Senior Services, Helplines



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


American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Arizona office

(866) 389-5649, toll free

(928) 474-8936 Dr. Ginny Creager, Payson contact

AARP, Driver Safety Education

(800) 227-7669

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.

(928) 474-9104

Provides food for those in need.


Canal Street Apartments

807 S. Westerly Rd.

(928) 468-5650

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

(928) 474-6159

Senior apartments.

Payson Care Center

107 E. Lone Pine Dr., Payson

(928) 474-6896

Nursing home and rehabilitation services.

Payson Senior Apartments

311 S. McLane, Payson

(928) 474-6761

An equal housing opportunity complex.

Pineview Manor

304 S. Clark Rd.

(928) 474-1317

An equal housing opportunity complex for people age 62 or older who are low income or age 18 to 62 with a mobility impairment.

Powell House

806 W. Longhorn, Payson

(928) 474-6249

Assisted living facility.

Rim Country Health and Retirement Community

807 W. Longhorn Rd., Payson

(928) 474-3303

Skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation services and apartments.

Veterans Helping Veterans

(928) 474-3920

Provides transitional housing for male U.S. armed service veterans.


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

(800) 962-6690

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

(928) 474-8091

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

(928) 474-3222

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

(928) 472-6340

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

(928) 474-4068

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).


Arizona Public Service

(800) 582-5706

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

(928) 474-1759

Provides utility assistance for low income seniors.

Payson Helping Payson

(928) 468-9028

Provides emergency assistance one time per year to families in crisis for bills such as rent or utilities.

Social Security Administration

(800) 772-1213


Department of Economic Security

122 E. Highway 260, Payson

(928) 474-6019

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

(928) 468-0546

Memory Lane

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

(928) 468-1012

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

(928) 474-4876

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

(928) 476-4633

The Senior Center offers hot meals in the dining room and meals-on-wheels and a thrift shop.

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