Across the state, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) and the state’s 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providers are working together to promote mental health resources and programs for seniors through the Together Apart: Holidays at Heart campaign. While many older adults choose to stay safer at home and isolate themselves to prevent exposure to the coronavirus, AAAs statewide are working in partnership with the DOEA to ensure that no senior feels alone during the holiday season.
From November through January, each of the 11 AAAs will be reaching out to local seniors throughout the state of Florida to conduct mental health checks and ensure they are aware of the resources available to them.
Resources vary by area, but include services such as:
Florida's 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) operate within Planning and Service Areas (PSAs) defined by counties. For more information on mental health resources from Together Apart: Holidays at Heart, you may wish to visit the AAA in your Planning and Service Area: