(3TV/CBS 5) - There are many organizations in the Valley that are helping seniors. Arizona's Family has made it easy to contact these agencies.
Area Agency on Aging
This organization offers programs and services for people in Maricopa County. They also have home meal delivery. Click here for more detailed information.
Their 24-hour hotline is 602-264-4357 (HELP). Click here to go to their website for a list of all their services.
About Care services Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek. They offer the following services: transportation, shopping, running errands, respite care, and minor home repairs.
You can call them at 480-802-2331 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Click here to go to their website.
Benevilla Home Services program provides clients that a little extra assistance to maintain their independence. Services are available short- or long-term to those with limited resources and options. Services Peoria, Surprise, Sun Cities, El Mirage, Youngtown, Goodyear, Litchfield, Buckeye, Tolleson, and Avondale.
You can call them at 623-584-4999, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here to go to their website.
Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
Older adults on a fixed-income have a place to go for a home-cooked meal. This Sun City senior center offers home-cooked meals to go for people over 60. Click here for more information.
The organization is adjusting some protocols amid coronavirus concerns. Usually, volunteers go shopping with their neighbors, but now, they will be doing the shopping for them. You can call them at (602) 274-5022, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here to go to their website.
East Valley Adult Resources (Now under a new name Aster Aging, Inc.)
Aster impacts thousands of older adults and their families in the East Valley through our core programs: In-home support, Meal on Wheels, Senior Centers and Social Services.
Aster services Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and Apache Junction.
Their number is 480-964-9014. Click here to get to their website.
Foothills Caring Corps
Caring Corps volunteers provide in-home services, transportation, and community services and support. The organization serves Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale and Phoenix north of Jomax.
You can call them at 480-488-1105, Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Click here to get to their website.
Neighbors Who Care
At Neighbors Who Care, community volunteers help the elderly live at home in Sun Lakes and South Chandler. The services they offer are: business assistance, case management and dinner delivery services.
They can be reached by phone at 480-895-7133, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here to get to their website.
YMCA’S OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR AHWATUKEE SENIORS (Y OPAS)
Y OPAS is a community effort offering FREE support services for the seniors of Ahwatukee and their caregivers.
Community volunteers help our seniors by providing:
- Shopping and errands
- Friendly Visiting
- Caregiver Relief
- Reassurance Calling
- Minor Handyman Repairs
- Business Help
- Social Activities
- Support when discharged from the hospital
They can be reached at (602) 212-6088. Click here to get to their website.
VerdeCares Inc. is a nonprofit Arizona corporation that provides non-medical care and assistance for community residents of the lower Verde Valley. The services offered are: medical transportation, grocery shopping, mobile meals, nutritional support, medication management, minor home repair, technical assistance, and care management.
Their number is 480-471-8944. Click here to get to their website.
YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix
YWCA partners with Meals on Wheels to deliver nutritious meals and provide companionship to seniors. By delivering a nutritious meal, friendly visit, and safety check daily, the program combats three of aging’s most harmful threats: inadequate nutrition, isolation, and declining quality of life. YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is the only Meals on Wheels program that serves the cities of Glendale and El Mirage. For more information on our Glendale or El Mirage programs, call 623.931.7436.
Many senior and recreation centers have closed during the coronavirus outbreak. But, not to worry. Older adults on a fixed-income have a place to go for a home-cooked meal.