Current News & Stories
Read about our recent accomplishments and the work of our community partners.
Angel Grant Received from Tufts Health Plan Foundation
AOASCC was one of 40 nonprofits given donations in honor of Tufts Health Plan’s 40th anniversary.
Changes to Immigration Admissibility Guidelines
With new guidelines being put in place on October 15th, the National Council on Aging has provided resources from Protecting Immigrant Families to help clarify the impact of these changes.
The Older Americans Act is set to expire on September 30
Your voice is needed! Support these vital services for older adults.
Caring for Caregivers
We recently saw two of our staff graduate as trainers for the Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) workshop series. Read why they think this training is beneficial.
Connecting with Veterans
AOASCC staff were out & about in June!
SMP highlighted by the North Haven Advisor
The recent training for new Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers received kudos.
Help Kids Become Great Readers!
Does this sound like you? Excellent reading skills, a love of reading, to enjoy being with young children, patience, flexibility, an open mind, creativity and dedication
Genetic Testing Scams
It has come to the attention of the SMP staff that some new and nasty genetic testing scams are being offered to our Seniors. Throughout the country these scams are becoming more frequent and the scammers are using new and alarming techniques.
Be Aware of Increasing Scams
Annual CHOICES New Counselor/Team Member Training
By volunteering with CHOICES, you can become an integral member of the growing effort to educate the community about Medicare and other programs that can help beneficiaries with their out of pocket medical costs. There is no cost for community volunteers.
Workshop Series for Family Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free self-care education program for family caregivers, designed to provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiving challenges you face.
Want to Leave a Legacy? Be a Mentor
Why Experience Corps fits so well with our mission to help older adults remain independent and connected in the community.
Stand Up and Be an Agent of Change!
You can stand up to ageism by joining a growing movement in Connecticut to "Stop Ageism Now". If you are willing to become an advocate for change in the way we treat older adults, please take the pledge!
Are You Part of the Aging Network?
Find out about the Interagency Council.
Person Centered Counseling (PCC) Training
Do you provide assistance to individuals or caregivers who are exploring options for long term care? Get the tools you need through this 20 hour online & in-person training series.
New Medicare Cards - What you need to know
The Connecticut Senior Medicare Patrol has received reports of fraudulent calls. Please spread the word that calls are not being made to beneficiaries about the new cards.
Help Students become Great Readers
Information sessions are being held for individuals interested in volunteering with Experience Corps.
The Federal Farm Bill will be reauthorized in September. Your advocacy is needed to ensure that SNAP is protected for those that rely on this benefit to buy groceries each month, including 4.8 millions older adults.
Who remembers having a Pen Pal?
Whether on notebook paper or beautiful stationary, the importance of receiving a letter was always what was inside. It could be the answers to your questions or details of adventures or plans to see one another. This same excitement remains the same with two Pen Pal Projects coordinated by our RSVP Volunteer Program.
Seeking Professionals & Volunteers to Lead Live Well Diabetes Workshops
Do you want to help individuals feel more in control and build their self confidence in managing their lives with Diabetes? Receive everything you need to be a successful leader of this evidence-based and nationally recognized program.
The Art of Aging - Meet Joan
“I am delighted to have joined other seniors to find a fulfilling hobby as well as many wonderful friends to be with on a weekly basis.”
Celebrating Our Volunteers
In January the RSVP and Experience Corps programs held an Appreciation Luncheon. It was wonderful to witness perfect strangers who have so much in common - the willingness to give to others! There were volunteers from every aspect of service; from Friendly Visitors and Money Managers to tutors, knitters and pen pals.
Live Well- Diabetes Self-Management (DSMP) Workshops Announced
Two six-week workshops will be held this spring. Check out our Wellness & Exercise page for more information.
For more information about Live Well upcoming workshops being offered statewide as well as leader trainings, please visit http://cthealthyliving.org/
Funding Available for Organizations Providing Community-Based Services
All public agencies, private non-profit or proprietary incorporated agencies serving towns within the twenty towns of south central Connecticut are invited to apply for Title III funding.