com Don’t Pass On the Burden Pre-Plan for the future NOW! 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 Tel: 1-203-866-5553 www.magnerfuneralhome.com Take care of your arrangements beforehand, and free yourself and your family from the emotional and financial decisions later on. Willowbrook offers non-sectarian, non-denominational interment alternatives, including burial plots, commmunal mausoleums, cremation niches and family estates in one of the most unique and beautiful park-like settings available. Additionally, there are two sections for Jewish interments, with one meeting Halachic Standards. We encourage you to visit the grounds and see first-hand why Willowbrook is the best place to memorialize your loved ones. Stop by our on-site office or call for an appointment today. Willowbrook Cemetery Established 1847 395 Main Street, Westport (203) 222-8646 www.WillowbrookCemetery.com
42  CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES  Magner Funeral Home  Willowbrook Cemetery Association, Inc.  12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT 0...
43 Family We recognize the value of family and friends, as well as their remembrance. We are deeply sorry for your loss and offer our condolences. We strive ourselves in remembering and honoring those who have lost with our exceptional funeral and cremation services. Family Owned and Operated Since 1953 Nicholas F. Cognetta, Sr. (1927-2005) Naida E. Cognetta (1930-2012) Nicholas F. Cognetta, Jr. Michele Vitanza-Berlingo John F. Esposito 104 Myrtle Avenue Stamford, CT 06902 203-348-4949 www.cognetta.com Anthony J. Notaro III Christopher A. Richichi Jacqueline M. Ruella Michael J. Kerr John “Jack” Hart, Jr.
43  Family We recognize the value of family and friends, as well as their remembrance. We are deeply sorry for your loss a...
44 DARIEN Town of Darien Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman E-mail: jstevenson@darienct.gov Darien Town Hall 2 Renshaw Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 203-656-7300 • Web site: www.darienct.gov Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMMISSION ON AGING Develops policies and exercises oversight concerning needs of Darien’s seniors regarding health, recreation, transportation and economics. Chairman • Joseph M. Pankowski, Jr. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Staff available to assist residents by phone, by e-mail, in Town Hall offices or in residents’ homes. Director is also Municipal Agent for Elderly Persons and serves as liaison with Commission on Aging and other resources and programs serving elderly. Town Hall, Room 109 • 203-656-7328 Fax: 203-656-7486 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Director • Olive Hauser • 203-656-7373 DARIEN SENIOR PROGRAM AT THE MATHER CENTER 2 Renshaw Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 • 203-656-7490 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Director • Elizabeth Paris E-mail: eparis@darienct.gov Program Specialist • Marcy Rand E-mail: mrand@darienct.gov Programs include: hot lunch daily ($4.00 charge); arts and crafts; art workshops and classes; bridge and pinochle; computer room; 14 unique exercise classes; Wii bowling; discussion groups; health and wellness programs; knitting and needlepoint; Italian and Spanish conversation; writing workshops; contemporary issues discussions; short-story discussions; woodworking shop; additional special monthly programs. Services include: monthly blood-pressure readings; monthly caregiver support group; weekly Ask a Social Worker; monthly Ask a Lawyer; supportive counseling; volunteer opportunities. • Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 203-655-9050 • YMCA 2420 Post Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 • 203-655-8228 E-mail: ohauser@darienct.gov AT HOME IN DARIEN Case Manager • Ali Ramsteck • 203-656-7494 E-mail: aramsteck@darienct.gov Department programs and services include: A nonprofit agency that helps Darien seniors live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their homes and the community as long as possible. The organization helps Darien residents, age 60-plus, and those who care about them. It provides free services, including transportation; information, advice and agency referrals; referral to trustworthy and reliable vetted service providers, such as handymen and caregiver agencies; volunteer services, including grocery shopping, home visits, driving and small chores; social, cultural and wellness programs and activities; and communication via the Out and About newsletter and monthly e-mails that highlight senior programs and services, health tips and ideas for living at home safely. For more information, call 203-655-2227 or visit www.athomeindarien.org. • Counseling, Information, Referrals • Loan Closet: free, short-term loans of convalescent equipment. • Household Supply Closet: augments food pantries with personal and home cleaning supplies, paper goods, etc. • Financial Assistance: To eligible applicants. Short term. • Energy Assistance: To eligible applicants. • Rebate for Elderly and Disabled Who Rent. • Holiday Programs. • Emergency Support Services: list of individuals who would require assistance in event of emergency. • Handicapped Parking Permits Applications. • Resource Library: wide range of reading material on human services topics. Department publishes the SENIOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • At Home In Darien provides free transportation for Darien seniors and the disabled to any destination in Darien, Norwalk, Stamford and New Canaan, Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m-4 p.m. Reservation required (24-hour advance notice), and voluntary contributions appreciated ($5 per round trip suggested). For service to other locations, or at other times, or when a person is needed to pick senior up from a medical appointment, call to
44  DARIEN  Town of Darien Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman E-mail  jstevenson darienct.gov Darien Town Hall 2 Renshaw Rd....
DARIEN request a Friendly Volunteer Driver. Call 203-655-2227 or visit www.athomeindarien.org for more information. • Easy Access/Dispatch a Ride: run by Norwalk Transit District, serves disabled riders with curb-to-curb service within Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford. • 203-299-5180 • Web site: www.norwalktransit.com TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Town Assessor administers state programs under which taxes are reduced for eligible residents. Call for information and guidelines. Town Hall, Room 102 • 203-656-7310 Fax: 203-656-7380 Assessor • Anthony Homicki Noroton Fire Department (southern part) 1873 Boston Post Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 Non-emergencies: 203-655-0653 Web site: www.norotonfd.org Chief • James O’Brien Noroton Heights Fire Department (northern part) 209 Noroton Ave. • Darien, CT 06820 Non-emergencies: 203-655-1033 Chief • Shawn Murphy Web site: www.nhfd.us Darien Fire Marshal’s office Town Hall, Room 117 • 203-656-7345 DARIEN LIBRARY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (POST 53) Consistently ranked among top ten libraries in the country in its category. Darien’s Emergency Medical Services provided by Post 53, Explorer Post open to both boys and girls. Unique, award-winning, all-volunteer organization of highly trained young people and adult advisors. Operates three fully equipped, state-of-the-art ambulances 24-7 year-round. Post 53 raises all its own funding. 1441 Post Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 • 203-655-1234 Fax: 203-655-1547 • Web site: www.darienlibrary.org Library Director • Alan Gray E-mail: agray@darienlibrary.org Dial-A-Book: Free service for homebound residents. Staff deliver borrowed items to homes and return them to Library. • 203-655-2568 0 Ledge Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 Non-emergencies: 203-655-8980 Other Important Phone Numbers Animal Control • 203-662-5345 PROBATE COURT Building Dept. • 203-656-7347 Town Hall • 203-656-7342 Harbor Master • 203-655-9536 and 203-253-9519 Judge • William P. Osterndorf Health Dept. • 203-656-7320 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Parks & Recreation Dept.• 203-656-7325 Planning & Zoning Dept.• 203-656-7351 POLICE DEPARTMENT Public Works Dept.• 203-656-7346 25 Hecker Ave. • Darien, CT 06820 Non-emergencies: 203-662-5300 Registrars of Voters • 203-656-7319 (D) Fax: 203-662-5344 • Web site: www.darienpolice.org Chief • Duane J. Lovello E-mail: chieflovello@darienct.gov and 203-656-7301 (R) Tax Collector • 203-656-7314 Town Clerk • 203-656-7307 FIRE DEPARTMENTS DARIEN’S POPULATION BY AGE Darien has three volunteer fire departments, each covering a different section of town. (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) Darien Fire Department (eastern part) 848 Post Rd. • Darien, CT 06820 Non-emergencies: 203-655-1216 Web site: www.darienfire.org Chief • Vic Pensiero 60-64 899 65-74 1,252 75-84 761 Total population of Darien: 20,732 85+ 365 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 16.8% Total 60+ Land area: 14.8 sq. mi. 3,277 45
DARIEN  request a Friendly Volunteer Driver. Call 203-655-2227 or visit www.athomeindarien.org for more information.     E...
