Meet the Partners

Location: Hartford, CT
Partner: Lee Morgan, Respite Care Manager 
Website: https://www.ncaaact.org/

The North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Hartford, CT, with a mission to help enhance the quality of life for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers in North Central Connecticut by ensuring that they have access to quality and cost-effective services. NCAAA provides information and assistance as well as planning, grants management, and advocacy services to older persons and their caregivers in the 38-town North Central Connecticut region.

LiveWell Dementia Specialist

Location: Plantsville, CT
Partner: Daniel Belonick, Director of Counseling Services
Website: https://livewell.org/

LiveWell Dementia Specialists, formerly the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, opened in 1992 as a nonprofit focused exclusively on caring for individuals at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Today they are care providers, researchers and most of all,  pioneers in dementia care, recognized as one of the most knowledgeable resources for the care of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the nation. We understand the challenges that confront families on this difficult journey and we have developed effective models of care that are respectful, dignified and have compassion at their core.

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Location: Danbury, CT
Partner: Casey Levene, Director of Counseling Services
Website: https://www.uwwesternct.org/

United Way of Western Connecticut serves 15 towns in three distinct communities – Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and the City of Stamford. United Way intends to impact the lives of the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, increase their financial stability and ultimately reduce the number of ALICE households in Western CT.

Location: Fairfield, CT
Partner: Diana McRae, VP, Community Development
Website: http://www.sevenstarshomecare.com/

Seven Stars Home Care Services, LLC is recognized as one of the leading home care agencies in Connecticut, providing quality care in the home. Their hands on approach enables one to remain safely in their home. They provide care for older adults, adults recovering from surgical procedures and children with special needs.

 

Location: Ellington, CT
Partner: Francie Berger, Reference Librarian 
Website: http://library.ellington-ct.gov/

The Hall Memorial Library is a welcoming community resource for all residents seeking reading materials in various formats, research materials for school projects and life-long-learning, items for leisure and entertainment, access to computers and the internet, and great programming for all ages. The friendly staff provides personalized services to aid in research, assist with computer skills or find that just-right book.

Location: Newtown, CT
Partner: Ann LoBosco, Director of Social Services 
Website: https://www.newtown-ct.gov/social-services

It is the mission of Social Services to enhance the quality of life and self-sufficiency of people in need of social and financial services.  The department offers services and referrals as well as assistance applying for local, state and federal social services programs. They are dedicated to providing services with respect, compassion and accountability. The Newtown Center for Support and Wellness is the single point of entry which connects members of the community with wellness resources through a strong referral system and dedicates staff to families and individuals in need.

Location: Hebron, CT
Partner: Sharon Garrard, Senior Services Director/ Municipal Agent for the Elderly 
Website: https://www.hebronct.com/

As one of Connecticut’s fastest growing towns, it offers ample, affordable land and homes for residential and business growth. Hebron’s Central Business District has a full range of support services for the business community including legal, accounting, banking, real estate, word processing, Internet, public relations, marketing and other professional services. A full-service post office and state-of-the-art library are set in the central corridor of the town.

Location: Northford, CT
Partner: Teresa Holabird, Adult Librarian
Website: https://nbranfordlibraries.wixsite.com/home

The Edward Smith Library is one of two public libraries serving the Town of North Branford. Situated in the center of Northford, the library is easily accessible at the Intersections of Routes 17 and 22 and serves as a place where older adults, people with disabilities, and their families can receive help navigating the resources needed to live independently and successfully.

Location: Manchester, CT
Partner: Mary Ann Murray, Director of Residential Services
Website: http://manchesterha.org/

The Manchester Housing Authority was created to develop and operate housing and housing programs for low-income families in the Town of Manchester, CT. The agency’s mission includes promoting personal, economic and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to nonsubsidized housing. The Manchester Housing Authority encourages self-sufficiency while addressing educational, socio-economic, recreational and other human services needs of its residents. The Housing Authority works in conjunction with the Town Human Services Department, state agencies, community-based organizations and service providers to support individuals in their desire to live safely and successfully at home.

Location: Nine Connecticut locations 
Partners: Nancy Becker, Michelle Lavoie, Marc Levesque
Website: https://hhcseniorservices.org/locations/center-for-healthy-aging

 

The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, part of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, offers a broad spectrum of services including free information, assessments and referrals to community resources with the goal of maximizing the lives of seniors and their caregivers. The Center’s service lines include resource coordination, dementia specialist, transition care nursing and geriatric care management. The Center helps older adults who want to remain as healthy and independent as possible in the most appropriate environment. The Center also helps connect families and caregivers with resources and assistance that can support their loved ones.

Location: Bolton, CT
Partners: Carrie Concatelli, Director of Senior and Social Services
Website: http://bolton.govoffice.com/index.asp?SEC=5DE66091-08F8-4CAF-9944-38537576854D&Type=B_BASIC

The Town of Bolton provides services for all ages and abilities. These include a food pantry, tax prep, home visits, energy assistance, transportation, mobile library and help with chores. Activities include games, yoga, crafts and even lunches in local restaurants. 

Location: Newington, CT
Partners: Dianne Stone
Website: www.newingtonct.gov/2432/Senior-Disabled-Center 

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.

Location: Stamford, CT
Partners: Heloise Nana, Assistant Library Director
Website: https://fergusonlibrary.org/

The mission of the Ferguson Library is to provide free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technology to educate and enrich the Stamford community.  Their vision challenges the team to inspire, promote and foster lifelong learning and personal growth. As a My Place CT Partner, the Ferguson Library will assist older adults and those with disabilities through referrals to agencies that provide needed resources and services.

Location: New Haven, CT
Partners:  Heidi Gil and Kimberly Turner-Haugabrook
Website: www.leeway.net

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.