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SAVE FOR USE FROM JULY 2017 JUNE 2015 JUNE 2018 2016 New Haven County Edition N Guide to city and town services East Haven Meriden Hamden New Haven Orange Milford North Haven Wallingford West Haven Woodbridge Senior go to Guide A DIRECTORY OF HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES Houses with many stories Some historic residences in New Haven County FREE Guide to City Town Services Five Aging in Place Bathroom Upgrades Guide to Local SERVICES AND FACILITIES Moving in with your kids Where s Dad s password list ADULT DAY CARE ASSISTED LIVING HOME CARE HOSPITAL SERVICES NURSING FACILITIES SENIOR HOUSING www seniorgotoguide com

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44 Is it time for a live in caregiver If you answer Yes for yourself or a loved one consider Live in peace of mind Do you want to remain at home Can you no longer live alone safely Is going into a nursing home too expensive Is living with family not a possibility or choice Do you prefer one Caregiver to many Do you need care at least 8 hours a day and on call nights

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Table of Contents LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Thank you Find the products and services that you need 32 36 41 42 Professionals Businesses and Services Caregivers Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities Legal Insurance Real Estate and Financial Professionals Cemeteries and Funeral Homes ARTICLES The older we get the happier we are Although the reasons might not always be clear research regularly points out the perspective and wisdom that comes from life experience In other words we ve earned it We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Senior GO TO Guide Thanks to our loyal readers and our many great advertisers the Guide has grown to be the top resource for seniors in Fairfield County We are blessed with having many of the best companies service providers and professionals in the area as advertisers and sponsors of the Guide They stand ready to help so please call on them whenever they can be of assistance Cheers Thomas Gerrity 8 10 17 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 34 40 43 44 Tips to Help Families Cope With Alzheimer s Houses With Many Stories Preplanning Your Funeral Service Five Aging in Place Bathroom Upgrades Generations Living Together Moving in With Your Kids Keep an Eye on Your Purse Tips for Downsizing Your Home Transportation Services for seniors and people with disabilities Digital Estate Planning Where s Dad s Password List When You Become a Caregiver Area Hospitals and Their Services for Seniors also page 44 Documents for Your Health Care and Financial Planning Senior Home Care and Residential Living Options Salute Our Veterans and information on VA Hospital Services Top photo this page Yasmine Luther Photography Cover story photo credits can be found on page 65 GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES Your community offers a wide range of services especially for seniors 45 East Haven 54 North Haven 47 Hamden 55 Orange 48 Meriden 57 Wallingford 50 Milford 59 West Haven 52 New Haven 61 Woodbridge 63 Connecticut Health and Service Organizations 63 National Health and Service Organizations 66 Index Publisher tgerrity seniorgotoguide com To start or to make changes to your free subscription please e mail us at tgerrity seniorgotoguide com or call us at 1 888 818 1232 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 For information on advertising please contact us by phone at 888 818 1232 or by e mail at info seniorgotoguide com 2017 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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8 Tips to help families cope with Alzheimer s BPT Receiving an Alzheimer s family relationships unless everyone Alzheimer s or dementia should be a team effort too many caregivers feel they re not getting the support they need 84 of caregivers said that they would like more support particularly from family and 64 felt isolated and alone pitches in to support caregivers and Family stresses diagnosis is never easy It s life changing not only for the person receiving the diagnosis but also for his or her family members as well The disease can exact a devastating toll on take steps to secure the financial future of the person with Alzheimer s These are a few important takeaways from a survey by the Alzheimer s Association The survey of more than 1 500 American adults including current and former caregivers for someone with Alzheimer s found that while 91 agreed caring for someone with Caring for someone living with Alzheimer s can be overwhelming and too much for one person to shoulder alone says Beth Kallmyer vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer s Association Without help caregivers can end up feeling isolated undervalued and lacking support from the people they want to be able to turn to for help The survey found relationships between siblings to be the most strained stemming from not having enough support in providing care 61 as well as the overall burden of caregiving 53 Among all caregivers who experienced strain in their relationships many felt that their efforts were undervalued by their family 43 or the person with the disease 41 Contributing to the stress were a lack of communication and planning 20 of survey respondents said that they had not discussed their wishes with a spouse or other family member and only 24 had made financial plans to support themselves post diagnosis N NAVIGATING ALZHEIMER S Despite its seriousness some families grew closer following an Alzheimer s diagnosis according to the survey More than a third of those surveyed said caregiving actually strengthened their family relationships and two out of three said that they felt the experience gave them a better perspective on life Relationships between spouses partners benefited the most The Alzheimer s Association online Caregiver Center offers wide ranging resources to help families navigate the many challenges associated with the disease The Association offers tips to help mitigate family tensions and relieve caregiver stress including Communicate openly Establishing and maintaining good communication not only helps families better care for their loved one with Alzheimer s but also it can relieve stress and simplify life for caregivers too Families should discuss how they will care for the person with Alzheimer s whether the current care plan is meeting the person s needs and any modifications that may be warranted Plan ahead In addition to having a care plan for how to cope as the disease progresses it s important to have a financial plan as well The survey found that 70 of people fear being unable to care for themselves or support themselves financially but only 24 have made financial plans for their future caregiving needs Nearly three quarters said that they would prefer a paid caregiver but just 15 had planned for one even though Alzheimer s is one of the costliest diseases affecting seniors Enlisting the help of qualified financial and legal advisors can help families better understand their options Listen to each other Dealing with a progressive disease such as Alzheimer s can be stressful and not everyone reacts the same way Give each family member an opportunity to share his or her opinion Avoid blaming or attacking each other which can only cause more stress and emotional harm Cooperate and conquer Make a list of responsibilities and estimate how much time money and effort each will require Talk through how best to divide these tasks among family members based on each person s preferences and abilities If you need help coordinating the division of work the Alzheimer Association s online Care Team Calendar can help Seek outside support Families can benefit from an outside perspective Connect with others who are dealing with similar situations Find an Alzheimer s Association support group in your area or join the ALZConnected online community You also can get around the clock help from the Alzheimer s Association Helpline at 800 272 3900

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10 10 Houses with many stories Some historic residences in New Haven County by Peter J O Connell Editorial and Research Associate M any people have a great interest in history and New Haven County is an area rich in historic places For example there are hundreds of properties and districts listed on the National Registers of Historic Places for the county Let s take a look at ten historic residences in a swing from Milford to East Haven to Meriden and a listen to the stories that they might tell if houses could talk Milford Anthony Stow House 234 Gulf St If this house could talk it might tell the story of its construction with a Dutch accent The house dating from 1790 was built in a relatively rare style for Connecticut as a half gambrel saltbox This style is more often associated with areas of early Dutch settlement such as New York and Pennsylvania rather than areas of early English settlement A gambrel is a usually symmetrical two sided roof with two slopes on each side the upper at a shallow angle and the lower steep This design provides the advantages of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom inside the building s upper level and shortening what would otherwise be a tall roof A local historian opines that because there are several similar houses in Milford Some carpenters from the New York area came up this way and exchanged ideas with local English carpenters Lesley Mills owner of Griswold Home Care saved the Stow House from demolition by buying and preserving it Continued on page 12

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12 Houses continued from page 10 West Haven Ward Heitmann House 277 Elm St For information about the house or renting it for an event If it could speak this house probably could fascinate an audience with true tales of why it has been called a microcosm of history and a testament to American craftsmanship It is the oldest surviving structure in West Haven and possibly the oldest surviving within the original boundaries of New Haven Colony Perhaps built as early as 1684 it definitely was owned by Ebenezer Clark in 1725 It remained in the Clark family until 1788 and then in the Ward family until 1868 The Heitmanns owned it until 1910 Henrietta Heitmann used the house as a dame school After a number of owners in the 20th century the house was sold to the WardHeitmann House Museum Foundation The house retains its original clapboards hearthroom chimney flooring and beams Each room has been furnished to show the lives of families from colonial times to the postCivil War era The house is usually open Mon Fri For specific contact the Orange Historical Society at 203 795 6106 hours and tour information call 203 937 9823 Orange Bryan Andrew House 131 Old Tavern Rd This house holds many stories about the variety of families 19 of them who have lived in it over the years for the house is the oldest surviving in Orange Built in 1739 by Nathan Bryan Sr the house is appreciated for the way that it has retained much of its original charm The Bryan family were important figures in Milford from its founding in 1639 and they promoted settling of the lands that were to become Orange In 1795 Nathan Bryan Jr sold the house to Samuel and William Andrew The Orange Historical Society has restored the house to its mid 18th century character and made it available for meetings and parties Such events are held in the three main downstairs rooms with their stone hearth fireplaces The Bryan Andrew House is open by appointment Woodbridge Thomas Darling House 1907 Litchfield Turnpike This Colonial Cape built in the 1770s has a proud history to share through its 200 years association with the Darling family distinguished in Woodbridge New Haven and Connecticut commercial church and civic affairs Thomas Darling the first owner was a merchant and member of the colonial elite Through his connections with Benjamin Franklin he is credited with bringing the first printing press to the New Haven area Some sources also hold that the house served as a tavern for drovers The house is now operated as a museum by the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society which uses it as its headquarters Added significance is derived from the house s wellpreserved agrarian setting which contains barns and other outbuildings The Darling House is open to the public several times a year and is available for tours at any time For information contact info woodbridgehistory or 203 768 1029 Continued on page 14

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14 Houses continued from page 12 New Haven Judges Cave Regicide Trail West Rock Ridge State Park Dramatic indeed is the story that Judges Cave has to tell In 1649 the Puritan victors in the English Civil War put King Charles I on trial The king was ordered beheaded by judges who came to be known as the regicides king killers When Charles son was able to take the throne in 1660 he ordered the regicide judges hunted down Three of them Edward Whalley William Goffe and John Dixwell took refuge in the Puritan colonies of New England ending up in New Haven where they were considered heroes The king s men believed Dixwell to be dead he wasn t and stopped hunting for him but they assiduously sought Whalley and Goffe New Haveners hid the two in Judges Cave and brought them food until the fugitives were chased out by panthers and fled to Massachusetts for the rest of their lives Three major thoroughfares in New Haven are named after the regicides Whalley Ave Goffe St and Dixwell Ave The plaque on the rocks reads Opposition to tyrants is obedience to God Hamden Lucerne 20 Davis St It looks like a castle and it has a commanding view of heights and a lake Its name is Lucerne but it s not in Switzerland It s in Hamden and it looks over Lake Whitney and toward East Rock superb scenery Although it has crenellated towers ornate chimneys a steeped gable and other medieval features it is not actually a castle It is a house the Grave house built on cigars or rather the profits from them Lucerne was constructed in 1906 by F D Grave a German immigrant who established a cigar making company in the New Haven area that is still in existence The company s Judges Cave Cigars became famous In the 1960s the Grave family sold the house to members of world renowned architect Eero Saarinen s team Since then Lucerne has been the headquarters of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC KRJDA a firm that has designed numerous noted structures in many places among them the Knights of Columbus headquarters in New Haven Continued on page 16

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16 Houses continued from page 14 East Haven East Haven Green Bounded by River St Hemingway Ave Main St and Park Place East Haven s most historic dwelling place has no walls or roof It is the town s Green the focal point of a Historic District There for a time during the American Revolution the French troops of the Marquis de Lafayette a key aide to George Washington set up camp French military assistance was essential to American success in the War for Independence Now the site of many community events the peaceful Green is mostly covered by trees and monuments dedicated to honor veterans of various wars including this Lafayette Memorial and firefighters Among nearby structures are several interesting houses ranging from the late 17th century to the early 20th also two cemeteries Meriden A L Pelton House 126 Winthrop Terrace If this mansion built in 1918 could speak it might want to tell you about The Power of Will or Creed of the Conquering Chief for those were the books that made publisher A L Pelton rich in the early 20th century by presenting techniques that promised to make their readers rich Or the mansion might just want to brag about itself Described in an architectural publication as conspicuous for the excellence of its workmanship and materials the house is an adaptation of the Spanish style with walls of white stucco on interlocking hollow tile But the roof no longer has its original red Spanish tile which was considered as contributing to a particularly effective color combination Wallingford John Barker House 900 Clintonville Rd North Haven Rising Sun Tavern House 1 Old Tavern Rd This house could brag about probably being the oldest brick house in Connecticut It was built for John Barker 1711 1801 a wealthy farmer and slaveowner in 1756 Originally on a parcel of over 800 acres the house now survives on about 11 acres The house has a gambrel roof That feature and much detail both exterior and interior including the ten surviving fireplaces suggests that the house may have been built by master masons from Philadelphia and New York perhaps the same ones who built Connecticut Hall on the Yale campus A clapboard two story addition was constructed in 1814 North Haven s Rising Sun Tavern House is not as celebrated in song and story as that house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun but it has interesting tales to tell It was built in 1738 by William Walter to provide travelers with food drink and a change of horses along the road from New Haven to Middletown It was later sold to Gideon Todd Todd and his wife raised ten children there and the house remained in the Todd family until the 20th century During the Revolutionary War food weapons and other supplies for American troops were kept here After the war the house was renamed in honor of the newly independent United States a rising sun among nations For years the Todd family maintained the road near the tavern and charged tolls The house is now a private home and in 2011 the homeowner found a cent dated 1822 perhaps a dropped part of a toll

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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 Directors Andrea K Rochniak Dorothy Doyle Moriah Doyle Monsif Conan J Doyle Dody Doyle Andrea K Rochniak Gregory F Doyle 1918 2005 Colleen Doyle Britt 1950 2010 Moriah Doyle Monsif Our Family Takes Care of Your Family With Compassion Dignity We O er The Traditional Funeral Personal Service 24 Hours Minimal Cost Cremations Burials Shipping Service Pre Arrangements Counseling Information Regarding Title XIX At Home Arrangements Irrevocable Revocable Trusts Transferring of Funeral 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 www gregoryfdoylefuneralhome com

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18 Five aging in place BPT Is it ever too early to think about aging in place and making home improvements that will allow you to remain living in the same house well into your golden years Homeowners in their 60s and 70s are no longer the only Americans investing thought and money into preparing their homes to meet their needs as they grow older and that s good news according to HomeAdvisor s 2016 Aging inPlace report bathroom upgrades If homeowners start early they can spend sufficient time researching and planning to avoid wasted time and suboptimal solutions Brad Hunter HomeAdvisor s chief economist says in the report Homeowners can protect and possibly even raise resale value of the home by making it more appealing to buyers in all age groups with modifications that have broad appeal The report notes that universal design improvements such as wider doorways and open floor plans can enhance the quality of life in a home even as they make the home safer and can be just as beneficial to a homeowner in their 30s or 40s as they are to a homeowner in their 70s or 80s N UNIVERSALLY BENEFICIAL UPGRADES Incorporating universal design principles into your home can facilitate aging in place goals while comfortably addressing the diverse needs of all ages and mobility levels using your home Features such as single story design bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor day lighting through larger windows and skylights and wider doors and hallways appeal to users of all ages However if you re considering aging in place upgrades making improvements in the bathroom can deliver the greatest return on your investment The bathroom is often referred to as the most dangerous room in the home for all ages but especially for seniors with increased risk of falling in showers or bathtubs or around the toilet area Upgrades to improve a bathroom s usability and safety can help people remain in their homes for longer Here are bathroom improvements to consider Replace a step in bathtub with a walk in option Falls send thousands of older people to the emergency room each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention For those with mobility issues and muscle weakness lifting their legs to step into or out of a bathtub can be a fall risk Tub manufacturers offer a range of solutions with walk in bathtubs designed to provide enjoyable bathing with safer accessibility For example the American Standard walk in bathtub includes an outward opening door for easier access molded seating for added comfort and convenient grab bars for security Plus it offers a Quick Drain feature that removes water from the tub in less than two minutes preventing the user from getting chilled sitting in the draining water Shower seating Showers also present a fall risk that affects people of all ages Adding seating in a shower whether a removable chair or bench or built in options can allow you to relax in the shower with less fear of falling Chair height toilets Standard toilets have a bowl height of about 14 to 15 inches Toilets with higher bowls at 16 inches similar to the familiar height of a chair make it easier for everyone to stand up without a lot of effort Waterconserving models such as the American Standard VorMax high efficiency Right Height elongated toilet are not only more comfortable but they also facilitate cleanliness with powerful flushing action and technology that keeps the bowl cleaner Toilets with built in bidets are another smart option for those with dexterity and mobility issues making it easier for them to maintain personal cleanliness without daily bathing Pedestal sinks Standard sinks are about 30 inches high Installing a higher sink to reduce the amount of bending that a user needs to do is another worthwhile bathroom improvement Although you can find vanity sinks set at a higher level pedestal sinks of about 36 inches high have even more advantages The slimmer sleeker profile of a pedestal provides more maneuverable floor space for people with mobility issues or those using wheelchairs or walkers Plus the reduced footprint makes floor cleaning easier Easy to use faucets Twist faucets can be difficult to manage for people with arthritis or decreased flexibility as well as for small children just learning to use the facilities Lever style or single handle faucets make controlling the water flow much easier for people of all ages and with varying skill levels Universal design home improvements can benefit all ages within your home Making these upgrades at a younger age can prepare your home to meet your needs in your golden years while allowing you to enjoy the comforts early on

