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Six reasons for Seniors to use Facebook

As Facebook ages — so does its users. Facebook is no longer exclusively a network for younger people. While it's losing teenagers by the bucket load, it's gaining users in the 55-plus demographic. According to the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, 45 percent of American seniors who are online use social networking sites such...  Read More

Long Term Care: Which is the right one?

While most older adults hope or plan to age in place in their own homes or communities, changes in their health and physical abilities often bring housing alternatives into play. As the population ages, more and more families face this issue. On average, people turning 65 today will live for nearly another 20 years, up from about 15 years in...  Read More

Report Elder Abuse in Florida

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the elders in Florida. The Department works in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Adult Protective Services and the Aging Network to protect disabled adults or elderly persons from further occurrences of abuse,...  Read More

Four Seniors Found Safe After Florida Lottery Joins New Silver Alert Partnership

A recent expansion of the Florida Silver Alert Program that displays the images of missing seniors on lottery ticket terminals at convenience stores has already proven to be a success. In the course of less than a month, four seniors who had gone missing were found because ofthis initiative. Read more on the Florida Silver Alert...  Read More

Florida's Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Florida's eleven Aging and Disability Resource Centers help persons age 60 and above and their loved ones find agencies and individuals who can provide assistance on a variety of issues - from housing and home care to meals, transportation and other vital areas of concern. Click below to find an ADRC near you. http://www.a...  Read More

Dementia Caregivers Resources, Inc.

Welcome to the Dementia Caregivers Resources, created by nationally renowned Approved Dementia Care Trainer Karen (Karle) Truman, PhD, to provide information, support and referrals for individuals and professionals who care for Loved Ones with dementia. The Dementia Caregivers Little Book of Hope - this is a must have guide for seasoned...  Read More

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness

What is NAMI? NAMI is the nation's voice on mental illness. Mental illness affects one in every four families. These families go to NAMI to help them cope with the challenges they face. When life gets rough "SEA" NAMI - Support Education Advocacy. www.NAMIFLORIDA.ORG  Read More