This page has information for our seniors to help them in their adventure of aging. We hope that browsing these links may lead to information that you need or that you did not know was available.
211 dial or online at www.211ct.org from anywhere in Connecticut & reach a highly trained specialist who will assess your needs whatever they are & provide referrals to resources in your community. 211 is free & available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. United Way CT provides the service.
CHELSEA FOUNDATION: connecticut.networkofcare.org
451 Meridian St. Extension Groton, CT 06340 860-448-2263
Hours: Sunday 12 – 3 pm; Wednesday 6 – 8 pm. No fee if uninsured. To apply leave voice message and your call will be returned. Chelsea foundation loans medical equipment & supplies at NO COST to Connecticut residents who have no insurance & no other means to obtain what they need.
COUNCIL ON AGING: seniorresourcesec.org 860-887-3561
19 Ohio Ave. Norwich CT 06360; serves 56 towns.
Some local communities have Council on Aging in their communities. East Lyme has one in their Senior Center.
CT DEPARTMENT OF AGING: ct.gov Department of Rehab Services State (DORS).
CT COMMISSION ON WOMEN, CHILDREN, & SENIORS
CT DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: ct.gov
Main branch: 401 West Thames St. #2 Norwich CT 06360
855-626-6632. Check for branches near you.
ELDER ORPHANS: seniorliving.org and seniordirectory.com
Elder Orphans are aging adults who have no family and or friends to be of help. Very informative about being alone and aging.
MEDICARE: www.medicare.gov official U.S. government site for medicare. Or call: 1-800-633-4227
Nursing Home Find & Compare:
Our Shoreline Community Association or OSCA:
Email: email@example.com and 860-271-1681
Mailing: PO Box 287 West Mystic CT 06388
OSCA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located Southeastern CT servicing Noank, Groton, Long Point, Mumford & Mystic. It is a community of seniors who pay a yearly fee $365 per household for some services that they may need.
VILLAGE TO VILLAGE: vtvnetwork.org
Provides background information regarding OSCA. Their mission is to enhance the independent lives of seniors by providing the support & security of a retirement community in the comfort of their own homes.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (VNA) of Southeastern CT.
vans.org 860-444-1111 403 N. Frontage Rd Waterford CT
Provides a variety of services related to health care and aging.
EAST LYME CT: www.seniorcenterct.org
37 Society Rd. Niantic CT 06357. Main # 860-739-5859
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 – 4:30 pm. Newsletter “The Courier.”
Location for Council on Aging.
GROTON CT: www.GrotonRec.com
102 Newton Rd. Groton CT 06340. Main # 860-441-6785
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 – 4 pm. Newsletter “Discover 55.”
Location for Council on Aging.
NEW LONDON CT: ourseniorcenter.com & seniorcenterct.org
120 Broad St.New London CT 06320. Main # 860-447-5232
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 – 3:30 pm.
Newsletter “Whaling City Events.”
MONTVILLE CT: ourseniorcenter.com
12 Maple Ave. Uncasville CT 06382 Main # 860-848-0422
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 – 4:30 pm.
Newsletter “Montville Silver Times.”
WATERFORD CT: www.waterfordct.org
Location: Waterford Community Center 24 Rope Ferry Rd.
Mailing address: Waterford Senior Center 15 Rope Ferry Rd. Waterford CT 06385. Main # 860-444-5839
Newsletter “The Loop.” Podcast: Waterford Senior Buzz
If you have a library card from your town you may take out books in any CT library. Books can be returned to any library as well. Audio books can also be taken out online.
If the library does not have a book you would like they will be happy to obtain it from another library for you.
“Healthy Aging” by Andrew Weil, MD
“Aging Wisely” by Robert A. Levine MD
“A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging” by Edward H. Thompson & Lenard W. Kaye
“The Gift of Years” by Joan Chittister
“The Wonder of Aging” by Michael Gurian
“The Spirituality of Age” by Robert L. Weber Ph.D & Carol Orsborn Ph.D
“Animals In Translation” by Temple Grandin
“The Autistic Brain” by Temple Grandin
“Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew” by Ellen Notbohm
LIBRARY CONTACT INFORMATION
East Lyme Public Library 39 Society Rd Niantic CT 06357
Waterford Public Library 49 Rope Ferry Rd Waterford CT 06385
Public Library of New London 63 Huntington St. New London CT 06320
Groton Public Library 52 Newtown Rd Groton CT 06340
860 -41-6750 www.groton-ct.gov/library
Oakdale: Raymond Library 832 Raymond Hill Rd Oakdale CT 06370
Norwich: Otis Library 261 Main St. Norwich CT 06360