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Abuse

Adult Protective Services - DCF

Agency for Health Care Administration (report medical/Medicaid abuse)

Aging & Adult Services (DCF) - 352- 732-1478

Disability Rights Florida

Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-500-1119

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center

Florida Elder Abuse Hotline - 1-800-962-2873

 

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Addictions

Alcoholics Anonymous

Christian 12-Step Ministry

Cocaine Anonymous

Community Council Against Substance Abuse

Gamblers Anonymous

Recovery House

Setting Captives Free (faith-based approach to freedom from addictions)

Shands in Gainesville

Substance Abuse & Mental Health - DCF

The Centers of Marion County

Treatment Centers in Ocala

Vines Hospital

 

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Adult Day Care

Aging & Adult Services (DCF) - 352- 732-1478

Blessed Trinity Elder Care Center - 352-671-2823

Family Care Givers, Inc. (Private care referral for elderly)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Kenny's Place - (training center for mentally handicapped adults) - 352-867-1213

 

Note: Some assisted living and nursing homes offer day care or short-term respite.

 

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Assisted Living Facilities

Bridge at Ocala (The) - 2800 Southwest 41st St # 200, Ocala - (352) 873-2036

Camelot Chateau  - 1831 SE Lake Weir Ave, Ocala - (352) 629-6077

Chambrel at Pinecastle - 1801 SE 24th Road - Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-368-7710

Change of Pace - 1715 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala - (352) 629-8990

Emeritus of Ocala East - 601 SE 24th Road - Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-622-9696

Emeritus of Ocala West - 9070 Southwest 80th Avenue - Ocala, FL 34481 - 352-861-4444

Hampton Manor - 1500 Oakhurst Road, Ocala - (352) 732-1122

Hampton Manor at Deerwood - 1810 SE 16th Avenue - Ocala, FL 34471 - (352) 266-1241

Hampton Manor North - 5762 SW 60th Avenue - Ocala, FL 34474 - (352) 237-4544

Hampton Manor West / Hampton Manor Gardens - 12080 S.W. Highway 484 - Dunnellon, FL 34432 - (352) 489-9698

Hidden Pines - 1840 SW 31 Avenue - Ocala, FL 34478 - (352) 854-7171

Inn at Surrey Place - 4100 SW 33rd Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 - 352-237-7773

Life Care Center of Ocala - 2800 SW 41st Street, Ocala, FL 34474

Prestige Manor - 6040 Southeast Front Street - Belleview, FL 34420 - (352) 245-7466

Quiet Oaks - 11311 SW 95th Circle - Ocala, FL 34481 - (352) 861-2088

Solita's Comfort - 12195 SE 135th Ave - Ocklawaha, FL 32179 - (352) 288-0226

Summerfield Suites Assisted Living - 17421 SE 109th Terrace Road - Summerfield, FL 34491 - (352) 307-0222

Summerville at Ocala East - 1601 SE 24th Road - Ocala, FL 34471 - (352) 622-9696

Summerville at Ocala West - 9070 SW 80th Ave - Ocala, FL 34481 - (352) 861-4444

Sunshine Gardens Assisted Living - 12080 SW Highway 484 , Dunnellon , FL (352) 489-9698

Superior Residences - 2300 Southwest 21st Circle, Ocala - (352) 861-2887

Surrey Place - 4100 SW 33rd Avenue - Ocala, FL 34474 - (352) 237-7773

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

Windsor of Ocala (The) - 2650 Southeast 18th Avenue, Ocala - (352) 873-8000

 

Also: 

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Retirement Home Super Directory

 

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Associations (information & advocacy)

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons, Inc.) - 352-624-9529

Alzheimer's Association, North-Central Florida

American Cancer Society (ACS) - 352-629-4727

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - 352-368-2405

Sickle Cell Disease Association of Florida

Sickle Cell Disease Association (Marion County) - (352) 732-4412

 

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Disabilities

Agency for Health Care Administration (report medical/Medicaid abuse)

