Mission StatementThe mission of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc., an Aging and Disability Resource Center, is to manage and provide comprehensive services for seniors, caregivers and individuals with disabilities through person-centered planning in order to maintain their independence and quality of life.
In GratitudeThe Western CT Area Agency on Aging is very grateful to the CT. Community Foundation for their support of this website's creation. Thanks to the Wells Fargo Community Partner Program for their $1,000 donation to the WCAAA. We are also grateful to the Thomaston Savings Bank for their recent donation of previously used office furniture in support of our new Waterbury based CT Home Care Program for elders project.
Special Budget or Legislative AlertsStop Planned Cuts to Home and Respite Care!
Recommendations contained in the Governor’s budget, if approved by the State Legislature, will raise the required co-pay for the CT Home Care Program for Elders from 7 to 15%. This could mean that seniors will drop off of the CHCPE due to inability to pay an additional $50-150/month for services needed to remain at home. Some seniors may eventually enter nursing homes if they cannot afford needed home care. In addition, the Governor’s proposal would also close Category One of the CHCPE which covers moderately frail elders who need limited home care but who currently qualify based on functional and financial criteria. Another major cut to seniors’ services is the proposed 25% cut in Alzheimer’s Respite Care services.
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SERVING THE 41 TOWN WESTERN AREA.