Our Outreach Workers meet with elderly and disabled Westport residents either in their home or in the office to assess the individual's needs, to explain community programs and benefits, and assist with applications for programs such as Fuel Assistance, Food Stamps, and other benefits. The Outreach Workers also assist elders in crisis - they are mandated reporters for suspected elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Our Outreach Workers are happy to include family members in meetings if the elder or disabled individual agrees.
Outreach Workers and all Council on Aging staff are bound by strict confidentiality laws and are not allowed to release any information without permission.
The Outreach Workers receive referrals from many different sources including family members, police and fire, health professionals, community agencies, nursing homes, and the elders and disabled themselves.
If you would like to make a referral, please contact one of our Outreach Workers at (508) 636-1026.