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Age Related Services for Seniors
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCAAA)
The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCAAA) is a private, non-profit corporation. Through designation as an Area Agency on Aging, the WCAAA is a funding source for services designed to maintain seniors in the community. Funding is derived from federal, state and local sources with clients contributing toward the cost of many supportive services.
203-757-5449 or 800-994-9422
Connecticut Community Care Inc. (CCCI)
Connecticut Community Care (CCC) takes pride in our forty-year history of providing services and benefits to help people of all ages, abilities and incomes to live at home. We do this in partnership with the Department of Social Services (DSS) through the CT Home Care Program, Money Follows the Person (MFP), Community First Choice (CFC), the Personal Care Attendant and Acquired Brain Injury waivers. Thousands of CT citizens receive reliable, high quality home care services through these programs.
VNA Northwest Inc. / VNA NW Bantam
VNA Northwest provides home health care services to residents of Litchfield County, Connecticut. Our skilled health care staff makes hundreds of visits every week to patients in Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Colebrook, Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge, Falls Village, Gaylordsville, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeside, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, Oakville, North Canaan, Pequabuck, Pleasant Valley, Plymouth, Riverton, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, South Kent, Taconic, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Washington Depot, Watertown, West Cornwall, Winchester Center, Winsted and Woodbury.
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut / VNS Torrington
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut provides comprehensive home health and hospice care for residents of Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties. Using advanced clinical technology, evidence-based practices and a patient-centered team approach, VNS helps patients achieve their health goals at home.
Commitment to quality care and exceptional patient satisfaction has made VNS the leading partner for hospitals and physician practices in our service area. Our team of dedicated and expert clinicians provide state-of-the art In-Home healthcare allowing patients to reduce or prevent avoidable facility care and self-manage their health condition at home.
For individuals or families requiring personal care, caregivers from Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home are the trusted solution to help you or your loved ones maintain your life in the comfort of home.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is administered by State of Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) and provides monthly benefits through a credit card system (EBT) to help low-income households to buy the food they need for good health. The amount of money available to eligible persons depends on the number of people in the household, income, plus rent and utility expenses. You may apply to SNAP and other programs by visiting your local DSS Office
SNAP website to check the status of SNAP benefits is: https://www.connectebt.com/
Torrington Department of Social Services
62 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1, Torrington, CT 06790-9983 Phone: (860) 496-6900
Towns Served: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester, Woodbury.
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Torrington
Assistance when you need it. Bi-weekly food pickups, thanksgiving family dinners, birthday bags (up to 12 years old), school supplies for kids, Christmas toys & gifts for seniors, winter coats and other necessary items. We are here if you need us.
Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen
Our Church is ever grateful to be able to help support those in need, especially in our community and nearby. Our Food Pantry also helps replenish larger local pantries. Located in the Parish Hall, we stock a wide variety of non-perishable items. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm. To arrange another time please contact Erin from Community Care & Hospice @ 860-459-1354 or the Church Office at 860-491-2793.
SYNC (Supporting Youth Nutrition and Care)
This community outreach program was initiated to reduce food insecurity among the children of Goshen. We supply weekend food bags each Friday of the school year to those who request them. Students are signed up by their parents through a survey which is handled by the school administration. The food bags will contain easy to prepare, kid friendly meals of non-perishable food items for breakfast and lunch meals for both Saturday and Sunday. A similar but more extensive program will be put into place for the summer and vacation periods.
Home Delivered “Meals on Wheels” Program
Two meals are delivered to the home of seniors not able to prepare their own meals or access a Congregate Meal Site. The drivers are a daily contact to make certain our homebound seniors are safe and secure. The driver brings a hot lunch and a cold meal for the evening.
This program is open to all homebound seniors (regardless of income) sixty years of age or older with a doctor’s recommendation. Spouses and disabled dependents of an eligible senior are also eligible.
To apply or make a referral for Meals on Wheels, please call the WCAAA at (800) 994-9422 or (203)757-5449.
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Contact information: 1(203) 757-5449 or 1(800) 994-9422 or http://www.wcaaa.org/
Litchfield Hills/Northwest Clients inquiring about delivery days, please call your local Meals on Wheels provider: (860)482-4151
A leading, national provider of home-delivered meals, Mom’s Meals provides fully-prepared, refrigerated meals delivered direct to homes nationwide through programs to support long-term care, chronic care, and post-discharge care. Mom’s Meals offers food tailored to meet the needs of individuals with chronic conditions, including diabetes, kidney disease, cancer and heart disease, with the goal of reducing hospital readmissions and keeping members healthier at home.
If you’re currently a Medicaid / Medicare recipient, contact your local Area on Aging to see if you are eligible to receive a home delivered meals benefit.
