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Aging Resources

Benefits CheckUp

Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. If you are an adult 55 years of age, or an adult with a disability, use Benefits CheckUp to access over 1,000 services that may help you!

Disclaimer: The National Council on Aging (NCOA) does not endorse the contents of Connect to Care, and any statements made have not been reviewed or approved by NCOA.


Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) mission is to provide a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities.


Area Agency on Aging of Dallas County

Local area agencies on aging work within their communities to help older people, their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services.


Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.


Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers.


National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.


City of Dallas Senior Affairs

The Office of Senior Affairs assists seniors in the community by collaborating with community organizations to provide information and education on issues regarding senior services, grandparents raising grandchildren, transportation, employment, and victimization and elder abuse prevention.


The Senior Source

Senior Source is a community agency in Dallas serving individuals over the age of 55. They offer an array of programs from Elder Support to Money Management.


Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition

The Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition is dedicated to promoting the rights of older adults.

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Disability Resources

Metrocare Services—Mental Retardation Authority of Dallas County

Metrocare is a community mental health and mental retardation center serving the residents of Dallas. The Center provides a comprehensive array of services and support for people dealing with the challenges of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.


Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) mission is to provide a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities.


The Disability Policy Consortium

The Disability Policy Consortium is an independent group of health and disability advocacy organizations committed to promoting the rights, inclusion and independence of Texans with disabilities.


Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to ensuring that all Texans with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to be independent, productive and valued members of their communities.


Special Ed Connections

The one-stop reference center for all your special education needs. Stay connected to everything happening in special education.


Electronic Records Express

Electronic Records Express is an initiative by Social Security and state Disability Determination Services (DDS) to offer electronic options for submitting health and school records related to disability claims.


Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, or DARS, administers programs that ensure people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.


Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services-Blind Division

The DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) assists blind or visually impaired individuals and their families.


The Arc of Texas

The Arc of Texas is the oldest and largest nonprofit, volunteer organization in the state committed to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc supports families, advances public policies, provides training programs, and builds a statewide network of advocates.


REACH

REACH, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the goal of advocating for and empowering people with disabilities to take charge of their lives and participate actively in community life. REACH stands for Rehabilitation, Education, and Advocacy for Citizens with Handicaps. REACH, Inc. operates the REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living in Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton, TX.


Advocacy, Inc.

Advocacy, Inc. is the federally funded and authorized protection and advocacy system for Texans with disabilities.


Early Childhood Intervention

ECI is a statewide program for families with children, 0-3, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services.

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General Resources

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration administers social security and is a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.


ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.


Ask Medicare

The Ask Medicare initiative provides information, tools and materials to assist caregivers and their loved ones in making informed healthcare decisions.


GovBenefits.gov

GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.


DisasterAssistance.gov

DisasterAssistance.gov simplifies the process for identifying and applying for disaster assistance. You can apply for many forms of assistance with a single, online application. DisasterAssistance.gov will speed the application process and allow you to check the progress of your application online.


MyMoney.gov

MyMoney.gov provides information about the basics of financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.

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Guardianship

Texas Guardianship Association

Texas Guardianship Association (TGA) promotes communication and cooperation among individuals, organizations, agencies and courts concerned with guardianship and its alternatives.


Guardianship Alliance of Texas

Guardianship Alliance of Texas is a resource to finding guardianship programs for individuals who do not have family members who are willing or suitable to be appointed as guardians. Guardianship Alliance of Texas has established guardianship and money management programs to provide either paid staff or volunteers to be appointed as guardians or to provide money management services.

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Transportation

DART-Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART operates local and express bus routes serving Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park.


DART Paratransit Service

DART Paratransit Service is a curb-to-curb public transportation service for people with disabilities who are unable to use DART buses or trains.

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Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


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Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - Connect to Care is a web-based resource center created to provide access and assistance to older adults and individuals with disabilities needing information on the resources available.

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