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Q: Where is the Senior Center located?
A: 1690 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34972, just down the street from IRSC, in the same building with County Planning and Development and the Health Department.

Q: How can I get Meals on Wheels?
A: You may apply for this service by calling the Elder Helpline at 866-684-5885.

Q: As a Senior, where can I get low cost legal assistance?
A: By calling Florida Rural Legal Services, 888-582-3410 or by calling the Florida Senior Legal Helpline, 888-895-7873

Q: My Mom or Dad just died. Where can I get the help my remaining parent needs to live independently?
A: You may apply for the needed service(s) by calling the Elder Helpline at 866-684-5885.

Q: Where can I get help with my electric bill?
A: If you or a member of your household is 60 years of age or older, call or stop by the Senior Center. The phone number is 863-462-5180. The address is 1690 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974
A: Regardless of age, you may call any of the following:
            - LIHEAP at 863-357-2240
            - More 2 Life Ministries at 863-467-0796
            - Salvation Army at 863-763-6020

Q: Where can I get help with transportation?
A: Call Community Transportation at 863-357-9900 (this is a local number for Okeechobee)

Q: Where can I get help for my elderly neighbor or friend who needs assistance?
A: Call the Elder Helpline at 866-684-5885 to request services for them.
A: If there is an urgent need or they are in a dangerous situation, call Adult Protection Services at 800-962-2873. You may make an anonymous report if you wish.

Q: My air conditioner is not working. Who can I call for help?
A: If you or a member of your household is 60 years of age or older, call or stop by the Senior Center. The phone number is 863-462-5180. The address is 1690 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Q: Where can a stressed out Caregiver get some help or relief?
A: You may apply for respite service by calling the Elder Helpline at 866-684-5885.
A: You may also call Morse Life for Caregiver counseling at 561-209-6124.

Q: Are there any Assisted Living Facilities in Okeechobee County?
A: Yes, Grand Oaks of Okeechobee, located at 203 SE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. The phone number is 863-824-6770.
A: You may look for Assisted Living facilities outside Okeechobee County on the internet by going to
www.AssistedLiving.com.

Q. Where can I find low cost housing in Okeechobee County?
A. By calling any of the following low income subsidized housing complexes:
            - Laurel Oaks, 863-467-2680
            - Okeechobee Commons, 863-467-9771
            - Tanglewood Apartments, 863-467-2079
            - The Oaks at Shannon’s Crossing, 863-467-0275

Q Where is the Food Stamp or “SNAP” for Access Florida office located?
A. 710 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Q. Where can I get advice or assistance with Medicare and Medicaid questions?
A. By calling SHINE at 866-684-5885

Q. Where can I get help filling out paperwork for Medicaid?
A. Help is available at the Florida Community Health Center located at 1100 N. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The phone number is 863-763-1951