The following services and programs are offered by the City of Grand Prairie for senior citizens:
To help residents fully prepare for medical emergencies, the city of Grand Prairie provides an optional ambulance subscription program made available to all residents of Grand Prairie apart from Medicaid recipients.
Participants, by submitting an annual $75 fee, will have no out-of-pocket expenses for the city of Grand Prairie's EMS emergency ground ambulance use; they will receive unlimited emergency (only) transports and coverage for all household members.
Visit the Ambulance Subscription Program page to learn more about the affordable emergency care.
H2Know, measures and transmits hourly water usage data—older systems could only provide a single monthly usage total. Why is hourly usage important and how can it help you and our city? With our new system, you will have the power to:
- Receive automatic alerts of higher than normal usage spikes within a day of their occurrence
- Receive automatic alerts of long term continuous usage (indicating possible leaks)
- Establish a monthly “water budget” and be alerted when you reach or exceed your target
- Monitor usage patterns such as irrigation to better manage the frequency and duration of watering
- Save water and save money
This system will also help the city find and repair its own leaks, better manage its Water Conservation Programs and provide more useful information when you contact us with questions.
To access H2Know, you will have to register and we are eager to help you get connected. For information, please call our Customer Care Center at 972-237-8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors age 60 and older who own and occupy their home and meet certain income and other guidelines MAY qualify for repairs and deteriorated conditions on their home. The program focuses on HUD approved rehabilitation standards and health/safety concerns.
- For seniors age 60 and older or disabled (any age)
- Must own and occupy the home
- Must meet certain income and other guidelines
- Repairs must meet HUD approved rehabilitation and safety standards
- Remodeling and cosmetic updates are not allowed
To learn more about this program, please contact the Housing and Neighborhood Services department at 972-237-8166.
The program provides deferred payment, 0% and 3% loans up to $75,000 for low and moderate income homeowners 60 years and older or disabled citizens to rehab single family homes and is used in conjunction with the CDBG Rehabilitation Program. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis and rehabs and/or reconstructions are conducted based on need.
To learn more, please contact the Housing Neighborhood Services Department at 972-237-8176.
Grand Prairie implemented a homestead exemption of $45,000 for residents 65 and older who own and live in their residence. The city froze taxes for those seniors who file for the Senior Exemption. This means the year you turn 65 and file for the Senior Exemption, your property tax amount will never go higher. If you continue to live in that house for 20-30 years, and value doubles, you will pay the amount you paid that first year.
For more information on the homestead exemption in Grand Prairie, call 972-237-8099.
The city's "Grand Connection" transit system serves those who are at least 60 years of age or have a physical or mental disability. Visit the Grand Connection Transit page to learn more about public transportation in Grand Prairie.
The Grand Prairie VA Clinic offers primary and behavioral health services for veterans.
Grand Prairie VA Clinic
737 Sherman St,
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
The Medication Disposal Program in Grand Prairie gives residents a place to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals on an ongoing basis. Residents can bring prescription medications including narcotics (Oxycodone, Vicodin, etc.), medication samples, pet medications, medicated ointments/lotions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, inhalers and unopened EpiPens to the Grand Prairie Police Department for disposal.
To learn more about the Medication Disposal Program, please call 972-237-8861 or visit the Medication Disposal Program page.
The ASPCA offers free Pet Safety Packs. Safety pack includes a pet rescue window decal to help alert rescue personnel that pets are inside your home in the event of an emergency. You’ll also find an ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) magnet, so you can keep APCC’s information handy should you need 24 hour emergency animal poison information about your pet.
To order a Pet Safety Pack, please visit ASPCA.org or call 8000-426-4435.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation assistance Feb. 1 through April 15. Now in its 51st year, Tax-Aide has helped more than 68 million low- and moderate-income taxpayers. You don’t have to be an AARP member, and there’s no age requirement to get tax help from IRS-certified volunteers. Check the Tax-Aide Site Locator for locations or call 888-227-7669 toll-free.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). A federal grant program provides tax preparation assistance to those 60 and older from IRS-certified volunteers. (Most TCE sites are operated by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.) For more information, call 888-227-7669 toll-free or check online.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Under another federal grant program, IRS-certified VITA volunteers provide tax-preparation services to older Americans, low- and moderate-income filers, people with disabilities and those with limited English language skills. Generally, taxpayers must have an annual income below $55,000 to qualify. Call 800-906-9887 to find a nearby VITA site. Online assistance is also available.
There are many opportunities to get involved and help make Grand Prairie a great place to Live Life Grand! The City invites volunteers to serve in one-time event assignments and longer-term, ongoing opportunities.