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.

Check out our latest video!

Denise Adreas, Nutrition Educator at South Western Connecticut Agency on Aging SWCAA, and Carmen Weber, RN, CDN , talk about how you can incorporate the flavors of other cultures into your meals as a way to increase your dietary variety and boost your health!

SWCAA’s Employee Spotlight

Latest SWCAA Video

Ellen Abend, Board Member and CHOICES Counselor Staff Attorney with the CT Department of Aging and Disability Services and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Elder Justice.

Volunteers are the backbone of every great nonprofit organization.  Ellen Abend is both a Board member and a CHOICES Counselor.  Learn how Ellen helps Medicare beneficiaries enroll in the best prescription drug plans each year.  Consider joining our volunteer team!

SWCAA’s Poetry Contest Winners

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.

Join The Team

CHOICES, Connecticut State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is now taking applications

Click here to view more info.


You wouldn’t jump into an ocean with turbulent waves unless you have a proper life jacket on.  SWCAA is just like a life jacket.

Rev Fred Ogletree


If your organization had not been there for us I don’t think we would be sitting in this house today.

Henrietta & Jim

Home Care Program

It’s a challenge to learn something new, to learn about Medicare and Medicare Saving. It’s stimulating to become an expert so I can help people with these programs.


Choices Volunteer

Contact Us

(203) 333-9288

1000 Lafayette Blvd., 9th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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