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Below are the many organizations that make up the Leadership Coalition on Aging.  Please click on any one of them to learn more.  If you have any further questions, please email lcamembership1@gmail.com


Almost Family
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Alzheimer's Support Network
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The mission of the Alzheimer's Support Network is to make the lives of care partners easier and enrich the lives of those living with Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Support Network provides guidance throughout the entire disease process. Our services include; private meetings with our team of family consultants to answer questions and help craft and implement an ongoing plan of care. Over 30 support groups and 3 educational events each month. A 24-hour helpline staffed by our family consultants. All services are provided free of charge.

Alzheimers Association
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We provide education to caregivers and persons with dementias. We offer support groups and classes.

Area Agency on Aging
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Information and referral for programs and services for persons over 60 years of age and the disabled from 18 to 59. Electric Assistance through the EHEAP program; assistance with Medicare; Access

Assisting Hands Home Care
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At Assisting Hands, our mission is to offer our clients the very finest personalized non-medical care, allowing them to live safely and comfortably in their own homes. Sometimes life's natural events--aging, illness or disability--can make living independently at home more difficult. At Assisting Hands Home Care, we understand our trained dependable caregivers and personal assistants can help overcome those challenges and make home an even better place to be. We include everything from help with personal care, dressing, medication reminders, meal preparation, shopping and light housekeeping.

Avow Hospice
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Collier County’s original and only nonprofit, independent hospice, serving the community since 1983. Avow is the largest provider of hospice services in Collier County and is quality certified by the Joint Commission. Patients served by Avow are cared for by an interdisciplinary team that includes nurses, social workers, aides and physicians. Patients and families also may access music and massage therapy and spiritual care. Patients and families members also receive grief and bereavement support. Beyond patient care, Avow offers a variety of grief support programs that are open to the community at no cost and address a variety of grief-related needs including support for those who have lost a pet.

Barrington Terrace of Naples
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We are an ECC licensed ALF offering assisted living and memory care. We're proud to be leaders in care of Alzheimer's disease and the related diseases of dementia. Our emphasis on training, educating, and hiring the best in the field has led to a proven track record of success, with improved outcomes and health for every level and walk of life. We hire the best, and invest in making them even better by providing ongoing training and education. Every Barrington Terrace staff member is equipped to provide specialist understanding and knowledge for our residents and their families.

Captel Outreach/OEI
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Provides free closed captioned telephones for individuals with hearing loss. The phone, captioning service and installation are free for everyone with verified hearing loss.

Care Club of Collier County, Inc.
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Since 1993, the Care Club of Collier County, a 501(c)3 non-profit and leading Adult Day Service (in a club-like setting) in Collier County, has been meeeting the needs of individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, dementia, memory disorders and strokes, while we provide much needed respite for their Caregivers. Our's is a proactive program that engages members socially, emotionally, physically and mentally. We are the first line of defense in memory care and a cost-containment option given the long term nature of caring for individuals with a dementia diagnosis.

Care Right Inc
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Family senior advisor; help families pro-actively plan ahead before the medical crisis, crisis, pair families with community resources, client advocacy and family focus.

Colleen Gross
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Independent Professional

Collier Area Transit (CAT)
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Collier Area Transit is Collier County's Public Transportation System that provides 19 fixed routes throughout the community 7 days a weeks. The hours of operations are from 3:45 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. The system also provides a complementary door-to-door service to individuals who do not have access to any other means of transportation.

Collier County Bureau of Emergecy services
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Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services (BES), is comprised of all county-managed emergency services departments. The BES is committed to the public safety through emergency preparedness's and response, as well as public awareness and training. If you or a loved one needs medical or special support during an emergency pre-register with us at CollierFM.org.

Collier County Services for Seniors
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Lead case management agency in Collier County. Coordinate in home services, adult day care, facility respite and community resources to seniors and their caregivers. Oversee 4 congregate meal sites and Collier County home delivered meal program.

