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SAVE FOR USE THROUGHOUT 2020 Senior go to Guide HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES N Fairfield County Edition FREE Diana Ross Still Supreme Thank You Peter ADVANTAGES of using a Seniors Real Estate Specialist For news and local activities go to www seniorgotoguide com

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Helping senior citizens stay informed and protected People s United Bank is committed to working in collaboration with community partners to protect senior citizens from identity theft and financial scams through educational programs events and training For information contact Angela DeLeon 203 338 4225 angela deleon peoples com Visit peoples com fraudwatch to learn about our partnership with 2019 People s United Bank N A Member FDIC

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4 The Good Life AT THE MEWS IN GREENWICH by Peter J O Connell Editorial and Club and was chairwoman of the Red Research Associate Cross Gray Ladies N otable Greenwich resident Notable residence in Greenwich Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller 19001993 was a member of two of America s most famous and wealthy families She was the grandniece of Andrew Carnegie and the wife of James S Rockefeller grandnephew of John D Rockefeller Devoted as she was to family Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller also was devoted to the well being of the people of Greenwich where she lived for many years and was an active volunteer and civic leader For example she helped establish the Greenwich Maternal Health Center was president of the Hortulus Garden Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller s greatest service however began in 1949 when she created the Merry GoRound Clubhouse a nonprofit day center for senior citizens This kind of facility was a pioneering concept at the time providing seniors with nutritious meals activities and the companionship of others Alert to the needs and interests of seniors in 1970 The Mews building was enlarged in 1980 and in 1997 three years after its founder s death The Mews became the first licensed Assisted Living Services Agency in Greenwich At The Mews therefore seniors can live as independently as they choose but have the security of knowing that the supplemental support of assisted living also is available Life at The Mews thus is the legacy of the visionary and compassionate Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller Mrs Rockefeller pioneered beyond the Merry Go Round and established The Mews The first senior living residence in downtown Greenwich it offered all the amenities of the Merry Go Round Clubhouse but as a residential facility with expanded services What The Mews offers One of the distinguishing characteristics and great advantages of The Mews in contrast to many other senior facilities is that it operates as a private nonprofit organization under an all volunteer board of directors With this structure The Mews can provide its residents the lifestyle of a top notch senior living community along with some features that other such communities do not offer For example The Mews functions on a month to month basis Aside from a move in fee and costs for personal incidentals residents pay only their rent making living at The Mews because of its lower rates a more affordable and flexible option than at other facilities Residents seeking

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5 The staff operates and oversees services to all residents including Three meals a day in dining room Weekly housekeeping services Hair salon Daily entertainment and activities Educational programs lectures and discussions On site library plus Bookmobile visits Wellness program and exercise classes with supervised use of equipment in exercise room and on site visits from dental and hearing specialists Emergency health care and first aid services 24 7 Call bell in each bedroom and bathroom to summon help when needed And much much more the assisted living personal care option would also pay an additional comparatively modest fee The rent is for pleasant studio or onebedroom apartments some with kitchenettes An appealing feature of The Mews is its location right in the heart of beautiful Greenwich Greenwich Avenue the town s main street is within walking distance with easy access to shops restaurants theaters beaches the library the Senior Center and other attractions Group excursions make visiting these venues quite convenient But The Mews is itself a beautiful place Its common areas are comfortable inviting and well appointed They include both indoor and outdoor settings such as a landscaped terrace These settings encourage healthy movement and socialization And of course there is a staff of professionals devoted to the comfort and well being of the residents For residents with the assisted living option The Mews has certified aides on duty 24 7 a nurse on duty during the day and on call the balance of the 24 hours and a physician on retainer The facility also gives residents recuperating from an illness or hospital stay temporary assistance and extra care To see if The Mews is right for you or a loved one why not arrange for a visit Chances are you ll be impressed as so many before you have been N The Mews in Greenwich Bolling Place Greenwich CT 06830 Tel 203 869 9448 Fax 203 869 4793 E mail marketing themewsingreenwich org

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6 For information on local events visit seniorgotoguide com Table of Contents LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Find the products and services that you need 21 Professionals Businesses and Services 24 Caregivers Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities 27 Legal Insurance Real Estate and Financial Professionals 30 Cemeteries and Funeral Homes ARTICLES 4 The Good Life at the Mews in Greenwich 8 Care for Your Teeth Your Life May Depend on It Be happy live well Studies show that happiness and life satisfaction are greater after age 60 and especially into our 70s and 80s To make these years truly golden it s important to plan ahead and live a healthy and safe lifestyle Inside this edition of the Senior GO TO Guide you will find many great companies agencies facilities and professionals who are qualified experienced and ready to assist you Two new advertisers this year with innovative services are ClearCaptions and ON THE GO Dental You can find their ads on pages 22 and 21 respectively Please call on all of our advertisers whenever a need arises and mention that you saw them in the Senior GO TO Guide For the latest news and information on local events please visit our websites at seniorgotoguide com and ctseniorhelpcenter com Cheers 10 Hearing Aids Can Help Lower the Chance of Dementia 12 Help for Veterans and Surviving Spouses to Pay for Long Term Care 13 Hello Seniors Taking Care of Yourself is Essential as You Enjoy Your Many Years in Retirement 14 Starting a New Chapter How to Successfully Transition to Skilled Nursing 16 Diana Ross Still Supreme 17 Preplanning Your Funeral Service 19 Do You Have a Hard Time Hearing When Using a Telephone 20 Where There s A Will 31 Thank You Peter 46 Thank You Veterans 51 Advantages of Using a Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES Your community offers a wide range of services especially for seniors 32 Bridgeport 37 Monroe 42 Stratford 33 Darien 38 New Canaan 42 Trumbull 34 Easton 39 Norwalk 43 Weston 34 Fairfield 40 Shelton 44 Westport 35 Greenwich 40 Stamford 45 Wilton 47 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 47 National Health and Service Organizations 49 Index Thomas Gerrity Publisher tgerrity seniorgotoguide com To start or make changes to your free subscription please e mail us at info seniorgotoguide com or call us at 203 377 4996 ext 100 You can also pick up a copy at city town halls libraries senior centers and many doctors offices Diana Ross image Rich Polk Getty Images for The Recording Academy Children above Locust and Honey Photography The Senior GO TO Guide Resource Directory is published annually by the Merrill Anderson Co Inc 1166 Barnum Ave Stratford CT 06614 Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in the Guide is correct but the publisher or its employees cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or damages or losses caused directly or indirectly by the information 2020 Merrill Anderson Co Inc All rights reserved No part of this work may be copied or transmitted in any manner without written permission of the Publisher For advertising info Contact us toll free at 1 888 818 1232 or info seniorgotoguide com

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77 39 EMERGENCY EXAM X RAYS 79 NEW PATIENT EXAM X RAYS AND CLEANING Providing exceptional smiles for the entire family since 1954 VOT E D O N E O F CO N N E C T I C U T S TO P D O C TO R S O F T H E Y E A R I N CO N N E C T I C U T M AG A Z I N E F O R 10 Y E A R S Started in 1954 by Dr Mark Samuels father Lighthouse Dental Care is a state of the art dental office with a family atmosphere At our office we believe in providing our patients with the best possible care in a safe and understanding environment Our team is ready to assist you and provide the dental help you need to look and feel great Convenient appointments Same day emergency visits Full family dentistry Cosmetic dentistry Dentures Implants bridges Sleep apnea treatments Convenient payment options INVISALIGN ZOOM WHITENING SIX MONTH SMILES LUMINEERS Come see why we are a top rated dental office in Connecticut OVER 450 RATINGS 88 Ryders Lane Stratford CT 06614 Conveniently located near the intersection of Route 110 and Exit 53 off the Merritt Parkway in the Ryder s Landing Center 2 03 742 1 03 5 LIGHTHOUS EDENTALC ARE COM Mark Samuels D M D Jimin Oh D D S Daniel Zaffetti D D S New patients only Must mention this offer to receive discount Offers may not be combined with any other offer discount insurance or reduced fee program Includes limited exam and all necessary X rays as determined by provider ADA 0140 0210 0220 0230 0272 0274 0330 Includes comprehensive exam all necessary x rays as determined by provider and routine cleaning ADA 0140 0210 0220 0230 0272 0274 0330 1110 Offers expire 60 days after receipt

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8 Care for Your Teeth Your Life May Depend on It by Thomas Gerrity Publisher If your life were at risk do you disease And it s not just oral diseases think that you would make it to the that can affect you Heart disease dentist more often If you lung disease diabetes knew that taking care of bone loss and even risk of Technology is your teeth meant more stroke all increase when key in the correct than having a nice smile you fail to care for your placement of dental would you be sure always oral health Stats like these implants to brush twice daily make a pretty strong case Dr Jeffrey Hoos for dental care diligence DMD with 25 years Well it s time to set your of experience with including routine visits reminders Research implants to your dentist s office has found that skipping for a professional teeth routine teeth cleaning or cleaning Here s what can happen even choosing to brush only once if you neglect daily brushing and per day can increase your risk of flossing or skip your regular dental cleanings and checkups Tooth decay is not just a children s disease It can happen for as long as natural teeth are in the mouth Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that normally live in the mouth The bacteria cling to teeth and form a sticky colorless film called dental plaque The bacteria in plaque live on sugars and produce decay causing acids that dissolve minerals on tooth surfaces Tooth decay also can also develop on the exposed roots of the They are typically made of titanium and are a safe proven and effective replacement for the tooth root Because it is placed in the jawbone and fuses or integrates with your natural bone the dental implant forms the stable and sturdy base for your replacement teeth Implant Supported Denture Dental Implants Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime but often they don t Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth You lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost and missing teeth can create subsequent problems with your surrounding teeth Dental Implants Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth An implant supported denture is similar to a regular denture except that it is supported and attached to dental implants for better stability With implants the dentures snap into place for a firmer hold The dentures are still removable so you can take them out and clean them overnight I can tell you from personal experience that dental implants are a real game changer for improving the quality of life Although they seem new dental implants actually have been used for more than 50 years and are recognized as the standard of care for tooth loss Everyone with missing teeth or full or partial dentures should speak with his or her dentist to learn firsthand how to benefit from dental implants T G

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9 teeth if you have gum disease or receding gums where gums pull away from the teeth exposing the roots Decay is most prevalent in the grooves and pits on the biting surfaces of back teeth and the surfaces between the teeth Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults It s a highly preventable condition that may begin as inflammation of the gums and quickly develop into disease destroying your gum tissue and the supporting bone of your teeth The disease can be reversed if caught in the early stages but left untreated you will lose your teeth Gum disease and tooth decay can rob you of your smile facial structure and the ability to speak and chew normally You only get one set of permanent teeth so care for them diligently Bad Breath Nobody wants to be Loss of Physical Health Heart the person whom everybody avoids attack stroke diabetes bone loss because his or her breath is so bad lung disease the list gets longer Temporary causes of bad breath are and longer as researchers uncover linked to the food that further evidence that your you eat smoking and oral health is linked to your Implants have the the buildup of bacteria overall physical health in highest success rate in the mouth because a significant way Experts of any procedure in dentistry at 96 97 of poor dental care believe that the correlation and there is no upper Chronic bad breath between disease risk and age limit for getting can be an early sign of oral health is linked to implants disease Talk to your the level of inflammation Dr Mark Samuels dentist if you have maintained in the mouth DMD persistent bad breath so when proper habits of you can get treatment dental care are neglected and protect yourself from disease So now we know that taking care Oral Cancer Approximately 40 000 of your teeth is more than just Americans are diagnosed with oral maintaining your smile it will also cancer every year The disease kills help your overall health Be sure to roughly one person every hour 24 visit your dentist regularly and don t hours a day Regular visits to your miss out on daily flossing brushing dentist are critical for early detection and rinsing and treatment of oral cancer N HIGH TECH FAMILY COSMETIC and IMPLANT DENTISTRY We want your family to be a part of our family We are dedicated to providing patients with the best dental care available Our staff is friendly and welcoming and our facilities are comfortable creating a relaxing experience during your visits Dr Jeffrey C Hoos DMD FAGD Dr Johna Zitnay DMD Dr Gemma Kwolek DDS Dr Julia Latham DDS 40 Years in Practice 4949 Main Street Stratford P 203 378 9500 F 203 386 9057 203 378 9500 BetterSmile com Mon Thurs 8am 8pm Fri 8 30am 5pm Sat 8 30am 4pm

