Tampa Resources

  • Medical Connections Specific to Market Street of Foxwood PMA

    Medical Center of Trinity

    9330 State Road 54 
    Trinity, FL 34655
    727.834.4000
    http://www.medicalcentertrinity.com

    Medical Center of Trinity is a 288 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:

    • Emergency Care
    • Heart and Vascular, including Open Heart surgery
    • Spine and Orthopedics
    • Cancer Care
    • Women’s Health and Obstetrics

    Medical Center of Trinity has received the Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The hospital has also been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and has been named a recipient of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care.

    Medical Center of Trinity is also recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on four key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by the Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care Program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

    ER 24/7 in Palm Harbor

    35750 US 19 N.
    Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    727.834.5630
    http://medicalcentertrinity.com/service/er-palm-harbor

    Staffed 24/7 by physicians Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and nurses with emergency care experience and certifications, ER 24/7 in Palm Harbor delivers advanced, convenient emergency care to north Pinellas County. Some highlights of the ER 24/7 services include:

    • On-site diagnostic services, including CT, ultrasound, X-ray and laboratory services
    • Same national certification as the in-hospital ER at Medical Center of Trinity

    Florida Hospital North Pinellas

    1395 S. Pinellas Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.942.5000
    https://www.floridahospital.com/north-pinellas

    Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a 168 bed hospital proud to offer exceptional care in an exceptional environment. The hospital has been in this community for nearly 90 years and Florida Hospital – the largest nonprofit Protestant healthcare provider in the United States – has been serving Florida even longer.

    Mease Countryside Hospital

    3231 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    727.725.6111
    http://baycare.org/mch

    For more than 25 years, this 311 bed hospital has been raising the standard of care for patients of all ages. Designated as one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top US Hospitals in 2012, this award-winning facility features multiple Centers of Excellence, including women and children’s services, heart, cancer, neurosciences and orthopedics. In addition, the hospital has achieved re-certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.

    Madonna Ptak Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss
    Morton Plant Mease Ptak Orthopedic and Neuroscience Pavilion

    430 Morton Plant Street, Suite 402
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    727.461.8635
    https://baycare.org/mph/services/neurosciences/our-specialties/memory-disorders-clinic

    The Madonna Ptak Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss provides comprehensive care to patients with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss disorders. Their multi-disciplinary approach provides a variety of services to patients with the goal of reducing the long-term impact of memory disorders and helping the patient live a more functional life. The elements of their memory disorders program includes:

    • A multi-disciplinary clinic, including neurology and psychology
    • Neuro-imaging, including MRI, PET and angiography
    • Laboratory evaluations
    • Neuropsychological evaluations
    • New Alzheimer’s disease clinical drug trials
    • Speech pathology and cognitive therapy

    The clinic is one of 15 state funded Memory Disorder Clinics and offers a treatment program that includes all FDA-approved prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter herbal supplements that can improve brain function, and occupational and nutritional therapy. The team not only provides a personalized treatment plan for each patient, they also communicate the patient’s current and future needs to family members and other caregivers. The team’s social workers train family members and link caregivers with local support groups and other resources.

    USF Health Byrd Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic

    4001 Fletcher Avenue, Suite 620
    Tampa, FL 33613
    813.396.0751
    http://health.usf.edu/medicine/neurology/mvdisorders/

    The USF Health Byrd Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as a Center of Excellence, serving over 5000 patients in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk and Orange Counties. The Parkinson’s disease program is comprised of a highly active, nationally-recognized multi-disciplinary patient care team, with a long history of clinical research and a strong commitment to community outreach. The mission of the Center is to advance knowledge and treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Their goal is to:

    • Provide expert clinical care to patients and caregivers.
    • Teach medical students, residents, and other healthcare providers.
    • Expand knowledge through research.

    The clinic develops and evaluates new medical and surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

  • Spiritual Connections Specific to Market Street of Foxwood PMA

    St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 
    12747 Interlaken Road
    Trinity, FL 34655
    727.264.8968
    http://www.sptpetertrinityfl.org/

     

    St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church is a growing Roman Catholic parish serving portions of Trinity, New Port Richey, Odessa and Land O’Lakes. Beginning in 2008, the parish has welcomed many new families and individuals who have joined them in prayer, celebration, and sacrifice as they become Church together.

    Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco

    10733 Maple Creek Dr. Suite 101
    Trinity, FL 34655
    727.376.3366
    http://www.chabadwp.com/

     

    Chabad is dedicated to helping every Jew increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment. They encourage everyone to participate regardless of their background, affiliation or level of observance.  In no way is the commitment to a religious lifestyle a prerequisite to one’s acceptance at Chabad. There are no judgements and expectations. Their Hebrew/English prayer books are user friendly, and during services, page numbers are called regularly so even a novice attendee will feel at ease. There are Jews from all walks of life, from all backgrounds and affiliations.

    St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

    36 North Pinellas Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.937.3540
    http://www.stnicholastarpon.org/

    An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church, as they discover its ancient faith and rich traditions. Attractive features include the church’s mystical vision of God and His Kingdom, the beauty of her worship, the purity of her Christian faith, and her continuity with the past. These are only some of the treasures of the Church which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles. Once you step into an Orthodox church all of your senses are engaged as the beauty of the icons, the smell of the incense and music of the chanters raise our prayers to God’s ears.

    Generations Christian Church

    1540 Little Road
    Trinity, FL 34655
    727.375.8801
    http://www.generationscc.com/

     

    Generations is a multi-generational church that believes life is better together and seeks to provide an environment for people to find a belonging place and grow in their faith.

  • Exercise and Fitness Programs Specific to Market Street
    of Foxwood PMA

     

    Tarpon Springs Community Center

    400 S. Walton Ave.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.942.5628
    http://www.ctsfl.us/recreation/fitness.htm

    The community center offers Ba Gua Zhang, a class that focuses on a gentle walking like manner, while using different postures to help with coordination and balance.

    Florida Hospital North Pinellas

    1395 South Pinellas Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.943.3600
    https://www.floridahospital.com/events

     

    Florida Hospital North Pinellas offers the following exercise classes:

     

    • Strong and Safe: Preventing Falls and Regaining Independence teaches how to prevent falls and fractures by increasing bone health. Dr. Grayson has introduced a new exercise program targeted to seniors that promotes safety and independence. Reservations are required and space is limited.
    • Vitality: 12-Week Cancer + Exercise Program is a free exercise and education program offered every Monday for cancer survivors to help alleviate fatigue, depression and pain, while improving sleep and quality of life. Participants must pre-register.
    • Parkinson’s Group Exercise Class is designed for those with Parkinson’s disease to improve and maintain physical function.

     

    CSA Palm Harbor

    1500 16th Street
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    727.771.6000
    http://csapalmharbor.org/

     

    The Community Services Agency of Palm Harbor offers the following fitness classes:

     

    • Gentle Yoga can enable participants to experience increased vitality and focus, reduce stress and improve physical and mental well-being simultaneously during this fun, light-hearted, pain/sweat free class introducing aspects of Hatha Yoga for all levels of experience.
    • Classical Stretch/Essentrics is a class designed for balance and mobility. This gentle, slow paced class is for seniors or anyone who has a hard time getting down to or up from the floor. This class uses chairs and ballet bars to improve balance and includes stretching to restore and improve full body mobility. This class is safe for persons with osteoporosis/osteopenia and avoids forward bending/flexion exercises.

     

    Total Fitness

    1888 S. Pinellas Ave.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.938.8551
    http://www.tarpontotalfitness.com/silver-sneakers.aspx

     

    Total Fitness’ Senior Fitness SilverSneakers program offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health. Many insurance companies participate and most seniors can work out at Total Fitness for free. SilverSneakers Fitness Program members receive:

    • Free Total Fitness membership with access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities.
    • Access to other participating fitness centers throughout the US while traveling.
    • Customized SilverSneakers Fitness Program classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.
    • Health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
    • A specially trained Senior Advisor at Total Fitness to introduce seniors to the SilverSneakers program.
    • Five socials every month. Make new friends at regular monthly socials. Enjoy snacks, information and great fun!

    SilverSneakers Fitness Program group exercise classes are appropriate for older adults who are fit and active as well as those who are sedentary, intimidated, unfamiliar with exercise, entering post-rehabilitation programs and all those who enjoy a positive, upbeat social environment.

