Learn about programs and services that improve quality of life and wellbeing for seniors and their caregivers.
These links will take you to 211CT.org, where you can refine your search by town.
Programs and organizations that provide counseling and mental health services for different needs.
Provides referrals to local chaplains for bereavement counseling and support or for pastoral counseling.
State funded local mental health authority provides community based mental health services to adults with serious psychiatric disabilities or the co-occurring disorders of psychiatric illness and substance use.
Trained volunteers make regular visits to older residents who are homebound and in need of companionship.
These programs provide telephone calls to the homebound.disabled and elderly to provide reassurance and improve quality of life.
Outreach programs that assist seniors by providing information about services, referrals to the services they need and to assist with benefit applications.
These organizations advocate, fund, and coordinate programs for elderly and caregivers.
Each of Connecticut's 169 towns has a Municipal Agent and/or Social Service Department available to help older adults understand the programs and benefits available to them.
Learn about organizations and agencies that advocate for seniors in.
Alzeheimer's Association support group focusing on the needs of LGBT caregivers. For caregivers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
LGBT and straight ally adults ages 24+ are matched with LGBT youth ages 12 through 22 for mentoring. Mentors and mentorees participate in group meetings, field trips and other planned activities.
Programs that helps seniors with minor repairs and chores around the house and handicap accessibility modifications.
Rebuilds and repairs homes for low income home owners for elderly.
Day programs that provide meals, therapeutic recreation, social supports and assistance with daily living skills for seniors with disabilities or memory impaired individuals.
Support groups for Individuals caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease, Dementia and related disorders.
Offers temporary living arrangements for dependent adults to provide a period of relief for the regular caregiver.
These programs offer information and support to caregivers.
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services(DMHAS) provides consultations and education, outreach and visits to homes and nursing homes. Age-specific weekly substance abuse group therapy is available throughout the state.
The Women's Center provide free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including women, men, and children along with various support groups and workshops.
For extensive resources for home care, companions and other in home assistance programs, visit our Aging in Place page.
To find out what types of benefits you qualify for to get the services you need, visit our Health Insurance & Benefits page.
Visit your town's Senior Center page to learn about local resources.
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders. SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
The country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
Visit our Caregiver Resources page for many resources and support programs for caregivers.
Directory of respite programs throughout Connecticut. These programs provide temporary relief for caregivers.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
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