Office of Communications

The Communications Office is responsible for educating the public about the Department’s programs and services. Communications staff helps ensure that all Department materials present an appropriately positive image of aging and a balanced representation of elders, including diversity in cultural distinction, geographic location and degree of frailty or wellness.

The Department’s audience includes Florida’s elders, caregivers, the general public, the media, professionals in the aging network, and other state agencies.

The Department’s bi-monthly newspaper Elder Update includes articles covering relevant topics important to Florida elders. Some 50,000 copies of Elder Update are distributed at no cost to individuals and groups within Florida who request it, and the publication is also available on the Department’s website. Please send submissions for publication in Elder Update to the editor at

Subscribe or learn more about Elder Update.

Previously known as Ambassadors for Aging Day, Florida Senior Day is an event that honors and celebrates seniors from across the state while hosting them for a day at the State Capitol to have their voices heard. Complete with live entertainment, performers, speakers, exhibitors, health screeners, a complimentary lunch, and a Town Hall meeting led by the Secretary for the Department of Elder Affairs and other state leaders, Florida Senior Day will be held January 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, or for more information, visit our page at
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