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20 20 GENERATIONS LIVING TOGETHER Moving in With Your Kids by Peter J O Connell Editorial and Research Associate A t a certain point every senior citizen has to decide where he or she wants to live in the coming years Where to live not simply in the geographical sense but in what setting In his or her current home A retirement community Assisted living How about with his or her adult children Over the years That last choice used to be a quite common one In 1947 for example more than 25 of American homes housed at least three generations But change came in the 1950s and 1960s as nongenerational living replaced multigenerational living By 1980 the share of households that included two or more adult generations or ones that included grandparents and grandchildren had reached a low of 12 But that situation began to change thereafter with the change accelerating rapidly in recent years Now according to a Pew Research Center analysis of federal census data more than one fifth of Americans live with multiple generations under one roof including 21 of those 65 and older John L Graham author of All in the Family A Practical Guide to Successful Multigenerational Living sees this trend as part of a return to interdependence within the extended family This is the way that people have always lived around the world he told The New York Times Benefits If a senior most likely a widow or widower decides to seriously consider a move in with adult children the benefits and challenges of such a change will of course have to be evaluated very carefully Donne Davis in an article on the Huffington Post Should You Move to Live Near Your Grandchildren lists some of the key benefits Getting to know your grandchildren as they grow up Getting help from adult children with decisions such as budget and long term care Getting help with daily life such as shopping transportation and doctor visits Getting emotional support when your spouse or partner dies or you become ill

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21 Challenges A senior contemplating a movein needs to take a clear eyed view of the challenges involved This entails trying to see things from the point of view of the adult children as well as from the senior s own perspective Nina Chen Ph D addresses the need for this approach in an article on MissouriFamilies org Multigenerational Families Provide Benefits for Everyone Multigenerational living also has its ups and downs Moving into a new household can be challenging and everyone involved needs time to make adjustments Family members may feel stressed with obligations like caring for elderly parents babysitting redefining roles balancing needs of different generations space and privacy and redistributing household responsibilities Not all multigenerational families may experience high levels of emotional closeness Some multigenerational families may experience either significant conflict or detachment in relationships Despite the financial benefits living in a multigenerational household may strain family relationships Speaking metaphorically the way to see the road ahead for the senior and his or her adult children and perhaps grandchildren too is to talk together long and hard and to prepare and plan plan and prepare Doing that should lead to the development of rules of the road ways of living together that facilitate getting from N challenges to benefits IMPORTANT QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE Getting from the challenges of a move in to its benefits requires asking questions constructive questions Many such questions could be asked about many things but here are some that definitely should be asked about the most important issues Finances Multigenerational households share financial responsibilities What are everyone s expectations about who will pay for what Dave O Brien a financial adviser with Evolution Advisers told The New York Times Everybody needs to start with candid and open discussion about the money Layout and living space SeniorNews an online newsletter in Moving In With Your Child points out the importance of safety for the senior and privacy for all It asks How accessible is the home If adaptations would be needed what is the estimated cost and who would pay it And Is there sufficient space in the home to meet everyone s need for privacy Care Regarding the senior s health needs SeniorNews asks Would your child or other household members be able to cope with the demands of caregiving And how easily could you link with needed medical supports Caring com says that these are the first questions you need to answer Lifestyle SeniorNews asks Do you and your son or daughter have similar lifestyles and values If not are differences likely to be an ongoing source of tension Nina Chen on MissouriFamilies org urges Establish expectations and house rules to help create a functional and rewarding multigenerational family household And Communicate any household issues with all family members on a regular basis and address any issues before they become problems Finally Emily Brandon at money usnews com in Baby Boomers Moving In With Adult Children has a wise take on an old saying The ties that bind do chafe at times but they also hold relatives near

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22 KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PURSE by Peter J O Connell Editorial and Research Associate T he shopper peered intently at the goods on the supermarket shelf trying to decide which brand was the best bargain As she pondered her decision a pleasantlooking woman quickly and quietly brushed by her and continued down the aisle brushing past other shoppers The pondering shopper picked a product and turned to push her cart which held her purse on to other areas of the store But something caught her eye It was a sticker on her purse that read The startled shopper became even more startled when a police officer suddenly appeared The officer explained what was going on It was a Purse Patrol and the pleasantlooking woman who had brushed by was Angela DeLeon Senior Community Relations and Crime Prevention Specialist from People s United Bank and it was she who had placed the sticker on the purse just one of many stickers that she would place that day On the Purse Patrol that day after DeLeon had tagged distracted shoppers purses handbags or wallets simulating the time that it would take for a thief to do his her snatching various police officers explained the dangers of theft in and around stores and gave tips to shoppers on how to avoid becoming a victim Many shoppers had thought that they already were taking sufficient precautions For example during a Purse Patrol in one store a shopper told a reporter I try to keep an eye on my bag I really do But looking at the sticker on her purse she added I guess something can happen really fast About such statements DeLeon comments You ll see how quickly we can tag a purse and how quickly I could really take the purse and go Many People s United Bank branches are located in Stop and Shop markets and the chain often partners with the bank in organizing Purse Patrols As Cindy Carrasquilla Stop and Shop s Manager of Public Relations and Community Relations for the New York Metro Area has said It s easy for people to get distracted while shopping especially during the busy holidays But we make public safety a top priority and there are things you can do to make the job of a would be thief a little more difficult DeLeon and police officers point out that the greatest danger in the snatching of purses handbags or wallets is not necessarily in the loss of cash or car or house keys but in identity theft According to the Federal Trade Commission 19 people become victims of identity theft every minute and the average victim can expect to spend 500 A police officer discusses with a shopper at Stop and Shop ways to protect a pocketbook from would be thieves

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23 and 30 hours resolving each identity theft crime one another in the name of safety In the store of the pondering shopper a tagged shopper mused I was close to my purse but now I ll be more aware As Angela DeLeon never tires of saying Awareness is key and we all have to look out for particularly with regard to senior To increase awareness and safety citizens who are specially targeted by thieves and scamsters People s For information on these initiatives as well as the Purse Patrols contact Ms Angela DeLeon People s United Bank 850 Main Street Bridgeport CT 06604 203 338 4225 Angela DeLeon peoples com United Bank has developed a range of initiatives in addition to the N Purse Patrols BE A SAVVY AND SAFE SHOPPER Angela DeLeon has some tips for shoppers about how to save money not by finding bargains in a store but by making sure that while you are in a store no one steals your money or your identity Be aware of your surroundings at all times and anyone invading your personal space When paying at the register with a debit card cover the PIN pad to prevent anyone from seeing your PIN number Also never pick a PIN number that correlates to your personal information such as a birth date address or the last four digits of your Social Security number When standing at the checkout register do not flash cash by opening your wallet wide and revealing your money or credit cards If carrying a purse be sure to keep it zipped closed and never leave it unattended in the shopping cart You can attach your purse to the cart using the child safety strap and buckling that strap to the cart for added safety If wearing a coat with large pockets put your ID money debit or credit card and keys in those pockets that are not easily accessible by others When putting your purchases in your car first put your purse in an obscure place in the vehicle so that while you are unloading your grocery cart your purse cannot be stolen If your purse or wallet is stolen immediately alert store security and contact police If your keys are also stolen check the parking lot to see if your car is missing If your house keys are stolen notify a neighbor to watch your house alert police and have your locks changed as soon as possible Angela DeLeon of People s United Bank at a press conference on crime prevention at Stop and Shop

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24 Tips for Downsizing Your Home by Thomas Gerrity Publisher M oving out of a home that you ve lived in for many years can be stressful Especially when moving to a smaller space causes you to make decisions about what you re taking with you However downsizing offers a lot of benefits to seniors Maybe there will be less or no yard work and a smaller space may be easier to keep clean Maybe there s a staircase to the bedrooms that has become too hard to climb and you re spending more nights sleeping on the sofa instead of your bed Or maybe you have way more space than you need When you re ready to downsize your home here are a few tips to keep in mind so as to make moving as painless as possible Start early If you think downsizing your home is in your future it s never too early to begin sorting through some of your belongings Get into those closets and storage spaces and start weeding out items for which you no longer have a need Plan ahead Have an idea of how big your new living space will be Knowing how much space that you ll have will allow you to plan for how much furniture you can bring with you and how much storage space you ll have for your belongings Create lists Lists help keep you organized Make lists of things that you need to do such as shutting off utilities transferring magazine subscriptions etc as well as lists of belongings you would like to keep donate or sell Ask for help Enlist family members or close friends early on to help you move Moving is not an easy process and you shouldn t think that you ll be able to do it all yourself Start making decisions Sometimes deciding what to keep and what needs to go can be the hardest part of moving We attach memories to our belongings and parting with them can be bittersweet Keep in mind that not everything can come with you so you may need to make some tough decisions Give things away Oftentimes family members are happy to take some of your belongings into their own homes As they are helping you pack and move designate certain items to them or let them choose to take an item that they may have been coveting for a while Save the memories You might not have room for all those old photo albums in your new home Ask someone about digitizing them or even pare them down into smaller scrapbooks of memories N

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25 Seniors Real Estate Specialist Realtors who carry the Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES designation are carefully trained to meet the special needs of seniors when selling buying relocating or refinancing residential or investment properties They bring a unique approach to each transaction and interaction with clients They offer a deep knowledge of real estate and the local and economic issues shaping market trends but they re also educated on issues of particular concern to seniors It s a good idea to consult with an SRES designated Relator early in the process as his or her insight and advice could save you time and money Baby Boomers we ve been expecting you You can count on me to provide you with the personalized service that you deserve Whether you re moving closer to your family or closer to relaxation an SRES designee will take the extra time to find you the home of your dreams Linda Lang Bankowski REALTOR Cell Text 203 619 4377 eFax 203 306 3155 Linda Treb co Licensed Broker CT FL 31 Quinnipiac Avenue North Haven CT 06473 CT REB 0756001 FL BK3290007 I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES I have the knowledge and expertise to counsel clients 55 and up through lifestyle transitions in relocation and selling the family home Call me today for a free consultation Laureen Kennedy 680 South Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 203 671 1817 laureenkennedy com

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26 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES for seniors and people with disabilities The Regional Mobility Management Program s mission is to connect people with disabilities and seniors with accessible reliable transportation so that they are able to participate fully in their communities The South Central Regional Council of Governments SCRCOG has an agreement with The Kennedy Center Inc to administer the program ADA Paratransit van services Mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA of 1990 paratransit van services are provided in all areas with local fixed route bus services for people who can t use the local bus system because of a disability To apply online for eligibility go to www ctada com or contact your regional ADA Paratransit Service Provider 9 Town Transit The Estuary Transit District serves nine towns in the lower Connecticut River area The district provides demand response known as Dial A Ride and flexible fixed route services throughout the region with its 9 Town Transit bus services Connections are made in Madison Middletown and New London to neighboring bus services 860 510 0429 www 9towntransit com Greater New Haven Transit District The District provides complementary ADA service under contract to ConnDOT to the New Haven area including Branford East Haven Hamden New Haven North Branford North Haven Orange West Haven Woodbridge as well as more limited service to Ansonia Cheshire Guilford Madison The communities covered include Bethany Branford Chester Clinton Cromwell Deep River Durham Seymour Shelton Wallingford and Waterbury Transportation is offered seven days a week 203 288 6282 www gnhtd org Paratransit service 203 288 6643 Middletown Transit District The Middletown Transit District operates fixed route service as well as senior disabled paratransit services in five towns in its area 860 347 3313 www middletownareatransit org Milford Transit District Milford Transit ADA van service operates Monday through Saturday East Haddam East Hampton East Haven Essex Guilford Haddam Hamden Killingworth Lyme Madison Meriden Middlefield Middletown Milford Dial A Ride Greater New Haven Transit District www gnhtd org The District Dial A Ride program is open to any individual currently residing in one of the member towns who is over the age of 60 or has a disability Member towns in the New Haven area are Bethany Branford East Haven Hamden New Haven North Branford North Haven Orange West Haven and Woodbridge Transportation is offered seven days a week 203 874 4507 TDD 882 0954 www milfordtransit com Northeast Transportation Company ADA service is provided to Meriden and Wallingford Rides in Meriden are available Monday through Saturday between 6 a m and 6 p m Rides in Wallingford are available Monday through Saturday between 8 30 a m and 4 30 p m For Meriden 800 441 8901 For Wallingford 800 704 3114 www northeastbus com Fixed Bus Route 9 Town Transit 9 Town Transit operates four routes open to the general public throughout the Lower Connecticut River Valley region including connections to New Haven New London and Middletown Demand response service known as Dial A Ride is also available in all nine towns Monday through Friday 860 510 0429 www 9towntransit com New Haven North Branford North Haven Old Lyme Old Saybrook Orange Portland Wallingford Westbrook West Haven Woodbridge CTTransit Connecticut Transit CTTRANSIT is the Connecticut Department of Transportation ConnDOT owned bus service Several companies under contract to ConnDOT operate services in metropolitan areas throughout Connecticut CTTRANSIT New Haven operates over 22 local routes Many routes operate seven days a week connecting with other state owned or subsidized bus services in Meriden Waterbury Wallingford Milford and the lower Naugatuck Valley areas as well as with the New Haven Line and Shore Line East rail services CTTRANSIT Meriden and Wallingford operate fixed route services in their respective areas through a contract with Northeast Transportation Company with four local routes Connections are made in Wallingford and Meriden to CTTRANSIT New Haven as well as in Meriden to Middletown Area Transit Service in Meriden operates Monday through Friday with Saturday service on some routes Service in Wallingford operates weekdays only 203 624 0151 New Haven 800 441 8901 Meriden 800 704 3113 Wallingford www cttransit com

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27 Middletown Transit District The Middletown Transit District operates urban and rural fixed route service as well as senior disabled paratransit services in five towns in its area Fixed route bus service operates six days a week Monday through Saturday 860 346 0212 For paratransit service 860 347 3313 www middletownareatransit org Milford Transit District Milford Transit serves the city of Milford with fixed route bus service and ADA van service There are four local routes operating Monday through Saturday and one bus route connecting Milford to Norwalk as part of the Coastal Link which operates seven days a week The ADA van service also travels to Greater New Haven and Greater Bridgeport and operates seven days a week 203 874 4507 For paratransit service 203 874 4507 ext 2 www milfordtransit com 20 30 minutes off peak trains run every 30 60 minutes and weekend trains run hourly 877 690 5114 www mta info Shore Line East Shore Line East SLE is a rail service providing access between New London and New Haven seven days a week Shore Line East THRU express service is also available weekdays to from West Haven Bridgeport and Stamford Connections to Metro North s New Haven Line and Amtrak are available at New Haven s Union Station Shore Line East provides access between New London and New Haven with additional limited THRU express service to West Haven Bridgeport and Stamford Metro North stations Connections to Metro North s New Haven Line and Amtrak are available at New Haven s Union Station Shore Line East trains run seven days a week and on holidays Service is primarily westbound toward New Haven in the morning and eastbound toward Old Saybrook and New London in the afternoon evening 877 287 4337 Train www shorelineeast com schedules Amtrak The main line of the Northeast Corridor NEC is 457 miles long traversing major cities in the Northeast region including Washington DC Baltimore Philadelphia New York and Boston With the addition of connecting corridors to Harrisburg PA Springfield MA Albany NY and Richmond VA the NEC spans a total of 899 miles Most of the rail line is owned by Amtrak with New York State the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority owning parts of the northern section The Northeast s five major metropolitan regions Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore and Washington DC rely on Amtrak services for a significant and growing share of business and leisure passenger travel and on NEC infrastructure for the daily commuting needs of their work forces In addition to operating the Acela Express Northeast Regional and Long Distance train services on the NEC Amtrak serves as the infrastructure manager for the majority of the NEC Amtrak provides dispatching services and electric propulsion power and maintains and improves the infrastructure and facilities used by commuter and freight rail services The NEC is transportation an incredibly intricate railroad system and one of the most complex and heavily used railroad territories in the world Amtrak is a minority user of the NEC but the only operator to provide end to end service 800 872 7245 TDD TTY 800 523 6590 www amtrak com Taxi Taxi Voucher Program Greater New Haven Transit District GNHTD in partnership with Metro Taxi administers a Taxi Voucher Debit Card Program for people with disabilities who qualify for ADA paratransit services The taxis are fully accessible and accommodate individuals who use a wheelchair or other mobility device The Taxi Voucher program offers a 50 reduction of the metered taxi fare via a prepaid debit card Individuals receive the debit card from GNHTD and use Metro Taxi service The taxi service is provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days per year To find out if you are eligible to participate in this program contact Linda Kessel at GNHTD at 203 288 6282 ext 2518 Metro North Metro North goes through two counties in the state of Connecticut New Haven and Fairfield Metro North s New Haven line has three branch lines New Canaan Danbury Waterbury 72 miles to New Haven The railroad s hours of operation are approximately 4 a m to 3 40 a m Service intervals vary according to destination and time of day First trains arrive in Grand Central at 5 30 a m and the last trains leave that terminal at 2 a m Weekdays peak period trains east of the Hudson River run every For more information on the services available please visit www knowhowtogoscct org The Kennedy Center is one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation facilities in the State of Connecticut offering innovative and comprehensive program services to persons with special needs and disabilities from birth through their senior years Annually over 2 000 individuals receive various program services through its divisions of Rehabilitation Services Residential Services and Kennedy Industries Contact Regional Mobility Manager The Kennedy Center Inc 7 Research Dr Woodbridge CT 06525 Phone 475 243 3944 Fax 203 389 6740 cmaguire kennedyctr org 7 1 1 Connecticut Relay Service

