Orange County Commission on Aging

Ever wonder if our local government really cares about our senior community? Orange County has found a way to guide seniors on ways to get help, find fulfillment and  give back. The Commission on Aging was established as an advisory board under the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in 2001. Today, the Commission on Aging consists of eleven board members and meets bi-monthly. A Community Partnerships Committee that is open to any organization serving elders and this Committee acts as the “eyes and ears” of the Commission on Aging by identifying needs and providing input on projects dedicated to creating an elder-friendly community.

Vision

“To promote an elder-friendly community that empowers older adults through choices that allow them to support and maintain their independence within their home community.” 

Purpose

“To identify the needs of the senior population and find ways to help by working cooperatively.”

Goals

  1. Act as a resource to Orange County Government staff and the Board of County Commissioners on aging issues, and to help in policy formation and implementation
  2. Increase community awareness of senior issues and programs through educational outreach, public forums, and the media
  3. Build coordinated community response to elder needs through effective community partnerships

They thoroughly achieve their goals through their diverse elder resources, activities and outreach programs. 

Elder Resources

COA E-Newsletter- This monthly publication provides a snapshot of news and events locally, statewide and nationally. A weekly newsletter features fliers from providers on events and programming. Sign up for one or for both!

Fraud Prevention Resource Guide- Helps readers protect themselves from scams, fraud and deceptive practices – before fraud occurs. It covers fraud prevention tips, online security tips and how to check to see if a business is properly licensed. It also lists the local, state, federal and national agencies that address different types of suspected fraud cases.

 LIFE Information for Elders- This monthly seminar series where organizations present information and resources on different aging topics.

Staying Active in Orange County BrochureProvides a snapshot of the activities and programs offered in the nine senior centers located in the Orange County geographic area, including centers maintained by different municipalities.

Senior sensitivity training- Is offered to community groups and local businesses. This 90-minute “hands-on” class enables attendees to experience the visual, audio, and movement challenges that may occur as one ages.

Community Resources for Elders- The Community Resources for Elders information summarizes the larger nonprofit and government resources frequently accessed by Central Florida’s elders and their caregivers. It includes information on the subsidized network of elder services, housing, transportation, legal, health and more.

Orange County Guide to Senior Services- This brochure lists the Orange County Government programs most often accessed for seniors, and includes information on support services and assistance, recreation as well as the services by County Constitutional Offices.

Other Activities and Outreach

The Office on Aging is actively involved in numerous other activities and programs in Central Florida. Past projects have included the annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Symposium, Conversation Project in Central Florida, Livable Communities Committee, Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series, Th’EYES Senior Sensitivity Training, 50+FYI Expo, Orange County Elder Ambassador volunteers and so much more.

Select Orange County Commission on Aging website to learn more.

Orange County has no contractual or other affiliation with Premier Pointe Concierge Services and inclusion of Orange County Commission on Aging in this blog does not constitute an endorsement of Premier Pointe’s services by the County or the Commission.”

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