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480-350-4311 Tempe customer service

Hello Friends,

We are so glad you found our resource page and hope you find the information below useful.

We want to be a source of information and support to you, and we want to see you back at our programs when the time is right.

The information we’ve gathered on this page is focused on the needs of older adults. We want to help direct you to credible information and helpful resources. 

Please check back to this page, we will update it with more information for you.  Please take care.

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Finding Assistance

24-hour Senior Helpline 

Call: 602-264-4537

The helpline is operated by the Area Agency on Aging


Arizona services and referrals

Call: 211 or 877-211-8661

Visit:  211Arizona.com

Arizona 211 assists you in finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.


City of Tempe services

Call: 311 or 480-350-4311

Visit: tempe.gov/311

You can connect to Tempe 311, the city’s customer service representatives, if you have a question about facilities, programs or services.


Eldercare Locator - The U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. Call: 1-800-677-1116 Visit: eldercare.acl.gov

Arizona Relay Service

Call: 711

Visit: acdhh.org/telecommunications/relay-services

The Arizona Relay Service allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls.


Emergency medical or police response

Call: 911

If you have an emergency, call 911 if you need public safety or first responders. People who are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus or COVID-19, please first call your doctor or the Maricopa County Health Department.


Maricopa County Health Department

Coronavirus Hotline: 844-542-8201

Visit: maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health 


Arizona Together

Visit arizonatogether.org

Connects various populations including old adults to services.

Older Adult Serving Agencies

Tempe

Dementia Friendly Tempe
Visit: tempe.gov/DFT

The programs are suspended during the outbreak but please visit our page for information and ways to stay connected.


TCAA – Tempe Community Action Agency
Visit: tempeaction.org

The agency is continuing to operate to help ensure the basic and emergency needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Regional and State

AARP Arizona
Visit: states.aarp.org/arizona

AARP Arizona has a new website AARP Community Connections that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic.


Area Agency on Aging
Visit: aaaphx.org
Call: 888-783-7500 toll free
Hard of hearing and deaf, TEXT: (520) 775-1899 SMS (Short Message Service).

The agency advocates, plan, coordinate, develop and deliver services for adults aged 60+, adults aged 18+ with HIV/AIDS, adults aged 18+ with disabilities and long-term care needs, and family caregivers.


Banner Alzheimer’s Institute 
Visit: banneralz.org

The institute offers a range of education, information and support for people living with memory loss and their care partners.

 

National

Medicare | Visit: Medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus

Medicare has information the coronavirus and medical coverage.


Senior Medicare Patrol | Visit: smpresource.org

SMP provides information to protect from Medicare fraud about the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association Desert SW – to find a support group that is free of charge and open to the public.

Call: 1-800-272-3900        

Visit: alz.org/dsw/helping_you/support_groups

Stay Active

Oakwood Creative Care – free activities online every day

Visit:  facebook.com/OakwoodCCAZ/

Exercises 10 a.m.

Daily engagement. 1 p.m.

Tea Talk 4 p.m.

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Stay Educated

Protecting and Caring for Loved Ones

Watch an AARP Weekly Tele-Town Hall topic

Visit: youtu.be/oxxAoS6VXSQ

Learn about coronavirus disease 19 COVID-scams

Visit: azag.gov/press-release/attorney-general-brnovich-and-senator-sinema-issue-warning-regarding-new-covid-19

How to Video Call on FaceTime

AARP created a video to show you how to use FaceTime. View video here.

Stress Relief

Oakwood Creative Care - morning affirmation

Facebook:  facebook.com/OakwoodCCAZ/

 

7 Ways to Cope with Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

AARP says uncertainty and fear are major triggers. Here's how to cope

Visit: aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2020/coronavirus-anxiety.html?intcmp=CON-HEALTH-COVID19-LL

 

Working with Anxiety

Hospice of the Valley leads you through a 3-minute video exercise

Visit: soundcloud.com/hospiceofthevalley/working-with-anxiety