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Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

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Are you a supportive, compassionate person?
Do you love helping others?

The Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to train as leaders for our Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). This program is designed to help older adults and adults with disabilities as they make a step-by-step plan to improve their health and their lives.

Volunteers will complete a four-day training, to be held in Collier County on consecutive Thursday/Fridays, April 16-17 and 23-24 (exact location TBA). To become certified to lead the program, you must attend all four days.

Training is free with a commitment to lead workshops on behalf of the Area Agency on Aging. These CDSMP workshops meet once a week for 2 1/2 hours for six weeks, and can start as soon as the training is completed.

AAASWFL volunteers should be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers’ license, and must be able to pass a background screening. While not mandatory, experience with teaching, instruction, public speaking, health care, nutrition, or community outreach is helpful. The ideal CDSMP volunteer also has experience with chronic conditions, either personally or as a care provider.

Potential volunteers may contact Sherry Young, AAASWFL Health & Wellness Coordinator, through the Elder Helpline at (866) 413-5337 (866-41-ELDER) or by emailing

Volunteer applications can also be found at the AAASWFL website:

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About Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida


15201 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1100, North Fort Myers, FL 33903, US

Mission Statement

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity.


AAASWFL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving older adults (age 60-up) and adults with disabilities in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties. AAASWFL is also the state’s designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for our seven-county area. In 2018, we are celebrating our 40th year in Southwest Florida.

Our three primary functions are:

  1. The Elder Helpline: AAASWFL operates the Elder Helpline (866-41-ELDER), a toll-free service that helps seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers find support in our community. We are also the state’s point of entry for long-term care programs and screen applicants for the state’s priority list for government-funded services.
  2. Outreach Programs: AAASWFL provides direct programs for Southwest Florida seniors and people with disabilities. These include health & wellness workshops for older adults and caregivers, SHINE Medicare benefits counseling, and elder abuse prevention and education programs.
  3. Quality Assurance and Planning: AAASWFL manages and oversees government-funded elder and disability programs to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively. We also develop an annual area plan that reflects the needs and issues of elders in our region.


Thu Apr 16, 2020 - Fri Apr 24, 2020
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM  


660 Tamiami Trail N # 21Alzheimer's Support NetworkNaples, FL 34102



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Group Facilitation
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once the four-day training is completed, CDSMP classes meet once weekly for six weeks, for a total of 15 hours.

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