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This is a directory of professional and government services for Seniors in Lower Fairfield County, CT.

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Houses with many stories ...
Some historic residences in Lower Fairfield County
ADULT DAY CARE
ASSISTED LIVING
HOME CARE
HOSPITAL SERVICES
NURSING FACILITIES
SENIOR HOUSING
Guide to Local
SERVICES
AND FACILITIES
Darien
Greenwich
New Canaan
Norwalk
Stamford
Weston
Westport
Wilton
Lower Fairfield County Edition
Guide to city and town services
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Guide to City/Town Services
What Are Advance Health Care Directives?
Preserving Family Memories
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PURSE!
Hiring a caregiver
A DIRECTORY OF HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES
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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS | SEMINARS | EVENTS | TRAINING
To learn more, contact Angela DeLeon at (203) 338-4225
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Protecting seniors from financial exploitation, identity theft and scams through
community partnerships to provide:
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To learn more, contact Angela DeLeon at (203) 338-4225
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LOCAL BUSINESSES
AND SERVICES
Find the products and services that you need.
25 Professionals, Businesses and Services
28 Caregivers and Residential Facilities
39 Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse Mortgages,
and Financial Professionals
41 Cemeteries and Funeral Homes
ARTICLES
6 COVER STORY: Houses With Many Stories . . .
Some historic residences in Lower Fairfield County
10 What Are Advance Health Care Directives?
12 Keep an Eye on Your Purse!
18 Hiring a Caregiver
22 Preserving Family Memories: Linking past, present and future
41 Is It a Good Idea to Prepay for Your Funeral Service?
43 Variable Medicare Premiums
Table of Contents
44 Darien
46 Greenwich
49 New Canaan
51 Norwalk
54 Stamford
57 Weston
59 Westport
61 Wilton
53 Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
63 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations
63 National Health and Service Organizations
65 Index
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES
Your community offers a wide range of services especially for seniors.
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Cover story photo credits can be found on page 66.
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Assisted Living Residences
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53 Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
63 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations
63 National Health and Service Organizations
65 Index
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from the redcoats at the tavern. The
structure is now maintained by the
DAR as a Revolutionary-era tavern
museum, open Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by
appointment. It has a collection
of Israel Putnam memorabilia
and hosts tours, events, historical
reenactments and more.
Houses with many stories ...
Some historic residences in Lower Fairfield County
A look through the front door into the Cottage/Tavern. Bright sunlight makes
the red siding look pink.
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and
Research Associate
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any people have a great interest
in history—that of their own
families, of course, but also local, state,
regional, national and even world
history. Fairfield County is an area rich
in historic places. Currently, there are
over 280 properties and districts listed
on the National Registers of Historic
Places for the county. Let’s take a
“look at” just eight of those places—
in a zigzagging swing from Greenwich
to Wilton to Westport—and a “listen
to” the stories that they might tell, if
houses could talk
Greenwich:
Putnam Cottage/Knapp’s Tavern,
243 East Putnam Ave.
If this bright red house could speak,
it might clear up some controversies
as to when it was built and by whom.
The generally accepted history is
that the house was built in the
late 17th century and became the
popular Knapp’s Tavern in the mid-
18th. During the Revolutionary
War, it served such noted soldiers
as Generals George Washington
and Israel Putnam. Putnam is said
to have begun his dramatic escape
Continued on page 8
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Cover story photo credits can be found on page 66.
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Stamford: Rockrimmon Rockshelter
If Stamford’s oldest residence could
tell its story, it would probably do
it as a song, a rock song—for it is
a rock formation, the Rockrimmon
Rockshelter. But that “song of the
Rock” would be a Native American
chant, for prehistoric Native peoples
occupied the site off and on from
approximately 5000 BC to 2000
BC. The Rock is a glacial erratic,
which was transported in glacial
ice and left behind by the melting
waters of the Wisconsin III glacier
as it retreated from southwestern
Connecticut around 16,000
radiocarbon years ago. Collapses of
portions of the formation, which is
now 60-feet high, may have limited
occupation after 2000 BC, but some
usage still continued into historic
times. A legend holds that the first
white man in the area lived in a
large flat space on top of the Rock.
Another legend, a Native American
one, holds that a man who stole a
sacred pebble from a shaman found
that the pebble grew and grew,
becoming the Rock and crushing
New Canaan: The Glass House
(1949) designed by Philip Johnson.
Glass House Visitor Center +
Design Store, 199 Elm Street
It’s been said that the Glass House
designed by Philip Johnson and
built in 1949 expresses itself
as a kind of “essay in minimal
structure, geometry, proportion,
and the effects of transparency and
reflection.” Mostly hidden from the
street, the house is one open space
(except for the bathroom),
56-ft. long, 32-ft. wide and
10½-ft. high. Inspired by Mies van
der Rohe, it is an example of the
early use of industrial materials,
such as glass and steel, in home
design. The Glass House offers a
variety of tours every day except
Tuesdays and Wednesdays (site
closed to the public then). The
tour season runs from May 1 to
Nov. 30. Tickets must be purchased
in advance. theglasshouse.org
the man beneath it. The shelter was
named after the Old Testament Rock
of Rimmon in the 19th century. The
name gradually became condensed.
When development threatened the
site in the 1970s, members and
associates of the Norwalk Community
College Archaeology Club undertook
excavations that discovered prehistoric
hearths and tools and other artifacts at
the site. The discoveries persuaded the
landowner to preserve the site, which
was listed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1994. The site is on
private property, and access
is restricted.
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Houses with many stories . . . Continued
Continued on page 16
Cover story photo credits can be
found on page 66.
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“Advance directive” is a general term
that refers to your oral and written
instructions about your future medical
care, in the event that you become
unable to speak for yourself. Each state
regulates the use of advance directives
differently. There are two types of
advance directives: a living will and a
medical power of attorney.
What is a Living Will?
In a living will you put in writing
your wishes about medical treatment
should you be unable to communicate
at the end of life. A living will goes
into effect only when you are unable
to communicate your decisions about
your medical care. Your right to accept
or refuse treatment is protected by
both constitutional and common law.
What is a Medical Power
of Attorney?
A medical power of attorney
enables you to appoint someone
you trust to make decisions about
your medical care if you cannot
make those decisions yourself. This
type of advance directive may also
be called a “health care proxy”
or “appointment of a health care
agent.” The person you appoint may
be called your health care agent,
surrogate, attorney-in-fact, or proxy.
He or she is authorized to speak for
you at any time you are unable to
make your own medical decisions,
not only at the end of life.
Do I need an Advance Directive?
It’s a matter of personal choice.
There are many benefits to
creating advance directives. They
give you a voice in decisions
about your medical care when
you are unconscious or too ill to
communicate. As long as you are
able to express your own decisions,
your advance directive will not be
used, and you can accept or refuse any
medical treatment.
What laws govern the use
of Advance Directives?
Both federal and state laws govern the
use of advance directives. The federal
law, the Patient Self-Determination
Act, requires health care facilities that
receive Medicaid and Medicare funds to
inform patients of their rights to execute
advance directives. Connecticut law also
permits individuals to appoint a health
care representative, make wishes known
about end-of-life decisions, donate
anatomical gifts and designate
a conservator.
What should you do with
your Advance Directives?
Many people understandably want to
keep their living will and health care
power of attorney forms in a secure
What Are Advance Health Care Directives?
by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
place. But if these documents are
locked away in a safe deposit box,
they won’t be much help if you’re
unexpectedly hospitalized. Here are
some people who should have copies
of your advance directives and some
other places where they should
be filed.
Your health care agent and any
alternative agents should have a copy
of your health care power of attorney
and your living will, Give a copy to
your doctor so it will be in your file
and medical record.
If you are in the hospital, ask to have
a copy of your advance directives put
in your chart.
File the original documents in a
safe place in your home—and tell
your agent, family, and friends
where you put them. Hospitals may
request an original, so it’s important
that someone can find the original
documents when necessary.
Carry it with you. Put a card with
your health care agent’s name and
contact information in your wallet or
purse. Also note on the card where
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
Advance directives are legally valid in concept throughout the United States. But
the laws governing advance directives vary from state to state, and those of one
state don’t always work in another state. So it’s important to make sure that any
directives that you sign comply with your state’s law.
Advance directives become legally valid as soon as they are signed in front of
a witness.
Emergency medical technicians cannot honor a living will or a medical power
of attorney. When emergency personnel are called, they must do whatever is
necessary to stabilize a person for transfer to a hospital. After a physician evaluates
the person’s condition and determines the underlying conditions, the advance
directives can be implemented.
Because one state’s advance directives don’t always work in another state, if you
spend a significant amount of time in more than one state, you should complete
and sign advance directives for each state.
An advance directive does not expire on its own. It remains in effect until you
change it. If you complete a new advance directive, it invalidates the previous one.
you keep the original and additional
copies of your directives.
To ensure that your wishes are
carried out, you should speak with an
attorney with experience in drafting
advance health care directives.
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Providing
Professional Personal
Service
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.
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
&
Braunstein
Todisco, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
Committed To Protecting the Dignity, Financial
and Legal Rights of Seniors
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“Advance directive” is a general term
that refers to your oral and written
instructions about your future medical
care, in the event that you become
unable to speak for yourself. Each state
regulates the use of advance directives
differently. There are two types of
advance directives: a living will and a
medical power of attorney.
What is a Living Will?
In a living will you put in writing
your wishes about medical treatment
should you be unable to communicate
at the end of life. A living will goes
into effect only when you are unable
to communicate your decisions about
your medical care. Your right to accept
or refuse treatment is protected by
both constitutional and common law.
What is a Medical Power
of Attorney?
A medical power of attorney
enables you to appoint someone
you trust to make decisions about
your medical care if you cannot
make those decisions yourself. This
type of advance directive may also
be called a “health care proxy”
or “appointment of a health care
agent.” The person you appoint may
be called your health care agent,
surrogate, attorney-in-fact, or proxy.
He or she is authorized to speak for
you at any time you are unable to
make your own medical decisions,
not only at the end of life.
Do I need an Advance Directive?
It’s a matter of personal choice.
There are many benefits to
creating advance directives. They
give you a voice in decisions
about your medical care when
you are unconscious or too ill to
communicate. As long as you are
able to express your own decisions,
your advance directive will not be
used, and you can accept or refuse any
medical treatment.
What laws govern the use
of Advance Directives?
Both federal and state laws govern the
use of advance directives. The federal
law, the Patient Self-Determination
Act, requires health care facilities that
receive Medicaid and Medicare funds to
inform patients of their rights to execute
advance directives. Connecticut law also
permits individuals to appoint a health
care representative, make wishes known
about end-of-life decisions, donate
anatomical gifts and designate
a conservator.
What should you do with
your Advance Directives?
Many people understandably want to
keep their living will and health care
power of attorney forms in a secure
What Are Advance Health Care Directives?
by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
place. But if these documents are
locked away in a safe deposit box,
they won’t be much help if you’re
unexpectedly hospitalized. Here are
some people who should have copies
of your advance directives and some
other places where they should
be filed.
Your health care agent and any
alternative agents should have a copy
of your health care power of attorney
and your living will, Give a copy to
your doctor so it will be in your file
and medical record.
If you are in the hospital, ask to have
a copy of your advance directives put
in your chart.
File the original documents in a
safe place in your home—and tell
your agent, family, and friends
where you put them. Hospitals may
request an original, so it’s important
that someone can find the original
documents when necessary.
Carry it with you. Put a card with
your health care agent’s name and
contact information in your wallet or
purse. Also note on the card where
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
Advance directives are legally valid in concept throughout the United States. But
the laws governing advance directives vary from state to state, and those of one
state don’t always work in another state. So it’s important to make sure that any
directives that you sign comply with your state’s law.
Advance directives become legally valid as soon as they are signed in front of
a witness.
Emergency medical technicians cannot honor a living will or a medical power
of attorney. When emergency personnel are called, they must do whatever is
necessary to stabilize a person for transfer to a hospital. After a physician evaluates
the person’s condition and determines the underlying conditions, the advance
directives can be implemented.
Because one state’s advance directives don’t always work in another state, if you
spend a significant amount of time in more than one state, you should complete
and sign advance directives for each state.
An advance directive does not expire on its own. It remains in effect until you
change it. If you complete a new advance directive, it invalidates the previous one.
you keep the original and additional
copies of your directives.
To ensure that your wishes are
carried out, you should speak with an
attorney with experience in drafting
advance health care directives.
N
Providing
Professional Personal
Service
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.
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
&
Braunstein
Todisco, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
Committed To Protecting the Dignity, Financial
and Legal Rights of Seniors
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The startled shopper became even
more startled when a police officer
suddenly appeared. The officer
explained what was going on. It was
a Purse Patrol, and the pleasant-
looking woman who had brushed
by was Angela DeLeon, Senior
Community Relations and Crime
Prevention Specialist from People’s
United Bank, and it was she who had
placed the sticker on the purse, just
one of many stickers that she would
place that day.
On the Purse Patrol that day, after
DeLeon had tagged distracted
shoppers’ purses, handbags or
wallets, simulating the time that
it would take for a thief to do
T
he shopper peered intently at
the goods on the supermarket
shelf, trying to decide which
brand was the best bargain. As she
pondered her decision, a pleasant-
looking woman quickly and quietly
brushed by her and continued
down the aisle, brushing past other
shoppers. The pondering shopper
picked a product and turned to
push her cart, which held her purse,
on to other areas of the store. But
something caught her eye. It was a
sticker on her purse that read:
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PURSE!
