ABOUT ELDER OPTIONS
The Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (d/b/a Elder Options) was established in 1977 as a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Elder Options is the state-designated area agency on aging (AAA), Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), and Helpline (1-800-262-2243). The agency is charged with administering state and federal grant-funded programs and providing direct services to benefit elders, people with disabilities, and their informal caregivers in a 16-county Planning and Service Area (PSA) in North Central Florida, which includes: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties.
Elder Options’ mission is to ensure that communities have a trusted and unbiased place to turn for information, resources, and assistance. We are committed to connecting older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers, to resources and assistance for living with independence.
Home & Community Based Care
Abuse in Later Life
SHINE – Medicare Assistance
Caregiver Training And Support
Wellness Coaching and Support
Veterans Directed Care
Here at Elder Options, we could not do what we do without people just like you. There are a number of ways that YOU can get involved! Follow the links below to find out more about the different types of volunteer opportunities available.
YOUR contribution makes a difference!
A gift to Elder Options supports seniors throughout North Central Florida. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that provides necessary resources to empower seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities to live with independence. Support your older adults today!
What Clients Say About Elder Options
Thanks to Elder Options Savvy Caregiver workshop, I went from being a bewildered, fatigued, and emotional caregiver to a knowledgeable, refreshed, savvy caregiver!
Prior to Savvy training, I was experiencing frustration with behaviors that did not seem to make sense…I enrolled in the course in order to learn more about dementia and how to balance the many demands that are made of caregivers. The course delivered MORE than I anticipated.
Now, because of the teaching methods, I am able to put my action plans in writing and perform them. I am also gaining control and managing my health.
Excellent suggestions – reinforced some of what I already was doing
Class discussions were great, everyone was involved
Thank you so much for this information! This resource list is a wonderful starting place for me to get help for my in-laws! I can’t thank you enough!
You do such wonderful work and help so many people. Thank you so much for your help and very caring nature!
I want to say that I have worked for aging services for fifteen years as the manager of their community center services, including food services, health services, etc. I am impressed with your thorough response in such a timely manner and appreciate it so much.
I started to feel more relaxed … I started to take things more easily and to think about me first.
I really enjoyed these six weeks, learning how to care for my body, to eat well and live healthy.
Interview with Katina Mustipher, CEO
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Elder Affairs Celebrates Record Funding and Enhanced Support for Florida’s Aging Network in 2022
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2024 OAA RFI-RFP
2024 OAA RFI-RFP Elder Options, a designated Area Agency on Aging, is seeking Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualification from qualified agencies interested in providing an array of supportive, nutrition, and caregiver...Read More