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Retirement - Citizenship & Advocacy

 
 
Retirement - Advocacy & Rights
Citizenship and Advocacy
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:   Who will “be there” for me when both of my parents have died?  Are my extended family members and other supporters knowledgeable about the things that are important to me?  Have you left a “road map” on how to best support me when you are no longer able?  Who will emotionally support me when a close family dies?  What are my legal rights as I age?  Do I have legal documentation of my end of life wishes?

Respecting Elders

How to Respect Older People http://www.wikihow.com/Respect-Older-People/

Who will be there?

Circles of Support for People with Disabilities http://www.asid.asn.au/Portals/0/Conferences/NZ2010/Circles%20of%20Support%20for%20People%20with%20Disability%20-%20Ainslie%20Gee.pdf

Rights for Seniors

Elder Law  http://ctlawhelp.org/self-help-guides/elder-law/

DOA Legal Services http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313062

Senior Advocacy Resources

AARP http://states.aarp.org/category/connecticut/advocacy-connecticut/

The CHOICES Program https://portal.ct.gov/DORS/Content-Pages/Programs/CHOICES-Connecticuts-program-for-Health-insurance-assistance-Outreach-Information-and-referral-Couns

LTC Ombudsman  http://www.ct.gov/ltcop/site/default.asp

DDS Ombudsman  https://portal.ct.gov/DDS/Ombudsperson/Ombudsperson/Ombudsperson-Home-Page

State Department on Aging http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2510&q=385896/

Elderly Support Groups

CT Caregivers Support Groups 
http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/lib/agingservices/pdf/connecticutcaregiversupportgroups052010.pdf