Bus Trips For Retirees & Seniors
Senior centers operated by Cullman County Commission on Aging offer scheduled Bus Trips from time to time.To reserve a seat on a Bus Trip for Retirees and Seniors, watch the Calendar page of this website (Calendar of Events) for each trip and the details, then call the appropriate number listed.
Driver Safety Program
Cullman County Commission on Aging provides free space to AARP representatives for the AARP Driver Safety Program on an as needed basis.
For more information contact: Delinda King
(256)734-1241 or mailto:email@example.com
For detailed information about the following events call the Commission on Aging at (256)734-1241
February 14, 2014-Cullman County Retiree & Senior Health Fair
February 15,2014– Ms. Senior Cullman County Pageant
April 24, 2014– Cullman County Senior Spelling Bee
May 2, 2014 – Senior Fishing Day
May 9, 2014-Senior Day at Strawberry Festival
June 6, 2014 – Senior Shindig at Sportsman Lake Park
June 9-18, 2014-District Masters Games-Huntsville, AL
July 12, 2014-National Spelling Bee-Knoxville, TN
August 9, 2014-Ms Senior Alabama Pageant-Wallace State College
October 1, 2014– Senior Day at Fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
October 13-17, 2014 – Flu Shots at Seniors Centers
October 6-9, 2014– Masters Games of Alabama State Events in Oxford, AL
December 12, 2014 – Cullman County Retiree & Senior Christmas Party
Food Resources (See Nutrition Services)
Heating and Cooling Assistance
Federal funds are available from time to time to help qualified seniors receive financial assistance to pay for heating and cooling bills.
Weatherization funds are available to assist qualified seniors with energy conservation improvements to their homes.
These programs are administered through Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.
For more information contact: (256)734-5170 or visit their website at http://www.northalabamacommunities.org/
Cullman County retirees and seniors have access to free legal services at Cullman County Commission on Aging in cooperation with NARCOG (North-Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments).
NARCOG sends an attorney to the office of Cullman County Commission on Aging, as needed for appointments with seniors. The attorney comes to Cullman usually once or twice a month to provide basic legal services to seniors age 60 and older.
For more information contact: Delinda King
(256)734-1241 or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cullman County Commission on Aging offers one-to-one counseling for Cullman County seniors on Medicare.Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) comparisons are provided to seniors each year as needed by trained Commission on Aging staff. No appointment is necessary.
COA staff will print out the top three prescription drug plans tailored for each person’s individual need. Seniors requesting this service will need to provide to our staff your Medicare number, your medicine or a list of medicine with dosage, and insurance and income information.
For more information call: (256)734-1241
Medicine - Senior Citizen Medication Program – SenioRx
Cullman County Commission on Aging staff assists seniors age 55 and older with paperwork and the application process to receive free medicine from pharmaceutical companies.
In 2013, Cullman County Commission on Aging helped 148 seniors receive 878 prescriptions valued at $496,004.90.
For more information contact: Ellen Robertson
(256)734-1241 or mail to: email@example.com
Hot meals are served daily, Monday through Friday (except holidays) at the seven Commission on Aging full-time senior centers. This includes: Brushy Pond, Colony, Crane Hill (Tuesday-Thursday), Cullman, Hanceville, Holly Pond, and West Point. There is no charge for the meal, however a donation of $1.25 per day is requested.
Hot meals are delivered to the homes of homebound senior citizens in the service area of the seven senior centers listed above.
Meals for seniors are provided with funds from Alabama Department of Senior Services, Cullman County Commission, donations from businesses, churches and individuals, NARCOG, and United Way of Cullman.
Vegetable coupons are distributed to qualified Cullman County seniors age 60 and older each year, (target date for 2014 is to be after May 15, 2014).
Coupons from Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority and NARCOG can be exchanged for $30.00 worth of fresh homegrown agriculture products at approved vendors.For more information contact: Laurie Knight
(256)734-1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Security Assistance
Cullman County Commission on Aging staff provides limited one-to-one counseling on Social Security questions. For detailed information about Social Security benefits, COA encourages everyone to go to the local Social Security office located at:
1908 Commerce Ave. N.W.
Cullman, AL 35055
For more information contact: 1-877-291-1425 or 1-800-772-1213 or visit their web site at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/
Tax Return Preparations
Each year during tax season, free tax preparation service is provided by Commission on Aging volunteers in cooperation with the AARP Tax Aide Program.For more information contact: Delinda King
(256)734-1241 or mail to:email@example.com
The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office utilizes volunteers to call seniors daily who request to be on the Telephone Assurance Program.
These calls give peace of mind to those being called that they are being checked on daily.
For more information contact: (256)734-0342
Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) operates a 33 vehicle fleet of buses to provide transportation Monday through Friday 6:30 am until 4:00 pm. CARTS customers should call at least one day before transportation is needed. Please call 256-734-1246
Free transportation is provided to and from Commission on Aging senior centers.
If you would like more information about a service provided by the Commission on Aging, please click on the "Request Assistance Form" link above. Complete the form email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and mail to the Commission on Aging at:
ATTN: Request for Assistance
1539 Sportsman Lake Rd. NW