The following is a brief list of some of the agencies offering services for senior citizens. For specific individual requests, contact United Way’s “First Call for Help” at 817-258-8100.
Area Agency on Aging
210 East 9th Street; Fort Worth, Texas 76102
The agency provides information and assistance, benefits counseling, ombudsman and case management for senior citizens.
Alzheimer’s Association of Tarrant County
Arlington Office: 401 W. Sanford Street, Suite 200; Arlington, Texas 76011
It provides direct support and education for families dealing with this disease. There are support groups and monthly educational programs. The Family Care program conducts home visits to discuss area resources. The association offers telephone assistance to provide information, referrals and caregivers support. Educational programs include “The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s” and “As We Cope”.
Handitran of Arlington
501 West Sanford Street, Suite 10; Arlington, Texas 76011
Handitran offers senior citizens and residents with disabilities, door-to-door transportation in mini-buses and taxi cabs. Handitran operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Trips may be scheduled up to six days in advance. The cost is $1.75 for a one-way trip, with an application fee of $10.00 upon sign-up.
Meals on Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County
101 East North Street; Arlington, Texas 76011
Meals on Wheels provides hot noon meals delivered to homebound elderly and disabled persons.
Mission Arlington Medical Equipment Closet
2117 Roosevelt Drive, Suite B; Arlington, Texas 76013
Mission Arlington accepts and loans out at no cost durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers. Volunteers will pick up or deliver items.
Salvation Army Family Center
712 West Abram Street; Arlington, Texas 76013
The center provides activities for health and well-being like physical fitness, computer training and recreation.