Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


2830 Winkler AvenueSuite 112Fort Myers, FL 33916 United States

Organization Information

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.


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.


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