Blind Services - (Florida) - 800-443-0908

Centers for Independent Living - 352-366-3788

Epilepsy Services - 800-330-9746

Eyeglasses (accept Medicaid)

- Lange Eye Care - 352-237-3768

- Ritz & Johnson - 352-732-7900

Florida Center for the Blind - 352-873-4700

Florida Division of Blind Services

Hearing Impaired - Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. - 352-368-3788

Hearing Tests

- Lions Club (Belleview only) - 352-307-1190

- Munroe Regional Speech & Hearing Center - 352-732-4900

Housing Repairs & wheelchair ramps (Marion County Community Services) - 352-671-8770

Isaiah Foundation - 352-804-6808

Kenny's Place - (training center for mentally handicapped adults) - 352-867-1213

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

 

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Finances (help with)

AARP Tax Return Prep Assistance - 352-669-9016

Financial Fitness - budgeting and money classes - (United Way) - 352-732-9696

Green Path Debt Solutions (counseling) - 352-867-1865

Hospice of Marion County (Transitions) - 352-854-5200

IRS Office - 352-401-0010

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

Marion County Board of County Commissioners (assistance with property taxes) - 352-438-2650

St Theresa Catholic Church (Belleview) - 352-245-1359

Volunteer Income Tax Return Prep Assistance (VITA, of United Way) - 352-732-9696

 

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Food

Christ's SOS Outreach

Families in Need of Dunnellon, FL - 20761 Chestnut Street, 34431, 352-208-3514, 352-362-2757, finofdunnellonflinc@hotmail.com

First Step Food Bank (Ocala food distribution, a food source for pantries and soup kitchens) - 352-732-5500

Florida Association of Food Banks Directory

Florida TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)
Helping Hands Foundation
Interfaith Emergency Services (food distribution, pantry)

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
North Marion Outreach Ministries (food distribution, pantry)

Oak-Griner Baptist Church (food pantry for NE Ocala)
Salvation Army (food distribution)

SNAP/EBT - Department of Children & Families (DCF) (food debit card)
SUNCAP - Department of Children & Families (DCF) (only for those on SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)

The Path of Citrus & Marion Counties

 

Feedings

Brother’s Keeper (group kitchen, lunch daily)

Gateway to Hope Ministries (lunch Thursdays)

Greater New Bethel Baptist Church (lunch Thursdays noon to 1PM) - 612 NW 4th Place

Marion Senior Services (group kitchens plus meals on wheels)  352-620-3437

Mt. Tabor AME Church (dinner Wednesdays) - 5420 NW 27th Ave. - 352-732-5834  

Ocala First United Methodist Church (lunch Tuesdays) - 1126 E Silver Springs Blvd. - (352)  622-3244

St. Paul AME Church (lunch Tuesday, noon to 1PM) - 718 NW 7th St.

St Theresa Catholic Church (Belleview, soup kitchen, food baskets) - 352-245-1353

Zion United Methodist Church (lunch Wednesdays Noon to 2 PM) - 510 NW Martin Luther King Ave. - 352-629-4359 

 

Food Pantries

Annie Johnson Senior Service Center (Dunnellon) - 352-489-8021

Brother's Keeper - 352-622-3846

Community of Gratitude (Weirsdale, Oklawaha) - 352-288-3499

Coventry Episcopal Church (2 to 4PM Wed.) - 20th SW 87th Place - Ocala - 352-629-9202

Families in Need of Dunnellon, FL - 20761 Chestnut Street, 34431, 352-208-3514, 352-362-2757, finofdunnellonflinc@hotmail.com

First United Methodist Church of Citra (food pantry for the 32113 Citra zip code) - 2010 NW 180th Street - Call first 352-598-3526

Help Agency of the Forest - 352-625-1900

Holy Faith Episcopal Church Food Pantry (Dunnellon) - 352-489-2685

House of Esther, St. John's Lutheran Church - 10495 Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield, FL 34491 - (352) 288 2041

