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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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Geriatric Care Managers: How Can They Help?

The Why, When, and How of Geriatric Care Management Caring for our seniors is one of our greatest responsibilities for they have worked before us to make our good lives possible. Geriatric care managers help the family caregiver provide the best quality of life for our dependent seniors while at home. A geriatric care manager may be a social worker, nurse, gerontologist, counselor, or other professional with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. These professionals serve as a guide and advocate for...

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

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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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National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month and offers an opportunity to recognize, educate, and celebrate our caregivers. Excerpt from Presidential Proclamation:  “During National Family Caregivers Month, we rededicate ourselves to making sure our selfless caregivers have the support they need to maintain their own well-being and that of those they love. One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens and people living with disabilities, and my Administration is dedicated to lifting up their...

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

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Cognitive Health: An Important Part of Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month and we are highlighting several important issues for senior health.  We wanted to share a national initiative for cognitive health. The Healthy Brain Initiative by the Centers for Disease Control “Productivity, independence, and quality of life for millions of Americans depend on the nation’s collective ability to prevent and treat cognitive impairment and dementia, and to promote cognitive functioning for individuals living in our communities. To accelerate efforts to meet these goals and...

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015

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