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Services for Seniors

Homebound Services


The Sweetwater County Library System provides homebound service to individuals who are not able to visit their local library, including people with physical or visual disabilities, short-term shut-ins, and individuals who do not have easy or conventional access to the library.

Patrons are visited monthly in their place of residence, including private homes, retirement complexes, nursing homes, convalescent care or others. This service can be provided on a short-term or long-term basis.

Homebound service provides patrons with personal one-on-one assistance to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs.

Patrons participating in this program may check out materials from the same wide variety of books and materials made available to the general public. These materials consist of books, large-print books, books on tape and CD, music CDs and cassettes, magazines, jigsaw puzzles and more.

For more information about this service, please call (308) 307-875-3615 x1440.


Internet Resources for Seniors

Missing Out on Benefits? BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.

Go to BenefitsCheckUp.

Medicare: Where To Get Help

Here are some resources to help Medicare recipients sort out their options:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services: Medicare's Web site, along with the new drug pricing tool, is available at www.medicare.gov. The information also can be obtained by calling a Medicare representative at 1-800-MEDICARE.

  • Senior Action Network: For drug-pricing comparisons between brand-name and generic drugs, go to www.drugdigest.org or www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml.

AARP Policy and Research

AARP Policy and Research features publicly available research results and policy analysis conducted or sponsored by the AARP on the issues and concerns of older Americans. The site provides full text research and policy reports, issue briefs, opinion surveys, Congressional testimony and more.


Volunteer at the Library

We welcome people of all ages and skills to help on special projects or on a regular basis.

Pick up a volunteer application at any Library location or call (307) 872-3200.


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