RESOURCES

Office on Aging

 

The Office on Aging is a division of the City of St. Petersburg's Parks and Recreation Department. They are a liaison office for the city's Commission on Aging, which addresses public issues that improve the quality of life for seniors in St. Petersburg.

 

The Office on Aging provides extensive one-on-one information and referral service for profit and nonprofit businesses that serve seniors. The office also provides information on services for elder law, in home services, meal services, caregiver support, assisted living, nursing homes and other community programs. For more information, call the Office on Aging at 727-893-7102.

General Resource Helplines 

 

These are often overloaded and difficult to get through normally. Don’t get discouraged. Leave a message and continue to call until you get through. 

Office on Aging: 727-893-7102 

General Resource Helpline: 211 

Weekly Reassurance/Wellness Check Calls: 727-893-7102 

 

COVID-19 Questions and Concerns

 

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7: 1-866-779-6121

Website: www.flhealth.gov 

Email: COVID-19@flhealth.gov 

 

Food Sources 

 

Food Pantries – We have a large list, call and find out which is close to your home.

VIEW FOOD PANTRY LIST

 

St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Limited Hours
863 3rd Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701 

 

Fresh Produce Pick-Up: 727-430-6196 

 

Saving Our Seniors: 727-537-6753 

Limited Shopping for those who are without family and/or caregiver. Will be screened for appropriateness. Call to see what appropriate resources are available. Pre-packaged meals for about 5-7 meals for those without family or caregivers. 

Neighborly Care Network Senior Services: 727-573-9444 

Café Dining will deliver if unable to pick up. Will soon be ready for in-house dining option.

 

Saturday Morning Market Online - Fresh Produce Pick-up Bill Staunko: 727-272-5212 

 

Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is extending unlimited dollar-for-dollar matches for all SNAP purchases on Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through April 30, 2020. The program typically has a $40 cap on matches. Order Online and Pickup. 

 

My Access Benefits: 850-300-4323 

If you have questions about your benefits and the temporary relief of work requirements during this time, please contact the Department of Children and Families customer center. 

 

Mental Health 

 

24-Hour Mental Health Assistance: 727-541-4628 

 

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

 

Emotional Support Hotline: 727-524-4464 
Emotional Support Hotline (available to Pinellas County residents 8 a.m.-8 p.m./7 days a week): 727-524-4464 press 6 

 

Morning Light Wellness Center - Local Counseling Office: 727-273-0490 

 

Text Crisis Hotline: 741741
It could save you. Text HOME to 741741 for free crisis support.
Website: crisistextline.org 

 

Legal Issues

 

Gulfcoast Legal Services: 727-821-0726 

Website: https://gulfcoastlegal.org/

Bay Area Legal Services: 800-625-2257

Scams 

 

Please be aware that a lot of people will be attempting to get your information in a variety of ways. Do not give out any personal information without discussing with a trusted source.

AARP Fraud Watch Network: 1-877-908-3360

 

St. Petersburg Economic Crimes Unit: 727-893-7780

Attn: Detective Brian Kronz

Support Groups / Caregiving 

 

Guardian Group Services will be conducting Conference Call Support Group. Contact Susan Brehm at 727-490-8609 and leave a message. 

 

Alzheimer’s Hotline: 1-800-272-3900 

 

Caregiver Action Network: 855-227-3640 

 

Supplies 

 

Diapers for Dignity Program
Call Carrie Laird 727-893-7074 for an appointment; drive by pick-up only. 

 

DME Equipment 

 

Saving Our Seniors will deliver gently used equipment: 727-537-6753 

 

Transportation 

 

PSTA is currently free to ride; only a limited number of passengers are permitted on the bus due to physical distancing. 

 

Easy Rider Senior Transport: 727- 403-3851 

 

Care Ride LLC Transportation Services: 727-452-4328 

 

Wheelchair Transportation Service DART Reservation: 727-536-7433
Medicaid Transport (TD): 727-536-7433; Private Pay: 727-866-1193

 

Neighborly Care Network Senior Services Transportation Main Line: 727-571-4384 

We do have an extensive list of resources for transportation. Call OOA if these do not work. 

 

Veterans Services 

 

Florida Veteran Affairs: 727-518-3202

 

Pinellas County Veteran Services: 727-582-7828

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

ADDRESS

Friends of the Sunshine Center Inc.
330 5th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-821-2323

 

Email: sunshinecenterfriends@gmail.com

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