The Department of Elder Affairs is proud to be part of Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose, First Lady Casey DeSantis’ exciting initiative that breaks down traditional community silos to maximize resources and uncover opportunities by using the private sector, faith-based community, nonprofits, and government entities to support older Floridians in need of help. Hope Navigators, housed within the Department and the state’s Area Agencies on Aging, work to equip seniors and their caregivers with assistance in identifying and overcoming barriers to identify needs and develop a path to purpose to ensure elders have an enhanced quality of life and are aging in the place of their choice. To get connected to a Hope Navigator, call 850-300-HOPE or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Help?
Individuals can get involved in Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose by becoming a Hope Hero! Hope Heroes volunteer their time and services to help members in their community.
The Hope Heroes Program is a collaborative effort administered through the Department of Elder Affairs and Volunteer Florida, to fulfil special needs that can’t always be met through traditional means.
The Department of Elder Affairs’ mission is to help seniors live well and age well. Our Hope Navigators intake needs from senior Floridians across the state with the goal of ensuring those seniors are able to live vibrant, fulfilling lives and age in their place of choice. Peer volunteers can be part of the solution by meeting the needs of citizens in their area.
The Department encourages retirees and older Floridians to give back to their community by becoming a Hope Hero. Seniors helping others creates a clear pathway to purpose and enhances everyone’s quality of life. Once you sign up, our Hope Florida Coordinator will reach out to you to learn more about your personal volunteer goals and to pair you with a volunteer opportunity.
Want to help as an organization? Whether you’re part of the private sector, a nonprofit group, or a faith-based institution, you can join the Hope Heroes Program as an organization by becoming a Hope All-Star. Help fill immediate and urgent needs for citizens in your community through group service. Contact the Department of Elder Affairs at 1-800-96-ELDER or sign up at the form below to become a Hope Florida All-Star Organization.
**The Department is currently mobilizing Hope Heroes to help in assessing the needs of seniors and providing recovery and relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.**