Aging & Disability

AARP Mississippi State Office

200 South President Street Jackson, MS 39211

  • Bus #1

Hours: M - F, 9am-5pm Phone: 866-554-5382 www.aarp.org 
Mission: AARP Foundation serves vulnerable people 50+ by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials.

services:

  • Coordination of services that benefit individuals 50 years of age and over
  • Programs
  • Education
  • Driving courses for age 55 and older
  • Grief and loss tax assistance

  • Handicap Accessible

ligibility:

  • Age requirements: Age 50 and older

*Call msaarp@aarp.org

Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD)

1170 Lakeland Drive Post Office Box 4935 Jackson, MS 39296-4935

  • Bus #4 (Belhaven)

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Phone: 601-960-1993 or for Jackson office call 601-960-1084 www.cmpdd.org 
Mission: A resource where the elderly, people with different disabilities, their caregivers and professionals can go to get information about long-term options that help people stay at home.

services:

  • Adult day care

  • Congregate meals

  • Elder abuse prevention

  • Emergency response system

  • Emergency services

  • Homemaker services

  • Elderly and disabled waiver program (Medicaid waiver)

  • Legal services

  • Long-term care ombudsman program

  • Long-term alternatives program

  • Outreach

  • Respite services

  • State health insurance program

  • Mississippi senior Medicare patrol

  • Senior community service employment program

  • Transportation

ligibility:

*Contact cmpdd@cmpdd.org or for additional information, please contact Chelsea Crittle, Ph.D. at (601) 981-1516 or ccrittle@cmpdd.org

Community Place

1129 Langley Avenue Jackson, MS 39204

  • Bus #7 (Raymond Rd)

Hours: 9am-4:30pm but hours can vary Phone: 601-355-0617
visitcommunityplace.org
Mission: To improve the well-being of Elders and their care partners by transforming the communities in which they live and work.

services:

  • Short-term and long-term care for elderly

  • Rehabilitation services

  • Hospice

eligibility:

  • Residency requirements: We welcome anyone that we feel that we can honestly serve. Each Elder’s ability to pay for our services is evaluated to determine how much care they are insured to receive. When an Elder is not able to pay for the services they need, we are one of the few nursing homes in the Metro Jackson area that will accept an Elder as Medicaid pending.

  • Services for the elderly

  • Documents needed for admission:

    • History and Physical within the past 30 days

    • List of all medications taken in the past 30 days

    • Any lab results in the past 6 months

    • Any radiology reports in the past 6 months

    • Nurse’s and Physician progress notes

    • Physician Orders

    • Psychiatric evaluations

    • Immunization record

    • Advance Directives, including a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate decision) form

    • Copies of all insurance cards

    • For Medicaid, copies of the last 3 bank statement

*email admission@visitcommunityplace.org

Neighborhood Christian Center (NCC)

417 West Ash St Jackson, MS 39203

  • Bus #5

Hours: M - F , 9:30am-5:00pm Phone: 601-354-8855 / 601-352-9049
www.nccjackson.com 
Mission:  To develop a relationship with our neighbors in need, allowing for an effective presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an opportunity to give our neighbors a spiritual as well as a practical foundation on which they can build their lives. NCC’s primary purpose is to promote acceptance of the Gospel in inner-city neighborhoods through its programs and activities.

services:

  • AAA after-school program

  • Additional tutoring

  • Adopt-a-family for Christmas

  • Music instruction

  • Summer programming

  • Georgetown home repair and elderly and disabled assistance is provided

  • Peyton’s House: Exceptional leadership after-school program

  • Superstars for Christ: Every summer, NCC provides instruction in Bible Study, academic enrichment, to at-risk children

ligibility:

  • Age requirements:
    • NCC Summer Prep: k-2nd grade
    • Peyton’s House: 6th-12th grade boys
  • Must be a grade school student living in the Jackson area

stewpot community services

1100 W. Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39203

  • Bus #2 & #9

Hours: M-F 9am-4pm Phone: 601-353-2759 stewpot.org
Mission: To provide meals, shelter and other services to homeless and abused individuals.

services:

