Mission: To empower individuals to age with independence and dignity by providing leadership direction, advocacy, and support for a comprehensive coordinated continuum of care.
Programs: We provide $21.4 million in grants to underwrite a range of services for the elderly and their families and caregivers in our seven county service area through a network of local service agencies. The services we offer through these contracts include, but are not limited to, emergency energy assistance, congregate and home delivered meals, recreation, education, shopping assistance, case management, health support, home repair and modification, adult day care, homemaker, personal care, legal assistance and transportation as well as support, training, counseling and respite for caregivers including grandparents raising grandchildren. We also manage the Elder Helpline, SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and Resource Center.
I moved to Florida after retiring from a very socially active company in New England. I served on the Boards of United Way, Junior Achievement,American Leadership Forum, and as an elected offical etc. When ElderSource was able to get additional funds I was impressed on how well they got each dollar to someone in need. After five years of involvement I highly recommend them as a great source and advocate for seniors. They will use any awards wisely for people in need.
This agency does a wonderful job of helping seniors in our community. They are a "one stop shop" for any senior citizen in need in NE Florida. They have an excellent information and referral depat. and the staff are knowledgeable and compassionate.