To find out more information about government funding for our meal programs, possible eligible individuals should contact their:
The Social Security Administration
St Michaels Church Food Pantry, Litchfield
The Pantry at St. Michael’s has suspended its Saturday morning distribution during the pandemic. We have joined forces with the town of Litchfield and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to feed families and individuals in need in a way that limits social contact. The contents of our cupboards have been donated to the town in support of these efforts, and we are asking our volunteers to offer their free time to the town’s distribution efforts if they are able. Anyone interested in volunteering for the town can contact Ann Combs, First Selectman’s office at 860-567-7550 for details and instruction on further requirements. We continue to search for ways to ensure that all who need food can be supplied.
Third Saturday of each month 10:30-12:30 Perishable’s and Non Perishable’s
Litchfield Hills Chore Service
Serving the Towns of:
Goshen, Litchfield, Morris, Roxbury, Warren & Washington
Litchfield Hills Chore Service provides an affordable way for seniors, age 60 and over, to get the extra help they need in order to remain comfortably and safely in their own home! Chore workers are carefully screened with background checks so you can be sure the person coming into your home is honest and reliable. Call them today and find out how the Chore Service can help you.
860-567-6121 – Sally Irwin, Chore Service Coordinator
Health / Mental Health
Caroline T. Brooks Fund /Carlisle Fund
Children under 18
The Caroline T. Brooks Fund was established under the Will of Alice L. Carlisle, who
was a resident of the Town of Goshen. The purpose of the Fund is “to provide proper medical attention for children under the age of 18 of said Town of Goshen who have need of such medical attention (particularly for
their eyes, ears, noses, throats and teeth) and whose parents or guardians are unable to afford such care and treatment
Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs
Our mission of “Serving Those Who Served” is demonstrated through our Four Core Functions:
Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center
A long-term chronic care facility located in Rocky Hill.
Residential Programs and Services
Provides single veterans with a continuum of rehabilitative services and programs to return to independent living.
Office of Advocacy and Assistance
Assists veterans, their eligible spouses and dependents in obtaining benefits under federal, state and local laws with Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) located in each Congressional District.
Cemetery and Memorial Services
Coordinating and assisting veterans and their families with burial at the State Veterans Cemetery located in Middletown, CT.
Greenwoods Counseling & Referrals, Litchfield
Greenwoods is a nonprofit organization that helps people find quality mental health care. We are here to help you when you are faced with a mental health or related problem and don’t know where to turn.
Greenwoods is the only mental health referral service in Connecticut that provides personalized referrals by matching each person who comes to us with counselors, therapists or other professionals with the expertise to help. We also provide financial help to those who are eligible.
This service is available for individuals and families that live or work in Litchfield County.
Medical Supplies / Perscriptions
Doyle’s Medical Supply
Medical Supplies for Purchase
From wheelchairs and lift chairs to stairway lifts and mobility aids we offer a wide range of products to choose from and are here to assist you with all your medical supply needs.
Cornwall Loan Closet, Cornwall
Loaned Medical Equipment / Supplies
860-671-4201 (Debbie Lalee )
Goshen Community Care and Hospice
GCC&H has a lending loan closet with durable medical equipment which is available to residents.
- Standard walkers
- Rolling walkers with seats
- Shower Chairs
- Shower Benches
- 8 foot portable aluminum ramp
- Wheelchairs (different varieties)
- Transport wheelchairs
- Knee walker
- Other Miscellaneous equipment
Foundation for Community Health
Prescription Assistance Fund
Welcome to the This program helps to pay for prescriptions, premiums for prescription drug insurance, and/or prescription co-pays.
Other Area Assistance
PROPERTY TAX CREDITS
Senior property tax discount
If you or your spouse are age 65 or older, permanently reside in Goshen (legal residence), either own your home or rent, and meet certain income restrictions, you may be eligible for one or more forms of town or state-financed property tax credits. To inquire about eligibility, or for information about these programs, contact the Assessor’s Office at (860) 491-2115. You may also inquire in person at the Assessor’s Office at Town Hall.
(860) 491-2115 Assessor’s Office
Department of Social Services Torrington
The Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS supports the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. Services are delivered through 12 field offices, central administration, and online and phone access options. With service partners, DSS:
• provides federal/state food and economic aid, health care coverage, independent living and home care, social work, child support, home-heating aid, protective services for older adults, and more vital service areas.
• supports the health residents through HUSKY Health (Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program), including medical, dental, behavioral health, prescription medications, long-term services and supports.
• helps residents afford food and supports Connecticut’s economy with federally-funded Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).
Torrington Field Office
62 Commercial Boulevard
Torrington, CT 06790
Goshen Cornwall Senior Bus
Goshen / Cornwall SENIOR Bus Neighbors Helping Neighbors Available for doctors’ appointments, shopping and special trips Now being scheduled by the Town of Goshen Call 860-294-7878 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your trip
Berkshire Taconic Fund
Berkshire Taconic (Neighbor to Neighbor) manages a growing family of over 550 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses that together put nearly $8.5 million into action each year. We provide advice, giving options, investment management and back-office strength to help make giving easy and grantmaking transformative.