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10 Hearing aids can help lower the chance of dementia by Rich Gelfand Editorial Associate N early 30 percent of people in their 50s suffer from hearing loss For people in their 60s it s 45 percent and for those in their 70s it s over 66 percent Researchers offer three ways in which untreated hearing loss and dementia could be linked It may be that the constant strain of having to decipher sounds over the years overwhelms the brains of people with hearing loss leaving them vulnerable to dementia Those who can t hear well can become socially isolated leading to less mental stimulation and eventually cognitive decline Most importantly hearing loss results in tissue reduction in the hearing portion of the brain which is also responsible for functions such as memory learning and thinking According to one study mild hearing loss is associated with a two fold greater risk for dementia while severe hearing loss increases the chance by five times How hearing aids can help Hearing aids are useful in improving the hearing and speech comprehension of people who have hearing loss that results from damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear called hair cells This is called sensory neural hearing loss The damage can occur as a result of disease aging injury from noise or taking certain medications A hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear Surviving hair cells detect the larger vibrations and convert them into neural signals that are passed along to the brain The greater the damage to a person s hair cells the more severe the hearing loss and the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference There is help Hearing aid technology has improved a lot over the past few decades Digital hearing aids have become more intuitive and have more features to help you communicate better in difficult listening situations Rechargeable batteries eliminate having to replace tiny batteries An experienced hearing professional will take the time to find the right device for you and customize the settings to match your lifestyle We recommend contacting David DeFillipo and his staff of highly experienced caring and dedicated professionals at Precision Hearing in Stratford They have been helping people with customized hearing solutions for over 35 years Conveniently located at Ryders Landing Shopping Center right next door to People s United Bank on Main Street in Stratford or the River Road coming from Shelton They have the knowledge experience and state ofthe art products to get you hearing better again N Precision Hearing Specialists 88 Ryders Landing Stratford CT 06614 203 381 9555

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11 When it comes to all your hearing needs You want to be confident you made the right decision Precision Hearing Specialists making clear and accurate hearing more affordable for everyone Celebrating over 35 years of improving your quality of life by improving the quality of your hearing ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL We fit seven of the leading brands in hearing technology Now there are no limits to what you can accomplish Specialist David DeFilippo Do it right the first time and have no regrets Free Hearing Evaluation and Consultation Free live video examination of ear canal and ear drum Free Take It Home trial of latest technology with no obligation Free service to our military veterans wearing aids received from the VA Could it be just WAX Your solution can be virtually invisible Visit our website at CALL NOW Precision Hearing Specialists 203 381 9555 88 Ryders Landing Stratford CT 06614 www precisionhearingspecialist com See what your neighbors say about their experience with our approach to Affordable Quality Hearing

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12 Help for veterans and surviving spouses to pay for long term care Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Program by Attorney James M Hughes The Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Program provides funds to qualifying veterans or surviving spouses of veterans to help pay for long term care in an assisted living facility nursing home or at home What is needed to qualify SERVICE REQUIREMENTS DISABILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS Must have served 90 days or more of continuous active duty with at least one day of specific wartime duty during their lifetime Must have been honorably discharged Needing assistance with two or more Activities of Daily Living ADLs such as bathing or showering dressing eating toileting transferring and ambulating or supervision to protect the individual from hazards or dangers to his or her daily environment The net worth of the individual or married couple excluding the home vehicle or term life insurance must be under 129 094 effective 12 01 19 There is a look back period for three years immediately prior to the VA receiving a pension claim and there is also implementation of a penalty period period of ineligibility for the transfer of assets during the look back Additional considerations that many miss that can help qualify SERVICE REQUIREMENTS DISABILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS Service in a combat zone is not a requirement Widowed spouses of eligible veterans may also qualify if they meet the clinical and income requirements and have not remarried A patient in an assisted living facility is presumed to be in need of aid and attendance You need only show that you require this care aid and attendance on a regular basis An applicant can spend down excess assets if they receive fair market value pre paid funeral arrangements home improvements repairs etc They can also reduce their countable income by deducting unreimbursed or out of pocket medical expenses How long until the benefit is received Is there any downside to applying for this benefit On average the process takes about a year to complete The benefit is retroactive from the first of the month after the month applied for so you also receive a check for the amount of time between when it s applied for and received Proper planning and expertise to navigate between the available benefits based on your unique situation is important since you could be disqualified from other benefit programs because of the excess income One cannot receive both this pension benefit and the Housebound Aid benefit Laws can vary from state to state so understanding the PLAN of CT can be helpful when trying to coordinate Medicaid benefits family caregiver contracts and other possible benefits Is there someone who could help me apply for the benefit for free You can appoint a recognized service organization such as Disabled American Veterans Organization or the CT Dept of Veterans Affairs to represent you there are also other veteran s organizations in CT such as the American Legion VFW and AmVets Law Office of James M Hughes Please call on us whenever we can be of service Elder Law Title 19 MEDICAID Planning and Spend down Wills Power of Attorney Health Care Instructions Veteran s Benefits Trusts Estates and Probate Real Estate Attorney Hughes provides clients with high quality legal services personalized for their unique needs Please call us at 203 256 1977 to set up a convenient appointment Law Office of James M Hughes 1432 Post Road Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 1977 E mail Hughes_james sbcglobal net www fairfieldctelderlaw com

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13 Hello Seniors by Mark Markelz Realtor William Raveis Real Estate Taking care of yourself is essential as you enjoy your many years in retirement P ersonally I have a great role model in my mother in law 88 years young She has always been active from her diving horse summers at Atlantic City s Steel Pier to educating elementary children as a physical education teacher to raising children in a small town I have been married nearly 40 years being blessed with five children and four grandchildren My mother in law mentor is a great influence in my life I am very active playing pickleball fastest growing sport in the USA swimming and cycling Last year I biked in the triathlon relay at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque NM with my brothers in law My mother in law with her diving horse at Atlantic City s Steel Pier When I needed to sell my mother s condo Mark was the only agent I called since he SOLD our home a few years ago He SOLD the condo in a very timely manner got us a fair price and made the process painless He worked well with my elderly mother and she was very comfortable with him Lynn G My wife is a well known senior athlete excelling in pickleball softball and basketball As a full time realtor for the past 34 years I have offered my expertise and guidance to many seniors as we journey into the Next Chapter of our lives This includes relocating closer to family throughout the globe Right Sizing into a new residence and for some aging in place As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES I know selling your home can be challenging and very emotional I provide you a team of professionals including elder care attorneys financial advisers and estate planners who help you understand the financial side of selling your home In addition I can help you with interior staging and trade contractors to get your home prepared for showing What do you do with all the CLUTTER I help you there too As your trusted resource I offer various living options that make sense for your lifestyle The key is to choose the right retirement destination that offers access to your hobbies and interests convenient health care and affordability I would be honored to guide you and your family through the process to insure a smooth transition Mark MARK MARKELZ ASSOCIATES 1 800 ASKMARK 800 275 6275 2525 Po s t R o a d S o u th p o rt CT 06890 Dire ct 203 6 6 8 3 8 3 8 800AS KM AR K co m 800a s k m a rk ra ve is co m Family Fun at the Beach YOUR FAMILY REALTOR SINCE 1986 We were lucky enough to find Mark when our father needed to sell his house quickly We had worked with several realtors over a year who were not realistic or aggressive with pricing and marketing Mark got right in there and things started happening He was great at managing my father s expectations Jennie L

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14 Starting a New Chapter How to Successfully Transition to Skilled Nursing W hen a loved one moves to a skilled nursing facility a new chapter begins Like any change navigating a successful transition takes time and effort At The Nathaniel Witherell a shortterm rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in Greenwich Connecticut helping ease those transitions is Justine Vaccaro LMSW its director of social work Just like the first day of school for a child letting go of a parent s hand can be hard This is true even when the child has become an adult and their parent is the one going off on their own Families need reassurance that their loved one will be well cared for says Vaccaro The transition period for our residents is about three months but it can take up to six months for the family to really come to terms with the change For some the first time a parent refers to the new living arrangement as home is a wonderful sign that he she has settled in For others this is difficult to hear When a resident goes out to lunch and then says they re ready to go home but are referring to the Witherell that s hard on some families she notes This is especially true for spouses who are now living apart Vaccaro and her staff devote time to counseling residents but she also spends just as much time with family members Much of that doesn t even relate to the resident s care she says It s about helping the family realize that their loved one is really okay and that although that parent s life is different now it is still joyful she says Here Vaccaro offers tips for making a successful transition to skilled nursing care for both residents and their families Familiarity brings comfort Keeping your loved one near home or in a community based facility helps Because the Witherell is town owned residents get the added comfort of living among former Greenwich neighbors old friends or colleagues Tap every resource The recreation staff chaplaincy department and on staff social workers are all there to get to know each resident individually They meet with everyone and share what your loved one enjoys hobbies especially Keep in mind that prior interests like golfing and swimming are less feasible now However knowing that your loved one enjoys golf means that staff can make sure they get to enjoy tournaments on television Be a joiner Specific interest groups like bridge club knitters circles Bible study groups or men s groups help residents make friends based on common interests Encourage your loved one to seek out these groups Be realistic If your loved one was always a loner it s unrealistic to expect a metamorphosis into a social butterfly now At the Witherell residents who are less social are encouraged to enjoy their solo activities in common areas which increases socialization and prevents isolation Avid readers might enjoy their book in the sunfilled library or puzzle makers are encouraged to work on their latest challenge in the solarium as other events occur in close proximity

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15 SHORT TERM REHABILITATION We ll help you get back to the life you love With state of the art short term rehabilitation skilled nursing Alzheimer s and dementia care and staff retention rates that well exceed the national average the Witherell delivers exceptional care close to home Call 203 618 4200 NathanielWitherell org THE CARE YOU NEED CLOSE TO HOME THE CARE YOU NEED CLOSE TO HOME

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16 Diana Ross Diva from Detroit Celeb in Connecticut by Peter J O Connell From her beautiful Greenwich estate where she resides and presides like the lady of a manor Diana Ernestine Earle Ross looks back with well deserved pride on her 60 year career one of the most popular and honored in the history of show business a career still continuing as can be seen in the popularity of her extensive tour in 2019 celebrating her 75th birthday and in the awards that just keep on coming her way But Diana s greatest gift was her musical talent which first manifested itself in the choir of a church where her much admired grandfather served as pastor At 15 Diana joined a girl group named the Primettes who had some regional hits many written by the legendary Smokey Robinson a neighbor and rumored boyfriend of Diana s for the also legendary Berry Gordy s Motown Records In 1961 the Primettes became the Supremes The group scored its first number one hit single in 1964 with Where Did Our Love Go Unprecedented success followed as the Supremes achieved 12 number one hit singles including Born in Detroit in 1944 Diana was raised in housing projects there by Stop In the Name of Love and loving parents and in Alabama for several years while her mother was ill with You Can t Hurry Love in the next tuberculosis Gifted with a strong sense of style while going to high school four years becoming Motown s most Diana who had aspirations to become a fashion designer took classes in that successful act the best charting girl field as well as modeling cosmetology and hairdressing She also worked in a group in U S history and one of department store where it was said that she was the first black employee allowed the world s best selling girl groups of outside the kitchen all time For her work with the Supremes Diana has been dubbed one of the Five Mighty Pop Divas of the Sixties In early 1970 Diana left the Supremes Someday We ll Be Together become the group s final number one hit on the Hot 100 chart and also the final number one Billboard Hot 100 single of the 1960s Diana launched her solo career with two mammoth hits the signature songs Reach Out and Touch Somebody s Hand and Ain t No Mountain High Enough She also added acting to her resume receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance as singer Billie Holiday in 1972 s Lady Sings the Blues Ross performing with the SUPREMES as lead singer Lady s soundtrack was a hit selling Continued on page 18

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17 Preplanning Your Funeral Service by Moriah Doyle Monsif N obody likes to think about the unfortunate reality that life eventually ends However a little forethought can make a big difference when it comes to funeral arrangements By preplanning your funeral services your loved ones can be saved any additional stress while they are already grieving your passing thus giving you peace of mind now and ensuring that all your wishes will be respected worrying about time sensitive Ensure that your wishes are followed funeral arrangements When you Does your family know where you preplan your funeral you save your wish to be buried or where you want family from a rushed emotional your services held Every aspect process of your funeral from location to to let them grieve in peace without choosing cremation or burial can be Save money by prepaying decided during funeral preplanning Although prepaying for funeral And your loved ones will be arrangements is not required it s confident that they are following a sensible financial decision The your wishes costs for a funeral can occur at any Preplanning a funeral doesn t have time causing stress and financial to be hard Please give us a call and uncertainty And the price for a we will give you full information on Make things easier for your loved ones funeral increases regularly When all of your options so you can make you plan ahead and pay for your an informed decision as to which The best thing that you can do for your loved ones after your passing is funeral you lock in current pricing arrangements will best suit your avoiding future increases needs and desires Here are some reasons why funeral preplanning is so important N Gregory F Doyle FUNERAL HOME CREMATION SERVICE Handicap Accessible Family Owned Operated Since 1950 Newly renovated including handicapped men s and women s restrooms Traditional Funerals The Traditional Funeral 24 Hour Service Personal24Service Personal Hours Minimal Burials Minimal Cost Cremations Cremations Shipping Shipping Service Pre Arrangements Counseling Counseling Information Information Regarding Title XIX At Home Arrangements At Home Arrangements Irrevocable Irrevocable Revocable Revocable Trusts Transferring of Transferring of Funeral Funeral Trusts Trusts 203 874 5641 Member of National Connecticut 291 Bridgeport Avenue Milford Funeral Directors US Route 1 Rte I 95 Exit 34 Right 2 Miles Association Devon Center Directors Andrea K Blackwood Our Family Takes Care of Your Family With Compassion Dignity We O er Dorothy Doyle Moriah Doyle Monsif Conan J Doyle Dody Doyle Andrea K Blackwood Gregory F Doyle 1918 2005 Colleen Doyle Britt 1950 2010 Moriah Doyle Monsif www gregoryfdoylefuneralhome com