46 GREENWICH Town of Greenwich Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Rd. • Greenwich, CT 06830 For information: 203-622-7700 COMMISSION ON AGING Appointed to help meet needs of older residents by: identifying and documenting needs; planning and coordinating services to meet needs; providing education, information and referral about elder issues; advocating for elder issues at local, state, national levels. 299 Greenwich Ave. (Senior Center) 203-862-6710 • Greenwich, CT 06830 Fax: 203-862-6701 • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Director • Lori Ann Contadino Programs include: Directory of Aging and Disability Services for Greenwich, comprehensive directory of local and regional programs available to Greenwich seniors. Published by Commission and available at its office or online. Other important Greenwich-specific reports and resource directories also available on senior transportation, housing, legal access and respite care. • Share-the-Fare Taxi Program. Reduced fare taxi vouchers are available for purchase at Commission on Aging office, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Individuals must be 62 years of age or older and a resident of Greenwich. Vouchers can be used for transportation within the town. To arrange a ride, call Greenwich Taxi at 203-869-6000. • Health Insurance Counseling Program makes volunteers available on free, confidential basis for individual counseling on Medicare, Medicare D, supplemental insurance and the Medicare Savings program, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Department states that its mission “is to enhance the quality of life of Greenwich residents through support in meeting basic human needs and promoting services that foster self-sufficiency and economic independence. . . . We connect you to the essential resources of the community. These resources provide the support you may need, such as food, shelter, educational and employment opportunities, personal safety and access to health care services. The available services are diverse and support all ages. Our services are provided by a dedicated professional staff and a network of community partners. We also have staff that are “bi-lingual.” Town Hall, 3rd Floor • 203-622-3800 • Fax: 203-622-7762 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Commissioner • Alan D. Barry, Ph.D. Director of Case Management • George O’Loughlin 203-622-3802 Director of Homemaker Service • Marcia Parkin Lawrence • 203-622-3800 • Case Management Services for senior citizens (50 years of age and above) and their families are provided by social work professionals five days a week at Town Hall. The Case Management Unit states that it provides “a broad range of services to individuals and families who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-reliance and independent living in the community. Home visits are easily arranged for those unable to travel to the Town’s DSS offices. Our senior services staff works to ensure that Greenwich’s elderly have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence. Our senior services staff strives to: Help seniors meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care. • Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one’s own home and community. • Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the work force.” Specific Case Management services include: • Assistance with applications for benefit and entitlement programs, such as Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, Energy Assistance, Renter’s Rebate, Veteran’s Benefits. • In-home assessments to develop a service plan of care. • Guidance and evaluation for housing, including eviction concerns. • Assistance with employment and training concerns. • In-home assessments for Department’s Homemaker Service. • Protective services for those over the age of 60 who may be experiencing financial exploitation, abuse, neglect by others or self-neglect. • Guidance through the petition process of Probate Court for those who may need a conservator. • Assistance with finding legal services. • Temporary (Emergency) Financial Assistance. • Homemaker Service assists elderly and disabled who have difficulty with everyday activities or need help during times of illness. Assistance may include companionship and help with dressing, bathing, light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, meal preparation, temporary child or dependent care. Service also available to families of elderly and disabled. Referrals taken from all sources. Sliding scale of fees charged, but no one denied service because of inability to pay.
46  GREENWICH  Town of Greenwich Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Rd.     Greenwich, CT...
GREENWICH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SENIOR CENTER Under aegis of Board of Health, Department is dedicated to protecting, promoting and improving the health of Greenwich residents through programs that help prevent disease, illness, disability and premature death. Public health services create a healthy and safe environment so that all may obtain a healthier lifestyle. Operates as a division of the Commission on Aging. Free to Greenwich residents 55+. Town Hall, 3rd Floor • 203-622-6488 Senior programs and services include: daily continental breakfast and full hot luncheon, including lunches “to go”; health forums; wellness lectures; crossword puzzles and word games; Silvertones traveling chorus; professionally led discussions; Italian classes; painting classes with instructor; day excursions; fitness classes—pilates, t’ai chi, chair/floor yoga, zumba gold, year-round water aerobics, Feldenkreis-style movements, more—facilitated by credentialed instructors. Also on premises: Computer Center; Utilize Senior Energy (USE); public health nurse; offices of the Commission on Aging. Fees apply only to: meals; day trips; special events; annual parking pass. Free daily TAG bus transportation available. Lantern newsletter available at the Senior Center, Town Hall and Greenwich libraries. Fax: 203-622-7770 • Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Director of Health • Caroline Calderone Baisley, MPH, RS Division of Family Health Director • Deborah C. Travers, MNS, APRN, FNP-BC The programs and services of the Family Health Division are provided to enable individuals to achieve and maintain optimum physical, emotional and social health. All program areas include: preventive health care sessions; early identification of health problems through screenings; health maintenance; health education; home visits; consultation and communication with medical and social service providers. Senior Home Health Maintenance Program Contact • 203-622-7864 or 203-622-6495 Program provides nursing care and case coordination to homebound frail or chronically ill residents whose care is not covered by insurance or other health care providers. Public health nurses provide health monitoring—such as hypertension screening, preventive care (particularly adult immunization), and anticipatory guidance through weekly clinics at Town Hall and the Senior Center and monthly clinics at six other locations in the community. Flu and pneumonia clinics are held annually in October; call 203-622-3774 or 203-622-6495 for information on these clinics. Town Hall Hypertension Screening and (Adult) Immunization Clinics • Offer recommended vaccines for adults, such as Shingles, Pneumonia and TDAP vaccines. Mon., Wed., Fri., 2:30 p.m-3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. Call 203-622-6495. 299 Greenwich Ave. • Greenwich, CT 06830 203-862-6700 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Administrator • Laurette Helmrich SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Commission on Aging’s Directory of Aging & Disability Services contains information on number of public and private agencies and facilities in the Greenwich area providing for-free or for-fee alternative care for patients in need of temporary substitute care to allow family members respite-short times away-from their caregiving duties. Direct services include health insurance counseling and Share the Fare Taxi program. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • Call-A-Ride of Greenwich 203-661-6633 • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free door-to-door service for those 60 and older, who are ambulatory, to anywhere in Greenwich. Reservations necessary—as far in advance as possible. • Share-the-Fare Taxi Program See Commission on Aging entry for information on this program. • TAG (Transportation Association of Greenwich) 13 Riverside Ave. • Riverside, CT 06878 • 203-637-4345 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Transportation provided for eligible elderly or disabled to programs, hospitals, medical appointments and recreational activities. Fee charged. 47
GREENWICH  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  SENIOR CENTER  Under aegis of Board of Health, Department is dedicated to protecting, pro...
48 GREENWICH TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS FIRE DEPARTMENT Town Assessor receives applications between February 1 and May 15 for tax relief for certain property owners over 65 under Elderly Homeowners’ Tax Relief Act (State program) and Elderly Property Tax Relief (Town program). Assistance offered to new applicants. Office: 75 Holly Hill Ln. • Greenwich, CT 06830 Town Hall, 1st Floor • 203-622-7885 Chief • Peter Siecienski Fax: 203-618-7655 • Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Assessor • Lauren Elliott Department of Social Services receives applications for Renter’s Rebate Program under State’s Elderly Renters’ Tax Relief Act. Applicants can make appointment to receive information and assistance in applying. GREENWICH LIBRARY SYSTEM Library system has four components—three public and one independent. Main Greenwich Library is town’s pre-eminent information and knowledge resource. Branch Libraries meet local community needs and facilitate access to collection and services of Main Library. Independent Perrot Library strongly oriented to the Old Greenwich community. System operates bookmobile to Senior Center, other sites. Books, audiobooks mailed to homebound on request. Library System Director • Barbara Ormerod Glynn Main Greenwich Library 101 W. Putnam Ave. • 203-622-7900 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Main phone (non-emergencies): 203-622-3950 Fax: 203-622-8062 Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. GREENWICH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE, INC. (GEMS) GEMS is an independent not-for-profit organization providing emergency medical services 24/7 by highly trained teams utilizing emergency response vehicles (including three ambulances) based at four strategically located stations. GEMS raises about half of its own financing. Main Business Office: 1111 E. Putnam Ave. Riverside, CT 06878 Non-emergencies: 203-637-7505 • Fax: 203-637-1762 Other Important Phone Numbers Animal Control • 203-622-8299 Health Dept. • 203-622-6488 Parks & Recreation Dept. • 203-622-7814 Public Works • 203-622-7740 Registrars of Voters • 203-622-7890 and 203-622-7889 Tax Collector • 203-622-7891 Town Clerk • 203-622-7897 In the Community Answers program, trained volunteers give answers to wide range of questions and provide information and referral to those with problems. GREENWICH’S POPULATION BY AGE PROBATE COURT 60-64 3,468 Town Hall, First Floor • 203-622-7879 Fax: 203-622-6451 • Hours: Sept.-June, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; July/Aug., Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Judge • David W. Hopper CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT Headquarters: 11 Bruce Place Greenwich, CT 06830 Main phone (non-emergencies): 203-622-8000 Fax: 203-618-8866 Chief • Jim Heavey • 203-622-8010 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 65-74 4,967 Total population of Greenwich: 61,171 85+ 1,732 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 22.2% Total 60+ Land area: 47.8 sq. mi. 75-84 3,359 13,526
48  GREENWICH  TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS  FIRE DEPARTMENT  Town Assessor receives applications between February 1 and May 15 for...
