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Advisory Council Committee Chair

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ORGANIZATION: Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

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Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is actively seeking a member of the community to represent Charlotte, Lee, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, and Sarasota counties for the role of Advisory Council Committee Chair.

The volunteer position is ideal for someone looking to give back by lending their time, talents and expertise in support of adults and adults with disabilities in Southwest Florida.

  • Members serve three-year terms.
  • Elected officers serve a two-year term, and consist of a chairperson and vice chairperson.
  • Meeting Schedules - The Council meets six times a year (or every other month) on the third Friday of the month.
The Council includes individuals and representatives of community organizations who will enhance the leadership role of the AAASWFL in developing a system of community-based services. Membership shall include clients (including minority individuals) or people who are eligible to participate in Older Americans Act programs, representatives of older persons, representatives of health care provider organizations, including providers of veterans’ health care, representatives of supportive service provider organizations, individuals with leadership experience in the private and voluntary sectors, local public elected officials, and the general public. Advisory Council members are appointed by the Board of Directors of the AAASWFL, upon recommendation by the Council.

To learn more about the Advisory Council Committee and to apply, visit https://aaaswfl.org/how-to-help/volunteer or call 239-652-6900 ext. 58260.

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About Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Location:

2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33916, 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.

Description

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is a nonprofit organization serving older adults (age 60+) and adults with disabilities in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota counties. It connects them, their families and caregivers to resources like elder care, adult day care, housing assistance, home care, meals, housekeeping, legal assistance, personal care, and volunteer opportunities. AAASWFL is one of 11 Aging and Disability Resource Centers designated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is responsible for overseeing and providing services for Planning and Service Area 8 and is a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging a nonprofit association representing a national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging. AAASWFL is primarily known for its Elder Helpline (866-41-ELDER), a toll-free service that helps seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers. AAASWFL is also the State's point of entry for long-term care programs and government-funded services. Outreach Programs include health and wellness classes for older adults and caregivers, Medicare benefits counseling through the SHINE program, and elder abuse prevention and education.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 112Fort MyersFort Myers, FL 33916

(26.60349,-81.85428)
 

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Council currently meets six times per year (or every other month) on the third Friday.
  • Support AAASWFL in serving and connecting the elderly and disabled of Southwest Florida by providing resources, access to programs and supportive service that enhance their well-being.

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