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18 Continued from page 16 over 300 000 copies in its first eight days of release and in 1974 Diana Ross became the first African American woman to co host the Oscars The film Mahogany followed in 1975 which featured the hit Do You Know Where You re Going To In 1978 Diana starred in The Wiz an African American reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz Michael Jackson co starred in the film Diana Ross had been playing a creative role in helping to promote the Jackson Five Over the years many musical artists have cited her as a mentor and role model Though The Wiz was not a hit and though Diana has acted in few movies since then she has made musical contributions to a number of films notably 1980 s Endless Love where her performance with Lionel Richie of the Oscar nominated title single became her final hit for Motown Records before leaving that label Endless Love was also the number one record of the year Over the years whether the 60s the 70s the 80s the 90s the aughts the present one might almost say that Diana Ross achievements as a performer and producer and humanitarian have been as it were almost endless She has continued to be popular both in the U S and abroad for music in a variety of genres and contexts Billboard magazine named her Female Entertainer of the Century and the Guinness Book of World Records in 1993 declared her the most successful female music artist in history for having more hits on the charts than any other female artist Diana Ross has been married and divorced twice and has five children three ex stepchildren with whom she is close and five grandchildren D IANA R O SS FACT S H Diana Ross was born on March 26 1944 in Detroit Michigan H Her parents were Ernestine and Fred Ross Her mother was a schoolteacher and her father was a former Army soldier Diana Ross was the second of six children H Diana has been married twice and she has five children of her own and five grandchildren H She now lives in Greenwich Connecticut H Diana has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist and a member of the Supremes H In 1970 after leaving the Supremes she released her first solo hits Reach Out and Touch Somebody s Hand and Ain t No Mountain High Enough The latter reached number one and earned Diana her first Grammy Award nomination H Diana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988

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Do you have a hard time hearing when using a telephone 19 Your calls captioned Whenever Wherever By Thomas Gerrity Publisher We recently learned of a free service that can help It s from a company called ClearCaptions and it works by converting what the person speaking to you says into text that you read on your phone It works on your home line using a special telphone 9 41 AM AT T that they give you for free and the service works on your mobile phone by downloading a free app The service is available to qualified users at no cost thanks to provisions by the Federal Communication Commission FCC and Title IV of the Americans 100 1 ABC 2 DEF GHI 4 JKL 5 MNO 7 TUV 8 WXYZ PQRS 3 6 9 0 Favorites Call Log Contacts Dial Voicemail with Disabilities Act ADA of 1992 Learn more about captioning services at You can learn more about this service from clearcaptions com ClearCaptions on page 22 We think this is an amazing service that can really help people who struggle with phone calls because of hearing loss It s easy to use and the setup is completely free Short term Rehabilitation Services Rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for individuals recovering from surgery illness or an accident Generally those needing short term in patient rehabilitation may remain involved in their program at a facility for as little as a couple of days to as long as several weeks or more Short term rehabilitation programs help patients to achieve their maximum functional capacity and get back to their homes and community in the shortest time possible John Noonan 203 581 0382 2019 ClearCaptions LLC All rights reserved SHORT TERM REHABILITATION We ll help you get back to the life you love Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty involved with evaluating diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system The goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to patients Occupational therapy is an assessment and treatment plan with the goal to recover and maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical mental or cognitive disorder Occupational therapists also focus on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities Speech language pathologists work to prevent assess diagnose and treat speech language socialcommunication cognitive communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults With state of the art short term rehabilitation skilled nursing Alzheimer s and dementia care and staff retention rates that well exceed the national average the Witherell delivers exceptional care close to home Call 203 618 4200 NathanielWitherell org THE CARE YOU NEED CLOSE TO HOME

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20 Where There s a Will A retha Franklin Prince Amy Winehouse Sonny Bono Barry White Jimi Hendrix even Pablo Picasso each of these renowned artists amassed millions in riches over their lifetimes and each died without a will or living trust Unfortunately this particular problem is widespread Surveys routinely find that only 40 45 of Americans actually have a will or living trust detailing the division of their assets and outlining other wishes Fewer estate expenses Conflicting claims on your assets could lead to things like extensive legal costs to the estate and to loved ones Picasso s 600 million estate reportedly cost 30 million to settle You may think you don t need a will if you re not worth tens of millions But consider this If you don t leave a will or living trust state law will sort out who gets what and the process can be rife with conflicting claims from family and other complications that make life harder for those you leave behind Assets could go to heirs faster If a court has to intervene to identify and divide your assets the process is sure to take longer than if you have it clearly communicated in a will or living trust Prince s estate has been tangled in Minnesota courts for more than two years The Benefits of Having a Will Admittedly seven plus figure estates tend to have higher stakes than average and in the case of the famous artists listed here some of the family trees were complicated But the reality is that most people understand the benefits to their own families of making a will Yet they put it off for emotional reasons Contemplating the end of life is particularly difficult for some while others don t want to wade into murky waters of sorting through alreadycomplicated family wishes Even for those who have a more modest legacy there are still considerable benefits to having a will Less conflict among loved ones By putting your wishes in writing you are potentially saving your loved ones from conflict on top of grief Family battles that take place during an already fraught mourning period could even inflict irreparable damage to relationships Jimi Hendrix s siblings continue to face each other in legal battles after one inherited control of his estate from Hendrix s father who controlled the estate until his own death in 2002 Ultimately writing a will is a gift you give to your survivors and may provide you with peace of mind at the same time N Ensure your wishes are upheld Don t assume that everyone has heard and will remember your wishes Particularly if you have a special situation to plan for such as in Aretha Franklin s case of having a special needs son it s imperative that you put your wishes in writing Will vs Living Trust What s the difference A will is a document that specifies which individual or entity should inherit specific assets If your wishes go contrary to the default law in your state a probate court will typically honor the wishes outlined in a verifiable will for instance one created by a local lawyer with witness signatures A living trust on the other hand is an actual entity that you have a lawyer create on your behalf and the entity owns your assets Your heirs are listed as the beneficiaries to the trust and that beneficiary list serves the same purpose as a will It s important to consult your personal lawyer to learn more about the difference between these two options to best understand what suits your needs

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HEARING SPECIALISTS CAPTIONING SERVICES Hearing Specialists Captioning Services you ClearCaptions also provides a separate no cost application for captioning on your iPhone See ad page 22 ClearCaptions John Noonan 203 581 0382 Clearcaptions com See Every Conversation Your Calls Captioned for FREE ClearCaptions offers real time phone captioning that allows you to see every word said on the call If you are experiencing hearing loss that inhibits your phone use you may qualify to Precision Hearing Specialists 88 Ryders Landing Stratford CT 06614 203 381 9555 www precisionhearingspecialist com Making clear and accurate hearing more affordable for everyone Free Hearing Evaluation and Consultation See ad page 11 receive a ClearCaptions phone for your home at no cost to The Salt Cave of Darien is a surreal environment to relax recharge and rejuvenate both body and mind CALL US TODAY 203 658 7667 www saltcaveofdarien com 555 POST ROAD DARIEN CT 06820 Relax in our salt cave and breathe in the healthy salt known to relieve breathing issues and joint pain Use code SGTG to receive 20 off your first session appointment HAIR SERVICES AT HOME The Perfect Solution for Shut ins Elderly People and Anyone Else Who Wants to Look Great All Styles Perms Cuts Coloring For an appointment 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE call Debra Call Today 203 929 2109 or 203 913 2192 cell Mention this ad and get 5 OFF wash cut and blow dry Discount applies to new customers only 23

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24 SPA WELLNESS Caregivers Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities Spa Wellness The Salt Cave of Darien 555 Post Road Darien CT 06820 203 658 7667 info saltcaveofdarien com www saltcaveofdarien com The Salt Cave of Darien is a surreal environment to relax recharge and rejuvenate both body and mind Experience the health benefits of breathing microparticles of dry salt with its anti inflammatory properties which have been known to relieve breathing issues and joint pain The popular group session in the main cave like atmosphere is tranquil with restful music and relaxation in anti gravity chairs Adult Day Programs SUNSET SHORES ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER 720 Barnum Ave Cutoff Stratford CT 203 380 1228 We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need of respite See ad this page The Salt Cave also has a private salt lined room for individual treatments Now you can enjoy a massage reflexology acupuncture acu facial or energy work all while breathing in the healing salt air so you receive double the benefits during every treatment couples massages also available See ad page 23 Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible Make every day extraordinary In Home Care Services Transportation At Comfort Keepers we provide in home care that helps seniors and others live safe happy and independent lives in the comfort of their own homes Prescription pickup Meal preparation 203 924 4949 500 Howe Ave Suite 204 Shelton CT 06484 181 Post Rd W Westport CT 06880 O ces in Shelton Westport Southbury and Bloom eld Shelton 325 ComfortKeepers com Fall prevention Bathing grooming and hygiene Alzheimer s and Dementia care 2020 CK Franchising Inc Most o ces are independently owned and operated 0120 We provide We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need of respite Health Monitoring by Registered Nurses Therapeutic Recreation Stimulating Activities and Outings Continental Breakfast Catered Lunch and Snacks Provided Coordination of Transportation Specialized Alzheimers Care Assistance With Personal Care Needs Home Assessments Resource Information For Funding Assistance Caregiver Support and Referral Service Se Habla Featuring the GQ Club for Men Programas en Espa ol Espanol Your Home Away from Home Assistance for families caring for an elderly or disabled relative Relief during the day for families with care responsibilities Adult Day Health Centers Remesa Harborview Next Step Open Fiscal Intermediary Services s y a Saturd Additional Benefits 720 Barnum Avenue Cutoff RT 1 Stratford CT 06614 203 380 1228 www cteldercare com

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ASSISTED LIVING INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES Assisted Living Independent Living Communities choose secure in the knowledge that supplemental support is close at hand Contact them today to schedule a tour of their facility community and remarkable grounds See ad pages 4 5 Edgehill Community 122 Palmers Hill Rd Stamford CT 06902 203 244 7698 www edgehillcommunity com Edgehill is a full Continuing Care Retirement Community offering independent living assisted living memory care and subacute rehabilitation post hospital care Its beautiful 22 acre neighborhood setting is right on the Stamford Greenwich border and offers elegant apartments gourmet dining and upscale amenities and services Call to learn how retirement is Done Right at Edgehill See ad back cover Home Care Home Health Care Comfort Keepers Shelton CT 203 924 4949 181 Post Rd W Westport CT 06880 Shelton 325 comfortkeepers com Comfort Keepers believes in finding joy in the everyday We do this by caring for the whole person using our Interactive Caregiving philosophy This is a holistic approach that addresses mind body spirit and well being allowing our The Mews in Greenwich caregivers to build true friendships with their clients in order to Bolling Place Greenwich CT 06830 203 869 9448 fulfill their emotional and social needs For 18 years we have Email marketing themewsingreenwich org provided an extensive range of non medical care services The Mews is a private nonprofit 501 c 3 organization dedi tailored to the unique needs of each individual including but cated to keeping citizens living independently in Greenwich not limited to companionship rehab recovery chronic care as long as possible The Mews offers an intimate established and end of life support We provide hourly 24 7 and live in senior living community providing residential services right in the heart of downtown Greenwich The Mews offer a warm and inviting community of seniors living as independently as they care Comfort Keepers is part of an international network of over 700 quality providers all dedicated to helping people live joyful fulfilled and comfortable lives See ad page 24 We give people the help they need to live in the place they love If you have a loved one who needs in home non medical assistance we can help A compassionate caregiver can provide a wide array of support everything from assisting with personal care preparing meals and doing light housekeeping to being there when you can t be so people can stay home and remain independent Hourly and live in options are available Stratford 203 380 2700 Norwalk 203 852 9707 Danbury 203 744 9200 GriswoldHomeCare com Personal care homemaking and companionship in Fairfield County since 1991 2017 Griswold International LLC 2017 Griswold International LLC 25

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26 SHORT TERM REHABILITATION Griswold Home Care Little Angels Homecare LLC Stratford 1122 Broadbridge Ave Stratford CT 06615 203 380 2700 Bethel Danbury 43 Grassy Plain St Bethel CT 06801 203 744 9200 Norwalk 193 East Ave Norwalk CT 06855 203 852 9707 www GriswoldHomeCare com Personal care homemaking and companionship in Fairfield County since 1991 All caregivers receive a rigorous interview and background check A free in home assessment is conducted on all cases Low cost high quality care ensured through quality audits Covered by worker s compensation general liability and bonding insurance Call for info on Parkinsons and Alzheimer s respite grants Hourly and live in See ad page 25 240 Myrtle Street Shelton CT 06484 203 278 1436 Email LittleAngelsHomeCare48 yahoo com www littleangels homecare com We can help you stay independent in your own home Our homemakers and companions help with daily and routine household chores and activities Please contact us TODAY for more information Bonded and insured See ad 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 this page Short Term Rehabilitation 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 pages 15 and 19 Skilled Nursing Home Choice Senior Care 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 caring staff which has a turnover rate that is six times lower than the national nursing home average Witherell respects residents wishes from menu choices and dining times to scheduling of daily services Family and pets are always welcome See ad pages 15 and 19 Customized Homecare Services For people of all ages Live In or Daily Services Available Proudly serving Fairfield County with Nurse s Aides Companions Home Health Aides The Right Choice Right at Home Home Choice Senior Care of Westport For Service or Referrals Call 203 227 5040 www homechoicect com Little Angels Homecare LLC We can help you stay independent in your own home Our homemakers and companions help with daily and routine household chores and activities Please contact us TODAY for more information 203 278 1436 Email LittleAngelsHomeCare48 yahoo com www littleangels homecare com Bonded and insured Reg HCA0000732

