Mississippi senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Central MS AAA – serving Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo Counties
- East Central AAA – serving Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith Counties – phone (800) 264-2007
- Golden Triangle AAA – serving Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston Counties
- North Central AAA – serving Attala, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Leflore, Montgomery and Yalobusha Counties – phone (888) 427-0714
- North Delta AAA – serving Coahoma, Desoto, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate and Tunica Counties – phone (800) 844-2433
- Northeast MS AAA – serving Alcorn, Benton, Marshall, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo Counties
- South Delta AAA – serving Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower and Washington Counties – phone (800) 898-3055
- Southern MS AAA – serving Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and Wayne Counties
- Southwest MS AAA – serving Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties
- Three Rivers AAA – serving Calhoun, Chicksaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc and Union Counties
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Mississippi
- Alzheimer’s Association – Mississippi Chapter
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – contact your Area Agency on Aging – Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs were established in each state by the Older Americansâ€™ Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- MS Legal Services – free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Mississippi