TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 28 years of the Games, only three centenarians, John Donnelly, of Sun City Center, Roger Gentilhomme, of Dunedin and James Kales, of Bonita Springs, have competed. Their accomplishments and good nature drew national attention.
MIAMI – As #OurCounty continues to reopen, there is still a demand for COVID-19 supplies for the elderly and their caregivers. Elder Affairs Advisory Board Member and Senior Advocate for the Office of the Mayor Teri Busse-Arvesu received a donation of 500 disposable gloves from Silvia Lopez of the Community Medical Group, a Florida Medicaid and Medicare health services provider. The Aug. 27 donation went to the Elderly and Disability Services Bureau of Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –It’s a moment in time captured by someone who just happens to be in the right place at the right time with a camera. The photo captures the image, but within the image, there’s a story worth being told. At every Sunshine State Games event, there’s a story waiting to be told. When we’re lucky, an image is captured to provide the evidence to back up the story.
LEESBURG, Fla. – With the 2021 National Senior Games to be held in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area next November, Avis Vaught, a long-time Florida Senior Games and National Senior Games athlete, wanted to make sure as many of her counterparts as possible could experience the national biennial event.
As Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 relief package, five nonprofit organizations and associations focused on aging joined with The Gerontological Society of America to demand that lawmakers include comprehensive relief measures to safeguard older adults and care workers.
MIAMI – In response to COVID-19, and with concern for the health and safety of older adults, the Miami-Dade County Elder Affairs Board created a mask drive and reached the 10,000 mark on Aug. 11. In the morning, Elder Affairs Advisory Board Member Karen Bullard-Jones and Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson’s Chief of Staff, Misty Brown, delivered 300 masks. The face masks were donated by Vitas Healthcare and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. In the afternoon, Teri Busse-Arvesu, Senior advocate for the Office of the Mayor, delivered 200 gloves donated by the Mayor’s Initiative on Aging and 500 masks donated by Silvia Lopez of Community Medical Group to the Residential Plaza Blue Lagoon. Both donations were made on behalf of the Elder Affairs Advisory Board.
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