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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez invites you to join the challenge and help our community take steps toward fostering a physical and social environment for all ages to stay active and healthy.

> Learn more Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative
> Take the pledge

Assisted Living

Public Housing and Community Development provides assisted living designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of elderly public housing.

Meals for the Elderly

Community Action and Human Services provide hot, nutritious meals for the elderly.

 

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.

Stress and Aging: What you need to Know July 23

Stress impacts people in many ways, but did you know that older adults tend to have less resilence to stress and need to cope with it differently than when they were younger?

Join certified strategic coach and consultant-educator Ms. Marcia Sapoznik for a lively discussion on stress management, including how stress affects us as we age and how to reduce it in your daily life. 

Tuesday, July 23
Kendall Branch Library
9101 SW 97 Avenue
10:30 a.m. - noon

For more information, call 305-279-0520.

Community Conversations July 24

The Alliance for Aging is interested in speaking with older adults, their caregivers, family members, and providers about what it is like to grow older in Miami-Dade County. 

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
2. What kinds of services are neeeded to age in place?
3. How do we better support family caregivers?
4. How "age-friendly" is our community?

Wednesday, July 24
West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd.
Miami, FL 33196
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 786-535-4375.

Community Conversations July 29

The Alliance for Aging is interested in speaking with older adults, their caregivers, family members, and providers about what it is like to grow older in Miami-Dade County. 

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
2. What kinds of services are neeeded to age in place?
3. How do we better support family caregivers?
4. Where are the gaps in home-and community-based services?
5. How "age-friendly" is our community?

Monday, July 29
Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive, 3rd Floor
Miami Beach, FL
10 a.m. - noon

For more information, call 301-671-1225.

Community Conversations August 14

The Alliance for Aging is interested in speaking with older adults, their caregivers, family members, and providers about what it is like to grow older in Miami-Dade County. 

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
2. What kinds of services are neeeded to age in place?
3. How do we better support family caregivers?
4. How "age-friendly" is our community?

Wednesday, Aug. 14
South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
10 a.m. - noon

For more information, call 786-535-4375.

Active Older Adult Volunteers Needed

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is looking for volunteers 65 years or older to share their experience with second year medical students. 

Volunteers agree to allow a pair of students to make 3 "house calls" between August 2019 and April 2020. Visits are scheduled at a mutually agreed convenient time and location. Students interview the volunteer and discuss their social and medical history, how to plan for the future, and issues affecting elder safety. 

If you are interested or get more information about this opportunity, call Dr. Rose van Zuilen, Director for Geriatric Education or Corrine Ferrari, Education Coordinator at 305-575-3388. 

25th Annual Claude Pepper Awards

United Homecare presented their 25th Annual Claude Pepper Awards on May 16. Awards were presented in various categories.

Social Security

To enjoy a comfortable retirement, workers should think Social Security as a foundation. One of the best ways to begin fashioning a sound retirement plan is by creating a mySocialSecurity account. This valuable online resource allows you to view personalized estimates of future benefits based on your real earnings, see your latest statement, and review your earnings history.

Social Security has been and will continue to be, part of the American fabric, providing protection for those Americans who have paid into Social Security through their earnings. By knowing what you can expect from Social Security, people are empowered to make important decisions about their savings and future retirement.

Mind and Melody

Mind and Melody brings innovative music entertainment to the comfort of your home. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for your loved one.

  • Services offered include a 1 hour interactive music session with live performances and unique instruments.
  • Benefits: See your loved one happy & engaged, social interaction, break from routine, cognitive stimulation and innovative activity.
  • Complete registration form.

For more information, call 305-582-1006 or email [email protected]

Center for Medicare Services presentation on new Medicare Cards

Medicare presentation
(L to R: Dr. Renard Murray Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Cindy Brown JCS and Co-Chair of Elder Issue/Mayor Initiative on Aging Committee, Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Teri Busse Arvesu, Senior Advocate, Office of the Mayor,
Michael Pearson, Dir. of Alzheimer Association and Chair of Elder Issue/Mayor Initiative on Aging Committee and April Washington Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services).

Medicare recipients will soon receive their new card between April 2018 and April 2019. The Social Security Numbers have been removed to help keep your identity more secure. Cards will arrive at different times.

The new card will not change the coverage of your benefits. Make sure your mailing address is up-to-date. To make a change, visit My Social Security account online or call 1-800-772-1213.

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.

Assisted Living

The Helen Sawyer Assisted Living Facility is designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of elderly public housing residents.

Elderly Services

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.

Transportation

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

Report Elder AbuseCall 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.
 
 

Contact Us

Teri Busse Arvesu
Senior Advocate
Office Phone
305-375-5648
Cell Phone
305-213-4348
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