NEW CANAAN Town of New Canaan Rob Mallozzi, First Selectman New Canaan Town Hall 77 Main St. • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-594-3000 LAPHAM COMMUNITY CENTER/ SENIOR CENTER OF NEW CANAAN, INC. Lapham Community Center in beautiful Waveny Park offers variety of programs and services to adult residents of New Canaan and is home of the Senior Center. Waveny Park • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-594-3620 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Mailing Address: P.O. Box 63 • New Canaan, CT 06840 Combination of Commission on Aging, Youth Commission, Board of Human Services. Develops and coordinates information concerning needs of all age groups, analyzes services for them, makes recommendations for new or revised programs. Also provides oversight for New Canaan Public Health. Web site: www.laphamcenter.org Chairman • Judy Dunn Contact Commission by e-mail at: Carol.Mcdonald@newcanaanct.gov DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES The mission of Health & Human Services is to direct and coordinate critical community needs and programs for health, food, shelter, and general wellbeing for the Town’s citizens. Vine Cottage/61 Main St. • New Canaan, CT 06840 203-594-3076 • Fax: 203-594-3132 Director • Carol McDonald Municipal Agent on Aging • Bethany Zaro Programs include: Insurance assistance with Husky, Medicare, Medicaid and supplemental policies; visits to homebound seniors; more. Among helping agencies, organizations and institutions that Department refers residents to is: WAVENY CARE CENTER 3 Farm Rd. • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-594-5200 Center is part of Waveny Care Network, noted private, not-for-profit institution offering comprehensive continuum of care to older adults. Built wholly with contributions from New Canaan community and governed by volunteer Board of Directors. Number of services available for low or modest fees or through government programs, including: • Adult Day Program, social and therapeutic with flexible hours, Mon.-Sat. • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, biweekly meetings • Respite programs (Call for information.) • Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, comprehensive medical geriatric assessments and ongoing management • Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy. Director • Lyn Bond Program Manager • Aggie Aspinwall Lapham Center has large community room, modern computer center, teaching kitchen, game room and classrooms that enable Center staff to offer over 100 classes and programs each season. Programs include: Lunch, Tues., at noon; reservation and $4 fee required. • Blood Pressure Clinic, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. • $5 Crafts, Tues., 9:30 a.m.-noon. • Knitting, Thurs., 10 a.m.-noon. • Day trips organized to nearby places of interest 4-6 times a year. • Stamp Club and four Book Groups meet monthly. • Weekly lectures on health, financial and legal issues. • Insurance counselors for Medicare and supplemental plans. • Adult Education classes in art, exercise, history, cooking, languages, music, computers and more; fees charged; senior discounts. • Volunteer Opportunities, active and varied program. STAYING PUT IN NEW CANAAN Nonprofit membership organization founded in 2007 with professional staff and over 100 volunteers dedicated to providing “personal services that make living safer and easier at home” for senior citizens and “social programs that promote friendships and involvement outside the home.” Services provided include: transportation, help with grocery shopping, pharmacy pickup, help with odd jobs, technical support with computers and phones. Social events include: monthly lunches; dinners; group tickets to concerts, operas, theater, boat rides. Annual membership fee: $400 for individual; $525 for couple; special memberships available for those with financial limitations. Open to all New Canaan residents 50+. 58 Pine St. • P.O. Box 484 • New Canaan, CT 06480 203-966-7762 • E-mail: director@stayingputnc.org Web site: www.stayingputnc.org Executive Director • Barbara Achenbaum 49
NEW CANAAN  Town of New Canaan Rob Mallozzi, First Selectman New Canaan Town Hall 77 Main St.     New Canaan, CT 06840    ...
50 NEW CANAAN SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Department of Human Services can make referrals to number of respite programs and other such services at Waveny Care Center and other agencies, organizations and institutions in New Canaan area. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • Getabout Van, Transportation around New Canaan and out of town for medical appointments to surrounding communities. 203-972-7433 • Town-to-Town, regional door-to-door transportation service--only for people who wish to travel between towns in southwestern Connecticut. Fee is $4 for one-way trip across one town line. • 203-299-5180 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Applications for Renters/Homeowners tax rebates available at Assessor’s Office. Department of Human Services can provide help with filling out application. 237 Elm St., 2nd. Fl. • 203-594-3005 • Fax: 203-594-3130 Assessor • Sebastian Caldarella LIBRARY 151 Main St. • New Canaan, CT 06840 Main tel.: 203-594-5000 • Fax: 866-245-6033 Web site: www.newcanaanlibrary.org Working Together). For information or to volunteer, contact: Officers John Milligan or Roy Adams. FIRE DEPARTMENT Dept. has long history as New Canaan Fire Company No. 1. Has career firefighters and volunteers. 60 Main St. • New Canaan, CT 06840 Non-emergencies: 203-594-3140 Chief • Jack Hennessey EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) Town seeks close coordination of emergency services. Emergency Medical Services Commission formulates policy and guidelines and exercises oversight over New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps (NCVAC). Trained volunteers of NCVAC supported by professional paramedic on duty at all times to provide emergency medical care and transportation. All 911 calls go to Police Department, which dispatches Fire Department or NCVAC as appropriate. Police also dispatched on all calls. Ranking Fire Department officer is in charge at all fire or accident scenes. Emergency Medical Services Commission Chairperson • Jim Beall E-mail: EMS.Commission@newcanaanct.gov Commission meets 3rd Tues. of month at Police Department Training Room, 7:30 p.m. Library Director • Lisa Oldham NCVAC • 182 South Ave. (next to Police Headquarters) New Canaan, CT 06480 President of Board of Governors • Melanie Barnard PROBATE COURT Other Important Phone Numbers 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien, CT 06820 • 203-656-7342 Fax: 203-656-0774 • Judge • Michael P. Murray CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT 174 South Ave. • New Canaan, CT • 06840 Non-emergencies: 203-594-3500 • Fax: 203-594-3553 Chief • Leon Krolikowski TRIAD: Special program of Department to bring together senior citizens, law enforcement, business people and other interested parties and conduct crime prevention activities, educate about personal safety issues, address crime trends that target seniors, and learn and act on concerns, needs, problems of seniors. TRIAD developed from program started in 1988 by AARP and National Sheriffs Association and is operated in New Canaan by S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Animal Control • 203-594-3510 Health Dept. • 203-594-3018 Public Works • 203-594-3054 Registrars of Voters • 203-594-3060 Town Clerk • 203-594-3070 NEW CANAAN’S POPULATION BY AGE (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 1,126 65-74 1,387 75-84 973 Total population of New Canaan: 19,738 85+ 427 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.7% Total 60+ Land area: 22.5 sq. mi. 3,913
50  NEW CANAAN  SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Department of Human Services can make referrals to number ...
