Aging Websites

State agencies

Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors

Dept. on Aging

Dept. on Aging’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Dept. of Rehabilitation Services’ State Unit on Aging


State boards, commissions, and task forces

Connecticut Long-Term Care Planning Committee

Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Advisory Council


Federal government

Administration for Community Living – includes the Administration on Aging

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics

National Institute on Aging


National Conference of State Legislatures

Guides to issues relating to:

            the elderly (generally)

            aging in place


Other organizations

Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Council on Aging

The Gerontological Society of America

American Geriatrics Society

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

National Adult Protective Services Association

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College


Other online resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services program statistics

Connecticut law about powers of attorney – research guide by the Judicial Branch Law Libraries

Dept. of Social Services protective services for the elderly

Guide to elder law from CTLawHelp, a group of nonprofit legal services organizations in Connecticut

Guide to the Older Americans Act from the Administration for Community Living – summarizes the 1965 act and its most recent reauthorization in 2016.

Healthy Aging website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – includes links to data and reports.

My Place CT, Dept. of Social Services website with information on long-term care

White House Conference on Aging final report (2015)

Aging Finding OLR Reports and more in the vertical files: index headings

For OLR Reports and other materials related to the Committee on Aging’s work, index headings include:

Elderly Abuse
Housing – Elderly
Nursing Homes
Tax Exemptions – Elderly

The library assigns topical index headings to all OLR Reports and keeps hard copies of the reports organized by these index headings. Reports from 1994 to the present are in the library’s file cabinets (aka the “vertical files”) in the red-tabbed folders, as well as online in full text. Older reports are in two sets of bound volumes (one set for the 1970s, and one for 1980-1993) on the library’s shelves.

The same index headings the library uses for OLR Reports have been used to organize over 600 subject files of materials such as newspaper clippings, court decisions, press releases, pamphlets, and other resources that would be more difficult to locate if they were dispersed throughout the library’s general collection. The subject files are in the blue-tabbed folders in the file cabinets. (Many of the items in these folders have also been digitized by the library, and their electronic versions can be found in the library’s intranet catalog.)

Aging Recent OLR Reports

The Office of Legislative Research writes nonpartisan reports for legislators on various topics. Recent reports related to the Committee on Aging’s subject areas include:

July 11, 2019: Acts Affecting Seniors (2019-R-0123)

Nov. 26, 2018: Money Follows the Person (2018-R-0317)

July 9, 2018: Minimum Nurse Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities (2018-R-0176)

June 12, 2018: 2018 State Programs for Older Adults (2018-R-0126)

Feb. 8, 2018: Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse (2018-R-0068)

Dec. 20, 2017: Medicare Part D “Donut Hole” (2017-R-0345)

Dec. 19, 2017: Elderly Nutrition Program (2017-R-0309)

Dec. 14, 2017: Connecticut’s Long-Term Care Rebalancing Initiatives (2017-R-0328)

Dec. 12, 2017: Connecticut Nursing Homes (2017-R-0327)

Nov. 27, 2017: Demographics: Connecticut’s Senior Population (2017-R-0257)