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Finance and Advocacy

American Association of Retired People (AARP) advocates for seniors in state and federal courts on many issues, including Medicare, Social Security and consumer safety.

ABA Commission on Law and Aging 
American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging monitors legislation and regulations that protect the elderly from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

City of Stamford Senior To Go Guide
City of Stamford offers many services to seniors,  including a subsidized taxi service, fair rent administrative procedures, Medicaid/Medicare/Medigap guidance, and meals-on-wheels locations.

Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
Community volunteers assist seniors with residents’ rights, problem solving, interviewing skills, negotiating, working with nursing home staff, and the health care system.

Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Link to homeowner information on Connecticut’s Elderly/Disabled “Freeze” Tax Relief Program.  Applications and claim forms can also be downloaded from this site.

Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy  
An independent state agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
Advocate for the well-being and independence of low-income elderly and disabled individuals.

Tax Relief for Connecticut Seniors
Connecticut law libraries provide information on tax relief for elderly property owners.

National Council on Aging