AGING SERVICES: Extreme cold weather and winter conditions hit Connecticut.

Governor Malloy Extends State's Severe Cold Weather Protocol through Next Monday. Read the press release.

The winter season can be dangerous for many residents of Connecticut. The cold itself and slippery road conditions are factors that push many to make the decision to remain in their homes for the season. Keeping heat and food in the home are critical to assuring our loved ones remain safe. The resources below may be able to help.

Shelter Resources:
  • Individuals who are in need of shelter or warming centers should call 2-1-1 to find the facility closest to their area. 
Tips and Resources for keeping warm:
For more printable guides on preparing for other types of emergencies visit the American Red Cross Tools and Resource page.
Remember the winter walkways can be slippery so take caution anywhere you go. Prepare yourself or your loved ones with these winter walking tips.

Heating Assistance:
  • Department of Social Services Energy Assistance Unit provides heating assistance to income eligible households with heating sources such as oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and wood pellets. Visit their website for the local Community Action Agency serving your area.
Food Assistance:
  • The Elderly Nutrition Program offers meals in the home and at congregate meal sites to eligible individuals. Funding made possible by the State Department on Aging. Contact your local nutrition provider or Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-994-9422 for more information.   
  • Eligible residents can receive assistance paying for food from the Department of Social Services through the Supplemental, Nutrition, Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • Call 2-1-1 for a listing of soup kitchens or food banks.

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