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2021 CHOICES New Team Member Online Trainings

CHOICES, Connecticut’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), is accepting applications for our 2021 New Team Member Training sessions. Click here to view more info. (PDF)

Welcome to Medicare Event

Learn about signing up for Medicare! Originally planned for April 7, 2021, this event has been moved to June 23, 2021. Go to to learn more. Registration will open by early April. Click here to view more info. (PDF)    

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

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...

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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.

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.


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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