Telephone & Internet Directory for Tampa Bay area

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-962-2873

Elder Helpline
www.agingcarefl.org
800-96-ELDER
800-963-5337

Nationwide 211
Dial 2-1-1 from any phone for Crisis, referral and community service

Agency for Health Care Administration
http://ahca.myflorida.com
Pinellas/Pasco/Hillsborough 727-552-1133
Polk 813-871-7600
Sarasota/Ft. Myers Office 239-338-2366

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org/FLGulfCoast/
Nationwide 800-272-3900
West Coast of Florida 727-578-2558
Manatee/Sarasota 941-365-8883

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
www.alzheimersfamily.org
Pasco county - 727-848-8888

USF Suncoast Alzheimer’s
www.suncoastalzheimers.com
In Florida 800-633-4563
Out of State 813-974-4355

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.com
888-OUR-AARP

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
Manatee 941-745-1214
Pinellas 727-546-9822
Sarasota 941-365-2858
Hillsborough/Polk 813-254-3630
Venice 941-497-4309

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org
State Office 727-570-8809

American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org
Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas 727-347-6133
Polk, Manatee, Sarasota 941-377-5864

American Parkinson Disease Association
www.apdaparkinson.org
West Coast of Florida 727-328-6246
National 800-223-2732

Area Agency on Aging
Statewide 800-96-ELDER
Citrus/Hernando (Mid-Florida) - www.agingresources.org
Hillsborough/Manatee (West Central Florida) - www.agingflorida.com
Pasco/Pinellas www.agingcarefl.org
Sarasota (Southwest Florida) www.aaaswfl.com

SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
800-963-5337
www.FloridaShine.org

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
Hillsborough 800-850-9455
Manatee/Sarasota 800-741-4008

BLIND SERVICES
Lighthouse of Pinellas
www.lighthouseofpinellas.org
727-544-4433

Lighthouse of Tampa
www.tampalighthouse.org
813-251-2407

Cancer Answers
www.canceranswers.org
800-456-7121

Cancer Information and Counseling
www.amc.org
800-525-3777

Catholic Charities
www.catholiccharitiesdov.org
Hillsborough 813-631-4393
Manatee/Sarasota 941-379-9111
Pasco 352-521-1218
Pinellas 727-893-1313

Deaf and Hearing Center for Tampa Bay 
www.dhctb.org
727-399-9983

Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA)
www.agingcarefl.org
800-963-5337
813-276-2726

Elder Justice Center Affairs (EJC) - Hillsborough County
www.fljud13.org/CourtPrograms/ElderJusticeCenter.aspx
813-276-2726

Eldercare Locator Service
www.eldercare.gov
800-677-1116

Florida Bar-Elderly Referral Panel
www.floridabar.org
800-342-8011

Florida Department of Elder Affairs
www.elderaffairs.state.fl.us
850-414-2000

Florida Dept. of Financial Services
www.fldfs.com
800-342-2762

Florida Health Finder
www.floridahealthfinder.gov
800-342-2762

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
www.gcjfs.org
800-888-5066
Pinellas 727-450-7291
Hillsborough 813-987-6700

HOSPICE

Gulfside Regional Hospice (east Pasco county)
www.grhospice.org
800-561-4883

HPH Hospice (Heranndo/Pasco counties )
www.hph-hospice.org
866-940-0962

Lifepath Hospice (Hillsborough/Polk counties)
www.lifepath-hospice.org
800-355-8170

Good Shepherd Hospice
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
800-544-3280

Suncoast Hospice (Pinellas counties)
www.thehospice.org
727-467-7423

Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care (Sarasota county)
www.tidewell.org
800-959-4291

Long Term Care Ombudsman Council:
Pasco 727-376-2788
Pinellas 727-588-6912
Hillsborough/Manatee 813-558-5591
Sarasota 239-338-1493

Meals on Wheels
www.mowaa.org
Hillsborough 813-238-8410
Pasco 727-834-3340
Pinellas 727-573-7773
Polk 863-299-1616
Sarasota 941-366-6693
Manatee 941-747-4655

MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION *SEE DEPT. OF ELDER AFFAIRS

Medicare Hotline
www.medicare.gov
800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)

Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Hotline
866-FLSMMPP

MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI (National Assoc. for Mental Illness)
www.nami.org
Hillsborough 813-273-8104
Manatee 941-778-2095
Pasco 727-992-9653
Pinellas 727-209-0890
Polk 863-616-9642
Sarasota 941-957-3626

Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health
727-327-7656

National Hospice & Palliative Care
www.nhpco.org
703-837-1500

Neighborly Care Network
www.neighborly.org
Pinellas 727-573-9444

Senior Living Guide
www.seniorlivingguideonline.com
888-604-8433

Senior Friendship Centers-Sarasota
www.seniorfriendship.com
941-955-2122

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov
800-772-1213

Veteran’s Affairs
www.va.gov
800-827-1000

Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs
www.floridavets.org

Benefits & Assistance
800-827-1000 or 727-319-7400