Shelton Police Department Crime Prevention Officer David Eldridge discusses with a
shopper at Stop and Shop ways to protect a pocketbook from would-be thieves.
victim can expect to spend $500
and 30 hours resolving each identity
theft crime.
In the store of the pondering
shopper, also in Fairfield County,
a tagged shopper mused: “I was
close to my purse, but now I’ll be
more aware.” As Angela DeLeon
of initiatives in addition to the
Purse Patrols.
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For information on these initiatives as well
as the Purse Patrols, contact: Ms. Angela
DeLeon, People’s United Bank, 850 Main
Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604; 203-338-4225;
Angela.DeLeon@peoples,com.
never tires of saying: “Awareness is
key, and we all have to look out for
one another in the name of safety.”
To increase awareness and safety,
particularly with regard to senior
citizens, who are specially targeted
by thieves and scamsters, People’s
United Bank has developed a range
Angela DeLeon of People’s United Bank and Shelton
Police Chief Shawn Sequeira at a press conference on
crime prevention at Stop and Shop in Shelton.
his/her snatching, various police
officers explained the dangers of
theft in and around stores and gave
tips to shoppers on how to avoid
becoming a victim. Many shoppers
had thought that they already were
taking sufficient precautions. For
example, during a Purse Patrol
in one Fairfield County store, a
shopper told a reporter: “I try to
keep an eye on my bag, I really do.”
But looking at the sticker on her
purse, she added: “I guess something
can happen really fast.” About such
statements, DeLeon comments:
“You’ll see how quickly we can tag
a purse, and how quickly I could
really take the purse and go.”
Many People’s United Bank
branches are located in Stop and
Shop markets, and the chain often
partners with the bank in organizing
Purse Patrols. As Cindy Carrasquilla,
Stop and Shop’s Manager of Public
Relations and Community Relations
for the New York Metro Area, has
said: “It’s easy for people to get
distracted while shopping, especially
during the busy holidays. But we
make public safety a top priority,
and there are things you can do to
make the job of a would-be thief a
little more difficult . . . .”
DeLeon and police officers point
out that the greatest danger in the
snatching of purses, handbags or
wallets is not necessarily in the loss
of cash or car or house keys but
in identity theft. According to the
Federal Trade Commission,
19 people become victims of identity
theft every minute, and the average
Angela DeLeon has some tips for shoppers about how
to save money, not by finding bargains in a store but
by making sure that, while you are in a store, no one
steals your money—or your identity.
BE A SAVVY—AND SAFE—SHOPPER
Be aware of your surroundings at all times and anyone
invading your “personal space.”
When paying at the register with a debit card, cover
the PIN pad to prevent anyone from seeing your PIN
number. Also, never pick a PIN number that correlates to
your personal information—such as a birth date, address,
or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
When standing at the checkout register, do not “flash
cash” by opening your wallet wide and revealing your
money or credit cards.
If carrying a purse, be sure to keep it zipped closed and
never leave it unattended in the shopping cart. You can
attach your purse to the cart using the child safety strap
and buckling that strap to the cart, for added safety.
If wearing a coat with large pockets, put your ID, money,
debit or credit card, and keys in those pockets that are
not easily accessible by others.
When putting your purchases in your car, first put your
purse in an obscure place in the vehicle so that while
you are unloading your grocery cart, your purse cannot
be stolen.
If your purse or wallet is stolen, immediately alert store
security and contact police. If your keys are also stolen,
check the parking lot to see if your car is missing. If your
house keys are stolen, notify a neighbor to watch your
house, alert police, and have your locks changed as
soon as possible.
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Continued on page 14
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The startled shopper became even
more startled when a police officer
suddenly appeared. The officer
explained what was going on. It was
a Purse Patrol, and the pleasant-
looking woman who had brushed
by was Angela DeLeon, Senior
Community Relations and Crime
Prevention Specialist from People’s
United Bank, and it was she who had
placed the sticker on the purse, just
one of many stickers that she would
place that day.
On the Purse Patrol that day, after
DeLeon had tagged distracted
shoppers’ purses, handbags or
wallets, simulating the time that
it would take for a thief to do
T
he shopper peered intently at
the goods on the supermarket
shelf, trying to decide which
brand was the best bargain. As she
pondered her decision, a pleasant-
looking woman quickly and quietly
brushed by her and continued
down the aisle, brushing past other
shoppers. The pondering shopper
picked a product and turned to
push her cart, which held her purse,
on to other areas of the store. But
something caught her eye. It was a
sticker on her purse that read:
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PURSE!
Shelton Police Department Crime Prevention Officer David Eldridge discusses with a
shopper at Stop and Shop ways to protect a pocketbook from would-be thieves.
victim can expect to spend $500
and 30 hours resolving each identity
theft crime.
In the store of the pondering
shopper, also in Fairfield County,
a tagged shopper mused: “I was
close to my purse, but now I’ll be
more aware.” As Angela DeLeon
of initiatives in addition to the
Purse Patrols.
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For information on these initiatives as well
as the Purse Patrols, contact: Ms. Angela
DeLeon, People’s United Bank, 850 Main
Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604; 203-338-4225;
Angela.DeLeon@peoples,com.
never tires of saying: “Awareness is
key, and we all have to look out for
one another in the name of safety.”
To increase awareness and safety,
particularly with regard to senior
citizens, who are specially targeted
by thieves and scamsters, People’s
United Bank has developed a range
Angela DeLeon of People’s United Bank and Shelton
Police Chief Shawn Sequeira at a press conference on
crime prevention at Stop and Shop in Shelton.
his/her snatching, various police
officers explained the dangers of
theft in and around stores and gave
tips to shoppers on how to avoid
becoming a victim. Many shoppers
had thought that they already were
taking sufficient precautions. For
example, during a Purse Patrol
in one Fairfield County store, a
shopper told a reporter: “I try to
keep an eye on my bag, I really do.”
But looking at the sticker on her
purse, she added: “I guess something
can happen really fast.” About such
statements, DeLeon comments:
“You’ll see how quickly we can tag
a purse, and how quickly I could
really take the purse and go.”
Many People’s United Bank
branches are located in Stop and
Shop markets, and the chain often
partners with the bank in organizing
Purse Patrols. As Cindy Carrasquilla,
Stop and Shop’s Manager of Public
Relations and Community Relations
for the New York Metro Area, has
said: “It’s easy for people to get
distracted while shopping, especially
during the busy holidays. But we
make public safety a top priority,
and there are things you can do to
make the job of a would-be thief a
little more difficult . . . .”
DeLeon and police officers point
out that the greatest danger in the
snatching of purses, handbags or
wallets is not necessarily in the loss
of cash or car or house keys but
in identity theft. According to the
Federal Trade Commission,
19 people become victims of identity
theft every minute, and the average
Angela DeLeon has some tips for shoppers about how
to save money, not by finding bargains in a store but
by making sure that, while you are in a store, no one
steals your money—or your identity.
BE A SAVVY—AND SAFE—SHOPPER
Be aware of your surroundings at all times and anyone
invading your “personal space.”
When paying at the register with a debit card, cover
the PIN pad to prevent anyone from seeing your PIN
number. Also, never pick a PIN number that correlates to
your personal information—such as a birth date, address,
or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
When standing at the checkout register, do not “flash
cash” by opening your wallet wide and revealing your
money or credit cards.
If carrying a purse, be sure to keep it zipped closed and
never leave it unattended in the shopping cart. You can
attach your purse to the cart using the child safety strap
and buckling that strap to the cart, for added safety.
If wearing a coat with large pockets, put your ID, money,
debit or credit card, and keys in those pockets that are
not easily accessible by others.
When putting your purchases in your car, first put your
purse in an obscure place in the vehicle so that while
you are unloading your grocery cart, your purse cannot
be stolen.
If your purse or wallet is stolen, immediately alert store
security and contact police. If your keys are also stolen,
check the parking lot to see if your car is missing. If your
house keys are stolen, notify a neighbor to watch your
house, alert police, and have your locks changed as
soon as possible.
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This house, if it could talk, might tell the proud history of a family, the
Mathers, and a great man, Stephen Tyng Mather, who actually became
head of the National Park Service, which establishes and maintains
the nation’s parks and many of its historic sites. The house is itself
a National Historic Landmark. The Mather homestead is a 2½-story
wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a side gable roof and a
central chimney. It was built in 1778 by Deacon Joseph Moses Mather.
In 1906 its ownership passed to Stephen Tyng Mather, who was a
highly successful businessman and conservationist. In 1917 he became
the first Director of the recently created National Park Service.
Norwalk: Lockwood-Mathews
Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Museum can tell us much about
that phase of the Victorian era in
America known as the “Gilded Age.”
The Gilded Age was the several
decades following the Civil War in
which America’s population and
productivity grew massively. The
“Captains of Industry”—merchants,
financiers, manufacturers—who
presided over this growth became
very rich indeed and did not
hesitate to display their wealth
by building fine—even opulent—
homes. One such home is the
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, now
a museum. Built between 1864
and 1868 by financier and railroad
tycoon LeGrand Lockwood, it was
a technological marvel for its time.
Its plumbing, lighting, ventilation
and heating systems were more
advanced than those of the White
House. The Museum now sponsors
a great variety of social, cultural and
educational activities, with several
tours offered Wed.-Sun. from April
through early January. Info: 203-
838-9799.
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Houses with many stories . . . Continued from page 8
Continued on page 20
Cover story photo credits can be found on page 66.
Darien: Stephen Tyng Mather House, 19 Stephen Mather Road
This house, if it could talk, might tell the proud history of a family, the
Mathers, and a great man, Stephen Tyng Mather, who actually became
head of the National Park Service, which establishes and maintains
the nation’s parks and many of its historic sites. The house is itself
a National Historic Landmark. The Mather homestead is a 2½-story
wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a side gable roof and a
central chimney. It was built in 1778 by Deacon Joseph Moses Mather.
In 1906 its ownership passed to Stephen Tyng Mather, who was a
highly successful businessman and conservationist. In 1917 he became
the first Director of the recently created National Park Service.
Norwalk: Lockwood-Mathews
Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Museum can tell us much about
that phase of the Victorian era in
America known as the “Gilded Age.”
The Gilded Age was the several
decades following the Civil War in
which America’s population and
productivity grew massively. The
“Captains of Industry”—merchants,
financiers, manufacturers—who
presided over this growth became
very rich indeed and did not
hesitate to display their wealth
by building fine—even opulent—
homes. One such home is the
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, now
a museum. Built between 1864
and 1868 by financier and railroad
tycoon LeGrand Lockwood, it was
a technological marvel for its time.
Its plumbing, lighting, ventilation
and heating systems were more
advanced than those of the White
House. The Museum now sponsors
a great variety of social, cultural and
educational activities, with several
tours offered Wed.-Sun. from April
through early January. Info: 203-
838-9799.
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Hiring a caregiver
Employ one yourself or
go through an agency?
by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
After deciding that home care is the
right option, families need to weigh
their options of hiring through a
home care agency versus hiring a
caregiver directly. Here are some
issues to consider.
Going solo
When you hire a caregiver
directly, you should be aware
of all the tax and liability
issues. As an employer, you
are responsible for filing
tax forms, paying payroll
taxes and verifying that
the employee can legally
work in the United
States. If you pay $1,900
or more in wages to
any one caregiver, you
need to withhold and pay
Social Security, Medicare taxes
and unemployment taxes. A private
caregiver may not carry his or her
own insurance, so if an accident or
injury occurs on the job, you could
be responsible.
Advantages of using an agency
When you hire through a
professional home health agency,
the agency is the employer, so you
don’t need to deal with any tax and
liability issues. The agency takes care
of screening the caregivers, doing
background checks, and providing
insurance.
Home care agencies are required
by law to supervise the caregivers
whom they provide, evaluate their
performance and offer ongoing
in-service training. Also, because
agencies have multiple caregivers
available, finding one with the
skills needed and personality that is
compatible is more likely.
Additionally, an agency can provide
back-up help if a regular caregiver is
not available because of illness or for
some other reason. If a non-agency
caregiver were similarly unavailable,
the person needing care or his or her
family would have to expend effort
and expense to arrange adequate
coverage for that period of time.
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Hiring a caregiver
Employ one yourself or
go through an agency?
by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
After deciding that home care is the
right option, families need to weigh
their options of hiring through a
home care agency versus hiring a
caregiver directly. Here are some
issues to consider.
Going solo
When you hire a caregiver
directly, you should be aware
of all the tax and liability
issues. As an employer, you
are responsible for filing
tax forms, paying payroll
taxes and verifying that
the employee can legally
work in the United
States. If you pay $1,900
or more in wages to
any one caregiver, you
need to withhold and pay
Social Security, Medicare taxes
and unemployment taxes. A private
caregiver may not carry his or her
own insurance, so if an accident or
injury occurs on the job, you could
be responsible.
Advantages of using an agency
When you hire through a
professional home health agency,
the agency is the employer, so you
don’t need to deal with any tax and
liability issues. The agency takes care
of screening the caregivers, doing
background checks, and providing
insurance.
Home care agencies are required
by law to supervise the caregivers
whom they provide, evaluate their
performance and offer ongoing
in-service training. Also, because
agencies have multiple caregivers
available, finding one with the
skills needed and personality that is
compatible is more likely.
Additionally, an agency can provide
back-up help if a regular caregiver is
not available because of illness or for
some other reason. If a non-agency
caregiver were similarly unavailable,
the person needing care or his or her
family would have to expend effort
and expense to arrange adequate
coverage for that period of time.
