Milford Hospital Volunteers Provide Service to Area Seniors

December 2010

Senior citizens and their families, or caregivers, are not always aware of the many programs available to help pay for healthcare, prescription drug costs, housing, utilities and other essential services.  Milford Hospital volunteers are available to assist our neighbors in accessing this information.

The program, developed by the National Council on Aging, is part of the CHOICES program.  Through this service, hospital volunteers have the capability of matching an individuals needs with the specific benefits and programs that may be available to them.  Volunteer counselors are trained and certified by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut. 

This valuable service is available by appointment only and is offered free of charge.  Participation will offer the applicant a clear and concise report of all federal, state and local programs for which they may be eligible to participate in.  CHOICES volunteers are also trained to assist seniors and persons with disabilities with concerns related to Medicare and the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

Individuals interested in receiving assistance or more information can call the Milford Hospital Volunteer Services Department at 876-4062.  Hospital staff will provide more information and assist in coordinating an appointment with a trained CHOICES counselor.