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ATTORNEYS Legal Insurance Real Estate and Financial Professionals Attorneys Specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning See ad this page Braunstein Todisco P C One Eliot Place Fairfield CT 06824 203 254 1118 Committed to Protecting the Dignity Financial and Legal Rights of Seniors See ad this page Kevin Kelly Associates Attorneys at Law STATIONHOUSE SQUARE 2505 Main Street Building 1 Suite 221 Stratford CT 06615 203 386 1282 Eliovson Tenore Elder Law Family Counseling Associates LLC Fax 203 386 1795 www kevinkellylaw com 117 Tunxis Hill Rd Fairfield CT 203 259 7195 Medicaid Business Law See ad page 29 Braunstein Todisco P C Elder Law Estate Planning Probate Real Estate Providing Professional Personal Service Attorneys at Law Committed To Protecting the Dignity Financial and Legal Rights of Seniors Medicaid Title 19 Eligibility Planning and Protection of Asset Strategies Medicaid Applications and Appeals Involuntary Conservatorships Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives Estate Planning Probate Wills Trusts Estates Special Needs Trusts and Planning Amy E Todisco amy btlawfirm com One Eliot Place Fairfield CT 06824 5154 Phone 203 254 1118 Fax 203 254 2453 www btlawfirm com President Connecticut Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Inc 2009 2010 Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Committee Executive Committee member because experience matters Eliovson Tenore Probate Conservatorship Estate Planning Asset Protection Medicaid Title XIX Eligibility Wills Trusts Special Needs Trusts 27

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28 ATTORNEYS Banks Law Office of James M Hughes 1432 Post Road Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 1977 E mail Hughes_james sbcglobal net People s United Bank Call 1 800 772 1090 www fairfiledctelderlaw com Elder Law and Title 19 MEDICAID Planning and Spend down Wills Power of Attorney Health Care Instructions Veteran s Benefits Trusts Estates and Probate Real Estate With over 400 branches including our 7 day Stop Shop locations For all your banking and wealth management needs www peoples com See ad inside front cover See ad page 12 2016KMA3 5x5SeniorGo2 LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D MUHLBAUM LLC Attorneys at Law 11 15 16 1100 Summer Street Stamford CT 06905 203 323 1818 Estate Planning 191 Post Road West Westport CT 06880 www ctnyelderlaw com Elder Law Compassionately representing local area seniors and their The Law Offices of Kurt M Ahlberg Real Estate 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 our ad this page Law Offices of Kurt M Ahlberg 2885 Main Street Stratford CT 06614 203 377 1311 www ahlberglawfirm com Attorneys Kurt M Ahlberg and Carl A Glad know that the decisions you make today will have a lasting impact for you and your families That is why Attorneys Ahlberg and Glad will leverage their experience industry know how and most importantly their understanding and connection to family and Don t hesitate Call us today See ad this page eldercare with care LAW OFFICES OF JOEL D MUHLBAUM LLC AT T O R N E Y S AT L AW Joel D Muhlbaum Esq Sharon H Rosen Esq 1100 Summer Street Stamford CT 06905 203 323 1818 191 Post Road West Westport CT 06880 by appt only www ctnyelderlaw com Page 1 Wills and Probate Joel D Muhlbaum Esq Sharon H Rosen Esq the community to help you achieve your goals 11 32 AM Wills and Probate Small Business Estate Planning Social Security Disability Elder Law Civil and Injury Litigation Real Estate Small Business Social Security Disability Civil and Injury Litigation The Law Offices of Kurt M Ahlberg Kurt M Ahlberg ATTORNEY AT LAW Carl A Glad ATTORNEY AT LAW 2885 Main Street Stratford CT 06614 attyKurtMAhlberg gmail com cglad kmalaw gmail com 203 377 1311 FAX 203 296 4936 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

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REAL ESTATE Real Estate Lisa Duguay ABR SRES REALTOR Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties MARK MARKELZ ASSOCIATES William Raveis Real Estate 2525 Post Road Southport CT 06890 1 800 ASKMARK Direct 203 668 3838 1583 Post Road Fairfield CT 06824 203 255 2800 800ASKMARK com 800askmark raveis com Cell 203 209 2097 Seniors Real Estate Specialist lisaduguay bhhsne com lisaduguay bhhsneproperties com See ad page 13 and inside back cover See ad inside back cover Pam Kirkby Realtor ABR SRS SRES William Raveis Real Estate 21 Whitfield Street Guilford CT 06437 Mobile 203 988 8690 Email Pamela Kirkby raveis com Website http PamelaKirkby raveis com Licensed in CT See What My Clients Have to Say Lisa Valenti SRES William Raveis Real Estate Office 203 261 0028 Mobile 203 257 2127 Email Lisa Valenti raveis com Website http mysearch raveis com LisaValenti https www facebook com lisateseivalenti Seniors Real Estate Specialist See ad inside back cover http pamelakirkby raveis com SIGNUPNOW See ad inside back cover Foreign and Domestic Automotive Repair 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 Tire Dealer Oil Lube Filter Service Two Locations to Serve You Pastir Automotive Trumbull Mobil Service Center 1260 Barnum Ave 950 White Plains Rd Stratford CT 06614 Trumbull CT 06611 203 378 4618 203 268 4585 Visit us online at pastirautomotive com and on Facebook for helpful car repair and maintenance tips DID YOU LEAVE MONEY BEHIND ON YOUR INCOME TAXES Let Us Take a Second Look We are dedicated to providing professional service with the highest degree of honesty and integrity and we strive to add value to our tax and consulting services Highly Competent Tax Professionals Affordable Prices High Successful Recovery Rate Our Services We provide expert income tax and advisory services to individuals Tax Planning Tax Prep Income Tax Representation 1166 Barnum Ave Stratford CT 06614 203 900 4413 E mail info barnumtax com barnumtax com 29

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30 FUNERAL HOMES Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Funeral Homes Magner Funeral Home 12 Mott Ave Norwalk CT 06850 203 866 5553 Gregory F Doyle Funeral Home www magnerfuneralhome com No one wants to think about 291 Bridgeport Ave Milford CT 06460 203 874 5641 the loss of a loved one or their own mortality This reality www gregoryfdoylefuneralhome com however is unavoidable The Magner Funeral Home staff has We offer a variety of funeral services from traditional funerals to pre arranged funeral services for hundreds of families in the competitively priced cremations greater Norwalk area and has accepted pre payments for these Personal Service 24 Hours Pre Arrangements Counseling Title 19 Irrevocable Revocable Trusts At Home Arrangements available See ad page 17 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 Magner Funeral Home 12 Mott Ave Norwalk CT 06850 Tel 1 203 866 5553 www magnerfuneralhome com bearing escrow accounts for your peace of mind We have been family owned and operated since 1912 See ad this page Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home 50 Reef Rd Fairfield CT 06824 203 255 1031 www shaughnesseybanks com HELPING YOU HONOR THE ONE YOU LOVE See ad this page At Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home the end of your loved one s journey is met with compassion and care Our calling is to provide your family with a highly personalized funeral experience that will be a source of comfort both now and in the future 50 Reef Road Fairfield Center 203 255 1031 www shaughnesseybanks com HELPING YOU HONOR THE ONE YOU LOVE Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible

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31 31 Thank you Peter I t s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our friend and colleague Peter J O Connell Peter s official title was Editorial and Research Associate but he effectively served in many other capacities including being the chief editor of the Senior GO TO Guide Peter joined us at the Merrill Anderson Company in March of 1987 as a proofreader working on our trust and bank marketing publications and collateral materials As his skills and talents were recognized he advanced as an editor of Woman s Interest a nationally distributed publication sponsored by bank trust departments In this role he worked on cover stories of many notable people including Candice Bergen Shirley Temple Black Carol Burnett Barbara Bush Jennifer Capriati Glenn Close Patty Duke Angela Lansbury Joan Lunden Mary Tyler Moore Cokie Roberts Dinah Shore Danielle Steel and Martha Stewart to name a few Along the way Peter proofread and edited thousands of articles presentations scripts and letters marking each with his signature red pencil He was our essential last line of defense against errors and typos Above all Peter was a friend to all and a beloved member of the Merrill Anderson Company family We miss his vast collection of knowledge his wit and the warm smile that he brought to the office every day We dedicate this edition of the Senior GO TO Guide to Peter and promise to do our best in keeping the high standards that he set N

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32 Bridgeport MAYOR S COMMISSION ON SENIOR CITIZENS Members appointed by Mayor for two year terms to study conditions and needs of elderly and recommend solutions to their problems Chairperson Frances Newby Vice Chairperson Robert J Burdo BRIDGEPORT DEPARTMENT ON AGING 307 Golden Hill St Bridgeport CT 06604 203 576 7993 Fax 203 576 7521 Hours 7 a m 3 p m E mail marie heller Bridgeportct gov Acting Director Craig Nadrizny 203 576 7130 craignadrizny bridgeportct gov Superintendent of Recreation Luann Conine 203 576 8080 E mail luann conine bridgeportct gov Recreation and exercise programs Variety of programs at all four city operated senior centers including bingo ceramics classes Wii practice daily line dancing arts Red Hat Society club chair exercise trips Grandparents Club Senior Transportation Program Free transportation for members only to Eisenhower Senior Center Convenient pickup points throughout the city BRIDGEPORT SENIOR CENTERS Dwight D Eisenhower Senior Center 307 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport CT 06604 203 576 7993 Hours 8 00 a m 3 00 p m Project Director Marie Heller 203 576 7993 E mail marie heller bridgeportct gov Membership to Eisenhower Center is free to all Bridgeport residents Free transportation is provided to and from the Center Center offers the following activities on a weekly basis Ceramic classes Computer class Tai Chi Zumba and Chair Exercise Karaoke Bingo and Pokeno Cards Billiards Wii Dominos Knitting Manicures and Pedicures and Hair Cutting A daily nutritional lunch is provided by CW Resources Inc A quarterly Newsletter that lists all activities and trips is provided at the front desk A certified counselor is at the Center twice a month to provide assistance or answer any questions Center also provides assistance for the Renter s Rebate Program Black Rock Senior Center 2676 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport CT 06605 203 576 7258 Hours 9 00 a m 5 00 p m Executive Director Bonnie Roach E mail bonnie roach bridgeportct gov Exercise equipment available Bingo Wed 12 30 p m 3 00 p m Line dancing Mon 10 00 a m 12 00 p m Movie Mon 12 30 p m 2 30 p m crafts knit classes Daily lunch provided at noon East Side Senior Center 1057 East Main St Bridgeport CT 06608 203 395 8366 Hours Mon Fri 9 00 a m 4 30 p m Executive Director Rosemary Wong Email rosemary wong bridgeportct gov Free membership for Bridgeport residents 55 A nutritious lunch is provided by CW Resources as a private federally funded program for those 60 Members must make reservations in advance by visiting the Center Members Activities Dominos Bingo Mania Jumbo Word Number Search Meditative Adult Coloring Checkers Wii Virtual Games Dancercise Members Birthday Bashes Excursion Bus Trips Music Singing Therapy Therapeutic Work in Garden Creative Painting Handcraft Arts Board Games North End Bethany Senior Center 20 Thorme St Bridgeport CT 06606 203 576 7730 Hours Mon Fri 8 00 a m 6 00 p m Executive Director Carrie Taylor carrie taylor bridgeportct gov Bingo 1 00 p m 3 00 p m Chat Session 10 30 a m 12 30 p m Plus Billiards craft classes exercise class line dancing movies pinochle pokeno Wii practice For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com Hall Senior Center 52 George E Pipkin s Way Bridgeport CT 06608 203 345 2000 Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 3 p m Program Director Edith Peralta 203 345 2028 E mail info hnhonline org Hall Senior Center is not operated by the City of Bridgeport It is one of the Hall Neighborhood House projects The Center addresses the health social emotional and recreational needs of community seniors through a variety of programs Bridgeport residents at least 60 years of age or older are eligible to take part in the Center s activities The Center has a 25 passenger bus that transports seniors to and from the Center and on its many field trips Activities arts and crafts assistive referrals field trips intergenerational art education health screenings and preventative health education recreational and social events special events workshops TRANSPORTATION SERVICES For pickup of seniors under the Senior Transportation Program of the Department of Social Services call 203 576 7993 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The City both by itself and in conjunction with the State of Connecticut offers several tax relief programs for the elderly and certain other groups The programs are administered by the Tax Assessor s Office Tax Collector City Hall Room 105 45 Lyon Ter Bridgeport CT 06604 203 576 7271 Fax 203 332 5521 Hours Mon Fri 9 00 a m 4 00 p m For information specifically about the tax relief programs call 203 576 8062 PROBATE COURT Judge Paul Ganim City Hall Annex 999 Broad St Bridgeport CT 06604 203 576 3945

