Programs and Services

Elder/Disabled Outreach & Caregiver Support

The EAA Outreach Program provides voluntary social work services to senior and disabled residents of Suffield. Information and referral services are also available to any Suffield resident who is caring for a family member outside of Suffield. The goal of the outreach program is to link people with the services and programs they require to remain independent as long as possible.  If that is not feasible, we are able to help explore necessary alternatives.

Outreach Social Workers are available to meet with the resident and/or their family in their home or at the office. Telephone consultation is also available. We are able to educate residents regarding the myriad of state, federal and local programs and services that can benefit seniors and persons with disabilities.

We are able to conduct social, physical and financial assessments, make referrals, assist with applications and advocate for residents in need of support services. Some of the types of issues we can help with include:  housing, financial, insurance, socialization, health, nutrition, transportation, etc.

The staff works closely with family members and caregivers, the Police Department, the Housing Authority, the Health Department, Town departments, and state and community agencies.

There is no charge for Outreach Program services.

"Without you, Mary could not have maintained her independence and stayed in her home as she so desired. I am most thankful for all the resources and excellent caring people who are available to our elderly here in Suffield." Relative of Elder Outreach Recipient