Department Press Releases

July 23, 2021
Department of Elder Affairs Launches “We Will Meet You at Home” Campaign to Assist Homebound Seniors
Press Release

June 16, 2021
In Case You Missed It: Florida Department of Elder Affairs Celebrates Older Floridians during the 2021 Senior Summit
Press Release

June 15, 2021
Florida Leaders Recognize June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Press Release

June 10, 2021
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in Florida
Proclamation

June 3, 2021
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Sees Big Gains for Aging Services and Programs as Governor DeSantis Signs 2021-2022 Budget
Press Release

February 23, 2021
DOEA Strengthens Home-Delivered Meals and Meal Programs
Press Release

January 28, 2021
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Florida Leads 2021-2022 Budget for Keeping Seniors First
Press Release

December 23, 2020
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Concludes Year with Hallmark Innovations, Ingenuity, and New Programs
Press Release

December 17, 2020
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Strengthens Partnership With Scent Evidence K9 to Help Vulnerable Populations Stay Safe
Press Release

December 16, 2020
Department of Elder Affairs Announces Collier County as New Dementia-Caring Community
Press Release

October 08, 2020
Guardianship Month Proclamation
Proclamation

October 06, 2020
Malnutrition Awareness Week Proclamation
Proclamation

September 18, 2020
Falls Prevention Week Proclamation September 21-25
Proclamation

August 19, 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Launch of New Survey Tool for Self-Assessment and Safe Behavior Scores on COVID-19
Press Release

August 06, 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Task Force to Explore the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities
Press Release

June 23, 2020
In Case You Missed It: Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers the 100,000th Meal to Seniors in Viera, Florida as Part of the Department of Elder Affairs Restaurant Meal Initiative
Press Release

June 15, 2020
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Press Release | Proclamation | Recorded Webinar

May 7, 2020
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is Partnering With Scent Evidence K9 to Help Vulnerable Populations Stay Safer at Home
Press Release

April 27, 2020
Robotic Companion Pets Offer Comfort and Increased Engagement for Older Adults and Those Living with Dementia During COVID-19
Press Release

April 21, 2020
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Florida Alzheimer’s Association Collaborate to Bring the Gift of Music to Families Living With Dementia
Press Release

April 8, 2020
The State of Florida’s “Project: VITAL” Will Connect Florida Seniors to Their Families Through Virtual Technology to Help Mitigate the Effects of Social Isolation
Press Release

March 25, 2020
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Announces Partnership with DBPR and FRLA to Support Meals to the Elderly
Press Release

January 15, 2020
Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom Announces Chante’ Jones as Director of the Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG)
Press Release

December 20, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Highlights 2019 Accomplishments to Improve the Lives of Florida Seniors, Their Families, and Caregivers
Press Release

November 22, 2019
Florida Senate Majority Leader Kathleen Passidomo and State Representative Colleen Burton Aim to Protect Florida’s Vulnerable Adults From Abuse and Exploitation
Press Release

November 18, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom Releases Statement on Governor DeSantis’ Recommended Funding Increases for Older Floridians
Press Release

October 4, 2019
President Galvano Appoints Donna Flanagan to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee
Press Release

September 25, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Releases Updates to the Profile of Older Floridians
2018 Profiles 2018 Department Profile User’s Guide

August 30, 2019
USDA Approves Early Release of September Food Assistance Benefits
Press Release

August 28, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian
Press Release

August 2, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Michelle Branham to the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee
Press Release

June 21, 2019
Secretary Prudom Issues Statement on Governor DeSantis’ Bold Vision for a Brighter Future Budget Signing
Press Release

June 14, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Florida Department of Children and Families Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Press Release

June 10, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs Hosts Statewide Events in Recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Click here to find an event near you

June 6, 2019
Governor DeSantis Issues Proclamation for the Anniversary of D-Day
Proclamation

May 13, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs Sponsors Legal Education Efforts During Elder Law Month, Older Americans Month
Press Release | List of events

May 8, 2019
DOEA Secretary Discusses Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act Before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
Video (fast-forward to 00:40:19 to begin)

May 8, 2019
Governor DeSantis Issues Proclamation for Older Americans Month
Proclamation

May 7, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs Annual Client Satisfaction Survey
Survey

May 2, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs to Recognize Cape Coral Law Enforcement Efforts to Support Families Affected by Dementia
Press Release

May 1, 2019
Governor DeSantis Applauds Senate Confirmation of Executive Agency Heads
Press Release

April 23, 2019
Florida Announced as the First State in the Sun Belt to Receive Age-Friendly State Designation
AARP Press Release | Governor’s Office Press Release
Governor DeSantis and AARP CEO | Age-Friendly Group

April 5, 2019
Governor DeSantis Recognizes April as Volunteer Month in Florida
Proclamation

March 26, 2019
Governor DeSantis Issues Proclamation for Florida Senior Day
Proclamation

March 25, 2019
Department of Elder Affairs to Welcome More Than 1,500 Older Floridians at 19th Annual Florida Senior Day
Press Release

March 21, 2019
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Revokes Registration of Professional Guardian for Violating Multiple Statutory Sections of Florida’s Guardianship Law
Press Release

March 13, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Key Initiatives to Support Floridians with Alzheimer’s
Press Release