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Wilton/Ridgefield:
Weir House at Weir Farm National Historic
Site, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton
If Weir House could point, it would
probably call your attention to the epigraph
over its front door: “Here shall we rest and
call content our home.” This attitude is
certainly one that New York artist J. Alden
Weir (1852-1919) had on his frequent stays
at the 153-acre farm that he purchased in
1882 for $10 and a painting. The house
began in 1780 as a small colonial dwelling
on the Beers farm and was considerably
enlarged and altered by Weir, a key figure
in American Impressionism. Today the site
includes 16 structures. Artistic activity still
takes place. Grounds are open daily, year-
round, from sunrise to sunset. The Visitor
Center and Museum Store are open Wed.-
Sun., May 1-Oct. 1, and tours are offered at
various times during that period.
Weston: Gershom W. Bradley House, 115 Lyons Plains Road
The Gershom W. Bradley House is a prominent part of an interesting
neighborhood—the Bradley Edge Tool Company Historic District, located
near the Saugatuck River. The 19 historic houses and one industrial site in the
District constitute a significant representative residential community of the type
that developed in the 19th century in association with industries located in rural
areas. In the early 1830s, Gershom W. Bradley started the Bradley Edge Tool
Company to produce cutting tools. The factory burned down in 1909.
Westport: Wheeler House, 25 Avery Place
This house was most likely built in 1795 in the saltbox style by Captain
Ebenezer Coley for his son. Beginning in 1865, Morris Bradley, son of the
founder of the Bradley Edge Tool Company in Weston, enlarged and carried
out extensive renovations on the simple house, converting it to the then-
popular Italianate villa style. Bradley’s grandson, Dr. L. H. Wheeler, lived
there, 1933-1958. In 1981 the house became the headquarters of the Westport
Historical Society, which restored the house to its 19th-century elegance, with
traces of its
18th-century
origins.
The Society
conducts
educational
programs
and exhibits
there and
maintains a
museum shop
and research
center.
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Houses . . . Continued from page 16
Cover story photo credits can be
found on page 66.
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Interviewing
Technology offers many effective
ways to preserve family memories.
And you should begin with the
family members themselves. Why
not interview them? Be an oral
historian and record their responses
to your questions. Be a visual
historian and make a video record
of your relatives’ voices, images and
personalities.
As Steve Palmer, president of Family
Legacy Video, Inc., told AgingCare.
com: “The process of creating a
video biography can also bring
families closer, help family members
reconnect and foster an appreciation
and pride in shared family history.”
Palmer’s company organizes professional
videotaping sessions, with a videographer
utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. You
don’t have to go that route, however.
Your technology can be as simple as a
hand-held video device.
The other components of successful
interviewing are a quiet location, free
time, good questions—and, importantly,
the ability to really listen. Ancestry.com
and GreatLifeStories.com can give you
good ideas about the kind of questions
to ask and how to organize the responses
that you get. Some folks may not want
to be the subject of questions about their
whole lives but wouldn’t mind answering,
say, a question or two each week. There is
a service available for them.
As reported in The New York Times,
StoryWorth.com is one of a cluster of new
companies focused on enabling people
to collect their family histories. For an
annual fee of $49, StoryWorth transmits
a few questions chosen by an interviewer
for his or her relative to respond to each
week. The answers are stored on a Web
Preserving Family Memories:
Linking past, present and future
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
A
wonderful gift that grandparents can give their
grandchildren is insight into their family history.
Here are some tips on how to get started.
site where family members can read
them privately. There is an unlimited
amount of data storage allowed, and
users can upload their own audio files
and photographs, if they wish. One
StoryWorth interviewee commented:
“It stimulates a part of your brain
and memory that for me hadn’t been
stimulated any other way before.”
Genealogy
At some point in the process of
collecting and preserving family
memories, you probably will want
to enter the field of genealogy
and through research “climb the
family tree.” Ancestry.com is a
great resource for doing that. And
Connecticut residents are blessed
to have in the middle of the state
the Godfrey Memorial Library of
Genealogy, History and Biography,
in Middletown, whose enormous
resources have been described by one
publication as “the best genealogical
bargain available.”
What to do about photos
The “spell” of preserving
memories is, perhaps,
strongest with regard to
photos. So many of us
have hordes of photos
stored in old albums and
shoeboxes and all kinds of
other containers, placed
everywhere from the living
room mantel to the dusty
attic. One estimate holds
that the average household
has about 5,500 analog
snapshots. The problem
with analog photos—and
videos—though, is that
they can fade over time or
be discarded mistakenly
or be destroyed by fires,
floods or other disasters. To be
saved, they need to be digitized.
Scanning numerous photos so
that they can be digitized is
definitely a formidable task. In an
article on Forbes online, however,
Tony Bradley points out that
ScanMyPhotos.com provides a
number of services that can help
mightily with this task. For $99
ScanMyPhotos will ship you a
prepaid box, capable of holding
approximately 1,800 photos,
in which you can place your
photos and send them back to be
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Interviewing
Technology offers many effective
ways to preserve family memories.
And you should begin with the
family members themselves. Why
not interview them? Be an oral
historian and record their responses
to your questions. Be a visual
historian and make a video record
of your relatives’ voices, images and
personalities.
As Steve Palmer, president of Family
Legacy Video, Inc., told AgingCare.
com: “The process of creating a
video biography can also bring
families closer, help family members
reconnect and foster an appreciation
and pride in shared family history.”
Palmer’s company organizes professional
videotaping sessions, with a videographer
utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. You
don’t have to go that route, however.
Your technology can be as simple as a
hand-held video device.
The other components of successful
interviewing are a quiet location, free
time, good questions—and, importantly,
the ability to really listen. Ancestry.com
and GreatLifeStories.com can give you
good ideas about the kind of questions
to ask and how to organize the responses
that you get. Some folks may not want
to be the subject of questions about their
whole lives but wouldn’t mind answering,
say, a question or two each week. There is
a service available for them.
As reported in The New York Times,
StoryWorth.com is one of a cluster of new
companies focused on enabling people
to collect their family histories. For an
annual fee of $49, StoryWorth transmits
a few questions chosen by an interviewer
for his or her relative to respond to each
week. The answers are stored on a Web
Preserving Family Memories:
Linking past, present and future
by Peter J. O’Connell, Editorial and Research Associate
A
wonderful gift that grandparents can give their
grandchildren is insight into their family history.
Here are some tips on how to get started.
site where family members can read
them privately. There is an unlimited
amount of data storage allowed, and
users can upload their own audio files
and photographs, if they wish. One
StoryWorth interviewee commented:
“It stimulates a part of your brain
and memory that for me hadn’t been
stimulated any other way before.”
Genealogy
At some point in the process of
collecting and preserving family
memories, you probably will want
to enter the field of genealogy
and through research “climb the
family tree.” Ancestry.com is a
great resource for doing that. And
Connecticut residents are blessed
to have in the middle of the state
the Godfrey Memorial Library of
Genealogy, History and Biography,
in Middletown, whose enormous
resources have been described by one
publication as “the best genealogical
bargain available.”
What to do about photos
The “spell” of preserving
memories is, perhaps,
strongest with regard to
photos. So many of us
have hordes of photos
stored in old albums and
shoeboxes and all kinds of
other containers, placed
everywhere from the living
room mantel to the dusty
attic. One estimate holds
that the average household
has about 5,500 analog
snapshots. The problem
with analog photos—and
videos—though, is that
they can fade over time or
be discarded mistakenly
or be destroyed by fires,
floods or other disasters. To be
saved, they need to be digitized.
Scanning numerous photos so
that they can be digitized is
definitely a formidable task. In an
article on Forbes online, however,
Tony Bradley points out that
ScanMyPhotos.com provides a
number of services that can help
mightily with this task. For $99
ScanMyPhotos will ship you a
prepaid box, capable of holding
approximately 1,800 photos,
in which you can place your
photos and send them back to be
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“The process of creating a video biography can also bring families closer, help family members reconnect and foster an appreciation . . . .”
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scanned. Over 300,000 customers
of ScanMyPhotos have converted
print photographs to digital imagery
through this service.
A digital legacy
Everything ages . . . as we know.
And some things that age become
obsolete. For example, memories
that you thought could be preserved
on 8-mm reels or VHS videotapes
will be of little use in the future
without viable physical equipment
through which to view those
formats. Conversion to digital
formats can be a solution to this
problem—but not a complete one.
Obsolescence afflicts the digital
world just as it does the analog
one. As Tony Bradley writes: “What
happens if your great-grandchildren
find a USB thumb drive filled with
JPG images, but have neither a
device with a compatible USB port
or software capable of viewing an
archaic JPG file?”
Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO
of ScanMyPhotos, takes an optimistic
attitude toward this problem: “There
will always be software and tools for
accessing and converting files which
over time may become obsolete. This
is a big part of ScanMyPhotos.com’s
service, as a digital legacy provider.
The worst thing is not to digitize
pictures now . . . .”
Goldstone and Bradley, as well as
many lawyers and trust officers, also
advise that everyone with a digital
legacy to leave take steps to choose
in a thoughtful way who should have
access to that legacy—and how. It’s a
mistake not to digitize, and it’s also a
mistake to store your digital legacy in
a secret account that your designated
beneficiaries won’t know about or have
authority to access. Such attention to
your digital legacy is a vital way of
making your preservation of family
memories that wonderful bridge
between past and future by way of
the present.
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of ScanMyPhotos have converted
print photographs to digital imagery
through this service.
A digital legacy
Everything ages . . . as we know.
And some things that age become
obsolete. For example, memories
that you thought could be preserved
on 8-mm reels or VHS videotapes
will be of little use in the future
without viable physical equipment
through which to view those
formats. Conversion to digital
formats can be a solution to this
problem—but not a complete one.
Obsolescence afflicts the digital
world just as it does the analog
one. As Tony Bradley writes: “What
happens if your great-grandchildren
find a USB thumb drive filled with
JPG images, but have neither a
device with a compatible USB port
or software capable of viewing an
archaic JPG file?”
Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO
of ScanMyPhotos, takes an optimistic
attitude toward this problem: “There
will always be software and tools for
accessing and converting files which
over time may become obsolete. This
is a big part of ScanMyPhotos.com’s
service, as a digital legacy provider.
The worst thing is not to digitize
pictures now . . . .”
Goldstone and Bradley, as well as
many lawyers and trust officers, also
advise that everyone with a digital
legacy to leave take steps to choose
in a thoughtful way who should have
access to that legacy—and how. It’s a
mistake not to digitize, and it’s also a
mistake to store your digital legacy in
a secret account that your designated
beneficiaries won’t know about or have
authority to access. Such attention to
your digital legacy is a vital way of
making your preservation of family
memories that wonderful bridge
between past and future by way of
the present.
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“The worst thing
is not to digitize
pictures now . . . .”
Preserving Family Memories continued
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Cleaning Services
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EYE CARE AND EYEWEAR
Eye Care and Eye Wear
New England Retina Associates
162 Kings Highway North, Westport, CT 06880
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 222-7474
143 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 698-8880
2200 Whitney Avenue, Suite 300, Hamden, CT 06518
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 288-2020
Toll-free .................................1-800-228-0843
www.retinamd.com
Offices located in Old Greenwich, Westport and Hamden.
Clinical trials of new treatments. Ask your doctor to contact us
to discuss eligibility. See ad, this page.
Personal Response Systems
Jewish Senior Services • VoiceCare
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 396-1136
www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org
VoiceCare supports secure, independent living with a simple-
to-use, reliable, one-touch device that is a direct link to a 24/7
Response Center that will access care when it is needed. Call
today to take advantage of our offer for FREE installation.
See ad, page 5.
Pharmacies
Bridgeport Pharmacy
978 E. Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606 ......203-367-9000
www.bridgeportpharmacy.net
Slavins-Hancock Pharmacy
1035 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901 ..(203) 323-2161
www.slavinsrx.com
Two convenient locations to providing our customers with
Services that are customized to meet their needs.
Free Prescription pickup and delivery. Whether it’s pre-
scription medications or over-the-counter products, we are here
to answer any and all of your questions. If you haven’t taken
advantage of one of our many services, call or stop by and see
us today! See ad, page 27.
New England Retina Associates
Specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous
David Tom, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified Physicians specializing in
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Diabetes Care, Blood Pressure Screening and Colorectal Cancer Screening
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978 E. Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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SIMPLIFYING PATIENT CARE
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We are dedicated to providing our customers with services that
are customized to meet their needs. Whether its prescription
medications or over-the-counter products, we are here to answer
any and all of your questions. Call or stop by and see us today!
Poetry Presentation
What the Great Poets Had to Say
About Aging and the Last of Life
Sponsor this lively presentation at your facility for a modest fee.
Contact: Peter J. O’Connell
800 Quinnipiac Ave., New Haven, CT 06513 (203) 469-5192
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that—but the great poets had much to say—profound, poignant,
humorous—about aging and the last of life. Learn about it by
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membership-based program for healthy, independent adults.
An alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance, it
uniquely combines the most important features of long-term
care management and services into one comprehensive plan.
See ad, page 5.
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 progres-
sion 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.
It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, in- and out-patient
Rehabilitation Services, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a
professional Geriatric Care Management team, an Adult Day
Program, available weekdays with flexible hours and trans-
portation from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and
Wilton, and respite programs at both The Village and Care
Center. See ad, pages 7, 29 and back cover.
Assisted Living and Independent
Living Communities
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan
162 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 ...(203) 989-4774
www.brightviewonNewCanaan.com
We bring everything together to help you live your most
vibrant, fulfilling life.
