Metrocrest Social Services

Senior Services

Read it first online! The latest issue of Senior News appears on this page before it arrives at senior centers.

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This newspaper provides updates on Metrocrest Services programs and activities for seniors as well as staff and volunteer highlights. Activities provided by area senior centers are also included.

Available online first, printed copies are later available at:  

  • Carrollton Senior Center
    1720 Keller Springs, Carrollton, TX  MAP

  • Farmers Branch Senior Center
    14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch, TX  MAP

  • Coppell Senior Center
  • 345 W. Bethel Road, Coppell, TX  MAP

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Volunteers deliver meals, and a smile, to your door.

Home Delivered Meals for Local Seniors

Prepared meals are available for weekday delivery to qualifying seniors on a short or long-term basis. Meals are prepared by a local restaurant and are not available in specific dietary restrictions.

A volunteer delivers the meal to the senior's door. If the volunteer does not receive a response at the door at the time of delivery, the senior's emergency contact is notified.

The cost is $7, but a reduced fee is available for those who qualify.

To REQUEST home delivered meals, contact your Case Manager or call 972-446-2100.

To CANCEL a meal, call 972-446-2100.

Transportation must be requested a week in advance by calling 972-446-2100.

Transportation Keeps Seniors on the Move

Drivers in our lift equipped vans, as well as volunteers driving their own vehicles, provide 'door-through-door' rides to local appointments for seniors 60+ or disabled individuals living in our service area of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and city of Dallas in Denton County.

The area of service, including for medical appointments, extends 5 miles outside the city limits of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison and Coppell. 

Times of service: (Requests must be made at least 1 week in advance)

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To participate, call 972-446-2100. An appointment with a Case Manager must be scheduled to confirm eligibility, determine fee based on income, and register as a participant.

Once registered, requests for rides must be made one week in advance. The one-way cost is based on income. The maximum charge is $10 one way. There is no charge for scheduled appointments at Metrocrest Services.

To request a ride, clients must call ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE and provide:

Date & time of appointment
Address of the appointment site
Phone number for the appointment site
Length of appointment

We appreciate the many volunteers who make a wide range of repairs possible for local seniors.

Live Safely: Minor Home Repairs & Safety Aids

To help seniors live independently and safely in their homes, we provide assistance with minor home repairs and install safety aids, such as grab bars, wheelchair ramps and wireless doorbells. Volunteers provide many of the services under the coordination of our Home Repair Coordinator. Yard cleanup, fence repairs and exterior painting may also be available.

The senior pays for materials and an administrative fee.

Call 972-446-2100 for more information on minor home repairs or safety installations.
Monthly corporate sponsorships are available during 2017. Call Tracy Eubanks at 972-446-2101.

Food for Seniors through Eat Smart, Live Strong

Any senior may qualify to visit the food pantry to select food. For low-income seniors who qualify to receive monthly People and Nutrition (PAN) commodity food boxes we now provide supplies of fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods through our Eat Smart, Live Strong program.

This expanded service is made possible by generous sponsors. Previous sponsors include Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, Research Across America, PlainsCapital, and Purdy McGuire.

For details on qualifying for Eat Smart, Live Strong food distributions or food pantry visits, call 972-446-2100 or ask Case Manager.