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AARP – Livable Communities
AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.
Read more on our website: Livable@AARP.org


Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities.
Call us at: 1-800-252-5400 |Read more on our website: dfps.state.tx.us


Age Well Live Well

The Texas Health and Human Services Age Well Live Well campaign highlights the importance of aging well and promotes increased community preparedness. The campaign outlines the steps we can take today to build a healthier tomorrow. Take a moment to plan your future and start living the life you want now and as you age – you are worth it!
Read more on our website: hhs.texas.gov

 

American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss is a unique demonstration and information center specifically dedicated to helping people with vision loss find the resources, help, and support needed to continue living a healthy, independent life.
Call us at: 214-352-7222 |Read more on our website: afb.org

 

Area Agency on Aging of Dallas County
The Dallas Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is the department under the umbrella of the Community Council of Greater Dallas responsible for planning, advocating, coordinating resources and providing services for seniors (persons 60+) and their caregivers in the Dallas County area. It is part of a national network administered by the Federal Administration on Aging and funded under the Older Americans Act. The Act provides for grants to states, area agencies and local agencies to ensure the needs of seniors are met through the provision of nutrition and other community services. Funds are passed through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the state’s aging organization responsible for contract compliance.
Call us at: 214-871-5056 |Read more on our website: ccadvance.org/seniors/

 

Caregiver Teleconnection – Toll-free telephone education and support.
The goal of Caregiver Teleconnection is to provide caregivers with easy access to helpful information.  The Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, bilingual, and confidential program that connects caregivers and family members to information and support through the telephone or “tele-learning”. It provides learning sessions on a variety of useful topics, hosted over the phone by professional facilitators and experts. Family caregivers have the opportunity to connect and share with others in their situation during the sessions. The program makes learning and support simple.
Call us at: 866-390-6491 | Read more on our website: www.caregiversos.org


Coalition for Aging LGBT
Improve and protect the quality of life of older LGBT adults in North Texas through coordination and collaborations for health, housing, advocacy, financial security and social services. Our mission is to promote personal well-being, dignity and autonomy through the delivery of high quality, affordable and culturally competent home and community-based care from our affiliate organizations. We are working with involved LGBT and Aging organizations, (locally and nationally) to create comprehensive programs to address the unique needs of the LGBT Aging Community
Read more on our website: cfa.lgbt


Dallas Callier Center for Hearing Disorders
Licensed and certified audiologists at the nationally recognized UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders perform comprehensive evaluations, including diagnosis and recommendations for individuals of all ages. Audiology staff assist people with suspected hearing problems and dispense advanced hearing instruments to meet the needs of those with permanent hearing loss.
Call us at: 214-905-3000 | Read more on our website: callier.utdallas.edu

 

Dallas County Health and Human Services
DCHHS Older Adult Services Program serves residents 60 years and older. Transportation is available to program participants.
Call us at: 214-819-1860 |Read more on our website: dallascounty.org/department/seniorcenters

 

Dallas Cultural Affairs
Resource website for public art, history, interesting places of what is happening in the city. Office located in the Majestic Theater of Dallas.
Call us at: 214-679-3687 | Read more on our website: www.majestic.dallasculture.org

 

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
Mission:
To create jobs and to promote the quality of life and independence for the people who are blind and visually impaired in North Texas.
Serving Our Seniors (SOS) helps North Texas seniors develop the adaptive life skills they need when they experience vision changes as part of aging or disease-related processes. The Dallas Lighthouse SOS specialists are able to connect each senior to the services that best fit their requirements to remain independent, to maintain their privacy, and to stay in their homes.  Leadership at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind (DLB), announced in February 2018 that it is now offering Aira technology (pronounced EYE-Rah) – or “live” visual assistance via smart glasses – to both the organization’s employees and the seeing impaired community-at-large who visit the facility. The Dallas Lighthouse will be the first of 61 lighthouses for the blind in the country to utilize the technology.
Call us at: 214-821-2375 | Read more on our website: dallaslighthouse.org

