SHINE is a volunteer program run by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. We train volunteers to provide information and counseling on Medicare, supplemental insurance, prescription drug plans, and financial assistance for premiums and prescriptions. SHINE counseling is free, unbiased, and confidential.
Our volunteers are caring, committed problem solvers with a heart to serve their community. Want to help make a difference in the life of a Medicare beneficiary? Interested in becoming part of the SHINE team? Visit floridashine.org/join-the-team.aspx to complete the online application!
We are seeking volunteers to work in the following counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwanee, and Union.
100 S.W. 75th Street, Suite 301, Gainesville, FL 32607, US
Vision Statement Elder Options envisions communities where people are respected for their wisdom and experience, informed and supported in their choices, and live with health, security and dignity. Mission Statement Elder Options’ mission is to ensure that communities have a trusted and unbiased place to turn for information, resources and assistance. We advocate for and cooperatively work with communities to strengthen support systems and create new and innovative service options that focus on personal choice and independence.
Elder Options serves as the Area Agency on Aging and as an Aging & Disability Resource Center for Mid-Florida serving a sixteen county area including the following counties: Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Union, Gilchrist, Putnam, Levy, Bradford, & Hamilton.
Our goal is to provide easy access to information and resources to help elders remain in their homes and communities.