Senior Resources

To learn more about any services listed below, please select the corresponding orange link.

STAR Transit
Provide affordable and convenient transportation to the general public for access to goods and services, with a high quality, well trained, attractive, convenient and efficient staff, operators and fleet.

24 Hour ​Emergency Facilities
Dallas Regional Medical Center
1011 North Galloway Ave. 
Mesquite, TX 75149

First Choice Emergency Room
3400 Gus Thomasson Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75150

Low Rent Apartments
Low Rent Apartments Search
The government gives funds directly to apartment owners, who lower the rents they charge low-income tenants. You can find low-rent apartments for senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as for families and individuals.

Senior Activity Centers
Rutherford Recreation Center
900 Rutherford Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75181

Evans Recreation Center
1116 Hillcrest Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

​Food and Health-Care Benefits
Your Texas Benefits
The mission of HHSC is to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability for the effective use of funds. Programs offered through Your Texas Benefits include:
  • Medicaid
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Texas Women’s Health Program
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • SNAP Food Benefits and Nutritional Programs
​Social Security Benefits
Social Security Administration -Benefits Planner
Social Security can provide you, your spouse, and other eligible members of your family with benefits:
  • when you retire;
  • if you become disabled; and
  • when you die. 
Other Services
U.S. Administration on Aging-Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

If you're 60+ or a caregiver for a senior, the Dallas Area Agency on Aging can assist you with help you need, whether it be meals, caregiver assistance, benefits counseling, classes for healthier living, minor home repair and more. Our goal is to help seniors live independently for as long as possible.

Dallas County Aging and Disability Resource Center- Connect to Care Dallas
Connect to Care is a web-based resource center created to provide access and assistance to older adults and individuals with disabilities needing information on the resources available. This web-based resource center may also serve as a source for those planning for future long-term care needs. Connect to Care strives to serve as the entry point for professionals, caregivers, and family members who are seeking resources and assistance on behalf of their clients or family members.  

DARS administers programs that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation, ensure that Texans with disabilities live independently in their communities, and assist families in helping their children under age 3 with disabilities and delays in development to reach their full potential.
The DADS mission is to provide a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities.

The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves older adults (age 60 and older) and their family caregivers. We serve Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Our mission is to create and maintain a coordinated network of health and social services for older adults and family caregivers. We provide services and resources that help older adults maximize their quality of life and live as independently as possible. By providing information, education, and direct services, we help individuals meet basic needs and make informed decisions.

APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Any adult who has a disability or who is age 65 or older over that is in a state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation is eligible to receive adult protective services. Victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may get short-term help with shelter, home repairs, food, transportation, managing money, medical care, home healthcare services, and mental health services.

Dallas County Health and Human Services provides short-term emergency financial assistance to eligible Dallas County residents. DCHHS’ program functions as a safety net for indigent residents. The county’s welfare program is temporary and serves to assist residents until they are able to return to work or until they are able to gain assistance from other resources.

Senior Supportive Resources

Aging at Home: Common Problems and Solutions

How Seniors are Designing Social Support Networks

The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

The Benefits of Emotional Support Animals

Depression in the Elderly: 7 Ways to Help

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Finding a Family: Discovering Your Queer Community When You’re 65

Recognizing and Treating Depression: A Guide for the Elderly & Their Caregivers

Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors