Aging Matters in Brevard Sponsors Seniors Event Friday
By Space Coast Daily // June 6, 2013
Set for Melbourne Auditorium
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Aging Maters in Brevard and DCF/Adult Protective Serivces are sponsoring an event at the Melbourne Auditorium on June 7.
Admission is free to the public and the first 100 people will receive breakfast.
Over 50 vendors from our community will be there to share information about services that are available to assist seniors and the disabled with living independently in their homes. Seminars concerning the new Statewide Madicaid Managed Care program, Caregiver Burnout and Accessing Community Services will be running throughout the day.
PROMOTE, MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE OF THE ELDERLY
Aging Matters In Brevard is a private not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and maintain independence and maximize quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and disabled. Find out more about the services we offer HERE.
The main office is located at 3600 W. King Street in Cocoa, Fla. 32926
For more information call 321-639-8770 or log on to GingMattersBrevard.org
ABOVE MAP: The main office of Aging Matters Foundation is 3600 W. King Street in Cocoa.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIM OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to celebrate the enormous contributions of our older citizens in the strengthening and prosperity of Brevard County: and
WHEREAS, these older citizens through their volunteerism, creativity, hard work, sacrifice, and inspirational courage are responsible for the freedoms and security we now enjoy; and
WHEREAS, the BOCC believes that its older citizens are a diverse and treasured link to our heritage and joins citizens across the United States in the promotion of the national theme of “Never Too Old to Play”, and
WHEREAS, in support of OLDER AMERICANS MONTH, Aging Matters In Brevard is committed to making life better for Brevard County’s 60 and over population; since 1965, their mission has been to develop solutions to community problems, promote and maintain independence, and maximize the quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and the disabled; and
WHEREAS, Aging Matters In Brevard connects Brevard’s older adults, to such services as Meals on Wheels – delivering over 226,000 meals annually; Senior TranServe – 77 volunteers use their personal vehicles to provide over 65,000 miles of transportation to non-driving seniors annually; Retired & Senior Volunteer Program – where 975 volunteers provide 130,000 hours of volunteer service, valued at over $2.5 million annually; Home and Community Based Services – provide clients with more than 150,000 hours of in-facility and home respite, assistance with daily living activities, allowing seniors to remain in their home and avoid nursing home placement; The Senior Assistance Program – provides ramps, grab bars, and minor home repairs to 1,500 seniors annually so that they can remain safe in their home; and
WHEREAS, Brevard County’s sixty-plus population is currently over one hundred forty thousand and will increase by 50 percent in the next decade, requiring Brevard County to continue their commitment to the goal of ensuring our senior citizens enjoy active, productive, and healthy lives, and do so independently, safely, and with dignity for as long as they choose; together with the Brevard County Commission on Aging, and all Brevard County agencies that serve our older population, we commit our community to providing appropriate and accessible services.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, does hereby proclaim May 2012 as OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
DONE, ORDERED AND ADOPTED, in regular session, this 1st day of May A.D., 2012
CHUCK NELSON, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
Board of County Commissioners