Enfield Social Services
CHOICES COUNSELING NOW AVAILABLE!
Jennifer Switalski, Elderly Services Care Coordinator at Enfield Social Services, is now offering CHOICES Counseling. “CHOICES” is a Connecticut’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program that helps Connecticut’s older adults and persons with disabilities understand their Medicare coverage and healthcare options. Medicare’s open enrollment is from October 15-December 7th. Appointments are available on Monday and Fridays from 1-4pm. Please call for an appointment 860-253-6403. Virtual sessions are also available.
The Senior Minor Repair Program has been cancelled for the remainder of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 in order to ensure the health of our seniors and volunteers. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we hope to be up and running 2021.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and create a healthier community for all Enfield residents. We do this by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and delivery of services in partnership with public, private, and community-based organizations. The Enfield Department of Social Services is comprised of five divisions: Early Care & Education Services, Youth & Family Services, Family Resource Centers, Transportation, and Adult & Community Services. These divisions are charged with delivering high quality services, programming, and activities based on industry best practices and a dedication to customer service centered on respect, compassion and accountability.
Enfield Social Service COVID 19 Resource Guide
Additional Resources for Veterans during COVId-19 Pandemic
THE ENFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AT THIS TIME IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 860-253-6396 to schedule your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to implement precaution due to COVID 19. Stay healthy as we weather this storm together!
ATTN ENFIELD RESIDENTS-COVID-19 TESTING INFO: Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, has opened a drive-through mobile center to test patients for COVID-19. The Connecticut State Department of Public Health has approved the mobile clinic site, allowing it to go live on Thursday, March 19th. The mobile test site is open 9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. It is located at 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, directly in front of the Main Hospital at the Community Medical Education Center. Those seeking a COVID-19 Test do not need a physicians note.The screening process will be conducted by trained clinicians, who will be taking all the necessary precautions to protect themselves and patients. Patients will be asked to keep their windows up for the majority of their drive through the mobile clinic. Please click on link for more info.
"WHAT’S NEW AT ENFIELD SOCIAL SERVICES"
CRT is now making phone appointments for Energy Assistance call
860-560-2694 for more information.
Commission on Aging 2020 Directory of Senior Citizen Services Now Available The Enfield Commission on Aging* (COA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Directory of Senior Citizen Services, known also as The Blue Book.
This free Directory highlights useful contacts and resources for seniors in Enfield It is organized by categories ranging from Education to Finance, Home Care Assistance, Leisure, Nutrition, Safety and Transportation.
The Directories will be available to Enfield residents at many locations in town including: Department of Social Services, Enfield Town Hall, Enfield Express, Public Libraries, the Senior Center, Enfield Food Shelf, Enfield Housing Authority, and Loaves and Fishes. All COVID 19 precautions are followed at each site.
For more information you can call Social Services at 860-253-6396.
*The Commission on Aging is a town appointed group which is responsible under town ordinance to identify needs of Enfield seniors and coordinate the programs for the aging. Members solicit information and concerns from elderly residents & their families, as well as concerned citizens, and serve as advocates to all levels of government and town organizations.
The State of CT with financial support from CT Housing Finance Authority has launched a Temporary Mortgage & Rental Assistance Program for residents who have been impacted by Covid-19.
Please click on links below for more information:
The Family Resource Center will be receiving a donation of $50,000 from the LEGO Group to create and distribute Play Kits consisting of a variety of art and sensory materials to benefit all domains of development. Kits will be distributed to 1300 Enfield children ages 12 and under attending the FRC, Enfield Child Development Center, Enfield Youth and Family Services, as well as children whose families are Enfield Food Shelf participants and children attending licensed family childcare programs. Online learning sessions will be conducted to give parents and caregivers information on how to use the kits with children in their care.
*The Enfield Senior Minor Repair Program is currently shut down due to the COVID 19. We will announce when the program reopens!
2020 RENTER’S REBATE PROGRAM April 1-October 1 Provides a payment to renters based on income, rent, and utilities for the previous year (2019). A renter must have resided in Connecticut for any one-year period before signing up for the program. For a single person the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $35,300. For Married couples the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $43,000. Please call Enfield Social Services to make your appointment! (860) 253-6397
*NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL? Call CRT @860-560-2694 Click on link for more info.
*Veterans Tax Credit Program – Feb 1 to October 1. If eligible the homeowners will receive a reduction in the property taxes on either his/her primary residence or car. Please call Erin @ Enfield Social Services for more information and to schedule your appointment 860-253-6397.