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Council of Aging of West Florida

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Council on Aging of West Florida is a local, independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has served seniors and their families since 1972. Council on Aging of West Florida helps seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings by providing community based, in-home programs and services such as Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer's respite care, which is provided by our Adult Day Health Care Center. Other programs and services include case management, the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, caregiver support and training, and the operation of numerous senior dining sites throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

 

 

Rat Race 5K Run/Walk benefittting the Council on Aging 

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m. 

 

Join us at William Bartram Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola and support Council on Aging of West Florida!
 
 

Early Registration - Until September 8, 2016

 

For information on sponsorship opportunities, email Brandi Gomez at ratrace@coawfla.org 

 

 

 

Council on Aging offers a variety of services:

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are delivered throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to qualifying seniors. These meals contain 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for adults and comply with Florida Department of Elder Affairs guidelines. Meal options are also available for special dietetic needs. Meals on Wheels is a government funded program and an assessment is required. For information on the assessment process and to apply for service, please contact the Elder Help line locally at (850) 494-7100 or toll free at 1-800-963-5337.

 

 

Private-Pay Home Delivered Meals

We also offer home delivered meal service to meet the short or long term needs of those who do not qualify for government funded meals. This customized service provides frozen meals to individuals of any age. The meals are prepared under the supervision of a registered dietician and each meal meets one-third of the recommended dietary allowance for senior adults

Both lunch/dinner meals and breakfast meals are available in packages of five or seven meals. Each lunch/dinner meal comes with a dessert, milk and bread. The cost per meal is $7.50, which includes delivery.

 

 

Senior Dining

 

For those who can and enjoy getting out for lunch, the Senior Dining Program is a neighborhood-based program which offers older citizens the opportunity to share their noon meal with others their age. Hot nutritious balanced meals are served to active adults 60 years and older at numerous convenient locations throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Meals are prepared fresh daily and contain one third of the required daily allowance (RDA) for adults and comply with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Guidelines. In addition, participants have an opportunity to join in arts and crafts projects, play games, and socialize. Serving times and location hours vary by site.

 

PENSACOLA

 

Bayview Senior Center

2000 E. Lloyd Street
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 436-5190
Hours: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:00 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Beulah Senior Center

7425 Woodside Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32526
(850) 941-6057
Hours: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:30 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Cobb Center

601 E. Mallory
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 436-5192
Hours: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Serving Time: 11:00 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Grace Assembly of God

6117 W Fairfield Dr
Pensacola, FL 32506
(850) 292-9868
Hours: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:15 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Fricker Community Center

900 North F Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 436-5195
Hours: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:15 AM
Monday – Friday

 

Gull Point Community Center

700 Spanish Trail
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 432-1475
Hours: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:15 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Johnson Lakes Apartments

1400 E. Johnson Street
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 477-2536
Hours: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:15 AM.
Monday - Friday

 

Westminster Retirement Village

Building #1: 1700 N. "L" Street
Building #2: 1951 W. Blount Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 433-5035
Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Serving Time: 11:00 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Marie K. Young-Wedgewood Community Center

6405 Wagner Rd
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 471-6137
Hours: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:00 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Cantonment

 
Cantonment Senior Center

132 Mintz Lane
Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 968-6259
Hours: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Serving Time: 11:30 AM
Monday through Friday

 

Click here for other available sites

 

 

 ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE

 

 

The Retreat is a special place, and experience, that has been described as refreshing, supportive, fun, assuring, caring and heartwarming by those who participate and their families. It is a place that provides a positive change of environment that can be beneficial to participants and caregivers.

The Retreat offers a stimulating day experience for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Participants enjoy a full day of activities, social interaction and recreation in a safe, protective at-home like atmosphere. Family caregivers gain peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in a safe place while they go off to work or get much needed respite. To arrange a tour, give us a call at 850-266-2503.

 

Caregiver Support

Many family caregivers take on the challenges of caregiving alone. However, caring for a loved one is not easy. Not only can it be overwhelming, too much stress can be harmful to both of you. To help ease the burden of caregiving, we offer caregiver support groups, which provide caregivers the opportunity to share experiences with peers in similar circumstances, and our adult day health care center, which provides options for both the caregiver and the participant.

 

As part of our mission to serve seniors and their families, we offer caregiver support groups in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. These groups are available to all caregivers regardless of the condition or illness of the person being cared for, including grandparents caring for/raising grandchildren or relatives caring for a disabled adult. Attendance is free and new members are always welcome.

 

Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents give their experience and talent to help children develop the skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. Children who need Foster Grandparents gain individual attention they might not otherwise receive, confidence, tutoring, advice and the life-changing opportunity to know the consistent love of a Foster Grandparent.

Men and women age 55 and over who live on a limited income and can volunteer an average of 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in the program. Foster Grandparents receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination and a 40 hour pre-service orientation.

In addition to being 55 or older, applicants must meet the following household income eligibility criteria. Medical expenses may be subtracted from your total income.

  • Family unit of one: $23,540
  • Family of three: $40,180
  • Family of two: $31,860
  • Family of four: $48,500
 Families of five or more may add $8,120 per person

 

 

 

Senior Companion Program

 

Senior Companions are healthy older adults who help other adults live independently. Without the help of Senior Companions, many older adults would not be able to continue living at home and would need more expensive, less personal care. They volunteer an average of 20 hours a week assisting with shopping, light housekeeping, cooking and other daily tasks in addition to alerting doctors and family members to potential health problems.

Men and women age 55 and over who live on a limited income and can volunteer an average of 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in the program. Senior Companions receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination in addition to pre-service and ongoing training.

In addition to being 55 or older, applicants must meet the following household income eligibility criteria. Medical expenses may be subtracted from your total income.

  • Family unit of one: $23,540
  • Family of three: $40,180
  • Family of two: $31,860
  • Family of four: $48,500
 Families of five or more may add $8,120 per person

 

 

R.E.L.I.E.F. (Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families)

The R.E.L.I.E.F. program offers respite to caregivers by providing short-term, temporary care and companionship to the homebound.

Individuals 18+ years of age who can volunteer an average of 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the program. R.E.L.I.E.F. volunteers receive a small hourly stipend, supplemental insurance, help with transportation and meal costs, an annual physical examination and a 40 hour pre-service orientation.

 

Contact the Council on Aging

Location:
875 Royce Street
Pensacola, FL 32503
Post:
Post Office Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
Telephone:
(850) 432-1475
Hours:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
By Email:
info@coawfla.org

 

 

VOLUNTEER FOR THE COUNCIL ON AGING

 

For information, contact:
The Volunteer Department
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
(850) 432-1475
Or email bmcleroy@coawfla.org