How to find a senior center and other information for elders

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Вы старэйшы імігрант або бежанец? Ці ёсць у вас старэйшына ў вашай сям'і? Даведайцеся пра рэсурсы для пажылых людзей. Find a senior center and learn other ways to meet older members of your community.

Are you a senior immigrant or refugee? Do you have an elder in your family? Learn about resources for seniors. Find a senior center and learn other ways to meet older members of your community.

two older women - senior center

two older women - senior center

У ЗША, many communities are big, and not everyone knows their neighbors. It can be hard for older people to meet other senior citizens. But every community has a social place called a senior center.

In the USA, many communities are big, and not everyone knows their neighbors. It can be hard for older people to meet other senior citizens. But every community has a social place called a senior center.

Watch refugee elders talk about their experiences

Watch refugee elders talk about their experiences

Like the people in the video, you have probably survived many things that have made you strong. But it can be lonely starting a new life in a big country. У USAHello, we are glad you are here. We want to help you find your way and connect with people.

Like the people in the video, you have probably survived many things that have made you strong. But it can be lonely starting a new life in a big country. At USAHello, we are glad you are here. We want to help you find your way and connect with people.

How to meet people in your neighborhood

How to meet people in your neighborhood

Use your local library

Use your local library

American libraries are for more than just books. They are centers for information and education. You can join a computer class, find out about local events, and get advice about jobs. Some have English classes. Many libraries have classes for people to learn to read and write. Калі яны гэтага не робяць, your library can help you find classes. Find your nearest library.

American libraries are for more than just books. They are centers for information and education. You can join a computer class, find out about local events, and get advice about jobs. Some have English classes. Many libraries have classes for people to learn to read and write. If they do not, your library can help you find classes. Find your nearest library.

Senior centers

Senior centers

At the senior center, they have lunches, games, класы, and other activities just for elders. Some senior centers are even for newcomers. Senior centers are mostly free. You can go for the whole day. You may pay a small amount for lunch or for outings. But most activities and classes are free. Your local library will tell you where to find senior centers in your community.

At the senior center, they have lunches, games, classes, and other activities just for elders. Some senior centers are even for newcomers. Senior centers are mostly free. You can go for the whole day. You may pay a small amount for lunch or for outings. But most activities and classes are free. Your local library will tell you where to find senior centers in your community.

Community gardens

Community gardens

If you come from a country region, you are probably missing farming or gardening. But even in big cities, you can find a community garden. There you can grow your own vegetables, help your community, and meet other farmers and gardeners. Find a community garden.

If you come from a country region, you are probably missing farming or gardening. But even in big cities, you can find a community garden. There you can grow your own vegetables, help your community, and meet other farmers and gardeners. Find a community garden.

How to learn new things

How to learn new things

It can be lonely if you live in a community where people do not speak your language. Do you want to improve your English? It is a challenge, but also it can be fun. And English classes are a good way to meet other people in your situation. you can search FindHello to find English classes near you. Enter your city and state. Then select Education and English classes.

It can be lonely if you live in a community where people do not speak your language. Do you want to improve your English? It is a challenge, but also it can be fun. And English classes are a good way to meet other people in your situation. you can search FindHello to find English classes near you. Enter your city and state. Then select Education and English classes.

If you do not like the idea of a class or cannot get to a class, гэта нармальна. замест, ты можаш learn English conversation online.

If you do not like the idea of a class or cannot get to a class, that is okay. Instead, you can learn English conversation online.

Even if you are not trying to be a citizen, ты можаш take our free citizenship class. It will help your English and teach you about the United States.

Even if you are not trying to be a citizen, you can take our free citizenship class. It will help your English and teach you about the United States.

Volunteer with seniors or children

Volunteer with seniors or children

You can help other newcomers. Giving the gift of your time and company can help another senior who is lonely. Read about an elder who became a senior companion. If you have a local resettlement agency, ask if they know someone who may need your help.

You can help other newcomers. Giving the gift of your time and company can help another senior who is lonely. Read about an elder who became a senior companion. If you have a local resettlement agency, ask if they know someone who may need your help.

You may have grandchildren in a local school. Maybe you can volunteer in the classroom, dining room, or playground. There may be newcomer children who need help in their own language.

You may have grandchildren in a local school. Maybe you can volunteer in the classroom, dining room, or playground. There may be newcomer children who need help in their own language.

Taking care of your health

Taking care of your health

It is important for seniors to take care of their health. There are many health resources for seniors in the United States.

It is important for seniors to take care of their health. There are many health resources for seniors in the United States.