Interfaith Emergency Services - 352-629-8868

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

North Marion Outreach Ministries - 352-591-4400

Operation Compassion - 352-690-6822

Salvation Army - 352-732-8326

Shores Volunteer Skill Bank - 352-687-1119

Soul Harvest - 352-680-1240

St Theresa Catholic Church (Belleview, pantry) - 352-245-1353

Wings of Faith Fellowship (Church) - (food pantry)

 

 

Food Stamps/SNAP - 866-762-2237

Meals on Wheels (by Senior Services) - 352-620-3437

SUNCAP - for those on SSI

 

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General Information & Referral

Aging & Adult Services (DCF) - 352-732-1478

Aging Resource Center (ARC)

American Cancer Society (ACS) - 352-629-4727

Elder Helpline - 800-963-5337

Elder Options (Aging Resource Center for Mid-Florida) - 800-963-5337

Employ Florida Marketplace Silver Edition

Family Care Givers, Inc. (Private care referral for elderly)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

Marion County Senior Alliance - 352-291-4444

Marion County Senior Services - 352-620-3501

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - 352-368-2405

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Older Worker Program

SHINE - Serving Healthcare Insurance Needs of Elders

 

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Home Care

Baycare Home Care - (352) 622-2757

Better@Home - 2201 SE 30th Ave., Suite 402, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-694-8100

Caregivers for Seniors - 716 SE 29th Terr., Ocala, FL 34470 - 352-624-8935 (Referral agency for non-medical in-home care services for seniors - serving most FL. counties)

Comfort Keepers (in-home care) - 352-237-0008

Experience Care, Inc. - 953 E Fort King Street, Ocala, FL 34471-2354 - 352-401-1844

Gentiva Health Services - 2215 E Fort King Street, Suite C, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-402-0660

Granny Nannies (Home care services for elderly) - (352) 821-1909

Hospice of Marion County - 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474 - 352-873-7400

Housecall Home Healthcare - 11962 County Road 101, Suite 101, The Villages, FL 32162-9336 - 352-750-1160

Independent Home Healthcare Services - 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 502, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-622-2757

Integrity Home Healthcare - 7870 SW 103rd Street Road, Suite 201, Ocala, FL 34476 - 352-291-6611

Jenarco, Inc. - PO Box 2078, Ocala, FL 34478 - 352-867-0678

Life Care Center of Ocala - 2800 SW 41st Street, Ocala, FL 34474

Maxim Healthcare Services - 20011 SW 20th Place, Ocala, FL 34474 - 352-291-4888

Munroe Home Health Services - 31 SW 12th Street, Ocala, FL 34474 - 352-351-7222

Nursecore of Ocala - 500 SW Tenth Street, Suite 311, Ocala, FL 34474 - 352-351-4410

Pinard Home Health Services - 4849 SE 110th Street, Suite 57, Belleview, FL 34420 - 352-347-9700

Village Home Care, LLC - 2760 SE 17th Street, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-873-8300

Visiting Angels of Ocala - 953 NE Osceola Ave, Suite 204, Ocala, FL 34470 - 352-620-8484

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

Watchful Eye and Lending Hand - 352-625-4525

Your Home Companion - (727) 388-1698 or (352) 533-4809

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Hospice

Hospice of Marion County

 

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Housing (affordable and subsidized)

Subsidized Apartment Complexes

- Evangeline Booth Apartments - 352-671-2870

- Heritage Oak Apartments - 352-854-1515

- Magnolia Walk Apartments - 352-291-4926

- Trinity Villas - 352-694-5507

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

Marion County Community Services - 352-671-8770

Marion County Senior Services (affordable housing list) - 352-620-3501

Ocala Housing Authority Public Housing (apply in person at 1629 NW 4th St.) - 352-369-2636

VFW Retirement Home, Ft. McCoy - 352-236-0823

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

 

