WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
The Leadership Coalition on Aging (LCA), sponsored by Collier Senior Resources (CSR) was established in 2012 as a means for local health and human service providers to collaborate toward enriching the lives of Collier County Seniors and their caregivers. The coalition seeks to foster a community environment that promotes well-being through resource sharing, education, advocacy and community outreach.
The coalition members are local health and human service providers who:
- Meet monthly and seek new solutions to serve seniors in our community
- Host the annual Collier County Conference on Aging
- Sponsors an Empowerment Series for seniors and caregivers with programs offered throughout the year including Alzheimer’s and dementia, death and dying (advanced directives, living wills, hospice, DNR)
- Educates local candidates on senior-related issues
In 2013, the Leadership Coalition on Aging with the support of Collier Senior Resources and other local organizations sponsored the FGCU Study on Senior Needs Assessment, and hosted the inaugural Collier County Conference on Aging. Read the full Needs Assessment Report.
In the summer of 2018, we developed a Strategic Plan for our organization and announced our Empowerment Series for 2019.
CLICK HERE for our full 2018-19 Calendar of Events.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Isolated seniors are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, depression, dementia, and other complications than their peers who are surrounded by a loving, caring network of family, neighbors, and friends, according to several studies. Collier Senior Resources is helping to resolve this problem at the Golden Gate Senior Center with funding from a $50,000 Women’s Foundation grant. “This grant is going to make a significant difference,” said Messer. “In years past, we’ve given smaller amounts to different organizations. This year, we decided to give a larger grant to just one organization to be more impactful.” The grant is called UPSLIDE, which stands for: Utilizing and Promoting Social engagement for Loneliness, Isolation, and Depression in the Elderly. Senior center director Tatiana Fortune fashioned it after a similar, successful program in Tallahassee, Florida. The Tallahassee senior center “has been in existence for decades, but they saw the need to … Continue reading →
Greater Naples Leadership (GNL) has named Jim Barton as the 2020 recipient of its annual Distinguished Leadership Award in acknowledgment of his efforts as Chairman of Collier Senior Resources to establish the Golden Gate Senior Center (GGSC) in 2014, and concurrently to serve on its board, where he is also Chair. CLICK HERE to read full press releaseContinue reading →