AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as health care, employment and income security.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs; funds services; and is the prime advocate for residents of Broward County that are 60 years of age or older. They are your one-stop source of information regarding services for seniors, persons with severe and persistent mental illness, ages 18 and over, their families, and caregivers.
2-1-1 Broward is the live, 24-hour comprehensive helpline, providing all people with crisis, health and human services support and connecting them to resources in our community. Knowing where to go is the first step to getting the help you need. Since 1995, 2-1-1 Broward, has been the community’s central point of entry into the health and human services system. The 2-1-1 Broward helpline is available to every individual and family in Broward County.
Elderly Services Resource Network ESRN are a networking and education group for professionals who work with seniors located in Broward County, South Florida. They do fundraising and provide grants to several not-for-profit organizations serving seniors in Broward County. You can find out about upcoming ESRN events, check out photos from past events, renew your membership.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
The Department provides most direct services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population.
Their mission is to impact and enrich our community by engaging individuals through service to meet critical needs of children, adults, veterans and nonprofits in Broward County. A great resource they offer is the Senior Companionship and Relief for Caregivers. The Senior Companion Program assists older adults to age in place, continue to live in their own homes or communities. RELIEF for Caregivers Program volunteers provide in-home respite to relieve caregivers of older adults.
Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. Their work is encompassed in three main areas: Conduct Outreach and Education; Engage Volunteers, Receive Beneficiary Complaints.
Their website is for seniors, caregivers, children of seniors, social workers, discharge planners, and anyone who serves the needs of seniors. The Internet directories are filled with valuable articles, lists of resources and links for a variety of senior services both local and national.
This is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.