1501 N. Belcher Rd. in the Long Center, Clearwater, FL 33765 | (727) 724-3070
Office on Aging - About Us
Creating a stronger foundation, enabling the generations to live well.
Our vision for Clearwater is a community where older adults age in place successfully and remain independent.
Our mission is to serve as a resource that facilitates services and activities promoting a high quality of life for our community’s older adults.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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The Clearwater Office on Aging offers diverse programs through the Aging Well Center and other city sites to promote health and wellness, education, creative expression and community resources.
The Clearwater Office on Aging serves as a resource to the community for aging related information, support for family caregivers, training professionals, community leaders and students; and for developing innovative approaches to address aging issues.
In the area of Health and wellness, the city offers extensive evidence-based programs for older adults that provide proven ways through defined research to promote wellness and manage or reduce falls and health concerns.
For additional community services, the Senior Helpline provided by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas is available by calling 1-800-963-5337 or for out of area callers 217-8111.
Additional City Programs
The city also provides special programs, such as housing assistance, crime prevention and life safety programs among others.
The city of Clearwater Utility Customer Service department offers the "62 Plus Program" to assist seniors and customers who are disabled and on a fixed income avoid late payment charges on their city of Clearwater utility bills. Call 562-4600.
File of Life Program
Offered by the Office on Aging to city of Clearwater for residents age 50 or older. A File of Life provides critical information to emergency personnel including: name, medications, medical conditions, allergies, blood type, emergency contact and physician's name. File of Life stickers placed at participants' front doors direct emergency personnel to easily accessible folders containing patient data sheet. The packets are free to city residents and available at the Aging Well Center. Bilingual packets are available. Call 724-3070.
The city of Clearwater's Housing division provides income-eligible citizens with downpayment and closing-cost assistance, rehabilitation loans and assistance with retrofitting homes to increase accessibility. Call 562-4030.
Clearwater Fire & Rescue participates in the Smoke Alarm "Giveaway" Program for those Clearwater residents who are unable to purchase an alarm. Smoke alarms can be installed for citizens in need of special assistance. Call 562-4334.
The Senior Helpline provided by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas assists those seeking community services such as caregiver support, case management, in-home services, transportation, insurance counseling, legal help, meal services, nursing home and assisted living facilities, prescription assistance, mental health services or victim advocacy.
The Senior Helpline is a free, federally funded service for seniors, those who care for seniors, and adults with mental illness. The Senior Helpline is able to provide information on government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that serve seniors in Pinellas and Pasco counties.
- Senior Helpline (727) 217-8111
- Florida Relay Service Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired can dial 711 to contact the Senior Helpline for information and assistance.
- Web Site agingcarefl.org
Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter: alz.org/FLGulfCoast
The Alzheimer's Association chapter serves Pinellas and surrounding counties in Florida. Includes information and support groups, Caregiver's Day Out, Safe Return Program. Call (727) 578-2558.
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas: agingcarefl.org
The Agency provides the Senior Helpline, a federally funded service to help seniors and caregivers gain access to services in the community. Call (727) 217-8111.
Better Business Bureau of West Florida: westflorida.bbb.org
Offers consumer information and assistance in resolving disputes between consumers and companies. Call (727) 535-5522.
Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA): casa-stpete.org
Domestic violence, safety planning, shelter, and services information with links to related resources. For the 24-hour helpline, call (727) 895-4912.
Disability Achievement Center: myDACIL.org
Non-profit center for independent living located in Largo, FL, serves persons of any age with a disability with information and referral, training, mentoring, advocacy, durable medical equipment, incontinence supplies, grab bars and minor home modifications. Call (727) 539-7550.
Directions for Mental Health, Inc.: directionsmh.org
Counseling services in North Pinellas County. Call (727) 524-4464.
Gulf Coast Community Care: gcjfs.org
Case management with a variety of support services. Also provides homemaker services. Other funds provide HIV/AIDS programs, Geriatric Crisis Team, and support for disabled adults. Call (727) 479-1800.
Gulf Coast Legal Services, Inc.: gulfcoastlegal.org.
Legal assistance with priority given to economically and socially needy seniors. Call (727) 443-0657.
Hospice of the Florida Suncoast: thehospice.org.
Hospice care (end-of-life) in Pinellas County also offers bereavement support, caregiver education, and other services for the public and training of professionals. Call (727) 586-4432.
Lighthouse of Pinellas: lighthouseofpinellas.org
Services include comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs for adults and seniors, job placement services for adults, life enrichment programs for adults and seniors, an onsite product store, information and referral services. Call (727) 544-4433.
Pinellas County Government: pinellascounty.org
Pinellas County Human Services (formerly Social Services) receives funds for Energy Assistance for the Elderly (EHEAEP) and provides other services. Call (727) 464-3000.
Pinellas County Consumer Protection: pinellascounty.org/consumer
Pinellas County government department offers consumer brochures, maintains online complaint form and a keeps a database of consumer complaints. Call (727) 464-6200.
Pinellas County Emergency Management: pinellascounty.org/ema
Click on Local Disaster Preparedness at the top of the page. Information includes St. Petersburg Times Hurricane Guide and other disaster planning information. Call (727) 464-3800.
SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders): floridashine.org
SHINE is a free, volunteer-based, award-winning program health insurance counseling program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Counselors offer expertise on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, long-term care planning and insurance. The Area Agency on Aging coordinates the information, counseling and assistance activities of the volunteers through the Senior Helpline. Call (727) 217-8111.
Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health: suncoastcenter.com
Case management with a variety of support services. Also in South Pinellas County area. Call (727) 327-7656.
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares: 211tampabay.org
Online database for support groups, volunteer opportunities, organizations providing assistance and other resources. Available in multiple languages for Pinellas and Hernando Counties. Pinellas County information may also be requested by dialing the 211 information line.
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