NORWALK City of Norwalk Harry Rilling, Mayor E-mail: hrilling@norwalkct.org City Hall 125 East Ave. • Norwalk, CT 06851-5125 Main no.: 203-854-3200 • Web site: www.norwalkct.org Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. SENIOR SERVICES COORDINATING COUNCIL/ THE SENIOR UMBRELLA 11 Allen Rd., Room 8 • Norwalk, CT 06851 203-847-2830 • Fax: 203-849-1285 • Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Municipal Agent for the Elderly (City of Norwalk) and Case Managers provide seniors and their families with: information about appropriate services and programs; application assistance for services and programs, including medical insurance counseling; advocacy for seniors having difficulty getting the help that they need. The Council works closely with many public and private agencies, and Case Managers make home visits when needed. NORWALK SENIOR CENTER, INC. Nonprofit organization, operating in two locations, with the mission of “empowering adults 60+ for personal independence, healthy aging, social connection and lifetime learning.” Annual $20 membership fee. Center provides transportation to its locations. Detailed information available: Web site: www.norwalkseniorcenter.org • Norwalk Senior Center 11 Allen Rd. • Norwalk, CT 06851 • 203-847-3115 Fax: 203-849-1285 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Executive Director • Beatrix Winter E-mail: bwinter@norwalksc.org Program and Event Coordinator • Cheryl Scicchitano E-mail: cscicchitano@norwalksc.org Community Outreach Director • Michele Jakab E-mail: mjakab@norwalksc.org Transportation Manager • Remy Exantus E-mail: rxantus@norwalksc.org Activity Programs include: Senior Cafe lunch, $3 donation requested—reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance; bingo, Thurs., 12:45 p.m. Thursday nights, Bingo at 6:30 PM at 11 Allen Road—attendees are eligible for cash prizes. Players must be at least 12 years of age. $1.00 entry fee and a minimum purchase of 2 all night games required. Food & soft drinks are available for purchase.; bocce, Wed.,10 a.m. (weather permitting); billiards, most mornings and afternoons; card and tile games, variety of regularly scheduled games—call for information; Computer Learning Center; a variety of exercise programs ranging from aerobics to yoga, to fit a multitude of fitness levels; Health & Wellness presentations on medical issues by Norwalk Hospital and area physicians; also: individual health screenings; blood pressure monitoring; nutritional counseling. Homebound and Community Outreach Programs hosted by Center include: • Meals on Wheels: Notfor-profit program in which meals are delivered at low cost to homes of residents unable to shop and/ or prepare meals because of injury, illness or disability. For info, call Lynn Westfield at 203-847-3115, ext 108, or e-mail at lwestfield@norwalksc.org • Medicare Counseling: Trained counselors will meet one-on-one with those on Medicare and guide them through maze of issues involved. • Individual and Group Counseling: Around Issues of Bereavement, Stress Management, and Family Conflicts. • Senior Housing Assistance Fund: Interest-free loans available to eligible seniors to help secure safe, affordable housing in Norwalk. • Caregiver’s Resource Center: Senior Center joins with Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging to provide information, counseling and referrals to those caring for older loved ones or for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. • Norwalk Senior Center South Center features multicultural, bilingual programming. 92 Cedar St. • Norwalk, CT 06854 • 203-299-1500 Fax: 203-299-0441 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Social Service Coordinator • Maureen Eustache E-mail: nscs92@sbcglobal.net Programs and services include: lunch; health programs and screenings; counseling services; support groups; help in filing for financial assistance and housing programs; document translation; special trips, parties, luncheons; citizenship preparation classes; English as a Second Language; armchair aerobics exercise; sewing classes; pokeno; penny bingo and dominoes; computer classes; Spanish classes for beginners; crafts; shopping trips; line dancing; blood pressure clinics; Tai Chi. 51
NORWALK  City of Norwalk Harry Rilling, Mayor E-mail  hrilling norwalkct.org City Hall 125 East Ave.     Norwalk, CT 06851...
52 NORWALK TRANSPORTATION SERVICES NORWALK LIBRARIES • Coastal Link, public bus service traveling Route 1 through towns from Norwalk to Milford for only $1.25. Service at various hours six days and seven late afternoons/evenings a week. • 203-852-0000 Norwalk has four libraries open to general public. Norwalk Public Library and South Norwalk Branch Public Library are City institutions. East Norwalk Library is project of civic group, East Norwalk Improvement Association, and housed in Community Center. Rowayton Library is an independent library. For information on Norwalk libraries, access: Web site: www.norwalklib.org • Dispatch-a-Ride, door-to-door transportation within Norwalk for disabled persons meeting eligibility requirements. • $2.50 per ticket • 203-299-5180 • Easy Access/Town-to-Town, transportation for disabled Norwalk residents meeting eligibility requirements to various points in towns neighboring Norwalk. 203-299-5180 • FISH of Norwalk, free transportation by volunteer organization to medical destinations for those in need. 203-229-9727 • ITN Coastal CT, offers 24/7 transportation to anywhere within six towns serviced: Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, WIlton. Annual membership fee and reasonable rates per mile or hour • 203-858-2001. Norwalk “Wheels” Bus Service • 60¢ for seniors and disabled, $1.25 all others. Senior Center Transportation: Norwalk Senior Center provides door-to-door transportation for members to and from Center (11 Allen Rd.) and Norwalk Senior Center South (92 Cedar St.) in wheelchair-accessible vehicles for those who cannot transport themselves. Modest fee charged. Reservations required. Morning Pickup Routes: 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. Afternoon Trips Home: Mon. & Wed.,12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. Weekly Shopping Trips: from Center and Center South, Mon. & Wed., 1:00-3:30 p.m. Senior Center Transportation Manager: Remy Exantus • 203-847-3115, Ext. 107 E-mail: remy-nsc@snet.net TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Office of the Assessor manages tax exemption/credits/ deferral programs. Department’s “goal is to help taxpayers to remain in their homes and in Norwalk.” • Norwalk Public Library 1 Belden Ave. • Norwalk, CT 06850 • 203-899-2780 Hours: Mon., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Tues./Fri./Sat., 9 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Wed., 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Library Director • Christine Bradley • South Norwalk Branch Library 10 Washington St. • Norwalk, CT 06854 203-899-2790 Hours: Mon./Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Tues., 12 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Assistant Director of Library System • Sherelle Harris E-mail: sharris@norwalkpubliclibrary.org • East Norwalk Library 51 Van Zant St. • East Norwalk, CT 06855 203-838-0408 Web site: www.eastnorwalklibrary.org Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m Librarian • Maureen Tovish E-mail: maureen@eastnorwalklibrary.org • Rowayton Library 33 Highland Ave. • Rowayton, CT 06853 203-838-5038 • Web site: www.Rowayton.org Library Director • Cynthia F. Johnson E-mail: Library@Rowayton.org PROBATE COURT City Hall, Room 106 • 203-854-7888 Fax: 203-854-7986 • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. City Hall, Room 232 • 203-854-7737 Fax: 203-854-7825 Assessor • Michael Stewart Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2009 Norwalk, CT 06852-2009 Tax relief programs include: • State and City Elderly (“Circuit Breaker”) Credits • Veteran’s Exemption • Disability Exemption • Blind Person Exemption • Given Year Tax Deferral Judge • Anthony J. DePanfilis
52  NORWALK  TRANSPORTATION SERVICES  NORWALK LIBRARIES      Coastal Link, public bus service traveling Route 1 through to...
NORWALK CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT Department emphasizes “citizen input . . . to help us to improve and achieve our goals.” One Monroe St. • Norwalk, CT 06854 Non-emergencies: 203-854-3000 Web site: www.norwalkpd.com Chief • Thomas E. Kulhawik FIRE DEPARTMENT/EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) Department responsible for responding to residents’ calls and emergencies involving fire, medical services, hazardous materials, rescues and vehicle extractions. Temp. Headquarters (Station 2): 100 Fairfield Ave. Norwalk, CT 06854 • 203-866-3312 • Fax: 203-8667768 Web site: www.norwalkfd.com Chief • Laurence Reilly Fire Stations: Other Important Phone Numbers Animal Control • 203-854-3240 City Clerk • 203-854-7703 Norwalk Motor Vehicle Dept. • 800-842-8222 Public Works • 203-854-3200 (customer service) Registrars of Voters • 203-854-7996 Tax Collector • 203-854-7731 Town Clerk • 203-854-7745 NORWALK’S POPULATION BY AGE (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 4,553 65-74 5,755 75-84 3,662 85+ 1,536 Total 60+ 15,506 Total population of Norwalk: 85,603 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 18.1% Land area: 22.8 sq. mi. • Station 1, 90 New Canaan Ave. Non-emergencies: 203-899-2751 • Station 2 (Temp. Headquarters), 100 Fairfield Ave. Non-emergencies: 203-866-3312 • Station 3, 53 Van Zant St. Non-emergencies: 203-899-2752 • Station 4, 180 Westport Ave. Non-emergencies: 203-899-2753 • Station 5, 23 Meadow St. Non-emergencies: 203-899-2754 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 53
NORWALK  CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT Department emphasizes    citizen input . . . to help us to improv...
