Older Adults

If you are a senior citizen or concerned about an older adult, please click here to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Having working smoke detectors is critical to surviving a home fire. If you are unable to purchase, install, or test smoke alarms for your home, please call the Fire Department and let us help you. Call 682-831-4630 or contact us for more information.

United States Fire Administration (USFA) has great information about fire safety for older adults.   Did you know that compared to the general population, adults over the age of 65 are twice as likely to die as a result of a fire?  Adults over 75 are four times as likely, and after age 85, adults are five times more likely to die in a fire.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has some great resources to help citizens get ready for emergencies.  Are you prepared?  Visit their site to learn more.  There are resources for older Americans, people with special needs, even how to prepare for your pets.

Vial of Life is a program designed to provide important information about you when you are unable to speak for yourself in a medical emergency.  It is free for all participants.  Fill out a simple questionnaire and order decals online or contact us at 682-831-4630 for more information.

My Safe Home is a fun, interactive online tool to help you identify home hazards by room or risk type.  Learn how to prevent injuries and maintain your active lifestyle by having a safe home.

 

Local Resources

Contact us or call the Inspection Line at (682) 831-4697. Our qualified Fire Inspectors will visit any Trophy Club residence and provide a free home fire & life safety inspection.

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging – Call (800) 272-3921 for more information about services for persons age 60 and older and their family caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Association – Call the Greater Dallas Chapter at (800) 272-3900 for more information about education and support for caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Denton County SPAN (Special Programs for Aging Needs) – Call (940) 382-2224 for information about transportation and meals.

Metroport Meals on Wheels – Meals for the elderly in Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties.  Call (817) 491-1141.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) – Call (940) 383-1508 for information about adults 55 and older serving Denton county.

Roanoke Food Pantry – Call (817) 491-4451 to learn more about food, health and hygiene supplies, utility payments and more for people in need.