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2019 Request for Proposal

ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeast Florida, currently has funding availabl for federally funded home and community-based services for elders. Established organizations that provide home and community based services for the elders in Baker and Duval Counties are encouraged to view the Request for Proposal information:

2019 – 2024 OAA RFP

Save the Date: A Night With the Stars 2018 is Monday, October 29

Save the date and join us Monday, October 29, 2018

This year’s A Night with the Stars is an evening celebration honoring caregivers in the aging industry who go above and beyond in their daily service to seniors in the community. There are so many outstanding professionals who are on the front lines of caring for our seniors. Often they go about their work in quiet, unassuming ways behind the scenes providing vital support to seniors in the work that they do.  ElderSource would like to shine a light on all these caregivers who are making an impact on the lives of the older adults for whom they care.

When: Monday, October 29, 2018

Where: Alhambra Theater | 1200 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl 32246

Tickets: https://904tix.com/events/a-night-with-the-stars 

*Ticket prices start at $75. Reserved tabled seating will be first come, first serve. Sponsorship opportunities are available more information coming soon!*

You are invited to identify and nominate individuals who are “leading lights” working in a myriad of jobs in the aging industry, individuals who deserve to be recognized for their contributions. Nomination form coming soon! 

All nominations forms should be submitted by August 24, 2018

 

Older Americans Month: It’s Never too Late to Learn, Jacksonville couple in 80s get UNF honorary degrees after decade of classes

May is Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is “Engage at Every Age.” The focus is on never being too old (or young) to participate in activities that promote healthy physical, mental and emotional well-being. It’s all about being active in your community. When you are active and engaged in your community or with those around you, it helps make a difference. Your engagement shouldn’t just add value to your life, but to those around you as well.

What better way to kick off Older Americans Month than to share this amazing feature from Jacksonville.com of a local couple in their 80’s receiving honorary degrees from the University of North Florida! Congratulations to husband and wife, Mimi and Marty Kaufman on receiving their honorary degrees on Friday, April 27 after 10 years of auditing classes at UNF. It’s never too late to go after your goals in life.

Click here to read their featured story on Jacksonville.com | Click here to learn more about Older Americans Month 

Victory! Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Substantial Increases for Aging Programs

The latest legislative update from The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging ( N4a)

For the full update click here

Seeking Advisory Council Members!

Calling all leaders and community advocates! Serve with ElderSource and help us put our mission into action.

ElderSource is seeking strong community leaders, who can voice the needs and concerns of seniors in their community. We’re looking for people who are great advocates and have a heart of passion for people. Potential Advisory Council members should be forward thinking and looking to be active in making an impact on the seniors and caregivers that we serve. Serving on the Advisory Council helps ElderSource further our mission in effectively serving more seniors and caregivers in our seven county service area. Help make an impact for your community. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Linda Levin at  Linda.levin@myeldersource.org for more information.

Celebrating All Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to celebrate ALL women, including you.

Listening. Understanding. Taking Action

Our 2017 Impact Report is here!

Take a look at what’s inside…

We’ve had an awesome year!  We welcome you to take a peek at what we’ve done to help seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities as we took our time to listen, understand and take action to better serve our clients in 2017.

ElderSource 2017 Impact Report

 

Seeking Advisory Council Member in Flagler County

We are currently seeking volunteer members for our Advisory Council, specifically seniors who reside in Flagler County.

Duties for an Advisory Council member are:

  • Reporting on the needs of elderly and emerging issues in their respective counties;
  • Reviewing and comment on the agency’s Area Plan;
  • Studying legislative issues and advocate on behalf of the elderly;
  • Assisting in promoting the mission, programs and activities of the agency;
  • Educating the public about the needs and the contributions of the elderly.

Members serve as voices for the counties in which they live. Advisory Council members are comprised primarily of individuals over the age of 60 who inform the ElderSource Board and Management of the needs of elders in their community and help with advocating on their behalf.

“Our Advisory Council members are an important asset to our organization,” said Linda Levin, Executive Director of ElderSource. “They are an active voice we need to hear in order for us to stay in touch on the senior issues affecting the communities in which they live.”

Meetings are held the third Thursday of every other month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the ElderSource offices located 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Fl. Advisory Council members are reimbursed for their mileage to and from the meeting.

For more information about how to become an ElderSource Advisory Council member, please call 904.391.6600 or email linda.levin@myeldersource.org.

For information on any of the ElderSource Boards, please call 904.391.6600 or email info@myeldersource.org. We’d love to hear from you and how you can be part of our growing organization!

In The News: Coalition to Stop Senior Hunger

Our Coalition to Stop Senior Hunger has been hard at work in the community helping to meet the needs of seniors. Our program has been featured in the news recently about its recent accomplishments. Take a look at the following links:

n4a Innovation Spotlight

Too Many Seniors Suffer from Hunger – Jacksonville.com

A Community Partnership: Helping Seniors Impacted by Recent Fire at Jacksonville Townhouse Apartments

ElderSource, along with other senior related agencies, had an opportunity to come together to help seniors impacted by the fire of the Jacksonville Townhouse Apartments. Through our Senior to Senior fund ( provided by an endowment from J.Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver through the Community Foundation of NE FL and supplemented by the Jim Moran Fun), we were able to provide 78 seniors and adults with disabilities with $200 Wal-Mart gift cards each.

The Seniors also received assistance from other agencies:

  • Aging True- provided meals
  • City of Jacksonville Senior Services – provided transportation to Wal-Mart for impacted seniors
  • Independent Living Resource Center –  provided durable medical equipment lost in the fire ( walkers, bed pans etc.)
  • Salvation Army – provided meals
  • Red Cross- provided coordination of services to find temporary shelter
  • Housing Manager- provided meals
  • Jacksonville Fire Department Fire Marshall – general support
  • Public Health- Dr. Kelly Wells-  general support
  • Paramedics/EMT – general support

We are so glad to be a part of this partnership to help the seniors impacted by the fire. We send a special thank you to the other partnering agencies.

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