Our community features dedicated Assisted Living apartments
and a specially-designed Wellspring Village neighborhood for
Memory and Dementia Care.
Brightview’s innovative SPICE philosophy is the foundation for
ongoing wellness efforts and the model on which resident
activities are planned.
Including five holistic elements of wellness—Spiritual,
Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional—the SPICE
approach uses a blend of programs to create meaningful,
healthy, stimulating, and positive lifestyles—for residents
and associates.
Residents enjoy a daily calendar full of enriching and inspiring
SPICE programs, important for the well-being of people of all
ages. Call today for a free tour. See ad, page 13.
Adult Day Programs
Adult Day Program at Waveny
3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 .......(203) 594-5200
www.waveny.org. The Adult Day Program at Waveny is dedi-
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 immedi-
ate access they have to Waveny LifeCare Network’s compre-
hensive network of professional experts and healthcare ser-
vices. 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,
hairdressing and other services—all under the same roof.
See ad, pages 7, 29 and back cover.
Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere by the Sea Adult
Day Program
One Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 .........(203) 365-6470
www.jseniors.org • email: adultday@jseniors.org
The Adult Day Program of Jewish Senior Services has over
30 years of experience as a key resource for seniors in the
Fairfield County area. The program serves individuals of
all backgrounds who may be experiencing physical and/or
memory challenges and are in need of opportunities for social-
ization and recreation. The program also provides caregivers
with respite support so they can work or pursue their own
interests or responsibilities. The program is a certified medical
model and offers nursing supervision, personal care, hot lunch,
beauty salon, on-site physical therapy, and stimulating physi-
cal and mental activities in an energetic social environment.
Transportation available. See ad, page 5.
Aging in Place Solutions
Senior Choice at Home
®
A Program of Jewish Senior Services
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 364-6491
www.seniorchoicehome.org
• email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org
The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice
at Home® is designed to provide protection for individu-
als who wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and
protect their assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a
ADULT DAY PROGRAMS
The Village at Waveny
offers award-winning
Assisted Living and a therapeutic approach to
memory and dementia care. Conveniently located in New Canaan, our world-renowned indoor
“Main Street” is a bustling site for meaningful interaction and fulfilling activities. Discover more
about everything we have to offer, including long-term care and short-term overnight respite
stays for caregiver relief, by calling
203.594.5302
or visiting
waveny.org.
And, enjoy
long-range confidence knowing all Village residents have priority access to Waveny’s entire
non-profit continuum of care including Waveny Care Center, our 5-star Medicare and
Medicaid accredited skilled nursing facility, should personal or financial needs ever change.
Where
Main Street
is Memory Lane.
Caregivers and Residential Facilities
The Village at Waveny
offers award-winning
Assisted Living and a therapeutic approach to
memory and dementia care. Conveniently located in New Canaan, our world-renowned indoor
“Main Street” is a bustling site for meaningful interaction and fulfilling activities. Discover more
about everything we have to offer, including long-term care and short-term overnight respite
stays for caregiver relief, by calling
203.594.5302
or visiting
waveny.org.
And, enjoy
long-range confidence knowing all Village residents have priority access to Waveny’s entire
non-profit continuum of care including Waveny Care Center, our 5-star Medicare and
Medicaid accredited skilled nursing facility, should personal or financial needs ever change.
Where
Main Street
is Memory Lane.
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Edgehill
Setting the Benchmark in Healthy Living
122 Palmers Hill Rd., Stamford, CT 06902 ......203-595-2403
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
and premier senior living. See ad, inside back cover.
Jewish Senior Services
Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-6483
Jewish Senior Services is thrilled to announce Roz and Les
Goldstein Assisted Living. Assisted Living Residents enjoy the
same privacy as they did in their previous home, with the
security of knowing assistance is always available. Programs
offered promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-
being of residents, with a focus on individuals maintaining
independence and a carefree lifestyle. Residences include one-
bedroom apartments for individuals and couples and memory
care studios for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Apartments are offered at competitive monthly rental rates with
no entry fee requirement. Reservations are being accepted
now! See ad, page 5.
Senior Choice at Home
®
A Program of Jewish Senior Services
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 364-6491
www.seniorchoicehome.org
• email: seniorchoicehome@jseniors.org
The newest concept in long-term care planning, Senior Choice
at Home® is designed to provide protection for individu-
als who wish to remain in their home, ensure their care and
protect their assets as their healthcare needs change. It is a
membership-based program for healthy, independent adults.
An alternative or supplement to long-term care insurance, it
uniquely combines the most important features of long-term
care management and services into one comprehensive plan.
See ad, page 5.
The Inn
Part of Waveny LifeCare Network
73 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840 ...(203) 594-5450
www.waveny.org. Nestled in a scenic neighborhood that is
walking distance from New Canaan’s lovely town center, The
Inn is a cozy, not-for-profit rental community for independent
living that 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
DEMENTIA CARE
a modest rental fee. Inn residents also have priority access to
Waveny LifeCare Network’s continuum of healthcare services,
programs and facilities, including Waveny Care Center and
Waveny Home Healthcare. See ad, pages 7, 29 and back cover.
The Village at Waveny
Assisted Living Dedicated to Caring for People
with Memory Loss
3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 .......(203) 594-5200
www.waveny.org. Featuring our award-winning “Main Street”
replica of a quaint New England town, The Village at Waveny
is uniquely designed to provide the most advanced therapeutic
benefits for people with memory loss. Our innovative programs
and quality of care serve as benchmarks of excellence through-
out the nation. A licensed nurse and certified nursing assistants
are always on-site and are devoted to helping every resident
feel secure, comfortable and happy so that each day is a
fulfilling one.
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.
We welcome short-term guests for respite stays as brief as four
days or longer. Like our residents, respite guests enjoy all ameni-
ties, including a private apartment, personal care, delicious meals
and therapeutic, social, recreational and spiritual activities.
See ad, pages 7, 29 and back cover.
Dementia Care
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan
162 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 ...(203) 989-4774
www.brightviewonNewCanaan.com
We bring everything together to help you live your most vibrant,
fulfilling life.
Our community features dedicated Assisted Living apartments
and a specially-designed Wellspring Village neighborhood for
Memory and Dementia Care.
Brightview’s innovative SPICE philosophy is the foundation for
ongoing wellness efforts and the model on which resident activi-
ties are planned.
Including five holistic elements of wellness—Spiritual, Physical,
Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional—the SPICE approach
uses a blend of programs to create meaningful, healthy, stimu-
lating, and positive lifestyles—for residents and associates.
Residents enjoy a daily calendar full of enriching and inspiring
SPICE programs, important for the well-being of people of all
ages. Call today for a free tour. See ad, page 13.
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ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION
Elder Abuse Prevention
Jewish Senior Services • Center for Elder Abuse
Prevention
P.O. Box 9121, Bridgeport, CT 06601 .......(203) 396-1097
www.jseniors.org
The Center provides a safe haven and supportive services for
seniors 60 and older in a crisis because of elder mistreatment.
The Center also offers FREE community education on Elder
Abuse and works in collaboration with CAPE (Coalition for the
Advocacy, Prevention and Elimination of Abuse in later life) to
increase awareness in the Greater Bridgeport community.
See ad, page. 5
Geriatric Assessments and Geriatric
Care Management
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 cutting-
edge 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 resourc-
es 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 pos-
sible, or live with dignity in a structured setting. See ad, pages 7,
29 and back cover.
Growing Options, Inc.
9A Grays Plain Rd., Sandy Hook, CT .........(203) 258-2640
lisa@growingoptions.com
A resource for families in Western Connecticut who want assis-
tance in balancing the increasing needs of their elderly loved
ones, while maintaining their own responsibilities at work and
home. See ad, this page.
Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 396-1240
www.jseniors.org • email: ioa@jseniors.org
A consultative service for elders living in the community. The
Institute is dedicated to offering comprehensive geriatric assess-
ment and referral, social service coordination, and caregiver
support. Our team of geriatric professionals works to enhance
Sandy Hook, CT
www.growingoptions.com
(203) 258-2640
Lisa@growingoptions.com
What is Geriatric Care Management?
A Geriatric Care Manager (GCM), also known as an Aging Life Care Professional,
is a social service
& nursing professional who specializes in assisting older and
disabled individuals and their families with long or short term care arrangements.
They understand all the health service resources available in the community and
take the role as your advocate to define the right services needed to provide an
enhanced quality of life for your loved one.
Areas of focus include:
• Assessments of physical, cognitive, emotional, financial and psychological condition.
Healthcare services: arrange, monitor and assist with Home Health aides, companion services, medication allocation,
and doctor visits or other out-patient appointments, including transportation.
Homecare services: analysis of home environment for safety, electronic monitoring systems, home maintenance,
social recreation, meal planning, transportation and shopping.
Financial and Legal Assistance: evaluate/referrals regarding: Power of Attorney, healthcare proxy,
living wills, VA benefits
& entitlements, Medicare and Medicaid, determining eligibility for
insurance assistance programs, and asset protection.
Senior Living Communities: if needed, determine appropriate assisted living, skilled nursing
home, long-term care, respite care or residential care living facility.
Specialty Areas:
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease Physical Disability Mental Illness
Lisa Krauss, President
MA, LPC, NCC, CMC
Aging Life Care Professional
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the quality of life for those living with memory disorders
through coordinated medical, psychological and social interven-
tions that lead to an all-inclusive plan of care.
Services include a comprehensive psycho-social, cognitive, and
medical evaluation and caregiver assessment. Also, care man-
agement services include referral, assistance with long-term
planning, ongoing care coordination, assistance with comple-
tion of documents, and supportive counseling to clients and
family members. See ad, page 5.
The Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic
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 neuropsycholo-
gist, board-certified geriatrician or an advanced practice nurse.
Professional recommendations by our experts assist in maximiz-
ing the patient’s safety, functions of daily living and quality of life.
See ad, pages 7, 29 and back cover.
Home Care/Home Health Care
Comfort Keepers
Greenwich, CT ...........................(203) 629-5029
email: CKofLFC@comfortkeepers.com
Shelton, CT ..............................(203) 924-4949
email: shelton@comfortkeepers.com
Comfort Keepers enables both seniors and those suffering
from non-age-related conditions with services needed to help
them remain safe and independent in the comfort of their own
homes. We offer an extensive range of non-medical care ser-
vices, tailored to the unique needs of each individual, including
companionship, rehab recovery, chronic care and
end-of-life support. Service is available hourly, 24/7, and live-in.
Comfort Keepers is part of a nationwide network of over 750
quality providers, all dedicated to help people live happy,
independent and dignified lives. See ad, this page.
HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE
I Want to Stay in My Own 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
Our staff is caring and compassionate
Carefully screened, bonded and insured
CT DCP Reg. #HCA 108 & 141
www.comfortkeepers.com
Most offices independently owned and operated.
Lower Fairfield County
203-629-5029
Upper Fairfield &
Lower N. Haven Counties
203-924-4949
Do You Need Help
Caring for a Loved One?
Services We Provide:
Companionship
Light Housekeeping
Bathing Assistance
Medication Reminders
Transportation to
Dr. Appointments
Errands and
Grocery Pick Up
Ambulance Assistance
Meal Planning &
Preparation
In Hospital Sitter Services
Available 24 Hours a Day
We Make It Simple
Servicing Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich
(203) 202-9488 • www.homecarerah.com
Locally owned and operated by David Babcock
HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE
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Connecticut In-Home Assistance, LLC
Norwalk, CT
Toll Free ...........................855-412-CARE (2273)
www.CTHomeCare.com
• Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Assistance with
Mobility • Nursing: Manage Medications, Check for Dehydration,
Fluid Retention • Homemaker: Light 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 3
and this page.
Home Choice Senior Care, Inc.
Westport, CT .............................(203) 227-5040
Customized Homecare Services for people of all ages! Live-in
or daily services available. Proudly serving Fairfield County with:
Nurse’s Aides, Companions and Home Health Aides.
See ad, page 34.
Jewish Senior Services
The Roy and Aline Friedman Home Care Agency/
Friedman Home Care
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 ....(203) 396-1136
www.jseniors.org • email: homecare@jseniors.org
Clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties can now
receive all of their home care needs from one organization
with a reputation for quality care. Hourly and live-in skilled and
non-skilled service options are available. 24-hour on-call sup-
port is available for all home care. Our professional caregivers
are fully trained in providing excellent one-on-one care and are
dedicated to fostering a positive environment for the promotion
of independence and well-being of each client.
The Roy and Aline Friedman Home Care Agency is a
Medicare certified agency offering skilled services to individuals
of all backgrounds. The agency works in coordination with our
clients and their physicians to develop a care plan promoting
restoration of health and independence. The skilled agency
offers services typically following an injury or surgical procedure,
or during an illness. These services are primarily covered by
Medicare or the client’s medical insurance carrier.
Friedman Home Care offers non-skilled services. This includes
hourly or live-in home care for those needing additional short-
term care not covered by their skilled benefits, as well as chronic
or prolonged care. These services include assistance with activi-
ties of daily living, personal care, light housekeeping, laundry,
errands, grocery shopping, transportation to appointments,
socialization and companionship. These services are either
private pay or covered by most long-term care insurance. Our
agency specializes in partnering with our clients to file claims
with their long-term care insurance. See ad, page 5.
Right at Home
®
7 Tokeneke Rd., Darien, CT 06820 ..........(203) 202-9488
www.homecarerah.com
We offer senior care services in the comfort and familiar set-
ting of wherever you and your loved one call home. We tailor
our care to your unique situation through a Custom Care Plan.
