Senator Kelly Featured in CPTV’s The Journey of Caregiving

May 8, 2015

CPTV panelists including Senator Kevin Kelly at the Hartford studio taping a show entitled, The Journey of Caregiving.

Hartford, CT – Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) joined other distinguished panelists in a recent live town hall event on Connecticut Public Television focused on caregiving.

Family caregivers are the unsung heroes of Connecticut’s long-term care system. They provide billions of dollars annually in unpaid care, allowing their loved ones to remain at home and out of costly institutions.

The one-hour live Town Hall Meeting, featured Senator Kelly, Elaine Ryan, AARP Vice President, Pamela Atwood, MA, CDP, Director of Dementia Care Services, Hebrew Healthcare, Maureen McIntyre, Executive Director, North Central Area Agency on Aging, Joanne Davis, Family Caregiver along with caregivers.

The show hosted by Diane Smith, former WTNH Anchor discussed how to plan for and navigate the challenges of caregiving and how the State of Connecticut can best support its family caregivers and their vital work.

The show can be seen by visiting
Resources for families can also be found at

A List of Resources Mentioned in the Program:

Find Your CT State Area Agency on Aging
North Central Area Agency on Aging Caregivers Page and phone number: (800) 994-9422
Aging Care Academy and phone number: (860) 523-3800
Information on the CARE Act
Senator Kevin Kelly and the CARE Act
Budget Impact on Caregivers, Senator Kelly OpEd

Additional Resources:

AARP Caregiver Resource Center
12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About
Living Longer, Living Smarter (Planning Tools for Health, Legal, Finances, and Home/Community)
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Community Choices (information hub linking older adults, persons living with disabilities, and caregivers in Connecticut to the services and supports they seek)
CT Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Alzheimer’s Support Groups
Alzheimer’s Help Line