The Florida Department of Elder Affairs works to create an environment that enables older Floridians to live independently in their own homes and communities. Through partnerships with 11 area agencies on aging, the department provides community-based care to help seniors age with dignity, purpose and security. By working together with many community-based organizations, the department is able to provide elders and their caregivers information on how to live healthy lives.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is the agency constitutionally designated by Florida voters to serve as the primary state agency responsible for administering human services programs for the elderly. Its purpose is to serve elders in all possible ways to help them keep their self-sufficiency and self-determination.