54 STAMFORD City of Stamford STAMFORD SENIOR CENTER, INC. Citizen Services Center: 203-977-4140 Center is 501(c) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide programming that will help Stamford’s older adults, age 50 and above, to be “active and contributing members of the community by providing them with physical exercise, intellectual challenges, socialization, arts and information in an environment that is welcoming, functional and attractive.” Membership: $40 for single membership; $65/couples. City Web site: www.stamfordct.gov Government Center, 2nd Floor • 203-977-5151 David R. Martin, Mayor Government Center 888 Washington Blvd. • Stamford, CT 06901 Mayor’s Office: 203-977-4150 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES /SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare • Thaddeus Jankowski Government Center Front Desk, 8th Floor • 203-977-5652 Social Services, 9th Floor • 203-977-4050 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Municipal Agent for the Elderly • Joanne Ettorre 203-977-4747 • 9th Floor of Government Center Municipal Agent for the Elderly assists city residents aged 60+ by providing information and referrals to local, state and federal services and benefit programs. The Agent also can help seniors fill out applications for benefits or housing. Appointments are preferred. Appointments may be with individuals, family members or caregivers and can be scheduled as either office or home visits. Programs and services include: • Senior Health Nurse Program provides free health screening, education, counseling and referrals for lowincome and minority older adults aged 60+. The program’s goal is to increase healthy outcomes for seniors through prevention, education and access to health care. Services are provided at various senior housing sites, senior centers and churches. For more information, contact Rochak Pradhan, R.N., at 203-977-4390 or rpradhan@stamfordct.gov. • MedAssist is free service with trained counselors. Mission is to help residents understand how they can best handle health care choices. Counselors help residents file forms and collect benefits to which they are entitled. Information provided on Medicare supplemental insurance, HMOs, etc. Government Center, 9th Floor • 203-977-5297 Hours: By appointment only. Fax: 203-977-5152 • Web Site: www.stamfordseniorct.org Program Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. President/Executive Director • Christina K. Crain, MSW Programs and services include: • Art classes. • Lectures and discussion groups. • “Lunch and learn” programs. • Blood pressure and glucose screenings. • Computer training. • Special and social events. • Yoga, t’ai chi, Zumba and other exercise classes • Spanish progamming. SILVERSOURCE, INC Formerly Senior Services of Stamford (founded in 1908), SilverSource helps the over-60 population and their families navigate an immediate crisis, manage a short term issue, and assist with planning for longer-term transitions. An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, SilverSource helps to meet the needs of older adults from all walks of life in a spirit of personal caring and concern. In cooperation with other area organizations and agencies, SilverSource strives to enable older adults to live more secure, independent and fulfilled lives. Programs and Services: Consultation and Referrals; Aging Information Resource Center; Counseling; Medical Transportation; Social Work; Case Management; Outreach Programs; Benefits Eligibility and Emergency Financial Assistance. 2009 Summer St. • Stamford, CT 06905 • 203-324-6584 Web site: www.silversource.org Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Executive Director • Kathleen Bordelon
54  STAMFORD  City of Stamford  STAMFORD SENIOR CENTER, INC.  Citizen Services Center  203-977-4140  Center is 501 c  not-...
STAMFORD JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF STAMFORD, INC. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Founded in 1978 with mission to “sustain individuals and families through all of life’s challenges and build strong healthy communities.” Offers wide range of programs and services. For seniors, JFS provides assistance that enables them to “remain safe, healthy and independent to the fullest extent possible.” Services for the elderly include: Case Management, Geriatric Counseling, Home Companion Program, Volunteer Services. • Access Ambulance Company, Inc. Cooperative effort between Greenwich EMS and Stamford EMS to provide some non-emergency medical transportation by ambulance or Invalid Coach. Hours: 24/7 by appointment. Call 203-637-2351 for information. 733 Summer St., Ste. 602 • Stamford, CT 06901 203-921-4161 • Fax: 203-921-4169 CEO • Matt Greenberg Director of Senior Services • Isrella Knopf SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Municipal Agent for the Elderly Joanne Ettorre has information on support groups, respite programs, more. 203-977-4747 Groups and programs covered include: • Access Ambulance Company of Stamford Emergency Medical Services, which has CPR for Family and Friends Program. Call 203-637-2351 for information. • Stamford Health System, which has Spousal Support Group meeting semimonthly for spouses of persons with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Moderated by clinical psychologist. No fee. 26 Palmers Hill Rd. • Stamford, CT 06902 203-967-6139 SENIOR MEN’S ASSOCIATION OF STAMFORD Nonprofit organization open to all men age 55 and older. The group, numbering in the hundreds, is nondenominational but meets every Thurs., Sept.-June, at 10 a.m. at Congregation Agudath Shalom on Strawberry Hill Ave. at Colonial Rd. for speakers, discussions, refreshments, socializing. Additionally, the group organizes: visits to various attractions; card games; golf tournaments; picnics; luncheons. The group is committed to community services and outreach, such as food drives, Songsters’ visits to nursing homes. Tel.: 203-539-0636 • E-mail: info@stamfordmen.org Web site: www.stamfordmen.org U.S. Mail: SMAS, P.O. Box 8237, Stamford, CT 06905 • Dispatch-a-Ride/Easy Access/Town-to-Town. Services that provide transportation for disabled persons meeting eligibility requirements to various points in Stamford/Norwalk area • 203-299-5180 • Share the Fare. All Stamford elderly and disabled individuals are eligible for the Share the Fare Program., which is a reduced fare taxi voucher program. Taxi vouchers are sold in books of 10 each and are valued at $50, but sold for $25. Taxicab companies that accept the vouchers are listed on the back of the vouchers. Four books valuing $100 may be purchased in one month. Those who wish to purchase must bring photo identification with a Stamford address listed. Vouchers are sold in the Cashiering and Permitting Office located in the lobby of the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901. This office is open Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., except in the summer, when it is open 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Cash or checks are the only acceptable forms of payment. For more information, please contact Joanne Ettorre at 203-977-4747 or jettorre@stamfordct.gov. • Ride to Wellness. SilverSource, Inc. drives ambulatory, over-60 Stamford residents, in need of affordable transportation, to and from doctor or medical professional’s office. Voluntary contributions appreciated to support the service. Hours: Monday-Friday 9a.m.-2p.m., Call for an appointment 203-324-6584 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Information regarding various tax/rent circuit breakers, freezes, exemptions and rebates for residents who are elderly, disabled or veterans available from Taxation Services Representatives in Office of Assessment and Tax Collection. Government Center, 6th Floor • 203-977-5888 Fax: 203-977-5898 Assessor • Greg Stackpole Connecticut Rent Rebate Program takes place April1Oct.1. The program is open to persons 18 years and older who have been deemed disabled or persons who have turned 65 years of age during the previous calendar year. There are income limits. For information, contact Joanne Ettorre at 203-977-4747 or jettorre@stamfordct.gov. 55
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56 STAMFORD LIBRARY POLICE DEPARTMENT www.fergusonlibrary.org. President • Alice Knapp Headquarters: 805 Bedford St. • Stamford, CT 06901 Non-emergencies: 203-977-4444 • Fax: 203-977-5583 E-mail: aknapp@fergusonlibrary.org Chief • Jonathan Fontneau • 203-977-4681 Main Library/DiMattia Bldg. One Public Library Plaza 203-964-1000 Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. FIRE DEPARTMENTS Harry Bennett Branch 115 Vine Rd. 203-351-8291 Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 1-6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. City of Stamford Fire Department (CSFD). CSFD provides variety of Fire & Life Safety Seminars, including Elderly Fire Safety. CSFD Administrative Offices and Fire Station No. 1 629 Main St. • Stamford, CT 06901 • 203-977-4796 Fire Chief, Interim • Trevor Roach Non-emergencies • 203-977-5555 STAMFORD EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. (SEMS) Motto: “A Matter of Life.” Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch 1143 Hope St. 203-351-8285 Tues. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Headquarters: 684 Long Ridge Rd. , Stamford, CT 06902 Non-emergencies: 203-968-1118 South End Branch 34 Woodland Ave. 203-351-8280 Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs., 12-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Senior Awareness for Emergencies (SAFE). SEMS arranges visits to senior buildings to discuss emergency preparedness and medical care. Blood pressure screenings also performed. Web site: www.stamfordems.org Community Education and Outreach Programs include: Bookmobile Tues.-Thurs., 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Itinerary available at: www.fergusonlibrary.org • File of Life Program. SEMS educates residents on this program in which seniors place medical and other pertinent information in magnetic folder kept on refrigerator. In emergency, responders can obtain information if individual unable to offer it. PROBATE COURT Other Important Phone Numbers Government Center • 203-323-2149 Fax: 203-964-1830 Animal Care and Control • 203-977-4437 Mailing Address: 888 Washington Blvd. • P.O. Box 10152 • Stamford, CT 06904-2152 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registrars of Voters • 203-977-4012 and 203-977-5565 Judge • Gerald M. Fox, III STAMFORD’S POPULATION BY AGE CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. Public Services Bureau Chief • 203-977-4143 Town and City Clerk • 203-977-4054 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 6,170 65-74 7,806 75-84 5,531 Total population of Stamford: 122,643 85+ 2,756 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 18.1% Total 60+ Land area: 37.8 sq. mi. 22,263
56  STAMFORD  LIBRARY  POLICE DEPARTMENT  www.fergusonlibrary.org. President     Alice Knapp  Headquarters  805 Bedford St...
WESTON Town of Weston Nina Daniel, First Selectman Weston Town Hall 56 Norfield Rd. • Weston, CT 06883 203-222-2656 • Fax: 203-222-8871 Web site: www.westonct.gov Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1007 • Weston, CT 06883 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMMISSION ON AGING Seven-member commission studies needs of Weston seniors and makes recommendations to Board of Selectmen. Usually has public meeting first Mon. of month, 9:15 a.m., Senior Center. SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Offers variety of confidential services to residents, regardless of income, to assist those having problems by reason of age, disability, illness, financial status or family situation. Town Hall Annex • 24 School Rd., Weston, CT 06883 203-222-2663 E-mail: chillman@www.westonct.gov Hours: Mon., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Or by appointment. Social Worker • Charlene Chiang-Hillman, MSW, LCSW Assistant to the Social Worker • Suzanne Friedman, RN, MS Services include: Information, referral, advocacy • case management • diagnosis and referral • coordination of Meals on Wheels and Dial-a-Ride programs • assistance with applications for programs such as Medicare, Medicaid • screening for eligibility for holiday programs, beach passes, energy assistance • camperships/ scholarships • work with Senior Center and Youth Services Programs. Program Coordinators • Pam Wilson and Carla Jegen Activities include: Senior Luncheon, Sept.-June, Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $4 fee; bingo or musical entertainment follows luncheon • Films, Thurs., 12:30 p.m.; popcorn provided • Knitting Club, Mon., 10 a.m. • Beading Class, Tues., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., group also engages in community service projects • Strength and Fitness Training, Tues. & Thurs., 11 a.m. • Yoga, Wed., 10 a.m & Fri. 9 a.m. • 10 a.m. & Fri. 9 a.m. • Blood pressure clinics, 1st and 3rd Wed. each month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Dance, Mon., 11 a.m. • T’ai chi, Tues. & Thurs. • Day trips (various times), fee charged. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Social Services Department has information on and can make referrals to agencies, organizations and institutions providing such services. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • Dial-a-Ride: Bus takes residents over 60 or people with disabilities to medical, dental, therapy appointments in Weston, Westport, Wilton, Norwalk. Service also for Senior Center or shopping trips. Call to schedule appointments. Two-days’ notice required. 203-222-2576 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • ITN Coastal CT, offers 24/7 transportation to anywhere within six towns serviced: Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton. Annual membership fee and reasonable rates per mile or hour. • 203-858-2001 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Applications for Elderly Tax Abatement, Tax Freeze and Tax Deferred Programs available for residents 65 and older in Tax Collector’s Office. Information about Transfer Station charges relief also available. Town Hall • Weston, CT 06883 • 203-222-2696 E-mail: cmclellan@westonct.gov Tax Collector • Cathleen McClellan PROBATE COURT SENIOR ACTIVITIES CENTER Weston is part of Probate District 50. Center located in Hurlbutt Elementary School (HEC). 9 School Rd., Weston, CT • 203-222-2608 110 Myrtle Ave., Room 100 • Westport, CT 06880 Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m Director • Wendy Petty 203-341-1100 • Fax: 203-341-1153 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Judge • Lisa Wexler 57
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58 WESTON WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Special programs: 56 Norfield Rd. • Weston, CT 06883 • 203-222-2665 • Weston Injury Prevention (WIP). Ongoing education and training program for home safety and prevention of accidents and injury. Mailing Address: PO Box 1146, Weston, CT 06883 Web site: www.biblio.org/weston Director • Karen Tatarka CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT 56 Norfield Rd. • Weston, CT 06883 Non-emergencies: 203-222-2600 Web site: www.westonpolice.com E-mail: Webmaster@Westonpolice.com Chief • John Troxell • Heart Smart. Comprehensive program aimed at training individuals and groups to deal with cardiac events. General information regarding many facets of cardiac health distributed. CPR training provided to schools, community service organizations and other residents periodically or upon request. Special Programs Coordinator • Nisan Eventoff 203-222-2600 Other Important Phone Numbers Animal Control • 203-222-2642 WESTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Assessor • 203-222-2606 Department is private, nonprofit membership corporation made up for its entire history of unpaid, but highly trained, volunteers. Organized into two divisions—Fire/ Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Combined membership is about 90 volunteers. Eleven vehicles, including two ambulances, operate out of two fire stations. Health District (Westport/Weston) • 203-227-9571 Main dispatch phone (non-emergencies): 203-222-2600 • Fax: 203-222-2579 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) Fire/Rescue (general business): 203-222-2647 EMS (general business): 203-222-2649 60-64 609 Web site: www.wvfd.com E-mail: contactus@wvfd.com 75-84 336 85+ 102 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 17.0% Chief • John Pokorny Total 60+ Land area: 20.7 sq. mi. Fire Stations: • Station 1 (Headquarters), 52 Norfield Rd. Weston, CT 06883 • Non-emergencies: 203-222-2644 • Station 2, Lyons Plains • Weston, CT 06883 Non-emergencies: 203-222-2515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) One of two divisions of Weston Volunteer Fire Department. Utilizes two state-of-the-art ambulances operating out of Fire Station 2. Motto: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” Fire Station 2, Lyons Plains • Weston, CT 06883 General business (non-emergencies): 203-222-2649 Director • Jon Weingarten Public Works • 203-222-2662 Registrars of Voters • 203-222-2686 Town Clerk • 203-222-2616 WESTON’S POPULATION BY AGE 65-74 677 1,724 Total population of Weston: 10,179
58  WESTON  WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  Special programs   56 Norfield Rd.     Weston, CT 06883     203-222-2665      Weston In...
59 WESTPORT Town of Westport Jim Marpe, First Selectman Westport Town Hall 110 Myrtle Ave. • Westport, CT 06880 203-341-1000 • Web site: www.westportct.gov Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMMISSION FOR SENIOR SERVICES Seeks to study and promote effective programs, services for elderly, particularly in areas of housing, health, transportation, recreation and employment. Chair • Robert Fatherley MUNICIPAL AGENT FOR SENIORS Appointed by First Selectman, under state law, to represent interests of elderly. Assists seniors by providing information about and referral to community and other resources and by helping them to apply for benefits. Kristen Witt • 203-341-1067 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Helps residents “function optimally by developing programs and activities that address normal developmental needs” and assists in obtaining social services. Town Hall, Room 200 • 203-341-1050 Fax: 203-341-1073 Director • Barbara Butler Human Services Program Specialist • Susan Stefenson Programs and services for eligible seniors include: Town relief programs. • Fuel assistance programs. • Tax, rent and sewer charges relief programs. • Protective services in cases of elder abuse. • Financial assistance programs. • Employment assistance programs. • Counseling, information and referral regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medigap, SSI, Medicaid • Counseling, information and referral regarding family relationships. • Assistance with alternative living arrangements. • Home maintenance assistance programs. • Home care services. • Day care services. • Transportation services. • Programs offering volunteer opportunities. • Perspective: A Newsletter for Westport’s Seniors. CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES Offers nutrition program and multifaceted recreational and educational programming. 21 Imperial Ave. • Westport, CT 06880 203-341-5099 • Fax: 203-341-1187 www.westportct.gov/seniorcenter Search on Facebook by typing in “Westport Senior Center.” Hours: Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Senior Center Director • Susan Pfister 203-341-5098 Nurition Program Coordinator • Yoshi Mori 203-341-5097 Programs and services—call for times and possible fees— include: Senior Cafe. Noon meal Mon.-Fri. Reservations required at least 24 hrs. in advance. Suggested donation: $5. • Arts/Crafts. • Classes/ Lectures/Discussions. • Music/Drama/Films • Exercise/Dance. • Culinary Arts Presentations • Games. • Blood pressure/glucose screenings and flu clinic. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Municipal Agent for Seniors and Department of Human Services have information on such services. 203-341-1050. Information covers any programs or services useful to seniors in local and regional areas. Many services available on sliding-scale fee schedules. WESTPORT WESTON HEALTH DISTRICT Regional health department providing full-time professional public health services. Programs of immunization, counseling, testing, screening include ones targeting ailments that afflict seniors. 180 Bayberry Lane • Westport, CT 06880 • 203-227-9571 Director of Health • Mark Cooper Senior-oriented programs include: Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic. Once-in-a-lifetime vaccine for those 65 years and older. Fee covered by most Medicare plans. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • American Cancer Society, volunteer drivers take ambulatory patients anywhere in the area for cancer appointments. No cost but requires 72-hours’ notice. 1-800-227-2345 (Dial option 1.) • Bonenfant’s Drive Your Auto Service, provides drivers to drive anywhere —but in the client’s car only and with a three-hour minimum at $34.50 per hour, which includes gratuity. Set rates to NYC airports; call for prices. 203-831-2900 59
59  WESTPORT  Town of Westport Jim Marpe, First Selectman Westport Town Hall 110 Myrtle Ave.     Westport, CT 06880 203-34...