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Independent Living Services

Better@Home - 2201 SE 30th Ave., Suite 402, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-694-8100

Bridge at Ocala (The) - 2800 Southwest 41st St # 200, Ocala - (352) 873-2036

Chambrel at Pinecastle - 1801 SE 24th Road - Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-368-7710

Comfort Keepers (in-home care) - 352-237-0008

Gentiva Health Services - 2215 E Fort King Street, Suite C, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-402-0660

Independent Home Healthcare Services - 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 502, Ocala, FL 34471 - 352-622-2757

Life Care Center of Ocala - 2800 SW 41st Street, Ocala, FL 34474

Maxim Healthcare Services - 20011 SW 20th Place, Ocala, FL 34474 - 352-291-4888

Visiting Angels of Ocala - 953 NE Osceola Ave, Suite 204, Ocala, FL 34470 - 352-620-8484

Watchful Eye and Lending Hand - 352-625-4525

Your Home Companion - (727) 388-1698 or (352) 533-4809

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

 

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Legal Assistance

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida - Legal Aid 352-629-0105 - Helpline 352-629-6257

Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service - 800-342-8011

Statewide Senior Legal Hotline - 800-895-7873

 

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Life-long Learning (educational, career, volunteerism)

Barbara G. Washington Adult Activity Center - 352-629-8357

College of Central Florida - 352-854-2322

- Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - 352-291-4444

- Pathways Life Services - coaching in retirement transitions to work, learning, volunteerism - 352-291-4444

- Senior Institute - annual fee for access to multiple college-level courses - 352-291-4444

Health & Wellness Programs

- Prestige 55 - Munroe Regional Medical Center - 352-671-2114 - Volunteer 352-671-2153

- U2H (You to Health) - Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Hospital - 352-401-1000

- West Marion Hospital - 352-291-3000

Howard Academy Safe Haven

Ocala 8th Ave. Senior Center - 352-629-8545

Ocala NW 12th Ave Senior Activity Center - 352-629-8357

Senior Games - www.flasports.com

Volunteer - www.volunteermatch.com

Volunteer - call local hospitals

Workforce Connection - job placement - Main Office 352-840-5700 - Paddock Park Office 352-291-9555

 

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Long-term Care

Elder Options (Mid-Florida Agency on Aging) - 800-963-5337

Family Care Givers, Inc. (Private care referral for elderly)

Marion County Senior Services - 352-620-3501

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

 

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Medicare/Medicaid

Cares - Medicaid long-term care services eligibility - 352-620-3457

Medicaid

Medicare Center (Interactive)

Medicare Rights

Ocala Medicaid Office - 352-629-0055

Ocala Medicare Office - 352-629-1850

 

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Prescription Assistance

Brother's Keeper - 352-622-3846

Interfaith Emergency Services - 352-629-8868

Florida Discount Drug Card - 866-341-8894

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

Marion County Community Services - 352-671-8770

United Way Prescription Discount Card - 352-732-9696

Walmart Pharmacies (all stores, $4/30-days and $10/90-days on most drugs)

 

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Safety & Security

AARP 55 Drive Alive Classes - 352-624-9529

Adult Protective Services - 800-962-2873

Cellphones - 911-programmed - FREE

- Belleview Police Department - 352-245-7044

- Dunnellon Police Department - 352-465-8510

- Marion County Sheriff's Office - 352-732-8181

- Ocala Police Department - 352-369-7070

Consumer Services Division - 800-435-735

Elder Abuse Hotline - 800-962-2873

Financial Services - 800-342-2762

Fraud Hotline - 800-378-0445

Guardian Information Hotline - 352-307-6900

Long-term Care Ombudsman - 888-831-0404

Poison Hotline - 800-222-1222

Safe & Mobile Seniors

 

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Senior Centers

8th Avenue Senior Center - 830 NE 8th Avenue, Ocala - (352) 629-8545

Barbara Washington Senior Activity Center - 210 NW 12th Avenue, Ocala - (352) 629-8357

