Services Available for our Seniors and Citizens
MEALS ON WHEELS:
Outreach Department: (210) 735-5115
Home delivery of meals for individuals with disabilities. Ask for "Outreach Department" to get additional information. If you want to get involved, they are always looking for volunteers to help deliver the meals.
MHS-RIDE: (210) 647-7433, 48 hours in advance of your appointment to schedule transportation.
Methodist Hospital System provides "free pick up" and "return to home" services for citizens on the "HEALTH BUS" and "WELL WALDO'S WHEELS FOR CHILDREN" for individuals having an appointment at Methodist Hospital or Methodist affiliated Physicians Offices.
307 Pfeil Rd., Schertz, Texas
Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (R.A.C.A.P.) operates a food bank available to Live Oak residents.
ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES:
By buying food from first rate suppliers at substantial volume discount, Angel Food Ministries is able to provide families with approximately $65.00 worth of quality nutritious food for $30.00. To find out more about Angel Food Ministries visit www.angelfoodministries.com
GRASP (Greater Randolph Area Services Program, Inc.)
(210) 658-6351 or visit www.grasp211.org
Converse, TX 78109
GRASP offers accessible transportation services for local seniors and people with disabilities. Rides can be scheduled for grocery shopping, medical appointments, to the GRASP community center or other special trips. Trips must be scheduled in advance. Fees range according to distance and other fees may apply if the driver is required to wait at the destination. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call 210-658-6351 or visit www.grasp211.org
GRASP provides client social services, senior services, congregate meals, transportation and other activities. They have a monthly flyer of events and menu available at the Center. Lunches are provided Monday thru Friday at 11:30 at the Community Center and donations for the lunch are accepted. They have daily activities at the Community Center and have a monthly program that also lists additional Community Center sponsored activities, trips etc.
Also, GRASP provides transportation to and from the Center for Live Oak Residents, they ask that you call one day in advance. Pick up begins at 8:00 a.m. and return you home starting at 1:30 p.m. They also have a food pantry available. Call for details.
Alamo Service Connection(ASC)
(210) 477-3275 or visit www.alamoserviceconnection.org
An aging and disability resource center for Bexar County provides information and referral services to senior individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. ASC is a community partnership working together to help seniors ages 60+ and caregivers to get answers, find services and obtain benefits.
The Area Agency on Aging (AACOG/ESP):
The Alamo Area Agency on Aging, an Alamo Area of Council of Governments (AACOG) Program, is one of 28 area agencies in Texas. AAA plans, coordinates and administers comprehensive services authorized by the Older Americans Act and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability for Bexar County residents. AAA provides services to Bexar County seniors 60 years or older and/or their caregivers. Direct services include information, referral, and assistance, benefits counseling, advocacy, care coordination, caregiver support, legal assistance, prescriptions assistance, and assisted living and nursing ombudsman services. The AAA contracts with other community agencies to provide transportation congregate, home delivered meals and legal services. The Benefits Counseling program provides information, counseling,advocacy to senior citizens, and Medicare beneficiaries of any age, on their public benefits, entitlements, and legal rights. Benefits Counselors also provide public education on a variety of topics impacting seniors.
For information, call 210-362-5561 or toll free 866-231-4922 or by visiting www.alamoaging.org
Presa Community Center
(210) 532-5554 or visit www.presa.org
Provides transportation services throughout Bexar County for those who are unable to drive or use public transportation. Registration is required to participate. Elderly and persons with disabilities can use these shared-ride services to make medical appointments, shop for their weekly groceries or other errands. Reservations should be booked at least two weeks in advance or as soon as the date and time of appointment is known.
Texas Department of Health & Human Services/Medical Transportation Program
(210) 646-3042 or toll free: 877-633-8748
Authorizes and arranges transportation for all categorically eligible Medicaid recipients to access covered health care services.
Alamo Service Connection
(210) 477-3275 or visit http://bexar.tx.networkofcare.org
Provides service to connect veterans, seniors, and the disabled with transportation resources that can be difficult to find, especially in outlying communities.
Finding Help in Texas 2-1-1
Call: 211 or visit www.YourTexasBenefits.comMission of 2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, their goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy to find information from over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.
NEW SERVICE AS OF JULY 2015
CARV Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets: Free Transportation for Veterans, their immediate family, caregivers and surviving spouses to anywhere in the 13-county Alamo region. For more information call 210-362-5254 or 1-800-960-5201.
nuride.com A source for carpooling. You can go online and find out who in your neighborhood works in the same area and setup a carpool. This saves fuel, time and is a "Green Initiative"!!!
LOW COST LEGAL AID AVAILABLE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Free or low cost legal services are now available for seniors living in Bexar County. The "Legal Assistance Information for Senior Citizens" pamphlets are available at senior centers throughout Bexar County. The pamphlets include lists of agencies and organizations offering income-based services such as Will preparations, medical powers of attorney, medical directives and other key documents. The pamphlet is also available in PDF format at www.bexar.org/CDP/CommunityPrograms