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17 + Great Senior Resources in Orlando

Housing Resources

Do you need help finding housing? Try this site for assisted living, residential care, independent living, retirement living, nursing care, rehabilitation, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or multi-level care facilities.

This is another helpful site for housing options for people 55 years or older.

Government Aid

Benefits Checkup is a great website for older adults. You can take the online questionnaire to find out which benefit programs you qualify for and if you are eligible for Medicare’s Extra Help program to help pay for prescription medications.

Driving Information

Did you know you could get a discount on your auto insurance by taking the Six-Hour Florida Mature Driver Program? Go to this site to find out more about this benefit.

Are you concerned about your loved one’s driving abilities or about your own? Go to this website to find programs in your area for driving evaluations and other driving tests.

This site has information on where to live, where to receive help, and learn about issues that may be affecting you or your loved one.

  • has many resources, but this specific web page gives you alternate transportation options if you have stopped driving.
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Health Information

Mental health help is widely available throughout the state, find links to mental health services, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on this webpage.If you go to the homepage of this site, you will find additional information about many more health-related topics, finding doctors in your area and ways to manage your health.

Law Resources

Do you need law assistance? On this site, you will find links to The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, The Florida Bar Elder Law Section, Special Needs Alliance, and sites for information on guardianship, caregivers, and elder abuse.

Locate Senior Centers

These are great places to meet people, join activities, go on outings, and take advantage of services such as Meals on Wheels.

Other Help

The Department of Elder Affairs website offers many resources for senior citizen assistance in Florida. You can learn about the Adult Care Food Program, information on what to do during a storm, service directories, resource guides, a list of resource centers and so much more!

This website has a great list of resources for its older residents. Find phone numbers to help lines in counties with largely dense elderly populations, information on senior centers, and so much more.

This helpful website has information on discounts at area stores and links to other great information.

This site has information on the aging centers around the state, assisted living, residence care, healthcare agencies and wellness topics such as

Travel Disounts

Here are some senior discounts you can use when traveling:

Greyhound: 5% off for 62 and over

Amtrak: 10% off for 65 and over

National Parks Service: discounted senior pass for $80 for 62 and over

Carnival: savings on cruises for 55 and over

Don’t hit the road without your travel discounts!

Royal Caribbean: reduced prices for 55 and over

Hertz Car Rental: various discounts to those 50 and over

Avis: up to 30% off to AARP members

Payless Car Rental: various discounts to AARP members

Southwest Airlines: various discounts for 65 and over

United Airlines: various discounts for 65 and over

Uber: two free trips on the first day of every month

Stay At Your Favorite Hotel

Here are some senior discounts you can use at hotel chains:

Best Western: up to 15% off for 55 and over

Choice Hotels: 10% off for 60 and over (or AARP members)

Hampton: 10% off for AARP members

Holiday Inn: discounts to 62 and over

Marriott: 15% off to 62 and over

Red Roof: 10% off for 59 and over

Motel 6: 10% off to 60 and over

Super 8: discounts for 60 and over


Taken directly from two incredible senior resources:

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