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A snapshot of 5 popular cities including senior population, supply and demand of home care, cost of home care, local Area Agency on Aging, and fun things to do with your caregiver.

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Bridgeport, CT
Danbury, CT
North Haven, CT
Stamford, CT
West Hartford, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Senior Population:

Seniors over the age of 65 account for 10% of the population (144,236) in Bridgeport, CT1. That means approximately 14,424 people are considered older adults in this city.

Supply & Demand of Home Care:

If we consider that 75% of people in this age group are community residents2, and 22% of this narrowed group receives varying amounts of paid home care assistance2, then we can guess that 2,380 seniors *may* need home care.

At the present time, we have 26 non-medical home care agencies in our directory that serve the Bridgeport, CT area. The supply / demand ratio of home care in this city is 92 seniors per one agency.

Cost of Home Health Aide:

John Hancock’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey3: $20 per hour

Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey4: $24 per hour

Local Area Agency on Aging

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging

1000 Lafayette Boulevard, 9th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 333-9288

Fun Things to Do with Your Caregiver

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06610

Zoos are not just for kids you know. Seniors can spend an hour or a whole day seeing over 300 animals at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. A top family attraction that welcomes seniors to get up close and personal with their fuzzy critters. Senior rates $11/day, Open 11-4 daily. Enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Picnic Grove.

The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06604

On Sunday, May 21, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey said its final farewell to a sold-out crowd but the show does go on at the Barnum Museum. “Envisioning the Future” exhibit, featuring artifacts that belonged to P.T. Barnum, Tom Thumb and others, is open for viewing and tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, year-round and its FREE!

Downtown Cabaret Theatre
263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport CT 06604

Broadway style shows without having to travel to the big apple including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and even “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Or how about an evening out tapping your foot to musical tributes to the likes of Carole King, Paul McCartney and the Eagles to name but a few. Drawing upon both Connecticut and New York talent, the Downtown Cabaret has proven to be a fabulous opportunity for artists to showcase their talents. If you happen to be accompanying a frugal senior, you will delight in learning it’s BYO and Picnic style so bring your favorite snacks and drinks along.

Danbury, CT

Senior Population:

Persons 65 years and over account for 11.1% of the population (80,903) in Danbury, CT1. This equals approximately 8,980 seniors who qualify for a discount at the local grocery store.

Supply & Demand of Home Care:

If we consider that 75% of people in this age group are community residents2, and 22% of this narrowed group receives varying amounts of paid home care assistance2, then we can guess that 1,482 seniors *may* need home care.

Currently, we have 22 private duty home care agencies in our directory that service Danbury, CT. The supply / demand ratio of home care in this city is about 67 seniors per one agency.

Cost of Home Health Aide:

John Hancock’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey3: $26 per hour

Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey4: $24 per hour

Local Area Agency on Aging

Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging

84 Progress Lane
Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: (203) 757-5449

Fun Things to Do with Your Caregiver

Candlewood Lake Town Park
36 Hayestown Road Danbury, CT 06810

Dip your toes in the sand at this picture-perfect postcard beach located in Candlewood Lake Town Park. Enjoy walking along these gorgeous 11 acres that boast 200 yards of beach-front. Seniors are welcome to swim, relax and enjoy the town park with daily passes for $7.00 and season ones for $30. Benches, picnic tables, and a concession stand make dining outside a pleasant experience.

The Palace Danbury
165 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810

Treat yourself to an evening out downtown at The Palace Danbury. Featuring the grandeur of the past and the entertainment of today, The Palace is your destination for music, theatre, and comedy. Spend an intimate evening with artists such as Ricki Lee Jones and Taylor Hicks or enjoying the Manhattan short film festival. You will find it hard to believe you are in downtown Danbury and not some exotic location far away.

Elephants Trunk Flea Market
490 Danbury Road New Milford, CT 06776

Wander the many rows of antiques, collectibles and treasures to find that bargain you've been searching for. It's one of the largest flea markets in the East and open every Sunday in April thru mid-Dec. Embark on a fifteen-minute ride from Danbury to kickstart a terrific Sunday afternoon. The "Trunk" as it is known is cheap entertainment at $2.00 per person entry fee with plenty of free convenient on-site parking for seniors. Remember that what some might call junk, others will call treasures.

North Haven, CT

Senior Population:

Seniors over the age of 65 account for 19.9% of the population (24,088) in North Haven, CT. That means approximately 4,794 people are considered older adults in this city.

Supply & Demand of Home Care:

If we consider that 75% of people in this age group are community residents2, and 22% of this narrowed group receives varying amounts of paid home care assistance2, then we can guess that 791 seniors *may* need home care.

At the present time, we have 13 non-medical home care agencies in our directory that serve the North Haven, CT area. The supply / demand ratio of home care in this city is 61 seniors per one agency.

Cost of Home Health Aide:

John Hancock’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey3: $25 per hour

Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey4: $22 per hour

Local Area Agency on Aging

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 785-8533

Fun Things to Do with Your Caregiver

North Haven Town Green
70 Audubon Street New haven, CT 06510

Relax to music under the stars on warm summers nights at the Town Green from June - August. "Music Under the Stars" is a local's favorite and acts as the town's central meeting place. This unique venue features a variety of local musicians that seem to offer something for everyone.

