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
Over the past several weeks the Leadership Coalition on Aging has been accepting nominations for the annual LODESTAR Awards celebrating leadership in the field of health & human services–specifically, those making a difference in our community serving seniors. Today, we’re very excited to share the news of our 2018 LODESTAR nominees & awardees–congratulations! Please see the attached document honoring nominees & awardees in our four award categories. The LODESTAR award ceremony will be held during the Conference on Aging, November 14th, held at the Ispiri Community Center, Avow Campus. We have two award spots on the agenda and plans are in motion to make award presentations as follows: 10:30 AM Grassroots Civic Leader of the Year – Dr. Jaclynn Faffer Gift of Care Provider of the Year, Golden Gate Senior Center – Tatiana Fortune 12:30 PM Professional of the Year – Annalise Smith Volunteer of the Year – Hallie Devlin … Continue reading →
The Leadership Coalition Conference on Aging is an annual event intended to bring continuing education, resources, and valuable networking to area professionals who serve senior clients in some capacity. This year’s theme, “Tech Trends in Senior Care”, will offer a variety of programs related to the use of technology in the care of aging clients. For more information and to register, click here!Continue reading →