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28 D I G I T A L E S T A T E P L A N N I N G Where s Dad s password list by Peter J O Connell Editorial and Research Associate O ne important new aspect of estate planning concerns digital assets a form of property that only recently has come into existence Simply stated digital assets are electronic ones and zeros that is information inscribed on a tangible medium or stored in an electronic or other medium and which is retrievable in perceivable form Common types of digital assets include Personal Personal digital assets include e mail and text mes sages e books e g Kindle and Nook word processing and pdf files photographs videos music files e g mp3s and iTunes spreadsheets PowerPoint presentations tax records and returns and similar materials They may be stored on a variety of devices such as computers tablets smartphones e readers cameras hard drives memory cards CDs and DVDs or online in the cloud Each of these storage techniques often requires different means of access including user names passwords answers to secret questions biometric data e g fingerprint or retinal scan and gestures Social Media Social media assets involve interactions with other people on Web sites such as Facebook MySpace LinkedIn and Twitter These sites are used not only for messaging and social interaction but they also can serve as storage for photos videos and other electronic files

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29 Financial Accounts Many people manage their financial affairs online including bank and PayPal accounts investment and brokerage accounts bill payment e g utilities credit cards car note payments mortgage payments and income taxes Some clients may even deal with virtual currencies such as Bitcoin Business Accounts Business owners are likely to have customer databases containing names addresses and credit card information along with information such as order history and pending orders A professional such as a physician attorney or CPA may have client records many of which will contain confidential information Other Digital Assets In this category are items such as domain names blogs loyalty program benefits e g frequent flyer miles credit card rewards and business discounts or vouchers and gaming property e g virtual money avatars or other assets earned when playing online games Why is it important to include digital assets in the estate plan Assist Others Upon Death or Incapacity When individuals are prudent about their online life they have many different usernames and passwords for their accounts This is the only way to secure identities but this devotion to protecting sensitive personal information can wreak havoc on families and fiduciaries upon incapacity and death as their rights to access digital assets are often unclear as discussed here Proper planning may make this process less complicated Reduce Identity Theft In addition to needing access to online accounts for personal reasons and clos ing probate family members need this information quickly so that a deceased s identity is not stolen Until authorities update their databases regarding a new death criminals can open credit cards apply for jobs and get state identification cards under a dead person s name Prevent Financial Loss to Estate Failure to plan for digital assets upon death and disability may cause financial loss to the estate For example electronic bills for utilities loans insurance and other expenses need to be discovered quickly and paid to prevent cancellations And without power the furnace may not run and keep pipes in the house from freezing or the security system may not work if the residence is burglarized Avoid Losing a Personal Story Many digital assets are not inherently valuable but are valuable to family members who extract meaning from what the deceased leaves behind Historically people kept special pictures letters and journals in albums scrapbooks or shoeboxes for future generations Today this material is stored on computers or online and often is never printed Personal blogs and Twitter feeds have replaced physical diaries and e mail messages have replaced letters Without alerting family members that digital assets exist and without telling them how to get access to them the story of the life of the deceased may be lost forever This is not only a tragedy for family members but also possibly for future historians who are losing pieces of history in the digital abyss If you have ignored this part of your estate planning now would be a good time to start paying attention to it N TIPS FOR A SECURE PASSWORD Here is a statistic to keep you up at night According to a recent study approximately 90 of passwords are considered to be vulnerable to hacking Security analysts all agree that our passwords are much more insecure than in the past Here are three tips that you can use in order to protect your passwords 1 Use a Different Password for Each Site 55 of people use the same password on most of the sites that they visit according to a recent survey Once hackers have access to a list of passwords used on one site they then can use these passwords on any other site that you use as well 2 Use Longer Passwords Generally longer passwords are more secure than shorter ones When selecting a longer password with multiple words it is important that they be completely random Using phrases or common sequences of words will be easy for the hacker s algorithms to predict 3 Avoid Common Password Patterns One of the reasons that our passwords have become so predictable is because the rules governing what must be contained within them tend to be similar Most sites require a mix of upper and lower case letters numbers and a symbol Avoid using words and numbers that mean something to you birthdays phone numbers Social Security numbers special dates street addresses etc

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30 WHEN You BECOME A CAREGIVER by Peter J O Connell Editorial and Research Associate I ncreasingly it s happening that a senior citizen is finding himself or herself in the position of caregiver usually for a loved one or family member such as a parent or spouse In fact according to the National Alliance for Caregiving over 65 7 million Americans currently provide care for a family member and 36 of those are caring for an elderly parent Realizing the role Realization that you actually are functioning as a caregiver may come gradually Realization that because of financial or other circumstances you must become the caregiver may come with shocking suddenness Stephanie Erickson in an online article for Fox News describes these two situations rather well Caregiving is not a role that typically appears overnight There are small things that go unnoticed a quick errand to the pharmacy to pick up Mom s medication a short conversation with Dad s doctor about a new diagnosis or a review of an aunt s investments that have come to term Most of us don t recognize that all of these aforementioned examples are a form of caregiving or the support and assistance we provide on behalf of an aging or ill loved one The majority of us are awakened to our roles during an acute crisis such as when an aging relative falls at home loses his or her wallet or is hospitalized suddenly For many direct caring for a loved one is but the first phase in a multiphase process that will go on to inhome care by a caregiver hired from one of the many fine agencies providing such personnel and then possibly lead to a move in to an assisted living facility or nursing home Questions Whether your caregiving responsibilities are assumed gradually or suddenly temporarily or long term you need to become aware of what is involved in them Sarah Stevenson in Senior Living Blog suggests that you increase your awareness by asking yourself these questions slightly paraphrased here and thinking long and hard about your answers 1 Am I financially prepared for the extra costs of caregiving 2 Am I really capable of taking care of him or her all by myself 3 Do I have the social support and resources that I m going to need 4 How will caregiving affect my physical and mental health 5 If a loved one has dementia and can no longer filter his or her behavior will I be able to cope with hurtful words or actions 6 Will I be able to allow myself to accept help and take breaks 7 Will I be able to cut back on my other responsibilities during those times when I am needed as a caregiver 8 Will I be able to make time for myself and my family Legal and health care powers As your caregiving role develops you may find that health care providers government agencies financial institutions and other third parties require that you have authority to make decisions or to provide consent based on more than the fact that you are a caregiver The most common way and a flexible convenient effective one to acquire this authority is through a power of attorney Prepared by an attorney in consultation with your loved one this document adds the role of agent to that of caregiver letting others know that you do indeed have the authority to act on behalf of the person to whom you give care On the medical side of caregiving advance directives and a health care power of attorney also drawn up by an attorney in consultation with your loved one will let health care providers know the wishes of the loved one in matters such as terminal illness and who should make decisions when he or she cannot Getting paid Carol Levine of AARP in an online article Can I Get Paid as a Caregiver answers this question with maybe She explains concisely Some states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice and in certain circumstances that can be a family member These programs called variously consumer directed participant directed cash and counseling or other titles differ enormously depending on where you live Most have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving For information about what s available in your state contact your local Medicaid or aging services department or go to the National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services With regard to Levine s comments it should be noted

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31 that the State of Connecticut has a Home Care Program for Elders that residents of the state should contact Some benefits also may be available to caregivers of veterans For more information call 677 222 VETS 8387 and 855 260 3274 and consult the National Resources Directory Some long term care insurance may cover some home care Ask your loved one s insurance agent about this benefit And if the person being cared for has assets it may be possible to have a caregiver paid under a contract This arrangement however should only be attempted after consultation with an elder care attorney who can advise about tax requirements notification requirements and possible emotional issues For more advice on caring for an aging family member or friend consider obtaining the following either in print or online Caregiver s Handbook A Special Report From Harvard Medical School and Sally Balch Hurme s Checklist for Family Caregivers Also check out www benefits gov the National Council on Aging s Benefits Checkup at www benefitscheckup org and the Eldercare Locator at www eldercare gov N CARING FOR YOURSELF It s important to remember that your own health physical emotional financial should remain a top priority Otherwise you will not be able to meet your loved one s needs Harvard Medical School Publications suggests 5 ways to care for yourself while caring for a loved one These ways are 1 Recruit help You don t have to do it all yourself 2 Quell guilt Rather than 4 Stay connected Catch ruminate on what could or should be give yourself credit for all that you do up with friends Ask people to stop by 3 Stay active Frequent exercise delivers proven health benefits 5 Relax and enjoy yourself

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34 AREA HOSPITALS and their services for seniors MIDSTATE MEDICAL CENTER MidState Medical Center in Meriden states that it aims to provide outstanding care to patients in communities throughout central Connecticut The hospital employs 1 295 persons 372 of whom are medical staff In independent patient satisfaction surveys MidState consistently ranks among the best hospitals in the state and nation MidState is the only hospital in Connecticut to offer all private patient rooms The hospital has active outreach programs through affiliated practices and satellite facilities throughout central Connecticut including a Walk In Center in Wallingford Main location 435 Lewis Ave Meriden CT 06451 203 694 8200 Walk In Center 865 North Main St Ext Wallingford CT 06492 203 284 9099 Physician Referral Service 866 662 5678 MidState points out that it has made a concerted effort to focus on one of our most significant patient populations our elders The hospital earned the NICHE designation in 2012 Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Among the efforts directed at seniors are the following Senior Emergency Care Services When a patient over 65 enters the Emergency Department at MidState he or she is not simply treated for the ailment that brought him or her there A multidisciplinary team physicians nurses technicians a social worker performs a special assessment to gauge the patient s status with regard to such things as medication issues fall risks dementia depression The hope is to identify appropriate follow up care before the condition worsens When the patient leaves the Emergency Department the team seeks to make sure that the transition to home or another care setting goes smoothly One of the key measures that the team undertakes is the development of an individualized care plan including referrals reviews recommendations and follow up appointments 203 694 8911 Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging CCHA is a resource and assessment program staffed by specialists in services for older adults that helps seniors their caregivers and family members access valuable services and information based on identified needs and client objectives The services and information deal with such matters as medical care social services community resources financial planning elder law holistic care and wellness programs education and training on various topics CCHA also provides speakers and trainers on a variety of topics for community organizations and local businesses 203 694 5721 Fax 203 694 5910 GERIATRIC OUTREACH LaPlanche Clinic at Meriden Senior Center Clinic is open 20 hours a week and appropriate staff from MidState pharmacists dieticians clinical nurse specialists and others conduct health screenings and provide health education and information A nurse is available Mon after 11 30 a m and Wed 9 a m 2 p m 22 26 West Main St Meriden CT 06451 203 237 0300 Cheshire Senior Center Clinic Blood pressure screenings medical history reviews consultations and other appropriate screenings and health programs are provided by a nurse Tues 1 2 30 p m 240 Maple Ave Cheshire CT 06410 203 272 8286 Southington Calendar House Senior Center Clinic The same type of services as at the Cheshire Senior Center Clinic are available from a nurse First Mon of every month 9 30 11 30 a m 388 Pleasant St Southington CT 06489 860 621 3014 MyHealthy Advantage This is a program open free of charge to anyone 55 and older It seeks to promote health and wellness through health related activities and informational sessions and seminars It also offers a quarterly newsletter invitations to special events and vendor discounts from area merchants The program is provided by Hartford HealthCare the diversified health care system that includes MidState Medical Center Central Connecticut Senior Health Services and VNA HealthCare To join MyHealthy Advantage call 860 378 1268 MILFORD HOSPITAL Milford Hospital is a community healthcare center one of the leading ones in southern Connecticut and states that it is committed to remaining in the forefront of the clinical technological and electronic information advances that make the continuous delivery of high quality cost effective healthcare services possible The Hospital s motto is The Patient First and it believes that its commitment to clinical excellence and high quality care for our patients is matched by our commitment to providing a comfortable community of caring for all who enter our doors Milford Hospital offers the southern Connecticut area a number of information education and prevention programs and support groups taught or led by specially trained experts at various locations throughout the year open to the public at little or no cost These programs and groups help people to live well and the Hospital says that to live well is to be well In addition to the Hospital s main location in downtown Milford there is also a Walk In and Urgent Care Center on the Boston Post Road Main location 300 Seaside Ave Milford CT 06460 203 876 4000 Walk In and Urgent Care Center 831 Boston Post Road Milford CT 06460 203 876 4101 Hours Mon Fri 8 a m 7 30 p m Sat Sun 8 a m 5 30 p m Clinical Practices and Patient Safety Committee Milford Hospital places great emphasis on patient safety and this interdisciplinary committee develops and enforces initiatives in the areas of fall prevention proper patient identification time out before surgery for the entire surgical team to review precisely all that is to be done protocols to prevent pressure ulcers bed sores and rapid response to assist patients families visitors and staff when emergency assistance is required in any area of the hospital Centers of Excellence Milford Hospital has several Centers that have earned widespread recognition for their achievements Consequently the Hospital calls them Centers of Excellence One of these of particular interest to senior citizens is the Connecticut Joint Center which offers comprehensive care for those undergoing joint replacement surgery This Center consistently ranks in the top 1 nationally in patient satisfaction Advanced Wound Care Center Although time may heal most wounds some are resistant to healing Nearly 6 million patients in the U S suffer from wounds that don t heal naturally and may be complicated by poor circulation diabetes and other medical conditions Chronic nonhealing wounds decrease a patient s quality of life by causing discomfort reducing mobility and

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35 limiting social interaction The Advanced Wound Care Center at Milford Hospital has a heal rate consistently above 90 which significantly exceeds the national average The Center can treat a variety of conditions including diabetic foot and leg ulcers vascular ulcers radiationinduced tissue injuries necrotizing infections crush injuries other non healing wounds able problems and locate and coordinate community resources to optimize the patient s and family living situation The Adler Center s staff includes geriatric physicians case managers and a patient care associate all with special skills in the care of older adults 203 688 6361 Senior Assessment Program is an outpatient consultative service that focuses on the complex health care needs of the geriatric population The program offers physical medical psychosocial and functional assessments and individualized care plans for patients the patients families providers and other caregivers The geriatric team consists of a board certified geriatrician and an advanced practice geriatric nurse specialist 203 789 3275 Homecare Program offers geriatric primary care in the home to persons who are homebound and reside within the immediate Greater New Haven community The care team consists of a geriatrician and geriatric care coordinator Persons who are temporarily homebound may also receive services 203 789 3275 Elder Care Clinics offer individuals 60 and older primary care and social services in several community settings Appointments are required 203 789 3275 These locations are YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL YNHH YNHH is a nonprofit 1 541 bed medical center with approximately 12 152 employees including 4 300 registered nurses 3 600 university and community physicians and more than 600 resident physicians practicing more than 100 medical specialties Winner of many awards YNHH is considered one of the best hospitals in the country including for geriatric services A pioneer and leader in many areas of research YNHH is the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine and receives national and international referrals YNHH includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Yale New Haven Children s Hospital Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus YNHH also has a number of affiliated and satellite locations for various services YNHH Main Campus 20 York St New Haven CT 06510 203 688 4242 YNHH Saint Raphael Campus 1450 Chapel St New Haven CT 06511 203 789 3000 Physician Referral Service 888 700 6543 INPATIENT GERIATRIC SERVICES Patients age 65 and older who are admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital receive coordinated care by a team of geriatrics specialists Care management includes addressing issues such as altered mental status delirium mobility difficulties and medication management Atwater Senior Center 26 Atwater St New Haven CT 06513 Tower One Tower East 18 Tower Lane 2nd Fl New Haven CT 06519 Casa Otonal 135 Sylvan Ave New Haven CT 06519 Surfside Apartments 200 Oak St Unit 3 West Haven CT 06516 Edith Johnson Towers 114 Bristol St 2nd Fl New Haven CT 06511 The Elder Care Hamden Clinic 2080 Whitney Ave Hamden CT 06518 REHABILITATIVE CARE Geriatric Services are available to patients who are at a rehabilitation center short term and to residents of assisted living facilities continuing care retirement centers and nursing homes YNHH physicians nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer coordinated medical care to patients residing in these facilities 203 688 8200 The Grimes Center is a 125 bed skilled nursing facility that provides rehabilitative care to patients recovering from an elective surgery or acute illness Its mission is to help patients regain their health in an environment that is professional comfortable supportive and respectful of each patient s dignity The team is composed of medical specialists nurses and physical therapists that help patients regain their highest level of functioning and enable them to transition comfortably and safely back home 203 867 8300 HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUPPORT SERVICES Elder Horizons is a volunteer based delirium prevention program for adults 70 years of age or older The program offers cognitive activities meal assistance social stimulation and exercises to help speed recovery and prevent further decline during an acute hospitalization CareCard offers health and wellness safety and social activities for adults 50 and over Most events are free or at low cost including a driver safety and refresher course health lectures and screenings legal consultation nurse consultation and tax filing assistance 203 789 3275 OUTPATIENT GERIATRIC SERVICES Lifeline is a 24 hour medical alert service that provides help at home in the event of an emergency With the touch of a button the Lifeline service provides a direct connection to trained responders who send help immediately 203 789 3938 Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center is an outpatient consultative service that provides comprehensive assessment of older people The Adler Center works with people who have medical cognitive or social problems impeding function or threatening independent living Problems addressed include loss of self care skills memory loss cognitive impairment and loss of mobility such as falling or difficulty walking The staff of the Adler Center works closely with patients and their families as well as patients primary physicians and other care providers The goal of the assessment is to identify and treat correct GERIATRIC RESEARCH The Yale Program on Aging combines research training of young physicians and collaborative relationships with people and agencies in the Greater New Haven area with the aim of developing and testing clinical interventions that maintain or increase independence among older people 203 737 1800 For VA CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WEST HAVEN CAMPUS see page 44

