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.
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 Wellbeing Survey
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is conducting the Wellbeing Survey to identify the needs, opinions, and views of Miami-Dade County residents as it relates to the communities that you reside. Your opinion matters and we want you to participate in the survey.
By completing the survey, you will help answer the following questions:
- What is important to the community?
- How is the quality of life perceived in the community?
- What assets does the community have that can be used to improve community health?
The Aging Mastery Program
You are invited to join us! The program has a special emphasis on the new realities of aging, making the most of the gift of longevity, and taking small steps to improve health, financial well-being, social connectedness, and overall quality of life.
August 3, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Coral Gables Adult Activity Center
2 Andalusia Avenue
Limited spots available. Register today by calling Fabien Desrouleaux at 305-460-5625.
New Medicare cards are coming
A new, unique Medicare Number is replacing the Social Security Number-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Medicare card.
- Learn about the new Medicare card.
- Find out when your new Medicare card will be mailed to you.
- 10 things to know about the new Medicare card.
Center for Medicare Services presentation on new Medicare Cards
(left to right) 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.
Senior Florida Pageant
One of South Florida's largest attended senior event. Ms. Senior Florida Pageant is a non-profit organization with the belief that seniors are the foundation of America and most valuable treasure.
Contestants must by 60 years of age or older to participate. You must express your lifestyle through a evening gown presentation, talent, philosophy of life and interview with judges. The winner will represent the state of Florida in the national Ms. Senior America in Atlanctic City, NJ.
Register or attend the Senior Florida Pageant on August 19, 2018. Buy tickets today!
Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative Mini-Grant Winners
The Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative awarded five local organizations an Age-Friendly Mini-Grant to help jump-start age-friendly projects across Miami-Dade County. The organizations, which were selected based on their ability to offer a project to meet a community need in an age-friendly domain identified through a survey conducted in 2017, each received a $2,500 award.
Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade
Join us in celebrating our 15th anniversary Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway from 8 a.m. - 12 noon.
Tickets are $45. Buy tickets online.
Latino Center on Aging Thirtieth Golden Age Awards Gala
The Golden Age Awards are given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino/Hispanic communities throughout the world. Awards are given for effective leadership, lifetime contributions, public policy initiatives, corporate contributions, and community involvement.
The awards gala takes place on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at The Pullman Miami Airport Hotel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, in Miami.
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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