    Greater Palm Harbor YMCA

    1600 16th Street
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    727.787.9622
    https://www.ymcasuncoast.org

    North Pinellas YMCA

    4550 Village Center Drive
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685
    727.772.9622
    https://www.ymcasuncoast.org

    Both Suncoast YMCA branches offer EnhanceFitness, a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized and empowered for independent living.

     

    EnhanceFitness has been nationally recognized by:

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • US Department of Health and Human Services
    • US Administration on Aging
    • The National Council on Aging

    The program consists of low impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels. EnhanceFitness exercises focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance and flexibility which can help reduce arthritis symptoms. A certified instructor leads class at a pace that works for each participant.

     

    Of all EnhanceFitness’ multiple benefits though, the one that matters most is that it’s a great time. Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun, laughter, friendship and smiles. That social interaction is proven to be a vital part of senior health and well-being.

  • Support Groups Specific to Market Street of Foxwood PMA
    Please call for group meeting times.

    Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

    14010 Roosevelt Blvd., #709
    Clearwater, FL 33762
    727.578.2558 or 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

     

    Beginning Alzheimer’s Support and Education (BASE) is a comprehensive program for individuals with MCI, early stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their care partner. BASE consists of nine weekly sessions; each two-hour session is dedicated to both education and support – with a primary emphasis on education and disease management. Topics include:

    • Basics of Dementia
    • Positive Communication
    • Living Day to Day
    • Skill-Building
    • Feelings/Emotional Well Being
    • Medications and Current Research
    • Planning for the Future
    • Creativity and Cognition

     

    Pre-registration is required to participate in this program. Please contact the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter office for more information.

    Living with Alzheimer’s: For Care Partners (Early Stage) is focused on care partners with a loved one in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A three-part series, the program offers practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come from an early-stage diagnosis.

     

    Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s is an interactive three-part program where you will have a chance to hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do to navigate this chapter of your life. This program is focused on the person with Alzheimer’s.

     

    RCI REACH (The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Resources Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health) is an evidence-informed support program for caregivers. RCI REACH provides education (a focus on safety for the patient), support for the caregiver, and skills building to help caregivers manage difficult patient behaviors and decrease their own stress. RCI REACH is an in-home, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of multiple sessions spanning six months.

    Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia Care Partner Group

    Mease Countryside Hospital
    3231 McMullen Booth Road
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    727.253.4064

     

    Comprehensive Self-Management Diabetes Class provides up to 10 hours of diabetes education to help patients gain the skills needed to successfully manage their disease and its related health conditions.

     

    Diabetes Support Group is open to anyone seeking diabetes information. The support group is free of charge, and you may attend as much as you would like.

    Medical Center of Trinity

    9330 State Road 54
    Trinity, FL 34655
    727.834.4000

     

    Diabetes Support Group is an opportunity to connect with others affected by diabetes or chronic wounds. Hosted by the Florida Limb Saving Institute. Walk-ins welcome.

     

    Lymphedema Support Group is for those who experience persistent swelling, usually affecting an arm or leg that sometimes occurs as a side effect of cancer treatment.

     

    Chatterboxes Support Group is for individuals suffering from Communication Deficits (i.e. aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.) as a result of a Cerebral Vascular Accident or other neurological disorders. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend.

     

    Autism Support Group is for parents or caregivers of loved ones with Autism meeting the second Wednesday and second Thursday of each month. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend.

    Florida Hospital North Pinellas

    1395 South Pinellas Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.943.3600

     

    Chronic Pain Self-Management is a workshop given for 2 ½ hours, once a week, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems (such as hypertension, COPD, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, etc.) attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. Subjects covered include:

     

    • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
    • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.
    • Appropriate use of medications.
    • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals.
    • Nutrition.
    • How to evaluate new treatments.

    Classes are highly interactive and space is limited.

    Stroke Survivor Support Group for people in our community who have suffered a stroke or any other type of brain attack or may have a family member who has been touched by a stroke. Reservations are required and space is limited.

    Family Caregiver Support Group Coping with Caregiving offers guidance to family members and loved ones providing care to individuals with various aging conditions including Parkinson’s disease, stroke and diabetes.  Come together for sharing coping strategies, discovering resources, providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences and fellowship. Be a part of Florida Hospital North Pinellas’ monthly sessions and feel more empowered and educated in your supporting role of your loved one.

    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group offers guidance to family members and loved ones providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Come together for support with people who really understand, because they have been there too. Share coping strategies, discover resources, personal experiences and fellowship.

    CSA Palm Harbor

    1500 16th Street
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    727.771.6000

     

    Dementia Caregivers Support Group
    Mondays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs

    501 E. Tarpon Ave.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.937.3271

     

    Grief Share Support Group is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.
    Mondays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Veterans Resources Specific to Market Street of Foxwood PMA

    Pinellas County Veteran Services

    301 South Disston Avenue
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.942.5457 x6142
    http://www.pinellascounty.org/Veterans/contact_us.htm

     

    Pinellas County Veteran Services is an important link in helping residents understand and obtain important government services. This program helps Pinellas County veterans and their families receive better access to services. There is no fee or cost for submitting an application for VA benefits. Services are always free of charge.

     

    Clients are treated with courtesy and compassion. The staff is committed to providing a clear, complete and accurate explanation of the process of applying for veteran’s benefits and services.

     

    You qualify to use this service if you are a:

    • Veteran/Veteran’s dependent
    • Surviving spouse or child
    • Reservist or National Guard member
    • Active duty service member

     

    This office will help you understand the following benefits and apply for programs and services.

     

    • Compensation and pension
    • Education benefits
    • Funeral benefits
    • Health care
    • Home loans
    • Life insurance
    • Survivor benefits
    • Vocational rehabilitation and employment services

     

    The staff offer expert guidance and help in:

    • Understanding services and programs
    • Developing and presenting claims
    • Filing claims
    • Appealing claims
    • Help in obtaining documents

     

    Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

    10000 Bay Pines Blvd.
    Bay Pines, FL 33744
    888.820.0230
    www.baypines.va.gov

     

    Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is a level 1a, tertiary care facility. Co-located on the medical center campus are a VA Regional office and a National Cemetery. The Bay Pines VA Healthcare system provides a full range of high quality services including:

    • Inpatient acute care
      • General medicine/surgery
      • Psychiatry
      • Rehabilitation
    • Residential programs
      • Community living center
      • Hospice
      • Palliative care
      • Stress treatment
      • Homeless Veterans
      • Substance abuse treatment
    • Primary care
    • Extensive specialty care
    • Outpatient surgical services
    • OEF/OIF/OND program
    • Polytrauma level III
    • Home and community care
    • Women Veterans care

     

    Mental health services are available at all points of care. The facility also offers education and research. The healthcare system is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations.

    Palm Harbor Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

    35209 US Highway 19 North
    Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    727.734.5276
    http://www.baypines.va.gov/locations/Palm_Harbor_Florida.asp

     

    Services available at this clinic include:

     

    • Audiology
    • Primary care
    • Mental health care
    • Women’s health care
    • Referrals to specialty care at Bay Pines VA Medical Center
    • EKG service
    • Phlebotomy (blood draws and specimen collection)
    • Social work
    • Pharmacist consultation

     

    James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

    13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813.972.2000
    http://www.tampa.va.gov/

     

    The James A. Haley Veterans Hospital is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I facility. JAHVH is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

    Comprehensive health care is provided through:

    • Primary care
    • Tertiary care
    • Long-term care
    • Extended care

     

    Special programs include:

    • Cardiac Catheterization
    • Cardio-Pulmonary (Open Heart Surgery)
    • Domiciliary
    • Electron Microscopy
    • Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine
    • Hemodialysis Center Self Dialysis
    • Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
    • Hospital Based Primary Care
    • Intensive Care Units
    • Lithotripsy
    • Medical/Surgical/Coronary
    • Mental Health Clinic
    • Nursing Home Care Unit
    • Nuclear Medicine Service
    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Rehabilitation Medicine (Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center)
    • Respiratory Therapy/Pulmonary Function Lab
    • Speech Pathology
    • Spinal Cord Injury Center
    • Traumatic Brain Injury Center (TBIC)

     

    New Port Richey OPC
    James A. Haley Veterans Hospital System

    9912 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL 34654
    727.869.4100
    http://www.tampa.va.gov/locations/New_Port_Richey_OPC.asp

     

    Features include:

    • Primary care services for veterans in the Pasco, Hernando, and Northern Pinellas area.
    • Personal Care
      • Highly qualified primary care providers
      • Specialty care referrals to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
    • Specialty Clinics include:
      • Audiology
      • Cardiology
      • Dermatology
      • Optometry
      • Podiatry
      • Spirometry
      • Minor surgery
      • Mental Health services including individual, group and family counseling programs.
    • Ancillary services
      • Diagnostic Radiology
      • Laboratory (blood drawing services available)
      • Nursing
      • Nutritional counseling
      • Pharmacy
      • Prosthetics
      • Social work
      • Women’s health
    • Patient education
      • New patient orientation
      • Diabetes
      • Diabetic meter
      • Weight management and body mass index
      • Blood pressure cuff
      • Quit smoking cessation/patches
      • Urology

     

  • Treatment and Support Groups for Veterans and Family Members

    AVAST:  Amputee VA Support Team

    2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
    James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Room 1C-102B
    813.558.3919

    This group is for amputees, their family, friends and interested professionals.

    Family Meeting

    Saturdays from 10 am – noon
    James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 2CN Conference Room
    813.972.2000

    This group is open to family members of those with brain injury, stroke, polytrauma, SCI, and others who have experienced trauma. The benefits of the group include assisting families in forming and maintaining a support network, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and relieving the stress of providing care to their loved ones.

     

    Operation Enduring Families

    1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:15 – 7:30 pm
    James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, SCI Middle Dining Room
    813.610.5918

    This group is for all OEF/OIF veterans and adult family members. A veteran can attend without their family and family members can attend even if the Veteran chooses not to participate.

    Ex-POW Support Group

    3rd Friday of the month from 10 – 11 am
    VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
    11707 Club Drive
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813.228.2761 x2703

     This group provides a supportive environment for former prisoners of war and their family members.

     

    Support and Family Education (SAFE)

    1st Monday of the month from 5-6:30 pm
    VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
    11707 Club Drive
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813.631.7135 x4356

    This group is for family members or loved ones of Veterans with mental illness.

     

    Wellness Support Group

    Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11 am
    VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
    11707 Club Drive
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813.631.7124

     

    This group provides a supportive environment for Veterans aged 65 and older, interested in improving their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing utilizing a holistic approach.

     

    National Alliance on Mental Illness-Family Members of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

    1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 8 pm
    VA Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
    11707 Club Drive
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813.273.8104

     

    This group is for family members, caregivers, or ALF directors that are personally involved with a person or persons with serious mental illness (depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, etc.)

  • Services Specific to Market Street of Foxwood PMA

    Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.

    9549 Koger Blvd. N. #100
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702
    727.570.9696
    http://agingcarefl.org/

     

    The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP) is a private non-profit agency serving seniors and their caregivers. The agency’s focus is on funding, advocacy, services, and programs for seniors in the two-county area of west central Florida. Programs administered by AAAPP follow.

    SHINE

    SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free, award winning program geared toward helping seniors navigate through the complicated health insurance system. The goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning and Insurance, and other health care issues. To receive SHINE services call The Helpline at 800.963.5337 or visit www.floridashine.org

     

    Senior Victim Advocate Program

    The Senior Victim Advocate Program was created to meet the needs of crime victims 60 years of age and over in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. A Victim Advocate is a link between the victim and the criminal justice system. A Victim Advocate provides the tools that allow crime victims to reconstruct their lives and regain the control that was taken from them by the criminal. To access the Victim Advocate call The Helpline at 800.963.5337. Victim Assistance services include:

    • Information and Referrals to Community Resources
    • Crisis Counseling
    • Accompaniment to Court Related Activities
    • Assistance with Property Return
    • Assistance with Completing Victim Impact and Victim Compensation Forms
    • Emergency Legal Advocacy
    • Criminal Justice Support

     

    The Helpline
    800.963.5337

     

    As part of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Helpline provides information and assistance/referral over the telephone to seniors and caregivers in Pasco and Pinellas Counties.