Individualized elder care programs change as our clients’ needs
change. From companionship and help around the house to
24/7 care, we are with you every step of the way.
See ad, page 32.
RVNA
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
27 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 ....(203) 438-5555
www.ridgefieldvna.org
Est. 1914. RVNA is a Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency
providing exceptional home and community health care services
throughout Western Connecticut, including: Registered Nurse
Case Management; Specialty Nursing; Primary Care Nursing;
Transitional Care from one setting to another; Chronic Disease
Management Programs; Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy;
Medical Social Work/Care Management. RVNA is your VNA,
ask for us by name. See ad, page 34.
Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve!
Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one
will get the best quality of care
Personal Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Live-In
203-452-9629
Family Owned & Operated
www.cthomecare.com
925 White Plains Road • Trumbull
All Taxes Paid
Fully Insured & Bonded
Additional Auto Insurance
Let Our Family Help Your Family
Family Owned
& Operated
Immediate Help Available
Personal Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Shifts — Live-In Statewide
Quality, In-Home Care You Deserve!
Hands-on owner, Renny Wieland, will insure your loved one
will get the best quality of care
Personal Care — Homemakers — Companions — Transportation — Hourly or Live-In
203-452-9629
Family Owned & Operated
www.cthomecare.com
925 White Plains Road • Trumbull
All Taxes Paid
Fully Insured & Bonded
Additional Auto Insurance
R.N. Supervision
Fully Insured & Bonded
FREE In-Home Consultation
Toll free: 855-412-CARE (2273)
Licensed by the Department
of Consumer Protection
Norwalk, CT
www.cthomecare.com
NEW Cleaning Service available
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897 ..............203-762-8958
www.visitingnurse.net ....................1-800-898-HOME
Serving the communities of Fairfield County for more than
100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is a
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
services, private care, assisted living at home, geriatric care
management, rehabilitation therapy, bereavement counseling
and compassionate and palliative hospice care. State licensed,
Medicare certified. See ad, page 15.
Waveny at Home
3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 .......(203) 594-5249
www.waveny.org. Waveny at Home offers professional non-med-
ical 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 individu-
al needs, Waveny at Home staff will assist with household tasks,
including light housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry, as
well as help facilitate or provide transportation to and from per-
sonal appointments, events, shopping and errands.
See ad, pages 7, 29 and 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 in-
home services.
Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of Registered Nurses,
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Medical
Social Workers who are dedicated to meeting the needs of our
clients. Supportive services are provided by trained and certified
Home Health Aides under the supervision of our professional
staff. Care is coordinated with the client’s physician and is pro-
vided by our team of experienced, fully insured and carefully
screened Home Health professionals and paraprofessionals.
We accept Medicare, private-pay and long-term care insurance
clients living in the greater Fairfield County area.
See ad, page 7, 29 and back cover.
HOME CARE/HOME HEALTH CARE
ESTABLISHED 1914
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.
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.
care you can
count on...
27 Governor Street | Ridgeeld, Connecticut
203.438.5555 | ridgeeldvna.org
Medicare-Certied Home Health Care Agency
For Service or Referrals, Call:
203-227-5040
www.homechoicect.com
The Right Choice ~ Right at Home
Home Choice Senior Care
Home Choice Senior Care of Westport
Proudly serving Fairfield County with
Nurse’s Aides, Companions, Home Health Aides
Customized Homecare Services
For people of all ages!
Live-In or Daily Services Available
Make sure to visit us on the Web at:
www.seniorgotoguide.com
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HOSPICES
Hospices
Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Care
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 pro-
fessionals 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 fam-
ily. Comprehensive, coordinated services include nursing care,
home health aides, spiritual care and the assistance of a social
worker. www.greenwichhospital.org.
Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 396-1136
www.jseniors.org • email: hospice@jseniors.org
Focused on providing the highest quality of life and maximum
comfort by reducing pain and addressing physical, social, psy-
chological and spiritual needs. See ad, page 5.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897 ..............203-762-8958
www.visitingnurse.net ....................1-800-898-HOME
Serving the communities of Fairfield County for more than
100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is a
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.
Hospitals
Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830 ......(203) 863-4373
Greenwich Hospital’s Center for Healthy Aging provides a wide
range of programs designed to enhance the quality of life for
older adults and their families. Professional clinical services are
offered for memory evaluations, care giving consultations, home
safety assessments, medication interactions and psychiatry. The
Center works closely with the ACE (Acute Care for the Elderly)
Unit by providing specialized care to hospitalized older patients.
www.greenwichhospital.org.
Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856 ...........(203) NHB-WELL
Norwalk Hospital is a partner hospital of the Western
Connecticut Health Network, Connecticut’s premier, patient-
centered health care organization. Norwalk Hospital was
established in 1893 by our devoted community and built for
the people we continue to serve in Western Connecticut and
adjacent New York. The 325-bed hospital is a place where
patients always come first, where our talented staff takes
pride in keeping people well and providing compassionate,
contemporary care when our patients need our help. We offer
Cardiovascular, Cancer, Orthopedic, Neurologic and Digestive
Disease care with advanced diagnostics, innovative therapies
and state-of-the-art surgery. We take heart that no matter
how great the challenge, every medical history can become a
brighter medical future–here. Norwalkhospital.org
Stamford Hospital
One Hospital Plaza, P.O. Box 9317, Stamford, CT 06904
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (203) 276-1000
For more than 115 years, Stamford Hospital has cared for our
friends and neighbors throughout lower Fairfield County. The
Hospital is the cornerstone of Stamford Health, a regional
network of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services that
also includes the Stamford Health Medical Group and a
growing number of ambulatory care locations across lower
Fairfield County.
Opened in September 2016, the new Stamford Hospital
features all-private patient rooms with private baths and spec-
tacular views. Stamford Hospital received Magnet
®
designation
for nursing excellence in 2016, and the Planetree Distinction
Award for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care
in 2014. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org.
See ad, this page.
All-private patient rooms
A level of patient-centered care
not previously possible
To learn more, or to nd a primary
care or specialty physician near
you, call 1.877.233.WELL (9355)
or visit StamfordHealth.org.
BUILT WITH YOU IN MIND.
THE NEW
S TAMFORD
HOSPITAL.
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Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk
34 Midrocks Dr., Norwalk, CT 06851 ..........203-842-5700
www.AutumnLakeNorwalk.com
Services include: Long-term care, short-term rehabilitation,
dementia care, palliative and hospice care as well as
respite care.
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 ensuring a
quicker and safer return home. See ad, page 19.
Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-6483
www.jseniors.org • email: admissions@jseniors.org
The Jewish Home is a premier provider of senior health ser-
vices in Connecticut. The skilled nursing and short-term reha-
bilitation facility has been serving the community for over 40
years with an unparalleled level of quality and personalized
care. The dedicated team of caring professionals provides
specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The Jewish Home
offers services and amenities to maximize the quality of life for
residents and their families in a household model of care that
provides private rooms with bath in 23 houses of 14 residents
each. Combining the latest geriatric advances with a practice
principle emphasizing the uniqueness of each resident. Offering
an extensive activity schedule, including therapeutic recreation
programs, pet therapy and intergenerational programs, a com-
puter lab, library, beauty salon, barbershop and work activity
center, and frequent trips to theaters, museums, gardens and
beaches. See ad, page 5.
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc.
76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851 ......203-847-5893
www.ndch-sstv.org
Our goal is to optimize the quality of life. We are a caring
place between Hospital and Home with our New Intensive
Stroke Rehabilitation Program. Our welcoming and home-like
60-bed residence, including 6 private rooms, is located on five
landscaped acres in Norwalk, CT, and is operated under the
loving sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova.
See ad, this page.
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
the highest level of clinical care from a professional and car-
NURSING HOMES/SKILLED NURSING
Introducing Our N EW Intensive Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Directed by Neurologist Daryl Story, MD and Physiatrist Claudio Petrillo, MD
76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT • 203.847.5893 • ndch-sstv.org
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. has been awarded 5 stars
by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
★★★★★
A CARING
Place Between
Hospital & Home
Notre Dame
Convalescent Homes, Inc.
Sisters of Saint Thomas
of Villanova
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ing staff, which has a turnover rate that is six times lower than
the national nursing home average. Witherell respects resi-
dents’ wishes, from menu choices and dining times, to schedul-
ing of daily services. Family and pets are always welcome.
See ad, page 17.
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.
At Villa healthcare, specialized care programs are developed in
accordance with evidence-based protocols, led by board-certi-
fied physicians and staffed by highly-trained medical personnel.
Call today for a tour of our new facility. See ad, page 21.
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 long-
term care and a special unit for individuals with advanced
memory loss. Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation ser-
vices feature state-of-the-art equipment, expert therapists and
a pleasant environment to help patients achieve their highest
potential.
Since 1975, the Care Center has maintained its high stan-
dards 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 circum-
stances permit.
Notably, Waveny Care Center is the first and only Connecticut
rehabilitation facility to offer advanced therapies using innova-
tive Bioness® technologies on both an inpatient and outpatient
basis 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. See ad, pages 7, 29 and back cover.
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, this page.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Jewish Senior Services • Outpatient Rehabilitation
Services
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-8454
www.jseniors.org • email: outpatienttherapy@jseniors.org
This state-of-the-art facility is staffed with a team of clinical pro-
fessionals in physical and occupational therapy and speech lan-
guage pathology. The focus is on restoring mobility to improve
ambulation, independence, strength and balance for clients.
After an initial comprehensive assessment, therapists design a
customized program to enable clients to attain their personal
goals. These individualized programs are updated throughout
the course of rehabilitation with the safest and most cutting-
edge techniques. We also offer exercise classes, a Wellness and
Fitness Center open to the public and so much more. See ad,
page 5.
Rehabilitation Facilities/Short-Term
Rehabilitation
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 ensuring a
quicker and safer return home. See ad, page 19.
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICES
439 Danbury Road, Route 7
Wilton, CT 06897
203.834.0199
www.wiltonmeadowshealthcare.com
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.
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SHORT-TERM REHABILITATION
Jewish Senior Services
Goldstein Rehabilitation Center
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 . . . . (203) 365-6483
www.jseniors.org • email: rehab@jseniors.org
The best in clinical care and personal attention. A staff that
understands your needs and provides the medical interventions
necessary to help recovery from injury or illness as quickly and
safely as possible. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists
will work with you throughout your stay to ensure your steady
progress and your return to optimal functioning. Expertise
includes cardiac, orthopedic and respiratory rehabilitation. In
addition, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Pain Management, Wound
Management, Tracheostomy and Non-ventilator Respiratory
Care are provided. During your stay, Jewish Senior Services’ full
array of amenities will be available to you, including: Beauty
Salon, Courtyard Café, internet access, recreational activities,
library, gift shop, and visiting areas. See ad, page 5.
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc
76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851 ......203-847-5893
www.ndch-sstv.org
Our goal is to optimize the quality of life. We are a caring
place between Hospital and Home with our New Intensive
Stroke Rehabilitation Program. Our welcoming and home-like
60-bed residence, including 6 private rooms, is located on five
landscaped acres in Norwalk, CT, and is operated under the
loving sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova.
See ad, page 36.
Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center
3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 .......(203) 594-5340
www.waveny.org. Waveny Care Center’s outpatient
Rehabilitation Services are available to people from all areas
who are recovering at home from an injury, illness or other
type of medical condition that requires rehabilitative therapy.
We also offer short-term rehabilitation services on an inpatient
basis. (See Waveny Care Center.)
We provide state-of-the-art physical, occupational and speech
therapies as well as therapeutic massage. To complement
these services, we also offer nutritional counseling and health
promotion programs.
Notably, Waveny Care Center is the first and only Connecticut
rehabilitation facility to offer advanced therapies using innova-
tive Bioness® technologies to help accelerate rehabilitation,
intensify therapy and possibly facilitate the return of lost func-
tion to patients affected by stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple
sclerosis, or cerebral palsy.
Our highly experienced rehabilitation therapy staff will effec-
tively treat and support you in reaching your highest potential,
while strictly adhering to your doctor’s orders. Patients benefit
immediately from our staff’s enthusiasm and clinical expertise,
as well as from the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment and
individualized care.
See ad, pages 7,29 and back cover.
The Nathaniel Witherell
70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
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 46 private rooms with WiFi access
and live/work space. State-of-the-art therapy is available seven
days a week, and you’ll enjoy excellent patient-centered care.
The Witherell offers the following comprehensive short-term
rehab programs: Orthopedic, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Neurological,
and General Medical. Outpatient therapies are also available.
See ad, page 17.
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.
At Villa healthcare, specialized care programs are developed in
accordance with evidence-based protocols, led by board-certi-
fied physicians and staffed by highly-trained medical personnel.
Call today for a tour of our new facility. See ad, page 21.
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 37.
Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible.
Eliovson & Tenore
. . . because experience matters
ATTORNEYS
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Attorneys
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 11 and 40.
Eliovson & Tenore/Elderlaw & Family Counseling
Associates, LLC
117 Tunxis Hill Rd., Fairfield, CT ............(203) 259-7195
Specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning.
See ad, this page.
Kevin Kelly & Associates Attorneys at Law
STATIONHOUSE SQUARE
2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221, Stratford, CT 06615
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203-386-1282
Fax: 203-386-1795 • www.kevinkellylaw.com
Elder Law Estate Planning Probate • Real Estate
• Medicaid • Business Law See ad, page 40.
LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D. MUHLBAUM, LLC,
Attorneys at Law
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
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.)
See ad, this page.
Legal, Insurance, Real Estate, Mortgages/Reverse
Mortgages, and Financial Professionals
eldercare with care
LAW OFFICES OF
JOEL D. MUHLBAUM, LLC
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Joel D. Muhlbaum, Esq.
Sharon H. Rosen, Esq.
(203) 323-1818
www.ctnyelderlaw.com
1100 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
191 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
(by appt. only)
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.)
Compassionately representing local area
seniors and their families since 1997
Elder Law|Estate Planning|Probate
Real Estate|Medicaid|Business Law
STATIONHOUSE SQUARE
2505 Main Street, Building 1, Suite 221,
Stratford, CT 06615
T: 203-386-1282 F: 203-386-1795
www.kevinkellylaw.com
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BANKS
Banks
People’s United Bank
Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-772-1090
With over 400 branches, including our 7-day Stop and Shop
locations. For all your banking needs. www.peoples.com.
See ad, inside front cover.
Providing
Professional Personal
Service
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.
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
&
Braunstein
Todisco, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
Committed To Protecting the Dignity, Financial
and Legal Rights of Seniors
For More Information on Senior Services and Events, Visit:
www.seniorgotoguide.com
• Calendar of community events
• Expanded listings of city/town services
• Links to advertisers’ Web sites
• Information on local, state and national services for seniors
Please patronize our advertisers to thank
them for making this directory possible.
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CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES
Cemeteries and Funeral Homes
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 9.
Edward Lawrence Funeral Home
2119 Post Rd., Darien, CT 06820 ...........(203) 655-6127
Cremation Specialists • Complimentary Pre-Arrangement •
Funeral Trust or Burial Insurance
www.lawrencefuneralhome.com. See ad, page 42.
Make sure to visit us on the Web at:
www.seniorgotoguide.com
Magner Funeral Home
12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850 ...........(203) 866-5553
www.magnerfuneralhome.com No one wants to think about
the loss of a loved one or their own mortality. This reality,
however, is unavoidable. The Magner Funeral Home staff has
pre-arranged funeral services for hundreds of families in the
greater Norwalk area and has accepted pre-payments for these
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-bear-
ing escrow accounts for your peace of mind. We have been
family owned and operated since 1912. See ad, page 42.
IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO PREPAY
FOR YOUR FUNERAL SEVICE?
by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
A
bout 20 million Americans have prepaid all or
some of their funeral expenses. Prepaying locks in
the current pricing and protects you from any future
increases. The median cost of a funeral has increased by
26.6% over the last decade, so locking in today’s prices
can save you money.
Prepaying the funeral home will create a contract that
includes detailed prices for the services. You can prepay
all or part of it. The money that you give to the funeral
home is governed by state law and must be kept in an
escrow account and invested for your benefit. The
contract will include the name and address of the
escrow agent, how the funds will be invested and
what happens if the amount in escrow is more or
less than the price of your funeral. You also will get
yearly statements of the money in your account.
Don’t Pass On the Burden
Pre-Plan for the future NOW!
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
CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES
Willowbrook Cemetery Association, Inc.
395 Main St., Westport, CT 06880 ..........(203) 222-8646
Offering non-sectarian, non-denominational interment
alternatives, including burial plots, communal mausoleums,
cremation niches and family estates. We are the only
cemetery in Westport with a Jewish section that meets
Halachic Standards. See ad, this page.
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2119 Post Road PO Box 3406
Darien, Connecticut 06820
Tel: 203-655-6127
Fax: 203-655-6084
Peaceful Suburban Setting
cremation SPecialiStS
PriceS available on WebSite
www. lawrencefuneralhome.com
Lawrence Family owned since 1893
Conveniently
located between
3 exits off I-95
Magner
Funeral Home
12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850
Tel: 1-203-866-5553
www.magnerfuneralhome.com
Make sure to visit us on the Web at:
www.seniorgotoguide.com
Variable Medicare Premiums by Thomas Gerrity, Publisher
B
eginning
in 2007,
the amount
that a retiree
must pay for
Medicare Part
B had a new
component put
into the mix: adjusted gross
income (AGI). Higher-income
retirees began paying more, and
the highest-income retirees had
to pay more than double for the
same coverage. Similar rules began
to apply to Medicare Part D in
2011. The table here spells out the
dollars for 2017.
Technically, these extra payments
are not taxes. They are premium
adjustments. But the way that
they work, a single dollar of extra
income can result in hundreds,
even thousands, of extra dollars
in payments. Accordingly, retirees
who are near the boundaries for
extra premium payments have an
extra incentive to do careful
tax planning.
However, there is an additional
twist. The premium adjustments
are based upon AGI from two years
earlier. So, for 2017 the premium
adjustments depend upon
2015 AGI.
Take control
Retirees have a number of choices
to make in taking control of their
AGI. Accelerating deductions,
however, is not among them,
because deductions are on the
path from AGI to taxable income,
and come into the picture after AGI
has been set. Ideas that may work
include:
investing more in growth stocks
that do not pay dividends;
choosing more tax-efficient mutual
funds;
bunching distributions from
401(k) or 403(b) distributions;
realizing capital losses;
bunching stock sales;
selling higher-basis assets to
minimize gains;
making intra-family gifts of
income-producing assets;
making qualified charitable
distributions from an IRA.
Higher stakes
Tax planning done for 2017 will
affect the 2019 excess Medicare
premiums. Starting in 2018, the
higher premiums are scheduled
to kick in at even lower levels of
income. The threshold for the third
bracket will fall to $133,500. The top
bracket will start at $160,000, 25%
below today’s threshold.
Lawmakers may have thought that
a retiree with $160,000 of income
doesn’t “need” that $4,000 or so of
excess premiums. But for someone
near that boundary line, a slight shift
in income can make a meaningful
difference to after-tax capital.
N
MONTHLY MEDICARE PREMIUMS FOR 2017
The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium in 2017 is $134.
Those with higher incomes must pay the standard amount plus the
amounts indicated in the table below. For married couples filing jointly,
the income threshold is doubled. In 2017 the maximum additional
premiums for Part B and Part D are $4,449.60 for singles, and
$8,899.20 for married couples.
Medicare premiums (monthly)
Modified AGI
Additional
Part B pre-
mium
Additional
Part D
premium
Total Annual
$85,000 or less $0 $0 $0 $0
$85,000 to $107,000 $53.50 $13.30 $66.80 $801.60
$107,000 to
$160,000
$133.90 $34.20 $168.10 $2,017.20
$160,000 to
$214,000
$214.30 $55.20 $269.50 $3,234.00
Over $214,000 $294.60 $76.20 $370.80 $4,449.60
Source:
https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/costs-at-a-glance/costs-at-glance.html
; M.A. Co.
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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
E-mail: ohauser@darienct.gov
Assistant Director • Ali Ramsteck • 203-656-7494
E-mail: aramsteck@darienct.gov
Department programs and services include:
• 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.
DARIEN SENIOR PROGRAMS
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; 19 unique exercise
classes; Wii bowling; discussion groups; health and well-
ness programs; knitting and needlepoint; Italian and
Spanish instruction and conversation; writing workshops;
contemporary issues discussions; short-story discussions;
woodworking shop; additional special monthly pro-
grams, such as Great Decisions and Road to Character
programs.
Services include: monthly blood-pressure readings;
monthly caregiver support group; weekly Ask a Social
Worker; monthly Ask a Lawyer; supportive counseling;
volunteer opportunities.
AT HOME IN DARIEN
A nonprofit agency that helps Darien seniors live inde-
pendently, comfortably and with dignity in their homes
and the community as long as possible. The organiza-
tion 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 provid-
ers, 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.
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 appreci-
ated ($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
request a Friendly Volunteer Driver. Call 203-655-2227
or visit www.athomeindarien.org for more information.
Town of Darien
DARIEN
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DARIEN
• 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 informa-
tion and guidelines.
Town Hall, Room 102 • 203-656-7310
Fax: 203-656-7380
Assessor • Anthony Homicki
DARIEN LIBRARY
Consistently ranked among top ten libraries in the coun-
try in its category.
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
PROBATE COURT
Town Hall • 203-656-7342
Judge • William P. Osterndorf
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
POLICE DEPARTMENT
25 Hecker Ave. • Darien, CT 06820
Non-emergencies: 203-662-5300
Fax: 203-662-5344 • Web site: www.darienpolice.org
Chief • Duane J. Lovello
E-mail: chieflovello@darienct.gov
FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Darien has three volunteer fire departments, each
covering a different section of town.
Darien Fire Department (eastern part)
848 Post Rd. • Darien, CT 06820
Non-emergencies: 203-655-1216
Web site: www.darienfire.org
Chief • Vic Pensiero
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
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (POST 53)
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. The Town of Darien Paramedic Service is
provided 24/7 by Stamford EMS.
0 Ledge Rd. • Darien, CT 06820
Non-emergencies: 203-655-8980
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Control • 203-662-5345
Building Dept. • 203-656-7347
Harbor Master • 203-253-9519
Health Dept. • 203-656-7320
Parks & Recreation Dept.• 203-656-7325
Planning & Zoning Dept.• 203-656-7351
Public Works Dept.• 203-656-7346
Registrars of Voters • 203-656-7319 (D)
and 203-656-7301 (R)
Tax Collector • 203-656-7314
Town Clerk • 203-656-7307
DARIEN’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64 899
65-74 1,252
75-84 761
85+ 365
Total 60+ 3,277
Total population of Darien:
20,732
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 16.8%
Land area: 14.8 sq. mi.
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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 coor-
dinating 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 indi-
vidual counseling on Medicare, Medicare D, supplemen-
tal 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 opportuni-
ties, 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. 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 hous-
ing, including eviction concerns. • Assistance with employ-
ment and training concerns. • In-home assessments for
Department’s Homemaker Service. • Protective services for
those over the age of 60 who may be experiencing finan-
cial 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 dur-
ing times of illness. Assistance may include companion-
ship and help with dressing, bathing, light housekeeping,
laundry, shopping, meal preparation, temporary child or
dependent care. Service also available to families of elder-
ly and disabled. Referrals taken from all sources. Sliding
scale of fees charged, but no one denied service because
of inability to pay.
Town of Greenwich
GREENWICH
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GREENWICH
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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.
Town Hall, 3rd Floor • 203-622-6488
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,
APRN, CS
The programs and services of the Family Health Division
are provided to enable individuals to achieve and main-
tain optimum physical, emotional and social health. All
program areas include: preventive health care sessions;
early identification of health problems through screen-
ings; 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.
SENIOR CENTER
Operates as a division of the Commission on Aging. Free
to Greenwich residents 55+.
299 Greenwich Ave. • Greenwich, CT 06830
203-862-6700 • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Administrator • Laurette Helmrich
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; profes-
sionally 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.
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 counsel-
ing 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
• E-mail info@ridetag.org
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.
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TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
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 pro-
gram). Assistance offered to new applicants.
Town Hall, 1st Floor • 203-622-7885
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 facili-
tate 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.
PROBATE COURT
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
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Office: 75 Holly Hill Ln. • Greenwich, CT 06830
Main phone (non-emergencies): 203-622-3950
Fax: 203-622-8062
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Chief • Peter Siecienski
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.
Executive Director • Tracy Schietinger
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
GREENWICH’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64 3,468
65-74 4,967
75-84 3,359
85+ 1,732
Total 60+ 13,526
Total population of
Greenwich: 61,171
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 22.2%
Land area: 47.8 sq. mi.
GREENWICH
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Robert E. Mallozzi III, First Selectman
Robert.Mallozzi@newcanaanct.gov
New Canaan Town Hall
77 Main St. • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-594-3000
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
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 recommenda-
tions for new or revised programs. Also provides over-
sight for New Canaan Public Health.
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, R.N.
Municipal Agent on Aging • Bethany Zaro, L.N., MPH
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 LIFECARE NETWORK
3 Farm Rd. • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-594-5200
Conveniently located in New Canaan, Waveny LifeCare
Network provides a compassionate continuum of world-
class care to serve the changing needs of seniors from
all areas. Committed to the community for over 40 years
as a trusted nonprofit, Waveny has sought to provide
the highest quality of person-centered care since 1975.
Waveny proudly offers an array of eldercare choices
ranging from residential options and outpatient pro-
grams to community-based services to meet the grow-
ing needs and changing preferences of older adults and
their families. Like a river, Waveny’s continuum of care
flows fluidly within a single organization, without any
expensive buy-in fees or long-term commitments.
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
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 63 • New Canaan, CT 06840
Web site: www.laphamcenter.org
E-Mail: laphamcenter@newcanaanct.gov
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 dedicat-
ed to providing “personal services that make living safer
and easier at home” for senior citizens and “social pro-
grams 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 65+.
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
NEW CANAAN
Town of New Canaan
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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 avail-
able 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
Library Director • Lisa Oldham
E-Mail: loldham@newcanaanlibrary.org
PROBATE COURT
2 Renshaw Rd., Darien, CT 06820 • 203-656-7342
Fax: 203-656-0774 • Judge • William P. Osterndorf
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
Working Together). For information or to volunteer, con-
tact: 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 • Larry Kessler
E-mail: EMS.Commission@newcanaanct.gov
Commission meets 3rd Tues. of month at Police
Department Training Room, 7:30 p.m.
NCVAC • 182 South Ave. (next to Police Headquarters)
New Canaan, CT 06480
President of Board of Governors • Stephanie Dalia
Other Important Phone Numbers
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
85+ 427
Total 60+ 3,913
Total population of New
Canaan: 19,738
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 19.7%
Land area: 22.5 sq. mi.
