Initiatives and special projects that the committee has worked on or is working on currently include:
Mayor’s Initiative on Aging
The Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, asked the Elder Issues Committee to act as the steering body for this project. This group assists in coordinating educational forums for elders and professionals, health and fitness fairs to promote wellness and safety among older adults, hurricane preparedness education and kit distribution. Visit www.miamidade.gov/mayor/aging.asp for additional information.
Miami Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Coalition (MAAC)
Mayor’s Initiative on Aging, Community Conversations on Alzheimer’s led to the formation of MAAC. The mission is to improve the quality of life of Miami-Dade residents who may be at risk of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by creating awareness, promoting early detection, and treatment. MAGEC, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is one of the community partners who has joined the coalition to help provide an educational component.
Health Foundation of South Florida’s (HFSF) Miami-Dade County Age Friendly Initiative
The Elder Issues Committee works with Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) to promote and assist with their Age Friendly Initiative as they continually strive to forge a collaborative to help communities in Miami-Dade become healthy places to grow up and grow old. The initiative supports evidence-based programs. For more information about the HFSF, the Age Friendly Initiative, please click here.
Alliance for Aging Initiative: Aging Resource Center
The Elder Issues Committee has partnered with the Alliance for Aging (A4A), Area Agency on Aging for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, to promote the Aging Resource Center. Aging Resource Centers are designed to provide seniors and their loved ones with information and streamlined access to an array of services. If you need information about services available to seniors in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, please call our Elder Helpline at (305) 670-4357 (HELP), or (800) 96ELDER. For more information, please click here.
Partnership with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Elder Issues Committee works closely with CMS to promote national initiatives and projects such as the prevention of Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, the preventive health benefits available through Medicare and the Open Enrollment Period.