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Health and Welfare

Alzheimer’s Association: Connecticut Chapter
Resources for family, patients and caregivers.  Includes information on support groups, living accommodations, an online chat room, and a 24-hour Helpline (800-356-5502)

American Heart Association
Learn how better diet and lifestyle habits can help you prevent cardiovascular illness.

The Comprehensive Geriatric Care Program
Offered by Stamford Jewish Family Service. Provides companion care and/or certified nursing assistants, on an hourly or live-in basis to enable seniors to remain safe, healthy and independent in their own homes.

Eldercare Locator 
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The first step in finding resources for older adults in your community. Includes phone numbers and other contact information for health insurance counseling, legal assistance, and more.

Meals on Wheels
Provides home-delivered meals to people in need

Family Caregiver Alliance
Supports and sustains families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions

EveryDay Medical 
Offers a broad selection of medical equipment and supplies. Products are categorized according to need.

Healthfinder.gov
Locate physicians, dentists, and other health providers by city or zip code. Current news on clinical trials and health care topics.

Independent Living Aids
Products include voice activated email and response, amplified telephones, talking bibles, talking cooking gadgets, wireless doorbells, smoke detectors and Braille items.

National Care Planning Council 
Professional association of eldercare providers with referrals to specialists in retirement planning, reverse mortgages, estate planning, assisted living, funeral planning, and more.

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging  
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders offers a variety of supportive services including adult day care, mental health care, and transportation.

Visiting Nurse Services of Southern CT 
A variety of home health care services.