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Social Service Programs
All Social Service programs and groups are located at the Tamarac Community Center (TCC), 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. unless noted otherwise. Call the Information and Referral line at (954) 597-3642 for more information on social service programs that may be available in Broward County.

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View the Social Services Programs flyer for a printable version of all City of Tamarac Social Services groups and programs. We also publish a monthly newsletter for your convenience.

To become a volunteer with the City of Tamarac, please call 954-597-3642.

Free Flu Shots for Tamarac Residents
The City of Tamarac, in partnership with University Hospital, is offering free seasonal flu shots for Tamarac residents. Shots will be administered on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at University Hospital and Medical Center (Physical Therapy Room),  7201 N. University Drive. Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m. Please call (954) 597-3642 to book your appointment. Appointments are issued on a first come, first served, basis.

Social Services Programs/ Groups

Blood Pressure Screening

Please take advantage of FREE Blood Pressure Screenings. Blood pressure measures the force of blood in our blood vessels. If your blood pressure is too high it can put your at risk for stroke, heart attack and serious health problems. Service is sponsored by Walgreens.
When: Every 1st Tuesday of the month (beginning June 15, 2015), from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

Caregiver Support Group
Are you a full-time caregiver for someone over the age of 60? Do you feel stressed out and overwhelmed? Meet others who share similar experiences caring for a loved one. Please call Susan Panzer of the Jewish Family Services at (954) 370-2140 for FREE respite for your loved ones while you attend this meeting.
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

Communications-Free Amplified Phone

The Center for Communications-Free Amplified Phone provides amplified phones and TDDs free of charge to residents of the State of Florida who are deaf and/ or hard of hearing. Please call Social Services at (954) 597-3642 for more information.
When: Days vary
Free 911 Cell Phones for Seniors

2nd Monday of each month at 9:00 am. Call (954) 597-3642 to set up an appointment. Donations of cell phones are accepted.
Medicare Open Enrollment 
In partnership with Aging and Disability Resource Center un the SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly). This is the time to choose a plan that covers your medication, switch Prescription Drug Plans or Advantage Plans, Check to see if you are eligible for prescription assistance or cost-saving programs.
When: Thursdays, October 29, November 12, and December 3, 2015, 10 am - 2:00 p.m. 

Parenting Group 
Group presented by Memorial Hospital Systems.
When: Every Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Positive Adjustment Group
Learn coping skills on how to adjust to life changes including losing a loved one, health, daily living activities, moving, etc. A licensed mental health therapist will facilitate this important group for all seniors.
When: Every Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Senior Social
Join us for bagels and coffee and an educational lecture.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am

SHINE Counselor
Serving Health Insurance Needs for the Elderly. Questions regarding your Medicare/ Medicaid insurance? Call the Area Agency on Aging and Disability resource center to speak to a SHINE counselor: (954) 745-9779.

Veteran's Advisor
When: 4th Friday of each month, 8:00 – 11:00 am, no appointment necessary.


Hurricane Season begins June 1st. If you or someone you know needs to be registered for Broward County's Special Needs Shelter including transportation to the special needs shelter or Red Cross Shelter during hurricane evacuation, pre-registration is required. Please call Broward County Hurricane Preparedness at (954) 357-6385. Please read the flyer for information on special needs shelter, volunteering for hurricane season and information on the Vulnerable Population Registry (page 1 and page 2 of flier), for those who elect to stay home in the event of a hurricane or other disaster AND are at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issues.