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News

June 23, 2015
Governor Scott Signs “Keep Working Florida” Budget, Includes Millions in New Funding to Support Florida Elders
Today, Governor Rick Scott signed his 2015-2016 “Keep Florida Working” budget, which includes new funding for initiatives that support Florida seniors and their caregivers, removes hundreds from the waitlists, and expands the statewide Senior Legal Helpline to help Florida’s most vulnerable seniors. The budget also provides funding for the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to assist in the Medicaid eligibility process.
Press Release | Governor’s Budget

June 17, 2015
Department of Elder Affairs to Co-host Fraud Prevention Seminar in Recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Day
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the Big Bend Fraud Task Force, and the GFWC Woman’s Club of Tallahassee, will host a Fraud Prevention Seminar to educate seniors, families, local businesses, and caregivers on preventing fraud, scams, and identity theft.
Press Release

June 15, 2015
Governor Scott Issues Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation
Governor Scott Issues Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation In recognition of June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and to help build safer communities for Florida’s 4.8 million seniors, the Department of Elder Affairs encourages Floridians to educate themselves on the signs of abuse, report any suspicion or knowledge of abuse, and work to end all forms of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Press Release - English | Press Release - Spanish | Proclamation

May 18, 2015
Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for Senior Corps Week
The Senior Corps Program connects older Floridians with volunteer programs to become mentors or companions to people in need or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Through grants and other resources—including the energy and efforts of citizens age 55 and over—Senior Corps helps meet the needs and challenges of America’s communities. Senior Corps Programs include Foster Grandparents, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and the Senior Companion Program.
Proclamation

May 12, 2015
Secretary Verghese Participates in Big Wheels Deliver Meals Event
Secretary of Elder Affairs Samuel Verghese joined other local and state leaders for the annual “Big Wheels Deliver Meals” event, held Tuesday, May 12 in the Tallahassee area.
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May 1, 2015
Governor Scott Proclaims May as Older Americans Month
May is recognized as Older Americans Month across the country, and with more than 4.8 million residents over the age of 60, Florida has the highest population percentage of seniors in the nation. Join us in recognizing the seniors that make our state so great!
Proclamation

April 27, 2015
Long-Time SHINE Volunteer, Janet Mills, Receives Volunteer Florida’s Champion of Service Award
At Florida Senior Day, Janet Mills was awarded the Champion of Service Award for her outstanding service for more than 10 years as a dedicated volunteer with the Department’s SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program. During that time she has helped more than 10,670 people with Medicare counseling. Congratulations, Janet, and thank you for your many years of service to Florida Seniors!

April 14, 2015
Department of Elder Affairs and United Way of Florida to Host Florida Senior Day
On April 15 at the State Capitol, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) and United Way of Florida will host Florida Senior Day, an annual celebration that is expected to bring more than 1,500 elders and advocates from across Florida to the State Capitol to honor the many contributions of Florida seniors.
Press Release

January 28, 2015
Governor Scott Unveils 2015-2016 "Keep Florida Working Budget," Provides $8 Million to Support Florida's Elders
Governor Rick Scott's 2015-2016 "Keep Florida Working Budget" recommendations released today provide $8 million to serve Florida elders. Included in this funding is $5 million in new funding to support Florida elders most in need of services and $3 million in continued support of the Statewide Public Guardianship Office.
Press Release

 

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