ElderSource Supporters and Partners
Council on Aging & Other ElderSource Supporters
Through the generosity of various organizations, ElderSource is able to accomplish so much more! Thank you to these organizations and individuals for their support and friendship.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Through the National Council on Aging, ElderSource has been the recipient of several grants including funding for the Benefits Enrollment Center which supports the Mobile Resource Center, giving individuals a “mobile” opportunity to meet with an ElderSource Customer Service Specialist. ElderSource also has collaborated with NCOA the last three years with an important community outreach promoting the benefits of seniors getting vaccinated for the flu.
The Weaver Family Foundation Fund and the Delores Barr Weaver Fund
Over the past five years, Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, through the Weaver Family Foundation Fund, have demonstrated their heart for seniors in our community. Through an endowment established by the Weaver Family Foundation Fund, the Senior to Senior program was created to assist senior citizens in Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns Counties facing short-term financial crises. This fund provides cash assistance to support the basic needs of at-risk seniors. The Weaver Family Foundation Fund also generously supported the relocation of ElderSource to a new facility. Additionally, the Delores Barr Weaver Fund has sponsored ElderSource fundraising events, and most recently, an endowment was established to support these events in perpetuity.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida has been a long-time supporter of elder issues, including the creation of the Senior Roundtable. The Senior Roundtable is a coalition of professionals who meet to discuss and address the community’s aging issues. Over the years, The Community Foundation also has supported ElderSource’s special events and its various programs through grants.
The LGBT Community Fund of Northeast Florida
In September of 2014 the LGBT Community Fund of Northeast Florida at the Community Foundation announced it inaugural grants to help the local community address some of the needs of our LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) friends and neighbors. ElderSource was a recipient of a grant to provide LGBT sensitivity training to professionals serving elders, and to provide outreach to LGBT elders in the community.
As part of the agency’s capital campaign in 2012, Florida Blue provided a generous gift to fund the Florida Blue Resource Library, located in its new building on Old St. Augustine Road. The Florida Blue Resource Center is an area where seniors can easily access a variety of resources on aging issues; meet as a group for sharing and support; utilize the library of free brochures, books, tapes and DVDs covering a myriad of aging topics; plus have access to the ElderSource HelpLine professionals.
ElderSource believes in working with other organizations to achieve more for our seniors by collaborating with other professionals working to care for them. These are just several coalitions or committees in which ElderSource participates.
The Senior Roundtable
Senior Roundtable is coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals serving elders in Northeast Florida and the group and meets at ElderSource every other month. The mission of the group is to: To build solutions to support seniors through strategic collaborative partnerships. The Senior Roundtable is funded by The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida. For more information call ElderSource at 904.391.6600.
Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida
ElderSource is a member of the Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida. The Coalition’s mission is to promote awareness and knowledge of, sensitivity to and support for family caregiving in Northeast Florida. Our hope is that all family caregivers will have knowledge of and access to resources that support them and those in their care. Each Coalition partner organization is committed to helping caregivers find the information and support they need to provide excellent care.
The Northeast Florida Coalition for Coordinated Care for Seniors is focused on improving the quality of care for older adults transitioning between continuums of care, reducing avoidable readmissions. The Coalition is a comprehensive, collaborative community effort involving Northeast Florida providers in the healthcare field as well as community-based organizations that offer social services, home care, and other services beneficial to the well-being of seniors. Participation in the Coalition is open to organizations and individuals interested in fostering the vision by actively engaging in the planning and work of the Coalition. The Coalition meets every other month.
The Volusia/Flagler Coalition for Coordinated Care is focused on improving the quality of care for older adults transitioning between continuums of care, reducing avoidable readmissions. The Coalition is a comprehensive, collaborative Volusia and Flagler community effort involving providers in the healthcare field as well as community-based organizations that offer social services, home care, and other services beneficial to the well-being of seniors. Participation in the Coalition is open to organizations and individuals interested in fostering the vision by actively engaging in the planning and work of the Coalition. The Coalition meets once a month.
The ADRC Local Coalition Workgroup is a local coalition work group that advises in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the ADRC. The local coalition work group consists of representatives from agencies and organizations serving elders, persons with disabilities and caregivers. The work group includes Alzheimer’s Association chapters, housing authorities, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) volunteers, local government, and selected community-based organizations, including social services organizations, advocacy groups. The Coalition meets quarterly.