The state has launched a website and media campaign to increase awareness about the choices Connecticut residents have for receiving long-term care and the career options for caregivers.
The campaign, called My Place CT, is part of an effort to expand the ability of seniors and people with disabilities to live in communities, rather than institutional settings like nursing homes. The move to reshape the state’s long-term care system also includes trying to help the nursing home industry broaden its business model to serve the needs of people living outside their facilities.
One of the major challenges in expanding the use of home and community-based long-term care options is a shortage of workers, and the My Place CT campaign is aimed in part at promoting the home care field.
“Making choices about long-term care and support just got easier,” Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said in a statement. “In fact, the online resources and campaign are based on the theme of personal choice across the full spectrum of care—from the many options for staying healthy at home to receiving skilled nursing facility care.”
The Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities recently held its annual meeting. Pictured are Friends Board Members: (back row, l-r): Bill Meyer, Judy Hardy, Gloria Stashower, Neil Hardy, Stu Rogan, Al Balas, Thelma Gordon, Carol Gluckman Betty Lou Cummings, Sue Pfister and Sue Kane; (front row) Carol Fisher, Fran Reynolds (secretary), Jack Klinge (chairman), Leslie Wolf (senior vice chairman), and John Thompson (treasurer). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Here come the hydrangeas. Red, white and blue all over Westport, as they do this time of year, every year. This hedge of healthy hydrangea is easy to spot on Imperial Avenue where cars drive slowly and runners are aplenty. The blooms give this house-for-sale great curb appeal. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Toni Simonetti for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Baron’s South Committee Work Session 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Bird’s-Eye View” 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist” 10 a.m. – Westport Arts Center – ArtCafé 8 p.m. – Jesup Green – Levitt Pavilion: Sultans of String 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Show-Off”
Westport is a town that is ferociously loyal to its art institutions. Even when we disagree, it’s almost like family. Shush!
And that is exactly why I have waited until close to the end of the play, “The Show-Off, “now running until Saturday at the Westport Country Playhouse, to post this opinion essay.
It’s important to remember that ticket sales and subscriptions keep the Westport Country Playhouse viable, and our town relies on that venerable creative institution to keep all of us zip-code-proud. And well we should.
While I have at times asked difficult questions for these “Insider Arts” pieces, more often questioning the “why” of a play, I have always applauded the courage of the creative team to put “it” out there and take the heat if it’s not what the audience likes.
The 8U Westport All Star team tonight won the championship in a Trumbull tournament, defeating Weston 13-10. Proudly showing their trophies: (top row, l-r) Head coach Jeff Green, Coach Louis Alfero, Coach Tony Lantier, Coach Jeff Schwartz; (middle row) Allyson Currier, Katie McGillion-Moore, Ava Vincini, Eliza Lang, Allison Schwartz; (bottom row) Gaby Lantier, Amanda Green, Sydelle Bernstein, Madeline Hill, Grace Alfero,and Morgan Carnahan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo