Cullman County Commission on Aging Cullman County

COA Services

Bus Trips  |  Driving  |  Events  |  Heating/Cooling  |  Legal  |  Medicare
SENIORx  |  Nutrition  |  Soc. Security  |  Taxes  |  Telephone  |  C.A.R.T.S.


Ms. Senior Cullman County at the Senior Christmas Celebration

The Commission on Aging is proud to offer our elite services to the Seniors of Cullman County and surrounding areas. Our expert staff is top-notch in providing you with the information that you need. If you would like more information on the services we offer please feel free to download the “Request for Assistance" Form and send by email to jjames@co.cullman.al.us or to the mailing address below. You may also drop by the office anytime. No appointment is necessary except for legal and tax service. We look forward to serving you!

Commission on Aging
ATTN: Request for Assistance
1539 Sportsman Lake Road, N.W.
Cullman, AL 35055


 

Bus Trips for Retirees and 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 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:

Jamie James
(256)734-1241 or email to jjames@co.cullman.al.us


Events

For detailed information about COA Events, call us at (256)734-1241


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,
and can be reached at (256)734-5170.


Legal Services

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: Jamie James
(256)734-1241 or email to jjames@co.cullman.al.us


Medicare Assistance

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 card, your medicine or a list of medicine with dosage, and insurance and income information.

2016, COA helped seniors save $820,000.

For more information call: (256)734-1241


SENIORx Services

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.

2016, COA helped seniors receive prescriptions valued at $760,000.

For more information contact: Ellen Robertson at (256)734-1241 or erobertson@co.cullman.al.us


Nutrition Services

Hot Meals

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 (Monday-Friday), 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.

For more information contact: Laurie Knight at (256)734-1241 or lknight@co.cullman.al.us


Vegetable Coupons

Vegetable coupons are distributed to qualified Cullman County seniors age 60 and older each year, (to be announced). Vegetable Vouchers (SFMNP) applications must be submitted each year in order to receive vouchers. COA staff will be glad to complete online application for vegetable vouchers.

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: COA at (256)734-1241 or the Farmers Market Authority Website.
The voucher application can be completed online at www.fma.alabama.gov/seniornutrition


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
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For more information contact: 1-877-291-1425 or 1-800-772-1213 or visit their website



Telephone Assurance

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

C.A.R.T.S. operates a fleet of buses to provide transportation Monday through Friday. C.A.R.T.S. customers should call at least one day before transportation is needed. Free transportation is provided to and from Full-Time and Part-Time Senior Centers.

For more information contact 256-734-1246 or visit their website