Targeted for Seniors
Bridgeport Hospital provides numerous support services for older adults in addition to the ones listed below. We offer community lectures on various topics throughout the year and additionally post our quarterly newsletter Healthy & Wise right here on our website. For more information about any of these services, call us, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396.
AARP Senior Driving Safety

AARP’s Senior Driver Safety Program is offered monthly at Bridgeport Hospital and is now a one-day course. The fee covers handouts and instructional materials. Classes are taught by trained AARP instructors. Successful completion may entitle seniors to a discount on automobile insurance premiums.


To register call: 1-888-357-2396

Bridgeport:
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Audiology (Hearing) Services at the Ahlbin Centers

Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers provides comprehensive hearing services, including diagnostic hearing assessments for children and adults and a wide selection of digital hearing aids. Upon physician referral, Ahlbin Centers also evaluates and treats vestibular disorders (dizziness).

Bridgeport:
Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center
226 Mill Hill Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 336-7341
Blood Pressure Screening

The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport Hospital provides free blood pressure screening at the following locations in the community. For more information please call us, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396.

 

2012 LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES

 
FAIRFIELD 
Fairfield Senior Center
100 Mona Terrace
Fairfield, CT 
Phone: 203-256-3166

 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

January 3 and 17, February 6 and 21, March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18, July 2 and 16, August 6 and 20, September 4 and 17, October 1 and 15, November 5 and 19, and December 3 & 17, 2012.


STRATFORD 
Stratford Baldwin Senior Center
1000 W Broad St
Stratford, CT 
Phone: 203-385-4055 

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

January 9, February 14, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 9, November 13 and December 10, 2012. 


SHELTON 
Shelton Senior Center
81 Wheeler St
Shelton, CT  
Phone: 203-924-9324

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

January 23, February 27, March 26, April 23, May 29, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, and November 26, 2012.

Catalyst Prescription Discount Card

Bridgeport Hospital offers a no-cost prescription card for seniors. It entitles people age 50 and over, and their dependents to obtain prescription discounts at more than 48,000 chain and independent pharmacies nationwide. To request an application, please call us, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396.

Geriatric Assessment Program

This service provides a complete assessment by a geriatrician (a physician specializing in the medical care of the elderly), nurse, and social worker to diagnose an older person's need for help. Geriatric assessment involves both the patient and his or her family members, and includes a physical examination, a medical history, and a psychiatric evaluation to diagnose possible depression or other mental health conditions. The Geriatric Assessment Program serves patients in Stratford, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Fairfield and beyond.

Stratford:
Bridgeport Hospital Center for Geriatrics
95 Armory Rd
Stratford, CT 06614
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 384-3388
Geriatric Emergency Medical Service (GEMS)

All Emergency Departments are not the same, which is especially important if you or a loved one is age 65 or older.  When deciding where to seek emergency care, remember: Only Bridgeport Hospital offers GEMS - our Geriatric Emergency Medical Service.

A dedicated GEMS nurse practicioner oversees Emergency Department care for you or your loved one by:

  • Greeting patients and explaining what type of testing may be done, which helps put patients and their families at ease.
  • Working with Emergency Department doctors to provide treatment and quickly determine whether patients need to be admitted to the hospital or can return home.
  • Ensuring that patients return to a safe environment, whether at home or another facility, with a proper plan of care.

GEMS is available seven days a week,
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Bridgeport:
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Geriatric Home Visit Program

Many older patients who need to see their physicians are unable to do so because they are housebound. Bridgeport Hospital's Geriatric Home Visit Program can help them to get the care they need in their homes. The Home Visit Group will become the primary care physician for those who qualify for the Geriatric Home Visit Program. If hospitalization is necessary, Bridgeport Hospital will provide care.

Stratford:
Bridgeport Hospital Center for Geriatrics
95 Armory Rd
Stratford, CT 06614
Map
Stratford:
Bridgeport Hospital Center for Geriatrics
95 Armory Rd
Stratford, CT 06614
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 384-3388
Lifeline

Live more securely in your own home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For more than 30 years, Lifeline has enabled millions of people to live with greater independence, peace of mind and dignity in the place they feel most comfortable - their own homes.  Because the Lifeline service also helps family caregivers to balance the needs of their loved ones with the demands of their own busy lives, Lifeline is of immense benefit to them as well.  Lifeline is a 24-hour personal emergency response program appropriate for all ages.  Trained staff members are available at the touch of a button to call emergency personnel and family members, for both medical and non-medical situations.  A daily check-in feature helps let working parents know when kids are home from school. 

For information, please call Lifeline, 1-800-242-1306 ext. 4937 or click here to learn more online.