Older Adults

Stay Involved
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Keep Healthy
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Live Long and Prosper

 


Stay Involved

Plano Senior Center 

Provides a variety of recreational, educational, wellness, volunteer and social opportunities for adults 50 and older, living in or outside Plano.

Seniors Active in Learning through Collin College (SAIL)

SAIL is a participant-led lifelong learning program offered to students 55 years of age and older.

Free Tai Chi and Fall-Prevention Classes

Medical Center of Plano, 3901 West 15th Street Plano, TX 75075, offers free Tai Chi and Fall Prevention classes for all interested parties. Classes are available for all levels.  No prior experience is necessary. You can join anytime. Contact the Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center at 972-519-1274 for class times and locations.

Volunteers in Plano Program

Work in partnership with City staff, corporate and civic organizations and schools to develop effective community programs to benefit the City of Plano.

Collin County Master Gardeners

Attend Master Gardener classes to learn about North Texas lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. Then share this information with your community.

Plano Texas Senior Guide

A guide containing statistics, information, and links relevant to older adults in Plano.  Created by SeniorCare.com, an organization dedicated to informing consumers about the realities and options within the senior care sphere.

 


Apply for Benefits

Social Security Administration

Apply for retirement benefits, disability, estimate your retirement benefit, get information on social security.

Medicare

Sign up for Medicare, find out what Medicare covers, estimate your cost, explore prescription drug plans and supplemental insurance plans.

 

 


Keep Healthy

Collin County Meals on Wheels

Home delivered lunch, evening and weekend meals.

Drug Interaction Checker (AARP)

Enter any list of prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbals and supplements to see how they interact with each other and with other substances.

Medications and Older Adults

Created by the American Geriatrics Society, this site uses the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, which is one of the most cited geriatric references, and includes lists of inappropriate medications, potentially inappropriate medications for certain common health problems, medications that can cause medicine related problems, drug interactions, and alternatives to potentially inappropriate medicines.

Wellness Center for Older Adults 

Medical, preventive, durable equipment and other services for adults 55 years and older and their caregivers in Collin County Texas and surrounding areas, featuring the Plano Senior Rides Program, a taxi subsidy program for qualified Plano residents who are age 65 and over. For details go to the website, select SERVICES and then select SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES.

Medicare Home Health Compare

Home Health Compare can help choose a quality home health agency that has the skilled home health services you need and that is Medicare-certified.

 

 


Get Help 

211Texas

Connect with services you need – Food, health, housing and more. This service can be accessed via website or by dialing 211.

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging

Provides at-home services for individuals age 60 and over who need multiple health or social services, including emergency response systems, medications, medical equipment, and residential repair.

Eldercare Locator

A public service site of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting older adults and their families to a range of age-appropriate services.

Plain-O Helpers

A Plano handyman program of seniors helping other seniors with minor home maintenance and repairs.

Plano Community Home

Plano Community Home offers modern living communities designed to serve low-income seniors aged 62 or older, veterans and those who require the features of the accessible units.

Texas Ramp Project

An organization devoted to building ramps for elderly and disabled people who cannot afford them on their own.

Seniors Helping Seniors

Full-range of home care, companion and home maintenance support services from seniors who enjoy helping.

 

 


Live Long and Prosper

Long term Care

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site that explains the ins and outs of long term care.

Advance Directives

An explanation of Advanced Directives from Medicare.gov.

Long Term Care Quality Reporting System

From the Texas Department of Aging and disability Services. Find and compare Long Term Care providers.

Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

An advocate for quality care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. An ombudsman is dedicated to enhancing the lives of residents and is independent of the facility.

 

Last updated:  4/3/2017 AF