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36 ADULT DAY PROGRAMS Caregivers Residential Facilities and Rehabilitation Facilities Adult Day Programs Academy Point at Mystic 20 Academy Lane Mystic CT 06355 860 536 1133 Mary Wade Assisted Living Memory Care 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 The Atrium at Rocky Hill Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org The Adult Day Center offers two programs of care and support for seniors with Alzheimer s or dementia or who are in need of social engagement in a setting that provides individual care In addition meals activities transportation medical support and 1160 Elm Street Ext Rocky Hill CT 06067 860 563 5588 Memory Care Benchmark at Hamden 35 Hamden Hills Drive Hamden CT 06518 203 248 1864 assistance with personal hygiene also are provided Assisted Living Memory Care See ad page 9 Benchmark at Split Rock SUNSET SHORES ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTERS 720 Barnum Ave Cutoff Stratford CT 203 380 1228 708A Bridgeport Avenue Shelton CT 06484 203 301 8866 Assisted Living Memory Care We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need Carriage Green at Milford of respite See ad this page 77 Plains Road Milford CT 06461 203 874 4408 Alzheimer s Care Assisted Living Memory Care Coachman Square at Woodbridge 21 Bradley Road Woodbridge CT 06525 203 397 7544 Mary Wade 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 Assisted Living Memory Care Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org Crescent Point at Niantic We provide a variety of programs that enhance quality of life 417 Main Street Niantic CT 06357 860 451 9094 positively stimulate senses and promote a feeling of accom Assisted Living Memory Care plishment and self worth Activities interact with our residents Edgehill long term memory which often remains functionally intact in spite of short term memory loss Additional specialty programs for those with memory impairment can be enjoyed at their bedside or in small group activities by way of our state of the art iN2L computer workstations of which Mary Wade is the proud beneficiary See ad page 9 Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities BENCHMARK SENIOR LIVING WWW BENCHMARKSENIORLIVING COM Lifecare Continuing Care Retirement Community 122 Palmers Hill Road Stamford CT 06902 203 323 2323 Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull 2750 Reservoir Avenue Trumbull CT 06611 203 268 2400 Assisted Living Memory Care Ridgefield Crossings 640 Danbury Road Ridgefield CT 06877 203 431 2255 Assisted Living Memory Care River Ridge at Avon 101 Bickford Extension Avon CT 06001 860 677 2155 Assisted Living Memory Care We provide Remesa Harborview Next Step Fiscal Intermediary Services Open ays Saturd Adult Day Health Centers We provide quality daytime care while you work or are in need of respite Your Home Away from Home Health Monitoring by Registered Nurses Therapeutic Recreation Stimulating Activities and Outings Continental Breakfast Lunch and Snacks Provided Coordination of Transportation Home Assessments Resource Information For Funding Assistance Caregiver Support and Referral Service Specialized Alzheimers Care Se Habla Assistance With Personal Care Needs Espanol Featuring the GQ Club for Men Programas en Espa ol Resources Assistance for families caring for an elderly or disabled relative Relief during the day for families with care responsibilities 720 Barnum Avenue Cutoff RT 1 Stratford CT 06614 203 380 1228 www cteldercare com

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ASSISTED LIVING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES More BENCHMARK SENIOR LIVING Mary Wade WWW BENCHMARKSENIORLIVING COM 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 The Village at Brookfield Common Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org 246A Federal Road Brookfield CT 06804 203 885 7460 From private rooms assisted living residents can maintain indi Assisted Living Memory Care vidual routines while Mary Wade alleviates the burdens of house The Village at Buckland Court maintenance and chores provides access to on site medical 432 Buckland Road South Windsor CT 06074 860 644 7366 support and offers opportunities to participate in a variety of Assisted Living Memory Care recreational activities See ad page 9 The Village at East Farms 180 Scott Road Waterbury CT 06705 203 721 7998 Assisted Living Memory Care The Village at Kensington Place 511 Kensington Avenue Meriden CT 06451 203 599 0528 Assisted Living Memory Care The Village at Mariner s Point 111 South Shore Drive East Haven CT 06512 203 467 0067 Assisted Living Memory Care The Village at South Farms 645 Saybrook Road Middletown CT 06457 860 344 8788 Assisted Living Memory Care Counseling for older adults and their families regarding relationship conflicts grief illness anxiety low mood and caregiver stress More than 35 years experience Covered by Medicare Medicare Advantage Plans Many Commercial Insurances 2505 Main St Suite 208 Stratford CT 06615 See ad inside back cover It s your life Robert J Hurley LCSW DCSW Licensed Diplomate in Clinical Social Work 203 386 1977 rjhurley sbcglobal net An Active Senior Living Community in the Jewish Tradition Fostering Independence for Life www towerone org Enjoy Kosher Dining at its best while living at The Towers Delivering a signature dining experience one meal at a time 18 Tower Ln New Haven CT Affordable Options Available 203 772 1816 37

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38 ELDER CARE COUNSELING Seacrest Retirement Center over 35 years in psychiatric family agency nursing home and 588 Ocean Ave West Haven CT 203 931 2510 private practice settings I would be happy to talk with you www seacrestweb com Uncompromised retirement and assisted about your issues and concerns See ad page 37 care See ad back cover Home Care Home Health Care Tower One Tower East 18 Tower Ln New Haven CT 06519 203 772 1816 Comfort Keepers Tower One Tower East is an affordable active senior living 43 Hall Ave Wallingford CT 06492 203 697 1030 community located in the heart of one of New England s most Wallingford comfortkeepers com historic and vital cities For more than four decades we have Comfort Keepers enables both seniors and those suffering provided a safe and vibrant environment for older persons of from non age related conditions with services needed to help varying means from the Greater New Haven area around the them remain safe and independent in the comfort of their own state and beyond And while we are proud of our ability to homes We offer an extensive range of non medical care servic readily respond to the changing needs of Tower One Tower es tailored to the unique needs of each individual and including East residents and their families our dedication to providing companionship rehab recovery chronic care and high quality living arrangements will never waiver end of life support Service is available hourly 24 7 and live in See ad page 37 Comfort Keepers is part of a nationwide network of over 600 quality providers all dedicated to help people live happy Elder Care Counseling independent and dignified lives See ad this page Robert J Hurley LCSW DCSW Griswold Home Care Licensed Diplomate In Clinical Social Work Seven CT Offices Greater New Haven 203 776 2273 2505 Main St Suite 208 Stratford CT 06615 Live in hourly personal care homemaking since 1982 203 386 1977 rjhurley sbcglobal net Extraordinary Care Affordable Rates Free in home assessment I ve enjoyed counseling older adults and their families for www griswoldhomecare com See ad page 4 In Home Senior Care Services Keeping The Comforts Of Home Personal Care Light Housekeeping Personal Care Companionship Transportation Companionship Meal Preparation Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation Rental of Safety Monitoring Units Screened Trained Bonded Staff 80 South Main St 43 Hall Avenue Wallingford Wallingford CT 06492CT 06492 203 697 1030 Wallingford comfortkeepers com CT DCP HCA 0000301 Most offices independently owned and operated 2014 CK Franchising Inc www comfortkeepers com Comfo rtKe e p e rs co m All the assistance you need to stay at home Companions PCA s Live In s Nursing Therapy Home modifications and improvements Respite Services 860 439 0288 Groton 203 773 1201 New Haven 860 829 4500 Berlin 877 302 2323 Statewide

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HOSPICE CARE KeepMeHome absence Respite care is provided in our Boardman Residential Call 877 302 2323 Care Home or in our Kimberly Skilled Nursing Facility depending Your Home Our caring people A care and companion agency on care needs See ad page 9 www keepmehome com See ad page 38 Mary Wade at Home Short Term Rehabilitation 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 672 8001 Mary Wade Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 Mary Wade at Home Mary Wade s newest service offers trusted and compassionate care in the comfort of one s own home Our non medical home care agency provides homemaker companion and personal care assistant services to individuals in need living in New Haven East Haven Hamden North Haven and West Haven We promise to meet the needs of our clients by providing highly trained caretakers who suit your needs and schedule See ad page 9 Visiting Angels 203 298 9700 264 Amity Rd Ste 208 Woodbridge CT 06525 2505 Main St 204 B Stratford CT 06615 66 Cedar St Suite 301 Newington CT 06111 www VisitingAngels com woodbridge America s Choice in Homecare At Visiting Angels Character Matters in Caregivers 24 hour care meal prep errands shop Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org Mary Wade optimizes the road to recovery if you or a loved one are in need of rehabilitation therapy following surgery illness or injury See ad page 9 Skilled Nursing Mary Wade 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org We offer Person Centered care that respects each resident and his or her individual care needs Our team of professionals will assist in making your stay comfortable and personalized and they are dedicated to providing exceptional dignified care See ad page 9 Weekend and Medical Transportation ping hygiene assistance light housekeeping respite care and rewarding companionship We specialize in 24 7 and Live in Mary Wade Care Serving Fairfield New Haven and Hartford Counties 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 672 7837 See ad page 7 Fax 203 773 6995 Hospice Care Mary Wade 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org The need for Hospice care comfort care and palliative care arises when an end of life illness presents itself and medical treatment no longer offers viable solutions Mary Wade does everything possible to facilitate pain free comfort at this most Mary Wade s Medical Transportation program provides door todoor service Monday through Friday for individuals age 60 and older residing in New Haven East Haven West Haven North Haven and Hamden This program allows seniors to get to necessary medical appointments with the knowledge that they will get to their appointment safely and on time This grant funded program is free but collects voluntary donations Riders for this program may not be recipients of Medicaid Mary Wade s Weekend Transportation program operates on Saturdays and difficult and sensitive yet precious time of life See ad page 9 Sundays and serves seniors age 60 and older residing in the Respite Care to stay active and involved in the community while maintaining Mary Wade Greater New Haven Area This program encourages individuals independence by offering group transportation to recreational and social gatherings See ad page 9 118 Clinton Avenue New Haven CT 06513 203 562 7222 Fax 203 562 1639 info marywade org www marywade org For Caregivers who need a temporary rest from their caregiving responsibilities Mary Wade offers respite short stay care for a loved one in need Our State of Connecticut licensed Respite Care provides a safe and nurturing environment where a loved one is properly protected and cared for in a caregiver s Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible 39

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40 Documents for your health care and financial planning Document Description Durable power of attorney A regular power of attorney allows you to delegate your authority either narrowly or broadly to a designated individual But it becomes invalid if you become incompetent A durable power of attorney however can survive until your death May be modified or revoked at any time Some institutions require the document to be executed on their own forms The power should be reexecuted regularly so it won t be rejected as out of date A twist on the durable power of attorney that withholds any transfer of your authority to the person designated in the document up to the point at which you actually become incompetent May be modified or revoked at any time The power only can become effective when at least one physician makes a finding of incompetence A sudden accident or illness may prevent its use Not recognized in all states Revocable living trust Assets transferred to a living trust are governed by a trust agreement that is established according to your wishes and needs and carried out by your trustee Can be combined with a durable power so that assets pour over to the trust when the need arises Complete flexibility to change any aspect of the trust even cancel it Probate avoidance Trust not a matter of public record May be integrated into your estate plan to provide income and support for beneficiaries Professional management of investments available Living will Specifies the kind of treatment that you wish should you suffer an incurable or irreversible disease and your attending physician determines that your condition is terminal Some specific instructions allowed regarding medications equipment and nourishment either requesting or withholding the treatments Applicability limited to end of life situations May be revoked at any time Healthcare proxy Permits you to designate someone to make health care decisions if you are unable to do so The individual chosen has generally the same rights to request or refuse treatments that you would have if you were capable of making and communicating your decisions Broader applicability than just end of life situations Some limitations as to whom you name for example cannot be your physician unless related by blood Springing power of attorney Some considerations

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ATTORNEYS Legal Insurance Real Estate and Financial Professionals Attorneys Knott Knott Attorneys Kevin Kelly Associates Attorneys at Law 325 South Main St Cheshire CT 06410 203 271 3031 STATIONHOUSE SQUARE Fax 203 272 5388 www knottlaw com 2505 Main Street Building 1 Suite 221 Stratford CT 06615 Providing professional personal legal services to all areas of 203 386 1282 Connecticut See ad this page Fax 203 386 1795 www kevinkellylaw com Banks John K Knott Jr Andrew S Knott Elder Law Estate Planning Probate Real Estate Medicaid Business Law See ad this page People s United Bank Call 1 800 772 1090 Over 165 branches including our 7 day Stop Shop locations For all your banking needs www peoples com See ad page 42 Elder Law Estate Planning Probate Real Estate Medicaid Business Law STATIONHOUSE SQUARE 2505 Main Street Building 1 Suite 221 Stratford CT 06615 Offices located in Milford Stratford T 203 386 1282 F 203 386 1795 www kevinkellylaw com A law practice with equal focus on the client the profession and the greater good Since 1930 we have served our clients community employees and families in the practice of law Our attorneys and staff were born and raised in Connecticut and know both the law and the people to accomplish your goal Probate Wills Trusts Estates Elder Law Special Needs Disability Conservatorships Advance Directives Medicare Medicaid All Ancillary Litigation in All Courts Attorneys John K Knott Jr Andrew S Knott 325 South Main St Cheshire CT 06410 203 271 3031 Fax 203 272 5388 www knottlaw com 41

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42 REAL ESTATE Cemeteries and Funeral Homes The Milford Bank Milford Stratford 203 783 5700 Safe Sound Secure Since 1872 Convenient offices in Milford Stratford www milfordbank com See ad page 41 Funeral Homes Gregory F Doyle Funeral Home Real Estate 291 Bridgeport Ave Milford CT 06460 203 874 5641 Laureen Kennedy Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 680 South Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 203 671 1817 Laureen Kennedy cbmoves com laureenkennedy com I am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES I have the knowledge and expertise to counsel clients 55 and up through lifestyle transitions in relocation and selling the family home Call me today for a free consultation See ad page 25 www gregoryfdoylefuneralhome com We offer a variety of funeral services from traditional funerals to competitively priced cremations Personal Service 24 Hours Pre Arrangements Counseling Title 19 Irrevocable Revocable Trusts At Home Arrangements available See ad page 17 Please patronize our advertisers to thank them for making this directory possible Linda Lang Bankowski REALTOR The Real Estate Boutique 31 Quinnipiac Avenue North Haven CT 06473 203 619 4377 eFax 203 306 3155 Linda Treb co Licensed Broker CT FL CT REB 0756001 FL BK3290007 Whether you re moving closer to your family or closer to relaxation as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist I will take the extra time to find you the home of your dreams See ad page 25 Experience never gets old Over 170 years and counting Providing a full range of consumer commercial banking and wealth management solutions through our community based regional bank across the Northeast with 400 branches and 600 ATMs VISIT US IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY FOR ALL YOUR FINANCIAL NEEDS 800 772 1090 peoples com 2017 People s United Bank N A Member FDIC

