About Us

Florida is home to nearly 5.5 million residents age 60 and older and currently ranks first in the nation for the 65+ populations. As our senior population continues to increase, Florida’s future is linked to the financial, health, and physical security of our elder population. 

Older Floridians Handbook

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides most direct services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s 11 Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population.

The major focus of DOEA is to provide home and community-based services to seniors who are at risk of being placed into a long-term care facility because of their degree of frailty.

Ultimately, the goal is to efficiently use resources to ensure that the greatest number of elders possible get to choose where they live while living healthy, active, and fulfilling lives in their communities.

Mission Statement:

To promote the well-being, safety, and independence of Florida’s seniors, their families, and caregivers.


For all Floridians to live well and age well