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Saluting Our Veterans

Did you know that there were over 167,000 veterans in Connecticut in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That means that roughly 5.9% of our state’s population has served in the U.S. military. Of that number, many are now senior citizens, with 6% serving in...

Elder Abuse Resources are Available

No one should have to live in fear, and that is particularly true when it comes to one of our most vulnerable populations – our senior citizens. The term elder abuse encompasses a wide range of issues that include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse,...

Celebrating Older Americans

In challenging times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again here in Southwestern Connecticut as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other....

Notice of Public Hearing

Pursuant to the Older Americans Act of 1965, section 316 (a) (3), a public hearing will be held via Zoom on May 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The hearing will address any comments and/or concerns regarding Southwestern CT Agency on Aging's draft of the FFY 2022 -...

Adult Day Care Reduces Stress

  Some of the most challenging aspects of caring for aging parents can be taking care of their basic needs. After all, most of us aren’t trained nurses or nurse’s assistants. That makes everything more challenging - whether that’s monitoring vital signs and...

Serving Up Healthy Meals to Seniors’ Homes

One of the side-effects of the pandemic has been the toll it has taken on the nutritional needs of seniors. Many older adults were – and continue to be – justifiably leery about venturing out, and visits from friends and adult children are still limited. That has led...

Black History Month From the Perspective of Those Who Lived It

Racism, agism, gender bias and really any type of discrimination is rooted in the belief that all people do not hold equal value. People who hold racist beliefs tend to believe that race is the primary determinant of human capacity – that your whiteness, blackness,...

Making Sense of Sensitive Topics

Caregiver Burden Is Real: Help Is here

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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.

Latest SWCAA Video

Lara K. Stauning, Staff Attorney with the CT Department of Aging and Disability Services and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Elder Justice.

This month, we talked with Lara K. Stauning about Elder Abuse and how the Coalition is working to bring together resources to combat the problem. Hear the second part of our discussion in this video.

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.

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

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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.


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(203) 333-9288

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

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