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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 March 17, 2020 3:15 pM

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults

For further information please follow links below for guidance, articles, and resources. Sources include the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Yale New Haven Health is offering a call center for patients and the community 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. Call 833-275-9644.

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. Feel free to reach out to them with your questions, and we will provide the answers we have, using the latest information. Thousands have done so already.

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Helpful Articles

How to Stock Your Kitchen for Emergencies

National Council on Aging (NCOA) COVID-19 Guidance

CT Department of Health

Coronavirus Updates

March  11, 2020 Governor Memo- Updates on Preparedness & Response

Department of Health & Human Services

March 10, 2020 DHHS Medicare Advantage Organziations Memo

  • Regarding Special Requirements and Medicare Advantage Insurances with COVID-19.

 

     

    Medicare

    Medicare Part B Covers COVID-19 Testing

    • Medicare Part B to cover COVID-19 Testing from February 4, 2020 and forward.

    CDC Guidance

    • If you are high-risk:

    CDC High Risk Groups

    • If you are or think you are sick:

    CDC Steps When Sick

    • Reducing the stigmatism related to the illness:

    CDC Reducing Stigma

    • General Information:

    CDC General Information

    Four Essential Questions We Should Be Asking All Seniors

    Mrs. Jones, have you thought about what would happen if the COVID -19 virus closes services for a while? 

    • Do you have enough medication for 30 days? If not, will you speak to your nurse or call your doctor to increase your supply?  Do you have aspirin, fever reducer and cough syrup in the house?
    • Do you have food that won’t go bad? Canned goods, powdered milk, oatmeal, tuna are sources of nutrition that could tide you over if home delivered meals can’t be delivered.  How would you get them?  Are you making plans to get them? 
    • Do you have a backup plan if your care staff is unable to get to your home for a week or more? Can we call your loved one to review the backup plan?
    • Did you know that the CDC is recommending that people over 60 or with compromised health stay home as much as possible?

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    Please note – senior center activity will be updated as we receive information. 

    In most cases, Senior Center staff are reporting to work and should be available to answer questions and help identify resources.

    Senior Center Activity

    Adult Day Center Status

    Bridgeport – Closed effective 3/11/20

    Darien – Closed effective Monday, 3/16/20

    Easton- Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

    Fairfield – Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

    Greenwich – Closed

    Monroe – Open

    New Canaan – Closed

    Norwalk – Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

     Stamford – Closed effective 3/11/20

    Stratford – Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

    Trumbull – Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

    Weston – Closed effective 3/12/20

    Westport – Closed effective 3/11/20

    Wilton – Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

    Riverhouse ADC, Greenwich, 203-622-0079

    No visitors or volunteers, only essential employees

    Elderhouse ADC, Norwalk, 203-847-1998

    Closed effective Monday,  3/16/20

    Grasmere on Park Adult Day Program-

    Closed effective Monday, 3/16/20

    Memory Workshop Early Memory Loss Program-

    Closed effective Monday, 3/16/20

    Sunset Shores ADC, Stratford, 203-380-1228 x 102

    No restrictions at this time 

    Park City ADC, Bridgeport,  203- 335-1001

    Restrictions on visitors at this time

    Waveny Care Center ADC, New Canaan – 203-594-5200

    Closed Until further notice.

    Municipal Contacts

    Bridgeport –

    Call 203-576-7993 for information or questions.

    Easton–

    Alison Witherbee Social Worker

    203-268-1137 or email awitherbee@eastonct.gov

    For more information visit the Town of Easton’s website for updates

    Greenwich–

    The Commission on Aging may be reached at 203-862-6710.

    The Greenwich Senior Center may be reached at 203-862-6700.

    The most up-to-date information on resources for older adults and senior center information also can be found on the Greenwich Commission on Aging webpage

    The most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) can be found on the Greenwich Department of Health webpage

    Norwalk –

    You can call 203-854-7776.

    To report a vulnerable elder contact: 
    Eva Beau at Norwalk Senior Center 203-847-3115 ext.106

    Contact the Norwalk Health for additional information at Department Website where you should click CV.

    Stamford –

    Ellen Bromley – 203-977-4872

    Chris Crain – 203-977-5151

    SocialServices@stamfordct.gov

    Stratford 

    Sandra Arburr, Senior Services Supervisor

    Town of Stratford 203-385-4050

    Trumbull –

    Lynn Steinbreck – Director of Nursing  lsteinbreck@trumbull-ct.gov

    Tori Beniot – Wellness Nurse    vbenoit@trumbull-ct.gov

    Lucienne Bango – Director of Health      lbango@trumbull-ct.gov

     

    Weston –

    Allison Lisbon – Social Worker 203-222-2663 or via email alisbon@westonct.gov

    Westport –

    For general issues/concerns or to offer your volunteer services, please call the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050.

    For specific senior related questions or concerns:

    Municipal Agent Kristen Witt 203-341-1067 or email at kwitt@westportct.gov.

    For senior center related questions or concerns:

    Director Susan Pfister 203-341-5098 or email at spfister@westportct.gov.

    You may also want to visit the Town of Westport’s website for the latest information.

    You can go to the Westport/Weston Health District website for continued updates. You can also call 203-227-9571

     

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