Senior Resources: Free Grocery Delivery Program for Seniors

Senior Resources Agency on Aging – Eastern CT announces that it is offering a Covid 19 related, short term funded program to pay for groceries and delivery to the home of older adults.

“We are excited to offer this program to encourage older adults to get nutritious foods that they
choose delivered to their door,” said Joan Wessell, Executive Director at Senior Resources.
People 60 years or older provide their grocery list to specially trained intake personnel over the
phone. The list is then ordered and paid for through services such as Instacart or other grocery
store providers. The recipient pays nothing. Approximately $100 of groceries per order,
delivery fees and tip are all included in the program funding.

Benefits screening is offered to ensure that the participant is aware of any programs or services
that will help them to continue to live independently in their community. This might include
Medicare counseling, Senior Nutrition Program participation, SNAP application, Caregiver
support, transportation, housing questions, heating assistance and much more.

Participants provide basic demographic information in a confidential phone conversation, similar
to other Older Americans Act funded programs. Income is discussed as part of the benefits
screening process but is not a requirement of the grocery program. Call 860-887-3561 Monday
through Friday 8:30-4:00. Have your list ready and let the receptionist know that you are calling
about the grocery program.

Senior Resources, the Area Agency on Aging in Eastern Connecticut, is a private non-profit
organization established in 1976 and authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965 and state
statute to provide unbiased access, information and referral to programs related to aging. The
Eastern Connecticut region includes Windham, New London, Middlesex County and several
towns of Tolland County.
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