northwest cares

Northwest CARES

Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to one of the best kept secrets of Northwest CT!  The NW CARES Resource Book.  We hope you will use it and help us make it better and help us spread the word of its existence.

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.  This resource guide was developed to provide information to help you choose more effectively from the array of services available in our area.

Ever since 2013, the “Northwest CARES Help Book” has been a useful reference source for all concerned with the well-being of older people, their families and friends, as well as their 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 volunteers who worked hard to update the book and we also thank those towns and organizations who assisted in funding its production, especially the former Salisbury Visiting Nurses Service now the VNA of Litchfield County.  The list of all donors can be seen below.

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

Northwest CARES Resource Book Sponsors (June 2022)

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut

Foundation for Community Health

Sharon Community Foundation

Town of Cornwall

Town of Falls Village

Town of Sharon