NEW CANAAN
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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 hav-
ing 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 55+ for personal inde-
pendence, 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., 8:00 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 • Eva Beau
E-mail: mjakab@norwalksc.org
Transportation Manager • Remy Exantus
E-mail: rxantus@norwalksc.org
Activity Programs include: Senior Cafe lunch, $3 dona-
tion 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, card and tile games, variety of reg-
ularly 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: Not-
for-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 disabil-
ity. 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 pro-
grams; 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.
NORWALK
City of Norwalk
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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
• 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
• Dispatch-a-Ride, door-to-door transportation within
Norwalk for disabled persons meeting eligibility require-
ments. • $2.50 per ticket • 203-299-5180
• Easy Access/Town-to-Town, transportation for
disabled Norwalk residents meeting eligibility require-
ments 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 transporta-
tion 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., 3 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 taxpay-
ers to remain in their homes and in Norwalk.”
City Hall, Room 106 • 203-854-7888
Fax: 203-854-7986 • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Assessor • Michael Stewart
Tax relief programs include:
• State and City Elderly (“Circuit Breaker”) Credits •
Veteran’s Exemption • Disability Exemption • Blind
Person Exemption • Given Year Tax Deferral
NORWALK LIBRARIES
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
• 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 232 • 203-854-7737
Fax: 203-854-7825
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2009
Norwalk, CT 06852-2009
Judge • Anthony J. DePanfilis
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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: 203-866-7768
Web site: www.norwalkfd.com
Chief • Laurence Reilly
Fire Stations:
• Station 1, 90 New Canaan Ave.
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0201
• Station 2 (Headquarters), 121 Connecticut Ave.
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0200
• Station 3, 56 Van Zant St.
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0203
• Station 4, 180 Westport Ave.
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0204
• Station 5, 23 Meadow St.
Non-emergencies: 203-854-0205
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Control • 203-854-3240
City Clerk • 203-854-7701
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 • 203-854-7747
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.
NORWALK
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) is a private,
not-for-profit corporation established in 1974 and designated as one
of a number of Area Agencies on Aging functioning under the Older
Americans Act of 1965. (There are five such Agencies in Connecticut.)
SWCAA utilizes federal and state funds to benefit the elderly in the
14-town region of southwestern Connecticut. These funds help
support such services as nutrition, health care, in-home care, adult
day care, respite care, legal assistance, transportation, senior centers,
and outreach and social support. SWCAA researches and evaluates
elderly issues, offers community education related to the needs of
the elderly, and serves as an advocate for older individuals. It is a
resource for information on and referrals to services for older adults,
including health insurance, housing and in-home care. The Agency
administers the CHOICES Program, Statewide Respite Program and
the National Caregiver Support Program for the region. SWCAA is also
an “Access Agency,” under contract with the Department of Social
Services of the State of Connecticut, to provide care management to
clients who receive home and community-based services through the
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders.
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, Inc.
1000 Lafayette Blvd. • Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone Number (203) 333-9288
Toll-Free Number 1-800-994-9422
Fax Number (203) 332-2619
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David R. Martin, Mayor
Government Center
888 Washington Blvd. • Stamford, CT 06901
Mayor’s Office: 203-977-4150
Citizen Services Center: 203-977-4140
City Web site: www.stamfordct.gov
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Director • Ellen E. Bromley
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 Program provides free health screening,
education, counseling and referrals for low-income and
minority older adults aged 60+. The program’s goal is to
increase healthy outcomes for seniors through preven-
tion, education and access to health care. Services are
provided at various senior housing sites, senior centers
and churches. For more information,
contact Rochak Prudhan, 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 supple-
mental insurance, HMOs, etc.
Government Center, 9th Floor • 203-977-5297
Hours: By appointment only.
STAMFORD SENIOR CENTER, INC.
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.
Government Center, 2nd Floor • 203-977-5151
Fax: 203-977-5152 • Web Site: www.stamfordseniorct.org
Program Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 train-
ing. • 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 fami-
lies 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., 3rd Floor • Stamford, CT 06905
• 203-324-6584
Questions@silversource.org
Web site: www.silversource.org
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Executive Director • Kathleen Bordelon
City of Stamford
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STAMFORD
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF STAMFORD, INC.
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 pro-
grams and services. For seniors, JFS provides assistance
that enables them to “remain safe, healthy and inde-
pendent to the fullest extent possible.” Services for the
elderly include: Case Management, Geriatric Counseling,
Home Companion Program, Volunteer Services.
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 Family and Friends CPR
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 clini-
cal 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 nonde-
nominational but meets every Thurs., Sept.-June, at 10
a.m. at Congregation Agudath Shalom on Strawberry Hill
Ave. at Colonial Rd. for speakers, discussions, refresh-
ments, socializing. Additionally, the group organizes:
visits to various attractions; card games; golf tourna-
ments; 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
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
• Access Ambulance Company, Inc. Cooperative effort
between Greenwich EMS and Stamford EMS to provide
some non-emergency medical transportation by ambu-
lance or Invalid Coach. Hours: 24/7 by appointment.
Call 203-637-2351 for information.
• 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 identifi-
cation 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 trans-
portation, to and from doctor or medical professional’s
office. Voluntary contributions appreciated to support
the service. Hours: Monday-Friday 9a.m.-3p.m., except
holidays. 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 April1-
Oct.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.
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60-64 6,170
65-74 7,806
75-84 5,531
85+ 2,756
Total 60+ 22,263
Total population of
Stamford: 122,643
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 18.1%
Land area: 37.8 sq. mi.
LIBRARY
www.fergusonlibrary.org.
President • Alice Knapp
E-mail: aknapp@fergusonlibrary.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bookmobile
Tues.-Thurs., 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Itinerary available at: www.fergusonlibrary.org
PROBATE COURT
Government Center • 203-323-2149
Fax: 203-964-1830
Mailing Address: 888 Washington Blvd.
• P.O. Box 10152 • Stamford, CT 06904-2152
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Judge • Gerald M. Fox, III
CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES.
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Headquarters: 805 Bedford St. • Stamford, CT 06901
Non-emergencies: 203-977-4444 • Fax: 203-977-5583
Chief • Jonathan Fontneau • 203-977-4681
FIRE DEPARTMENTS
City of Stamford Fire Department (CSFD). CSFD pro-
vides 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 • Trevor Roach
Non-emergencies • 203-977-5555
STAMFORD EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,
INC. (SEMS)
Motto: “A Matter of Life.”
Headquarters: 684 Long Ridge Rd. , Stamford, CT 06902
Non-emergencies: 203-968-1118
Web site: www.stamfordems.org
Community Education and Outreach Programs include:
• Senior Awareness for Emergencies (SAFE). SEMS
arranges visits to senior buildings to discuss emergency
preparedness and medical care. Blood pressure screen-
ings also performed.
• File of Life Program. SEMS educates residents on
this program in which seniors place medical and other
pertinent information in magnetic folder kept on refrig-
erator. In emergency, responders can obtain information
if individual unable to offer it.
Other Important Phone Numbers
Animal Care and Control • 203-977-4437
Public Services Bureau Chief • 203-977-4143
Registrars of Voters • 203-977-4009 and 203-977-4011
Town and City Clerk • 203-977-4054
STAMFORD’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
STAMFORD
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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 • assis-
tance 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.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES CENTER
Center located in Hurlbutt Elementary School (HEC).
9 School Rd., Weston, CT • 203-222-2608
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m
Director • Wendy Petty
Program Coordinators • Carla Jegen and Linda Gilmore
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 commu-
nity 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 (vari-
ous 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 appoint-
ments 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
Weston is part of Probate District 50.
110 Myrtle Ave., Room 100 • Westport, CT 06880
203-341-1100 • Fax: 203-341-1153
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Judge • Lisa Wexler
WESTON
Town of Weston
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WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
56 Norfield Rd. • Weston, CT 06883 • 203-222-2665
Mailing Address: PO Box 1146, Weston, CT 06883
Web site: www.westonpubliclibrary.org
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
WESTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Department is private, nonprofit membership corpora-
tion 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.
Main dispatch phone (non-emergencies):
203-222-2600 • Fax: 203-222-2579
Fire/Rescue (general business): 203-222-2647
EMS (general business): 203-222-2649
Web site: www.wvfd.com
E-mail: contactus@wvfd.com
Chief • John Pokorny
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
Special programs:
• Weston Injury Prevention (WIP). Ongoing education
and training program for home safety and prevention of
accidents and injury.
• Heart Smart. Comprehensive program aimed at train-
ing 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
Assessor • 203-222-2606
Health District (Westport/Weston) • 203-227-9571
Public Works • 203-222-2662
Registrars of Voters • 203-222-2686
Town Clerk • 203-222-2616
WESTON’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
60-64 609
65-74 677
75-84 336
85+ 102
Total 60+ 1,724
Total population of
Weston: 10,179
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 17.0%
Land area: 20.7 sq. mi.
WESTON
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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.
E-Mail: selectman@westportct.gov
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 rep-
resent 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 • Sarah Heath, MA, MS, LPC
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 dona-
tion: $5. • Arts/Crafts. • Classes/ Lectures/Discussions.
• Music/Drama/Films • Exercise/Dance. • Culinary Arts
Presentations • Games. • Blood pressure/glucose screen-
ings 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 immuni-
zation, counseling, testing, screening include ones target-
ing ailments that afflict seniors.
180 Bayberry Lane • Westport, CT 06880 • 203-227-9571
Director of Health • Mark A. R. Cooper, MPH, RS
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 ambu-
latory patients anywhere in the area for cancer appoint-
ments. No cost but requires 72-hours’ notice.
1-800-227-2345 (Dial option 1.)
WESTPORT
Town of Westport
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• 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
• 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
The Assessor’s Office administers State and Town pro-
grams for tax relief (credits, deferrals and exemptions)
for Seniors, Totally Disabled and Veterans.
Applications are taken at Town Hall by the Assessor’s
Office (203-341-1070) and the Department of Human
Services (203-341-1050) by appointment only.
Assessor • Paul Friia
WESTPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Active community programming features noted authors,
artists, musicians, performers. One of Library’s empha-
ses is drawing users’ attention to informative Web sites,
including those relating to senior concerns.
20 Jesup Rd. • Westport, CT 06880 • 203-291-4800
Fax: 203-227-3829 • Web site: www.westportlibrary.org
Director • Bill Harmer
PROBATE COURT
Town Hall, Room 100 • 203-341-1100
Fax: 203-341-1153
Judge • Lisa K. 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 • Foti Koskinas
FIRE DEPARTMENT
515 Post Road East • Westport, CT 06880
Non-emergencies: 203-341-5000 • Fax: 203-341-5009
Web site: www.westportfirefighters.com
Chief • Robert Yost
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 • Yves Cantin
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
85+ 628
Total 60+ 5,802
Total population of
Westport: 26,391
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 21.9%
Land area: 20.0 sq. mi.
WESTPORT
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Lynne A. Vanderslice, First Selectman
Wilton Town Hall
238 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
203-563-0100 • Fax: 203-563-0299
E-mail: mail@wiltonct.org
Web site: www.wiltonct.org
Town Hall • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Department “provides crisis intervention; short-term coun-
seling; 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.
180 School Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-834-6238
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Coordinator of Senior Services • Lauren M. Hughes
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-pres-
sure screenings • painting and sketching.
Also offered: Computer skills instruction covering
computer fundamentals, Excel, Word, graphic tools,
Internet usage.
Senior Center also works closely with the following,
among other agencies, organizations, institutions:
• Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
203-762-0520
Gives residents 55 and older opportunity to offer their
time and talents to help all nonprofit groups in Wilton,
including schools, churches, Town departments.
• Wilton Meals on Wheels
Provides low-cost, high-quality, hot and cold meals deliv-
ered Mon., Wed., Fri. as needed to those who qualify.
Some financial assistance possible.
439 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
• Wilton Family YMCA, many programs specifically for
older adults.
404 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897 • 203-762-8384
www.wiltonymca.org
• Wilton Continuing Education, offers a wide choice of
courses in many areas of interest to seniors; most free.
395 Danbury Rd. • Wilton, CT 06897
203-762-0381 and 203-834-769
• 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.
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.
WILTON
Town of Wilton
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Total population of
Wilton: 18,062
Percentage 60 years of
age or over: 19.4%
Land area: 27.4 sq. mi.
60-64 1,003
65-74 1,255
75-84 794
85+ 441
Total 55+ 3,493
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 medi-
cal 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:
• 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).
• Senior Resources Center: easy access to information
sources especially relevant to senior interests.
• 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.
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 dis-
abled 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
WILTON’S POPULATION BY AGE
(Source: Latest Decennial U.S. Census)
WILTON
Alliance for Aging Research, 1700 K St. NW, Suite 740,
Washington, DC 20006, Phone: 202-293-2856,
www.agingresearch.org.
Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17,
Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: 1-800-335-8700 (toll free),
E-mail: info@alz.org, www.alz.org.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 9400 West
Higging Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: 847-823-7186,
www.aaos.org.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 6728 Old
McLean Village Drive, McLean, VA 22101, (703) 556-9222,
www.aagponline.org
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Rehabilitation, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2000, Chicago, IL
60611, Phone: (312) 321-5146, E-mail: aacvpr@tmahq.com,
www.aacvpr.org.
American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St., NE, Atlanta, GA
30303, Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345 (227-2345) (toll free),
www.cancer.org.