     

    The Helpline is able to provide information on government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that serve seniors in the two-county area. Information is available in many areas including:

    • Caregiver support
    • Case management
    • In-home services
    • Insurance counseling
    • Legal help
    • Meal services
    • Nursing home and assisted living facilities
    • Transportation
    • Victim advocacy

     

    Senior Safety Phones Project

     

    The goal for Safety Phones is to enhance the safety of senior crime victims and seniors at-risk of becoming victims of crime with the use and access of 9-1-1 through cellular phones. The purpose of using a Safety Phone is to dial 9-1-1 when faced with an emergency. A cellular telephone is lent for a period of time, by the Senior Victim Advocate Program, Area Agency on Aging of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. You are not responsible for any cost. This program is a free service to seniors. Call The Helpline for the collection and distribution sites in both counties and for more information about how to donate or receive a 9-1-1 cell phone. Call 800.963.5337.

    Project Lifesaver

     

    The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offers Project Lifesaver to families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s, autism and other similar needs. Due to the circumstances of these special needs, persons may have a tendency to wander away from home. By enrolling in the program, a Project Lifesaver client is equipped with a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. If the client wanders away from home, caregivers can call 911 and trained search teams will be activated to locate the client. There is no cost for the program.

    Grandparent Caregiver Program

     

    The National Caregiver Support Program includes services for kinship caregivers aged 55 or over to assist them with being more effective caregivers for children under 18, or 19 and older with a documented disability. In order to assist these unique families, the AAAPP has contracted with Bay Area Legal Services and Gulfcoast Legal Services to implement legal services. This legal assistance provides both legal advice and representation to the client by staff attorneys, paralegals, and volunteer attorneys. The legal assistance provided also focuses on the issues concerning the caregiver obtaining and maintaining sufficient and proper legal status over the minor in their care. Examples may include:

     

    • Powers of Attorney
    • Custody Orders under the Florida Temporary Custody by Extended Family Statute
    • Guardianship

     

     

    National Family Caregiver Support Program

     

    This is a federal program that provides services to help families under certain circumstances, including those that care for frail older relatives and grandparents, or older relatives who serve as caregivers for minor children or children of any age who have disabilities. These services include:

     

    • Information
    • Assistance in gaining access to services
    • Individual counseling
    • Organization of support groups and caregiver training
    • Respite care
    • Supplemental services, including housing improvement, chores, provision of medical supplies and services
    • Legal assistance for caregivers, grandparents or older individuals who are caregivers for relatives

     

    Neighborly Care Network

    13945 Evergreen Ave.
    Clearwater, FL 33762
    727.573.9444
    http://www.neighborly.org/

     

    Neighborly is a nonprofit organization of dedicated employees and volunteers whose mission is improved health, wellness and independent living for individuals and families. Services include the following.

     

     

    Meals on Wheels

     

    Through Meals on Wheels, Neighborly Care Network delivers meals to nearly 1,000 homebound residents daily. While a nutritious meal is of great importance to each of these clients, the most recurring comment is how much they look forward to seeing and conversing with the volunteer delivering it. If you would like to enroll in Meals on Wheels or discuss other Nutrition Services, please call the Nutrition office at 727.756.1001.

     

     

    Senior Dining

     

    Participants in Neighborly’s Senior Dining program can choose from several locations throughout Pinellas County. Along with a hot, nutritious meal, Neighborly offers participants informational programs, entertainment, and activities. They experience social interaction that is beneficial for their overall health and well-being. To enroll in Senior Dining or discuss other Nutrition services, call Neighborly’s Nutrition office at 727.756.1001. The Palm Harbor location is:

     

    Neighborly Senior Café at Palm Harbor

    1015 Omaha Circle
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    727.216.6467

    EZride

     

    www.neighborly.org
    snarron@neighborly.org
    (727) 573-9444

     

    Do you want to go to the grocery store, a friend’s house, the movie theatre, or a shopping mall and have no means of transportation? The EZride program can provide you with an affordable option. It is open to people who are 65 or older and to people 55 and older who are disabled.

     

    The membership transportation service is offered in Pinellas County, with additional destinations to southern Pasco and specific areas in northern Hillsborough (e.g., H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, VA Hospital/Medical Clinic, and the University of South Florida Medical Clinics).

     

     

    Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

    14041 Icot Blvd.
    Clearwater, FL 33760
    727.479.1800
    https://gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org

     

    Through the Older Americans Act Counseling Program, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services offers free counseling for seniors age 60 and over who reside in Pasco/Pinellas County. Group counseling is offered at local senior centers with topics ranging from Depression/Grief to Brain Games to keep the memory sharp. Individual counseling provides support and guidance in times of need.