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Darien 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 Christine Castles Peter F Eder Jennifer Geddes Geraldine Genovese Francie George Ronald Heinbaugh Mary McCarthy James Metzger Anne Marie Rayhill Raymond Slavin 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 Ali Ramsteck LCSW 203 656 7494 E mail aramsteck darienct gov Case Manager Cynthia Hall LMSW 203 656 7494 E mail chall 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 DARIEN Resource Library wide range of reading material on human services topics Department publishes the SENIOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY THE MATHER CENTER 2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT 06820 203 656 7490 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 Clerk Receptionist Eileen Manhart E mail emanhart darienct gov Programs include Chef Prepared Noon Meal 5 00 Creative Pursuits Stain Glass Instruction Water Color Acyrlic Oil Painting Woodshop Repair Program Bridge and Pinochele Instruction Computer Room 19 Exercise Classes Health and Wellness Lectures Languages Classes Crafts Themes Knitting and Crocheting Writing Workshop Short Story Discussion History Presentations Global Issues Musical Entertainments and Special Monthly Programs and more Services include Bi monthly Health Counseling Blood Pressure Screening Ask a Social Worker Ask a Lawyer monthly Caregiver Educational Support Group Audioligy Screening AARP Driving VA Counselor by appointment Volunteer Opportunities AT HOME IN DARIEN A nonprofit agency that helps Darien seniors live independently comfortably and with dignity in their homes and the community as long as possible The organization helps Darien residents age 60 plus and those who care about them It provides free services including transportation information advice and agency referrals referral to trustworthy and reliable vetted service providers such as home and property maintenance professionals 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 throughout town health tips and ideas for living at home safely For more information call 203 655 2227 or visit www athomeindarien org Executive Director Gina Zarra Blum E mail gina 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 appreciated 5 per round trip suggested For service to other locations or at other times or when a person is needed to pick senior up from a medical appointment call to request a friendly volunteer driver Call 203 655 2227 or visit www athomeindarien org for more information Easy Access Dispatch a Ride run by Norwalk Transit District serves disabled riders with curb to curb service within Darien Greenwich Norwalk and Stamford 203 299 5180 Website www norwalktransit com TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Town Assessor administers state programs under which taxes are reduced for eligible residents Call for information and guidelines Town Hall Room 102 203 656 7310 Fax 203 656 7380 Assessor Anthony Homicki E mail ahomicki darienct gov PROBATE COURT Judge William P Osterndorf Darien Town Hall 2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT 06820 203 656 7342 For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com 33

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34 Easton COMMISSION FOR THE AGING Develops policies and exercises oversight regarding needs of senior citizens Chair Lisa Tasi Members Linda Dollard Ann Hughes Phyllis Machledt Karen Martin Melinda O Brien Nannette DeWester MUNICIPAL AGENT SENIOR SERVICES Responsible for referrals and assistance with federal state and local programs including but not limited to Insurance Food Stamps Social Security Medicare and Fuel Assistance for Easton residents over the age of 60 Alison Witherbee MSW 650 Morehouse Rd Easton CT 06612 203 268 1137 Hours 8 30 a m 3 30 p m SOCIAL SERVICES Administers various programs to assist disabled and low income Easton residents under the age of 60 Director Alison Witherbee MSW 203 268 1137 SENIOR CENTER Center is intellectual educational cultural and social center for adults of all ages but especially for retirees seniors and physically challenged adults purpose is to enrich the town and to provide assistance to those in need 650 Morehouse Rd Easton CT 06612 203 268 1145 www eastonseniors com Fairfield print books Optelec reader periodicals photocopier therapy equipment video library Opportunities for arts and crafts quilting knitting weaving card and board games bridge lessons bowling ceramics culinary classes driver s ed for elderly film showings trips musical programs exercise programs Presentations on law finance art religion more Scheduled presence of hair stylist handyman massage therapist notary public justice of the peace seamstress Trips day and vacation trips Dial a Ride van transportation 7 days a week TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS On matters relating to assessments and elderly Office of the Assessor prepares homeowners forms to be sent to state for approval Town Hall 203 268 6291 Fax 203 268 4928 HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES The Department of Human and Social Services arranges for the provision of programs and services to adults of all ages including senior citizens and people with disabilities Director Julie DeMarco E mail jdemarco fairfieldct org 100 Mona Terrace Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 3169 Services by appointment information referral assessment and counseling regarding Medicare Medigap HMOs certain legal matters long term care fuel assistance tax assistance volunteer opportunities family problems Title 19 and other entitlements housing assistance home care and visits nursing homes assisted living support groups more For information about an appointment with a social worker regarding careplanning or entitlements call 203 256 3169 Assessors Laura Riley and Rachel Maciulewski BIGELOW CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee assists with local tax relief issues Visit www eastonct gov for current information regarding program options The Bigelow Center is the main resource location for activities and services for older adults and their families and caregivers PROBATE COURT Judge T R Rowe Easton is part of Probate Court for District 46 Trumbull Town Hall 5866 Main St Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5068 Fax 203 268 9586 E mail esseniorsc optonline net Hours 7 30 a m 3 30 p m Director Val J Buckley 203 268 1145 Assistant Director Randy Shapiro Programs and services include Availability of audiobooks cable TV computers CDs DVDs fax machine Internet cafe investment data large For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com 100 Mona Terrace Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 3166 Hours Mon Fri 9 00 a m 3 30 p m www fairfieldct org bigelowcenter Director Julie DeMarco E mail jdemarco fairfieldct org Program Coordinator Margaret Andrews E mail mandrews fairfieldct org Activities defensive driving courses fitness and exercise programs dancing arts and crafts bingo and card games senior groups music singing TV video investment walking others movies Learning in Retirement programs computer classes and Continuing Education classes Health screenings by schedule blood pressure and others Hot Lunch reservations required two days in advance 5 00 Hours Mon Fri 12 15 p m

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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Buses are available for transportation for seniors Please call the Senior Center dispatcher at 203 256 3168 Mon through Fri between the hours of 8 30 a m to 2 30 p m for service Bus service is limited to Medical appointments Grocery shopping on scheduled days according to location and limited to 1 hours Coming to the Senior Center Special approved outings Bus service to the Senior Center or shopping is one punch for round trip Bus service to the doctor in Fairfield is two punches each way or 2 00 round trip Bridgeport is four punches each way or 4 00 round trip A ten punch bus ticket may be purchased at the dispatcher s office for 5 00 For reservation information or further details please call the Senior Center dispatcher 203 256 3168 EUNICE POSTOL RECREATION CENTER 75 Mill Plain Rd Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 3191 Fax 203 256 3145 Hours Mon Fri 5 30 a m 9 30 p m Sat Sun 7 00 a m 5 00 p m www fairfieldrecreation com In addition to facilities for classes games and events the Recreation Center maintains a fully equipped and staffed fitness center for aerobics strength training and other exercises A yearly membership in the Recreation Center is 110 for persons 62 and older Three month memberships are available for 55 Call the Center for more information Persons who meet Social Services Department eligibility requirements may obtain yearly memberships for 55 Call 203 256 3170 for details TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The Town in conjunction with the State of Connecticut offers several tax relief programs for disabled persons and qualified residents age 65 and over The programs are administered by the Assessor s Office Application period Feb 1 May 15 Tax Assessor Ross D Murray E mail assesorsoffice fairfieldct org 611 Old Post Rd Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 3110 Hours 8 30 a m 4 30 p m www fairfieldct org taxassessor HOUSING PROGRAMS The Town through its Office of Community Economic Development OCED maintains a list of providers of housing for the elderly and disabled in Fairfield As these facilities are operated by different entities those interested should contact each one individually to determine current availability eligibility requirements and application procedures To see this list go to www fairfieldct org content 10726 13067 13304 aspx and click on the appropriate link For information on Rental Assistance or the Housing Choice Vouchers Program under the federal Section 8 program contact Carol Martin 203 366 0578 The Handyman Program is administered by OCED with federal funding to assist low income homeowners with minor maintenance and repairs For information contact 203 256 3120 www fairfieldct org commdevelopment PROBATE COURT Judge Kate Maxham 725 Old Post Rd Fairfield CT 06824 203 256 3041 FILE OF LIFE AND FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS The Fairfield Fire Department recommends keeping updated medical information readily available in the event of an emergency for fire police and ambulance personnel The File of Life is a refrigerator magnet with an attached red plastic pocket labeled FILE OF LIFE In the plastic pocket is a tri fold card on which you can record your vital emergency information Fill in the information on the card Remember the information will help first responders to better assist you in an emergency Please stop by a local fire station to pick up your kit and have your blood pressure taken Greenwich COMMISSION ON AGING BOARD Appointed to help meet needs of older residents by identifying and documenting needs planning and coordinating services to meet needs providing education information and referral about elder issues advocating for elder issues at local state national levels 299 Greenwich Ave Senior Center Greenwich CT 06830 203 862 6710 Fax 203 862 6701 8 a m 4 p m Director Lori Contadino 203 862 6711 Customer Service Representative Maria Higbie 203 862 6710 Programs include Directory of Aging and Disability Services for Greenwich a comprehensive directory of local and regional programs available to Greenwich seniors Published by Commission and available at its office or online Other important Greenwich specific reports and resource directories also available on senior transportation housing legal access and respite care Share the Fare Taxi Program Reduced fare taxi vouchers are available for purchase at Commission on Aging office Mon Fri 9 a m 3 p m Individuals must be 62 years of age or older and a resident of Greenwich Vouchers can be used for transportation within the town To arrange a ride call Greenwich Taxi at 203 869 6000 Health Insurance Counseling Program makes volunteers available on free confidential basis for individual counseling on Medicare Medicare D supplemental insurance and the Medicare Savings program DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Department s 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 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36 GREENWICH 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 bilingual staff available to assist Town Hall 3rd Floor 203 622 3800 Fax 203 622 7762 Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 5 p m After hours by appointment Mon Fri 5 p m 7 p m Commissioner Alan D Barry Ph D Director of Admissions Programs Monica Bruning LCSW 203 622 7793 Director of Case Management George O Loughlin LCSW 203 622 3802 Home Care and Transportation Supervisor Marcia Parkin Lawrence 203 622 3801 Admission and Applications services include Assessment and referral including home visits if needed Assistance with applications for benefit and entitlement programs such as Social Security SSI Medicare Medicaid Energy Assistance Renter s Rebate Veteran s Benefits Guidance and evaluation for housing including eviction concerns Holiday Aid Senior camp English as a Second Language classes Salvation Army Assistance Case Management Services include Assistance with employment and training In home assessments for Department s Home Care Service Protective services for those over the age of 60 who may be experiencing financial exploitation abuse neglect by others or self neglect Guidance through the petition process of Probate Court for those who may need a conservator Assistance with finding legal services Temporary Emergency Financial Assistance Home Care Service and Client Transportation assists elderly and disabled who have difficulty with everyday activities or need help during times of illness or disability Home care staff are available to assist with light housekeeping laundry meal preparation dressing assistance and assistance with bathing Client Transportation includes door to door transportation to medical and legal appointments Neighbor to Neighbor food delivery and benefit application 2 30 p m 3 30 p m No appointment necessary Call 203 622 6495 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SENIOR CENTER Under aegis of the Board of Health the Department is dedicated to protecting promoting and improving the health of Greenwich residents through programs that help prevent disease illness disability and premature death Public health services create a healthy and safe environment so that all may obtain a healthier lifestyle Operates as a division of the Commission on Aging Free to Greenwich residents 62 Town Hall 3rd Floor 203 622 6488 Fax 203 622 7770 Hours 8 00 a m 4 00 p m Program Specialist Lynn Mason Director of Health Caroline Calderone Baisley MPH RS Division of Family Health Director Deborah C Travers MSN APRN FNPBC 203 622 3782 The programs and services of the Family Health Division are provided to enable individuals to achieve and maintain optimum physical emotional and social health All program areas include preventive healthcare sessions early identification of health problems through screenings and surveillance health maintenance health education home visits consultation and communication with medical and social service providers Senior Home Health Maintenance Program 203 622 7859 Program provides nursing care and case coordination to homebound frail and or senior residents with chronic illness who strive to remain independent in their homes 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 For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com 299 Greenwich Ave Greenwich CT 06830 203 862 6700 Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 4 p m Administrator Laurette Helmrich 203 862 6720 203 862 6721 Senior programs and services include daily continental breakfast and full hot luncheon including lunches to go health forums wellness lectures crossword puzzles and word games Silvertones traveling chorus professionally led discussions Italian classes painting classes with instructor day excursions fitness classes pilates t ai chi chair floor yoga zumba gold year round water aerobics Feldenkreisstyle 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 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Call A Ride of Greenwich 203 661 6633 Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 3 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 Sat 10 a m 5 p m Sat 8 30 a m 6 p m Transportation provided for eligible

