The following information is from the "Rim Country Community Services Directory from the Gila County Family Violence Prevention Task Force, published with a grant from the Phoenix Suns to Time Out Inc., with assistance from www.InPayson.com.
HELPLINES AND HOTLINES
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
(866) 389-5649, toll free
(928) 474-8936 Dr. Ginny Creager, Payson contact
AARP, Driver Safety Education
National Suicide and Crisis Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255, toll free
Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Pine/Strawberry Food Bank
(928) 476-4647 or (928) 476-3317 or (928) 476-4355
Provides food for those in need.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
511 S. St. Phillips St., Payson
Open 1 until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Provides food for those in need.
SENIOR LIVING FACILITIES
Canal Street Apartments
807 S. Westerly Rd.
Low income housing for seniors age 55 and older.
Majestic Rim, A Samaritan Community
310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson (928) 474-3912
Senior apartments for ages 62 and over.
Mountain View Apartments
211 S. Ponderosa
Payson Care Center
107 E. Lone Pine Dr., Payson
Nursing home and rehabilitation services.
Payson Senior Apartments
311 S. McLane, Payson
An equal housing opportunity complex.
304 S. Clark Rd.
An equal housing opportunity complex for people age 62 or older who are low income or age 18 to 62 with a mobility impairment.
806 W. Longhorn, Payson
Assisted living facility.
Rim Country Health and Retirement Community
807 W. Longhorn Rd., Payson
Skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation services and apartments.
Veterans Helping Veterans
Provides transitional housing for male U.S. armed service veterans.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Arizona's low income health care program for eligible families and children.
Applications are taken through the DES office at 122 E. Highway 260, Payson.
Medicare Part A or B questions for seniors, age 65 and over or disabled persons: (800) 528-0142, toll free
Long-term Care questions: (800) 654-8713
Horizon Human Services
(928) 474-6019 Ext. 244
Provides behavioral health and crisis intervention services in Pinal and Gila Counties.
Lions Club, Payson
Provides services for the blind and visually impaired, including eye exams and glasses for those who income qualify.
Payson Regional Medical Center
807 S. Ponderosa, Payson
A full service hospital.
Police Access to the Homebound (PATH)
(928) 474-5242, Ext. 209 or 333
A free service provided by Payson Police Department volunteers to check on elderly or disabled homebound people living alone in Payson.
RTA Hospice and Palliative Care
511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson
Provides nursing services, respite care, home health aids, and bereavement counseling.
Adult Protective Services
Call (877) 767-2385, toll free, to report a situation where an older person is being neglected, abused or exploited.
Gila County Attorney
Call to report elder abuse issues.
Time Out Shelter
(928) 472-8007 crisis line
(928) 468-8635 business line
An emergency shelter for female victims of domestic violence, (including seniors if they are self-sufficient).
ENERGY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Arizona Public Service
Offers discounts on APS electric rates for those who qualify.
Applications may be obtained at the local Arizona Public Service office at 400 W. Longhorn, Payson.
Gila County Community Action Program (C.A.P.)
107 W. Frontier St., Suite C
Provides utility assistance for low income seniors.
Payson Helping Payson
Provides emergency assistance one time per year to families in crisis for bills such as rent or utilities.
Social Security Administration
VARIETY OF SERVICES
Department of Economic Security
122 E. Highway 260, Payson
Family Assistance Administration through DES
Provides food stamps, medical and gas assistance to those who income qualify.
Family assistance: ext. 2
Adult protective services: ext. 7
Developmental disabilities: ext. 4
Job services: ext. 5
Gila Aging Services
809 W Longhorn, Room #D24, Payson
An adult activity center operated by Gila Aging Services for those with mild memory impairment.
Volunteers coordinated by Gila Aging Services assist low-income, homebound seniors and persons with disabilities with grocery shopping, transportation to doctor appointments, conversation and sometimes light home repairs.
Payson Regional Senior Circle Organization
215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson
The Senior Circle is a national, nonprofit organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and over.
Senior Circle provides an environment of learning, wellness and enjoyment for adults.
Annual membership is $15 and includes many opportunities. Senior Circle is always adding new programs.
Payson Senior Center
514 W. Main St., Payson
Provides congregate meals, meals on wheels, activities and services for older adults.
Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens
(800) 293-9393, toll free
Assists seniors with case management, home care, legal services, behavioral health, advocacy, benefits and entitlements.
Pine Senior Center
3916 Highway 87, Pine
The Senior Center offers hot meals in the dining room and meals-on-wheels and a thrift shop.