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43 Senior home care and residential living options Choice What is it Homemaker services or companion services Assistance with household tasks cleaning preparing meals shopping can accompany to doctor s visits etc Keeps individual in familiar setting Companionship Medication reminders Can be isolating No social or recreational opportunities Personal care assistant PCA services Personnel hired to help with activities of daily living so that an older adult or disabled person may continue to live independently Keeps individual in familiar setting Individual care and attention Can be isolating No social or recreational opportunities Insurance reimbursements generally not available Nursing and related care that is provided in the home Licensed by the state Keeps individual in familiar setting Individualized care and attention Can be isolating No social or recreational opportunities Strict limits on insurance reimbursements Adult day care Day programs where transportation to and from the program is often available Meals may be served Nursing supervision rehabilitation services and other assistance may be available May not work well if the program is the only source of care Works best if informal caregivers are available Limited financial support is available Independent senior housing Homes condos or apartments for people who can maintain an independent lifestyle Often have built in opportunities for socializing In some cases there may be rental assistance from the federal government Generally household help provided No home health care provided Congregate housing and retirement communities Retirement housing that may offer meals transportation recreational activities and other services Noninstitutional When supplemented with services the residence can meet the needs of a frail person who may maintain independence at a lower cost than in a nursing home These facilities may not be appropriate for individuals with significant care needs Continuing care retirement communities Residential living that often includes contracts guaranteeing lifetime medical care Communities often offer premium residential settings and amenities Security of knowing that there is guaranteed care There are entry and monthly fees and the communities may not be eligible to take Medicaid residents Assisted living Personal care services that are provided in a congregate housing setting that meets state requirements Facility is primarily a residence and is noninstitutional No state funding available at this time Facility may not be appropriate for individuals with significant care needs A facility where seniors requiring some daily assistance share meals and enjoy social and recreational services State licensed Ongoing supervision is available Less institutional than a nursing facility A full array of health services may not be available within the home Group living involves some loss of privacy and autonomy A separate type of nursing home level for individuals with fewer medical and nursing needs than skilled nursing State licensed Nursing care and social and recreational programming available Medicaid may be a source of payment for eligible individuals An institutional setting Skilled nursing unit A nursing home in which residents may live either for short periods of time for rehabilitation or for extended periods State licensed Nursing supervision and social and recreational programming available for long term stays Medicaid may be a source of payment for eligible individuals An institutional setting Continuing Care at Home Programs A membership program that offers healthy independent seniors the ability to stay at home with personal care management and a lifetime of care in the home or in a facility as needed Members live in their own homes as long as possible moving to assisted living or skilled nursing settings only when required There is a membership fee and monthly fees Programs are licensed in specific geographical areas There are a limited number of programs nationally as this is a new concept in life care Home health care Home for the aged Intermediate care nursing unit Considerations

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44 Salute Our Veterans 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 The U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of America s veterans In Connecticut those services encompass an inpatient facility and Ambulatory Care Center in West Haven a k a VA Connecticut West Haven Campus an Ambulatory Care Center in Newington and six primary care Community Based Outpatient Clinics located around the state All veterans who have met the service and duty requirements for eligibility are encouraged to enroll in the VA Healthcare System by completing an Application for Health Benefits and providing certain documents VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus 203 932 5711 950 Campbell Ave West Haven CT 06516 Once enrolled in the VA Healthcare System each veteran will receive a personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook The purpose of the Handbook is to provide a current and accurate description of VA healthcare benefits and services tailored specifically to the individual veteran VA Connecticut offers information and assistance to older veterans through its Geriatrics and Extended Care Program The Program seeks to help veterans with their needs in regard to community living nursing home entry hospice and palliative care spinal cord injuries home based primary care geriatric consults home and community based care The Program can be reached at 203 932 5711 ext 2121 Mon Fri 7 30 a m 4 p m VA Connecticut also offers a wide range of health and wellness educational programs Information about these can be obtained from the Veteran Health Education Coordinator at 203 932 5711 ext 5189 Mon Fri 7 30 a m 4 p m For further information about VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus contact the Public Affairs Office at 203 937 3824 Honoring all who served

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EAST HAVEN Town of East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m or by appointment Town Hall 250 Main St East Haven CT 06512 203 468 3204 Web site www townofeasthavenct org SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 250 Main St East Haven CT 06512 203 468 3303 Fax 203 468 3947 Director Robert Petrucelli MPA The Town of East Haven Social Services Department assists qualified East Haven residents with various local and State of Connecticut programs Dept partners with the Community Action Agency of Greater New Haven to assist qualified individuals with the annual State of Connecticut Energy Assistance Program which runs during the months of September to May Dept partners with the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management on the Rental Rebate Program which is available during the months of May to October Dept provides information and referrals on additional state and federal assistance programs designed to help qualified individuals and families meet their basic needs Through generosity of community organizations local churches and individuals Dept can at times provide all East Haven residents in need of assistance with access to the local food pantry clothing for children back to school supplies camp scholarships and holiday baskets SENIOR CENTER 91 Taylor Ave East Haven CT 06512 203 468 3277 Fax 203 468 3304 E mail ehseniorcenter aol com Hours Mon Fri 7 30 a m 3 p m Director Jan Lougal Open to residents 60 and over for information and support services shopping and rides to the Senior Center recreational day trips and week long vacation trips aerobics line dancing and other forms of dancing exercise programs medical and other informational lectures and seminars monthly movies weekly bingo daily lunch program suggested donation 3 Wellness Clinic twice a month with free screenings AARP Safe Driving Classes monthly help with forms and applications card games parties monthly newsletter Seniors on the Move EAST HAVEN COUNSELING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 595 Thompson Ave East Haven CT 06512 203 468 3297 Fax 203 468 3334 Offers adult outpatient mental health services Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Master s level clinicians provide assessments crisis intervention and ongoing counseling using individual couple family and group therapies Psychiatrists provide diagnostic evaluations and prescribe psychotropic medications when appropriate Fees charged but many forms of insurance coverage accepted TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride programs 840 Sherman Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 288 6282 Fax 203 891 6057 To cancel change confirm or reserve ride 203 288 6643 Complementary Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act Coverage area Branford Cheshire East Haven Hamden New Haven North Branford North Haven Orange West Haven Woodbridge Regional Rides Program Coverage area Bethany Branford East Haven Guilford Hamden North Branford North Haven Orange Wallingford West Haven Woodbridge Dial A Ride Coverage area Bethany Branford East Haven Hamden New Haven North Branford North Haven Orange West Haven Woodbridge Call District for details of requirements times locations Mary Wade Home in New Haven with funds from Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers residents of New Haven area who are 60 medical transportation and transportation on weekends to area locations of their choice Donations from riders welcome Coverage area East Haven Hamden New Haven North Haven West Haven 118 Clinton Ave New Haven CT 06513 203 672 7837 Fax 203 562 1639 E mail info marywade org Web site www marywade org SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Social Services Department s Elderly Outreach provides support for caregivers as part of its program Call 203 468 3303 45

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46 EAST HAVEN TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS Assessor s Office in Town Hall administers and implements tax exemptions for eligible elderly disabled blind and veterans Staff member will take application information at an individual s home if he or she is physically unable to come to Office Assessor Michael Milici 203 468 3233 Senior Center also provides information and application assistance for tax relief and related programs Call 203 468 3277 PROBATE COURT 250 Main St East Haven CT 06512 203 468 3895 Fax 203 468 5155 Hours Mon 9 30 a m 4 30 p m Tues 9 30 a m 3 30 p m Wed 8 30 a m 3 30 p m Thurs 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Fri 9 a m 3 p m Regular docket is Wed but emergency meetings held as necessary Judge Hon Michael Brandt PUBLIC LIBRARY Hagaman Memorial Library 227 Main St East Haven CT 06512 203 468 3890 Fax 203 468 3892 E mail bgeorge hagamanlibrary org Web site www hagamanlibrary org Director Bruce George Hours Mon Fri 10 to 5 Tues Thurs 10 to 8 Sat 10 5 Closed Sat in July August Library s Homebound Delivery Service serves East Haven residents who are unable to visit the library in person because of a permanent or temporary mobility or vision impairment Contact Community Services Librarian Cynthia Gwiazda at 203 468 3891 or Elaine Sammarco at 203 468 3890 Librarians can also provide information and application materials for the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Program which lends books and magazines in Braille or recorded formats along with the necessary playback equipment for free to Connecticut residents Reference Services will provide assistance in the location and use of library materials as well as information on phone numbers addresses directions and other factual inquiries Contact Fawn Gillespie at 203 468 3890 or fgillespie hagamanlibrary org World War II Veterans Discussion Group meets at the library on the last Wednesday of each month except for November and December when meetings are held earlier Meetings are free and open to all individuals interested in World War II Presentations feature speakers on a variety of topics ranging from heroic true life experiences to little known facts about the wartime era Light refreshments are served CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES POLICE DEPARTMENT 475 North High St East Haven CT 06512 Non emergencies 203 468 3820 Chief Edward R Lennon 203 468 3214 FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Headquarters 200 Main St East Haven CT 06512 3005 Emergency Calls for Fire or Medical 911 Non Emergency Calls 203 468 3840 Administrative Calls 203 468 3221 Chief Matthew Marcarelli mmarcarelli easthavenfire com Department consists of both career and volunteer staff and operates from four Fire Stations Department responds to fires emergency medical calls and disaster situations Web site www easthavenfire com Stations 200 Main St hdqrs 1420 North High St 85 George St Short Beach Rd EAST HAVEN S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 1 796 65 74 2 286 75 84 1 777 Total population of East Haven 29 257 85 1 073 Percentage 60 years of age or over 23 5 Total 60 Land area 12 3 sq mi 6 932

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HAMDEN Town of Hamden ADULT DAY CARE Mayor Curt Leng 203 287 7100 E mail cleng hamden com Help Desk for complaints and concerns 203 287 7676 E mail HELP Hamden com Clelian Adult Day Center 261 Benham St Hamden CT 06514 203 288 4151 Fax 203 299 0551 Hours Mon Fri 7 30 a m 4 30 p m Center seeks to meet the spiritual psychological social and medical needs of frail elderly and impaired adults in a loving and caring environment Government Center 2750 Dixwell Ave Hamden CT 06518 203 287 7000 Web site www hamden com ELDERLY SERVICES DEPARTMENT 2901 Dixwell Ave Hamden CT 06518 203 287 2547 Fax 203 287 2693 Hamden Elderly Services Coordinator and Municipal Agent Suzanne Burbage E mail sburbage hamden com MILLER SENIOR CENTER 2901 Dixwell Ave Hamden CT 06518 203 287 2547 Fax 203 287 2693 Senior Community Caf 203 287 0057 Mon Fri Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m closed holidays Programs focus on speakers and educational presentations AARP income tax assistance by appointment recreational and social offerings wellness clinic Call 203 287 2547 Senior Community Caf serves lunch in Center s Social Hall Reservations must be made by noon the day before Requested donation 3 Call 203 287 0057 Cards Gold Key Card allows residents 62 and older reduced rate admission to school system sporting events concerts theater productions and senior rate registration for Adult Education courses Call 203 407 2000 ELDERLY OUTREACH OFFICE 2901 Dixwell Ave Hamden CT 06518 203 287 2691 Located in Miller Senior Center Elderly Outreach Office provides information referrals assistance to Hamden seniors particularly with regard to Renter s Rebate Program Fuel Energy Assistance Program homebound visits grant assistance and various emergency situations There are two adult day care centers in Hamden Meals Center provides continental breakfast full lunch afternoon snack Services nursing services physical and occupational therapy podiatry hair care bathing assistance dietary services pastoral care family counseling Recreational programs also available Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care Inc Three Industrial Circle Hamden CT 06517 203 248 8854 Fax 203 287 1880 Partnerships Center is medical model adult day care center serving frail and isolated elderly and physically or mentally impaired adults SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care Inc offers information referrals and other support Call 203 248 8854 Clelian Adult Day Center offers reminders and resources for families of clients Call 203 288 4151 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Elderly Services Department operates minibus to Miller Senior Center doctors appointments errands shopping Call 203 288 2885 Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride 840 Sherman Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 288 6282 Fax 203 288 7471 To cancel change confirm or reserve ride 203 288 6643 District has three programs relevant to Hamden seniors Complementary Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT Regional Rides Program M L Keefe Community Center 11 Pine St Hamden CT 06514 203 562 5129 Fax 203 562 2026 Department provides educational recreational and social services at Keefe Center Dial A Ride Call District for details of requirements times locations TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS Elderly Outreach in Miller Senior Center provides extensive information and assistance regarding such programs Call 203 287 2691 47

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48 MERIDEN City of Meriden PROBATE COURT 2750 Dixwell Ave 203 287 7082 Judge Hon Edward C Burt Jr PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM E mail Info hamdenlibrary org www hamdenlibrary org Director Marian Amodeo Miller Memorial Central Library 2901 Dixwell Ave Hamden CT 06518 203 287 2680 Hours Mon Wed 10 a m 9 p m Thurs Sat 10 a m 5 30 p m Sun Nov May 1 5 p m Whitneyville Branch 125 Carleton St Hamden CT 06517 203 287 2677 Hours Mon Tues Thurs Fri 10 a m 12 30 p m 1 5 30 p m Sat Sept June 10 a m 1 p m Brundage Community Branch 91 Circular Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 267 2675 Hours Mon Tues Thurs Fri 10 a m 12 p m 1 5 30 p m Sat Sept June 10 a m 1 p m CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES POLICE DEPARTMENT Headquarters 2900 Dixwell Ave Hamden CT 06518 Non emergencies 203 230 4000 Chief Thomas Wydra Newhall Substation 550 Newhall St Hamden CT 0651 FIRE DEPARTMENT Headquarters 2372 Whitney Ave Hamden CT Non emergencies 203 230 4000 Chief David A Beradesca Fire stations 2750 Dixwell Ave hdqrs Station 3 421 Hartford Tpke Station 5 2993 Whitney Ave Station 9 245 Johnson Rd There are also Stations 2 4 7 8 HAMDEN S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 3 309 65 74 4 472 Total population of Hamden 60 960 85 2 013 Percentage 60 years of age or over 20 4 Total 60 Land area 32 8 sq mi 75 84 3 186 12 980 Mayor Kevin Scarpati Mayor s hotline 203 630 4000 City Manager Guy Scaife City Manager s hotline 203 630 4123 City Hall 142 E Main St Meriden CT 06450 203 630 4065 Web site www meridenct gov ADVISORY BOARD ON AGING Created to advise and assist the Mayor and the City Council in the identification of the issues that affect Meriden s aging population For info 203 237 0066 Chair Sr Georgeann Vumbaco DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 165 Miller St Meriden CT 06450 203 630 4221 Fax 203 630 0039 Director Lea Crown Senior Affairs operates Max E Muravnick Meriden Senior Citizens Center SENIOR CENTER Center is hub for activities and services for older people and a visible symbol of Meriden s concern about its older residents 22 26 W Main St Meriden CT 06451 203 237 0066 Senior Affairs Administrator Rick Liegl E mail RLiegl meridenct gov Center includes Senior Community Caf Nutritious hot meals served Mon Fri 11 30 a m Donation requested Call 203 235 8052 And Senior Center is base for Day trips and overnight excursions to destinations of interest throughout Northeast Free fitness classes for seniors daily Classes are listed in Center newsletter Social Services 203 630 4273 Meriden Antique Veterans Group Call 203 634 0474 Transportation Coordinator Becky Racine Call 203 237 3338

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MERIDEN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Options for Meriden seniors include Senior Center Mini Bus Free for Meriden residents 55 or disabled to and from Senior Center and for other medical shopping social needs Equipped with wheelchair lift 24 hr advance notice required Call 203 237 3338 by 2 p m American Cancer Society volunteers drive cancer patients to medical appointments 3 days advance notice required Call 1 800 227 2345 Amtrak Train transportation discounts for persons 62 and older Call 203 235 3402 or 1 800 872 7245 Hunter s Ambulance Service is medical livery service Call 203 235 3309 Meriden Transit District operates weekday fixed route bus service Info 203 235 6851 For ID 860 522 8101 Northeast Transportation Company ADA Paratransit Program Curb to curb paratransit service to a variety of local destinations for those whose disability makes it difficult to use fixed route bus service Call 1 800 441 8901 for details Senior Transportation Services Call 860 224 7117 SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Alzheimer s Respite Program of Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut Can provide funds for respite services if financially eligible Call 203 785 8533 Apple Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave Meriden CT 06450 203 238 1606 Bradley Home Pavilion 320 Colony St Meriden CT 06451 203 235 5716 Curtis Home 380 Crown St Meriden CT 06450 Meriden Center 845 Paddock Ave Meriden CT 06450 203 238 2645 Miller Memorial Community 360 Broad St Meriden CT 06450 203 237 8815 Silver Springs Care Center 33 Roy St Meriden CT 06450 203 237 8457 Westfield Care and Rehab Center 65 Westfield Rd Meriden CT 06450 203 238 1291 Meriden area also has adult day care structured comprehensive community based group programs Day Club for Seniors 32 Miner St Middletown CT 06457 Extended Family at the Alzheimer s Resource Center 1251 S Main St Plantsville CT 06479 Heritage Commons 38 Boston Rd Middletown CT 06417 Mulberry Gardens of Southington Adult Day Care Program 58 Mulberry St Southington CT 06479 TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS Senior Center can advise on these programs Call 203 237 0066 Also Board of Tax Relief Chairman John Neumon 203 630 4065 LIBRARIES Meriden Public Library 105 Miller St Meriden CT 06450 203 238 2344 E mail kroesler meridenct gov Web site www meridenlibrary org Director Karen Roesler MLS Hours Mon Thurs 9 00 to 8 30 Fri Sat 9 00 to 5 00 Closed Sat July August Closed Sundays Tremaine Resource Center MidState Medical Center 435 Lewis Ave Meriden CT 06451 203 694 8131 Hours Mon Thurs 1 30 5 00 pm PROBATE COURT 142 E Main St Rm 113 Meriden CT 06450 203 630 4150 Fax 203 630 4043 Judge Hon Brian T Mahon CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES POLICE DEPARTMENT 50 W Main St Meriden CT 06451 Non emergencies 203 238 1911 Chief Jeffry Cossette 203 630 6300 49

