Resources for Seniors

General Resources:

Area Agency on Aging – (228) 868-2311 – This agency provides a wide variety of services, assistance and resources to the elderly and disabled. This is a good place to start if you are a senior in need and are not sure where to turn

Eldercare Locator – (800) 677-1116 – Connects you to local organizations that serve seniors

National Council for Aging Care – Website with resources and guides designed for seniors

Mississippi Office of Attorney General Consumer Protection Division – Resources for protecting yourself against consumer fraud

Retired Brains – Website for baby boomers, those planning their retirements, and active retirees

SeniorBlueBook.com – (228) 369-4602 – Provides a wealth of resources for seniors; phone number is a free referral line. We also provide physical copies of the Senior Blue Book free of charge at the Center

Senior Veterans Service Alliance – The Senior Veterans Service Alliance is a not for profit corporation that supports veteran members and sponsors eldercare related businesses across the United States. They are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Employment:

Area Agency on Aging Senior Aid Program – (228) 868-2326 – A work assistance program for anyone 50 years and older

Pearl River County Workforce Investment Network (WIN) – (601) 798-3472

 

Financial Assistance:

Bell South Life Line Linkup/Discount – (888) 757-6500

Catholic Social Service – (228) 702-2137

Christian Care Ministry (Picayune, MS) – (601) 799-3593 – Emergency Assistance

Christian Services, Inc. – (601) 582-5683 – Assistance with rental and utility

Mississippi Access to Care Center – (800) 948-3090

PRVO – (601) 403-2288 – Energy, rent, and management assistance

 

Food:

Brother’s Keeper Ministries (Pearl River only) – (601) 795-3173

Meals on Wheels America – (888) 998-6325 – We are a congregate meal site, which means meals are served here at the Center. Meals on Wheels is available for those who need meals delivered directly to their homes.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – (228) 896-6979

Valley Pack – (800) 444-8014 – Five meals for $23

 

Housing and The Home:

Home Improvement Assistance

Home Solutions to Cope with Sensory Processing Issues and Sensitivities

Moving Advice for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Rental Housing Rights for Disabled Tenants

Signs Your Loved One May Need Assisted Living

 

Legal:

Fraud Hotline – (800) 682-0047

Maritime Injury Center

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

Mississippi Center for Legal Services – (601) 545-2950, (800) 498-1804

Mississippi Elderly Hotline / Adult Protective Services – (800) 222-8000

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project – (800) 682-0047

Pearl River County Department of Human Service/Family Service – (601) 798-9585

Social Security Fraud Hotline – (800) 269-0271

 

Medical and Health:

Addiction

Addiction Recovery Centers

Donated Dental Services of Mississippi – (800) 366-3640

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Guide to Finding Credible Medical Advice Online

LIFE of Mississippi (Living Independence for Everyone) – (228) 388-2401

Medicaid/Medicare Fraud – (800) 447-8477

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

Mesothelioma.Net

Mesothelioma Veterans

Pleural Mesothelioma

Mississippi Complaints for Health Facilities – (800) 227-7308

Mississippi Department of Rehab Services – (800) 443-1000 – Provides technology-related services and devices

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – (888) 477-2669

Pearl River Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic – (601) 554-5509

Pearl River County Health Department – (601) 798-6212

Treating Alcoholism

VA Medical Center – State of Veterans Affairs (Biloxi) – (228) 523-5253

Ways for Seniors to Save Money on Healthcare Costs

 

Sleep:

Dementia and Sleep Disorders

Sleep and Aging

Sleep and Cancer

Sleep for Seniors

 

Transporation:

Community Development, Inc. – (601) 788-2950 – This is the bus service that works with us to help get seniors to Center. They also provide transportation around town for seniors.

 

Other:

AARP Mississippi State Office – (866) 554-5382

Discounts

Blind & Physically Handicapped Library Services – (800) 446-0892

Social Security Administration – (228) 868-2854 – This office serves Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Stone Counties

VA Benefits – (800) 827-1000

Veterans Crisis Line – (800) 273-8255