Coosa County Resources
Look below for aging and disability resources in Coosa 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 Centers: These centers provide 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.
    • Goodwater - Goodwater Senior Center (256-839-5653)
                       431 Clay Street, Goodwater, AL 35072
    • Rockford - Rockford Senior Center (256-377-4888)
                       Masonic Building, 9577 Hwy 231, Rockford, AL 35136
    • West Coosa - West Coosa Senior Center (256-249-2024)
                       47 Coosa County Road 70, Sylacauga, AL 35151
       
  • 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 (334) 502-5468.
    • Goodwater:
      • Contact: Ms. Shirley Smoot at 256-839-5653
      • Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
      • This is a demand response service.
      • No specific route is taken.
      • Serves NE Coosa County and will take passengers to Alexander City and Talladega if the passenger has a doctor’s appointment and ample time is given to schedule to trip.
      • Cost:
        • $1 Within Goodwater city limits each way.
        • Service to connect with Cheaha Mental Health Center Bus is $2 each way.
        • Trips to Alexander City, Sylacauga and Rockford are $6 round trip.
        • Longer, more time consuming trips to Birmingham or other special trips have a flat rate of $50 and are scheduled around medical trips of other passengers.
    • Coosa County:
      • Contact: Mr. Standford Benson at 256-794-8257
      • Hours of Operation: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Monday-Friday
      • This is a demand response service.
      • Operates within the county of Coosa and, upon ample notice of passengers through appointment, will drive to Montgomery, Alexander City, Birmingham, or Tuskegee for kidney dialysis.
      • No specific route taken.
      • Cost:
        • Within the county of county of Coosa, $1.50 each way.
        • To Alexander City and Sylacauga the fare is $6.00 round trip.
        • To Birmingham, Montgomery, or Tuskegee, the fare is $20.00 round trip.