Individualized Needs Assessment
Windsor Social Services is staffed with a team of professionally trained caseworkers who are available to work with you in determining your particular needs and the services and programs that are available to you. We are available to meet with you in our offices, and are able to make a visit to your home if that is needed. Contact 860-285-1839.
The Caring Connection is a Medial Model Adult Day Center, certified by the State Department of Social Services for the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Association of Day Services. Nursing services are provided on a daily basis and are included in the daily rate (excluding medications, special medical equipment or supplies). Contact them at (860) 547-0251 for enrollment information.
CT Statewide Respite Care Program
Offering daytime or overnight relief for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Contact NCAA at 860-724-6443 or Windsor Social Services for help with the application at (860) 285-1839.
The Connecticut Home Care Program
I want to avoid going into a nursing home and receive care at home in my own community. If this sounds like you, we can help. As one of four state access agencies, we help more than 15,000 people who meet the age, financial and functional requirements of CHCP to remain living at home while receiving necessary services, instead of being placed in a nursing facility. Apply by calling 1-800-445-5394.
Dial-A-Ride Senior Transportation
Dial-A-Ride is a door to door service. This means that passengers must be able to enter and exit their home on their own or with the assistance of an escort provided by the passenger. Our drivers cannot assist individuals in or out of their homes.
Drivers will assist passengers in wheelchairs onto the lift and into the bus. All wheelchairs must have a lap belt. Drivers will secure wheelchairs. Passengers using motor scooters must transfer to a seat.
Vehicles are not available for emergency medical transportation. Contact the Windsor Senior Center to apply for the program. 860-285-1992.
Elderly Property Tax Relief
If you are 65 years old or older, or if you are on Social Security Disability, you can apply for a reduction in your property tax assessment. You may also be entitled to additional reductions if you are legally blind or a veteran. You must have income under certain limits. Applications can be made at the Assessor’s Office in the Town Hall. Applications are taken each year between February 15th and May 15th. Please call the Assessor’s Office at 860-285-1817 for more information.
North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA)
The North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Hartford, CT, that provides planning, management of funding and advocacy services to older persons and their caregivers in the 38-town North Central Connecticut region. For help and assistance, they can be reached at 860-724-6443.
HELP WITH MEDICARE
About the CHOICES Program
The CT CHOICES program, provides free counseling and assistance to older adults and persons with disabilities and is an excellent resource for individuals who are new to Medicare. Trained CHOICES staff can help consumers navigate the numerous options involved, while reducing stress and confusion. We have a choices counselor available at Windsor Social Services. Please contact us to schedule an appointment at (860) 285-1839.
The Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
The Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) can help you pay for your Medicare Part B premium, prescription assistance, and Medicare coinsurance and deductibles for those that qualify. For more information or to make an appointment to apply call 860-285-1839.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program, or QMB, is a program for persons who are on Medicare part A and B. With this program, the Government will provide supplemental insurance and/or a monthly refund for the Part B Medicare premium paid by the individual. Also, it may help to lower the prescription costs for people who have Medicare Part D prescription coverage. There is an application to be completed for this program and specified income limits must be met. This program is administered by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services. For more information call 860-723-1000.
While the Town of Windsor does not administer this program, Social Services is available to provide assistance with it. We do have applications available, we can help you to complete and application, and we can help you to determine the likelihood that you would be eligible for this program. For more information or to make an appointment call 860-285-1839.
If you rent an apartment or home in Windsor, you may qualify for a rebate on the amount of rent that you pay. To qualify for this program you must be 65 years of age or older, or receive Social Security Disability if you are under the age of 65 years. There is an application for this program during which you must provide proof of your annual household income, the amount that you paid for rent and for utilities for the entire year, and proof of disability if applicable. This program is time limited and applications must be made between the months of May and September. This program is administered by the Windsor Housing Authority. For more information or to make an appointment please call 860-285-8090.