Full of energy, determination and pure will, 35-year-old Carlie lives life to its fullest after sustaining a brain injury as the result of a car accident when she was in the 11th grade. Through a long and complex recovery, today she lives in her own apartment with support from her care team, including CCC Care Manager Ron Sturm. Carlie participates in daily tasks including meal preparation, nutrition tracking and budgeting. She is very active, enjoys working on creative projects related to the interior design of her home, runs her own online business, has reached a goal of bicycling 10 miles a day at the gym, and volunteers at numerous non-profit organizations.
The Age Well Community Council of Danbury and the Connecticut State Department of Social Services held a community-wide Summit with leaders from the Danbury area including businesses, libraries, faith groups, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physician groups, community groups and senior centers to connect statewide efforts with local initiatives that provide resources and information that promote healthy aging, thereby creating a path forward for people in Danbury and throughout Western Connecticut to “Age Well”.