Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging

Hotline allows for anonymous reporting of elder abuse

Hotline allows for anonymous reporting of elder abuse

There were nearly 5,000 investigations of elder abuse in the Northwest Florida last year, including more than 2,000 in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. But without the elder abuse hotline set up through the Department of Elder Affairs, many of those cases might have gone unreported.   Read the full article in the […]

Elder abuse remains big problem in state

Elder abuse remains big problem in state

Elder abuse is a problem in America. In Florida alone last year, there were reports of more than 38,000 cases involving seniors 60 and older, including close to 3,100 (3,076) in the Northwest Region of the state. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Peoples appointed to advisory council

Peoples appointed to advisory council

Dottie Peoples retired as the executive director of the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging in 2011. She still serves on the agency’s board and was recently given another opportunity to work closely with the group, landing a spot on the Florida Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council. Read the full article in the Feb. […]