Agency on Aging

Community Programs Funded by AOASCC

October 2020-2021

The following agencies receive grants from AOASCC through Federal Older Americans Act funding to provide services for individuals 60 years of age or older.

Community Support Services

Community Health Center, Inc., Mericare Senior Dental Program
Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
CHCI utilizes Title III funding to ensure that the seniors in the communities it serves have access to high quality dental care.

Bridges Healthcare Inc, Case Management for Older Populations
Milford, Orange and West Haven
Bridges is a private, non-profit behavioral health agency that provides services for clients at multiple sites (including Senior Centers). Bridges is a CT designated Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) and an Enhanced Care Clinic by the Connecticut Behavioral health partnership.  They provide services that are person-centered, dynamic and recovery-oriented to empower individuals through education and advocacy to lead healthy, meaningful and productive lives.

TEAM, Inc., Elderly Family Support Specialist
Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Woodbridge
TEAM, Inc intends to provide Elderly Support Specialist Services to seniors who require additional support in their home. The program is aimed at  residents who require intensive, holistic case management to meet multiple needs and/or have vulnerability factors or increasing needs that may negatively impact their safety or welfare.

BH Care, Inc., Cherish Program
Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven and Woodbridge
Elder abuse and neglect are a serious issue in communities throughout the country. The CHERISH (Caring Home for Elderly Receiving Insight, Safety and Support) program to fight the problem of elder abuse.  CHERISH provides domestic violence services tailored for the elderly, including safe shelter services at assisted living facilities.

Monitor My Health, Healthy Senior 2021
East Haven, North Haven, New Haven and West Haven
Make the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) accessible to low-income residents who have or at risk for prediabetes.  Increase the number of at-risk residents of New Haven County who participate in the DPP screening program

Transportation

Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers GNH, Friendly Visiting Plus Transportation
Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
IVCG provides transportation services for medical appointments Monday - Friday.

Mary Wade, Medical Transportation Program
East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven and West Haven
Mary Wade provides medical transportation to low-income, aging adults who are most in need of rides for medical and dental appointments because they are unable to afford either taxi or public transportation and/or are ineligible for the Connecticut Medicaid NON-EMERGENCY medical Transportation (NEMT) program.

Meriden Senior Center, Medical Transportation
Meriden and Wallingford
Meriden Senior Center provides provide an affordable option to meet the needs of senior citizens for transportation to medical appointments. The primary objective of the program is to meet the medical transportation needs of older people in Meriden and Wallingford.  

TEAM, Inc, Voluntary Caregivers
Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton,
Services include: Friendly visiting, shopping for clients, telephone reassurance, transportation and escort to medical appointments and errands. Handy work and yard work, snow shoveling and sanding along with mail correspondence assistance.

TEAM, Inc., Medical Transportation
Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton
TEAM, Inc. provides medical transportation through a contract  with the Valley Transit District (VTD).  This specialized service provides curb-to-curb safe and affordable access to medical appointments/treatments and the pharmacy for those without an alternate means of transportation.

Adult Day Center

Clelian Center
Ansonia, Bethany, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge
Clelian Center members receive assistance with activities of daily living provided by our professional and compassionate nursing staff by promoting a maximum level of functioning and independence.

East Shore Regional Adult Day Center, Inc. DBA Orchard House Medical Adult Day
Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, and West Haven
Programs offered by the Orchard House include, but are not limited to: medical services, transportation services, art therapy, music appreciation, support groups, book discussions, religious services, intergenerational programs with area schools, pet therapy, horticultural program, exercise, arts and crafts to name a few.

Mary Wade
Branford, East Haven, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, West Haven
The Mary Wade (Mary Wade) Adult Day Center (ADC) operates seven days a week and utilizes a medical model. ADC clients receive medical evaluation, monitoring and have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of recreational activities

In-Home Services

Communication Advocacy Network, Deaf Elderly Services
Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge
CAN matches deaf elderly client's with CSP's to assist them with home repair, chore services shopping services or homemaking services.  The CSP's are also deaf and communicate through ASL (American Sign Language).  The visits also serve as companionship for the often isolated deaf elderly.

Franciscan Family Care Center, Inc., The Promoting Independence of Elders
Meriden and Wallingford
Personal, in-home visits that develop supportive relationships with clients represent the backbone of the PIE Program

TEAM, Inc., Adult Incontinence Products
Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton
TEAM, Inc. will provide Adult Incontinence Products to senior residents who require supplemental adult diapers, wipes and pads. The program is aimed at low-income, frail and minority elderly residents.

TEAM, Inc., Homemaking  
 Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and Woodbridge
 Services provided include: light housekeeping, help with grocery shopping, laundry and running  errands.

 Legal

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge
Provides legal representation to ensure elderly persons have equal access to the judicial process to remedy problems and disputes  To provide referrals to attorneys at either no cost, if the client is eligible for legal services, or at a reasonable cost, for those well above our normal income and asset guidelines..

Connecticut Veteran Legal Center, Removing Legal Barriers
Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven,Woodbridge
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center will provide free legal representation to veterans aged 60 and over who are income qualified (veterans who earn less than 150% of the federal poverty guideline).

Family Caregiver Support

Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge
Core services for relative caregivers include a monthly support group, educational programs, respite opportunities, information and referral, and occasional advocacy.