Collier County Sheriff's Office
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The Senior Advocacy unit of the Collier County Sheriff's Office is a specialized unit whose goal is to help create a safe community for our aging population. Unit members provide crime prevention education, assist the elderly who have been victims of crime, and provide referrals to community partners and outside resources. The unit also coordinates the county's Project Lifesaver program for autistic person and dementia patients who may wander. Citizens can also obtain the File of Life through our office. File of Life is a way to provide important medical information to first responders in an emergency.

Comfort Keepers
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Comfort Keepers home care services enhance aging in place. We allow seniors to maintain their independence and control through our gentle approach called Interactive Caregiving.
Every team member is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others.
All Comfort Keepers pass extensive background checks.

Connections for a Cause
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Helping organizations seek grant funding for program expansion and/or research. Services include program development planning; collaborative partner exploration; grant search, selection and application; program evaluation and reporting.

Dementia Frontline, LLC
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Dementia Frontline is a no-nonsense on-line support resource for caregivers caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other memory disorders. The purpose of Dementia Frontline is to offer caregivers ideas, options and opportunities, along with a sense of realistic accountability (to those they care for and primarily themselves) in the face of dementia. This perspective comes from a two-time dementia caregiver who has been on the frontline, in one way or another, for over 15 years.

Florida Department of Health in Collier County
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The Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is a dynamic department that provides public health programs and services focused on preventing communicable, infectious, and chronic diseases as we work to promote and protect the health of our community. Essential public health services are provided at three sites; the main office is located in the government complex in Naples, a satellite office is located in Immokalee, and a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office is located in Golden Gate City.

Full Circle Communities
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Goodlette Arms apartments wants residents to achieve maximum mental and physical health. The mobility provides daily van trips to malls, medical centers and other destinations. We provide contact with local health providers to schedule regular check ups. The more social interaction the less isolation which leads to a better state of mind.

Golden Care
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Golden Care is Southwest Florida's Premium Home Care Agency. Golden Care is a company where the genuine care and comfort of our clients is our highest mission. We pledge to provide the finest level of home care to our clients. The Golden Care experience enhances the quality of life of our clients, instills well-being, and fulfills even the unexpressed wishes and needs of our clients.

For a FREE In-home consultation please call Adam Corcoran at (732) 300-4758.

A Licensed Home Health Agency
Home Health Agency License 29994207

Grace Advisory Group
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Health Insuurnace services- retirement planning and estate planning.

Grace Companion Care
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This is a licensed, insured and bonded homemaker/ companion agency. We specialize in providing non- medical in home assistance to seniors including grocery shopping, errands, cooking transportation to appointments, companionship, laundry, and light house keeping.

Greater Naples Leadership
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The mission of GNL is to provide proven community leaders with a unique opportunity to learn first hand about the issues in needs in our area and we have a powerful resource in our membership with broad and indepth knowledge in many fields that stand ready to volunteer and assist organizations in the community.

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a USDA program that provides a monthly kit of nutritious food to eligible low-income seniors in Collier, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties. Interested applicants must be at least 60 years old and must have a gross income at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. CSFP is currently operating at full capacity but applications are continuously accepted for a waiting list.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes food to more than 150 partner agencies in southwest Florida to work toward the mission of fighting hunger.

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
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The Healthcare Network of Southwest FL provides integrated primary healthcare to individuals of all ages in Collier County, regardless of a patients ability to pay. In addition to our 19 physical locations we also operate two mobile health units, allowing us to treat patients with mobility or transportation issues in a location convenient for them.

Jennifer Benson
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Independent Professional

JFCS of Southwest Florida and the Naples Senior Center
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JFCS of Southwest Florida is a non-sectarian organization dedicated to meeting the human service needs of Collier and southern Lee counties. JFCS provides dementia respite support groups, geriatric case management, mental health services, homeless veterans’ services, volunteer services, a food pantry and the Naples Senior Center (the first-ever in Collier County) which offers a wide array of socialization programs for independent seniors. Activities include art, exercise classes, cards, discussion groups, education programs, computer classes, movies and a weekly hot lunch and entertainment.

Lasting Links LLC
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Estate Planning, fiduciary responsibilities, trust and estate administration.

League of Women Voters of Collier County
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LWVCC is a nonpartisian political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy. We are organized at three levels: local (grassroots), and state and national boards. Our goal is to empower citizens to take an active role in shaping better communities worldwide.

