Florida Department of Elder Affairs

General Information

Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee Florida 1 32399-7000
(850) 414 2000
Jonesg@elderaffairs.org
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/

Brief Description

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is the primary state agency administering human services programs to benefit Florida’s elders.

Staff

Jeffrey Bragg, Secretary

Services Offered

  • Advocacy
    • Advocates for Florida's elders. Plans, coordinates, administers, initiates programs and services for elders.

  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that serves low-income persons who are 55 and older and have poor employment prospects. Eligible individuals are placed in part-time community service positions with a goal of transitioning to unsubsidized employment.

  • In-Home Services
    • The Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) program supports care for Floridians age 60 and older in family-type living arrangements within private homes, as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care.<br><br> Senior Companion volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments, shopping assistance, meal preparation, companionship and advocacy. They also provide respite to caregivers of frail elders.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.

  • Services for Seniors