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CLICK HERE to request robotic companion pets or pre-loaded MP3 players – technology for creative and engagement solutions to help combat social isolation and loneliness for those at home. DOEA is keeping seniors emotionally connected while remaining physically distant.


May 7, 2020
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is Partnering With Scent Evidence K9 to Help Vulnerable Populations Stay Safer at Home
Press Release

April 27, 2020
Robotic Companion Pets Offer Comfort and Increased Engagement for Older Adults and Those Living with Dementia During COVID-19
Press Release

April 21, 2020
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Florida Alzheimer's Association Collaborate to Bring the Gift of Music to Families Living With Dementia
Press Release

April 8, 2020
The State of Florida's "Project: VITAL" Will Connect Florida Seniors to Their Families Through Virtual Technology to Help Mitigate the Effects of Social Isolation
Press Release

March 25, 2020
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Announces Partnership with DBPR and FRLA to Support Meals to the Elderly
Press Release

January 31, 2020
The Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee (ADAC) requests your participation in our statewide survey. As a caregiver, clinical care provider, or person living with dementia your input is critical; the information gathered from these surveys will play an instrumental role in helping develop policy and improve services for Floridians living with dementia, their caregivers, families, and clinical care providers.
Press Release

January 15, 2020
Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom Announces Chante' Jones as Director of the Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG)
Press Release

December 20, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Highlights 2019 Accomplishments to Improve the Lives of Florida Seniors, Their Families, and Caregivers
Press Release

November 22, 2019
Florida Senate Majority Leader Kathleen Passidomo and State Representative Colleen Burton Aim to Protect Florida's Vulnerable Adults From Abuse and Exploitation
Press Release

November 18, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom Releases Statement on Governor DeSantis' Recommended Funding Increases for Older Floridians
Press Release

October 4, 2019
President Galvano Appoints Donna Flanagan to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee
Press Release

September 25, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Releases Updates to the Profile of Older Floridians

August 30, 2019
USDA Approves Early Release of September Food Assistance Benefits
Press Release

August 28, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian
Press Release

August 2, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee
Press Release

June 28, 2019
DOEA Provides Important Guidance for ALF Rulemaking and ALF Core Trainer Matters Moved to AHCA
ALF Generator Rule | ALF Core Trainers

June 21, 2019
Secretary Prudom Issues Statement on Governor DeSantis' Bold Vision for a Brighter Future Budget Signing
Press Release

June 14, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Florida Department of Children and Families Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Press Release

June 10, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs Hosts Statewide Events in Recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Click here to find an event near you

June 6, 2019
Governor DeSantis Issues Proclamation for the Anniversary of D-Day

May 13, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs Sponsors Legal Education Efforts During Elder Law Month, Older Americans Month
Press Release | List of events

May 8, 2019
DOEA Secretary Discusses Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act Before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
Video (fast-forward to 00:40:19 to begin)

May 8, 2019
Governor DeSantis Issues Proclamation for Older Americans Month

May 7, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs Annual Client Satisfaction Survey

May 2, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs to Recognize Cape Coral Law Enforcement Efforts to Support Families Affected by Dementia
Press Release

May 1, 2019
Governor DeSantis Applauds Senate Confirmation of Executive Agency Heads
Press Release

April 23, 2019
Florida Announced as the First State in the Sun Belt to Receive Age-Friendly State Designation
AARP Press Release | Governor's Office Press Release
Governor DeSantis and AARP CEO | Age-Friendly Group

April 5, 2019
Governor DeSantis Recognizes April as Volunteer Month in Florida

March 26, 2019
Governor DeSantis Issues Proclamation for Florida Senior Day

March 25, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs to Welcome More Than 1,500 Older Floridians at 19th Annual Florida Senior Day
Press Release

March 21, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Revokes Registration of Professional Guardian for Violating Multiple Statutory Sections of Florida's Guardianship Law
Press Release

March 13, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Key Initiatives to Support Floridians with Alzheimer's
Press Release

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