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50 MILFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Headquarters 561 Broad St Meriden CT 203 235 2537 Chief Kenneth Morgan 203 630 5868 Fire stations 168 Capitol Ave 61 Pratt St 561 Broad St hdqrs 260 Sherman Ave 1075 E Main St 31 Camp St OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Animal Control 203 235 4179 Assessor 203 630 4065 City Clerk 203 630 4030 Human Rights 203 630 4087 Planning Zoning 203 630 4081 Public Works 203 630 4008 Registrars 203 630 4075 MERIDEN S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 3 305 65 74 3 828 Total population of Meriden 69 868 85 1 381 Percentage 60 years of age or over 18 3 Total 60 Land area 23 8 sq mi 75 84 2 625 11 139 City of Milford Mayor Benjamin G Blake Offices of the Mayor and City Attorney 110 River St Milford CT 06460 203 783 3201 E mail Mayor ci milford ct us All Other City Offices Parsons Complex 70 W River St 06460 www ci milford ct us MILFORD COUNCIL ON AGING Board members appointed by the Mayor for two year terms staggered to provide oversight for the operations of the Milford Senior Center Meetings are every second Mon of the month at 5 30 p m at the Milford Senior Center Chairman Lillian A Holmes Philip A Caporusso DMD Cynthia R DeLuca Richard E Dowin Doreen Fontana Teresa Nolan Shirley A Serrano Beverly Streit Kefalas MILFORD SENIOR CENTER 9 Jepson Dr 06460 203 877 5131 for general information and to reach most of the personnel listed below www milfordctseniorcenter com Hours Mon Fri 9 00 a m 4 30 p m Sun 12 p m 4 00 p m Executive Director Janice M Jackson Transportation Supervisor James Convery Transportation available to and from the Senior Center and to and from medical appointments in Milford Call at least 48 hours in advance for reservations Social Services Information Jean Kaluzynski Social Service Worker Jean is available for home visits to assess and make appropriate referrals concerning older adults Notary Public Services By appointment only Marie Vaughn Geri Dichkewich Milford Food Bank Sharon Brown Food Bank Manager Located at the Senior Center Donations accepted Distributes food to food insecure Milford residents Meals on Wheels Program Information Marie Vaughn MOW Coordinator Home delivered meals are distributed on a temporary basis to elderly and disabled clients A small donation is requested

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MILFORD Mini Lunch Program Wendy Ferraro Kitchen Supervisor Community Caf Lori Dubel Site Manager Insurance Assistance Program Information Insurance Specialists Jackie Sconzo Laura Daneault Assistance with filling out insurance forms such as for Medicare Title 19 etc Call for appointment at 203 877 5131 Ahrens Program Information Rita Whiskeyman Ahrens Program Coordinator Recreational nutritional and educational activities provided for older adults with physical or cognitive impairments Enables caregivers to have several hours of respite For more information call Jean Kaluzynski Social Service Worker at 203 877 5131 Dancing Exercise Classes Creative Arts Classes For information concerning programs please contact Program Director Amanda Berry Line Dancing Classes April October Mon 4 00 5 00 p m 1 00 donation requested Pool room Mon Fri 9 00 a m 4 00 p m Mon 6 00 p m 8 00 p m Sun 12 00 p m 4 00 p m Consignment and Gift Shop Mon Thurs 9 30 p m 2 30 p m Fri 9 30 a m 1 30 p m DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Executive Director Deepa Joseph 150 Gulf Street Milford CT 06460 203 783 3253 RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM For renters over the age of 65 receiving Social Security benefits or renters under 65 receiving Disability benefits Income guidelines vary yearly Program is administered by Department of Human Services Contact Human Services for information or to make an appointment to file an application at 203 783 3253 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Program is for elderly disabled and low income individuals and families to help subsidize heating costs Income and liquid asset guidelines vary yearly Program is administered by the Department of Human Services as an intake site for TEAM Inc in Derby Milford residents looking for additional information or to schedule an appointment can call the Department of Human Services at 203 783 3253 SENIOR FARMERS MARKET FOOD VOUCHER PROGRAM The Department of Human Services is a designated distribution site for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program This supplemental food program provides vouchers to eligible seniors that may be redeemed at local designated farmers markets throughout Connecticut usually July and August PROBATE COURT 70 W River St 06460 203 783 3205 Judge Beverly Streit Kefalas PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM Milford Public Library 57 New Haven Ave Milford CT 06460 203 783 3290 E mail milfordlibrary ci milford ct us Director Christine Angeli Hours Mon 10 a m 5 p m Tues Thurs 10 a m 8 30 p m Fri 1 5 p m Sat 10 a m 5 p m Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Volunteer Library 6 Dixon St Milford CT 06460 203 874 5675 Hours Mon Fri 10 12 3 5 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES MILFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief Keith L Mello 430 Boston Post Rd 06460 Non emergencies 203 878 6551 E mail police ci milford ct us MILFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT 72 New Haven Ave 06460 Non emergencies 203 878 5991 E mail Fire ci milford ct us Office hours Mon Fri 8 00 a m 4 00 p m Headquarters Station 1 72 New Haven Ave East Side Station 5 128 Kings Hwy North Side Station 7 55 Wheelers Farms Rd West Side Station 8 349 Naugatuck Ave MILFORD S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 3 494 65 74 4 370 75 84 2 853 85 1 362 Total 60 12 079 Total population of the City of Milford 52 759 Percentage 60 years of age or over 22 9 Land area 22 6 sq mi 51

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52 NEW HAVEN City of New Haven Mayor Toni N Harp E mail MayorHarp newhavenct net City Hall 165 Church St New Haven CT 06510 203 946 8200 Web site www cityofnewhaven com Hours 8 a m 6 p m COMMUNITY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Oversees the City s Departments dealing with health and services for the elderly the homeless children youth and families 165 Church St New Haven CT 06510 203 946 7907 Administrator Althra M Brooks DEPARTMENT OF ELDERLY SERVICES SENIOR CENTERS Department assists those who are 55 and older to be independent and active and to enjoy a great variety of activities Centers serve nutritious hot lunch at 11 30 a m Advance sign up required 165 Church St New Haven CT 06510 203 946 7854 Fax 203 946 8587 Director Migdalia Castro Currently operating Senior Centers are Atwater Senior Center 26 Atwater St New Haven CT 06513 203 946 8558 Elderly Specialist Filomena Fiondella Dixwell Newhallville Senior Center 255 Goffe St New Haven CT 06511 203 946 8541 Elderly Specialist Gwendolyn Grady AGENCY ON AGING OF SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT Not a City agency but one of five Area Agencies in Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging a not for profit corporation One Long Wharf Dr New Haven CT 06511 203 786 8533 Fax 203 785 8873 Web site www agencyonaging scc org COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NEW HAVEN INC Serves primarily low income residents of Greater New Haven area and Lower Naugatuck Valley who have need for emergency assistance or assistance with such things as weatherization and energy problems 419 Whalley Ave New Haven CT 06511 203 387 7700 DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITY SERVICES Promotes coordination of resources for persons with disabilities 165 Church St New Haven CT 06510 203 946 7833 Fax 203 946 8587 Director Michelle Duprey OFFICE OF NEW HAVEN RESIDENTS Created to assist residents of the Elm City who are seeking resources and information about the wide array of services available in the city 165 Church St New Haven CT 06510 Tel 203 946 8085 SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS East Shore Senior Center 411 Townsend Ave New Haven CT 06512 203 946 8544 Elderly Specialist Michele Clark Butler Contact Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut at 203 786 8533 about such services including Connecticut activities of National Family Caregiver Support Program and Statewide Respite Care Program LifeBridge Community Services administers Meals on Wheels Program for homebound and isolated Call 203 752 9919 Director of Food Services and Enterprises Kathy Pontin TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Department has outreach staff to assist with other needs Senior Centers and Community Action Agency have information on transportation for seniors Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride has programs relevant to New Haven seniors Complementary Paratransit Service per Americans With Disabilities Act Regional Rides Program Dial A Ride Taxi Voucher Program

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NEW HAVEN Call District for details of requirements times locations and costs 840 Sherman Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 288 6282 Fax 203 891 6057 Mary Wade Home with funds from Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers persons 60 medical transportation and transportation on weekends to area locations of their choice Donation from riders welcome 118 Clinton Ave New Haven CT 06513 203 672 7837 E mail info marywade org Web site www marywade org POLICE DEPARTMENT 1 Union Ave New Haven CT 06518 Non emergencies 203 946 6316 Chief Anthony Campbell 203 946 6333 For information about such programs contact Dept of Elderly Services at 203 946 7854 and Community Action Agency at 203 387 7700 Substations Beaver Hills 366 Whalley Ave 203 946 7065 Dixwell 26 Charles St 203 946 7566 Downtown Wooster Square 203 946 7826 Dwight Kensington West River 130 Edgewood Ave 203 946 7597 East Shore 826 Woodward Ave 203 946 7163 Fair Haven 255 Blatchley Ave 203 946 7377 Hill North 88 90 Hallock 203 946 7273 Hill South 410 Howard Ave 203 946 7504 PROBATE COURT FIRE DEPARTMENT 200 Orange St 1st Fl P O Box 905 New Haven CT 06504 0905 203 946 4880 Fax 203 946 5962 Judge Hon John Keyes Headquarters 952 Grand Ave New Haven CT 06511 Non emergencies 203 946 6237 Interim Chief John Alston Jr 203 946 6300 Fire stations Central Dept Hdqrs and Fire Marshal 952 Grand Ave Dixwell 125 Goffe St East Battalion Hdqrs 412 Lombard St Fair Haven Heights 73 East Grand Ave Hill 525 Howard Ave Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Rd West Battalion Hdqrs 120 Ellsworth Ave Woodward 826 Woodward Ave Westville 105 Fountain St Whitney 350 Whitney Ave TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM Web site www cityofnewhaven com library City Librarian Martha Brogan 203 946 8139 Public Information Officer Kathie Hurley 203 946 7700 Hours Main Library Ives Branch Mon 12 to 8 Tues Thurs 10 to 8 Fri Sat 1 to 5 Closed Sun Branches Hours may vary Call branch for information Main Library Ives Branch 133 Elm St New Haven CT 06510 203 946 8130 Fair Haven Branch 182 Grand St New Haven CT 06513 203 946 8115 Mitchell Branch 37 Harrison St CT 06515 203 946 8117 NEW HAVEN S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 5 072 Total population of New Haven 129 779 Stetson Branch 200 Dixwell Ave New Haven CT 06511 203 946 8119 65 74 6 446 Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch 303 Washington Ave New Haven CT 06519 203 946 2228 85 1 794 Percentage 60 years of age or over 13 2 Total 60 Land area 18 9 sq mi Readmobile mobile unit Contact Cathy DeNigris 203 946 8124 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES 75 84 3 756 17 068 53

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54 NORTH HAVEN Town of North Haven First Selectman Michael J Freda 18 Church St North Haven CT 06473 203 239 5321 ext 680 Town Hall 18 Church St North Haven CT 06473 Town Hall Annex 5 Linsley St North Haven CT 06473 Both facilities 203 239 5321 Fax 203 234 2130 Web site www town north haven ct us Hours 8 30 a m 4 30 p m COMMISSION ON AGING Commission is responsible for studying the needs of elderly persons in the community relating to housing health recreation transportation and acting as a liaison between the Senior Center and the community Meets 6 p m at Joyce C Budrow Senior Center in Sept Nov Jan March May Chair Claudia Giulietti DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND RECREATION Department provides North Haven residents a myriad of social service programs recreational activities and senior citizen services 203 239 5321 ext 500 Director Edward J Swinkoski Some social service and recreational programs offered at Town Hall Annex 5 Linsley St North Haven CT 06473 Mildred A Wakeley Community and Recreation Center 7 Linsley St North Haven CT 06473 Most senior citizen activities located in Joyce C Budrow Senior Center 189 Pool Rd North Haven CT 06473 Dept offerings include Counseling Available on an outpatient basis Toy Bank Emergency food assistance Dept maintains food bank to provide residents in need with limited amounts of food on an emergency basis Call 203 239 5321 ext 500 in advance to request this service SENIOR CENTER Multi service facility offers wide range of activities throughout the day to appeal to interests of persons age 62 and over and help to meet their needs 189 Pool Rd North Haven CT 06473 Fax 203 234 7185 203 239 5432 Hours Mon Fri 8 00 a m 4 00 p m Manager Municipal Agent for Elderly Judy Amarone E mail amarone judy town north haven ct us Center s offerings include arts and crafts cultural events exercise dancing movies travel chorus sports bocce pool shuffleboard others assistance for Medicare and Social Security benefits classes on defensive driving and other subjects of interest travel more Center also Arranges for health guidance clinic twice a month at no charge Service includes blood pressure screenings and general health questions No appointment necessary Serves hot meals Mon Fri to those 60 and over Distributes monthly newsletter of events and activities Conducts outreach programs to assist homebound and isolated Monthly informational educational preventive programs TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Upon request Senior Center provides free transportation to and from Center medical appointments grocery shopping and hairdressers on regularly scheduled basis Call 203 239 5432 for information about this service and other transportation options Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride has several programs relevant to North Haven seniors ADA Transportation Regional Rides Program Dial A Ride Job Access Call District for details of requirements times locations and costs Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride 840 Sherman Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 288 6643 Fax 203 891 6057 To cancel change confirm or reserve ride 203 288 6643 Mary Wade Home with funds from Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers persons 60 medical transportation and transportation on weekends to area locations of their choice Donations from riders welcome 118 Clinton Ave New Haven CT 06513 203 672 7837 Fax 203 562 1639 E mail info marywade org Web site www marywade org SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS Counselors at Department of Community Services and Recreation call 203 239 5321 can provide information

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ORANGE on such services and programs Tax Relief and similar programs are administered by the Assessor s Office Assessor Gary Johns 18 Church St North Haven CT 06473 203 239 5321 ext 610 PROBATE COURT North Haven is in Probate District 36 250 Main St East Haven CT 06512 203 468 5155 Fax 203 463 3895 Judge Hon Michael Brandt PUBLIC LIBRARY North Haven Memorial Library 17 Elm St North Haven CT 06473 203 239 5803 Fax 203 234 9647 Web site www northhavenlibrary net Director Patricia LaTerza Hours Mon Thurs 10 to 9 Fri Sat 10 to 5 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES Town of Orange First Selectman James M Zeoli 203 891 4737 Fax 203 891 2185 E mail jzeoli orange ct gov Town Hall 617 Orange Center Rd Orange CT 06477 203 891 4700 Fax 203 891 2185 Web site www orange ct gov Hours Mon Fri 8 30 a m 4 30 p m COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT The Town of Orange Community Services Department offers a wide range of services for residents of all ages including but not limited to Senior Services Youth Services Special Disability Group Special Transportation Services Counseling Administered by Bridges Healthcare Food Bank and Fuel Assistance 525 Orange Center Rd Orange CT 06477 203 891 4788 Director Joan Cretella 203 891 4786 E mail jcretella orange ct gov SENIOR CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT All members of Department exceed State standards for police certification Many members also certified as Emergency Medical Technicians 8 Linsley St North Haven CT 06473 Non emergencies 203 239 5321 ext 220 Chief Thomas McLoughlin FIRE DEPARTMENT Department has both career and volunteer members Training is high priority All permanent members trained in fire suppression life safety and medical emergencies Headquarters 11 Broadway North Haven CT 06473 Non emergencies 203 239 5321 ext 100 Fire Chief Paul Januszewski Fire stations 282 Quinnipiac Ave 1331 Ridge Rd 366 Washington Ave NORTH HAVEN S POPULATION BY AGE The Senior Center is a component of Orange Community Services and is committed to providing programs and services that promote independence creativity and sound physical and emotional health for residents over the age of 55 525 Orange Center Rd Orange CT 06477 203 891 4784 Senior Services Coordinator Dennis Marsh 203 891 4789 E mail dmarsh orange ct gov Municapal Agent Outreach Worker Denise Stein 203 891 4787 Activities and classes computer classes painting yoga t ai chi tap dancing exercise and fitness programs personal and driver safety classes billiards bingo bridge writing classes picnics social events legal clinic health screenings and discussions trips monthly newsletter more Source Latest Decennial U S Census Nutritious hot lunch Mon Fri reservation and donation requested Call 203 891 4765 60 64 1 600 Senior Lounge with Lending Library 65 74 2 316 Total population of North Haven 24 093 85 794 Percentage 60 years of age or over 26 4 Total 60 Land area 20 8 sq mi 75 84 1 682 6 392 Elderly Outreach Services for homebound seniors including assessments family consultations information and referral organized support assistance with entitlement applications 55

