A Department of Aging is a government agency at the state, county, or local level charged with providing assistance to elderly members of the community. Departments of Aging provide a number of services and programs to promote the health, safety, and independence of the elderly, including health and wellness programs, caregiver services, and elder abuse prevention. At the local level, Departments of Aging are involved in directly providing services, which can include cultural and recreational programming.
Miami Department of Aging 1695 Northwest 9th Avenue Miami FL 33136 305-355-9068
A Senior Center is a local organization that provides programming and services for older members of the community. Senior Centers offer a variety of programming, including cultural and recreational events, classes on nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing, and technology assistance. Senior Centers also help area seniors access social services for the elderly by providing workshops on senior rights, access to Medicare, and transportation assistance.
Miami Gardens Senior Center 16405 Northwest 25th Avenue Miami Gardens FL 33054 305-628-4354
Mildred & Claude Pepper Senior Center 10600 Southwest 4th Street Miami FL 33174 305-552-1319