60 WESTPORT • Family & Children’s Agency—Home Care Plus, offers assisted transportation in wheelchair-accessible van for those at least 60 years of age to appointments, bank, post office and shopping. • 203-831-2900 • ITN Coastal CT, offers 24/7 transportation to anywhere within six towns serviced: Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton. Annual membership fee and reasonable rates per mile or hour. • 203-858-2001 • Norwalk Transit District’s Door-to-Door Service for Westport Residents, offers door-to-door transportation services to New Cannan, Norwalk and Wilton for Westport residents 65 years or older or certified as disabled. Mon.-Fri., 8 a. m.-5 p.m. • Application and tickets ($2.60 per ticket ot 10 for $23.40) available at Town Hall/Room 200 or Senior Center. TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Assessor’s Office administers State and Town programs of tax relief (credits, deferrals, exemptions, rebates) for elderly, disabled, veterans. Town Hall, Room 104 203-341-1070 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Fax: 203-341-1136 Hours (until Dec. 2015): Mon., Wed., Fri., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Applications also taken at Department of Human Services Assessor • Paul Friia WESTPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Active community programming features noted authors, artists, musicians, performers. One of Library’s emphases is drawing users’ attention to informative Web sites, including those relating to senior concerns. 20 Jesup Rd. • Westport, CT 06880 • 203-291-4840 Fax: 203-227-3829 • Web site: www.westportlibrary.org Director • Maxine Bleiweis PROBATE COURT Town Hall, Room 100 • 203-341-1100 Fax: 203-341-1153 Judge • Lisa Wexler CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT All officers also certified as Emergency Medical Technicians or Medical Response Technicians and function as First Responders to all emergency medical calls, with assistance of Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services in ambulance crews. 50 Jesup Rd. • Westport, CT 06880 Non-emergencies: 203-341-6000 • Fax: 203-341-6092 Chief • Dale E. Call FIRE DEPARTMENT 515 Post Road East • Westport, CT 06880 Non-emergencies: 203-341-5000 • Fax: 203-341-5009 Web site: www.westportfirefighters.com Chief • Andrew Kingsbury WESTPORT VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (WVEMS) Not-for-profit organization whose volunteers work with Police Department to assist in providing emergency medical care to community. WVEMS staffs ambulance service 24 hours a day every day. 50 Jesup Rd. • Westport, CT 06880 Non-emergencies: 203-341-6081 • Fax: 203-454-6157 Web site: www.westportems.org President • Leah Foodman WVEMS promotes File of Life Program. Information about residents’ medical conditions and medications is placed in magnetic holder on refrigerator, with sticker for front door to notify responders in emergency. Card to carry also provided. Other Important Phone Numbers Animal Control • 203-341-5075 Public Works • 203-341-1120 Registrars of Voters • 203-341-1115 Tax Collector • 203-341-1060 Town Clerk • 203-341-1110 WESTPORT’S POPULATION BY AGE (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 1,576 65-74 2,177 75-84 1,421 Total population of Westport: 26,391 85+ 628 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 21.9% Total 60+ Land area: 20.0 sq. mi. 5,802
60  WESTPORT      Family   Children   s Agency   Home Care Plus, offers assisted transportation in wheelchair-accessible v...
WILTON Town of Wilton Lynne A. Vanderslice, First Selectman Wilton Town Hall 238 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 Senior Center also works closely with the following, among other agencies, organizations, institutions: • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 203-762-0520 E-mail: mail@wiltonct.org Gives residents 55 and older opportunity to offer their time and talents to help all nonprofit groups in Wilton, including schools, churches, Town departments. Web site: www.wiltonct.org • Wilton Meals on Wheels Town Hall • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Provides low-cost, high-quality, hot and cold meals delivered Mon., Wed., Fri. as needed to those who qualify. Some financial assistance possible. 203-563-0100 • Fax: 203-563-0299 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Department “provides crisis intervention; short-term counseling; information and referral to local, state, federal human service programs.” Emphasis on “services to keep older people safe and independent in their homes.” Operates Free Food Pantry at Comstock Community Center. Services for Wilton residents only. 439 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6238 • Wilton Continuing Education, offers a wide choice of courses in many areas of interest to seniors; most free. Hours: Sept.-May, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; June/July/Aug., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • Wilton Family YMCA, many programs specifically for older adults. 404 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-762-8384 www.wiltonymca.org 395 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 Director • Cathy Pierce 203-762-0381 and 203-834-769 Coordinator of Senior Services • Lauren M. Hughes • Wilton Parks and Recreation Department, offers a variety of leisure activities for seniors of all physical capabilities, including barbecues and day trips. Seasonal pass to Merwin Meadows park available free to those 65 or older. Coordinator of Senior Activities • Lizabeth Doty SENIOR CENTER Department of Social Services operates Senior Center as part of Comstock Community Center. 180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6240 Among wide range of programs that Center sponsors are: Weekly: Hot lunch, Wed. & Thurs., with entertainment on Wed.; reservations required; donations requested • line dancing • t’ai chi • Comstock Writers Group • yoga • fitness & exercise activities • bingo • mah-jongg • chess • Scrabble • card games (including lessons for beginners in bridge) • Wii bowling • billiards. Bimonthly: Corridors newsletter provides schedules and details of Center offerings. Mailed to registered voters 60 and older. Also available on Town Web site. Monthly: Garden Club and lunch • jewelry workshop • Comstock Knitters and Crafters (biweekly) • Book Discussion Group and lunch • play reading • blood-pressure screenings • painting and sketching. Also offered: Computer skills instruction covering computer fundamentals, Excel, Word, graphic tools, Internet usage. 180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6234 www.wiltonparksandrec.org SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Department of Social Services provides information on and referral to such services as support groups and respite programs, particularly those offered by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 203-762-8958. STAY AT HOME IN WILTON, INC. Nonprofit membership organization that, for a modest fee, provides services to senior citizens who desire to stay in their homes with an independent lifestyle rather than move to congregate or assisted living residential complexes. Services include: information and referrals; emergency planning; home repairs; safety services and adaptation; home office problem solving; help with pets; household cleaning; transportation for a variety of purposes; more. Support is offered by Coordination Directors with professional backgrounds. Using a pool of volunteers and vetted paid providers, Coordinators schedule services to meet the needs of participants. 61
WILTON  Town of Wilton Lynne A. Vanderslice, First Selectman Wilton Town Hall 238 Danbury Rd.     Wilton, CT 06897  Senior...