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elderly or disabled to programs hospitals medical appointments and recreational activities in Greenwich Stamford and Norwalk Fee charged 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 program 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 PROBATE COURT Judge David W Hopper Town Hall First Floor 101 Field Point Rd Greenwich CT 06830 203 622 7879 Monroe MONROE COMMISSION ON AGING Commission suggests development of programs and policies for advancing well being of older adults of Monroe and provision of services to senior citizens by Department of Social and Senior Services Chairman Helma Chartier Leslie Gosselin Vivian Capoccitti Sean Shanely Jaime Geisel Beverly Zwierlein Town Council Liaison Jason Maur COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES 7 Fan Hill Rd 06468 203 452 2813 Director Henna Ali Social Services Coordinator Mary Ann Kalm Department offers Referral and assistance with federal state and local programs including but not limited to Husky Charter Oak Insurance Food Stamps Social Security including SS Disability and Survivor s benefits Medicare Medicaid Tax Relief and Rent Relief Eligible residents helped to understand the process and information and to complete required paperwork and documentation Heating assistance programs for those with low or moderate incomes including Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Operation Fuel Project Warmth and Utility programs Monroe Counseling Service Short term counseling sessions available to Monroe residents from Jessica Champagne LCSW 203 452 2800 ext 1178 E mail jchampagne monroect org Food Pantry at 980 Monroe Tpke Provides nutritious food to eligible residents Week s worth of food distributed once a month by appointment Food can be delivered to those ill or without transportation Food Pantry Coordinator Kathleen Turner 203 452 2817 E mail foodpantry monroect org Special programs Clothing assistance available to residents in event of fire 37 or other disaster donated holiday gifts distributed to residents based on need Emergency Evacuation List available to residents needing assistance during an evacuation information made available about File of Life Yellow Dot Program K 9 LAPS Locating Alzheimer s Patients Safely For information about any programs mentioned here call 203 452 2813 or 203 452 2815 MONROE SENIOR CENTER 235 Cutlers Farm Rd Monroe CT 06468 Director Henna Ali 203 452 2815 ext 3 Fax 203 452 2965 E mail alachioma monroect org Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Wed evenings and Sat morning hours dependent on programs Elderly Services Coordinator Kim Cassia 203 452 2815 ext 4 Center offers Social recreational educational programs and activities to anyone age 55 or older Membership required Annual fee July June is 15 00 for Monroe residents 20 00 for nonresidents Some programs may require an additional fee Outreach Available to residents age 60 and over permanently or temporarily confined to their homes or who are isolated frail or low income Elderly Services Coordinator provides assistance regarding government entitlement programs and educates residents and their families about resources and services SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS For information call Elderly Services Coordinator Kim Cassia at Senior Center 203 452 2815 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Medical and non medical transportation within Monroe and to Bridgeport Stratford Trumbull available to residents 60 or disabled on weekdays Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance Appointments must be for Monroe between 9 30 a m 2 30 p m for Bridgeport Stratford Trumbull between 9 45 a m 2 00 p m All appointments must conclude by For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com

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38 MONROE 3 30 p m Rides within Monroe are 2 00 one way or round trip and 4 00 one way or round trip to Trumbull Stratford and Bridgeport For information and to make reservations call Transportation Coordinator Betsy Kraushaar at 203 452 2815 ext 2 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The Assessor s Office is responsible for the administration of tax relief programs 7 Fan Hill Rd Rm 202 Monroe CT 06468 203 452 2803 Fax 203 452 2253 Assessor Justin Feldman For information about property ownership tax exemptions and tax relief contact the Assessor s Assistant E mail Rcaiola MonroeCT org Assistant Ruthann Caiola 203 452 2800 ext 1003 PROBATE COURT Judge T R Rowe 5866 Main St Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5068 Monroe is under the jurisdiction of the same Probate Court as Trumbull and Easton New Canaan 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 recommendations for new or revised programs Also provides oversight for New Canaan Public Health Chairman Judy Dunn Contact Commission by e mail at Bethany Zaro 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 Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Interim Director of Health Human Services Bethany Zaro RN MPH 203 594 3093 E mail Bethany Zaro newcanaanct gov Program Assistant Enza Albano 203 594 3076 E mail Enza Albano newcanaanct gov 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 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 83 New Canaan CT 06840 Website www laphamcenter org E Mail laphamcenter newcanaanct gov For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com Director Lyn Bond E mail director laphamcenter org Program Manager Aggie Aspinwall Hours Mon to Thurs 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Fri 8 30 a m 4 00 p m Lapham Center has large community room 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 5 fee required Blood Pressure Clinic Thurs 10 30 a m 11 30 a m 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 Three Book Groups meet monthly Frequent lectures on health financial and legal issues Free Medicare and supplemental plans insurance counseling Free tax counseling Adult Education classes in art exercise history cooking languages music games technology writing and more fees charged for some programs others free Volunteer Opportunities active and varied program STAYING PUT IN NEW CANAAN Staying Put in New Canaan Inc is a membership based volunteer supported nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors live safely in their homes and actively engaged in the community as they age With the help of dozens of volunteers Staying Put provides the following for its members friendly calls or visits handyman assistance health consultations help with errands referrals to vetted vendors transportation to medical appointments and social events tech support Staying Put is open to seniors 65 residing in New Canaan Annual membership dues are 400 for individuals and 525 for households Scholarships are available for those with financial limitations PO Box 484 58 Pine St New Canaan CT 06840 Website www stayingputnc org Executive Director Barbara Achenbaum 203 966 7762 director stayingputnc org

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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 New Canaan s only public transportation Door to Door rides for New Canaan residents seniors others unable to drive to destination within New Canaan Seven Vans some built to carry wheelchair bound passengers Service is available Mon Fri 9 a m to 4 p m 203 972 7433 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Applications for Renters Homeowners tax rebates available at Assessor s Office Department of Human Services can provide help with filling out application 237 Elm St 2nd Fl New Canaan CT 06840 203 594 3005 Fax 203 594 3130 Assessor Sebastian Caldarella E mail Sebastian Caldarella newcanaanct gov PROBATE COURT Judge William P Osterndorf Darien Town Hall 2 Renshaw Rd Darien CT 06820 203 656 7342 New Canaan is under the jurisdiction of the same Probate Court as Darien Norwalk SENIOR SERVICES COORDINATING COUNCIL THE SENIOR UMBRELLA 11 Allen Rd Room 8 Norwalk CT 06851 203 847 2830 Fax 203 849 1285 Hours 9 00 a m 4 00 p m E mail seniorumbrella sbcglobal net Municipal Agent for the Elderly City of Norwalk and Case Managers provide seniors and their families with information about appropriate services and programs application assistance for services and programs including medical insurance counseling advocacy for seniors having difficulty getting the help that they need The Council works closely with many public and private agencies and Case Managers make home visits when needed NORWALK SENIOR CENTER INC Nonprofit organization operating in two locations with the mission of empowering adults 55 for personal independence healthy aging social connection and lifetime learning Annual 25 membership fee Center provides transportation to its locations Detailed information available Website www norwalkseniorcenter org NORWALK SENIOR CENTER 11 Allen Rd Norwalk CT 06851 203 847 3115 Fax 203 849 1285 Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Executive Director Beatrix Winter 203 847 3115 ext 103 E mail bwinter norwalksc org Program Coordinator Jane Wenk 203 847 3115 ext 108 E mail jwenk norwalksc org Outreach Director Eva Beau 203 847 3115 ext 112 E mail ebeau norwalksc org Transportation Manager Remy Exantus 203 847 3115 ext 107 E mail rexantus norwalksc org Activity Programs include Senior Cafe lunch 3 5 contribution 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 attend 39 ees 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 regularly scheduled games call for information Tech Learning Center a variety of exercise programs ranging from aerobics to Zumba 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 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 disability For info call Jane Wenk at 203 847 3115 ext 108 or E mail jwenk 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 2 p m Social Service Coordinator Maureen Eustache E mail nscs92 sbcglobal net Program Coordinator Giovan Ramirez E mail nscs nsc snet net Programs and services include lunch offsite health programs and screenings counseling services support groups help in filing for financial assis For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com

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40 NORWALK tance and housing programs document translation special trips parties luncheons citizenship preparation classes English as a Second Language armchair aerobics exercise sewing classes pokeno penny bingo and dominoes computer classes Spanish classes for beginners crafts shopping trips line dancing blood pressure clinics Tai Chi and Zumba TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Senior Center Transportation Norwalk Senior Center provides door to door transportation for members to and from Center 11 Allen Rd and Norwalk Senior Center South 92 Cedar St in wheelchairaccessible vehicles for those who cannot transport themselves Modest fee of 5 per month charged Reservations required Morning Pickup 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 Shelton SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE Shelton s Senior Citizens Committee addresses issues connected with aging and consists of nine members appointed for two year terms by the mayor Regular meetings are held at the Shelton Senior Center at 4 p m on the second Tuesday of each month Senior Committee Members Chairman Walter Oko Jill Bruno Margaret Keane Judson Crawford Roberta Sutkowski Cheryl Dziubina Marilyn Terlaga Barbara Hayslip SHELTON SENIOR CENTER 81 Wheeler St Shelton CT 06484 203 924 9324 Hours Mon Fri 9 00 a m 4 30 p m Director Doreen Laucella Email d laucella cityofshelton org Provides a lunch program health screenings financial and insurance presentations and educational social and recreational programs computer classes field trips more for persons age 55 or older Membership generally required for programs and activities 4 00 for Shelton residents 10 for out of town residents 203 847 3115 Ext 107 E mail rexantus norwalksc org Information line 203 924 2355 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The Assessor s Office in City Hall administers various state and local programs of tax relief for homeowners and veterans Eligibility for the homeowners program requires residency in Shelton age of 65 years or older or total disability status income within State of Connecticut qualifying levels Some additional blind disabled freeze homeowners and veterans programs are available too Also renters rebate applications will be accepted at Shelton Senior Center 81 Wheeler St Shelton CT 06484 Rent receipts utility receipts and meeting income requirements are needed for participation in the renters rebate program Office of the Assessor manages tax exemption credits deferral programs Department s goal is to help taxpayers to remain in their homes in Norwalk City Hall Room 106 203 854 7888 Fax 203 854 7986 Hours 8 30 a m 5 p m Assessment Data Technician Laurie Tallcouch 203 854 7816 E mail ltallcouch norwalkct org PROBATE COURT Judge Douglas Stern City Hall Room 232 Norwalk CT 06852 2009 203 854 7737 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Assessor Bill Gaffney 203 924 1555 ext 1500 E mail w gaffney cityofshelton org PROBATE COURT Judge Fred J Anthony 40 White St Shelton CT 06484 203 924 8462 For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com Stamford SOCIAL SERVICES Director Ellen E Bromley 203 977 4112 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 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 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 prevention education and access to healthcare 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 Choices is a free service with trained counselors Mission is to help residents understand how they can best handle healthcare choices Counselors help residents file forms and collect benefits to which they are entitled Information provided on Medicare supplemental insurance HMOs etc Government Center 9th Floor 203 977 5297 Hours By appointment only STAMFORD SENIOR CENTER INC The Stamford Senior Center is a 501 c 3 nonprofit non sectarian organization established in 1996 to help serve the needs of Stamford s older adult population Their Mission is to provide affordable opportunities for older adults in the greater Stamford area to be active and

