The Shoreline Village CT is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The activities to be conducted and the purposes to be promoted or carried out by the Corporation shall include providing information and services, sponsoring educational and recreational activities, fostering a strong sense of community, and any other services or activity so that residents of the eastern shoreline of Connecticut and nearby areas can live their lives to the fullest, as they grow older, in their own homes.
The Shoreline Village CT (SVCT) was launched on May 1st 2013 and we are now delivering services to our members after 2 years of planning.
What is the service area of the Shoreline Village CT?
Initially we are starting in the towns of Branford, North Branford, Guilford, and Madison, but seek members from anywhere along the eastern Connecticut shoreline.
Who runs SVCT and where is it located ?
As a Connecticut-based non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, SVCT is led by an unpaid Board of Directors and staffed by professionals. Our office will be conveniently located in Branford near Exit 54 off Interstate 95. We are accessible to all members by phone and email.
What are the types of membership and the cost?
The primary membership is either Active (full services) or Supporting (educational and social activities only). Our annual fee of $700 for individuals and $1000 for couples is based on regional costs and patterns of household usage of Village services. However, because the Supporting member does not receive services from SVCT, the membership is tax deductible. Other types of membership include Donors and Volunteers.
While a single annual payment is preferred, monthly payment plans can be arranged. National experience shows single members use at least as many services as couples, sometimes more. Perhaps this increased usage is because of the lack of another pair of helping hands at home.
What is included in my annual member fee?
A dependable, personal guide to the transportation, medical, household and social services you may require to help you stay in your own home as long as you wish. Many of the costs will be fully met by your membership fee, others will be discounted, and still others such as nursing care will not be.
SVCT can provide "through your door" services not available from publicly funded senior programs. The national experience of villages indicates the biggest need is for transportation, assistance at home and home maintenance.
Shoreline Village CT is a young non-profit organization whose mission is to enable Shoreline seniors (mainly in Branford, Guilford, and Madison) to continue to live independently in their own homes, thus avoiding the expense and the psychological shock of moving into a communal residential facility. Shoreline Village is part of a national network of several hundred villages that share information and ideas with each other.
Bette Davis allegedly said that “growing old isn’t for sissies.” But, it’s easier if you’re at home, helped by family, friends, and neighbors who believe in the value of staying at home. My wife and I are in our early seventies, and we are determined to remain in our home as long as we possibly can. My parents are 94 and 97, and they’re still in their own home. Virtually all our friends are in their own homes. Life is better at home, and, when the time comes, so is death.
Shoreline Village CT currently has about 100 members, but the national experience indicates 150-200 members to be economically viable long term. We have created a “health safety net” for our members in partnership with VNA Community Healthcare. We have organized a battalion of big-hearted volunteers who help with transportation and other day-to-day chores. We have organized a program of social and cultural events, some designed mainly for our members, others designed to keep our members knitted together with the larger community. We are working with other non-profits to make our services available to those facing financial hardships.
But we face many challenges, especially these two: we need to expand our membership, and we need to make sure that we are delivering to our members the optimal portfolio of activities and services. And we’re doing all this on a shoestring budget. Although we have a part-time employee who is Director of Services, we do not have an Executive Director, nor do we have an employee focused on building our membership. What we do have is a hands-on, roll-your-sleeves-up board whose basic motto is “no job is too big, or too small.”
We opened our doors in May 2013 after several years of grass roots organizing. We are at a critical point in our development with much work ahead of us. So we are excited to be participating in the giveGreater effort of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. This program has the potential to deliver some very welcome help at a very important time.
RANDOLPH B. REINHOLD, M.D.
1960 A.B. Princeton University
1964 M.D. Johns Hopkins Medical School
1965 Intern in Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston
1966-69 Resident in Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
1969-71 Research Fellow, Sears Surgical Research Lab, Boston City Hospital
1971 Chief Resident in Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (WRVAH)
1971-76 Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
1976-82 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School of Medicine
1982-86 Associate Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
1986-92 Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
1992 Visiting Professor of Surgery, University of Zimbabwe Medical School
1993-07 Clinical Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine (retired)
1971 Surgical Staff, New England Deaconess Hospital (NEDH)
1978-82 Surgical Staff, Dana Farber Cancer Center
1980-82 Surgical Staff, New England Baptist Hospital
1982 Senior Surgical Staff, New England Medical Center (NEMC)
1982 Consulting Staff, Boston VA Hospital
1984 Associate Staff, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
1992 Senior Staff, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT (HSR)
1971-77 Executive Director: Roxbury Dental & Medical Group, Boston
1971-77 Director of Community Medicine, NEDH
1977-82 Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, NEDH
1982-91 Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, NEMC
1982-91 Director, Operating Rooms, NEMC
1982-91 Coordinator, Surgical Residency, NEMC
1992-00 Program Director, Surgical Residency, HSR
1992-06 Chairman, Department of Surgery, HSR (retired)
1992: Visiting Professor: University of Zimbabwe, Harare: 6 months:
1997: Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti: 2 weeks with residents and med students
1998: Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti: 2 weeks with residents and med students
2000: Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti: 2 weeks with residents
2001: Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti: 2 weeks with residents
2002: Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti: 2 weeks with residents
2004: Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti: 2 weeks with residents
2006: ISSSTE City Hospital, Oaxaca, Mexico: 4 weeks with surgical residents
2009: Johnson & Johnson International Scholar: Yale Medical School: Kampala Uganda: 6 weeks
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