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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

Staying Active at Any Age or Fitness Level

It’s not surprising that staying fit helps you lead a healthier life, but what you might not be aware of is the extent to which even a small amount of exercise can benefit older adults.  According to Physical Activity and Health, a report by the Surgeon General:...

Funding Home Health Care

Finding the right in-home care for a loved has best been described as a puzzle. In our last blog, we talked about the first three pieces - deciding that help is needed, the type of assistance required, and how often it is needed. The fourth piece of that puzzle is the...

Finding Help for Older Loved Ones in the Home

Many older adults have a strong desire to remain in their own home as they age instead of moving into a nursing facility. For many, that desire has been magnified as Coronavirus exposed the difficulty of containing infection in a congregate-type facility where...

Help to Make the Right Medicare CHOICES

Every fall, seniors and their families struggle to make the right choices when it comes to their Medicare coverage, because choosing the wrong supplement could result in significant issues – like the loss of a favorite doctor, paying more than necessary for essential...

Medicare Open Enrollment is Almost Here – Make the Right CHOICES!

Every autumn, seniors and their caretakers face the daunting task of sorting through information on Medicare Open Enrollment. In 2020, the enrollment period falls from October 15 – December 7 and carries some unique challenges due to the pandemic. Before we talk about...

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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.

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Marie Allen Black History Month

This month, we’re celebrating Black History month by remembering our past and celebrating how far we have come. Hear a powerful story from our Executive Director Marie Allen, and then stay tuned to hear from others in the coming days.


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Henrietta & Jim

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