Meals On Wheels is a not-for-profit home delivered meal program which has been operating in Norwalk for over 25 years. It is designed to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals at a low cost on either a short or long term basis. Any Norwalk resident who is unable to shop and/or prepare meals due to illness, injury or disability can be eligible for home delivered meals. For more information, click here
The NSC Community Outreach Program provides information and assistance on a variety of topics which impact elderly clients including: housing, applying for entitlement, medical insurance, fuel bills, rent rebates and referrals for home care services as needed. In addition to providing options regarding housing and budgetary issues, the Outreach Director also provides seniors and their families with counseling services to help them through the aging process, by transitioning seniors to appropriate social services as needed.
Individual and group counseling around issues of bereavement, stress management and family conflicts is also available through the NSC Community Outreach Program.
Senior Housing Assistance Fund, provided through the generous support of a donor
advised fund at the Fairfield County Community Foundation, provides interest-free
loans to income eligible seniors. The loans are available to help seniors secure
safe, affordable housing in Norwalk. Applications are available in the Norwalk
Senior Center Outreach office. For more information go to Fairfield County's
Community at Foundation www.fccfoundation.org.
A Caregiver's Resource Center, a collaborative program with the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging is located at Allen Road. The Center provides information and referrals to anyone caring for an older loved one or for grandparents raising grandchildren. Books, articles, videos and resources are available and may be borrowed. The Center's Outreach Director is available to meet one-on-one to help educate and guide the caregiver. The Caregiver's Support Group is hosted by Lynn Westfield on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 11AM - Noon. The support group is free for caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimers, Parkinsons or memory loss. If you are interested in joining, please email Lynn Westfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES: If you have Medicare and are confused about Medicare Part D (prescription drugs), the Norwalk Senior Center would like to help you. The Center has trained counselors available to sit down with you one-on-one and help answer all your questions, determine which programs can save you the most money, and even help you apply, if you choose to do so. Help is just a phone call away.
For additional information about the many services provided by this program, contact Community Outreach Director Eva Beau at (203) 847-3115, Extension 112.