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56 ORANGE YOUTH SERVICES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Town of Orange Youth Services offers a wide variety of programs and events including but not limited to Intergenerational Tutoring Living History Club Job Bank dances and socialization events for 7th and 8th graders K 8 Art Exhibit Artists Colony Home Alone and Babysitting Classes Super Raffle Bingo for incoming 7th graders volunteer opportunities for high school students Juvenile Review Board Youth Services Advisory Board Town provides specially equipped vans to transport seniors and disabled to and from Senior Center and medical appointments 24 48 hrs notice required Donation requested Call 203 891 4788 ORANGE FAMILY COUNSELING Licensed clinicians from Bridges organization provide services 24 7 on site in Orange or at Bridges central location in Milford for adults children families with emotional developmental psychiatric problems 605A Orange Center Rd Orange CT 06477 203 795 6698 Bridges 549 Bridgeport Ave Milford CT 06460 203 878 6365 Services include diagnosis evaluation treatment marital and individual counseling group therapy stress counseling medication intensive outpatient program crisis intervention including mobile crisis service HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEDICAL DIVISION Department organized into two basic service areas Environmental Health Division and Medical Division Orange Visiting Nurses Association carries out functions of Medical Division 605A Orange Center Rd Orange CT 06477 203 891 4752 Fax 203 891 2169 Functions of Medical Division make information and speakers on health available conduct school health programs perform blood pressure screenings call for details offer flu vaccinations in fall and pneumonia vaccinations year round for homebound residents provide skilled nursing care physical occupational speech therapy medical social services home health aides SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Municipal Agent Outreach Worker Denise Stein at Senior Center call 203 891 4787 Orange Family Counseling call 203 795 6698 and Health Department Medical Division call 203 8914752 can provide information on such services Also note the Food Bank and Fuel Assistance Programs of the Community Services Department TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS Assessor s Office in Town Hall administers various state and local tax exemption programs for blind disabled elderly veterans Call 203 891 4723 Assessor Mark Branchesi CCMA II SPA 203 891 4724 PROBATE COURT 70 W River St Milford CT 06460 203 783 3205 Judge Hon Beverly Streit Kefalas PUBLIC LIBRARY Case Memorial Library 176 Tyler City Rd Orange CT 06477 203 891 2170 Fax 203 891 2190 E Mail mfarber lioninc org Web site www orange lioninc org Director Meryl Farber Hours Mon Thurs 10 to 8 Tues Wed Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 4 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES POLICE DEPARTMENT Orange Department of Police Services prides itself on its responsiveness to the needs of both our residential and business communities 314 Lambert Rd Orange CT 06477 Non emergencies 203 891 2130 Web site www orange ct gov police Chief Robert J Gagne 203 801 2136 ORANGE VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSOCIATION INC Association is sole provider of fire protection in Orange All members including Fire Chief professionally trained but provide services on completely volunteer basis Association raises most of own funding Headquarters 625 Orange Center Rd P O Box 678 Orange CT 06477 203 891 2126 Fire Chief John Knight 203 891 4703

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WALLINGFORD Fire stations Station 1 headquarters 625 Orange Center Rd 203 891 2126 Station 2 355 Boston Post Rd 203 891 4703 ORANGE S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 924 65 74 1 159 Total population of Orange 13 956 85 491 Percentage 60 years of age or over 25 7 Total 60 Land area 17 2 sq mi 75 84 1 014 3 488 Center offers Activities musical programs speakers series cabarets parties billiards quilting support groups legal clinic safe driving courses discussion groups lunch bunch bingo bocce card games art classes art appreciation programs dancing mah jongg ping pong Scrabble Wii bowling men s group senior fairs movies yoga t ai chi fitness and exercise programs strength and balance training off site walking golf tennis outdoor adventure groups Club 60 Plus Has treadmills elliptical trainers Nu Steps recumbent and upper body cycles and stretch equipment Membership required Senior Community Caf nutritious hot lunch served Mon Fri at 11 40 a m call 203 265 3508 between 9 a m 11 a m up to day in advance for reservation Donation requested Town of Wallingford Mayor William W Dickinson Jr 203 294 2070 Fax 203 294 2073 Town Hall 45 S Main St Wallingford CT 06492 203 294 2072 Web site www town wallingford ct us SENIOR CENTER Center s mission is to provide services and programs for older adults of the Wallingford Community that promote their well being support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life Center administered by nonprofit Wallingford Committee on Aging Inc under contract to Town Member Advisory Council informs and advises Executive Director regarding operations and programs of Center 238 Washington St Wallingford CT 06492 203 265 7753 Fax 203 294 2117 E mail office wlfdseniorctr com Web site www wlfdseniorctr com Hours Mon Fri 9 a m 4 p m Thurs 9 a m 8 30 p m Executive Director William Viola Jr Social Worker Eileen Flynn MSW Senior Community Caf Manager Michele Stevenson Reed 203 265 3508 Lake View Caf alternate meal program serving breakfast lunch snacks beverages 9 a m 1 p m supper served in cabaret setting Thurs April October 5 00 p m 6 00 p m supper reservations are required Meals on Wheels for homebound and isolated call 203 401 0055 Trips to near and far call Center for details Prime Times 12 page full color professional quality monthly newsletter Lounge Library for reading and relaxation Senior Center staff and trained volunteers provide full range of Social Services coordinated by Social Worker including information assistance referral short term counseling and follow up health insurance counseling benefits counseling outreach visits to homebound intergenerational programs legislative updates on state and federal programs seminars and workshops on variety of topics geriatric assessments Registered nurse is in Senior Center Tues Thurs Fri mornings to provide or coordinate variety of Health Wellness Fitness Programs including health screenings vaccine clinics wellness days featuring concentrated series of topics guest speakers for lectures discussions workshops encouragement and evaluation of involvement in fitness exercise sports programs of Center Nurse available for consultations first come first served Mon Fri Memory Lane is social model adult day program organized by Center and designed to promote and maintain independence for older adults with mild cognitive and or physical impairments For info contact Debbie Markiewicz Memory Lane Program Coordinator 57

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58 WALLINGFORD Transportation services arranged by Center are managed by Sandy Verrier TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Senior Center organizes curb to curb transportation system for Wallingford residents age 60 and over who do not drive their own vehicles or who cannot access a public transportation system to reach their desired destination and for vehicle owners on temporary basis under certain conditions Reservations required by noon of preceding workday by contacting Center at 203 265 7753 Transportation Coordinator is Sandy Verrier Senior transportation destinations within Wallingford in order of priority medical appointments Center and Memory Lane Program grocery shopping banking and bill paying other appointments e g lawyer hairdresser visiting Information on other transportation options for seniors such as Regional Rides Program of Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride may be obtained from Transportation Coordinator Regional Rides Program Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride 840 Sherman Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 288 6282 Fax 203 891 6057 To cancel change confirm or reserve ride 203 288 6643 SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Social Worker at Senior Center has information on such services both local and long distance Nurse and Memory Lane Coordinator also can advise Call 203 265 7753 TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS Social Worker at Senior Center can provide information and assistance regarding such programs Call 203 265 7753 PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM Yalesville Branch Library 400 Church St Yalesville CT 06492 203 265 3688 Hours Tues and Thurs 12 7 p m Sat 10 a m 2 p m E mail jfisher wallingfordlibrary org Web site www wallingford lioninc org Director Jane Fisher PROBATE COURT 45 S Main St Rm 114 Wallingford CT 06492 203 294 2100 Fax 203 2109 Judge Hon Philip A Wright Jr CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES POLICE DEPARTMENT 135 N Main St Wallingford CT 06492 Non emergencies 203 294 2800 Fax 203 294 2865 Chief William J Wright FIRE DEPARTMENT 75 Masonic Ave Wallingford CT 06492 Non emergencies 203 294 2730 Fax 203 294 2736 Chief Richard Heidgerd Volunteer Fire Companies North Farms Volunteer Fire Company Meets Mon 7 p m at 636 Barnes Rd Yalesville Volunteer Fire Company Cook Hill Volunteer Fire Company Meets Tues 7 p m at 143 Hope Hill Rd East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Company Meets Tues 7 p m at 2 Kondracki Lane OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Animal Shelter 203 294 2180 Assessor 203 294 2001 Health 203 294 2065 Parks Recreation 203 294 2120 Public Works 203 294 2105 Registrars 203 294 2125 Town Clerk 203 294 2145 Wallingford s public library operates in two locations WALLINGFORD S POPULATION BY AGE Main Library Source Latest Decennial U S Census 200 N Main St Wallingford CT 06492 203 265 6754 Fax 203 269 5698 Hours Mon Fri 9 30 a m 9 p m July Aug close at 6 p m Fri Sat 9 30 a m 5 p m July Aug close at 1 p m Sat Sun 1 p m 5 p m Jan April 60 64 2 793 65 74 3 419 Total population of Wallingford 45 135 85 1 491 Percentage 60 years of age or over 22 7 Total 60 Land area 39 0 sq mi 75 84 2 526 10 229

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WEST HAVEN City of West Haven Mayor Edward M O Brien 203 937 3510 City Hall 355 Main St West Haven CT 06516 203 937 3500 www cityofwesthaven com DEPARTMENT OF ELDERLY SERVICES Department provides a comprehensive community focal point on aging to meet the needs of the older citizens of the City 201 Noble St Upper Level West Haven CT 06516 203 937 3507 Fax 203 937 3774 Director Sharon Mancini SENIOR CENTER At the West Haven Senior Center the Department of Elderly Services provides a variety of services and activities to help residents 55 or older enhance their dignity support their independence and encourage their involvement with the community West Haven Senior Center 201 Noble St West Haven CT 06516 203 937 3506 The Center offers Information assistance referral for such concerns of elderly as applying for entitlement programs filling out income tax forms meeting housing needs obtaining home care services Nutritious hot lunch served certain days In addition to the Center Elderly Nutrition sites include Surfside Senior Housing 200 Oak St West Haven CT 06516 203 934 1504 West Haven Senior Center has Medical Equipment Loan Closet Program Equipment such as wheelchairs walkers canes commodes provided free to any resident in need Small store operated to defray some of program s cost Donations of equipment always welcome TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Department of Elderly Services advises seniors to become familiar with programs offered by Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride Complementary Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act Regional Rides Program Dial A Ride Call District for details of requirements times locations Greater New Haven Transit District My Ride GNTD 840 Sherman Ave Hamden CT 06514 203 288 6282 Fax 203 891 6057 To cancel change confirm or reserve ride 203 288 6643 The City of West Haven subcontracts its transportation service with Greater New Haven Transit District GNTD Transportation services are available for medical appointments and or rides to the Senior Center To schedule rides for medical appointments in New Haven West Haven and the Orange Medical Clinic you must call 203 281 2520 between 9 00 a m and 3 00 p m at least three days in advance Appointments must be scheduled between 9 00 a m and 2 00 p m The cost is 2 00 round trip Transportation to the Senior Center is free Anyone needing this service should contact the Senior Center at 203 937 3507 to set up the initial schedule Mary Wade Home with funds from South Central Connecticut Area Agency on Aging offers persons 60 in New Haven area medical transportation and transportation on weekends to locations of their choice Donations from riders welcome 118 Clinton Ave New Haven CT 06513 203 672 7837 Fax 203 562 1639 E mail info marywade org Web www marywade org West Haven Senior Shuttle offers free transportation to West Haven shopping areas and other points of interest Mon Fri 10 a m 3 p m Schedules available at Senior Center WEST HAVEN REGIONAL ADULT DAY CENTER Center is a medical and health care agency dealing with physical emotional and social problems experienced by older adults from the Greater New Haven area 201 Noble St 1st Fl West Haven CT 06516 203 937 3658 Fax 203 479 8783 Director Ethel L Anderson 203 937 3658 SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Director of Elderly Services Sharon Mancini at 203 937 3507 and Social Worker of West Haven Regional Adult Day Center at 203 937 3658 can advise on these services 59

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60 WEST HAVEN TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS FIRE DEPARTMENTS Staff at Senior Center can advise on these programs West Haven traditionally has had fire departments located in three different districts of the city Departments are composed of both career and volunteer members Each department also provides Emergency Medical Services PROBATE COURT West Haven s Probate Court is one of busiest in Connecticut 355 Main St 2nd Fl West Haven CT 06516 203 937 3552 Fax 203 937 3556 Judge Hon Mark DeGennaro PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM Executive Director Colleen Bailie MLS 203 937 4233 ext 4560 cbailie westhavenlibrary org Web site www westhavenlibrary org Main Library 300 Elm St West Haven CT 06516 4603 203 937 4233 Hours Mon Thurs 10 a m 8 p m Tues Wed 10 a m 6 p m Fri Sat 10 a m 5 p m Ora Mason Branch Library 260 Benham Hill Rd West Haven CT 06516 203 933 9381 Hours Mon Wed 10 a m 6 p m Thurs 10 a m 8 p m Fri 10 a m 5 p m Center Fire Station 366 Elm St West Haven CT 06516 Non emergencies 203 937 3710 Fax 203 937 3721 Web site www westhavenfiredept com Chief James P O Brien West Shore Fire Station 852 Ocean Ave West Haven CT 06516 Non emergencies 203 933 8420 Web site www westshorefd com Chief Pat Pickering West Haven Allingtown Fire Station 20 Admiral St West Haven CT 06516 Non emergencies 203 933 2541 Web site http cms firehouse com dept WestHaven3CT Chief Paul V Massaro WEST HAVEN S POPULATION BY AGE Louis Piantino Branch Library 1 Forest Rd West Haven CT 06516 203 933 9335 Hours Mon 10 a m 8 p m Tues Thurs 10 a m 6 p m Fri 10 a m 5 p m Source Latest Decennial U S Census Pauline Z Smith Bookmobile Call 203 937 4233 for information 75 84 2 333 CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES Total 60 POLICE DEPARTMENT 200 Sawmill Rd West Haven CT 06516 Non emergencies 203 937 3900 Fax 203 937 3700 Web site www whpd com Chief John Karajanis Dept has number of specialized units including Crime Prevention Unit Crisis Intervention Team Quality of Life Unit Mobile Command Center 60 64 3 058 65 74 3 418 85 1 161 9 970 Total population of West Haven 55 564 Percentage 60 years of age or over 18 0 Land area 10 8 sq mi

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WOODBRIDGE Town of Woodbridge First Selectman Beth Heller 203 389 3401 Fax 203 389 3480 Town Hall 11 Meetinghouse Lane Woodbridge CT 06525 203 389 3400 Web site www woodbridgect org DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Department offers array of services to residents of Woodbridge including Fuel Assistance Emergency Food Assistance Adult Health Clinic Flu shot Clinic Volunteer Support Programs Medical Equipment Closet and services by Municipal Agent for the Elderly The department provides information referral and outreach concerning health and social programs available to residents and is available for assistance to older residents in applying for various programs Trained CHOICES Health Insurance Counselors are available to provide counseling and information on topics such as Medicare Medicaid Medicare Supplement Insurance Medicare HMOs Long Term Care Insurance and other state and federal benefits programs 4 Meetinghouse Lane Woodbridge CT 06525 203 389 3429 Director and Municipal Agent for the Elderly Mary Ellen LaRocca 203 389 3429 E mail mlarocca woodbridgect org Senior Services Social Worker Judi Young MSW 203 389 3429 E mail srsocialworker woodbridgect org Elderly Luncheon Program provides nutritious hot meal Tues Fri 12 15 p m Reservations required at least day in advance Medical Loan Closet provides portable medical equipment walkers wheelchairs commodes etc to Woodbridge residents on an on loan basis TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Woodbridge seniors and disabled can obtain transportation through Senior Center Elderly Transportation Program and Greater New Haven Transit District Elderly Transportation Program for the Senior Center provides limited transportation on first come first served basis to Senior Center to Amity Stop Shop Wed only and to medical appointments as scheduling permits Reservations required Call 203 389 3430 Greater New Haven Transit District with office in Hamden has three programs relevant to Woodbridge seniors Paratransit Service Under Americans With Disabilities Act Regional Rides Program Dial A Ride Contact District office for details of requirements times locations 203 288 6282 Fax 203 891 6059 Municipal Agent for Elderly also can advise on transportation Call 203 389 3429 Human Services sponsors Friendly Visitor Telephone Reassurance Program in which volunteers make visits and or phone calls to those homebound or isolated TAX RELIEF AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS THE WOODBRIDGE CENTER PROBATE COURT Five days a week the Center operated by Woodbridge Human Services offers to residents who are 60 and older and disabled residents exercise and community building programs highlighting health wellness the arts education recreation and entertainment 253 Main St Ansonia CT 06401 203 734 1277 Fax 203 736 1434 Judge Hon Clifford Hoyle 4 Meetinghouse Lane Woodbridge CT 06525 203 389 3430 Hours 8 30 a m 4 30 p m Director Jeanette Glicksman E mail jglicksman woodbridgect org Center offers fairs exercise and fitness programs forums speakers parties musical programs notary public services stamps for sale art classes VNA consultations card games Picklebell Mahjong safe driving classes trips movies computer classes more Contact Town Assessor Betsy Quist at 203 389 3416 regarding these programs PUBLIC LIBRARY Woodbridge Town Library 10 Newtown Rd Woodbridge CT 06525 203 389 3433 E mail ewerthmann woodbridge ct org Web site www woodbridge lioninc org Director Eric Werthmann Hours Mon Thurs 10 to 8 Fri Sat 10 to 5 Closed Sat July through Labor Day Open Fri until 6 July August 61

