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Family & Children's Agency grateful for support

Published 11:24 am, Sunday, December 23, 2012
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With the support of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living, Family & Children's Agency is able to provide services to seniors and the disabled, including personal alert, carpentry and home modification, assisted transportation, homemakers, and health aides.

SWCAA's relationship with Family & Children's Agency has continued for more than two decades, and its support for the personal alert response system has been in existence for nearly three decades.

"The partnership with the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging is among one of the most important and longstanding relationships with the agency," said Robert F. Cashel, CEO and president of Family & Children's Agency.

SWCAA provides Title III federal grants through the Older Americans Act, which is available to any senior who self-declares a need for assistance, and funding through the Connecticut Home Care Program, for which participants must be Medicaid eligible. In the last two years, SWCAA has provided more than $330,000 for Title III grant-funded programs and more than $1.5 million in CHCP funding.

SWCAA is a funding source for federal and state dollars for the elderly in the 14 towns of southwestern Connecticut.

The home care services program at Family & Children's Agency offers seniors the ability to remain safe and independent in their own homes. For information, call 203-831-2900 or visit www.FamilyandChildrensAgency.org.