Local & State

FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County - The Senior Center at FOCUS provides seniors 50 and older with a wide variety of programs ranging from exercise programs, dancing lessons, card/board games, quilting, knitting, chess, and singing groups.

Alabama Connect - provided by the Alabama Department of Senior Services to assist older adults, individuals with disabilities and their family members locate services they might need as well as other information that might be of interest.

Alabama Department on Senior Services - a cabinet level state agency that administers programs for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Originally established by the Alabama Legislature in 1957 as the Alabama Commission on Aging.  ADSS is charged with carrying out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended and works closely with the U.S. Administration on Aging to achieve this goal.

Alabama Department of Public Health - the primary state health agency for the state of Alabama.

Alabama Medicaid Agency - a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, individuals with disabilities and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income and other requirements.

Retirement Systems of Alabama - public pension funds for state and local employees and public education employees in the state of Alabama.

Federal & Nationwide

AARP - a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.

Administration of Aging - Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

Benefits Check-Up - a free service of the National Council on Aging.  Answer a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.  After answering the questions, you will get a report created just for you that describes the programs you may get help from.

Eldercare Locator - a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.

Family Caregiver Alliance - a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.

Meals on Wheels -the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs.  These programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services.

Medicare -the official U. S. Government site for Medicare.

Medicaid -  centers for medicare and medicaid services.

National Council on Aging - a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.  The national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. 

Senior Living Map - view senior and assisted living facilities in a particular area by entering the city or zip and search. The map will zoom into that area and provide an aerial view of facilities located there.

SeniorNet - provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Social Security -  the official social security website.

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