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Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter

4144 North Central Expressway Suite 750, Dallas, TX. 75204

214-827-0062

Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for phone information; office hours 8:30-5:00pm

How to apply: Call

Cost: No charge

Website: www.alz.org

Services: Support groups, assisted living information, caregiver information

 

Arthritis Foundation

4300 MacArthur Rd. Suite 245, Dallas, TX, 75209

214-826-4361

Hours: 8:30-5, M-F

Languages: English and Spanish onsite; resources for finding any other major language

How to apply:  Call for information for current events

Services: Train instructors, conduct health fairs, speakers on-site, fundraising opportunities, educational programs, physician referrals, on-going research, advocacy programs at the national level

 

Buckner Retirement Village

4800 Samuel Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228

214-758-8000

Hours: 24 hours

Languages: English and Spanish

Website: www.bucknerretirement.org/Dallas

Services: Exercise classes, computer classes, Spanish classes, onsite concerts, arts and crafts activities, book reviews, onsite library, choirs, bus trips, transportation to appointments

3 levels of care offered:  1st is independent living; 2nd is assisted living, and 3rd is harbor living (total care – Dementia); housing available for first come-first served are town homes, patio homes, cottages; apply on site.

Brady Center (Catholic Charities program)

4009 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226

214-826-8330

Hours: 8-5 M-F

Language: Spanish, English, Mandarin

How to apply: Apply onsite.  Must live in Dallas and have a family member over the age of 60.

Cost: None

Services: Financial aid for utilities for those that qualify; nutritious meals served to those over 60 or disabled for breakfast and lunch; PAN (People and Nutrition) program offers 30 lbs of food/month based on financial need; home delivery available; nutrition education offered; health screenings; recreational opportunities;

 

Holy Cross Family Center (Catholic Charities)

4906 Bonnie View, Dallas, TX 75241

214-375-0133

Information same as Brady Center.

 

Collin County Committee on Aging

600 N. Tennessee, McKinny, TX 75609

972-562-6996

Hours: 8:30-5, M-F

Language: English

Apply:  Call or in person

Cost: Varies based on financial need

Website: www.cccoaweb.org

Services:  Available to those over 60 living in Collin County: Meals on Wheels, resources guide on their website; transportation provided based on need; caregiver support, counseling; case management; volunteer opportunities available;

 

Community Senior Services of Rosemont Christian Church

1304 South Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75208

214-330-8710

Hours: 24 hours

Language: English/Spanish

How to Apply: Call and set up interview

Cost: $12/hour for in-home care

Website: www.senioraid.org

Services: Custodial and personal care (companion service, bathing & grooming assistance, meal preparation, shopping, errands, and housekeeping;). Work closely with Home and Stead (972-224-7787) and Volunteer Nurse Association (214-689-2555)

 

Dickinson Place (Closed??)

911 Saint Joseph St., Dallas, TX 75246

Phone: 214-821-5390

Hours: 9-5 M-F; (receptionist on site M-Sun 8am-9: 30pm)

How to apply: Call or come in to fill out application; must be 62 or older;

Cost: Based on income (Sec. 8 at 30% of income to 426/month) includes utilities;

Services: Full time social worker, lifeline for phone bills, grocery store transportation on Wed., activity director, bingo, Sunday services, computer lab with classes available, certified geriatric exercise instructor, in house thrift store, newcomers parties.

 

Grace Presbyterian Village Ministries

550 E. Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX 75216

214-376-1701; for hospice, call 214-413-1500

Language: English

How to apply: Call

Cost: Varies

Website: www.gracepresbyterianvillage.org

Services: Independent living, assisted living, hospice nursing care

 

Marillac Social Center (Catholic Charities)

2843 Lapsley Street, Dallas, TX 75212

214-638-4997

Information same as Brady Center.

 

Presbyterian Village North Retirement Home

8600 Skyline Dr., Dallas, TX  75243

214-355-9001

Languages: Multiple

How to apply: Come to facility and take a tour; fill out application and return for approval process (no application fee)

Cost: Varies

Website: www.presbyterianvillagenorth.org

Services: Non-profit leveled assisted living including licensed nursing care, and certified Alzheimer’s care; facility is affiliated with Texas Health Resources

 

Planned Living Assistance Network of North Texas

13150 Coit Rd. Suite 115, Dallas, TX 75240-5772

972-690-7526

Hours: 9-5 Mon – Fri.

