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Seniors Guide

Information, Assistance & Resources

  • Benefits Checkup
    Find programs and resources for people ages 55 and over. A service of the National Council on Aging.
  • Insurance Discount Class
    Online course for Florida drivers 55 years of age or older; allows you to receive a mandatory reduction on your auto insurance rate. (Press Release)
  • Employment Assistance
    Florida seniors 55 or older who meet income and employment guidelines. Senior Community Service Employment Program Contacts.
  • Retirement Calculators
    How will retirement affect your expenses? Which savings or income sources will be the largest? Additional Resources (

Elder Services Directory Online
Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Resources Guide

Topics Include:

  • Getting the Help You Need
  • Disease Prevention & Medical Care
  • Caregiver & Consumer Support
  • Housing & Property Rights
  • Insurance, Pensions & Retirement
  • Elder Rights, Abuse & Fraud
  • Safety & Emergency Services
  • Life Planning & Related Preparations

Note: The following links are pdf files and require Acrobat Reader to view:

Senior Centers in Florida — Listings with phone numbers by Florida city
Statewide Organizations — Contact Information & Resources by Organization

Local senior helplines for counties with large elderly populations:
• Miami-Dade (305-670-4357) • Broward (954-714-3464) • Palm Beach (561-383-1130) • Pinellas (727-576-1533) • Hillsborough (800-336-2226) • Lee (866-505-4888) • Sarasota (866-505-4888) • Orange (407-897-6464) • Volusia (888-242-4464) • Brevard (321-631-2747)

For additional information on outreach to frail and underserved populations contact your Area Agency on Aging or call the Elder Helpline:
Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337
Area Agencies on Aging

Additional Resources for Florida Seniors

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI)
Arthritis Foundation
Assisted Living Facilities Info
Consumer Complaints Guide — Contacts and assistance for consumer issues
Disabled Parking — Handicap Permits
Diseases & Treatments —
Florida Health Guide — Health related topics and services from State of | Senior Health
Home and Community Based Services — helping elders stay in their homes
Housing Assistance Programs (All Types)
Insurance Information & Consumer Helpline
Medicare & Medicaid Services
Nursing Home Information
Nursing Home Guide (Florida)
Nursing Home Watch List
Nursing Homes (Compare)
Rehabilitation Facilities Listing (Lookup)
Prescription Drug Information
Reverse Mortgages Information
Social Security Online
Transportation for the Disadvantaged

Additional Information:

Florida Health Guide — State of

AARP | AARP Florida

U.S. Government Resources & Information for Seniors

Residency Guide

Residency Guide

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Medicare Guide

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Mature Drivers

Mature Drivers

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