Elderly Services

Elderly Outreach and Case Management

Elderly Outreach and Case Management for seniors is a program for those with financial need who require assessment, referral or coordination of services to remain in their homes. This includes many options, among them: obtaining home health services, loans of medical equipment, coordination among service providers, and referral for other services (e.g., chore services). The goal of this program is to allow seniors with some needs to remain as independent as possible for a long as possible in their own homes. Contact Christine Taylor, (860) 721-2977 or e-mail chris.taylor@wethersfieldct.gov.

Transportation (Dial-A-Ride)

Provided through a contract with Curtin Transportation, this program is available to those 60 and older and those with disabilities under 60 who need transportation within the greater Wethersfield area. Priority is given for medical appointments. Any senior is eligible regardless of financial status, and there is a yearly registration cost of $78. Dial-A-Ride ID cards are sent to all registered riders. Full details are found in the Dial-A-Ride Policies and Procedures Guide. Contact Social and Youth Services, (860) 721-2977 or e-mail Raymond Brunelle.

Health Insurance Options (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.)

CHOICES is a program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling and Eligibility screening. "One stop" information and preliminary screening are provided for state and federal benefit and support programs which may assist Connecticut Seniors.

Friendly Shopper and Friendly Visitor

The department coordinates and supervises the Friendly Shopper and Friendly Visitor programs which serve homebound seniors. Friendly Shoppers will do grocery shopping for those who need assistance and Friendly Visitors provide social contacts and a friendly face to visit on a regular basis. To volunteer or receive services contact Christine Taylor, (860) 721-2977 or e-mail chris.taylor@wethersfieldct.gov.

Renter Rebate

This program provides rent subsidies for seniors and disabled who qualify. For further information and to find out if you qualify, contact Social and Youth Services, (860) 721-2977.

Tax Preparation Assistance

This program, run by the AARP provides tax preparation assistance to low and moderate income residents who need help filling out the federal and state income tax forms. The program runs from February to April each year. Appointments for assistance are booked through the Department of Social and Youth Services and the assistance is provided by a trained volunteer at the Community Center. To make an appointment, contact Social and Youth Services, (860) 721-2977.