62 WILTON Stay at Home in Wilton also functions as a kind of community by offering social activities, such as parties, concerts and seminars. P.O. Box 46 • Wilton, CT 06897-0046 Web site: www.stayathomeinwilton.org Executive Coordinator • Janet Johnson TRANSPORTATION SERVICES • Dial-a-Ride, Town program operated out of Parks and Recreation Department. Directed toward senior citizens and disabled. Limited to Wilton and Norwalk. Reservations required. Nominal fee. 203-834-6235 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. • FISH, volunteer organization drives residents to medical and dental appointments in surrounding towns. Not wheelchair accessible. Call 48 hours in advance. 203-834-3737 • Mon./Wed./Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • ITN Coastal CT, offers 24/7 transportation to anywhere within six towns serviced: Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton. Annual membership fee and reasonable rates per mile or hour. • 203-858-2001 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Assessor determines eligibility of elderly homeowners and renters requesting tax relief/grants. Town Hall • 203-563-0121 Assessor • David Lisowski LIBRARY Wilton Library Association, Inc., facility is Town’s center for business research, leisure reading, cultural activities. Several programs and services designed with older adults in mind. 137 Old Ridgefield Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 203-762-3950 • Fax: 203-834-1166 Web site: www.wiltonlibrary.org Director • Elaine Tai-Lauria E-mail: etailauria@wiltonlibrary.org Services for seniors include: PROBATE COURT Wilton is in Probate District 51. 125 East Ave., Room 232 • Norwalk, CT 06852-2009 203-854-7737 • Fax: 203-854-7825 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2009 Norwalk, CT 06852-2009 Judge • Anthony DePanfilis CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES. POLICE DEPARTMENT 240 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 Non-emergencies: 203-834-6260 Web site: www.wiltonpolice.org “Are You OK?” Program: Telephone reassurance program available free to any resident homebound, medically disabled or over 60. Each morning, call placed to individual’s home via automatic system. If no response, second call placed. If still no response, officer dispatched to residence and relative or key holder contacted. FIRE DEPARTMENT Web site: www.wiltonfire.org Chief • Ronald Kanterman Headquarters/Station 1 236 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 Non-emergencies: 203-834-6246 or 203-834-5247 Station 2 (Marhoffer Station) 707 Ridgefield Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 Non-emergencies: 203-834-6246 or 203-834-6247 Georgetown Fire District of Town of Redding responds to calls from part of Georgetown section in Wilton. Non-emergencies: (203) 544-8800 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) 234 Danbury RD. • Wilton, CT 06897 Non-emergencies: 203-834-6245 • Aids for access and reading for those with handicaps and vision difficulties: handicapped-access entry doors; large-print collection; magnifying glasses; special computers and devices (e.g., Optelec Reader). WILTON’S POPULATION BY AGE • Senior Resources Center: easy access to information sources especially relevant to senior interests. 65-74 1,255 • At Your Service: At Home Program: books, magazines, audiobooks mailed to homes of those unable to get to Library; special pouch provided for postage-paid return. 85+ 441 (Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census) 60-64 1,003 75-84 794 Total 55+ 3,493 Total population of Wilton: 18,062 Percentage 60 years of age or over: 19.4% Land area: 27.4 sq. mi.
62  WILTON  Stay at Home in Wilton also functions as a kind of community by offering social activities, such as parties, c...
HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 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 National Health and Service Organizations 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 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. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, DC 20542, Phone: 1-800-424-8567 (toll free), E-mail: nls@loc.gov, www.lcweb.loc.gov/nls/. National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1251 18th St., Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 1-800-223-2226 (toll free), www.nof.org, National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood, CO 80112-3747, Phone: 1-800-STROKES (787-6537) (toll free), www.stroke.org. Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1395 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, Phone: 1-800-457-6676 (toll free), E-mail: info@pdf.org. Pension Rights Center, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 206, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 202-296-3776, E-mail: pnsnrights@aol.com. Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY 10016, Phone: 1-800-SKIN-490 (754-6490) (toll free), www.skincancer.org. United Seniors Health Council, www.unitedseniorshealth.org. Vision Council. 225 Reinekers Ln., Suite 700, Alexandria, VA 22314, 1-866-826-0290 (toll free) http://www.thevisioncouncil. org. Well Spouse Association, 63 West Main Street, Suite 14, Freehold, NJ 07728, Phone: 1-800-838-0879 (toll free), E-mail: info@wellspouse.org, www.wellspouse.org. Find additional and expanded information at www.seniorgotoguide.com U.S. Social Security Administration 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. 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
64  HEALTH   SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS American Stroke Association c o American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dal...
65 Index Home Care/Home Health Care PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Comfort Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 32 Compass Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 31 Connecticut In-Home Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 30, 31 Cleaning Services Coastal Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Griswold Home Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 31 Home Choice Senior Care, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 33 Medicaid Specialists Hope Health Care, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 32 ADVANTA Medicaid Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 25 Jewish Senior Services Personal Response Systems Jewish Senior Services • Voice Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 25 Poetry Presentation What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging and the Last of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 CAREGIVERS AND RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES Adult Day Programs Adult Day Program at Waveny Care Center • Friedman Home Care Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 31 Osborn Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 32 Premier Care, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 32 RVNA • Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 33 Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 32 Waveny at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 27, 33, back cover Waveny Home Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 27, 33, back cover Hospices Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice . . . . . . . . . 5, 34 Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 26, 27, back cover Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere by the Sea Hospitals Adult Day Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 26 Greenwich Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Aging in Place Solutions Norwalk Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Stamford Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Senior Choice at Home® A Program of Jewish Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 26 Independent Living Communities Waveny LifeCare Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 26, 27, back cover Carmel Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 35 Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities Teresian Towers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 35 Nursing Homes Edgehill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, inside back cover Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 35 Jewish Senior Services Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 35 • Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 26 Laurel Ridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Parsonage Cottage Senior Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 28 Maefair Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Senior Choice at Home Northbridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 A Program of Jewish Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 28 Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 36 ® The Nathaniel Witherell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 36 The Greens and The Residence at Cannondale . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Villa at Stamford The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 27, 28, back cover Waveny Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 37, back cover The Village at Waveny • Assisted Living Dedicated to Caring for Wilton Meadows, People with Memory Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 27, 29, back cover Elder Abuse Prevention Jewish Senior Services • The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 29 Geriatric Assessments and Care Management Geriatric Care Management at Waveny . . . 7, 27, 30, back cover Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 30 The Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic . . . . 7, 27, 30, back cover Rehabilitation and Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 37 Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Jewish Senior Services • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 37 Rehabilitation Facilities and Service Providers Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 37 Jewish Senior Services • Goldstein Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 37 Laurel Ridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 38
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66 Index (continued) Maefair Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 38 Northbridge Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 38 Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 38 Rehabilitation Services Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Kevin Kelly & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 40 Law Offices of Joel D. Muhlbaum, LLC, Attorneys at Law . . . . 39 Law Offices of Linnea J. Levine, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41 at Waveny Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 27, 38, back cover Banks The Nathaniel Witherell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 38 People’s United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover, 40 The Villa at Stamford for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 38 Wilton Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 38 LEGAL, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGES/REVERSE MORTGAGES, AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS Real Estate Roger Norum, Realtor, GRI, SRES, AHWD Higgins Group Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41 CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 43 Edward Lawrence Funeral Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Attorneys Magner Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Braunstein & Todisco, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 39, 40 Willowbrook Cemetery Association, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Eliovson & Tenore/ We extend a special thanks to everyone who helped make the Senior GO TO Guide possible, especially: Olive Hauser, Director Darien Department of Human Services Linda O’Leary, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Darien Elizabeth Paris, Director, Senior Program, Town of Darien Ann Augustine, Assistant to Director, Greenwich Department of Health Paula Belmont, Staff Assistant, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Greenwich Chicky Krois, Commission on Aging, Town of Greenwich George O’Loughlin, Director of Case Management, Town of Greenwich Deborah C. Travers, Division of Family Health Director, Town of Greenwich Barbara Achenbaum, Executive Director, Staying Put in New Canaan Carol McDonald, Director of Health & Human Services, Town of New Canaan Lyn Bond, Director Lapham Community Center, Senior Center of New Canaan Laura Epstein, M.S., Municipal Agent for the Elderly, City of Norwalk Sally Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, City of Norwalk Beatrix Winter, Executive Director Senior Center, City of Norwalk Kathleen Bordelon, Executive Director, SilverSource, Inc., Stamford Linda Christensen, Development Associate, SilverSource, Inc., Stamford Joanne Ettorre, Municipal Agent for the Elderly, City of Stamford Wendy Derene, Selectman’s Office, Town of Weston Suzanne Friedman, Assistant to the Social Worker, Weston Social Services Dept. Wendy Petty, Senior Activities Center, Town of Weston Susan Pfister, Senior Center Director, Town of Westport Margaret Pinheiro, Administrative Secretary, Westport Dept. of Human Services Janet Suchsland, Selectman’s Office, Town of Westport Lauren M. Hughes, Coordinator of Senior Services, Wilton Dept. of Social Services Janet Johnson, Executive Coordinator, Stay At Home, Wilton, CT Jacqueline Rochester, Executive Assistant, Office of the First Selectman, Town of Wilton Hannah Smith, ITNCoastalCT 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.
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