Arizona Senior Help

Healthcare

Long Term Care
Arizona can help with long term care for eligible seniors or family members.

Medication Costs
Maricopa and other Arizona counties also offer prescription assistance through a discount card in partnership with theNational Association of Counties.

Arizona’s Copper Rx Card is available to all Arizonans free of charge for discounts on prescriptions.

Doctor Bills
Arizona’s Medicaid program AHCCCS provides medical assistance to people who qualify.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) gives free help to Arizona’s Medicare beneficiaries who have problems or questions about their health insurance. The toll-free hotline number is 1-800-432-4040.

Arizona’s Department of Health Services offers a directory of doctors and clinics that provided discounted services to people without insurance.

Transportation to Doctor’s Appointments
In Maricopa, transportation assistance is available for qualifying seniors, people with special needs, and others needing transportation for work.

Valley Metro offers Dial-A-Ride (602) 253-5000 in the Phoenix Metro Area, Sun City and Youngtown.

Similar Dial-A-Ride Services are available in other counties:

  • Mohave County: Bullhead City’s Dial-A-BATS at (928) 704-BATS
  • Kingman has Curb-to-Curb for residents over 60 or call (928) 681-RIDE
  • Pima County, Tucson area’s Sun Van for eligible people: (520) 798-1000
  • Yuma provides transportation service or call (928) 539-7076
  • For other areas, check the transit authority websites from the American Public Transportation Association

Assistive Technology

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearingdistributes assistive technology and telecommunications equipment to qualified deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind Arizona residents, as well as those with a serious speech impediment.

The Commission has placed a directory of resources online for people hard-of-hearing, interpreters or who cannot hear at all.

Free items, resources and services for the hearing and visually impaired can be obtained from Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library.

Financial

Utility Bills
The Arizona Department of Economic Security provides information about assistance programs from APS and Qwest.
Other telephone assistance programs include Arizona Utility Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Link-Up America and the Lifeline Programs

Reverse mortgage loans for seniors

Senior housing associations across America

Property valuation freeze for Arizona’s seniors

Tax Assistance
Free tax preparation services are available through VITA or AARP.

Tips for Surviving the Economy from AARP:
Call AARP with questions at 1-800-OUR-AARP or find articles on mortgage relief, job loss tips, protecting investments and more.

Legal Services

Law for Seniors offers explanations of Arizona laws of interest to those of AARP age and their children plus selected resources for legal assistance.

Find out about Living Wills and other Life Care Planning from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Register your living will or other advance directive with the Secretary of State’s office.

Volunteer

Bored? Find volunteer groups with your interest and help your community.

Other Services

AZ LINKS
AZ LINKS is an easy way for seniors and their families to get online information about, and access to senior services. Call the 24 hour Senior Help line for services available in Maricopa at (602) 264-HELP (4357), in Northern Arizona (toll-free) 877-521-3500 or 520-432-5301 for services in the four rural southeast counties.

Arizona Senior Services by county

Statewide Benefits for Older Persons through Benefits Check-Up

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