The situation and information regarding COVID-19 precautions, instructions, and supports is continuing to evolve. Please keep checking back for further information and guidance.
Last Updated April 6, 2020 10:00 AM
** Online Services Remain Available **
Tuesday, March 17, 20200- all offices closed to the public.
Online services remain available. For more information, please visit their update page.
Local offices will also continue to provide critical services over the phone.
Medicaid & HUSKY Benefit Redeterminations
Suspension of timeframes for renewal of Medicaid/HUSKY Health & Cash Assistance benefits of current beneficiaries.
If your medical or cash assistance benefits were scheduled to end in March 2020—benefits will be automatically continued through June 2020.
If your medical or cash assistance benefits are scheduled to end in April 2020—benefits will be automatically continued through July 2020.
Economic Impact Payments
Federal Economic Impact payments will be based off of the IRS Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will recieve these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check.
Social Security recipients who do NOT typically file a tax return do not need to take any action. Payment will be recieved directly into their bank account, as per Steven Mnuchin.
Homeowners’ elderly/disabled circuit breaker tax relief program
Homeowners’ elderly/disabled freeze tax relief program
This allows recipients of this benefit for the coming year without recertifying their eligibility.
Both sites are continuing to provide services with no restrictrions. Fares are currently being waived.
Greater Bridgeport Transit Access (GBT Access)
Corona Virus (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults
Yale New Haven Health
Providing a call center for those who have questions about COVID-19. Healthcare professionals from the health system are available to answer your specific questions
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 7 pm.
Harford HealthCare – Hotline
860-972-8100 or toll-free 833-621-0600
Hartford HealthCare provides an around-the-clock hotline where callers may speak with HHC clinical experts for answers to questions.
Norwalk Hospital Call Center
Providing a hotline from 8am-8pm.
Stamford Hospital Call Center
Providing a call center from 7am-7pm.
State Call Center
- General question
- Text Message Text COVID19 to 31996
- CT Department of Health
CT State Services
CT Suspends in-person investigative visits regarding reports of elder abuse:
The order temporarily suspends the requirement for a state official conducting an investigation of elder abuse to perform an in-person visit to the elderly person and extends the time required to report the results of the investigation.
Department of Social Services suspends in-person visits at all facilities
- Access to Benifit Information via their website.
- Further information for contact at their website.
Suspension of in-person hearing attendance at Department of Social Services fair hearings:
Suspension of the requirement that public assistance benefit overpayments be immediately recouped
The deadline for paying 2019 income taxes has been extended to July 15th, however, the tax filing deadline is still April 15th. The CT state income tax deadline is still April 15th.
VITA is a free service for inviduals to recieve help with filing taxes. They are currently offering virtual assistance to people with access to the internet.
Medicare Part B to cover COVID-19 Testing from February 4, 2020 and forward.
Medicare Part B waives copays
Applications are open year-round for HUSKY Health coverage (Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program.)
Uninsured residents with low and moderate incomes are encouraged to:
- Apply online
- Apply by phone: 855-805-4325; or
Consumer information also available online and at 877-284-8759.
Loss of coverage due to a job change is considered a Qualifying Life Event, and is open all year.
Access Health CT Opens Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured CT Residents- March 19 – April 17.
Effective Date of claims is April 1, 2020.
- Enrollment by PHONE ONLY:855-805-4325 (TTY: 1- 855-365-2428)
8AM – 5PM | Monday – Friday
How to Stock Your Kitchen for Emergencies
National Council on Aging (NCOA) COVID-19 Guidance
Questions We Should Be Asking Our Seniors
Senior Center Activity
Although all senior centers are closed to the public, staff continue to assist the community telephonically. This includes assistance with resources and answering questions.
Bridgeport Black Rock Senior Center – 203-576-7258
Bridgeport Eisenhower Senior Center – 203-576-7993
Bridgeport East Side Senior Center – 203-576-7212
Bridgeport Hall Neighborhood Senior Center – 203-345-2000
Bridgeport North End Bethany Center – 203-576-7730
Darien Senior Activities Center – 203-656-7300
Easton Senior Center – 203-374-0829
The Bigelow Center for Senior Activities – 203-256-3166
Greenwich Senior Center – 203-862-6700
Monroe Senior Center – 203-452-2815
New Canaan Lapham Center – 203-594-3620
Norwalk Senior Center – 203-847-3115
Norwalk Senior Center South – 203-299-1500
Stamford Senior Center – 203-977-5151
Over Sixty Senior Neighborhood– 203-249-2607
Baldwin Center Programs and Activities – 203-385-4050
Trumbull Senior Center – 203-452-5198
Weston Senior Center –203-222-2608
Westport Center for Senior Activities – 203-341-1187
Adult Day Center Status
All Adult Day Centers are working in a different capacity until further notice. Even if the building is closed or no longer accepting guests, ADCs continue to provide telephonic supervision and interactions along with 2 meals a day for clients presently attending ADC unless an alternative plan was developed with the family or staff.
Riverhouse ADC, Greenwich- 203-622-0079
Elderhouse ADC, Norwalk- 203-847-1998
Grasmere on Park Adult Day Program- 203-365-6470
Sunset Shores ADC, Stratford – 203-380-1228 x 102
Park City ADC, Bridgeport –203- 335-1001
Waveny Care Center ADC, New Canaan – 203-594-5200
Call 203-576-7993 for information or questions.
Alison Witherbee Social Worker 203-268-1137
Visit the Town of Easton’s website for updates
Ali Ramsteck, LCSW, Director 203-656-7494
Julie DeMarco, Director 203 256-3169
The Commission on Aging may be reached at 203-862-6710
The Greenwich Senior Center may be reached at 203-862-6700
Greenwich Commission on Aging webpage for updates
Greenwich Department of Health webpage for COVID updates
Henna Ali, Director 203-452-2815
Kim Cassia – Municipal Agent/Administrative Assistant – 203-452-2815 ext 1
Bethany Zaro, RN, MPH Interim Director of Human Services
You can call 203-854-7776.
To report a vulnerable elder contact:
Eva Beau at Norwalk Senior Center 203-847-3115 ext.106
Additional Information at Norwalk Health website where you should click CV.
Ellen Bromley – 203-977-4872
Chris Crain – 203-977-5151
Sandra Arburr, Senior Services Supervisor
Town of Stratford 203-385-4050
Lynn Steinbreck – Director of Nursing email@example.com
Tori Beniot – Wellness Nurse firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucienne Bango – Director of Health email@example.com
Sarah Heath, Municipal Agent 203-834-6238
Allison Lisbon – Social Worker 203-222-2663
Westport Department of Human Services for general concerns 203-341-1050.
Senior related concerns – Municipal Agent Kristen Witt 203-341-1067
Senior center related questions or concerns – Director Susan Pfister 203-341-5098
Town of Westport’s website for the latest information.
Westport/Weston Health District website for continued updates. You can also call 203-227-9571