The Butler County Department on Aging has other, smaller services available to the citizens of Butler County. All of these programs are operated without a cost to the senior citizen or their family.
Cell Phone for Seniors
Donated cell phone are given to senior citizens as a way to ensure that they always have an avenue to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. This is a very helpful service if a senior loses landline service, is traveling, or does not have any other means to access a personal emergency service.
Our agency accepts donated phones that we recycle for money. And then we receive fully refurbished phone to give to seniors in need.
As part of its efforts to promote public safety, the FCC adopted the enhanced 9-1-1 First Report and Order in 1996. This required, among other things, that all cellular carriers complete all 9-1-1 calls, not just those of their subscribers. Any cell phone that has been activated, even if the account is closed or does not have the current service, has 9-1-1 capabilities. It is crucial to remember that cell phone use signals that are detected by specific cellular towers. There are times when 9-1-1 calls may not be completed or may be forwarded to another town.
NACO Prescription Discount Card
NACO is the National Association of Counties. This card is a joint effort of Butler County and NACO to provide Butler County citizens with an avenue to get a discount on prescription medicines. Enrollment is free. Average savings is about 20%. There are no age requirements or income requirements. Family is covered and use it anytime your prescription is not covered by insurance. Contact the Butler County Department on Aging at (316) 775-0500 to get your free NACO card.