Getting health insurance

Getting health insurance

Public health insurance for seniors is called Medicare. Most seniors (ўзрост 65 або старэй) have Medicare. But first, you must live in the United States for more than 5 гадоў. While you are waiting to get Medicare, you can get health insurance from an insurance company through the health exchange in your state. Read more about health insurance for senior immigrants.

Public health insurance for seniors is called Medicare. Most seniors (age 65 or older) have Medicare. But first, you must live in the United States for more than 5 years. While you are waiting to get Medicare, you can get health insurance from an insurance company through the health exchange in your state. Read more about health insurance for senior immigrants.

If you are undocumented (have no legal papers) you cannot get health insurance. But there are clinics in the United States who help undocumented immigrants. паглядзець FindHello to find community healthcare near you. Enter your city and state. Then select Healthcare and Mental Health.

If you are undocumented (have no legal papers) you cannot get health insurance. But there are clinics in the United States who help undocumented immigrants. Look at FindHello to find community healthcare near you. Enter your city and state. Then select Healthcare and Mental Health.

Going to the doctor

Going to the doctor

When you make an appointment with a doctor, you can ask for an interpreter. Find out how to go to the doctor.

When you make an appointment with a doctor, you can ask for an interpreter. Find out how to go to the doctor.

Fitness

Fitness

One of the best things you can do to stay healthy and meet people is to join an exercise class! Ask at your senior center, абшчынны цэнтр, or library about exercise classes for your age group.

One of the best things you can do to stay healthy and meet people is to join an exercise class! Ask at your senior center, community center, or library about exercise classes for your age group.

Public benefits for seniors

Public benefits for seniors

As a refugee or other US resident, you can qualify for public benefits. These include benefits for people who are disabled, unemployed or over a certain age. Learn more about public benefits.

As a refugee or other US resident, you can qualify for public benefits. These include benefits for people who are disabled, unemployed or over a certain age. Learn more about public benefits.

дадатковы даход (SSI) каб дапамагчы інвалідам дарослых, дзеці, and people over 65 who have low income. Some non-citizens can receive SSI. Learn about SSI for non-citizens.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is to help disabled adults, children, and people over 65 who have low income. Some non-citizens can receive SSI. Learn about SSI for non-citizens.

An important note about SSI: Some refugees and other non-citizens who get SSI will stop getting it after 7 гадоў. But if you become a citizen, you can continue to receive SSI for as long as you need it. Learn how to become a US citizen.

An important note about SSI: Some refugees and other non-citizens who get SSI will stop getting it after 7 years. But if you become a citizen, you can continue to receive SSI for as long as you need it. Learn how to become a US citizen.

Legal and emergency help

Legal and emergency help

Many older people suffer from abuse (being hurt) and fraud (being cheated). You can tell your doctor, the police, or someone at your senior center if you are being mistreated at home or if you think someone is cheating you. Nobody is allowed to hurt you, even if they are in your own family. To get help or report abuse, go to the NAPSA website and choose your state. After you choose your state, you will find a phone number to call next to the map.

Many older people suffer from abuse (being hurt) and fraud (being cheated). You can tell your doctor, the police, or someone at your senior center if you are being mistreated at home or if you think someone is cheating you. Nobody is allowed to hurt you, even if they are in your own family. To get help or report abuse, go to the NAPSA website and choose your state. After you choose your state, you will find a phone number to call next to the map.

If you need a lawyer, you can find legal help. Enter your city and state. Then click Rights and Laws. Many of the services listed can help you in your own language. You can search for lawyers with FindHello. Enter your city and state. Then select Citizenship and Immigration.

If you need a lawyer, you can find legal help. Enter your city and state. Then click Rights and Laws. Many of the services listed can help you in your own language. You can search for lawyers with FindHello. Enter your city and state. Then select Citizenship and Immigration.

Do you need more information?

Do you need more information?

If you do not find what you are looking for on this page, please do not give up! замест, ask at your senior center, resettlement agency, or library. Their job is to help you find what you need. You can use the internet to help you, таксама.

If you do not find what you are looking for on this page, please do not give up! Instead, ask at your senior center, resettlement agency, or library. Their job is to help you find what you need. You can use the internet to help you, too.

Search on the internet

Search on the internet

Here some English words that will help you to look on the internet:

Here some English words that will help you to look on the internet:

  • find a senior center in … (add the name of your city)
  • find resources for seniors in … (add the name of your city)
  • find a senior center in … (add the name of your city)
  • find resources for seniors in … (add the name of your city)

Get help with translation

Get help with translation

If you have trouble asking in English, use a translation tool. You can type words into Google Translate and it will tell you what to say in English. або, ты можаш find free translation help and interpreters.

If you have trouble asking in English, use a translation tool. You can type words into Google Translate and it will tell you what to say in English. Or, you can find free translation help and interpreters.

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