Languages: English

How to apply: Call for information packet

Cost: $160/year or $1500 for lifetime

Services: Mental illness focus; case management with social worker for psychotherapy; assistance in acquiring medical services; comprehensive education

 

City of Richardson Older Adult Program

820 W. Arapahoe, Richardson, TX 75080

972-744-7800

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs – 8am-9pm; Wed, Fri., 8-5; Sat., 1-5

Languages: English

How to apply: Must be over 55; call

Cost:  None

Website: http://www.cor.net/

Services: Van service; benefits counseling by volunteers certified by Dallas Area Agency on Aging to assist in answering questions about eligibility for medicare/medicaid, food stamps, and other public benefits; painting classes and computer classes; dance lessons and a ballroom dance every Sat 7-9:30pm;

 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (AARP)

1625 W. Mockingbird Ln. Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75235

214-741-0200

Hours: 9-4 Mon-Fri

Languages: English, Spanish

How to apply: Call for application or apply in person

Cost: None

Website: www.aarp.org

Services: Employment training for those 55+ who meet income guidelines established by Health and Human Services

 

The Senior Source

1215 Skiles, Dallas, TX 75204

214-823-5700

Hours: 8-5 Mon-Fri

Languages: English/Spanish

Cost: None

How to apply: Must be 60+ years old; Apply by calling or in person.

Website: www.theseniorsource.org

 

Services: Eldercare services for seniors:

-                          Senior Prescription Assistance Program, which assists seniors in applying for free or low cost medications through the indigent drug programs of various pharmaceutical manufactures

-                          The Elder Support Program: Eldercare specialists handle retirement housing and assisted living options, financial concerns, in home care, mental health issues, social and volunteer activities, services for caregivers of older adults with developmental disabilities

-                          The Nursing Home Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and works closely with the Texas Department of Aging.

-                          The Senior Employment Program assists older adults 50+ seeking employment with job leads, job interview tips, creating or updating a resume; volunteers also provide employers with information about the benefits of hiring older workers.

-                          The Money Management Program offers assistance in Dallas and Collin Counties to low income elderly who have difficulty managing their finances and have neither friends or family willing or able to help, and who are not in need of a legal guardian.

-                          Volunteer Guardians help manage personal affairs of vulnerable older adults who are unable to take care of themselves as determined by the probate courts.  Money management is part of this program as well.

-                          Senior Companion Program pairs a fully functional, self-reliant senior volunteer with a frail and possibly older senior adult.  The volunteer provides the senior with companionship, escort services to appointments or social events, assists with personal care of grooming, eating, and exercising and assists with light housekeeping and meal preparation.

 

Service Program for Aging Needs

1800 Malone Street, Denton, TX 76201

940-382-2224

Hours: 9-5 Mon – Fri

Languages: English/Spanish

How to apply: Must live in Denton and LINK must be unavailable; call for application

Cost: varies

Website: www.SPAN-transit.org

Services: Meals, and transportation; Lifeline emergency response system - $25/month; caregiver support groups, Senior paws (meals for pets); benefits counseling; senior pals;

 

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

800-252-5400

Language: English/Spanish

Website: www.txabusehotline.org

 

The Visiting Nurse Association

1440 W. Mockingbird Ln. Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75247-4975

214-689-0000

Hours:  24/7

Languages: English/Spanish

Cost: Varies

Services:  Meals on Wheels - $4.00/meal; long term home care – cost based on income; hospice service; transportation for shopping and errands; rehabilitation services; wellness clinics;

 

The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas

4315 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216

214-915-4600/4616

Hours: 8-5 Mon – Fri

Languages: English/ Spanish

Cost: Varies

How to apply: For seniors whose income is at or below the poverty level

Website: www.Dallasurbanleague.com

Services: Workforce ready training and placement, computer classes, GED acquisition, grandparent resource group for those that are raising their grandchildren;