Connecting with Veterans
AOASCC staff were out & about in June!
Read about our recent accomplishments and the work of our community partners.
AOASCC staff were out & about in June!
The recent training for new Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers received kudos.
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
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.
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.
Why Experience Corps fits so well with our mission to help older adults remain independent and connected in the community.
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!
Find out about the Interagency Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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/
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.
In October about 100 families came to Connecticut after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria and our volunteers stepped up to help.
The state Department of Social Services today announced that in response to concerns raised by beneficiaries, advocates and legislators, it will slow down the implementation of eligibility reductions in the ‘Medicare Savings Programs’ contained in the bipartisan budget.
In response to concerns raised by beneficiaries, advocates and legislators, the Department of Social Services, will slow down the implementation of eligibility reductions - but the future is still uncertain. Your voice needs to be heard.
Assistance for lower Valley residents is available through TEAM, Inc.
Eighth graders are getting to know veterans through a pen pal project.
AOASCC's TEARS, Elder Abuse Conference, was selected as an Aging Innovations Award Recipient. Kudos to Dr. Beverly Kidder and her staff in the Aging and Disability Center!