When you’re facing a crisis, 2-1-1 is here to help!

Dial 2-1-1 for referrals to community services like:

  • Substance Abuse Resources
  • Mental Health Services
  • Food Pantries
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Utility Assistance
  • & Other Basic Needs

2-1-1 is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just dial 2-1-1, call 850-892-HELP (4357), or text your zip code to 898211 to speak with a trained Resource Specialist.

The Northwest Florida Area Agency On Aging has partnered with GetSetUp to provide free virtual classes for older adults taught by peers – ask questions, make friends, learn new things, and have fun.

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Safety Net (Community Programs)
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has been calling elderly and home-bound residents for more than 30 years. SafetyNet (previously known as the Elderly Call List) is a free service in which the Walton County Sheriff’s Office makes daily phone calls to check on the safety of senior citizens of Walton County. SafetyNet eases the concern of friends and relatives, who may find it difficult to maintain constant reliable contact with elderly friends and/or family members.

A database is maintained by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office of citizens who are enrolled in the program. This database includes your demographic information and one to three caregiver contacts.

Handle With Care (Community Programs)
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the best service possible to the citizens of Walton County. The newly launched Handle with Care program is designed to meet the needs of residents who may require special assistance during an emergency or non-emergency situations. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office encourages Walton County residents to fill out a Handle With Care Citizen Support Form for each member of their household with any kind of special physical, behavioral and/or psychological needs.

Alert App (Community Alerts)
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Alert Walton. This system allows staff at the Walton County Emergency Operations Center to provide residents with timely alerts. The information provided is protected and will not be used for any other purpose.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

South Walton Fire Department will assist seniors with the replacement of smoke detector batteries
For 24 years, the South Walton Fire District (SWFD) has participated in the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ campaign “Change your Clock -Change your Battery,” reminding citizens to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks. SWFD is so committed to this belief that the Fire District will install and replace batteries in smoke detectors for free for South Walton residents who are senior citizens, disabled, and/or families in need. Remember, the life of a smoke detector is 10 years. If your detector is 10 years old or older, it should be replaced. The phone number to call to schedule is 850-267-1298.

Checklists and Downloads

Advanced directive wallet cards
Advanced Directive Wallet Cards (Printable)
5 questions to ask about your medications
Five Questions to Ask About Your Medications
Hurricane safety checklist
Hurricane Safety Checklist
10 things you can do to avoid fraud
Ten Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
10 tips for family caregivers
Ten Tips for Family Caregivers
Planting calendar for North Florida
Planting Calendar for North Florida
Where to Find My Important Papers (Checklist)
Tech Help at the Library
Tech Help at the Library
The Elder Helpline
The Elder Helpline
Protect Against Scams
Protect Yourself Against Scams