At this time, Miami-Dade County is monitoring Hurricane Matthew.
Please visit our Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
Mayor's Initiative on Aging
Together with public and private partners, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is advocating for some of the most vulnerable members of our community and making a difference in their lives. The Mayor's Initiative on Aging provides resources and information on programs and activities for seniors throughout the County.
The Initiative assists in coordinating educational forums for elders and professionals, health and fitness fairs to promote wellness and safety among older adults, hurricane preparedness education and kit distribution.
The Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative is conducting a survey among residents age 50 and over to understand the community's views and what we will need as we age in order to make our community a great place to live, work and play. Take the survey. Your answers will be used to update our Age-Friendly Action Plan.
Miami-Dade County joins AARP's Age-Friendly global network
Miami-Dade County and the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative received a certificate from AARP Florida accepting them into the Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
"Older adults are an important part of our diverse, world-class community," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "Joining this network shows that we remain committed to working with our many community partners to continue making Miami-Dade County a place where our 2.7 million residents can enjoy every phase of their lives to the absolute fullest.
Affordable Housing Search
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gives funds directly to apartment owners, who lower the rents they charge low-income tenants. You can find low-rent apartments for senior citizens and people with disabilities, as well as for families and individuals.
The Helen Sawyer Assisted Living Facility is designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of elderly public housing residents.
Community Action and Human Services offers a variety of elderly assistance programs including Care Planning, Foster Grandparents, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, Senior Centers and more. Learn more about the services.
Meals on Wheels
The Department of Community Action and Human Services provides home delivered meals each week to low-income, ill and/or homebound persons with disabilities in Miami-Dade County. Meals for the Elderly provides older persons with hot nutritious meals and activities in a Senior Center setting.
If you are a senior citizen 65 years and over, or a Social Security beneficiary and are a permanent Miami-Dade resident, you are eligible to ride transit free with a Golden Passport EASY Card. Honorably discharged veterans who are permanent residents of Miami-Dade and whose annual income is $22,000 or less are eligible to ride transit free with the Patriot Passport EASY Card. Special Transportation Service (STS) is MDT's complementary paratransit service. Service is offered with no restrictions on trip purpose. Learn more about STS.
Parks fun for Active Adults 55+
From walking clubs to yoga and tai-chi, Miami-Dade Parks provides a wide variety of senior programs for adults ages 55 and older. Learn more about the programs.
Golden Ticket Arts Guide
The Golden Ticket Arts Guide features an amazing array of free cultural offerings for Miami-Dade County senior residents, ages 62 and over.
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Report Elderly Abuse
Call 1-800-96-ABUSE. Elderly abuse and neglect are far too common. For more information on reporting elderly abuse, visit the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
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