Community Resources

Area Agencies on Aging - AoA

Focal Point & Advocate Agency FL
Administration on Aging is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. AoA awards Older Americans Act funds for supportive home and community-based services to the State Units on Aging, located in every state and U.S. territory.

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
2285 First Street Fort Myers FL 33901
Tel: 239-332-4233
Fax: 239-332-3596

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida was created in 1978. We are one of eleven Area Agencies on Aging in the State of Florida. We contract with a "care coordinator" within each of the seven counties. The "care coordinator," or case manager, assesses each client to determine his / her service needs. Then, the care coordinator determines if the client is eligible to receive services within the program funding administered by the Area Agency on Aging.
 

Elder Helpline for Collier County, Florida

A Service of The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida FL
Tel: 866-413-5337
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida supports a helpline for seniors in Collier and adjacent counties in southwest Florida. The Elder Helpline provides seniors and their caregiver's information and referrals for services. This helpline covers Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota Counties.

Elder Helpline for Lee County, Florida

A Service of The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida FL
Tel: 239-332-3049

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida supports a Helpline for seniors in Lee and adjacent counties in southwest Florida. The Elder Helpline provides seniors and their caregiver's information and referrals for services. This helpline covers Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota Counties.

Find Your Local Area Agency on Aging Using the Internet

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Find your local Area Agency on Aging using the Internet. The Administration on Aging maintains a database that lists local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) groups by State. You can also call The Eldercare Locator to find your local area agency on Aging.
 
Call 1-800-677-1116,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Time.

Florida Statewide Toll-Free Helpline FL

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Tel: 800-963-5337

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs supports an Elder Helpline for the state of Florida. The organization gets help directly to the Florida Area Agency on Aging that serves the area where you live.
 

State Unit on Aging - FLORIDA, Region IV

4040 Esplanade WY, Suite 315 Tallahassee FL 32399
Tel: 850-414-2000

Each state has a State Unit on Aging (SUA) that oversees services and benefits to state residents delivered through local area agencies on aging (AAAs). Services delivered through AAAs can include information, resources, and services for at home meals, homemaker assistance, and other services to make an independent living at home a viable option. SUAs and AAAs were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and older in local communities. Contact the AAAs in your area for more information.



U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator

Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging FL
Tel: 800-677-1116

The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references to call us at 1-800-677-1116.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Time.

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