Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) works with local organizations to develop and provide services that benefit older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. We are part of United Way of Tarrant County and receive funding from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Contact the Area Agency on Aging

1500 N. Main, Suite 200
P.O. Box 4448
Fort Worth, Texas 76164-0448
817-258-8081
817-258-8074 fax
Director—Don Smith

Our Mission

To be the visible leader and advocate in the creation and delivery of services that promote empowerment, independence and dignity for older citizens, persons with disabilities and caregivers.

Benefits Counseling

Get free one-on-one advice about Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, QMB/SLMB, disputes over hospital bills, Food Stamps and more by calling a state-certified benefits counselor at 817-258-8125.

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

If you have a problem with a nursing home, skilled nursing unit or other types of residential facility that you can’t resolve yourself, you can call a local ombudsman – a specially-trained advocate who can explain rights, resources and procedures and help identify, investigate and resolve complaints of nursing facility residents. Call 817-258-8102.

Caregiver Services

Do you care for an ill, frail or disabled friend or family member? We can help answer questions about:

  • Respite care (short-term care that lets caregivers take a break)
  • How to cope with the physical and emotional demands of caregiving
  • Long-term care planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid eligibility
  • Caregiver workshops
  • Other community resources

Call 1-888-730-2372 for free, detailed information and support from the Aging and Disability Resource Center, a collaboration between United Way’s Area Agency on Aging and other established community service groups.

Nutrition Programs

United Way and the Area Agency on Aging support these nutrition programs. Learn more by calling 1-888-730-2372.

  • Congregate Meals at Senior Centers
    Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County serves hot meals to people age 60 and older five days a week at 28 senior centers. These centers also offer free health assessments, nutrition education, physical fitness, legal clinics and more.
  • Home Delivered Meals
    Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County prepares and delivers thousands of well-balanced meals to homebound disabled and elderly people every day.

Transportation

We offer transportation to older adults who don’t have a way to get to medical appointments and other destinations. Learn more by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-888-730-ADRC (2372).