Resources

a Place for Mom

http://www.aplaceformom.com/saint-petersburg-senior-living-resources

The support you need to make the right choice

A Place for Mom has already helped thousands of families find peace of mind. Here’s what’s included with our free service:
Dedicated local advisor, Hand-picked list of communities to match your needs, Full details and pricing, Help scheduling tours, Move in support. There’s no cost to you. They work with over 20,000 senior living communities. Community partners pay for placement services.

Neighborly Care Network

http://www.neighborly.org/

Neighborly Care Network has been providing health and wellness programs to seniors and their families for 44 years.

They started the first federally funded Meals on Wheels program in the United States in 1968, and that same year, opened the first Adult
Day Care center in the nation.

Neighborly is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of dedicated employees and volunteers whose mission is improved health, wellness and independent living for individuals and families.

Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas

http://www.agingcarefl.org/about

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP) is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit agency serving seniors and their caregivers in Pasco and Pinellas counties in Florida since 1974. Designated by the Department of Elder Affairs as the Area Agency on Aging for Planning and Service (PSA) Area 5, the agency’s focus is on funding, advocacy, services and programs for seniors in the two-county area of west central Florida.

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. traces its origins to 1974, when the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) assumed authority for the first Area Agency on Aging to cover Pasco and Pinellas counties. From 1974 until 2000, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council operated as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Planning & Service Area (PSA) 5. In the fall of 2000, the Area Agency on Aging separated from TBRPC and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency.

Currently, the AAAPP is one of eleven Area Agencies on Aging in Florida, and there are over 600 nationwide. Each AAA is responsible for administering a network of community and in-home services for older persons within their assigned PSA.

With 387,568 persons age 60 and over (2005 Pop. projections) residing in Pasco and Pinellas counties, our planning and service area ranks as the fourth largest senior population in Florida.

The federal Older Americans Act (OAA) provides the legislative and funding basis for this system of services. In Florida, state funds are added to enhance the service network. Both federal and state funds for aging services are distributed to the AAAPP by the Department of Elder Affairs.

AAAPP policy is set by an 19 member voluntary Board of Directors. Board members represent the various communities in the two-county area. The agency is advised by an Advisory Council comprised of seniors and community representatives. The AAAPP’s Executive Director is Sally D. Gronda, who has served in this key leadership position since 1986.

Senior Helpline

http://www.agingcarefl.org/seniorHelpline/index

The Senior Helpline is a federally funded service to help seniors and caregivers gain access to services in the community. As part of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Senior Helpline staff provide information and assistance/referral over the telephone to seniors and caregivers in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. They also provide information for adults age 18 and over who have severe and persistent mental illness. Calls are answered by Area Agency on Aging staff from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Spanish speaking staff are available to take calls.

The Senior Helpline is able to provide information on government funded programs, non-profit agencies, and for-profit businesses that serve seniors in this two county area. Information is available in many areas including caregiver support, case management, in-home services, insurance counseling, legal help, meal services, nursing home and assisted living facilities, transportation, and victim advocacy. The Senior Helpline also serves as the entry point for several community programs, and refers callers to the Intake Department for triage, telephone screening, and prioritization for services.

The Senior Helpline uses the Florida Relay Service. By dialing 711 individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired can contact the Senior Helpline and receive information and assistance.

Friends of the Sunshine Center

http://sunshinecenterfriends.org/home

The Friends of the Sunshine Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity that resides at the center and acts as a fund-raising arm of the center in order to provide beyond the operational costs for which the city provides. 100% of all funds raised by the Friends goes directly to benefit the participants of the Sunshine Center.

 

The Center has a full-service Sunset Avenue Cafe that prepares fresh and healthy meals for breakfast and lunch. Activities, programs and events are scheduled throughout each day so you may plan on staying for the full day!

Senior Holistic Living

http://seniorholisticliving.com/

Senior Holistic Living is a comforting resource for caregivers who are seeking guidance, encouragement, and more balance in their life. We are a reminder that caregiving does not have to be a mindless duty . . . that it can, in fact, be a mindful opportunity for the caregiver’s own growth. Our approach honors the caregivers’ needs, allowing them to remain centered amidst both the challenges and joys of their role. We help caregivers listen to their inner voice, be authentic, and trust themselves to make the best decisions.

If you need advice or have unanswered questions, our recommended resources will be both helpful and reassuring. If you yearn to feel more connected to your feelings and thoughts but are not quite sure how to make it happen, allow us to lend a hand. And if you simply seek respite during a time of crisis, we can help you find peace. We’ll show you how to create balance and minimize stress so that you can make better and more conscious decisions.

Caregiver Hour Radio Show Podcasts

http://seniorholisticliving.com/radio-show/show-archive/

Office on Aging

http://sunshinecenterfriends.org/

The Office on Aging is a Division of the City of St. Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation Department. They are a liason office for the City’s Commission on Aging, which addresses public education, advocacy and legislative issues that improve the quality of life for seniors in St. Petersburg.

Their facilities include two designated community focal points:

  • The Sunshine Center: the first nationally accredited multi-service senior center in Florida and for which the Friends of the Sunshine Center raises funds.
  • The Enoch D. Davis Center: a multi-service family resource center; and three Adult Recreation Centers:
  • Azalea Center, Bay Vista Center and Roberts Adult Center.

All of these Centers offer programs, services and educational opportunities for St. Petersburg’s older adults.