Officially opening on May 4, 2010, the North Central Aging and Disability Resource Center became the third of its kind in Connecticut. Known nationally by its acronym ADRC, Aging & Disability Resource Centers are tasked with serving as highly visible and trusted places where people can turn for the full range of long term support options. In the Greater Hartford area, the Community Choices program is managed by NCAAA in partnership with Independence Unlimited Inc. and CT Community Care, Inc (CCCI).
Currently funded through a grant from the US Administration on Aging, the North Central ADRC, also known as the Community Choices program helps individuals and their families identify necessary services regardless of age, financial disposition, or health status.
Core components of the Community Choices program include:
- Information giving
- Long Term Support Options Counseling and,
- Care Transition Intervention (CTI)*
*Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) is the partner facilitating this nationally recognized program for preventing unnecessary hospital re-admissions.
One of the many frequently asked questions of the Community Choices program is the impact of employment income on state assistance for individuals with disabilities. To this end we are pleased to welcome to the Aging and Disability Resource Center “umbrella” the Connect to Work Center, a program of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS). The Connect to Work Center has a state-wide network of Benefits Specialists called Community Work Incentive Coordinators who are available to review work incentives and to provide personalized benefits analysis to interested callers.
To find a Connect to Work Center near you, please call 1-800-773-4636. TTY: 1-860-424-4839.