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62 WOODBRIDGE Library Services to the Homebound Woodbridge Town Library in conjunction with Woodbridge Human Services Department offers delivery of library materials to the homebound Through this program full library service is offered to those in the community who are elderly and unable to come to the library and to those who are permanently or temporarily disabled and who do not have transportation By calling the library residents can request books including largeprint titles and books on tape magazines CDs and DVDs The Woodbridge Center will arrange delivery of requested materials to the homebound patrons For information or to request entry to the program for self or someone else contact Judi Young at Woodbridge Human Services 203 389 3429 or call the Woodbridge Town Library FIRE DEPARTMENT 100 Center Rd Woodbridge CT 06525 Non emergencies 203 387 2511 Fax 203 397 9929 Chief Sean Rowland 203 389 3441 WOODBRIDGE S POPULATION BY AGE Source Latest Decennial U S Census 60 64 648 65 74 796 Total population of Woodbridge 8 990 85 367 Percentage 60 years of age or over 26 3 Total 60 Land area 18 8 sq mi 75 84 250 2 061 AGENCY ON AGING OF SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT Not a Town of Woodbridge agency but one of five Area Agencies in Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging a not for profit corporation One Long Wharf Dr New Haven CT 06511 203 786 8533 Fax 203 785 8873 Web site www agencyonaging scc org CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES POLICE DEPARTMENT 4 Meetinghouse Lane Woodbridge CT 06525 Non emergencies 203 387 2511 E mail wpd woodbridgepd com Chief Frank Cappiello WATCH WOODBRIDGE AWARENESS TO CRIME AND HOME SAFETY Through WATCH the Police Department Human Services and Senior Center cooperate in several free programs aimed at promoting safety of senior citizens and disabled Call for details Beacon Lights Beacons equipped to flash when switch is flipped twice are distributed to Woodbridge seniors and disabled so as to help police or fire personnel locate scene of emergency quickly Used Cell Phones Residents encouraged to drop off cell phones batteries chargers in good condition at Town Hall or Senior Center for distribution to those over 60 or disabled Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut AASCC is an independent noprofit organization established in 1974 as one of five Agencies in Connecticut functioning under the Older Americans Act of 1965 AASCC serves older adults individuals with disabilities and caregivers in Greater New Haven and the lower Naugatuck Valley The Agency s mission is to empower adults to remain as independent and engaged as possible within their communities through advocacy information and services AASCC utilizes federal and state funds to benefit the elderly in the 20 town region of South Central Connecticut These funds help support such services as nutrition health care in home care adult day care respite care legal assistance transportation senior centers and outreach and support services AASCC develops a plan on a regular basis to address how to meet the needs of older adults in South Central Connecticut and partners with other nonprofits to ensure that the community has an array of services to support individuals choices Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut 1 Long Wharf Drive Suite 1L New Haven CT 06511 203 785 8533

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63 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

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64 HEALTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS American Stroke Association c o American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas TX 75231 Phone 1 888 4STROKE 478 7653 toll free E mail strokeassociation heart org www strokeassociation org Arthritis Foundation National Office 1335 West Peachtree Street Atlanta GA 30309 U S Mail P O Box 7669 Atlanta GA 30357 Phone 404 872 7100 E mail help arthritis org www arthritis org Bright Focus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr Clarksburg MD 20871 Phone 1 800 437 2423 437 2423 toll free www brightfocus org Captioned Media Program National Association of the Deaf 1447 East Main Street Spartanburg SC 29307 Phone 1 800 237 6213 toll free E mail info cfv org www cfv org Caregiver Action Network 1130 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 500 Washington DC 20036 Phone 202 454 3970 Email info caregiveraction org www carwegiveraction org Community Transportation Association of America 1341 G Street NW 10th Floor Washington DC 20005 Phone 1 800 891 0590 Fax 202 737 9197 www ctaa org Hearing Loss Association of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1200 Bethesda MD 20814 Phone 301 657 2248 E mail info hearingloss org www hearingloss org Lighthouse Guild 15 West 65th St New York NY 10023 Phone 1 800 829 0500 toll free E mail info lighthouse org www lighthouseguild org Medicare Rights Center 266 W 37th St Third Fl New York NY 10018 Phone 1 800 333 4114 www medicarerights org National Cancer Institute 9609 Medical Center Drive Bethesda MD 20892 9760 Phone 1 800 4 CANCER www cancer gov National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda Maryland 20892 Phone 1 888 644 6226 www nccih nih gov National Center on Elder Abuse c o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 22 Bld A 6 Alhambra CA 91803 Phone 1 855 500 3537 www ncea aoa gov index aspx National Council on Aging 251 18th Street South Suite 500 Arlington VA 22202 Phone 571 527 3900 www ncoa org National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Information Center PO Box 30105 Bethesda MD 20824 0105 Phone 301 5928573 E mail nhlbiinfo nhlbi nih gov www nhlbi nih gov National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1731 King St Alexandria VA 22314 Phone 703 837 1500 E mail nhpco_info nhpco org www nhpco org National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20892 Phone 301 496 3583 www niddk nih gov National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke P O Box 5801 Bethesda MD 20824 Phone 1 800 352 9424 toll free www ninds nih org National Institute on Aging Building 31 Room 5C27 31 Center Drive MSC 2292 Bethesda MD 20892 2292 Phone 1 800 222 2225 toll free E mail niainfo mail nih gov www nih gov nia National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street New York NY 10016 Phone 1 800 622 9010 toll free www kidney org National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress 1291 Taylor Street NW Washington DC 20542 Phone 1 800 424 8567 toll free E mail nls loc gov www lcweb loc gov nls National Osteoporosis Foundation 1251 18th St Arlington VA 22202 Phone 1 800 223 2226 toll free www nof org National Stroke Association 9707 East Easter Lane Englewood CO 80112 3747 Phone 1 800 STROKES 787 6537 toll free www stroke org Parkinson s Disease Foundation 1395 Broadway Suite 1509 New York NY 10018 Phone 1 800 457 6676 toll free E mail info pdf org Pension Rights Center 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 206 Washington DC 20036 Phone 202 296 3776 E mail pnsnrights aol com Skin Cancer Foundation 149 Madison Avenue Suite 901 New York NY 10016 Phone 1 800 SKIN 490 754 6490 toll free www skincancer org United Seniors Health Council www unitedseniorshealth org Vision Council 225 Reinekers Ln Suite 700 Alexandria VA 22314 1 866 826 0290 toll free http www thevisioncouncil org Well Spouse Association 63 West Main Street Suite 14 Freehold NJ 07728 Phone 1 800 838 0879 toll free E mail info wellspouse org www wellspouse org Find additional and expanded information at www seniorgotoguide com U S Social Security Administration National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 5601 Fishers Lane Bethesda MD 20892 6612 Phone 866 284 4107 toll free E mail niaidoc nih gov www niaid nih gov The Social Security Administration is a federal government agency and has offices around the country Information from the SSA can be obtained by calling 1 800 772 1213 or by contacting one of the Connecticut offices which include National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20892 2290 Phone 301 402 4261 E mail nidcrinfo mail nih gov www nidcr nih gov Bridgeport 3885 Main St 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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65 Photo Credits for Cover Story Lucerne Courtesy of KRJDA Anthony Stow House Courtesy of Milford Mirror East Haven Green By DEP369 at the English language Wikipedia CC BY SA 3 0 https commons wikimedia org w index php curid 16575068 Bryan Andrew House Courtesy of Sol Silverstein Ward Heitmann House Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4 0 International https creativecommons org licenses by sa 4 0 deed en license Thomas Darling House Courtesy of Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society Rising Sun Tavern House Courtesy of the Iversons and North Haven Historical Society John Barker House Courtesy of Robert Beaumont A L Pelton House Courtesy of Meriden Historical Society Judges Cave Photo is in public domain We extend a special thanks to everyone who helped make the Senior GO TO Guide possible especially Danelle Feeley Administrative Assistant Mayor s Office East Haven Karen F Kipfer Director of Community Relations Milford Hospital Milford Sol Silverstein Orange Historical Society Orange Bruce George Director Hagaman Memorial Library East Haven Rosemary J Kristie Administrative Assistant Senior Center Milford Denise Stein Elderly Outreach Worker Orange Fawn Gillespie Reference Services Librarian Hagaman Memorial Library East Haven Elizabeth Simpson Administrative Assistant Department of Human Services Milford Robert Beaumont Wallingford Historical Society Wallingford Robert Petrucelli MPA Director Social Services Department East Haven Migdalia Castro Director of Elderly Services New Haven Suzanne Burbage Coordinator Elderly Services Department Hamden Katie Fischer Yale New Haven Health System New Haven Linda Scinto KRJDA Hamden Ellen R Dufour Finance Office North Haven Ethel l Anderson Director West Haven Regional Adult Day Center West Haven Valerie Goodkin Executive Assistant to the First Selectman North Haven Colleen Bailie MLS Executive Director Public Library System West Haven Julie Hulten North Haven Historical Society North Haven Sharon Mancini Director Department of Elderly Services West Haven Edward J Swinkoski Director Department of Community Services and Recreation North Haven Pamela Redmond Public Affairs Office VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Joan Cretella Director Community Services Department Orange Lisa Flaherty Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society Woodbridge Dennis Marsh Senior Services Coordinator Orange Jeanette Glicksman Director The Woodbridge Center Woodbridge Ruth Bosuk Meriden Historical Society Meriden Lea Crown Director Department of Health and Human Services Meriden Rick Liegl Director Meriden Senior Center Meriden Christine Angeli Director Public Library System Milford Jill K Dion Editor Milford Mirror Milford Janice M Jackson Executive Director Senior Center Milford William W Dickinson Jr Mayor Wallingford William Viola Jr Executive Director Senior Center Wallingford Mary E Shaw Secretary to the Board of Selectmen Orange Thanks also to everyone who is helping to distribute copies of the Guide Publisher Thomas Gerrity Design Paula R Soli Advertising Sales Jennifer VanGele Editorial Research Associate Peter J O Connell Web Master Sirvydas Vebra Distribution Dave Chirico This Guide is intended to assist senior citizens older adults and their families in obtaining information about products and services of interest However because of the constant changing and updating of information contained herein it is not possible to guarantee complete accuracy of all the information or the complete absence of errors or omissions The publisher therefore does not assume liability for any inaccuracy errors or omissions in the information nor assume any liability for inaccurate or misleading information or errors or omissions contained in advertisements in this Guide Published annually by The Merrill Anderson Co Inc Stratford CT 06614 Copyright 2017 by The Merrill Anderson Co Inc All rights reserved

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66 Index PROFESSIONALS BUSINESSES AND SERVICES Bath Remodeling Bath Planet of Connecticut 19 32 The Village at Kensington Place 37 inside back cover The Village at Mariner s Point 37 inside back cover The Village at South Farms 37 inside back cover Mary Wade 9 37 Dentists Seacrest Retirement Center 38 back cover Brush Floss Dental Center 32 Tower One Tower East 37 38 Lighthouse Dental Care 13 32 Meslin Pediatric Family Dentistry inside front cover 32 Mogelof Dental Group 11 32 Hearing Specialists Hearing Balance and Speech Center 3 33 Elder Care Counseling Robert J Hurley LCSW DCSW 37 38 Home Care Home Health Care Comfort Keepers 38 Griswold Home Care 4 5 38 Landscape Design Tree Masonry Services KeepMeHome 38 39 Riccio Landscaping and Tree Service LLC 15 33 Mary Wade at Home 9 38 Personal Response Systems Visiting Angels 7 39 Masonicare At Home 33 Hospice Care Poetry Presentation Mary Wade 9 39 What the Great Poets Had to Say About Aging Respite Care and the Last of Life 33 Mary Wade 9 39 Veterans Services Short term Rehabilitation USA Veterans Combat Group 33 Mary Wade 9 39 CAREGIVERS RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES Skilled Nursing Adult Day Programs Weekend and Medical Transportation Mary Wade 9 36 SUNSET SHORES ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTERS 36 Alzheimer s Care Mary Wade 9 36 Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities BENCHMARK SENIOR LIVING Academy Point at Mystic 36 inside back cover The Atrium at Rocky Hill 36 inside back cover Benchmark at Hamden 36 inside back cover Mary Wade 9 39 Mary Wade 9 40 LEGAL INSURANCE REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS Attorneys Kevin Kelly Associates Attorneys at Law 41 Knott Knott LLC Attorneys 41 Banks People s United Bank 41 42 The Milford Bank 41 42 Benchmark at Split Rock 36 inside back cover Real Estate Carriage Green at Milford 36 inside back cover Laureen Kennedy Coldwell Banker 25 42 Coachman Square at Woodbridge 36 inside back cover Linda Lang Bankowski REALTOR 25 42 Crescent Point at Niantic 36 inside back cover CEMETERIES AND FUNERAL HOMES Edgehill 36 inside back cover Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull 36 inside back cover Funeral Homes Ridgefield Crossings 36 inside back cover Gregory F Doyle Funeral Home 17 42 River Ridge at Avon 37 inside back cover The Village at Brookfield Common 37 inside back cover The Village at Buckland Court 37 inside back cover The Village at East Farms 37 inside back cover

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67 Setting the Benchmark in Senior Living Founded in 1997 Benchmark Senior Living is proud to be the largest senior living provider in the Northeast With more than 50 communities guided by pride passion and purpose we help seniors live well Call one of our Connecticut communities today to SCHEDULE YOUR PERSONAL LUNCHEON AND TOUR Academy Point at Mystic Assisted Living Memory Care 20 Academy Lane Mystic 860 536 1133 The Atrium at Rocky Hill Memory Care 1160 Elm Street Ext Rocky Hill 860 563 5588 Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden Assisted Living Memory Care 35 Hamden Hills Drive Hamden 203 248 1864 Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock Assisted Living Memory Care 708A Bridgeport Avenue Shelton 203 301 8866 Carriage Green at Milford Assisted Living Memory Care 77 Plains Road Milford 203 874 4408 Coachman Square at Woodbridge Assisted Living Memory Care 21 Bradley Road Woodbridge 203 397 7544 Crescent Point at Niantic Assisted Living Memory Care 417 Main Street Niantic 860 451 9094 Edgehill Lifecare Continuing Care Retirement Community 122 Palmers Hill Road Stamford 203 323 2323 Middlebrook Farms at Trumbull Assisted Living Memory Care 2750 Reservoir Avenue Trumbull 203 268 2400 Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings The Village at East Farms River Ridge at Avon The Village at Kensington Place The Village at Brookfield Common The Village at Mariner s Point The Village at Buckland Court The Village at South Farms Assisted Living Memory Care 640 Danbury Road Ridgefield 203 431 2255 Assisted Living Memory Care 101 Bickford Extension Avon 860 677 2155 Assisted Living Memory Care 246A Federal Road Brookfield 203 885 7460 Assisted Living Memory Care 432 Buckland Road South Windsor 860 644 7366 Assisted Living Memory Care 180 Scott Road Waterbury 203 721 7998 Assisted Living Memory Care 511 Kensington Avenue Meriden 203 599 0528 Assisted Living Memory Care 111 South Shore Drive East Haven 203 467 0067 Assisted Living Memory Care 645 Saybrook Road Middletown 860 344 8788 To learn more visit www BenchmarkSeniorLiving com our communities W W W B E N C H M A R K S E N I O R L I V I N G C O M

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