Cherokee County Resources
Look below for aging and disability resources in Cherokee County.  Click on the blue links for more information.
More details about some of the above programs can be found in the below section.
  • Food Assistance (Call 1-800-AGE-LINE or 1-800-243-5463)
    • EAC Senior Centers Meals (in the center and delivered to eligible Homebound) 
    • Farmers Market Coupons: The goal of this program is to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from Alabama Farmers Market Authority eligible farmers markets and roadside stands to low-income seniors and nutritionally at risk women and children.  Go to this website for more information or to apply: http://www.fma.alabama.gov/VoucherPrograms.aspx.
    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): This Food Assistance Program's purpose is to end hunger and improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they need for good health. 
       
  • Prescription Assistance:
  • Senior Activity Center: This center provides activities, fun, fellowship, volunteer opportunities, and access to health and nutritional information.  For those that qualify, there are a limited number of lunches at the center and delivered to homebound clients.
    • Cherokee County - H. Dean Buttram Sr. Senior Citizen's Center (256-927-8432)
                       229 Dean Buttram Sr. Ave., Centre, AL 36960
       
  • Transportation Services
    • Medicaid Recipients:  The Alabama Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) Program helps eligible recipients pay for rides to dental and doctor offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities when the service is also covered by Medicaid. Recipients with special ride needs for dialysis, radiation, or other treatments should contact the NET program at (256) 549-7702.
    • Cherokee County
      • Contact: Ms. Janice Upshaw at 256-927-7472
      • Hours of Operation: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
      • Demand response and Operator has a contract with Cherokee, Etowah, DeKalb (CED) Mental Health Center. Cherokee County Rural Transit has agreed to pick up patients who attend the branch that is in Centre, Alabama. The only specific route taken is that of regular patients who attend CED Mental Health Center in Centre, AL.
      • System serves those who are residents of Cherokee County.
      • Cost:
        • General Public: $2 first five miles and $1 each additional five miles
        • Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons: $1 first five miles and 50¢ each additional five miles