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The Florida Department of Elder Affairs Strengthens Partnership With Scent Evidence K9 to Help Vulnerable Populations Stay Safe

TALLAHASSEE – Supporting the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis to keep Florida’s most vulnerable populations safe, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) is strengthening its partnership with Scent Evidence K9 through the distribution of additional Scent Preservation Kits® to caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Older adults with ADRD may have an increased tendency to wander and become lost. If that happens, proactive family safety measures, such as the Scent Preservation Kit®, are providing effective response systems to locate missing persons and return them to safety.

Social Security Program Experts Can Answer Your Important Questions

There are many online resources about Social Security, so it is important that you come to us as the first place for answers.  You can find many of the answers about our programs and services on our Frequently Asked Questions page at faq.ssa.gov.  We feature our most-asked questions at the top of the page to help you find answers to the most common questions quickly, like:

Department of Elder Affairs Announces Collier County as New Dementia-Caring Community

TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) announced Collier County has joined the Dementia Care and Cure Initiative (DCCI) as the 15th DCCI Task Force and Dementia-Caring Community in Florida. DCCI implements a statewide effort to become more dementia-caring in order to support those living with dementia, their families, and their caregivers. Communities organize task forces to include professionals, advocates, and community members to increase education, awareness, and sensitivity regarding the needs of those living with dementia throughout their community.

Access Social Security From Just About Anywhere

You can access our programs and services from just about anywhere with your personal and secure my Social Security account.  It’s easy to sign up for one, and it will give you access to important information you can’t find anywhere else.  With your personal mySocial Security account, you can:

Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

We are here for surviving family members when a worker dies.  In the event of your death, certain members of your family may be eligible for survivors benefits.  These include widows and widowers, divorced widows and widowers, children, and dependent parents.

Athletes of the Year Return to 2020 Florida Senior Games

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the days count down to the registration deadline for the 2020 Florida Senior Games, a check of the registration database finds 14 previous Athletes of the Year registered, along with the 2019 Florida Senior Games Athletes of the Year, Peggy Peck and Ed Scheid.

Social Security Can Help With Your Plan for Achieving Self Support

If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits and want to start working or return to work, we can help.  A Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) is a rule under SSI to help people with disabilities return to work.  If you receive SSI or could qualify for SSI after setting aside income or resources so you can pursue—or achieve—a work goal, you could benefit from a PASS.

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