Miami-Dade County has been working hard to identify, protect and defend the programs that serve those who have spent a lifetime contributing to our community – our senior citizens. Together with public and private partners, we are providing a safety net for some of the most vulnerable members of our community and making a difference in their lives.
We believe we have a moral obligation to care for those who cared for us, but recently, the programs and services the County provides (and the people who provide them) have come under attack. It’s important to know the facts.
Nutrition and Meals
- 765,699 meals to 2,443 seniors who are home bound, at risk for malnutrition or attend one of our 24 senior centers.
- Public housing and Section 8 vouchers to 11,000 seniors.
- Care to 101 seniors at our Adult Living Facility.
- Golden Passports to 134,000 seniors 65+.
- Special Transportation Services (STS) to over 7,000 seniors.
Health and Recreation
- Homemaking, adult day health care, personal care and social services to 1,300 seniors.
- Social, recreational and volunteer opportunities at our parks, senior centers and libraries.
- Investigate abuse and exploitation cases.
- Protect Alzheimer’s victims through technology.
- $14 million to non-profit community organizations.
- Adult Day Care
- Care Planning Unit
- Disability Services
- Foster Grandparent Program
- Home Care Program
- Meals for the Elderly
- Meals on Wheels
- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
- Specialized Senior Centers
- Senior Companion Program
- Public Housing Section 8
- Senior Housing Assistance Program (PDF)
- Special Transportation Services
- Veterans Services Program