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Senior Assistance

Applications for assistance available at Miami-Dade County library branches

Florida Department of Children and Families Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF) applications and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance applications in English, Spanish and Creole are available at all Miami-Dade public library locations during regular operating hours.

Residents with Alzheimer's Disease

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has resources that can assist families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia illnesses.

Guidance can be provided on topics and questions about combating isolation, keeping engaged, washing tips, caregiver stress, whether family members should visit during this time, items to have in the home, and more.

Assistance is available:

  • By toll-free helpline at 1-866-232-8484, seven days a week, staffed entirely by licensed social workers who are trained in dementia care
  • By web chat on the AFA website. Click on the blue and white chat icon on the lower right hand corner of the page
  • By sending a text message to 646-586-5283

The web and text chat features are available in more than 90 languages.

Information for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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