Naples is home to more than 11,000 golden agers. Besides the many obvious advantages to living in Naples – job growth, attractive setting, nice winter climate – seniors have access to a broad range of senior service programs specifically designed to assist with everything from an active social life and physical fitness to transportation and hot meals. Check out these ten Naples-area senior services to learn more about what is available for you or your loved one.
Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to providing support for alienated grandparents working toward healing relationships and reunification between grandparents, grandchildren, and parents.
Catholic Charities of Collier County offers referrals and information, water and electric assistance, mental health counseling, financial aid, rental assistance, and food through a dozen effective and established programs that benefit seniors regardless of religion or race.
Collier County Parks & Recreation’s mission is to enhance your quality of life. They provide recreational activities and green spaces that provide opportunities for community involvement and personal growth as well as a sense of ownership and belonging.
Collier County Services for Seniors is the top case management agency in the county that serves older adults that need to receive services at home to remain as independent as possible.
Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida is a non-sectarian agency offering mental health counseling, info and referrals, and social service support to families and individuals in southwest Florida.
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida has a customer-focused system for info and referrals to private and public long-term support solutions. Their services include elder abuse prevention, caregiver support, emergency home energy assistance, and more.
Alzheimer’s Support Network is a nonprofit organization formed to offer support and services to families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Their services are offered free of charge and include advocacy, information, a 24-hour hotline, special care room, caregivers resource center, wanderer’s identification program, and much more.
Collier County Public Library supplies a full complement of public library services to the county’s visitors and residents. Library cards are free, and they give you access to nearly one million newspapers, audio books, books, magazines, DVDs, and more. There is also an array of free programs and classes for older adults.
Collier County Victim & Senior Advocacy Unit is part of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and has many programs designed to improve the quality of life of retired people. They have programs that protect golden agers from exploitation, assist in crime prevention, and alert individuals of potential fraud risks.
The Division of Blind Services helps Floridians with visual impairment in both eyes to learn how to engage in daily activities and regain their independence.
If the above list fails to touch on something you were looking for, consider contacting the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Collier County Services for Seniors, or any other groups listed here for their assistance in finding resources. You can also check with the places of worship, community centers, libraries, and hospitals in your neighborhood to find other senior services.
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