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Welcome to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the primary state agency administering human services programs to benefit Florida’s elders. Click the links provided for information on our programs, services, and current initiatives.


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State Plan on Aging Advisory Group Tracks Accomplishments
The Florida State Plan on Aging provides strategic direction to the Florida elder services network by documenting priorities through the goals, objectives, and strategies that are detailed in the plan.

Four Seniors Found Safe After Florida Lottery Joins New Silver Alert Partnership
A recent expansion of the Florida Silver Alert Program that displays the images of missing seniors on lottery ticket terminals at convenience stores has already proven to be a success.  In the course of less than a month, four seniors who had gone missing were found because of this initiative.
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Governor Scott Announces Appointment to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Council
Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of William "Bill" Wertman to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Council.
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Governor Scott Announces Appointments to the DOEA Advisory Council
Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council.
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Governor Scott Recommends More Than $33 Million to Serve Florida Seniors.
Today, as a part of his It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget, Governor Scott unveiled his Enriching Seniors Initiative, which will provide $33.6 million to serve elder Floridians most in need of care.
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Department of Elder Affairs announces appointment of State Ombudsman for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ Secretary Charles T. Corley today announced the appointment of Leigh Davis to the position of State Ombudsman for the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
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2013 Hospice Demographic and Outcome Measures Report Available
This report analyzes outcome measures as well as demographic and diagnostic data submitted by Florida's 43 certified hospices.

DOEA Helps Florida Housing Finance Corporation Launch New Program to Assist Elder Homeowners with Reverse Mortgages
The Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program (ELMORE) will provide up to $25,000 to seniors who have reverse mortgages, suffer financial hardship, and are at risk of foreclosure. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please visit www.floridaelmore.org or call 1-800-601-3534 to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
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Governor Rick Scott Policy & Budget Recommendations Fiscal Year 2012-2013

DOEA Information and Statistics

Ambassadors for Aging Day

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Assisted Living Facility Rulemaking

On Guard for Seniors


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