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
Food Pantries – We have a large list, call and find out which is close to your home.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
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.
Resources for Emergency Rental Assistance
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.
Gulfcoast Legal Services: 727-821-0726 | Request Assistance Info
Bay Area Legal Services: 800-625-2257
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
Diapers for Dignity Program
Call Carrie Laird 727-893-7074 for an appointment; drive by pick-up only.
Saving Our Seniors will deliver gently used equipment: 727-537-6753
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.
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
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