Mansfield Public Library
Location: Mansfield, CT
Contacts: Peggy McCarthy
The mission of Mansfield Library is to provide access to materials and information which enhance and enrich the lives of Mansfield residents.
Part of this mission includes providing information and education to help our patrons continue to live and learn independently in our community. One of the added contributions to our service is our presence as a hub of information and access to MyPlaceCT.org. We facilitate the use of this resource as well as all our other available resources and services through the assistance of trained library personnel.
Agency on Aging, South Central CT
Location: New Haven, CT
Contacts: Jane Wisialowski
The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AOASCC), is a nonprofit organization providing assistance for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The Agency operates primarily using Older American’s Act funding and other federal and state grants to assist those who meet criteria for each of the many programs.
Recently, more inquiries are coming from individuals who do not qualify for many of the “low income” programs. Recognizing an increasing need to help our aging population remain independent and living in their community for as long as possible, the Agency has expanded its business specifically for all individuals who need services, including those who have income but have trouble finding help.
To help, the Agency is offering two important resources. AOASCC serves as a My Place CT Partner, using the My Place CT website and eligibility tools. For services, the agency has developed a one-stop website for aging in place called CareNetworkLink.org. This new nonprofit service offers a wide range of choices and ensures that all the companies in the network are trustworthy, quality focused with well-trained employees. Membership is free and offers discounts from the providers in the network. Whether it is housekeeping, personal care, meal delivery, chores or modifications to make your home safer, Care Network Link has the trustworthy providers to take care of your needs.
Connecticut State Library
Location: Hartford, CT
Contacts: Dawn Lavalle, Director, Division of Library Development
The Connecticut State Library’s mission is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. The Connecticut State Library (CSL) has also been instrumental in developing local libraries as My Place CT Partners.
As an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for CT citizens, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of state government. The State Library also serves students, researchers, public libraries and town governments throughout the state. The Division of Library Development (DLD) provides leadership, funding, education, and statewide services that enhance a local library's ability to deliver high-quality library service to their community.
For instance, the Connecticut State Library's Health Literacy Initiative is one of the Division of Library Development (DLD) Strategic Focus Plan’s "Seven Literacies" — a key element of the Division's Five Year Plan. The initiative consists of strategic partnerships; ongoing health webinar offerings; professional development workshops, and online health and wellness resources. These are offered via the Health Literacy in Libraries LibGuide and through Resources for the Public. CSL’s health resources are available directly to the general public online and in person at the State Library in Hartford.
The Health Literacy Initiative began in 2015 with a DLD Health Literacy Fair and has since evolved into a health program series directed to the public, academic, school and special libraries we serve. Librarians implement programs and workshops in their respective communities, often developing strategic partnerships with their local health organizations. My Place CT is a key strategic partnership for the Division of Library Development and the 169 principal public libraries served.
Newtown Youth & Family Services
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Contacts: Daryl Might, Case manager
Thanks to Newtown Youth & Family Services’ new case manager, Daryl Might, local residents have help finding information and services via the My Place CT website. In addition, Daryl offers support through Empower Together for victims of elder abuse. Daryl’s service to the community recently caught the eye of the local newspaper, the Newtown Bee, which ran an article about his role as a My Place CT Partner helping people live independently in the community.
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