About Us

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Florida is home to nearly 6.3 million residents age 60 and older and currently ranks within the top 20 of the total population among the states. As our senior population continues to increase, Florida’s future is linked to the financial, health, and physical security of our elder population.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is responsible for developing policy recommendations for long-term care, combating ageism, creating public awareness of aging issues, understanding the contributions and needs of elders, advocating on behalf of elders, and serving as am information clearinghouse.

The organizations and providers that work in concert to help create a better life for Florida’s seniors make up Florida’s Aging Network. Important to the Aging Network are the 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), also called Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), that provide a wide range of local programs and assistance. Through partnerships with the AAAs, DOEA provides community-based care to help seniors safely age with dignity, purpose, and independence. 

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.

Elder Helpline:

1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)