News for Northeast Florida Seniors, Special Events, Uncategorized

The Parade of Stars is Coming… 2018 A Night with the Stars

Our annual event, A Night with the Stars is less than a week away and we can’t wait! Have you bought your tickets to join us?!

Date: Monday, October 29

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Where: The Alhambra Dinner Theatre ( 12000 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246)

Tickets: Now on sale at 904tix.com. Individual tickets start at $75 which includes dinner. Reserved tables and seating are available. Ticket sales will end on Sunday, October 28 so buy your tickets NOW!  Click here to buy your ticket

Luminary Nominees

ElderSource is proud to honor over 40 Luminary Nominees for their dedication and service to seniors in the community. Luminary nominees will be highlighted during a Parade of Stars on stage during the event. Luminary winners will be announced live during the event as well.  These individuals have shown that they are willing to go above and beyond to provide quality service to the people they serve, while also having a positive impact on their peers.  For the full listing of nominees click here.

The 2018 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award Honorees

This year’s Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award goes to Senator Aaron Bean and Representative Travis Cummings for their combined efforts in raising $1.6 million to support home delivered meals to seniors in the Northeast Florida area. We are thankful for their kindness and support in serving seniors.

Tickets can be purchased now at 904tix until Sunday, October 28. Buy your tickets now and don’t miss out on the evening of celebration.

Click here to buy your ticket!

Luminary Nominations Deadline Extended -Friday August 31st

It’s not too late!

We’re excited to announce, we’re still accepting Luminary nominations! The deadline has been extended to Friday, August 31st. Our team looks forward to reading the exciting things being said about the caregivers who serve our seniors in the community.

Our hope is that the extension gives you more time to seek out and nominate individuals who truly deserve to be recognized for their dedication and service.

Keep the nominations rolling in! Submit yours today. For more information CLICK HERE! 

DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE

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

 

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!

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.

Looking Back — A Few Reflections from 2017

The great Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” As the year comes to an end, this is the perfect time to reflect on important moments and accomplishments for the agency in 2017:

Disaster Recovery

After Hurricane Irma, it was no question that our office was willing to step up to help meet the needs of seniors affected by the storm. Many of our staff members were on site at Disaster Recovery Centers in most of the counties that we serve. They were able to help seniors receive support, resources and information to supplement what was already being provided by state and regional agencies. Utilizing financial backing from the First Coast Relief Fund, ElderSource staff working at the DRCs and those answering our Helpline, were able to help seniors pay for basic, but critical necessities —- a place to stay, grocery vouchers and more. Our employees were dedicated, going above and beyond their job duties to ensure seniors were getting what they needed to recover during this critical time, and they continue to provide assistance and relief.

A Night with the Stars

Now in its 4th year, A Night with the Stars proved to be another glittering night filled with food, fun and dancing. Octogenarian, Ken Tannenbaum, was highlighted as this year’s honoree for the Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award, which is given to an individual who exemplifies leadership and excellence in the senior community. All donations made that evening went toward helping seniors in unexpected financial crisis. We appreciate everyone who was able to attend and give in helping us to further the mission of ElderSource.

 

ElderSource Institute

This year ElderSource Institute trained over 1,000 participants in five different topics related to aging: Age Sensitivity, LGBT Elder Cultural Competency Training, Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention, Disability Sensitivity and Inclusion and Missing Pieces ( end of life planning). ElderSource collaborated with FSCJ and facilitated a series of trainings with their nursing students. In addition, ElderSource Institute expanded its online training opportunities and now offers five different virtual trainings for educational opportunities on a national level. They were also recently awarded a grant from the Grace H. Osborn Endowment at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. With this funding ElderSource Institute will deliver Healthy Eating Workshops to older adults throughout Duval County. They will also be able to provide over 2,500 nutritious, prepackaged, nonperishable meals to older adults who participate in the Healthy Eating Program.

Thank you to everyone who has helped support us throughout the year. We appreciate you believing in our mission to serve more seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities.

Look for the 2017 Impact Report coming soon!

Medicare Open Enrollment: It’s Not Too Late!

Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7, 2017 but it’s not too late to enroll and get assistance! Our SHINE program is here to offer free and unbiased information so that you can make the best decision about your healthcare needs. Please call our helpline today at 1-888-242-4464 and ask to speak with a SHINE Counselor for your FREE appointment.

Click here for more information on our SHINE program 

We serve seven counties! Find your county’s counseling sites

 

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