The Florida Department of Elder of Affairs runs a number of programs for people who are 60 years of age or older. Resources provided can address a number of needs that may be more unique or common to seniors. Examples of some of the services provided or referred to can include utility bill help from EHEAP, free food, information on health care and insurance, transportation, and much more.
Utility and cooling bill assistance can be provided from the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP). Any household that has at least one member over 60 years of age, who is facing a crisis, and who meets income guidelines may qualify for financial assistance for paying their energy bills.
Health Promotion and Wellness Initiatives are offered for seniors in Florida. These include disease prevention seminars, evidence-based programs, health workshops/seminars, and other related physical activities such as health fairs.
Community nutrition service programs are coordinated by the Florida Department of Elder of Affairs. The agencies that run these services are normally private, non-profit agencies, senior centers, local Area Agency on Aging offices, or other charitable locations.
Preventive Health Services is another service. Specialists and medical professionals can offer disease-prevention and health-promotion services at clinics, senior centers or alternative sites. There is even help for senior citizens that can’t afford to pay for health insurance policies.
National Family Caregiver Support Program can assist families and individuals who are taking care of frail older members of the household. Not only that, but assistance may also be offered for grandparents or older relatives who are caregivers for children of any age who have disabilities or children 18 and younger. Aid offered can be financial for paying for basic needs, referrals, and general support.