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STAMFORD healthy in mind and body and remain connected to their community in a welcoming safe and diverse environment Government Center 2nd Floor Stamford CT 06905 203 977 5151 Fax 203 977 5152 Website www stamfordseniorct org Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 5 p m Executive Director Christina K Crain MSW E mail ccrain stamfordct gov Assistant to Director Gina Compolattaro E mail gcompolattaro stamfordct gov Hispanic Program Coordinator Lili Winsor E mail lwinsor stamfordct gov Program Assistant Esther Bramble Receptionist Ada Caro E mail acaro stamfordct gov SILVERSOURCE INC A leading resource for older adults SilverSource provides supportive services and direct assistance to those in need to ensure the safety health and quality of life of older residents SilverSource is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1908 All services are provided free of charge SilverSource helps the over 60 population and their families navigate emergency situations manage immediate short term issues and plan for long term transitions A team of experienced social workers meets the needs of older adults in a spirit of dignity and respect Programs and Services Case Management and Outreach for Benefits Eligibility Emergency Financial Assistance Housing Energy Assistance Nutrition and Medical Care including prescription vision dental and hearing needs Ride to Wellness Medical Transportation Consultation counseling and referrals for older adults and their families seeking help or advice regarding a loved one Aging Information Resource Center Volunteer Program Friendly Visitor Friendly Shopper programs 2009 Summer Street Stamford CT 06905 203 324 6584 E mail questions silversource org Website www silversource org Hours Mon Fri 9am 5pm Executive Director Kathleen Bordelon SilverSource Ride to Wellness Medical Transportation The Ride to Wellness transportation program is available for over 60 Stamford residents in need of affordable transportation to and from a doctor or a medical professional s office in Stamford Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 2 p m except holidays For an appointment please call 203 324 6584 SUPPORTIVE SERVICES Municipal Agent for the Elderly has information on support groups respite programs more 203 977 4050 Groups and programs covered include Access Ambulance Company of Stamford Emergency Medical Services which has Family and Friends CPR Program 203 637 2351 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Access Ambulance Company Inc Hours 24 7 by appointment 203 637 2351 Dispatch a Ride Easy Access Town to Town For disabled persons 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 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 a m 4 30 p m except in the summer when it is open 8 a m 4 p m Cash or checks are the only acceptable forms of payment For more information please call 203 977 4050 Government Center 6th Floor Stamford CT 06905 203 977 5888 Fax 203 977 5553 Director of Assessment and Collection William Forker Connecticut Rent Rebate Program takes place April 1 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 call 203 977 4747 SENIOR MEN S ASSOCIATION OF STAMFORD Nonprofit organization open to all men age 55 and older The group numbering in the hundreds is nondenominational but meets every Thurs Sept June at 10 a m at Congregation Agudath Shalom on Strawberry Hill Ave at Colonial Rd for speakers discussions refreshments and socializing 301 Strawberry Hill Ave Stamford CT 06902 Tel 203 539 0636 E mail info stamfordmen org Website www stamfordmen org PROBATE COURT Judge Gerald M Fox III Government Center 888 Washington Blvd Stamford CT 06904 2152 203 323 2149 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 For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com 41

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42 Stratford STRATFORD SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT 1000 West Broad St Stratford CT 06615 203 385 4050 Fax 203 385 4057 E mail baldwincenter townofstratford com Hours Mon Fri 8 00 a m 4 30 p m Senior Services Director Sandy Arborr Supervisor Lauren Donovan Senior Clerk Maureen Barstow Social Services Coordinator Municipal Agent for Elderly Shirley Dominguez Trumbull Social Model Adult Day Program currently offered five days a week Family Caregiver Counselor Director of Senior Services provides information on services offered in conjunction with the National Family Caregivers Association to those caring for adults 60 years of age and older including individual counseling that can assist caregivers in making decisions caregivers training and education respite care that can provide a caregiver with a much needed break Hours Tues Thurs 8 30 a m 4 p m 203 385 4055 E mail ldonovan townofstratford com C A R E S Coordinator Erin McLeod TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Outreach Coordinator Mary Balog The Town has a transportation service for residents over 60 years old and for handicapped residents over 21 years old All medical related rides are free of charge and nonmedical rides are 1 00 each way Transportation is available Mon Fri 8 00 a m 4 00 p m Call 385 4051 Mon Fri 8 00 a m 4 30 p m for reservations Handicapped Info and Referrals Susan M Pawluk 203 385 4020 Stratford Senior Services provides information and personal assistance to all Stratford residents over 60 years old with Medicaid Medicare Snap Social Security Renters Rebate Health Insurance Issues Home Care Services Energy Assistance Farmers Market Outreach Program Provides visits to homebound elderly information about housing concerns and referrals for other services Provides programs off site at housing sites BALDWIN CENTER The Town runs a fully operational daily activity center for Stratford residents 55 and over The Center offers a wide range of activities and events for both men and women The Center also serves lunch Mon Fri The Center is open Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 00 p m 1000 West Broad St Stratford CT 06615 203 385 4050 E mail baldwincenter townofstratford com SUPPORTIVE SERVICES For information call Senior Services Department 203 385 4050 Programs located at Baldwin Center include C A R E S Community At RiskElderly Services Transportation Scheduler Janice Niper 203 385 4051 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The Town both by itself and in conjunction with the State of Connecticut offers several tax relief energy assistance and rental rebate programs for senior citizens You may be eligible if you are aged 65 or older totally disabled or blind a veteran or the spouse of a veteran meet certain income guidelines or own a handicappedequipped vehicle The programs are administered by the Town Assessor s office Assessor Donna Otlowski E mail dotlowski townofstratford com 203 385 4025 Hours Mon Fri 8 00 a m 4 30 p m PROBATE COURT Judge Max Rosenberg Birdseye Municipal Complex 468 Birdseye St Stratford CT 06615 203 385 4023 For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com SENIOR CENTER Director Michele Jakab E mail mjakab trumbull ct gov The Center at Priscilla Place 23 Priscilla Place Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5199 E mail seniorcenter trumbull ct org Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 4 p m Trumbull Senior Center offers a variety of innovative programs and activities for older adults geared toward staying healthy These include art classes computer classes crafts exercise classes games health screenings lectures parties trips The Town of Trumbull and CW Resources collaborate to provide a nutritious daily lunch at the Senior Center for a suggested donation Monthly newsletters are available at www trumbull ct gov TRANSPORTATION SERVICES The Center provides transportation to Trumbull residents age 60 and over and to disabled adults Rides are available Monday Friday from 9 00 a m 2 30 p m for traveling to and from the senior center medical appointments and shopping All buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift Service animals and assistive devices welcome SOCIAL SERVICES Director Michele Jakab 203 452 5144 The Department of Social Services strives to promote the social wellbeing self sufficiency and quality of life of the residents of Trumbull by providing needs based services and support such as benefits screenings counseling and advocacy information and assistance financial assistance and other resources The Department is open for office visits and also offers home visits A food pantry is located at the Trumbull Senior Center NURSING DEPARTMENT Nursing Director Lynn Steinbrick E mail lsteinbrick trumbull ct gov The Center at Priscilla Place 23 Priscilla Place 06611 Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5091 Fax 203 452 3853

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A Geriatric Wellness Nurse Teresa Cryan MSN RN is available at the Senior Center on Monday through Friday to provide health screenings conduct educational program on health related topics for Trumbull seniors assist in making doctor appointments coordinate guest speakers on senior wellness topics consult on common geriatric health concerns She is also available at Stern Village Elderly Housing site to offer these services MARY J SHERLACH COUNSELING CENTER Robin Bieber MS Victor Olson MA 121 Old Mine Rd Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5134 203 452 5193 www trumbull ct gov The Mary J Sherlach Counseling Center provides a clinical setting for individuals and family group therapy and crisis intervention services for individuals and families who are residents of Trumbull and for Town employees The Center offers support services provided by Licensed Family Therapists a Social Worker and Drug and Alcohol Counselor The Center assists in all stages of family transition including adolescent family and couples therapy positive parenting youth leadership programs and support for seniors TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS The Tax Assessor is responsible for implementing State and Town senior citizen and veteran tax relief programs Town Hall Main Floor 5866 Main St Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5016 Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 5 p m Tax Assessor Mark DeVestern E mail mdevestern trumbull ct gov PROBATE COURT Judge T R Rowe Town Hall 5866 Main St Trumbull CT 06611 203 452 5068 Weston 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 Chair Bruce Lorentzen Francine Goldstein Don Gumaer Helen R de Keijzer Dale Robinson Richard Wolf SOCIAL SERVICES 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 Hours Monday Thursday 9 a m 4 p m Social Worker Allison Lisbon MSW LCSW 203 222 2663 E mail alisbon westonct gov Assistant Social Worker Rose Cruz 203 222 2556 E mail rcruz westonct gov Services include Information referral advocacy diagnosis and referral coordination of Meals on Wheels assistance with applications for programs such as Medicare Medicaid screening for eligibility for holiday programs energy assistance camperships scholarships work with Senior Center and Youth Services Programs SENIOR ACTIVITIES CENTER 9 School Rd Weston CT 203 222 2608 Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 3 p m Program Director Wendy Petty 203 222 2608 Program Coordinator Carla Jegen 203 222 2508 Assistant Program Coordinator Linda Gilmore 203 222 2508 Activities include Senior Luncheon Wed noon 4 fee special programs bingo or musical entertainment follows luncheon Films Thurs 12 30 p m popcorn provided Knitting Club Mon 10 a m Feldenkrais Mon Wed 10 a m Tai Chi Tues 9 30 43 a m Thurs 9 30 a m Tap Dancing Mon 10 a m Pilates Mon noon Thurs 12 30 p m Strength and Fitness Training Tues Thurs 11 a m Yoga Wed 10 a m Fri 9 a m Dance Mon 11 a m Pickleball Mon Thurs Fri 11 a m Lectures MahJong Mon 10 30 a m Bridge Tues 12 45 p m Various Art Classes Day trips various times fee charged SUPPORTIVE SERVICES Social Services Department has information on and can make referrals to agencies organizations and institutions providing such services 203 222 2663 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Dial a Ride Bus takes residents over 60 or people with disabilities to medical dental therapy appointments in Weston Westport Wilton Georgetown Norwalk Service also for Senior Center or shopping trips Call to schedule appointments 24 hour notice required 203 222 2576 Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 4 30 p m Driver Roy Marsh 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 56 Northfield Rd Weston CT 06883 203 222 2696 E mail cmclellan westonct gov Assessor Denise Hames CCMA II 203 222 2607 E mail dhames westonct gov Assistant to Assessor Donna Werfelman 203 222 2606 E mail dwerfelman westonct gov Tax Collector Cathleen Neblett 203 222 2696 E mail cneblett westonct gov PROBATE COURT Judge Lisa Wexler Weston is part of Probate District 50 Westport Town Hall 110 Myrtle Ave Westport CT 06880 203 341 1100 E mail lisa lisawexler com For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com

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44 Westport COMMISSION FOR SENIOR SERVICES Provides public forum for the study and discussion of needs of Westport s seniors and advocates for appropriate change The Commission serves to advise and consult with the First Selectman Department of Human Services and the senior community on issues and resources pertaining to seniors in Westport Chair Les Wolf Robert Fox MUNICIPAL AGENT FOR SENIORS Appointed by First Selectman under state law to represent elderly and their families and caregivers Assists seniors by providing information and referrals to community resources and by helping with applications for benefits Kristen Witt LCSW 203 341 1067 E mail kwitt westportct gov HUMAN SERVICES Promotes independence personal development and enhanced quality of life for Westport s senior residents Department works in partnership with other community organizations service providers and funding sources Town Hall 110 Myrtle Ave Westport CT 06880 203 341 1050 Fax 203 341 1973 E mail humansrv westportct gov Director Elaine Daignault MA NCC 203 341 1165 E mail elained westportct gov Finance Administrator Susan Stefenson MBA 203 341 1072 E mail sstefenson westportct gov Social Worker Municipal Agent for the Elderly Kristen Witt LCSW 203 341 1067 E mail kwitt westportct gov Social Worker Municipal Agent for People with Disabilities Michelle Bottone M A LMFT 203 341 1068 E mail mbottone westportct gov Administrative Assistant Margaret Pinheiro 203 341 1050 E mail mpinheiro westportct gov Programs and services for eligible Westport seniors including Town relief programs fuel assistance rent and sewer relief short term financial assistance Also Counseling information and referrals regarding alternative living resources such as independent living assisted living skilled facilities home care and day care And protective services in cases of elder abuse Various transportation services are made available as are programs offering volunteer opportunities Department publishes The New Perspective a newsletter for Westport seniors and the Community Resource Directory for Seniors CENTER FOR SENIOR ACTIVITIES Offers nutrition program and multifaceted recreational and educational programming WESTPORT WESTON HEALTH DISTRICT Regional health department providing full time professional public health services Programs of immunization counseling testing screening include ones targeting ailments that afflict seniors 180 Bayberry Lane Westport CT 06880 203 227 9571 Director of Health Mark A R Cooper MPH RS Senior oriented programs include Pneumonia Vaccine Clinic Once in alifetime vaccine for those 65 years and older Fee covered by most Medicare plans TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Director Susan Pfister 203 341 5098 Westport Transit District s Door toDoor 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 6 p m Application and tickets 3 50 per ticket or 10 for 35 00 available at Town Hall Room 200 or Senior Center Contact the Department of Human Services for additional options Program Manager Holly Betts 203 341 5096 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS 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 Administrative Assistant Denise Puskas 203 341 5095 Administrative Assistant Benjamin Palmer 203 341 5099 Nutrition Program Coordinator Kristin Malagise 203 341 5097 Programs and services call for times and possible fees include Senior Cafe Noon meal Mon Fri Reservations required at least 24 hrs in advance Suggested donation 5 Arts Crafts Classes Lectures Discussions Music Drama Films Exercise Dance Culinary Arts Presentations Games Blood pressure glucose screenings and flu clinic SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Municipal Agent for Seniors and Department of Human Services have information 203 341 1050 For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com The Assessor s Office administers State and Town programs 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 3411070 and the Department of Human Services 203 341 1050 for homebound clients only Assessor Paul Friia E mail pfriia westportct gov PROBATE COURT Judge Lisa K Wexler Town Hall Room 100 110 Myrtle Ave Westport CT 06880 203 341 1100 E mail lisa lisawexler com

