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Aging Adults

Northeast Florida Senior

Aging carries with it both challenges and opportunities. According to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida has the highest concentration of older residents in the nation. The U.S. 65-and-older population will outnumber children for the first time in history by the year 2030.  In Northeast Florida alone, the number of residents 65+ is expected to double in the coming years and aging adults are living an average of 12 years longer than previous generations.

To better respond to the needs of this growing aging population, The Community Foundation is investing to strengthen the sector of senior-serving organizations with an emphasis on all aspects of quality of life.

  • In 2018, we provided a grant to Florida Christian Center to support their Transportation program. This enabled access to reliable transportation and additional community services for 300 residents at Florida Christian Apartments and Sundale Manor. Residents can now go to the zoo, attend workshops for seniors at the Prime Osborne Center, as well as go to the grocery store to shop for their medications and grocery needs.
  • We helped launch and continue to support The Senior Roundtable, where senior-serving organizations come together on a regular basis to strengthen collaboration, identify service opportunities and build strategic partnerships.
  • Established at the end of 2007 and endowed by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, the Senior to Senior Fund continues to assist senior citizens in Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns Counties facing short-term financial crisis. The fund is administered by ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeast Florida.

For information about our grants process, go to www.jaxcf.org/receive.

More Ways We Are Making A Difference

Jewish Family & Community Services’s Senior Food program

Norma Phillips, a member of the Florida Christian Center community cuts the ribbon on the new 14-passenger van, Grace, which is equipped with a wheel chair lift for residents who need it. The program was supported by a grant from the I.R. Bowen and the Katherine H. Bowen Fund at the Community Foundation.

Annie Mae and her daughter Laverne

The Senior Roundtable helps ensure that area organizations work together to make our community a better place for aging adults.

Annie Mae and her daughter Laverne

Annie Mae and Laverne received much needed housing assistance from the Senior to Senior Fund, which was created by J. Wayne & Delores Weaver and is administered by ElderSource.

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Jacksonville, FL 32202
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