BRASS - Bringing Rources to Action to Serve Seniors

What is BRASS?

BRASS is a collaboration of The City of Waterbury, Connecticut  Community Foundation, New Opportunities, Inc., & Western CT Area Agency on Aging working together to engage Waterbury residents ages 60+, by offering a range of opportunities and programs to help our city become a great place to grow old.

Meet The BRASS Team!

Bonnie Flannery - BRASS Program Coordinator
Are you interested in attending social events, wellness, fitness, arts, music, and technology classes for FREE? Call Bonnie for more information at New Opportunities, Inc. 203-575-4219 or e-mail her at: | New Opportunities, Inc., address: 232 North Elm St., Waterbury CT 06702

Danessa Marshall - Wtby. Municipal Agent for the Elderly and Wtby.  Senior Center Director.
Do you need help voicing your concerns? Let Danessa be your advocate. Call her at The Waterbury Senior Center: 203-574-6746.

Paola Vargas - BRASS Information and Benefits Specialist.
What does it mean to have health insurance? If you have difficulty accessing important benefit information, contact Paola. She will meet one-on-one with clients to do a benefits checkup or help fill out applications, as well as find programs that that can help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities, and more.  You can reach Paola at The Western CT Area Agency on Aging: 203-757-5449 EXT 168 or at the Waterbury Senior Center (203) 574-6746. You can also contact her via e-mail at:



To encourage Waterbury’s seniors to:

  • Connect
  • Stay Healthy
  • Keep Learning - Contribute
  • Enjoy Life!

 “Being a BRASS Member means being a part of a growing family, and having access to senior services, programs, support friendship and member discount at no cost. All you need to do is register.”
For more information please call 203-575-4219 or click here to be directed to The City Of Waterbury website.


Waterbury BRASS Provider Network Meetings

Provider Network Meetings are coordinated by the BRASS Information and Benefits Specialist out of the Western CT Area Agency on Aging. The meeting serves as a free training module for professionals working with the older population in the Western CT area who are interested in learning more about a specific topic, while establishing connections with other professionals in the community. In addition, attending these meetings is an opportunity to review difficult case scenarios and receive feedback form different perspectives. Past Provider Network Meetings have addressed topics like: Transportation Resources, The Department of Social Services, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Appeals and Advocacy, and Veteran’s Benefits. All presentations are conducted by experienced professionals who have a strong background in the topic being presented.

If you are interested in joining the Provider Network Meeting email list-where you will receive invitations and notifications about upcoming opportunities and events-please contact our BRASS representative at (203)757-5449.