Welcome to the Southwestern
CT Agency on Aging
The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging and Independent Living is here to help you maintain and improve the quality of your life in the community. SWCAA can help you navigate options to help you or your loved one remain in the community regardless of age.
Dear #seniors, you matter!MICHAEL CARLON
SilverSource recently hosted a pilot digital program for seniors at Willard Manor, a senior housing complex in Stamford. The program was funded by a grant from the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging & Independent Living.
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SWCAA’s director of Care Management knows first hand the important role that pets can play in our lives. She lives with her Black Lab rescue dog Tillie and volunteers at Woofgang, a nonprofit committed to empowering adults with disabilities through vocational and learning opportunities. Woofgang team members package, market and sell high-quality dog treats from their retail location at 1300 Post Road in Fairfield CT. Hear more from her in this video.
Elaine Spinato Video 1
Elaine Spinato talks about Friends of New Haven Animal Shelter, what their volunteers do, and how seniors can help!
Elaine Spinato Video 2
Elaine Spinato talks about Friends of New Haven Animal Shelter and how they help match senior citizens with the pet that is right for them.
Elaine Spinato Video 3
Meet Lily, she’s the eighth adoption of Elaine Spinato from Friends of New Haven Animal Shelter and an amazing example of what the right pet can do for you – and what you can do for them.
Have questions about navigating the Medicare system for yourself or an aging parent? Need help sorting through long-term care, homecare, transportation and more? The CHOICES program (Connecticut’s programs for Health insurance, Outreach, Information and Eligibility) is a statewide health insurance assistance program that provides free, unbiased, confidential information and counseling. Click the photo to connect and get the answers you need.
Meet this Month's SWCAA Employee Spotlight
Kari has been with SWCAA almost 9 years. She is a true team player. Kari is always willing to help out. She helps the agency as a whole wherever and whenever she is needed most. She recently joined the greater Norwalk area team and stepped into a mentor role for her new team members. She kindly offers suggestions and her experience to help her coworkers. Kari genuinely cares and works hard to see the best outcomes for both clients and their families. Clients and family members have shared their positive experiences with the CT Home Care Program for the Elderly due to the hard efforts of their care manager (Kari). She has established positive professional relationships with agencies which fosters successful services for the clients. We are very thankful to have Kari on our Team and proud to acknowledge all her hard work.