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We are now accepting prospective vendor applications for FY 2019.  Please contact Jennifer Gardiner at   817-258-8067 or Jennifer.Gardiner@unitedwaytarrant.org to obtain the FY19 Vendor Application.  All prospective vendors must complete the application and all required forms and return two signed original unbound copies to our office no later than August 21, 2018Our mailing address is 1500 North Main Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX  76164.

Pending approval, vendors must attend a mandatory vendor orientation meeting.  Vendor orientation meeting will take place at the United Way of Tarrant County offices, exact date and time will be communicated to all approved vendors at a later date. The purpose of the orientation is to update all vendors about new or changing policies and to facilitate communication between Area Agency on Aging staff and vendor staff.  We request that intake, case management and finance staff involved with our portion of your program attend this meeting, if at all possible, as we will go over all requirements and documentation in detail.

Approved applicants will be notified by Monday, September 3rd, and will be notified of the date and time of their vendor orientation meeting.

We look forward to a continued productive working relationship with your organization in the coming year.

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 long-term care facility, assisted living facilities 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 long-term care facility residents. Call 817-258-8102.

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
    Sixty and Better 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.

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.

If you are a care partner for an individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia, click here for access to free podcast series provided by the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center in Fort Worth. Each 20 minute podcast addresses important topics for providing the best care to those living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

TO REQUEST SERVICES FROM THE AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF TARRANT COUNTY PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW OR CALL: (817) 258-8081  during office hours of 8am – 5pm CST Mon – Fri or send an email to AAATC@unitedwaytarrant.org.