2021 FL State Health Assessment Provider & Resident Surveys

The Health Council of Southeast Florida along with all of the local health councils in Florida, is working with a diverse array of partners to develop the 2021 Florida State Health Assessment and the 2022-2026 Florida State Health Improvement Plan. A major component of this process is to gather the perspectives of Florida residents, as well as those who provide, coordinate or manage health care for Florida residents.          

4 Scams to Warn Older Loved Ones About, From Fake COVID-19 Vaccines to Fake Relatives

4 Scams to Warn Older Loved Ones About

2022 Older Americans Act Request for Proposal available now

2022 Older Americans Act Request for Proposal is available now.    

Elder Update

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Livable Communities Newsletter

The Livable Communities e-newsletter is a bi-monthly publication that shares resources and best practices of Florida's Age-Friendly communities.

COVID-19 Impact Survey for Palm Beach County

Florida Atlantic University is seeking participants for a memory and driving study.

Press Release: Secretary of Elder Affairs Richard Prudom thanks the Aging Network and Funders for Life-Changing Work

West Palm Beach, FL – In a typical week in February of this year, 13,058 seniors in the five-county service area received meals at either a congregate meal site or at home with home delivered meals. The week of May 10th the Aging Network Partners provided nearly 40,000 meals to seniors. This represents an incredible 207% increase.

Press Release: Aging Network at Work Feeding Homebound Seniors

West Palm Beach, FL – The Aging Network of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast is receiving federal stimulus funding to support 60+ seniors with food during COVID-19. The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast (Agency) is ensuring the funding goes to support homebound seniors in a 5-county area under a contract with Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs.

Press Release: Area Agency on Aging Expands its Virtual Office Plan

West Palm Beach, FL – A grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund of the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties has enabled the Agency on Aging to expand its remote computing infrastructure by providing soft phone enabled laptops for Helpline associates. This has made it possible for Helpline staff to accomplish the critical work of providing client services for seniors and adults with a disability and caregivers in Palm Beach and Martin counties remotely in accordance with the Agency’s COVID-19 Virtual Office Plan.

COVID-19 Community Action Survey

Click here to take the 1-2 minute COVID-19 Community Action Survey and share it with others.

Press Release: Stimulus Dollars Provide Meals for More Seniors

Press Release: Stimulus Dollars Provide Meals for More Seniors

Florida Department of Elder Affairs Shares Guidance with Seniors to Protect Against Medicare Fraud During COVID-19

Florida Department of Elder Affairs Shares Guidance with Seniors to Protect Against Medicare Fraud During COVID-19

Checks from the Government

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an article warning about scams designed to trick people who are expecting a coronavirus check from the government. Protect yourself by being aware!

Scam-Fighting Superheroes of the Month: iTHINK Financial

With fraud losses by older adults growing every year, it is crucial for financial institution staff and other professionals to know how to recognize and respond to fraud and elder financial exploitation. Recently, iTHINK Financial staff members Marissa Campbell, Susan Fitton, Mark Pereira, and Ping Zhao all worked together to intervene in a situation where an older credit union member was being scammed.

Coronavirus Scam Alert

Due to heightened attention to coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19, scam artists are attempting to take advantage of consumers. Scammers may post, email or text to promote false information about “cases” of the disease in a person’s neighborhood or promote bogus prevention medication in order to obtain personal information and money. Scammers also may ask a person to donate to coronavirus victims through a sham charity or offer “advice” about false treatments for the disease.

Reduce Your Risk of Tax Identity Theft

It is officially tax season, and that can also mean scam season. The article below outlines some tips and information you can use to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of tax identity theft.

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist to Social Security Phone Scams

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received reports of victims who received emails with attached letters and reports that appeared to be from Social Security or Social Security OIG. The letters may use official letterhead and government “jargon” to convince victims they are legitimate; they may also contain misspellings and grammar mistakes.