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Collier County Transportation Disadvantaged Program Board is Looking for Volunteers

Representatives of the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida are privileged to sit on the board for the Collier County Transportation Disadvantaged program. This board is in need of local Collier County residents to fill additional vacancies…. Read More

Easing Arthritis Pain with Tai Chi

By: Gloria Lappost, Health & Wellness Coordinator For many years, the Area Agency on Aging for SWFL (AAASWFL) has been offering free Tai Chi for Arthritis workshops to older adults in Southwest Florida. The low-impact exercise classes were… Read More

Hurricane Season in Here – Volunteers Needed

Hurricane season runs from June 1 until November 30. The Department of Elder Affairs is recruiting volunteers to be part of the Hope Heroes Program to be ready to support seniors before and after a hurricane strikes. What… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Celebrating 9 Years with SHINE

SHINE counselor, Lynn Medini, celebrated 9 years of service; she’ll be retiring from her volunteer role in May.  When approaching turning 65, Lynn attended a SHINE-hosted Medicare presentation and soon followed up on how to become a SHINE-trained… Read More

Making a Difference and Delivering Service with a Smile!

On April 18, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida honored those committed to their volunteer role with Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE); a free, unbiased Medicare education and counseling program. The importance of their… Read More

April is National Volunteer Month!

Navigating Medicare can be complicated, but trained volunteers can help by answering questions and providing personalized guidance to those who need it. We want your help to support members of your community as they enroll in Medicare for… Read More

How to Become a Health & Wellness Volunteer

Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? Do you enjoy encouraging others to live a healthier lifestyle? You can volunteer as a health and wellness leader for the Area Agency on Aging! Free training… Read More

Volunteer to Help Older Adults Affected by Hurricane Ian

The Department of Elder Affairs, in conjunction with First Lady DeSantis’ Hope Florida initiative, is doing an “all call” for Hope Hero volunteers that can provide either remote telephone assistance or physical assistance to our most vulnerable seniors in the State’s most affected areas from… Read More