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Finance and Advocacy

AARP  
American Association of Retired People (AARP) advocates for seniors in state and federal courts on many issues, including Medicare, Social Security and consumer safety.

 

ABA Commission on Law and Aging 
American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging monitors legislation and regulations that protect the elderly from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

 

City of Stamford Senior Citizens Page
City of Stamford offers many services to seniors,  including a subsidized taxi service, fair rent administrative procedures, Medicaid/Medicare/Medigap guidance, and meals-on-wheels locations.

 

Connecticut Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Information and referrals to Connecticut lawyers, as well as qualifications for free legal counsel.

 

Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
Community volunteers assist seniors with residents’ rights, problem solving, interviewing skills, negotiating, working with nursing home staff, and the health care system.

 

Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Link to homeowner information on Connecticut’s Elderly/Disabled “Freeze” Tax Relief Program.  Applications and claim forms can also be downloaded from this site.

 

Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy  
An independent state agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.

 

Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged
FRIA empowers seniors and their families through education and advocacy on all aspects of eldercare.

 

National Senior Citizens Law Center
Advocate for the well-being and independence of low-income elderly and disabled individuals.

 

Safe Driving for a Lifetime
Guidance for families who wish to conduct frank and constructive conversations with older family members on driving safety and health.

 

Senior Services of Stamford  
Includes organizations such as “Friendly Visitors and Shoppers” program and the “Over Sixty Club,” for help with shopping, transportation, and health care. 

 

Tax Relief for Connecticut Seniors
Connecticut law libraries provide information on tax relief for elderly property owners.

 

United States District Court  
United States District Court of Connecticut has released updated civil and criminal
forms with instructions that cover the litigation process, including service of process, pro se, pleadings, motions, and appeals.