AGING SERVICES: Welcome from the Commissioner

Welcome to the State Department on Aging

Our department focuses on the needs of Connecticut’s older adults, families, caregivers,
and advocates.

While not all state programs for seniors are administered by the State Department on Aging, we work to focus and coordinate the state’s efforts and to connect you with resources that can help improve and support you and your quality of life. We want you to be well-informed of the range of supports that are available, equipped to advocate on your own behalf and prepared with resources for assistance when needed.

We hope we can help make a difference in your life, or the life of a loved one. As the Department continues to grow and adapt to the changing needs of our residents, we need to hear your ideas and suggestions. Please contact me at any time. 
Elizabeth B. Ritter
State Department on Aging

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Commissioner Ritter sits in on Round Table Discussion with Senator Chris Murphy

On November 22, 2016 Senator Chris Murphy led a round table discussion at Mary Wade Home in New Haven. The conversation centered around relevant research and what is being done to combat Alzheimer's Disease and the resources available for those caring for their loved ones with dementia.

{Commissioner Ritter and Senator Murphy at table}

Commissioner Ritter attends Cornerstone Ceremony in Stonington

The Cornerstone Ceremony, in which Freemasons dedicate the cornerstone of a building under construction, dates back hundreds of years. The U.S. Capitol building, the Denver Airport and the Bulkely Bridge in Hartford are among thousands of structures with ceremonial cornerstones.

Photo: (Left to Right) Most Worshipful Grand Master Gail N. Smith from the Masons; Susan Adams, Vice President Alliance Integration - Masonicare; Commissioner Ritter; and State Representative Al Adinolfi

{group of four in front of podium}

Commissioner Ritter (right) with Judith Moeckel (center) and Eric Rodko, Executive Dir. St. Luke's (left).

On April 22, 2016 Commissioner Ritter attended the 2nd Annual Gatekeeper Conference hosted by St. Luke's Community Services. Judith Moeckel was awarded the 2016 Catherine M. Rees Volunteer Excellence Award in recognition of 12 years of volunteer service. Judy helps those who may otherwise be isolated by serving as a visitor, grocery shopper and driver.

{Volunteer recognition award}

Commissioner Ritter discusses State Department on Aging Services
with State Rep. John Hampton

Commissioner Ritter tours University of Connecticut’s Center on Aging

Photo: Left to right, Commissioner Ritter, Dr. Gail Sullivan and Dr. George Kuchel. 

{Commissioner sitting down with UCONN staff}                                                                    

Commissioner Ritter speaks at AARP's Volunteer Leadership meeting in Hartford.

{Commissioner talking with AARP volunteers}

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