Resources for Seniors
Greenwich Commission on Aging is concerned about our older adult residents and the social isolation and community disconnect that will result due to the coronavirus. In order to create a true “Community Connection” we need older adults to be identified and “opt in” to receive a call by registering with us. Interested older adults can register by calling the Greenwich Senior Center 203-862-6700 or Greenwich Commission on Aging (203)862-6710. Once older adults are identified, they will be assigned to a particular volunteer. We will let that person know the name of the volunteer that will be calling them. Only the name and telephone number of older adults that opt to participate will be shared with the volunteer. Individuals interested in volunteering to make calls to older adults are also welcome to register with us.
STAYING CONNECTED…It is important to practice social distancing and limit physical contact with others during the coronavirus pandemic, but this can be very isolating. Even if you are in contact with friends and family, it can be reassuring and helpful to have regular contact with others. Kindness is key. Remember we’re all in this together. The Commission on Aging and The Greenwich Senior Center have been working with the faculty of Greenwich Country Day School to launch
CONNECTING OUR NEIGHBORS: NATURALLY ENHANCING COMMUNITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY (CONNECTT): CONNECTT offers both opportunities for participation in activities and classes, and the ability to enjoy regular/daily telephone chats ALL from the comfort of your own home. Participants will be able to join in daily via telephone, computer, smartphone or tablet. solation is a challenge for us all and CONNECTT can make a big difference.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING… Greenwich United Way
Jewish Family Services(JFS): 203-622-1881 Home bound seniors in need of groceries delivered to their home can reach out to JFS of Greenwich at 203-622-1881. They will make every accommodation to deliver two weeks of groceries to their home.
Family Centers: For up to date information on Family Centers’ COVID-19 related service delivery changes can be found here: COVID-UPDATE
Greenwich Senior Services:
Meals on Wheels continues to operate and has capacity to add additional clients to their service.
TAG will continue food delivery from Neighbor to Neighbor for Department of Human Services clients.
Neighbor to Neighbor FOOD assistance remains fully operational for current clients (clothing closet is closed). Call Margaret Goldberg at 203-622-9208 x11 for additional information and up-to-the-moment information about their ability to respond to new referrals. FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED this includes all basic food items and non-perishables. If anyone is interested in coordinating food drives/donations please connect directly with Duncan Lawson at 203-622-9208 x12 firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents can utilize grocery delivery services such as Peapod through Stop ‘n Shop (www.peapod.com), FreshDirect (www.freshdirect.com), Top Chef Meals (topchefmeals.com (800) 616-8044), Amazon.com/primenow (must be Amazon Prime Member), ShopRite.com (Shop at Home Program).
*Best practice for home deliveries at this time is to have the delivery person, ring the bell (knock on the door), leave the goods – reduces exposure to recipient of goods and delivery person.
Any resident that is having problems with not being able to afford food, medical supplies or personal items can contact the Department of Human Services 203-622-3800 for immediate assistance.
River House: is providing a “Distance Care” program intended to support the frail elderly, particularly those challenged with dementia related diseases. The goal of the program is keep people safely at home with our support. The Distance Care program includes daily phone-based well-check calls by our nurses and professional staff, daily Zoom-based recreation groups led by our therapeutic recreation team, weekly delivered activity packets and weekly caregiver support groups via Zoom. Additionally, meals are delivered to those who are in need and referrals to community partners are ongoing.
SportsPlus Physical Therapy and Chiropractic is willing to deliver food to the elderly. For more information contact: Destini Meyer, Director of Marketing and Business Development at (203) 661-3444 or Destini@SportsPlusPT.com.
Meals on Wheels: To become a client please call (203) 869-1312.