Mark Hahn, MSW
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Independent Professional

Mederi Caretenders
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We are Senior advocates committed to providing health care that looks beyond the obvious needs of our seniors enabling them to live in their homes as long as possible. We provide skilled services under the Medicare benefit that includes: nursing physical therapy

Moorings Park Home Health
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Moorings Park Community Health and Home Health Agency

From skilled nursing and life care management programs to dedicated VIP personal assistance and private duty services, we pride ourselves in providing professional and compassionate care to each person we serve. Moorings Park Community Health and Home Health Agency offers Simply the Best® services to individuals and families that live in Collier and Southern Lee Counties.

NABOR Governmental Issues
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Work with local and state government to provide affordable housing for the community.

NCH Healthcare System--Brookdale Geriatric Center
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The Brookdale Geriatric Center was launched in 2015 and will become the epicenter for specialized geriatric services for the region inclusive of educational outreach for the elderly and their caregivers. Development strategies include initiatives for advancing professional practice & specialization, recruitment of geriatric specialists—including physicians and nurse practitioners, programming related to geriatric assessment, research & technology applications, patient/family education & support, as well as linkages with community-based providers.

NCH Physician Group
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NCH Physician Group compliments the NCH Healthcare System providing primary and specialty care ensuring patients have appropriate and timely care through the healthcare continuum.

North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District
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North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District is an independent fire district that provides all hazards response to residents of the North Naples and Big Corkscrew service delivery areas.

Osterhout & McKinney, P.A.
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Founded in 1990, the law firm of Osterhout & McKinney is committed to providing legal services to the elderly of Southwest Florida, to assist them in protecting their assets, preserving their independence, and maintaining their security as they confront the concerns of aging and illness.

PANIRA Healthcare Clinic
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PANIRA Clinic is a community-based WALK-IN clinic that provides medical services to all individuals, particularly the low income, uninsured and unemployed. We treat children and adults. We accept Medicare, Cigna, soon Medicaid and other private insurances. Sliding fee is available.

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida (PASFI)
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To promote quality of life for persons with Parkinson Disease and their care partners. We serve as an advocate for the Parkinson community in Southwest Florida. Our goal is to promote and deliver vital services and resources. We address the physical, emotional and social aspects of the disease through support groups for parkinsonians and their care partners, movement classes, educational programs. Our programs and services are free of charge.

Senior Friendship Health Center
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Since 1985, The Senior Friendship Health Center has served low-income older adults, 50 and over in Collier County. Our nationally acclaimed medical and dental program is staffed by volunteer retired physicians, dentists and nurses. Each year, lives are changed – even saved – because of the wonderful care they receive from our volunteers. January 2016, we formed a collaboration with the Healthcare Network of SW Florida. We share space in our current location at Stanford Square with the goal of providing care to a greater number of patients.

Senior Housing Solutions
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Senior Housing Solutions provides a free personal assisted living and memory care referral services to our clients. We have over 30 years' experience in the senior housing business and use our knowledge and expertise to find the right 'solution' for someone. We are locally owned and operated and proudly serve both Collier and Lee counties since 2008.

Shelley Gebar
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Step Smart Collier, Inc.
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The mission of Step Smart Collier is to reduce falls among Collier County seniors that result in injury, disability or death.

The Art and Science of Successful Planning
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Holistic comprehensive finical planning practice devoted to seniors. In addition to traditional, risk management, estate planning, asset management and insurances; as a value add to our clients we offer public benefit consulting; providing hands on guidance to assist them through the maze of bureaucracy within the systems of Medicaid.

VITAS Healthcare
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VITAS has cared for patients with advanced illnesses and their families since 1978. A Medicare-certified hospice, VITAS provides a full scope of hospice and palliative services to support patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and medical equipment, medications and supplies to address their terminal illness. VITAS’ interdisciplinary teams of hospice professionals care for patients wherever they call home—a private residence, assisted living community or nursing home. VITAS operates 44 programs in 16 states. The Collier office serves families in Naples, Immokalee and Marco Island.