Community Partners

Fairfield County Adult Protective Services collaborates with many local service providers to meet the needs of elders in our community.  Our staff meet monthly with members of an Elder Abuse Interdisciplinary team to discuss solutions, trends and promote education and awareness.  Membership includes representatives from local law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, health care agencies, medical facilities and those agencies serving the senior population.  We also work closely with other agencies that meet general needs of older adults including Meals on Wheels, Social Security, Passport, Medicare and more.  For a complete listing of local resources in our area, please click here.  Below is a list of additional links and resources serving older adults:

National Organizations / Web Sites

AARP
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 1-888-687-2277 
www.aarp.org
American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, California 94103-1824
Phone: (415) 974-9600
Toll Free: 1-800-537-9728 
www.asaging.org

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp

Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW, Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20005
www.geron.org

Medicare
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
http://medicare.gov

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
1604 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 881-8008
Fax: 9520) 325-7925
www.caremanager.org

National Center on Women and Aging
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
MS 035
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 1-781-736-3826 
or 1-781-736-3863 

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
http://www.ncpssm.org

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 479-1200
FAX: (202) 479-0735
www.ncoa.org

www.benefitscheckup.org

The National Council on the Aging created this free, easy to use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. This site includes information on programs such as Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, state prescription drug benefits, Meals on Wheels, food stamps, health insurance counseling, veterans' medical care and transportation. 

To pinpoint which programs could benefit you or a loved one 55 or older, go to this web site and fill out the questionnaire, which takes about 15 minutes. It's in large type and includes help buttons that elaborate on the instructions. You will be asked age, income, and zip code, but not your name, social security number, or other information that could identify you. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you'll get a "results overview" with a list of potential benefits you qualify for. Click on each one to find out more details about eligibility and where to find local offices in all 50 states. 

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov

U.S. Department of Health Administration on Aging
One Massachusetts Ave.
Suite 4100 and 5100 
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 619-0724
FAX: (202) 260-1012
www.aoa.gov