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Wilton SOCIAL SERVICES Department provides crisis intervention short term counseling information and referral to local state federal human service programs Emphasis on services to keep older people safe and independent in their homes Operates Free Food Pantry at Comstock Community Center Services for Wilton residents only 180 School Rd Wilton CT 06897 203 834 6238 Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Director Sarah Heath MS MA LPC Municipal Agent 203 834 6238 E mail sarah heath wiltonct org Senior Services Coordinator Lauren M Hughes L C S W 203 834 6238 E mail lauren hughes wiltonct org Adult and Family Social Worker Phoebe Musico L C S W 203 834 6238 E mail phoebe musico wiltonct org Senior Activities Coordinator Stephanie Rowe M A 203 834 6240 E mail Stephanie rowe wiltonct org WILTON 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 jong chess Scrabble card games including lessons for beginners in bridge Wii bowling billiards Monthly Garden Club and lunch jewelry workshop Comstock Knitters and Crafters biweekly Book Discussion Group and lunch play reading bloodpressure 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 45 Meals on Wheels of Wilton Provides low cost high quality hot and cold meals delivered Mon Wed Fri as needed to those who qualify Some financial assistance possible 439 Danbury Rd Wilton CT 06897 203 762 0566 Riverbrook Regional YMCA Wilton Family YMCA Branch offers many programs specifically for older adults 404 Danbury Rd Wilton CT 06897 203 762 8384 www wiltonymca org Programs include Enhance Fitness The Wilton Family Y offers a new program for those suffering from arthritis or other chronic pain diseases The enhanced fitness program fosters improved health and well being in members including enhanced balance and flexibility leading to stronger healthier more confident individuals Free for members 5 drop in fee for non members SilverSneakers Classic Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength range of movement and activities for daily living A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support Free for members 5 drop in fee for non members SilverSneakers Splash Senior Water Exercise Class in the 25 yard pool Activate your urge for variety Splash offers fun shallow water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular strength and endurance conditioning No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength balance and coordination Free for members 5 drop in fee for nonmembers Wilton Continuing Education offers a wide choice of courses in many areas of interest to seniors most free 395 Danbury Rd Wilton CT 06897 203 834 7694 Director Steve Pierce E mail steve pierce wiltonct org Program Coordinator Jim Lewicki E mail jim lewicki wiltonct org Administrative Secretary Bev Hodge E mail beverly hodge wiltonct org 180 School Rd Wilton CT 06897 203 834 6234 Website www wiltonparksandrec org 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 Social events are scheduled for participation in various activities Service is provided by Coordination Directors with professional backgrounds Using a pool of volunteers and vetted paid providers Coordinators schedule services to meet the needs of members P O Box 46 Wilton CT 06897 0046 203 423 3225 Website www stayathomeinwilton org Email info shwil org Executive Coordinator Janet Johnson Membership Publicity Director Debbie Louis 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 TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS Assessor determines eligibility of elderly homeowners and renters requesting tax relief grants Town Hall 203 563 0121 Assessor s Office E mail assessor wiltonct org PROBATE COURT Judge Doug Stern Wilton Parks and Recreation Wilton is in Probate District 51 Department offers a variety of leisure Norwalk City Hall activities for seniors of all physical 125 East Ave capabilities including barbecues and Norwalk CT 06852 2009 day trips Seasonal pass to Merwin 203 854 7737 Meadows park available free to those Email dstern ctprobate gov 65 or older For expanded information on City Town services go to our website Seniorgotoguide com

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46 A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including his life Gene Castagnetti Director National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific VA CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WEST HAVEN CAMPUS An Eligibility Office is located at the West Haven campus and can be reached at 203 937 5711 ext 3328 or 3131 community based care The program can be reached at 203 932 5711 ext 2121 Mon Fri 7 30 a m 4 p m The U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of America s veterans In Connecticut those services encompass an inpatient facility and Ambulatory Care Center in West Haven a k a VA Connecticut West Haven campus an Ambulatory Care Center in Newington and six primary care community based outpatient clinics located around the state All veterans who have met the service and duty requirements for eligibility are encouraged to enroll in the VA Healthcare System by completing an Application for Health Benefits and providing required documents Once enrolled in the VA Healthcare System each veteran will receive a personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook The purpose of the handbook is to provide a current and accurate description of VA healthcare benefits and services tailored specifically to the individual veteran VA Connecticut also offers a wide range of health and wellness educational programs Information about these can be obtained from the Veteran Health Education Coordinator at 203 932 5711 ext 5189 Mon Fri 7 30 a m 4 p m VA Connecticut offers information and assistance to older veterans through its Geriatrics and Extended Care Program For further information about the VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven campus contact the Public Affairs Office at 203 937 3824 The program seeks to help veterans with their needs in regard to community living nursing home entry hospice and palliative care spinal cord injuries home based primary care geriatric consults home and VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven campus 203 932 5711 950 Campbell Ave West Haven CT 06516 Honoring all who served

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HEALTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS 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 Alliance for Aging Research 1700 K St NW Suite 740 Washington DC 20006 Phone 202 293 2856 www agingresearch org Alzheimer s Association 225 North Michigan Avenue Floor 17 Chicago IL 60601 Phone 1 800 335 8700 toll free E mail info alz org www alz org American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 9400 West Higging Rd Rosemont IL 60018 Phone 847 823 7186 www aaos org American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 6728 Old McLean Village Drive McLean VA 22101 703 556 9222 www aagponline org American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 330 N Wabash Ave Suite 2000 Chicago IL 60611 Phone 312 321 5146 E mail aacvpr tmahq com www aacvpr org American Cancer Society 250 Williams St NE Atlanta GA 30303 Phone 1 800 ACS 2345 227 2345 toll free www cancer org American College of Surgeons 633 North St Clair St Chicago IL 60611 3211 Phone 1 800 621 4111 toll free E mail postmaster facs org www facs org American Council of the Blind 1703 N Beauregard St Suite 420 Alexandria VA 2220 Phone 800 424 8666 www acb org American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard St Arlington VA 22301 Phone 1 800 DIABETES 342 2383 toll free www diabetes org American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave Dallas TX 75231 Phone 1 800 AHA USA1 242 8721 toll free 1 888 4 STROKE 478 7653 toll free www heart org American Lung Association 55 W Wacker Drive Suite 1150 Chicago IL 60601 Phone 1 800 LUNG USA 586 4872 toll free E mail info lung org www lung org American Parkinson Disease Association 135 Parkinson Ave Staten Island NY 10305 Phone 1 800 223 2732 toll free E mail apda apdaparkinson org American Physical Therapy Association 1111 North Fairfax St Alexandria VA 22314 Phone 1 800 999 2782 ext 3395 toll free www apta org American Podiatric Medical Association 9312 Old Georgetown Rd Bethesda MD 20814 Phone 1 800 FOOT CARE 366 8227 toll free E mail askapma apma org www apma org American Society on Aging 575 Market Street Suite 2100 San Francisco CA 94105 Phone 1 800 537 9728 toll free E mail info asaging org www asaging org 47

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48 HEALTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS American Stroke Association c o American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas TX 75231 Phone 1 888 4STROKE 478 7653 toll free E mail strokeassociation heart org www strokeassociation org Arthritis Foundation National Office 1335 West Peachtree Street Atlanta GA 30309 U S Mail P O Box 7669 Atlanta GA 30357 Phone 404 872 7100 E mail help arthritis org www arthritis org Bright Focus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr Clarksburg MD 20871 Phone 1 800 437 2423 437 2423 toll free www brightfocus org Captioned Media Program National Association of the Deaf 1447 East Main Street Spartanburg SC 29307 Phone 1 800 237 6213 toll free E mail info cfv org www cfv org Caregiver Action Network 1130 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 500 Washington DC 20036 Phone 202 454 3970 Email info caregiveraction org www carwegiveraction org Community Transportation Association of America 1341 G Street NW 10th Floor Washington DC 20005 Phone 1 800 891 0590 Fax 202 737 9197 www ctaa org Hearing Loss Association of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1200 Bethesda MD 20814 Phone 301 657 2248 E mail info hearingloss org www hearingloss org Lighthouse Guild 15 West 65th St New York NY 10023 Phone 1 800 829 0500 toll free E mail info lighthouse org www lighthouseguild org Medicare Rights Center 266 W 37th St Third Fl New York NY 10018 Phone 1 800 333 4114 www medicarerights org National Cancer Institute 9609 Medical Center Drive Bethesda MD 20892 9760 Phone 1 800 4 CANCER www cancer gov National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda Maryland 20892 Phone 1 888 644 6226 www nccih nih gov National Center on Elder Abuse c o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 22 Bld A 6 Alhambra CA 91803 Phone 1 855 500 3537 www ncea aoa gov index aspx National Council on Aging 251 18th Street South Suite 500 Arlington VA 22202 Phone 571 527 3900 www ncoa org National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Information Center PO Box 30105 Bethesda MD 20824 0105 Phone 301 5928573 E mail nhlbiinfo nhlbi nih gov www nhlbi nih gov National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1731 King St Alexandria VA 22314 Phone 703 837 1500 E mail nhpco_info nhpco org www nhpco org National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20892 Phone 301 496 3583 www niddk nih gov National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke P O Box 5801 Bethesda MD 20824 Phone 1 800 352 9424 toll free www ninds nih org National Institute on Aging Building 31 Room 5C27 31 Center Drive MSC 2292 Bethesda MD 20892 2292 Phone 1 800 222 2225 toll free E mail niainfo mail nih gov www nih gov nia National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street New York NY 10016 Phone 1 800 622 9010 toll free www kidney org National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress 1291 Taylor Street NW Washington DC 20542 Phone 1 800 424 8567 toll free E mail nls loc gov www lcweb loc gov nls National Osteoporosis Foundation 1251 18th St Arlington VA 22202 Phone 1 800 223 2226 toll free www nof org National Stroke Association 9707 East Easter Lane Englewood CO 80112 3747 Phone 1 800 STROKES 787 6537 toll free www stroke org Parkinson s Disease Foundation 1395 Broadway Suite 1509 New York NY 10018 Phone 1 800 457 6676 toll free E mail info pdf org Pension Rights Center 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 206 Washington DC 20036 Phone 202 296 3776 E mail pnsnrights aol com Skin Cancer Foundation 149 Madison Avenue Suite 901 New York NY 10016 Phone 1 800 SKIN 490 754 6490 toll free www skincancer org United Seniors Health Council www unitedseniorshealth org Vision Council 225 Reinekers Ln Suite 700 Alexandria VA 22314 1 866 826 0290 toll free http www thevisioncouncil org Well Spouse Association 63 West Main Street Suite 14 Freehold NJ 07728 Phone 1 800 838 0879 toll free E mail info wellspouse org www wellspouse org Find additional and expanded information at www seniorgotoguide com U S Social Security Administration National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 5601 Fishers Lane Bethesda MD 20892 6612 Phone 866 284 4107 toll free E mail niaidoc nih gov www niaid nih gov The Social Security Administration is a federal government agency and has offices around the country Information from the SSA can be obtained by calling 1 800 772 1213 or by contacting one of the Connecticut offices which include National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20892 2290 Phone 301 402 4261 E mail nidcrinfo mail nih gov www nidcr nih gov Bridgeport 3885 Main St 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

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49 Index PROFESSIONALS BUSINESSES AND Short term Rehabilitation Facilities SERVICES and Service Providers Automotive Service The Nathaniel Witherell 15 19 26 Pastir Automotive 29 Skilled Nursing Cleaning Services The Nathaniel Witherell 15 19 26 Sportini Exterior Cleaning LLC 21 Dentists Brush Floss Dental Center 9 21 Lighthouse Dental Care 7 21 ON THE GO Dental 21 Eye Care and Eye Wear LEGAL REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS Attorneys Braunstein Todisco PC 27 Eliovson Tenore Elderlaw Family Counseling Associates LLC 27 Eye Group of Connecticut LLC 3 21 Family Vision Center 22 Furze Ackley Inc O Opticians 22 Hair Stylists Hair on Wheels 22 23 Hearing Specialists Captioning Services ClearCaptions 22 23 Kevin Kelly Associates Attorneys at Law 27 29 Law Office of James M Hughes 12 28 Law Offices of Joel Muhlbaum 28 Law Offices of Kurt Ahlberg 28 Banks People s United Bank inside front cover 20 28 Precision Hearing 11 23 Real Estate Spa Wellness Lisa Duguay ABR SRES REALTOR Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties 29 inside back cover The Salt Cave of Darien 23 24 CAREGIVERS RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES Adult Day Programs Sunset Shores Adult Day Health Centers 24 Assisted Living Independent Living Communities Edgehill Community 25 Back cover Pam Kirkby Realtor ABR SRS SRES William Raveis Real Estate 29 inside back cover MARK MARKELZ ASSOCIATES William Raveis Real Estate 12 29 inside back cover Lisa Valenti SRES William Raveis Real Estate 29 inside back cover Tax Preparation Barnum Tax 29 The Mews in Greenwich 4 25 Home Care Home Health Care CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES Comfort Keepers 24 25 Gregory F Doyle Funeral Home 17 30 Griswold Home Care 25 26 Magner Funeral Home 30 Home Choice Senior Care 26 Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home 30 Little Angels Homecare LLC 26

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