AGING SERVICES: Aging and Disability Resource Centers in CT

Aging and Disability Resource Centers in CT

 
 
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Connecticut's Aging & Disability Resource Centers are known as "Community Choices."
 
 
Who we are.
Community Choices is a powerful information hub linking older adults, persons living with disabilities, and caregivers in Connecticut to the services and supports they seek.  Our dedicated staff can connect you to everything from a name and phone number to more detailed information regarding community services through activites such as benefit screening, options counseling, and care transitions. 
 
Who we can support.
   -Older adults
   -Persons aged 18 & over living with disabilities
   -Caregivers
   -Persons who want help communicating their needs
   -Persons planning for future long term care needs
   -Persons who want help navigating a complex system of federal, state, and local programs.
 
How we can support.
Our dedicated staff and information specialists have experience in a number of different areas.  Community Choices offers:
  • Options Counseling
  • Short Term Care Management
  • Care Transitions
  • Application Assistance
  • Decision Support
  • Follow-up
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Benefits Screening
  • Information & Assistance
We can also connect you with services such as:
  • Adult Day Care
  • Disability Services
  • Elder Abuse Prevention
  • Employment, Financial, Housing and Equipment assistance
  • In-home Services
  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health / Substance Abuse Services
  • Transportation
  • Nutrition
Ask us about these services to learn more!  Find the path you need to what you want with Community Choices. 
 
 
 
Contact Community Choices by calling 1-800-994-9422 or visiting a local Community Choices office as detailed below:
 
 
South Central Community Choices:
-Agency on Aging of South Central CT - 1 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven
                  (203)785-8533      www.aoapartnerships.org
 
-Center for Disability Rights - 764 Campbell Ave., West Haven
                  (203)934-7077      www.cdr-ct.org
 
Community Choices of South Central CT serves the following towns: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, North Branford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. 
 
 
Western Community Choices:
-Independence Northwest - 1183 New Haven Rd. #200, Naugatuck
               (203)729-3299      www.independencenorthwest.org
 
-Western CT Area Agency on Aging - 84 Progress Lane, Waterbury
               (203)757-5449      www.wcaaa.org
 
The Western CT Community Choices serves the following towns: Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winsted, Wolcott and Woodbury 
 
 
North Central Community Choices:
-Independence Unlimited - 151 New Park Ave., Hartford
               (860)523-5021   www.independenceunlimited.org
         
-North Central CT Area Agency on Aging - 151 New Park Ave., Hartford
               (860)724-6443   www.ncaaact.org
 
-Connecticut Community Care, Inc. - 100 Great Meadow Rd. Wethersfield
               (860)257-1503 x4369    www.ctcommunitycare.org
 
The North Central Community Choices serves the following towns: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks.
 
 
Southwestern Community Choices:
-Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging - 10 Middle Street, Bridgeport
                  (203)333-9288   www.swcaa.org
 
-Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County - 80 Ferry Blvd. #210, Stratford
                  (203)378-6977   www.drfcf.org
 
The Southwestern Community Choices serves the following towns: Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton.
 
 
Eastern Community Choices:
-Senior Resources - 19 Ohio Ave., Norwich
                     (860)887-3561   www.seniorresourcesec.org
 
-Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut - 19 Ohio Ave., Norwich
                     (860)823-1898   www.dnec.org
 
-Connecticut Community Care, Inc. - 108 New Park Ave., Franklin
                     (860)885-2960   www.ctcommunitycare.org
 
The Eastern Community Choices serves towns in New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham counties.
 
 
 
Looking for Long Term Care resources?
**If you are interested in information currently available to both the Aging and Disabled communities on long term care planning, please refer to the State's Long Term Care Services & Supports / ADRC website at: www.ct.gov/longtermcare
 
 
 
Want more information on Community Choices?  Follow the topic specific links listed below for more information:
 
  • If you are interested in going to a local Community Choices office - you can view photographs of these offices so you know if you are in the right place. 
 
  • If you are interested in viewing photos of each Community Choices Grand Opening Celebration you can select the link below.
 
  • If you are interested in learning about the history and development of Aging & Disability Resource Centers, including grant funding opportunities, the Statewide ADRC Committee and other Workgroups, and sample meeting agendas in CT you can select the link below.
 
  • If you are interested in learning about the Care Transition activities of Community Choices you can select the link below.
 
  • If you are interested in learning about Recognition Community Choices has received or media about Community Choices you can select the link below.
 
 
  • If you are interested in learning about the Connecticut ADRC 5 Year Plan:
 
 
 
 
For more information or questions on Community Choices, including volunteer and internship opportunities, please call Melissa Morton, Statewide ADRC Coordinator, at (860)424-5286 or by e-mail at melissa.morton@ct.gov. 


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