 

Ed-U-Care Dallas
9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
Ed-U-CARE Inc.™ serves professional and personal caregivers through engaging training courses and self-care events. Training focuses on topics including cultural sensitivity and techniques to avoid compassion fatigue. Ed-U-CARE’s purpose is to develop highly compassionate, skilled caregivers with a deep understanding of the needs of those in marginalized communities. This may include the elderly in long-term care facilities, LGBTQ older adults, and veterans.  Ed-U-CARE Inc.™ offers SAGE training, Bridge Building Network, Hearts and Hands, and Compassion and Fatigue Symposium.
Call us at: 214- 263-2826 | Read more on our website: www.educaredallas.com

 

Elder Locator
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.
Call us at: 1-800-677-1116 |Read more on our website: eldercare.gov

 

Family Caregivers OnlineHelp & Information for Caregivers
If you are helping someone aged 60 and older with physical care, emotional support, daily activities, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources then YOU are a caregiver. Education and resources for family caregivers, friends, and providers helping older adults.
Read more on our website: familycaregiversonline.net

Lift Literacy Program for Dallas
LIFT is reaching into the neighborhoods where people live, work and worship. By teaching adults to read, we increase access to employment, reduce reliance on social services and improve the quality of life for our students and their families. LIFT’s mission is to enhance lives and strengthen communities by raising the adult literacy rate in Texas.
Call us at: 214-824-2000 | Read more on our website: lift-texas.org

 

Meals on Wheels (VNA) – Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt
Established in 1934, VNA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps older adults live with dignity and independence at home. VNA is the community’s most trusted provider of quality healthcare services in the home and is the oldest, most experienced Hospice Care provider in Texas. VNA offers Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice and Private Care in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt Counties.
Call us at:  (800) CALL-VNA | Read more on our websitewww.vnatexas.org

 

Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Carrier
Bills for medical equipment and provides a list of approved suppliers of this equipment. Medicare.gov website offers Information on Medicare sign up, Medicare costs, drug coverage, (Part D) Supplements & other insurance and more. List of approved suppliers of this equipment.
Call us at: 1-800-MEDICARE | Read more on our website: www.medicare.gov


Metrocrest Social Services
Our mission is providing programs that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence for individuals, families, and seniors living in Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and a portion of the city of Dallas in Denton County. Our dedicated group of volunteers, donors, and sponsors are building a stronger community together. Join us.
Call us at: 972-446-2100 Learn more on our website: metrocrestsocialservices.org

 

North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center
The NCTADRC provides counseling services to people who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Options counseling services help people of all ages who have disabilities – as well as people who want to plan in advance of disability – locate and access community-based services that support independent living. We do not provide direct services, such as attendant care or transportation, but serve as a resource connection. NCTADRC services are made available at no cost to people with disabilities, their caregivers, and people who want to plan in advance of need, regardless of their income.
Call us at: 1-877-229-9084 |Learn more on our website: nctadrc.org

 

Nursing Home Ombudsman Program
Participation at the Keller Senior Activities Center is open to persons who are age 55 or older and their adult guests, unless otherwise designated by the Senior Activities Center Supervisor. Participants are required to complete an information card upon their second visit to the center or before going on their first group trip. 
Call us at:
214-823-5700 Dallas County, | 817-335-5404 Tarrant County |817-695-9194 Denton/Collin County, for information on nursing homes and help in solving problems in nursing homes | Learn more on our website: theseniorsource.org

 

Reach Resource Center
REACH which stands for Rehabilitation, Education, and Advocacy for Citizens with Disabilities is a North Texas based nonprofit corporation with the dual mission of providing services for people with disabilities so that they are empowered to lead self-directed lives and educating the general public on disability-related topics in order to promote a barrier-free community.  In order to accomplish this dual mission, REACH operates the REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living in Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton and Plano. The centers are resource agencies, not residential programs.
Call us at: 214-630-5995, Dallas |817-870-9082, Fort Worth |940-383-1062, Denton |972-398-1111, Plano | Learn more on our website: reachcils.org

