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Senior Advocate News and Updates

The Senior Advocate website promotes important news and views for today’s senior community and their caregivers. This web site provides information on retirement, financial matters, Medicare, Social Security and more.

Housing Options

Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford.

Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) provides a health coverage option if you have been without health coverage for at least six months, you have a pre-existing condition or have been denied health coverage because of your health condition, and are a U.S. citizen or reside here legally.

Make Your Home Weather Wise!

Miami-Dade Community Action Agency's Weatherization Assistance Program can assist residents with making their homes more energy efficient.

Homeowners and renters of single family homes may receive home energy upgrades that include repair or replacement of windows, doors, low flow fixtures, replacement of ceiling insulation, appliances, repair or replacement of air-conditioning units, and water heaters among other services. Please contact the Department at

Bringing Down Health Care Costs for America’s Businesses and Seniors

For too many older Americans, early retirement has meant losing access to affordable care and the peace of mind that comes with quality, affordable health insurance. One of our major goals in enacting health reform was to help lower costs for families and businesses and ensure everyone -- including retirees -- has access to care. Now, thanks to the new Affordable Care Act, many older Americans who have stayed awake nights worrying about losing benefits and many employers who are trying to help provide security for their work forces can breathe a sigh of relief.

Retire online: It's So Easy!

Social Security offers an online reitrement application that can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Once the application is completed Social Security will process your application. For more information visit Social Security.

Aging with Dignity

The non-profit Aging with Dignity was established in 1996 because you and your family deserve better. Ensure your wishes and those of your loved ones will be respected with Five Wishes.

Information Oficial en Espanol

¿Necesita encontrar información y servicios del Gobierno de los EE. UU. en español? ¡Llegó al lugar indicado! es el sitio oficial en español del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos y ofrece información oficial y actualizada sobre programas y servicios gubernamentales a nivel federal, estatal y local

If you cannot view PDF Get Acrobat! files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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Report Elderly Abuse

Telephone Call 1-800-96-ABUSE. Elderly abuse and neglect are far too common. Check out the information  discussing reporting abuse, forms of abuse and legal rights.
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