  • After School Program
  • Chapel
  • Clothing Closet
  • Legal Clinic
  • St. Dominic’s Health Clinic: Free health clinic through St. Dominic
  • Counseling Clinic: Group or individual counseling
  • Food Pantry
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Bratton Street Project: redevelopment program
  • Community Kitchen: Meals at noon
  • Computer Lab: Stewpot current has two computer labs open to the community. One is located in the Community Center at 1008 West Capitol St. It is available in the morning hours for use by community members and in the afternoons for the children in our afterschool programs.  Students are provided guidance with school work and research projects by staff and volunteers. The second lab is located inside the Opportunity Center. Homeless individuals receive assistance with resume writing, job searching, applications and general computer skills training.
  • Opportunity Center: Day shelter open seven days a week, clients can take showers, wash clothes, store bags, receive mail, use telephones and computers as well as receive case management services and referrals to other resources. Resume and job search assistance is also provided.
  • Summer Camp: Each day the children and teens meet on the front steps of Stewpot Community Center. Campers and counselors visit, laugh, sing songs and take attendance before the Pre-K-5th grade campers head to the “HUT” to begin their day, while the 6th-10th grade campers go to the Community Center.  Campers are served breakfast, lunch and light snack each day.
  • Virginia’s Playhouse: Offers a variety of enriching morning activities for the elderly and mentally disabled. The participants engage in art therapy, creative writing classes, bingo games and field trips. They also stock and operate the Clothing Closet. Residents of personal care homes participate in this program each Tuesday, when they are driven to Stewpot by staff members and volunteers. At Stewpot, they have the opportunity to play games and fellowship, to attend chapel and to enjoy lunch with everyone.

eligibility:

  • After School Program:
    • Children and teens must live in the general area surrounding our 1100 West Capitol St location and attend one of the local schools.
    • Priority is given to children and teens currently living in our shelters and those who have attended our program previously.
    • Enrollment for the after-school program begins in July.
  • Clothing Closet: Must bring Social Security Card for self and children
  • Legal Clinic: Receiving services from Stewpot
  • St. Dominick’s Health Clinic: For more information about clinic services, contact them directly at 601-944-0091. Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • Counseling Clinic: Counselors facilitate group and individual counseling as well as provide crisis intervention. We also partner with Hinds Behavioral Health services who provide case managers during the lunch hour (12:00-1:00) for anyone needing assistance.
  • Community Kitchen: none, all are welcome with no questions asked
  • Food Pantry: The following items are required to receive food: rent receipt or lease agreement, current utility bill in your name, social security card, ID, proof of income birth certificate for any children living in the household.
  • Meals on Wheels: Stewpot’s Meals on Wheels Program is limited to the area immediately surrounding our 1100 West Capitol St location. Please contact our office at 601-353-2759 for more information.
  • Opportunity Center: Clients must be literally homeless to receive services at this shelter.

*Phone numbers and contacts for each service are provided on the webpage under the appropriate service tab.

Baptist Adult Day Health Services

6250 Old Canton Road, Suite 140 Jackson, MS 39211
Hours: M - F, 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Phone: 601-956-7794
www.seniorcarectrs.com/center 
Mission: To help families successfully manage the responsibility of caring for an elderly or frail adult who is living at home, while enhancing the quality of life for those individuals in need of care.

services:

  • Adult Day Health Services
  • Medication Administration
  • Nutritious Meals and Snacks
  • Therapeutic Recreational Activities
  • Salon Services
  • Pet Therapy
  • Handicap Accessible

eligibility:

  • Residency requirements:
    • Adults of any age with intellectual or developmental disabilities
    • Fee for service (accepts Medicaid)
  • Offers long-term services
  • Those who can benefit from the services offered by adult day health services include: adults with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementias, Parkinson’s, neuromuscular diseases or developmental disabilities; victims of stroke, heart attack or traumatic brain injury; elderly adults who are homebound and in need of social stimulation; and those who require assistance with daily activities such as eating, toileting and bathing.

*email northjackson@seniorcarectrs.com

Clinton Community Christian Organization

2001 West Northside Drive Clinton, MS 39056
Phone: 601-924-9436 www.hello4cs.or 
Mission: The agency encourages involvement of in individuals with one another on a personal level, and seeks to help the community of Clinton respond with God’s love to the needs we see around us.

services:

  • Senior Adult Services includes the 4C’s Nutrition Program – A hot lunch is provided on a weekday basis for adults 60 and older at the 4C’s center. Home Delivered Meals are provided for those 60 and older and are homebound.

