COVID-19 Senior Assistance
For a list of resources and assistance, including food distribution sites, Veteran assistance, COVID-19 Testing, and more, please visit our COVID-19 Community Resources page.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Florida Department of Health Call Center
The Florida Department of Health has established a dedicated coronavirus call center at 1-866-779-6121 as well as an email address at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org that the public can use for questions or clarifications on issues relate to coronavirus. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you experience signs or symptoms of COVID-19, contact the Palm Beach County Department of Health at 561-840-4500.
Area Agency on Aging Helpline
Helpline specialists are available to assist seniors with applications for Food Stamps (SNAP). The Department of Children and Families has expanded benefits under Food Stamps and the Helpline can assist with enrollment.
Seniors and adults with a disability should call the Helpline at 1-866-684-5885 for access to services such as
- electric bill assistance
- help with Medicare
- caregiver resources
As an outgrowth of the Older Americans Act, the Helpline is, as always, the gateway to publicly funded services, Medicaid and long term care needs.
For more information visit the Area Agency on Aging of the Palm Beach / Treasure Coast's website.
Pay attention to flu or pneumonia-like symptoms in yourself and others and report them to a medical professional immediately.
Follow current guidance and instruction from the CDC regarding COVID-19. Tips to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick; work from home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
For more information please visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.