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2012 News

DOEA Supports DOT in Observance of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Press Release

Secretary Corley Presents DOEA Overview to the House Healthy Families Subcommittee

DOEA and Partners Publish Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Education Manual
Understanding & Dealing With Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders more

The Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI)
Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI) provides services to meet the changing needs of individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and similar memory disorders. more

DOEA Wins Governor's Savings Award
DOEA will realize $11.7 million in value-added savings for the state. The Governor’s Savings Award”honors state government employees and partnering private-sector companies that work together in the interest of identifying cost savings and avoidances while increasing the effectiveness of government operations. more

Elder Abuse Prevention Program Resources
On October 19, the Department hosted a national public webinar to educate all interested parties on the strategies for communicating with patients who have Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementias (ADRD). more

DOEA Releases Long Range Program Plan
FY 2013-2014 through FY 2017-2018. more

SHINE Request for Information (RFI)
DOEA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information from all interested parties, private or public, who can provide support of the Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program within their service delivery area. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare and Medicaid counseling to eligible beneficiaries and their care givers. SHINE is 100% federally funded through CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Follow the link below to access the Request for Information: more

Florida DOT Rolls Out New Guide for Senior Drivers
Florida has something new specifically designed for aging drivers. more

Chief Financial Officer Launches Website to Help Florida Seniors
The On Guard for Seniors website is designed to help seniors navigate through financial decisions. more

Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians
Report documenting the results of a statewide survey conducted to measure elder Floridians’ needs. more

Florida Joins Together in Supporting Falls Prevention Awareness Day
The Florida Department of Health and the Department of Elder Affairs Team Up to Prevent Falls. more

Long-Term Care Waiver Enrollment Management System
The Department conducted three public meetings to discuss a Long-Term Care Waiver Enrollment Management System. more

FDLE activates 500th Silver Alert
Silver Alerts have contributed to the direct recovery of 63 missing seniors. In recognition of this event, FDLE and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs encourage families to discuss their plans for aging safely and ensuring that elderly family members remain safe. more

Florida Joins International Effort to End Elder Abuse
The Department of Elder Affairs encourages Floridians to wear purple on Friday, June 15, 2012, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. more

2012 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
The Department’s 2012 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders in English and Spanish are available online. more

Assisted Living Facility Rulemaking
The Department of Elder Affairs announces the convening of negotiated rulemaking proceedings addressing assisted living facility regulation. Press Release, more

Accepting Nominations for Service to Seniors Awards

Do you know a person or group making a positive impact on older Floridians? Now you can do something to recognize them! more

Florida Direct Service Workforce Survey ends
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in association with the University of Florida, Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Elder Affairs, has finished conducting data collection on workers employed in consumer-directed care programs in Florida. more

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