Local nonprofits and other social service organizations offer help for families dealing with age-related issues. (Click here for a printer-friendly version.)
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS IN NEED
Local nonprofits and other social services offer help for families dealing with age-related issues.
Sun City does not vet or endorse any service provider on this resource list. Each resident should perform their own due diligence before choosing any service provider. This list is solely a compilation of non-profit resources and information to help residents deal with life challenges and maintain or improve their quality of life. Residents may refer to the annual Sun City Resource Guide and Directory publication as well as the Sun Rays magazine for additional resources.
Dial 211 | www.211texas.org
Free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, state-wide. Search available resources in your community for food, housing, crisis counseling, substance abuse treatment.
Adult Protective Services
1-800-252-5400 | www.dfps.state.tx.us or www.txabusehotline.org
Elder abuse prevention resources.
Report abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
AGE of Central Texas
512-451-4611 | www.ageofcentraltx.org
Caregiver Resource Center – offering information, material, and consultation.
Caregiver U. – educational classes for caregivers offered in Georgetown.
Early memory loss program.
Adult Day Health Centers in Travis and Williamson counties.
Aging and Disability Resource Center
855-937-2372 | https://www.capcog.org/divisions/area-agency-on-aging/
Single access point to long-term services and support program benefits for older adults, those with disabilities, and their caregivers.
512-241-0420 or 800-357-2132 | www.txalz.org
Education and training.
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
512-869-2650 (24/7 Crisis Hotline: 800-841-1255 | www.bbtrails.org
Service provider for mental health and behavioral health resources for Central Texas residents.
Capital Area Agency on Aging
512-916-6062 or 888-622-9111|www.aaacap.org
Plans, develops, and provides a coordinated system of services designed to promote independence for persons 60 years of age and older. Services include benefits counseling, caregiver support, care coordination, health and wellness, information, referral and assistance and medication screening.
The Caring Place
512-943-0700 | www.caringplacetx.org
Emergency financial assistance.
Temporary shelter and transportation.
Meal assistance programs.
Elder Care Locator
800-677-1116 | www.eldercare.acl.gov
Nationwide online service.
Connects elders and their caregivers with trustworthy local support services.
Public service of Administration on Aging.
Faith in Action Georgetown
512-868-9544 | www.faithinactiongt.org
Free transportation for medical, dental, and personal care appointments, and grocery shopping (cannot transport wheelchairs).
Care calling/home visits.
Medical equipment closet.
512-450-0844 | www.familyeldercare.org
512-478-7433 | www.gogeo.georgetown.org
Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is available to people with disabilities. Eligibility and screening for paratransit services is only available to people with disabilities. Eligibility and screening provided through a paper application (visit website for screening application) Curb-to-curb service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eligible riders pay $2 per trip and are required to make reservation 24 hours in advance through the website or by calling above phone number.
Lone Star Circle of Care
1-877-800-5722 | www.lscctx.org
Medical services located in Georgetown.
Dedicated senior care clinics.
Accepts all patients regardless of insurance status or income.
Low cost, high quality dental clinic in Georgetown. Call direct at 512-864-1445.
Meals on Wheels / Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties
512-763-1400 or 512-868-5010| www.opportunitiesforwbc.org
Hot, home delivered meals five days a week.
Congregate meals program at senior centers.
Sun City Helping Hands
Here is who to contact if you want to borrow something:
For items kept at the Legacy Hills Storage Area, contact:
John Viers (512-639-0262) *He prefers a call/text rather than an email
Kathy Davis (907) 351-8872
Cle Alexander (316) 990-4245
Shirley Worth (N30) (512-943-4110); Shirley keeps some medical equipment and baby items at her home that can be borrowed.
Here are some important things to consider when borrowing:
Don't wait till your guests arrive or you are bringing your patient home from the hospital to arrange for equipment. You want it at the house and ready to go. You don't have to reserve items, but it may be best to call and make sure they have the item you need available
to borrow. You can reserve an item a bit ahead of time but pick it up a couple of days prior to when you need it. The items are sanitized when returned… someone donated funds to purchase a sanitizer.
See the Support Groups page in each month of Sun Rays magazine.
Texas Health and Human Services
1-855-937-2372 | https://hhs.texas.gov/services/aging
Access to services facilitating independent living.
Help understanding state and federal benefits and legal rights.
Services for caregivers.
Assistance in qualifying for assisted-living facility care, daytime programs or nursing home services.
Guidance for long-term care services.
Veteran's Services Office
https://www.wilco.org/vetservices. Call (512) 943-1900 for appointment Monday through Friday.
The Veterans Service Office, located at 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown provides eligible Veterans, dependents, and survivors direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all benefits they have earned from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.