     

     

    Tarpon Springs Recreation Division

    400 South Walton Ave.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.942.5628 or 727.937.0598
    http://www.ctsfl.us/recreation/home.htm

     

    The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division is committed to providing citizens with a wide variety of recreational opportunities supported by parks, personnel and facilities. Their goal is to deliver superior programs and services that meet the needs of the community. Program schedule varies, please contact directly for more information.

     

     

    Community Services Agency of Palm Harbor

    1500 16th Street
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    727.771.6000
    http://csapalmharbor.org/

     

    CSA of Palm Harbor seeks to be the recreational, cultural and gathering center of Palm Harbor and all nearby North Pinellas County communities- where locals think of first as the place to meet, play and connect. Please contact directly for offerings.

     

     

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    Sponsored by Eckerd College and offering over 300 intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, interest groups and trips for over 1,200 members. Many classes and events are held at CSA Palm Harbor.

  • Areas of Interest Specific to Market Street of Foxwood PMA

     

    Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

    600 E. Klosterman Rd.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.712.5762
    https://www.leeparattner.com/

     

    The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA) is a modern and contemporary art museum with a collection of more than 6,000 works of 20th and 21st century art. The museum is located on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. As a membership-based cultural and academic institution, LRMA serves students and the community at-large, and the museum provides an array of educational programs for all ages to complement a year-round exhibition schedule.

     

    Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

    Dodecanese Blvd.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    https://spongedocks.net/

    The Sponge industry helped build a Greek community that is now famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. At the Sponge Docks, you will find attractions, natural sponges, sponge diving, tours and sightseeing cruises, unique Greek and Florida souvenirs, lots of shopping, sightseeing, live entertainment and many festivals.

     

    Tarpon Springs Aquarium

    850 Dodecanese Blvd.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.938.5378
    http://www.tarponspringsaquarium.com

     

    The Tarpon Springs Aquarium is an aquarium on the West end of the Sponge Docks. The aquarium offers a wide variety of interaction and viewing of local aquatic and reptilian life. Shows such as shark, alligator, snake and eel are featured throughout the day.

    Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

    3940 Keystone Rd.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
    727.453.6800
    http://www.brookercreekpreserve.org/ed-center.htm

     

    The award-winning Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center lies within Pinellas County’s largest natural area, Brooker Creek Preserve. The Center provides a window into natural Florida through interpretive programs and guided nature tours with educational instruction, exhibits, and public outreach activities, presentations and workshops, and other events. Residents and visitors alike who are curious to learn more about the Preserve and its history can experience, discover and better understand the connections between people and the land through Center offerings.

     

    St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

    36 North Pinellas Ave.
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    727.937.3540
    http://www.stnicholastarpon.org/

     

    St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral is a historic church building and center for Greek-American life in Tarpon Springs. The church hosts an annual epiphany celebration on January 6 in which Greek Orthodox boys aged 6 to 18 dive into Spring Bayou to retrieve a cross. A statue of an epiphany diver is located in front of the church. The domed church is an example of Neo-Byzantine architecture and was modelled after Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Inside are 23 stained glass windows and three large chandeliers from Czechoslovakia. The sixty ton altar of Greek marble was a gift from Greece.  Tours are free.

    Wall Springs Park

    3725 De Soto Blvd.
    Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/21_wall_springs.htm

     

    Wall Springs Park is centered on a historical, natural spring once used as a spa and bathing area, complete with a viewing area, boardwalk, and information display. The average water flow of the spring is 2,917 gallons per minute or about 4.2 million gallons a day. The spring water temperature is a nearly constant 74 degrees. The park also features a 35-foot observation tower with a scenic view of the Gulf of Mexico. The park is connected to the Pinellas Trail.

     

    John Chestnut Sr. Park

    2200 East Lake Road
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685
    http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/04_chesnut.htm

     

    This park is home to various wildlife and is immediately adjacent to Lake Tarpon which is five miles long and one mile wide. Picnic shelters are available and there is an elevated boardwalk which runs along the boat ramp, leading to an elevated lookout tower for a scenic overview of Lake Tarpon.