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Advocating For Florida’s Aging Adults

Introducing the North Central Florida Senior Advocacy Network As an attorney advocating daily for the rights of our aging adults, I often utilize the programs of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs through Elder Options, the ombudsman program and various other programs supported by this state department.  The services they provide make a significant impact on a group of aging adults who may fall through the cracks based on income and assessability. The mission of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is to help...

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Modifying Homes for Aging Adults

Aging Adults’ Quest for Health and Vitality The White House has held a Conference on Aging each decade since the 1960s to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of America’s aging adults. In the months leading up to the 2015 event, the White House Conference on Aging has been collecting input and feedback from Americans about how to shape the aging policy landscape through a number of venues, including our website, social media, listening sessions with stakeholders and by hosting regional forums...

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016

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Helping Older Drivers: CarFit Program

Our goal at The Miller Elder Law Firm is to provide resources for aging adults, not only legal information, but also quality of life issues to help this population lead healthy lives. Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear their seat belts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies. CarFit is an educational program created by the American...

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

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Financial Exploitation of the Elderly-What You Need To Know

Protecting Our Aging Adults Presented by the White House Conference on Aging Older Adults are prime targets for financial exploitation both by persons they know and trust and by strangers. Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century” with one study suggesting that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FDIC have teamed up to help us do something about the financial abuse of the elderly. Many cases of elder financial...

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015

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Aging Adults: How To Live Independently

The Power of Strength Training for Aging Adults Celebrating Older Americans Month-Physical Health Strength training has been proven to have many benefits, particularly for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strength training helps reduce the symptoms of many chronic conditions and diseases, including diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, falls, and obesity. Research has shown that strength training helps with: Better balance and reduction of broken bones from falls Bone...

Posted by on May 12, 2015

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