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Connecticut State Department on Aging - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Connecticut State Department on Aging
55 Farmington Avenue - 12th Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 424-5274 (Local)
(860) 424-5301 (Fax)
Agingservices.dss@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/site/default.asp

Brief Description

The Aging Services Division, Connecticut’s State Unit on Aging, ensures that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence. The Division is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive and integrated service delivery system for older persons in Connecticut.

Geographic area served: Connecticut.
Publications: Services for Seniors, Elderly Services Manual, Elderly Housing Directory, Original Medicare & Supplemental Options, Medicare Managed Care (HMO)in CT, Prescription Drug Assistance

Staff

Margaret Gerundo-Murkette, LMSW, Social Services Program Administration Manager, Margaret.Gerundo-Murkette@ct.gov
Stephanie Marino, Social Services Program Manager, State Unit on Aging, Stephanie.Marino@ct.gov
Elizabeth Ritter, Commisioner

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers social, nutritional, employment, and other services to people aged 60 and over. Services are not specific to visually impaired.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides employment referrals for individuals age 55 or older.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides health insurance counseling and information assistance. Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.
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