Greetings and Salutations.
NW CARES is the Northwest Coalition of Agencies Related to Elder Services in Canaan, Falls Village, Lakeville/Salisbury, Norfolk, Sharon, Cornwall, Warren and Kent. Our mission is to identify, clarify and seek solutions to issues in service and activities that affect the elderly and their families. And since these possible solutions affect young as well as old, our scope extends to programs available to all ages.
We developed this resource guide to provide information that will help you choose more effectively from the array of services available in our area. We hope that “ The Northwest CARES Help Book” will become a useful reference source for all concerned with the well-being of older people, their families and friends and care givers. We invite readers to help us improve the publication and keep it up to date with corrections and additions.
Our special thanks go to the people who made the original 1999 booklet possible: to Dianne Heiny whose idea it was, to Debbie Pastore who was foremost among those who compiled and organized the data, and to Jane Elwood, who designed the fine logo. And to Moore & More Printing’s always generous and expert Stacey Moore, and Karen McGinnis who retyped the whole thing! We are now particularly grateful to volunteer Harding Bancroft who has been invaluable in organizing and formatting this edition. We also thank the members of NW CARES and all organizations that have contributed, for their hours of advice and support.
NW CARES has tried to provide accurate information, but is not responsible for any errors in this publication. We welcome your corrections and additions. Please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Garrison Keillor says. “Be well. Do good work. And keep in touch.”
Northwest CARES Resource Book Sponsors
(January 1, 2014)
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation*
Chore Service, Inc.
Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut*
Foundation for Community Health*
Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation*
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc.
Health Care Auxiliary for the Tri-State Region
Kent Community Fund
Salisbury Bank & Trust*
Salisbury Family Services
Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association Home Assistance
Sharon Community Foundation
Sharon Health Care Center*
Town of Cornwall
Town of Kent
Town of Norfolk
Town of North Canaan
Town of Salisbury*
Town of Sharon
Town of Warren
Union Savings Bank
VNA Northwest, Inc.
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
Winsted Nursing Care Service*
Women’s Support Services
*$250 or above