How to Search Available Connecticut Senior Services for
Your Aging Parents
Connecticut senior services cover a wide range of options. It's
important to explore what's available as you continue
conversations with your aging parents about the future. Knowing what's
possible will help your plans for financial, health and housing
futures be more creative.
The CT State Attorney General's Office continues to update information for the protection of older adults. The
Senior Issues Page
provides information on current scams and fraud alerts -- such as the
driveway paving scam, driving accident scams, or telemarketing fraud.
Department of Social Services - Aging Services Division:
Programs Serving Older Adults
Provides a wide range of programs from Aging Services Division,
Caregiving, Employment, Health Insurance, Housing Options -- like a
Homeshare program for matching single senior adults who have a home or
don't want to live alone or Reverse Annuity Mortgages.
Other Connecticut senior services include:Cash Assistance - programs for help with medical or basic living expenses
Connecticut Energy Assistance Program - offers heating assistance during the winter
Connecticut Home Care Program - CHCPE helps eligible clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home.
- helps older adults and people with disabilities afford the cost of
most prescription medicines as well as insulin and insulin syringes
ConnTRANS- gives help for the costs related to having a transplant
Elder Abuse - Social Work:
Connecticut senior services provide social workers on staff in 12
regional offices and a Central Office that provide direct social work
services to eligible State citizens. Direct Service Social Work Programs
Acquired Brain Injury Waiver/Community Based
Services/Conservator of Person/Conservator of Estate/Family Social Work
Services/Family Support Grant/Guaranteed Security Deposit/Individual
Services/Long Term Care Investigations/Personal Care Assistance
Waiver/Protective Services for the Elderly
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)distributes food from
the federal government to eligible food banks, food pantries, shelters
and soup kitchens that serve meals and provide household distribution.
These commodities include items such as canned vegetables, fruits, meat,
Food Stamps - The
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people to buy and
eat nutritious food. The modern program was set up in 1971, and
underwent a name change from Food Stamps to the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program in October of 2008.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
- operates in 3 regions, Northern, Western, Southern. Volunteer
Resident Advocate Program. Community volunteers are trained by Ombudsman
staff in resident’s rights, problem solving, interviewing skills,
negotiating, working with nursing home staff, and the health care
system. Also, they provide a non-medical transportation program to
assist nursing home residents in need of social transportation.
- The Department provides medical assistance to low income persons and
people who could otherwise support themselves if not for the fact that
they have excessive health care costs. both state and federally funded
programs are provided.
- This program is designed to safeguard people 60 years and older from
physical, mental and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment and/or
financial abuse and exploitation.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
In the South Central Region and Western Region. They provide
Community Choices call centers if you don't know where to go for help,
believe you have incorrectly been denied benefits, have a service
complaint or need information and/or assistance about these Connecticut
referrals for employment assistance
referrals for care management
help planning for the future
Area Agencies on Aging
Click the link above for a map and links to the 5 regions:
Eastern, Western, North Central, South Central and Southwestern. You
will find a page that lists the towns served in each region as well as
the contact information.
Each AAA receives Federal
Older Americans Act (Title III) funds and State funds that are allocated
to Connecticut senior services providers through a request for proposal
process. AAAs fund the following services:
1. Social Services
2. Nutritional Services
3. Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Services
4. Family Caregivers Support Services
5. Adult Day Care Aide Positions (to provide day care services
to victims of Alzheimers’s Disease and related dementia).
Guide to Services for Senior Citizens of Connecticut
A downloadable comprehensive guide to senior programs and services in Connecticut. PDF file. 60 pp. FREE.
Connecticut Senior Services to State by State Services
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