Retirement - Advocacy and Rights
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?
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
DOA Legal Services http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313062
Senior Advocacy Resources
The CHOICES Program http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313032/
CT Commission on Aging http://www.cga.ct.gov/coa/
LTC Ombudsman http://www.ct.gov/ltcop/site/default.asp
DDS Ombudsman http://www.ct.gov/dds/cwp/view.asp?a=2052&Q=328222/
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
Family & Caregiver Support Resources in Connecticut https://www.nrd.gov/family_and_caregiver_support/states_and_territories/connecticut