As a way to introduce everyone to the other members, the FrontLines newsletter will profile three to four Partners each quarter. This issue, we’re starting with some Partners who have been forging connections in their communities.
Age Well Community Council of Danbury (formerly Aging in Place Council of Danbury):
The Age Well Community Council of Danbury is a unique collaboration of representatives from government, business, philanthropy, nonprofit and other organizations dedicated to a community where people can grow older (and care for others) in ways that are relevant, healthy and meaningful to individuals, cultures and the larger community.
The Council manages the AgeWellCT.org website, a resource to promote healthy aging and strong community connections in western Connecticut.
Kim Turner-Haugabrook, Leeway
Location: New Haven, CT
Contacts: Heidi Gil and Kimberly Turner-Haugabrook
Leeway, a leader in HIV/AIDS care since 1995, through the funding and collaboration with Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (DSS), is building on its commitment to fill the need for specialized care and services to those individuals most in need. Leeway is also a CT “right-sizing” partner, helping to create the infrastructure that enables more people to live in the community.
Together with a diverse group of New Haven’s community stakeholders, Leeway is co-creating a Community Living Model. The purpose of this initiative is to support personalized, positive change for individuals living with multiple chronic diseases by transforming the way care management services are delivered and how health and wellness services are integrated in the community. The goal is ultimately to ensure New Haven residents can choose to live wherever they want to live for as long as they live.
The mission of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center is to improve the well-being of boomers, older adults and adults with disabilities in the Town of Newington. We define well-being across eight dimensions, including physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, social, purpose, environmental and intellectual, and use this as a framework to provide an array of activities, information and services. Working with other town departments, state agencies, community-based organizations and service providers, we impact the lives of more than 3,000 people a year.