Aging Services Division Hosts Connecticut's First Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Planning Meeting!
On Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 the State Unit on Aging hosted a planning meeting at The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate in Middletown to kick off discussions regarding Aging and Disability Resource Centers, also known as ADRCs, coming to Connecticut.
Greg Case, Acting Director of the Center for Planning and Policy Development, Administration on Aging, presented an overview and introduction to ADRCs and a preliminary introduction to various ADRC model types.
Carrie Blakeway of the Lewin Group presented on ADRC models, their variations, successful partnerships and lessons learned.
By the conclusion of the meeting a wide array of topics were covered as they pertain to the inception of ADRCs in Connecticut.
In follow-up to the initial ADRC meeting, the State Unit on Aging (SUA) applied for and was selected to receive funding from the Administration on Aging for the Nursing Home Diversion Modernization grant.
In addition, a Statewide ADRC Committee was created and now meets on a regular basis. These meetings are open to anyone interested in following the development of ADRCs in Connecticut.
Statewide ADRC Committee Meeting Agendas and Meeting Summaries:
Additional ADRC Workgroups include:
-ADRC Operating Protocol Workgroup
-ADRC Planning Workgroup
-ADRC State Agency Stakeholder Workgroup
-ADRC Private Pay Workgroup
-ADRC Training Workgroup
-ADRC Marketing Materials Workgroup
-ADRC Data & Outcomes Workgroup
-South Central Community Choices Workgroup
-South Central Community Choices Council
-Western Community Choices Workgroup
-Western Community Choices Council
-North Central Community Choices Workgroup
-North Central Community Choices Council
**If you are interested in joining a workgroup, please contact the Statewide ADRC Coordinator at (860)424-5862.
In a continued effort to expand and foster the development of Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Connecticut, the Aging Services Division applied for and received the Administration on Aging's 2009 ADRC Grant.
In effort to continue and expand Community Choices the CT State Unit on Aging applied for and received the following grant funding opportunities from the Administration on Aging & Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2010:
-ADRC Evidence Based Care Transition Grant
-ADRC Options Counseling Grant
-Medicare Improvement for Patients & Providers Act Grant
**If you are interested in volunteering or interning for Community Choices please contact the Statewide ADRC Coordinator at (860) 424-5286 to learn more.