New England Psychologist

ARPA funds for seniors in Connecticut

ARPA funds giving seniors a boost in Connecticut

By Eileen Weber

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was put into law in March 2021 with $350 billion allocated to aid public health, economic, and community programs. Of that $350 billion, Connecticut received $2.6 billion. The state has put several programs in action, including ones that target the mental health of seniors. For example, in New London, the senior center is using $100,000 to hire an outreach mental health worker. Marina Vracevic, the center’s senior citizens coordinator and municipal agent, said although they always thought a mental health care worker was necessary, the center focuses mainly on recreational activities, so it was [More]

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