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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.

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Dear #seniors, you matter!


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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Don't Let Medicare Scare You!

Let us help you navigate your Medicare choices.


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.

You have Choices

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.

Meet this Month's SWCAA Employee Spotlight

Mittie is amazing at what she does on a daily basis. She processes approximately 300 packs of client contractual paperwork to a state run portal every month.  She often engages with new care managers as well as old care managers and SWCAA staff, making them feel welcome and part of the SWCAA family. Mittie quietly gives assistance when she notices one of her co-workers are in need of some help. Mittie enjoys her job and is always willing to contribute to the continual efforts to assist our elderly population by supporting the care managers with her dependability, excellence, and proficiency as a team assistant, as a SWCAA employee.  Thank you, Mittie, for being a right hand to me as well as others and always putting a smile on our faces. You are awesome!


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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