 

Rehabnet.comNational Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Seniors are developing drug & alcohol addiction at an alarming rate. We provide information, resources and treatment for care providers and seniors battling addiction and related conditions.  Mission: Let’s not forget our seniors and their families. Let’s give them the best support, information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery. Rehabnet.com are here to help you and your loved one every step of the way.
Call us at: 877-888-0552 | Learn more on our website: rehabnet.com .

 

Senior Affairs Commissions
The Senior Affairs Commission is a 15-member advisory board appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The functions of the Commission are​ to:​ Recommend the role of the City and the Commission in ensuring the provision of services to the elderly |​ Advise the City Council as requested on elderly issues |Provide access for citizens’ comments on elderly issues | Assist the City in the identification of programs for the elderly that are needed in the community | Perform other duties assigned by the City Council. The Commission holds regular meetings and committee meetings each month. Much of the Commission’s work is accomplished through the following SAC Committees: Elderly Safety, Budget, Communication & Technology, Housing, Health and Transportation.
Learn more on our website: dallascityhall.com

Sharing Life Outreach
Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Mesquite and Southeastern Dallas County. Services offered: food pantry | senior Fridays |medical equipment |exchange clothes closet | Holiday programs that provide food (Thanksgiving) and gifts (Christmas) | Utility assistance for those who are subject to disconnection of water, gas, or electrical services and more
Call us at: 972-285-5819 | Learn more on our website:  sharinglifeoutreach.org

 

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration website provides the following services, among others: enroll for Medicare, change your mailing address, replace a lost or stolen Medicare card.
Call us at: 1-800-772-1213 | Learn more on our website: ssa.gov

 

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. DADS also license and regulates providers of these services and administers the state’s Guardianship program.
Call us at: 512-438-3011| Learn more on our website: dads.state.tx.us

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Department on Aging (formerly DADS)
HHSC Program for 60+ provide a range of services to older Texans that help ensure their well-being, dignity and choice. Programs also are in place to support family caregivers.  Experienced staff and paid contractors can help eligible older Texans access services so they can: Live independently in their own homes, Understand their state and federal benefits and their legal rights, Give family caregivers the tools to do their job, Provide meals at home or in group settings, Qualify for assisted-living facility care, Daytime programs or nursing home services, Advocate for people who live in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes, Guide you to the right long-term care services. Some programs, such as those provided by local area agencies on aging, are available to everyone who is 60 or older. But other services, such as care provided in your home or a nursing home, are based on income and resources.
Call us at 1-855-937-2372 to talk to a trained professional who will guide you to the right service options to help meet your needs. Visit Your Texas Benefits website to inquire on available services and to apply for benefits.

Call us at: 512-438-3011 | Learn more on our website: https://hhs.texas.gov/

 

The Senior Source
Since 1961, The Senior Source is a United Way Service provider and has served greater Dallas as the go-to non-profit for aging services.  People cone to The Senior Source for help with job searches, long-term residential care advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue. The mission of The Senior Source is to improve the quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area.
Call us at: 214-823-5700 | Learn more on our website: theseniorsource.org

 

USA Senior Citizen Resources
Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.
Call us at: 1-800-FED-INFO |Learn more on our website: usa.gov/Topics


Veterans Administration National Call Center
Provides excellence in patient care, veterans’ benefits and customer satisfaction.
Call us at: 1-800-827-1000


Veterans Service Office
Assists any eligible veteran and/or family member thereof in accessing a comprehensive range of entitlements administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Services provided include securing compensation, pension, hospitalization, burial benefits, life insurance claims, state Veterans Land Board loans, and information and referral.
Call us at: 214-819-1885 | Learn more on our website: dallascounty.org/department/veterans

 

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