  • Senior Center Activities are available every weekday to senior center participants such as games, Bible study, singing, exercise, movies, shopping and field trips to various places.

  • Transportation to essential places such as the senior center, health services, grocery shopping, recreational activities is provided to adults 60 and older.

  • Friendly Visitors/Chore Services are regular visits to homebound older adults that may include running errands and performing other chores by caring volunteers.

  • Family Services:

    • The 4C’s provides emergency financial assistance, food, clothing, furniture, and other items, to families facing financial crisis. These include utility, rent and prescription assistance.

    • Holiday Assistance is provided to families during Thanksgiving and Christmas. A  Thanksgiving dinner is provided, as well as gifts for Christmas is provided to families who qualify.

  • Weatherization – Qualifying homeowners are assisted with housing repairs and weatherization on their substandard homes.

    Youth Services:

  • The 4C's youth programs help to facilitate and promote intellectual and/or emotional development for local youth through various summer literary programs such as the Summer Literary Project, the Drama Club, the Book Club, and the Family Bonds Reading Program.

eligibility:

  • Those living in the Clinton School District may apply for services offered by the 4C’s.

Deliver Me Senior Support Services

1405 South Gallatin Street Jackson, MS 39201

  • Bus #7 (Raymond Rd)

Hours: M - Th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Phone: 601-354-4646
www.delivermeseniorsupport.com 
Mission: To assist the elderly with food, medicine, clothing, and other services.

services:

  • Groceries delivered on a scheduled basis

  • Purchase of eye glasses

  • Arrange hearing exam and purchase of hearing aids

  • Assistance in applying for Power to Care for energy assistance

  • Distribution of used clothing, furniture, linens, dishes, household appliances, etc.

  • Delivery of Commodity Supplement Food Program boxes each month to a limited number of clients

  • Any other miscellaneous service that will improve the quality of life for the elderly needy.

eligibility:

  • Age requirements: 65 years of age or older
  • Live alone or with a spouse (all in household must qualify)
  • Have a low, fixed income

*Call agency number or submit a contact email on the website 

Salvation Army of Greater Jackson

110 Presto Lane Jackson, MS
Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admin Office: 601-982-4881
Center of Hope Shelter: 601-982-1828
Center for Worship: 601-398-0998
salvationarmyalm.org/jackson 
Mission: To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.\

services:

  • Emergency Assistance

  • Energy Assistance Program

  • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Transitional Program

    • Social Skills/Life Skills

    • Employment Training

    • GED

    • Celebrate Recovery

    • Computer Class

    • Counseling

  • After School Program

  • Summer Program:

  • Options include:

    • Rhythms: Piano and Percussion

    • Image Bearers: Creative Arts

    • Dance Movement with Ballet Magnificat

    • Futbol: Developmental Soccer

    • Being Well: Health, Fitness, & Nutrition

    • Entrepreneurial Discovery

    • Tech 101: Exploring Computers

  • In addition, each child will receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch & snack Monday – Friday.

  • Preforming Arts Conservatory

  • Developmental Sports

  • Senior Adult Program: arts and crafts, health and fitness, bible study, bingo, computer class taught by an IT specialist, movie day, guest speakers, and even day trips!

  • Fitness Program

  • Church Services

eligibility:

  • Residency Requirements:

    • TB test complete

    • Government Issued ID

    • Free from alcohol

    • Random drug test

    • Current on all medications

    • Must not need assistance to perform daily duties (bathe, eat, get out of bed, etc.)

  • Age requirements: 

    • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance: families in financial need with children ages 0-12 or senior adults age 60

    • After School Program: grades k-8th

    • -Summer Program: grades K – 8th

  • Length of services:

    • Emergency Assistance: Monday-Friday (12 walk-ins on a daily basis) 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 PM

    • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance: once a year, see website for sign-up days

    • Emergency Shelter: ten consecutive days at no charge

    • Transitional Program: Clients may complete a 12 to 18 month program with the focus being on finding permanent housing, life skills and education.

    • Summer Program: June 8 – July 24, 2014, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    • Preforming Arts Conservatory: Every Tuesday

    • Senior Adult Program: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon

  • Click here and use the drop down menu under "services" to see eligibility requirements for each program.