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    Elderly Services

    Migdalia Castro
    Migdalia Castro, Director
    165 Church St.
    203-946-7854
    203-946-8587 FAX

    The Department of Elderly Services assists those who are 55 and older to be independent and active and to enjoy a great variety of activities.  There are presently 3 Senior Centers offering many choices.  In addition, each Center has an active, non-profit membership association that sponsors its own additional activities.  Each association elects its own leaders and decides for itself what it would like to do.  Some activities are free, some are not.  People may sign for those that are of interest to them.  There are also opportunities to volunteer in ways that range from knitting to tutoring.  Each Senior Center serves lunch at 11:30 am daily. To sign up, please contact the Senior Center of your choice.   Kosher meals are available on request at Atwater Senior Center.  Transportation is available to each of the Senior Centers.

    Seniors---get your benefits.  Spend 20  minutes.  BenefitsCheckUp quickly finds federal, state and private benefit programs available to help you save money on prescription drugs, health care, meals, utilities, taxes, and more. Apply from home, a library or a senior center or anywhere with an internet-connected computer.  You'll need basic information (income and assets, expenses, names of prescription  medicines).  View a personal report on the benefits you may qualify for.   Call 203-946-8550 to schedule an appointment at a City of New Haven senior center.  You can also get help to complete the application forms for the benefits to which you are entitled, once you know what they are

    2014 Calendar
    2013 Key Dates

    View the Commission On Aging, Agendas, Minutes & Reports here

    The Elderly Services Monthly Newsletter

    September 2014
    August 2014

    July 2014

    June 2014

    May 2014

    April 2014

    March 2014

    February 2014 (English)

    February 2014 (Spanish)
    January 2014
    December 2013

    November 2013

    October 2013

    September 2013

    August 2013

    July 2013

    June 2013

    May 2013
    April 2013

    March 2013

    February 2013
    January 2013
    December 2012

    November 2012

    July 2012

    Senior Citizen Volunteer Award Luncheon

    Blue Book 2014

    Senior Of The Year Awards Luncheon

    Senior Volunteers Of The Year Awards 2013
    The Program plus pictures from the event

    Photos from the Healthy Elder Summit

    No place like home

    What is a snow angel

    Information for the Elderly in Spanish

    Ceramics at Atwater Senior Center, February, 2012

    staff  

    Left to right Filomena Fiondella, Irrita Osborn, Migdalia Castro (Director), Gwendolyn Grady, Georgiann Dogolo, Michelle Clay-Butler and Doug Toth

    Click here to view the calendar of events for the senior centers.

    Atwater Senior Center
    26 Atwater Street
    Tel. 203-946-8558
    Elderly Services Specialist:  Filomena Fiondella

    Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center
    255 Goffe Street
    Tel. 203-946-8541
    Elderly Services Specialist:  Irrita Osborn

    East Shore Senior Center
    411 Townsend Avenue
    Tel. 203-946-8544
    Elderly Services Specialist:  Michelle Clary-Butler

    Reservations for lunch must be made 24 hours in advance. Please call the senior center of your choice by noon of the previous day.  For a Monday lunch, please call by the previous Friday. There is a suggested donation of $2.

    Long Term Care Links

    Study by the CT Regional Institute
    State of CT June 2007 Connecticut Long-Term Care Needs Assessment, Executive Summary
    CT Partnership for Long-Term Care

    LONG-TERM CARE REBALANCING IN OTHER STATES. Office of Legislative Research, CT General Assembly

    Resources

    For Elders With Dementia, Musical Awakenings : NPR
    NPR Special Series on Aging at Home

    For resources from the June 30, 2010 conference on compulsive hoarding, click here.

    Here is lots of information on exercise for seniors

    Use this link to see the various options for elderly housing within New Haven

    New Haven Public Library 50+ Transition Center
    Most people want to live in their own home as they age.  See our new fact sheet, There 's No Place Like Home in English or in Spanish

    St. Patricks Day Parade
    Seniors from Dixwell Senior Center rode these 3-wheeled bikes in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade to show them off as a fun way to exercise. Schedule time for your group to try these bikes, accompanied by Park Rangers.


     

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