More than 133,072 seniors live in Arlington, Texas. Arlington in Tarrant County is part of the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington greater metropolitan area. Arlington is situated east of Fort Worth and west of Dallas. It’s the world headquarters for bowling, and the International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame are both located on the International Bowling Campus in Arlington. Arlington also has another claim to fame, the Theatre Arlington, which has live shows and theater classes all year long. This theater is one of the biggest community theaters in the United States. Meanwhile, shoppers enjoy frequenting The Parks Mall, which has stores, restaurants, an ice-skating rink, and a movie house.
A&T Moore Health Care provides caregiving services for seniors with personal care like bathing, mobility assistance such as transferring a client from a bed to a wheelchair, nutrition, and health like medication reminders, and errands including grocery shopping. They provide companionship like reading to a client, and house management tasks like light housekeeping, laundry, and pet and plant care. They also provide respite care for family members who want to take a break from caregiving.
Senior Care of Green Oaks offers skilled nursing for short-term rehab and long-term care. It also has a wellness program.
ComForCare provides non-medical services to help seniors living independently. It provides personal care like bathing, dressing, showering, and incontinence care. Caregivers do light housekeeping like dish washing, vacuuming, taking out the trash, doing laundry, and making the bed. In addition, they help with daily self-management like planning the schedule for the day and making appointments.
Comfort Keepers® offers in-home care services preserving a senior’s independence while maintaining in-home safety and enhancing a client’s quality of life. Comfort Keepers' care is insured and bonded. If they are injured on the job, workers' compensation covers them.
Handitran is a public transportation service that is run by the City of Arlington. It’s available for the elderly who are 65 or older. One-way trips cost $2, and monthly passes are $55 for unlimited usage.
Age Friendly Arlington is an organization started in 2014 to assist senior citizens makes friends around the city and contribute to the community. Meetings at the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse are held every second Monday of each month.
Arlington Animal Services’ Golden PAWS Volunteers is now six years old. Members of Golden PAWS meet on the second and third of each month to support the Arlington Animal Services, and these volunteers donate toys, blankets, bandanas, etc., to shelter animals.
City of Arlington Senior Recreation Centers assist seniors in staying active. It has two centers: Eunice Activity Center and The Senior Recreation Center. Seniors take computer classes, play games, practice arts and crafts, and join exercise programs.
Arlington Library has numerous services for the city’s senior citizens like book clubs, computer classes, and other events that stimulate learning and personal growth.
More resources for seniors in Arlington can be found through hospitals, community centers, and local places of worship.
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