American College of Surgeons, 633 North St. Clair St., Chicago,
IL 60611-3211, Phone: 1-800-621-4111 (toll free), E-mail: post-
master@facs.org, www.facs.org.
American Council of the Blind, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite
420, Alexandria, VA 2220, Phone: (800) 424-8666, www.acb.org
American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St.,
Arlington, VA 22301, Phone: 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383)
(toll free), www.diabetes.org.
American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas,
TX 75231, Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) (toll free),
1-888-4-STROKE (478-7653) (toll free), www.heart.org.
American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: 1-800-LUNG-USA (586-4872) (toll
free), E-mail: info@lung.org, www.lung.org.
American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave.,
Staten Island, NY 10305, Phone: 1-800-223-2732
(toll free), E-mail: apda@apdaparkinson.org.
American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 1-800-999-2782, ext. 3395 (toll
free), www.apta.org.
American Podiatric Medical Association, 9312 Old Georgetown
Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: 1-800-FOOT-CARE (366-8227)
(toll free), E-mail: askapma@apma.org, www.apma.org.
American Society on Aging, 575 Market Street, Suite 2100,
San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone: 1-800-537-9728 (toll free),
E-mail: info@asaging.org, www.asaging.org.
Connecticut Health and Service Organizations
AARP Connecticut. Suite104, Capitol Place, 21 Oak St., Hartford,
CT 06106. Tel. (866) 295-7279; Fax: (860) 249-7707;
http://states.aarp.org/category/connecticut/;
www.facebook.com/AARPCT; twitter.com/AARPCT
Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter. Main Office:
Suite 4b, 200 Executive Blvd, Southington, CT 06489.
Tel: (860) 828-2828; http://www.alz.org/ct/
in_my_community_contact.asp
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. P.O. Box 350, Willimantic,
CT 06226. Tel. (860) 456-7790; Fax: (860) 456-2614;
www.medicareadvocacy.org/; http://www.medicareadvocacy.org
Connecticut Commission on Aging. State Capitol, 210 Capitol
Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Tel.: (860) 240-5200; coa@cga.ct.gov;
www.cga.ct.gov/coa;
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. Administered by
Connecticut Department of Social Services, Alternate Care Unit:
25 Sigourney St., Hartford, CT 06106. Tel.: (800) 445-5394;
www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a==2353&q=305170
Elderly Nutrition Program (South Central and Southwestern
Connecticut). Bridgeport area—congregate meals: CW Resources,
Inc. 215 Warren St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Tel. (203) 332-3264.
Bridgeport area—home-delivered meals: FSW, Inc. CT.
475 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. Tel. (203) 368-4291;
Fax: 203-332-7631. Derby area—TEAM Project Manna.
30 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT 06418. Tel. (203) 736-5420;
Fax: (203) 736-5425. New Haven area—LifeBridge Community
Services. Tel. (203) 752-9919; Fax: (203) 752-9691.
Stamford area—Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. Suite 10,
30 Myano Lane, Stamford, CT 06902. Tel. (203) 324-6175; Fax:
(203) 323-1108
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. South Central
Connecticut RSVP (sponsored by Agency on Aging of South
Central Connecticut): One Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT
06511. Tel. (203) 752-3059. Southwestern Connecticut RSVP
(sponsored by Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now/N.E.O.N.):
95 South Main St., Norwalk, CT 06854. Tel. (203) 663-7332.
For additional information: www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.
asp?a=2513&q=313072
Senior Community Service Employment Program. Greater
Bridgeport Area: Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging,
1000 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Tel. (800) 994-9422.
Greater New Haven Area: Agency on Aging of South Central
Connecticut, One Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, CT 06511.
Tel. (203) 785-8533. Greater Stamford Area: Jewish Family
Service, 733 Summer St., 6th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901.
Tel. (203) 921-4161. For other locations in Fairfield and New
Haven Counties: Associates for Training and Development.
Tel. (800) 439-3307. For additional information:
www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313068
National Health and Service Organizations
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HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
American Stroke Association c/o American Heart
Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, Phone:
1-888-4STROKE (478-7653) (toll free), E-mail: strokeassociation@
heart.org, www.strokeassociation.org.
Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1335 West Peachtree
Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA
30357, Phone: (404) 872-7100, E-mail: help@arthritis.org, www.
arthritis.org.
Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg,
MD 20871, Phone: 1-800-437-2423, (437-2423) (toll free),
www.brightfocus.org.
Captioned Media Program National Association of the Deaf,
1447 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307, Phone:
1-800-237-6213 (toll free), E-mail: info@cfv.org, www.cfv.org.
Caregiver Action Network,1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite
500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 454-3970, Email:
info@caregiveraction.org, www.carwegiveraction.org.
Community Transportation Association of America, 1341 G
Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone:
1-800-891-0590, Fax: 202-737-9197, www.ctaa.org.
Hearing Loss Association of America, 7910 Woodmont Avenue,
Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: 301-657-2248, E-mail:
info@hearingloss.org, www.hearingloss.org.
Lighthouse Guild, 15 West 65th St., New York, NY 10023, Phone:
1-800-829-0500 (toll free), E-mail: info@lighthouse.org, www.
lighthouseguild.org.
Medicare Rights Center, 266 W 37th St, Third Fl., New York, NY
10018, Phone: 1-800-333-4114, www.medicarerights.org
National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive,Bethesda,
MD 20892-9760, Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER, www.cancer.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Clearinghouse, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892,
Phone: 1-888-644-6226, www.nccih.nih.gov
National Center on Elder Abuse, c/o University of Southern
California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family
Medicine and Geriatrics, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 22
Bld. A-6, Alhambra, CA 91803. Phone: 1-855-500-3537,
www.ncea.aoa.gov/index.aspx
National Council on Aging, 251 18th Street South, Suite 500,
Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 571-527-3900, www.ncoa.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center,
PO Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Phone: 301-592-
8573, E-mail: nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov, www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization,
1731 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314,
Phone: (703) 837-1500, E-mail: nhpco_info@nhpco.org,
www.nhpco.org.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
5601 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892-6612, Phone:
866-284-4107 (toll free), E-mail: niaidoc@nih.gov,
www.niaid.nih.gov.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 9000
Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892-2290, Phone: 301-402-4261,
E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov, www.nidcr.nih.gov/.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Phone:
(301) 496-3583, www.niddk.nih.gov.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,
P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, MD 20824, Phone: 1-800-352-9424
(toll free), www.ninds.nih.org.
National Institute on Aging, Building 31, Room 5C27,
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892-2292, Phone:
1-800-222-2225 (toll free), E-mail: niainfo@mail.nih.gov,
www.nih.gov/nia.
National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY
10016, Phone: 1-800-622-9010 (toll free) www.kidney.org.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, Library of Congress, 1291 Taylor Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20542, Phone: 1-800-424-8567 (toll free),
E-mail: nls@loc.gov, www.lcweb.loc.gov/nls/.
National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1251 18th St., Arlington, VA
22202, Phone: 1-800-223-2226 (toll free), www.nof.org,
National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood,
CO 80112-3747, Phone: 1-800-STROKES (787-6537)
(toll free), www.stroke.org.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1395 Broadway, Suite 1509,
New York, NY 10018, Phone: 1-800-457-6676 (toll free),
E-mail: info@pdf.org.
Pension Rights Center, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 206,
Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 202-296-3776,
E-mail: pnsnrights@aol.com.
Skin Cancer Foundation, 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New
York, NY 10016, Phone: 1-800-SKIN-490 (754-6490) (toll free),
www.skincancer.org.
United Seniors Health Council, www.unitedseniorshealth.org.
Vision Council. 225 Reinekers Ln., Suite 700, Alexandria, VA
22314, 1-866-826-0290 (toll free) http://www.thevisioncouncil.
org.
Well Spouse Association, 63 West Main Street, Suite 14,
Freehold, NJ 07728, Phone: 1-800-838-0879 (toll free),
E-mail: info@wellspouse.org, www.wellspouse.org.
U.S. Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is a federal government
agency and has offices around the country. Information from
the SSA can be obtained by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by
contacting one of the Connecticut offices, which include:
Bridgeport • 3885 Main St. • 866-331-6399
Meriden • 1 West Main St. • 877-409-8429
New Haven • 150 Court St. • 866-331-5281
Stamford • 2 Landmark Sq. • 866-770-1881
Find additional and expanded information at
www.seniorgotoguide.com
HEALTH & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
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Index
PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESSES AND SERVICES
Cleaning Services
Coastal Cleaning ......................................25
Dentists
Brush & Floss Dental Center ............................25
Eye Care and Eye Wear
New England Retina Associates .........................26
Personal Response Systems
Jewish Senior Services • Voice Care ...................5, 26
Pharmacies
Bridgeport Pharmacy/Slavins-Hancock Pharmacy ........26, 27
Poetry Presentation
What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging
and the Last of Life ....................................27
CAREGIVERS AND RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
Adult Day Programs
Adult Day Program at Waveny
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 28, 29, back cover
Jewish Senior Services • Grasmere by the Sea
Adult Day Program .................................5, 28
Aging in Place Solutions
Senior Choice at Home
®
A Program of Jewish Senior Services ................... 5, 28
Waveny LifeCare Network ...............7, 28, 29, back cover
Assisted Living and Independent Living
Communities
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan ...............13, 28
Edgehill..............................30, inside back cover
Jewish Senior Services
• Roz and Les Goldstein Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 30
Senior Choice at Home
®
A Program of Jewish Senior Services ...................5, 30
The Inn • Part of Waveny LifeCare Network ..................
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 29, 30, back cover
The Village at Waveny • Assisted Living Dedicated to Caring for
People with Memory Loss ..............7, 29, 30, back cover
Dementia Care
Brightview Senior Living of New Canaan ...............13, 30
Elder Abuse Prevention
Jewish Senior Services
• Center for Elder Abuse Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 31
Geriatric Assessments and Care Management
Geriatric Care Management at Waveny....7, 29, 31, back cover
Growing Options, Inc. ..................................31
Jewish Senior Services • Institute on Aging.............. 5, 31
The Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic .... 7, 29, 32, back cover
Home Care/Home Health Care
Comfort Keepers ..................................... 32
Connecticut In-Home Assistance .....................3, 33
Home Choice Senior Care, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 34
Jewish Senior Services
• Friedman Home Care Agency .......................5, 33
Right at Home ....................................32, 33
RVNA • Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association ...........33, 34
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County............15, 34
Waveny at Home .....................7, 29, 34, back cover
Waveny Home Healthcare ..............7, 29, 34, back cover
Hospices
Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice Care .................35
Jewish Senior Services • Chaifetz Family Hospice ........5, 35
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.........15, 34, 35
Hospitals
Greenwich Hospital....................................35
Norwalk Hospital ......................................35
Stamford Hospital ....................................35
Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk..................19, 36
Jewish Senior Services, The Jewish Home .............. 5, 36
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc. ...................36
The Nathaniel Witherell ............................17, 36
The Villa at Stamford
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare ...............21, 37
Waveny Care Center ...................7, 29, 37, back cover
Wilton Meadows,
Rehabilitation and Health Care Center ....................37
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Jewish Senior Services
• Outpatient Rehabilitation Services....................5, 37
Rehabilitation Facilities/Short-term Rehabilitation
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk ..................19, 37
Jewish Senior Services
• Goldstein Rehabilitation Center......................5, 38
Notre Dame Convalescent Homes, Inc................36, 38
Rehabilitation Services
at Waveny Care Center..................7, 29, 38, back cover
The Nathaniel Witherell ............................17, 38
The Villa at Stamford
for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare ...............21, 38
Wilton Meadows ..................................37, 38
LEGAL, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE,
MORTGAGES/REVERSE MORTGAGES, AND
FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS
Attorneys
Braunstein & Todisco, P.C. .......................11, 39, 40
Eliovson & Tenore/
Elderlaw & Family Counseling Associates, LLC ..............39
Kevin Kelly & Associates ............................39, 40
Law Offices of Joel D. Muhlbaum, LLC, Attorneys at Law .....39
Banks
People’s United Bank ..................inside front cover, 40
Index (continued)
CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES
Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory.................. 9, 41
Edward Lawrence Funeral Home .....................41, 42
Magner Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 42
Willowbrook Cemetery Association, Inc. . . . ............ . . . 42
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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,
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Published annually by The Merrill Anderson Co., Inc., Stratford, CT 06614.
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Olive Hauser, Director, Darien
Department of Human Services
Linda O’Leary, Office of the First
Selectman, Town of Darien
Elizabeth Paris, Director, Senior
Programs at the Mather Center,
Darien
Marcy Rand, Program Specialist, Mather
Center, Darien
Ann Augustine, Assistant to Director,
Greenwich Department of Health
Paula Belmont, Staff Assistant,
Office of the First Selectman,
Town of Greenwich
Barbara Ormerod Glynn, Library System
Director, 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
Cathy Fitzpatrick, 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, Municipal Agent for the
Elderly, City of Norwalk
Sally Johnson, Executive Assistant
to the Mayor, City of Norwalk
Ernest A. Wiegand, Faculty, Norwalk
Community College
Beatrix Winter, Executive Director
Senior Center, City of Norwalk
Kathleen Bordelon, Executive Director,
SilverSource, Inc., Stamford
Ellen E. Bromley, Director, Department
of Social Services, 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, Director, Senior Activities
Center, Town of Weston
Joyce Gentilozzi, Deputy Assessor,
Town of Westport
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 in Wilton, Inc.
Jacqueline Rochester, Executive
Assistant, Office of the First
Selectman, Town of Wilton
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