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Northwest CARES


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 ellaclark@sharon-ct.org.

As Garrison Keillor says.  “Be well. Do good work. And keep in touch.”

Northwest CARES Resource Book Sponsors 

(January 1, 2014)

Alzheimer’s Association

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation*

Chore Service, Inc.

Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut*

Cornwall Association

Foothills VNA

Foundation for Community Health*

Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation*

Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc.

Health Care Auxiliary for the Tri-State Region

Kent Community Fund

Noble Horizons

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

Webmaster: H. Bancroft 2016  webmaster@nwcares.org