Wooster Square Farmers' Market
817 Grand Avenue No. 101 New Haven, CT 06511

Stroll through this open-air market on Sat mornings from 9-1 year-round located in nearby New Haven's Little Italy neighborhood. At Russo Park, on the corner of Chapel Street and DePalma Court you will be entertained with live music, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Residents appreciate that all the produce sold here is locally grown. Stock up on fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and breads. Surprise your family by bringing home a tasty homemade pie.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
4 Hamilton Street New Haven, CT 06511

Celebrate your classical music heritage through performances at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Whether you are a seasoned follower of orchestral music or trying a new experience, the musicians will inspire, delight, and even challenge. Step out and enjoy some classical music performed by the talented New Haven orchestra.

Stamford, CT

Senior Population:

Persons 65 years and over account for 11.1% of the population (122,630) in Stamford, CT1. This equals approximately 13,612 seniors who qualify for a discount at the local grocery store.

Supply & Demand of Home Care:

If we consider that 75% of people in this age group are community residents2, and 22% of this narrowed group receives varying amounts of paid home care assistance2, then we can guess that 2,246 seniors *may* need home care.

Currently, we have 31 private duty home care agencies in our directory that service Stamford, CT. The supply / demand ratio of home care in this city is about 72 seniors per one agency.

Cost of Home Health Aide:

John Hancock’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey3: $24 per hour

Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey4: $24 per hour

Local Area Agency on Aging

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging

1000 Lafayette Boulevard, 9th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 333-9288

Fun Things to Do with Your Caregiver

Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT 06903

Drop in to the Heckscher Farm and say hello to the animals, and check out the amazing exhibition in the Stamford Museum Galleries. The center offer exhibits on natural and cultural history, in a 1929 mansion. Its grounds include an educational farm, an otter pond and an observatory. Enjoy a picnic on the Meadow or walk over 80 acres of nature trails (if you're feeling energetic). Fun awaits you at the Museum & Nature Center so don't delay your visit.

Cove Island Park
363 Weed Ave Stamford, CT 06902

Ride the tram around the island to enjoy scenic vistas of Long Island sound. Cove Island Park is a bird habitat, with beaches, wetlands and trails. Plan a barbecue on this 83-acre park and beach in the Cove section of Stamford, located on Long Island Sound. A favorite spot of residents to escape the hustle and bustle and relish the peace and quiet.

The Ferguson Library
1143 Hope Street Stamford, CT 06907

Spend a pleasant afternoon reading some new arrivals in a cozy nook at this very popular library. You will love this library for its collections, helpful staff and peace. The Ferguson is a local fixture offering anything that comes to mind, books, records, and videos. A great children's book collection where you might find some special ones to share time with your grandchildren. This is a model of what public libraries should be like. It even houses a bookstore where you can bring in your used books for others to enjoy or purchase some to take home.

West Hartford, CT

Senior Population:

Seniors over the age of 65 account for 17.1% of the population (63,292) in West Hartford, CT1. That means approximately 10,823 people are considered older adults in this city.

Supply & Demand of Home Care:

If we consider that 75% of people in this age group are community residents2, and 22% of this narrowed group receives varying amounts of paid home care assistance2, then we can guess that 1,786 seniors *may* need home care.

At the present time, we have 21 non-medical home care agencies in our directory that serve the Bridgeport, CT area. The supply / demand ratio of home care in this city is 85 seniors per one agency.

Cost of Home Health Aide:

John Hancock’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey3: $23 per hour

Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey4: $22 per hour

Local Area Agency on Aging

North Central Area Agency on Aging

151 New Park Ave
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: (860) 724-6443

Fun Things to Do with Your Caregiver

Playhouse on Park
244 Park Rd West Hartford, CT 06119

Devote your evening to an amazing performance by impressive artists in an intimate setting. The playhouse is a hidden gem of the Hartford area. Great shows and productions and every seat is awesome. You will love the opportunity to talk to the cast after the play. Your visit here won't be your last. Combine with dinner at one of the many restaurants within walking distance.

The Center and The Square
948 Farmington Avenue West Hartford, CT 06106

Shop and eat your way at these two venues in the center of West Hartford Harbor. West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square offer something for everyone. You will not be disappointed as this area is known by many as one of the best places in all of Connecticut. From the Noah Webster Library on South Main, to various events, to specialty clothing stores, as well as many restaurants for all tastes - this area has it all! You might come for coffee at Starbuck's or Sofia's and end up staying all day.

Noah Webster House
227 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107

Tour the Noah Webster House to get a refresher on a historical figure that helped shape our nation. The tour guides are known to be very knowledgeable about the colonial period and you will go away with a better understanding about the shaping of our language. Webster is more than just a dictionary after all. Special exhibits year round are intriguing and make repeat visits worthwhile. You can purchase an interesting book at the onsite bookstore which should come as no surprise.

 



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