Sometimes life catches us by surprise. Maybe, we find ourselves forced into retirement before we are fully prepared. Thankfully, there are organizations out there that assist in just such emergencies.
What follows below is a list of just such organizations and links to them with a brief description of the services they provide.
iCanConnect provides training and equipment for seniors with significant hearing and vision loss. It helps pay for computers, braille displays, smartphones, tablets, and more.
USDA Housing Repair Grants for seniors have eligibility requirements and offer loans at a 1% fixed rate over a 20-year term.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has programs for seniors who need help supplementing their income. Homeowners aged 62 and up who have paid off their mortgage may qualify for HUD’s reverse mortgage program, or a subsidized property if they rent.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance for families and seniors with low income who need assistance with managing the cost of home energy bills.
Medicaid is an all-inclusive health care program for seniors.
Medicare provides limited help with medical expenses.
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors gain access to locally grown produce. Eligibility restrictions apply, and the total household income must be within 185% of the federal poverty level.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides food packages for seniors.
Social Security provides retirement benefits for seniors over 62.
BenefitsCheckUp is a directory of over 2,500 benefits for senior citizens.
IRS Elderly Tax Credit may help reduce the amount of tax you owe each year if you meet certain eligibility criteria.
AmeriCorps Seniors are volunteer workers who are seniors themselves who help with daily tasks and provide much-needed companionship to seniors.
National PACE Association offers medical, rehabilitation, personal, and other types of care to help loved ones to continue to live at home.
ADA Paratransit offers complementary services to eligible seniors, with no limit on the number of trips requested.
National Adult Day Services Association has centers nationwide to provide services to seniors who want to remain living within the community. Can be a more cost-effective solution to providing supervised care outside of the home in daytime hours.
The Humane Society provides a comprehensive list of resources by state, including spaying and neutering, vaccinations, medications, and more.
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