55+ Guide to Living in Salt Lake. I just ran across an amazing find. This has to be one of the best hidden gems I have found in a long time. Yesterday I wrote a blog about Useful Phone Numbers and Contacts (everything from Utilities to DMV information). While writing that piece, I added a link to the Salt Lake counties website which lead me to a guide for 55 and older residents/visitors.
The Guide for 55+ includes everything from Aging Services to Yard and Snow Removal. One quick click and you can download the information onto your computer via a PDF file. Most of the listings have the companies address, phone number and website where you can learn even more. I am truly overwhelmed by all of the information.
Abuse, Adult Day Care Centers, Aging Services, Advance Directives, Advocacy, Community Programs, Care management, medical Clinics, grocery delivery, hairdressers, home assistance services, hospitals,libraries, Police departments, salt lake city services, salt lake county services, Senior Centers, Social Security administration, Food Bank, Utah State Services, workforce services, DMV, Transit Authority, Valley Mental Health Services, Assisted Living Facilities Levels 1, 2, Home Health Agencies, Personal Care agencies, Hospice, Nursing Care Facilities, Skilled, Nursing care facilities intermediate care, rehabilitation centers, housing services, subsidized senior housing, support groups and medicare.
It even includes information for more specialized needs: Blind, Alzheimer’s, Burial Services, Counseling, Bereavement, Dental, Diabetes, eye care, hearing etc. They even have Chore Services people you can hire to help out with simple everyday chores to maintain your home. One of my favorite services is Meals-on-wheels. When I was in college I worked at a hospital and the kitchen ran a meals-on-wheels program. I always thought it was such a great way to help people have at least one well balanced meal a day if not more depending on the program and how it was setup. For some people the meals on wheels delivery person is the only person they see on a daily basis. The drivers used to comment on how the people would smile and look forward to their daily deliveries.
I’m not sure if every county has a resource available like this, but they should. What a wonderful, easy way for someone to find some answers when life takes an unexpected turn. I need to go see if I can find a directory like this for my family who lives out of state.
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