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.
-Persons aged 18 & over living with disabilities
-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
- 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
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
-Center for Disability Rights - 764 Campbell Ave., West Haven
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
-Western CT Area Agency on Aging - 84 Progress Lane, Waterbury
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
-North Central CT Area Agency on Aging - 151 New Park Ave., Hartford
-Connecticut Community Care, Inc. - 100 Great Meadow Rd. Wethersfield
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
-Access Independence- 80 Ferry Blvd. #205, Stratford
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
-Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut - 19 Ohio Ave., Norwich
-Connecticut Community Care, Inc. - 108 New Park Ave., Franklin
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 Patricia Richardson, Statewide ADRC Coordinator, at (860) 424-5698 or by e-mail at Patricia.Richardson@ct.gov.