Assistance for Seniors

The following organization may be helpful for seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Hattiesburg & Gulfport, MS areas who are in need of assistance: Assisting 15 county and 37 municipal governments, the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District is one of the largest and most diversified regional planning entities in the United States. Over the years SMPDD has continually evolved to meet the needs and maintain the integrity of the environment and overall quality of life for the residents of South Mississippi. Through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), SMPDD works in conjunction with MDHS' Division of Aging and Adult Services to develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated home and community based care services and programs to meet the needs of the aging population. These services and programs include: Adult Day Care Case Management Congregate Meals Family Caregiver Support Program Home Delivered Meals Homemaker Service Information Assistance & Referral Long Term Care Alternatives Long Term Care Ombudsman MICAP Outreach Senior Centers Senior Community Service Employment Program Senior Companion Program Transportation Services Valley Pak Meals To qualify for AAA services through SMPDD, individuals must meet the requirements established by MDHS's Division of Aging and Adult services. SMPDD service area includes: Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and Wayne Counties. For more information about their services or to receive assistance, call (601) 545-2137 or (228)0868-2311.

Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District Area Agency on Aging
700 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Tel: (601) 545-2137
9229 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
Tel: (228) 868-2311

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