In October 2011, Jane Cornell was hired as the town’s Agent for the Elderly. Jane is a registered nurse and has lived in Hampton since 1978. Her grandparents, John and Lucy Lewis were lifelong residents of Hampton. Jane has over 10 years experience as a visiting nurse in the local area. Most recently, she has worked with seniors through programs at the McSweeny and Willington Senior Centers. She has worked for a local care management organization and is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager. Through these experiences, Jane has become well versed in the services available to assist seniors.
The goal of the Agent for the Elderly is to assist those elder Hampton residents that may be having difficulty managing any number of aspects of their home or are looking to plan for the future. In most situations, Jane will be able to link our seniors with someone who specializes in their specific need. The following is a brief list of some areas where help is available:
- Help with medications
- Help with household chores
- Advice about financial matters and planning
- Help with medical insurance coverage
- Advice to family members who are caregivers
- Help with meals
- Help paying bills
- Advice about hiring outside help
- A Hampton volunteer is offering a daily calling service to those seniors who are living alone and may not have Lifeline services.
The Elderly agent will also be involved in emergency management planning and the town will be compiling a list of those residents that may have special needs during a power failure (lives alone, uses oxygen or special equipment, etc.).
Consultations can be provided by phone or through home visits. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Jane at 860-208-2430.