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2013 News

DOEA Volunteers Recognized by Volunteer Florida, Governor Scott, and the Florida Cabinet
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, during the October Cabinet Meeting, two Department volunteers were presented with the Champion of Service Award. Catherine Ackerman, with the Statewide Public Guardianship Office, and Linda Putnam, with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, were honored for their dedication and advocacy on behalf of Florida seniors.
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DOEA and FDLE Mark the Fifth Anniversary of the Silver Alert Program
Governor Scott signed the program into law in 2011. Silver Alert aids local law enforcement in the rescue of an elderly person with a cognitive impairment who goes missing in a vehicle.
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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.

Statewide Public Guardianship Office Recognizes Local Guardians
Recently at the Florida Guardianship Association's Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, the Statewide Public Guardianship Office held its first annual awards reception sponsored by the Foundation for Indigent Guardianship.

Governor Scott Announces Appointments to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Council
Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and four reappointments to the Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Council.
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DOEA To Recognize Older Workers
The Department will present its Soaring Eagle Award to older workers and elder friendly employers during National Employ Older Workers Week.
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Governor Scott Announces Appointments to the DOEA Advisory Council
Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council.
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Department of Elder Affairs Co-Sponsors the Florida Conference on Aging
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs will co-sponsor and participate in the 2013 Florida Conference on Aging from August 12-14, 2013, in Orlando. Joined by other professionals from the aging services network, Department of Elder Affairs staff and leadership will present on topics including the new Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program, a state plan to address Alzheimer’s disease in Florida, aging-in-place initiatives, seniors at risk for hunger, and legal services for seniors.
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DOEA Submits Final Report and Recommendations for State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease
On August 1, 2013, the Department submitted to the Governor and Legislature the Purple Ribbon Task Force's Final Report for an Alzheimer's disease state plan. See the report

Department of Elder Affairs Honors Local Volunteer
On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Charles T. Corley presented the Department's Award for Excellence in Volunteering to Alan Tudor, a volunteer serving across the Panhandle for the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
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VIDEO: Secretary Corley Discusses Seniors in Florida, Sequestration, and DOEA
Ron Sachs of Sachs Media Group is providing a series of interviews with newsmakers in Tallahassee in a partnership with the Florida Press Association.In this week's videotaped interview, Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Charles T. Corley sits down with Sachs Media Group’s Trimmel Gomes to discuss issues facing Florida’s 4.5 million seniors.

Report Shows Seniors Contribute to Economic Recovery in Florida
A report recently released by RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace for real estate data, shows how much Florida seniors contribute to the housing industry and economy overall in Florida.
See the press release here, Report

Department Launches New 701B Online Training
The Department has released its web-based training to complement the new 701B Comprehensive Assessment. All assessors and case managers completing the new 701B form must pass certification before July 16, 2013.

Department of Elder Affairs Conducted Surveys on Alzheimer's Disease
The Department conducted a survey with the aim of finding out more about the challenges faced by Floridians with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers.  Over 800 people responded to the survey, including healthcare providers and policy makers.
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Retirees a Boon to Florida's Economy
The University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research estimates the net benefit of an average retiree in Florida to be $2850.

Department of Elder Affairs Conducted Surveys on Alzheimer's Disease
The Purple Ribbon Task Force conducted surveys to assist with the development of a comprehensive state plan to address the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

DOEA's Communities for a Lifetime (CFAL) Making a Difference for Florida Seniors
A newly-released report shows that millions of Florida residents are benefitting from CFAL initiatives in the areas of housing, transportation and mobility, health and wellness, and injury prevention, to name a few.

DOEA Releases Report on Direct Service Workers in Florida
The Department conducted a statewide survey of employers of direct service workers to assess the status of this workforce. This report presents those findings, as well as recent state and national initiatives to recruit workers and improve the care of elders.

DOEA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rule for 701 Assessment Instruments
The Department has completed the final phase of comments and revisions to the 701A, 701B, 701C, 701S, and 701T assessment instruments. As specified in the Notice of Proposed Rule, the 701 assessment instruments are now being formally adopted through the rulemaking process.

Department of Children and Families Shares Adult Protective Services Training
The presentation addressed mandatory reporting requirements; how to identify abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and the protective investigation process.
PowerPoint presentation

Governor Scott's Florida Families First Budget Recommends Increase of $24.2 Million to Serve More Florida Seniors
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DOEA Works with Agingcare.com to Connect Seniors and Caregivers with Important Resources and Information

DOEA Website Nominated for Best Government and Education Site for Seniors. Vote for DOEA here:

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Governor Scott: We Must Improve Cost, Quality and Access in Healthcare for Florida Families
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