Senior Outreach

TEEG is committed to helping older residents lead active, healthy, and independent lives…

Participants in TEEG's annual senior lunch!

Participants in TEEG’s annual senior lunch!

Navigating the complex system of aging, healthcare and personal independence can be a daunting task. Whether you are seeking heating assistance, food security, benefits education, access to appropriate healthcare, homeowner advice or counseling , we are here to help! Our staff works with area seniors in our office, in the community, and in their homes through Case Management.

 

 

Case Management support includes:

  • CEAP (Connecticut Energy Assistance Program) applications
  • CHOICE Counseling
  • Operation Fuel Energy Assistance Program
  • Holiday giving
  • Food pantry
  • Assistance with SNAP (food stamp) Applications
  • Assistance with paperwork

TEEG at the Pomfret Senior Center

TEEG provides daily programs at the Pomfret Senior Center, bringing in speakers from the medical, legal, law website-senior-center-photoenforcement, health, and financial professions, etc.…. along with a nutritionally balanced lunch provided by TVCCA.

TEEG also provides on-site CHOICES-certified benefits counseling and case management for seniors at the Pomfret
Senior Center by appointment. For more information on TEEG’s programming at the Pomfret Senior Center please contact the office at 860-923-3458 and ask to speak with the Community Programs Manager.

All programs offered at the Pomfret Senior Center are provided free of charge. Small monetary donations are always greatly appreciated to support future programming. The Pomfret Senior Center is open to all area seniors regardless of town of residence or income.

Visit the Town of Pomfret website for more information on senior services.

CHOICES Counseling Program

Through support from Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, TEEG staff have become certified CHOICES counselors, to help seniors navigate and enroll in Medicare programs during annual open enrollment periods.

CHOICES refers to Connecticut’s program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling and Eligibility Screening. The program offers Connecticut’s older adults a one-stop resource that provides information and referral services on a wide variety of aging-related matters.

This includes providing assistance on health insurance concerns to older adults and persons with disabilities. It also helps older adults to understand and exercise their rights, to receive benefits to which they are entitled, and to make informed choices about life concerns.

The program provides individual counseling through trained counselors (some of whom are seniors, too!) and participates in various educational programs and community-based forums that reach older adults and their families.

For more information on the CHOICES program download additional information here (pdf).

Other Helpful Links and Web Sites

 TEEG’s Senior Services are funded in part by the  Senior Resources Agency on Aging  with Title III funds through the Older Americans Act.