New LifeStyles - Fort Worth

Winter/Spring 2014

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES The following is a "mini-directory" of programs and services for senior residents in the Fort Worth area. A comprehensive "Directory of Tarrant County Services for Older Persons" is available through the Area Agency on Aging at 817-258-8081. GENERAL INFORMATION AARP PET ASSISTED THERAPY Paws Across Texas 817-577-1103 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Medicaid Medicare Veteran's Assistance 800-252-8263 800-772-1213 800-827-1000 214-265-4060 Alzheimer's Association-Tarrant County 817-336-4949 American Foundation for the Blind 214-352-7222 American Parkinson Disease Assoc. 800-908-2732 Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas 800-272-3921 Tarrant County Long-Term Care Ombudsman 817-258-8100 FOOD SERVICES Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Inc. 817-338-4433 (Hot noon meals for persons 60 and older) Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties 817-921-5381 First United Methodist Church 817-336-7277 Jewish Social Service Agency 817-569-0898 United Way's Aging Information Line 817-258-8180 Meals on Wheels, Inc. Fort Worth Arlington/Kennedale/ Mansfield Catholic Charities 817-335-5405 Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging 817-258-8081 United Way's First Call for Help Arlington, Fort Worth, and Northeast COUNSELING Baptist Marriage and Family CAPS (Children of Aging Parents) Counseling Center 817-921-8790 817-336-0912 817-277-3705 817-558-2840 Parker County Committee on Aging (Meal Program) 817-594-7419 TELEPHONE REASSURANCE (Programs designed to provide homebound persons with a telephone call on a regular basis from trained volunteers.) Bethlehem United Ctr Maddox United Ctr Mid Cities Care Corps Polytechnic United Ctr University Baptist Church Wesley United Center 817-332-7911 817-926-5329 817-282-0531 817-531-2803 817-926-3318 817-625-8205 VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 817-338-4433 TRANSPORTATION (Most transportation programs are very busy, so call as far in advance as possible.) WHEELS (Red Cross) 817-336-8714 (For medical purposes, to health and social service agencies, weekdays. Call at least two days ahead. Donations accepted.) Hood County Committee on Aging (Meals) 817-573-5533 159

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