Comprehensive Outreach Project for Elders (COPE)
The Comprehensive Outreach Project for Elders (COPE) offers assistance to Seniors in identifying and completing applications for appropriate government programs in healthcare, housing, nutrition and several other forms of subsidy.
The COPE staff concentrates its efforts on easing the delivery of services to the elderly, particularly to homebound individuals who find it difficult or impossible to access services through other means.
For those age 60 and above with limited income, COPE staff may help you learn if you are also eligible for:
- Tax Relief –Tax relief for homeowners and renters
- SNAP (Foodstamps)
- Senior Aide Program – Employment in local nonprofit organizations
- National Service Corps Volunteer Program
- AT&T Lifeline – Small credit on each monthly phone bill
- Medicare Savings Programs
Other programs having no income eligibility include:
- Senior Nutrition Services including Meals On Wheels, Senior Dine and Senior Cafe
- InHome Services Program for Waterbury and Meriden – Housecleaning, minor home repairs and yard work for frail elders
- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
- Senior Centers – Focal points for activities and services
- Adult Day Care – Daytime care for frail elders in local centers
- Transportation – Door-to-door to medical appointments, shopping, meals and jobs
- CHOICES – Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
- VoiceCare – Personal emergency response system with 24 hour-a-day coverage
COPE is funded by New Opportunities and private donations.
For more information call Elder Services at (203) 575-4244 or email Elder [at] NewOppInc [dot] org.
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