 

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Social Security

General Office - 800-772-1213

Local Office - 352-629-1850

 

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Support Groups

8th Ave. Senior Center - 352-629-8545

AARP Widowed Persons Service - 352-624-9529

Airheads Pulmonary Group - 352-484-5458

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alzheimer's Association - Helpline - 800-272-3900

Alzheimer's & Dimentia Alliance - 352-671-9600

American Cancer Society (ACS) - 352-629-4727

Amputees Coming Together (ACT) - 352-351-8883

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program - 800-741-4008

Barbara Washington Senior Activity Center - 210 NW 12th Avenue, Ocala - (352) 629-8357

Blessed Trinity Bereavement - 352-629-80-92 or 352-694-2978

Cocaine Anonymous

College of Central Florida Support Groups Listing for Marion County

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Friends of Grief - Hospice of Marion County - 352-873-7456

Gamblers Anonymous

Marion County Senior Services - 352-620-3501

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - 352-368-2405

Ostomy - Ocala Chapter - 352-351-4009

Parkinson's Movers and Shakers support group - 352-401-1453

Stroke Club - 352-351-7293

Transitions (pre-hospice program) - 352-854-5200

Widowers - Queen of Peace Bereavement - 352-237-0896

 

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Thrift Stores

Annie W. Johnson Senior Services

Brother’s Keeper

Habitat for Humanity

Helping Hands Foundation

Hospice of Marion County

Interfaith Emergency Services

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

Presbyterian Thrift Store - 674 Silver Rd - Ocala, FL 34472 - (352) 687-0183

Salvation Army

Shepherd’s Lighthouse

St. Theresa Catholic Church (Belleview) -  - (352) 245-0650

The Path of Citrus & Marion Counties

Wings of Faith Fellowship (Church)

 

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Transportation

Comfort Keepers (in-home care and incidental transportation)

Marion Senior Services - 352-620-3437

Marion Transit Service (door-to-door) - reservation needed - 352-620-3071

Medi-Cab (non-emergency transportation) - 352-575-1712

Mercy Medical Airlift - (referral to many airlift providers) - 800-296-1217

Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church (trans for medical needs) - 674 Silver Road - Ocala, FL 34472 - 352-687-1119

SunTran Bus Service (Ocala metro area) - 352-401-6999

Trinity Air Ambulance - (emergency medical evacuation) - 954-771-7911

Vets Helping Vets - 352-401-9788

 

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Utilities Assistance

Annie Johnson Senior Service Center (Dunnellon) - 352-489-8021

Brother's Keeper - 352-622-3846

Cellphones - 911-programmed - FREE

- Belleview Police Department - 352-245-7044

- Dunnellon Police Department - 352-465-8510

- Marion County Sheriff's Office - 352-732-8181

- Ocala Police Department - 352-369-7070

Central Florida Community Action Agency - 352-732-3008

Link up Florida - telephone cost savings - 800-540-7039

Love INC (Serving: Belleview, Lady Lake, Ocklawaha, Oxford, Summerfield, Weirsdale, Wildwood (East of 301))

Marion County Senior Services - 352-620-3501

Safelink Wireless Cellphone - 800-977-3768

Salvation Army - 352-732-8326

 

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Veteran's Assistance

American Red Cross

Marion County Veterans Service Office - 352-671-8422

Veteran's Administration - Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs

VA Helpline - 800-827-1000

VA Hospital in Gainesville - 800-324-8387

VA Marion County Outpatient Clinic - 352-369-3320

Vets Helping Vets (transportation) - 352-401-9788

Volunteers of America - Florida - 727-637-7730

 

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Wellness Checks

Belleview Police Department - 352-732-9111

Dunnellon Police Department - 352-465-8510

Marion County Emergency Management (during disasters) - 352-732-8181

Marion County Sheriff's Department - 352-369-6745

Ocala Police Department - 352-369-7070

 

  

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