More than 99,131 senior citizens call Plano, Texas, home. A principal city in Texas, located in Collin and Denton County, it's only 20 miles northeast of bustling downtown Dallas. The University of Plano and the Regency Beauty Institute-Plano have a nationwide reputation for maintaining high education standards. Plano has many museums, nature preserves, churches, and cathedrals. Moviegoers flock to the Angelika Film Center, Cinemark Movies 10, and Cinemark Legacy. Meanwhile, those who like to shop frequent the shopping districts like The Shops at Willow Bend and The Shops at Legacy. Plano also has an excellent library, the Haggard Public Library.
Plano Senior Recreation Center, accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, has numerous facilities for seniors. Active seniors enjoy using the Bocce Ball Court, the fitness room, the ballroom and the billiards room. Other seniors appreciate the classrooms, computer classes, meeting rooms, and the recreation center.
Plano Community Home provides low-income older adults with affordable housing. It also offers transportation, social outlets for residents, and educational opportunities.
Senior Living Specialists help families with a free advisory service. Finding the right residential care home or senior living community can be a huge challenge because the Dallas-Fort Worth area offers more than 900 options. Senior Living Specialists do the research, read online reviews, and evaluate the results of health department surveys.
Comfort Keepers provides older adults with personal care services, mobility assistance, and toileting and incontinence care. They also assist with nutrition, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, medication reminders, and grooming guidance.
Celebration Magazine is a free magazine for active seniors in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Every bi-monthly issue provides up-to-date information on activities at senior centers, exercise programs, senior dances, travel opportunities, and other events of interest for those celebrating life after 60.
Senior Helpers offer companion care and personal care. Companion care includes conversations, sharing in a hobby, going shopping, or helping with housekeeping. Personal care includes personal hygiene assistance, medication reminders, diet monitoring and meal planning, and walking assistance.
The Senior Source has many programs to assist seniors like Elder Support, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Guardianship & Money Management, Senior Employment, Senior Companions, AGE (Advocacy Group for Elders), Foster Grandparents, and RSVP.
Wellness Center has a mission "to assist older adults in achieving their highest levels of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being." Located in the Plano Senior Recreation Center, they serve seniors, 55 years or older, and their caregivers in managing healthy, independent living.
Visiting Angels offer caregiving services like bathing and personal hygiene, dressing, incontinence care, hair care, and styling.
Easterseals programs provide a broad range of services: adult day services, wellness, mobility assistance, and support for family caregivers. Their goal is to help elderly adults live independently for as long as possible.
If you would like more information about Plano senior services, ask your local hospitals, libraries, and places of worship as they often receive the latest updates on services available in your area.
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