Aging (Geriatrics)

Services, Support & Programs

Services
Comprehensive Aging Assessment
People with age-related medical, psychological, cognitive or social issues that interfere with daily life may benefit from an aging assessment. It provides detailed information about current health status and recommendations to help prepare for the future. Individuals may be referred to the Center by a family physician, relatives, concerned friends, social service agencies or other health care providers. The assessment is conducted by an interdisciplinary team headed by a board-certified geriatrician who specializes in aging issues. A written order from the individual’s primary care physician helps us communicate more effectively with the patient’s doctor. Fee. Learn what to expect in the aging evaluation >>

Psychiatric  Evaluation
Depression and behavioral issues that accompany memory loss or dementia are common later in life. Counseling, medication, or a combination of both, often help patients feel better, more productive and satisfied with life. The Center for Healthy Aging’s geriatric psychiatrist is highly trained in the management of emotional and behavioral problems related to aging. For more information, call 203-863-4373. Fee. Learn more about Geriatric Psychiatry >>

Family Caregiving Consultation
An experienced licensed clinical social worker meets privately with families to discuss needs and challenges related to caring for a person with dementia or chronic disease. The goal is to enable caregivers to adequately address concerns and make knowledgeable decisions. To arrange a consultation, contact Roni Lang, LCSW, at 203-863-4375. Fee.

Support Groups
Support groups offered through the Center for Healthy Aging are FREE. Please call ahead before attending to make sure the group is suitable for your needs.

Please call 203-863-4375 for specific information about support groups and meeting sites.


Women's Spousal Support Group

This support group is designed for women who provide care for a chronically ill spouse. Find new friends, practical information and emotional support. The group provides a forum to address the many concerns of spousal caregivers. It also gives caregivers a much-needed break or respite to be with others living with a similar situation. Meets twice a month (the second and fourth Thursdays) at the hospital's Center for Healthy Aging from 1:00-2:15pm. Group size is limited to 10 members, so please call 203-863-4375 to preregister. FREE.

Family Caregiver Support Group
Become a savvy caregiver. This group provides support for adults who care for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. Individuals meet twice a month to talk with caregiving peers and share advice about common difficulties and challenges. Led by a clinical social worker with expertise in family counseling and caregiver concerns. Meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the hospital's Center for Healthy Aging, 1:00-2:15pm. Group size is limited to 10 members, so please call 203-863-4375 to preregister. FREE.

Programs
GENERATIONS
This free membership program is offered to adults age 50 and older. Members enjoy stimulating seminars ranging from the science of laughter to the joys of late-life learning. From disease prevention to caring for older relatives, GENERATIONS aims to stimulate the mind and encourage discussion.

Eligibility: Any person age 50 or older who resides in the Greenwich Hospital service area can join.

Benefits include:
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • A no-cost Catalyst Scripts Prescription Drug Discount card offering 10-30% savings on prescriptions.
  • Subscribers to Catalyst Best Benefits Plan save 10-60% on prescription eyewear.
  • Subscribers to Catalyst Best Benefits Dental Plan save on dental care offered by participating providers.
  • Hertz vehicle rental discounts.

GENERATIONS PLATINUM offers additional benefits for a one-time fee of $65. To join GENERATIONS or GENERATIONS PLATINUM, call toll-free 877-838-4888.

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