Services for Senior Citizens in Utah County

Area Agency On Aging (Mountainland Association Of Governments)
Provides Meals on Wheels for the elderly, companions for elderly being discharged from hospital, and volunteer services. Provides information and referral for senior services.
Phone: (801) 229-3800

Community Action Services
Services For The Elderly - services for the homebound; referral to county agencies; food help; employment opportunities; help in filling out Medicare papers and tax abatement.
Phone: (801) 373-8200

American Red Cross
Telecare - Provides support to elderly and disabled individuals through telephone calls.
Utility program - Provides assistance with utilities during the winter months to low-income, elderly individuals.
Phone: (801) 373-8580

Utah Valley Paratransit
Provides transportation to senior citizen centers county-wide under direction of senior citizen centers and MAG. UTA funded curb-side service for individuals with disabilities who are not able to use the UTA system. Contract services with sheltered workshops and other agencies.
Phone: (877) 882-7272 for scheduling and eligibility. Alternate number for eligibility services: Mobility Center (801) 287-2263. For Senior Center services, call (801) 374-9306.

Eldred Center
55 Alive Class - A defensive driving class for seniors. Senior Activity Center offers classes, lunches, and tours.
Phone: (801) 852-6620

Social Security Administration
Retirement benefits. Disability benefits. Survivor benefits. Medicare and help with prescriptions for those on Medicaid or Medicare. Supplemental security income. Representatives are available to explain the Social Security laws.
Phone: (801) 377-5651

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Senior Volunteer Service in a variety of organizations, agencies, and institutions that are known as volunteer stations. These include courts, schools, libraries, day care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, quilting, information booths, and many more.
Phone: (801) 229-3810

Foster Grandparent Program
Grandparents work with children who need special attention and love, at the same time giving them something meaningful to do with their latter years.
Eligibility: Must be over 60 years of age, in reasonably good health, and meet income guidelines.
Phone: (801) 851-7784

Senior Companion Program
Provides companionship/socialization. Essential transportation/escort assistance. Limited personal care assistance. Limited home management assistance. Nutrition, meal planning and preparation. Advocacy/referral. Respite care.
Phone: (801) 851-7767

UCare
A website that gives information on long-term care options, caregiver support, and other services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Medicare
Provides tools to compare nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and to learn about what Medicare covers.
Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE