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The 2014 Arnie Abrams Award

At the end of the February 2015 SHINE Leadership Meeting, the Department of Elder Affairs was able to celebrate the contributions of more than 526 statewide volunteers.  The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program announced Janet Mills, a Pinellas County volunteer, as the award winner for the Arnie Abrams Volunteer of the Year award.

Janet serves as a SHINE volunteer counselor and Area Coordinator for Pasco and Pinellas counties. She often does additional SHINE duties at the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc.  Read More

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.

Our Mission

The SHINE program supports the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ mission by providing free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health care choices.

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Strength in Numbers, Strength in Action!

Join us in Tallahassee for Florida Senior Day
Hosted by the Department of Elder Affairs and United Way of Florida

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Florida State Capitol
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Schedule of Events:

Tallahassee Senior Center
April 14, 2015 5:30-7:30 PM

Exhibitor Booths
April 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Town Hall Meeting
April 15, 2015 10:00 AM

Florida Senior Day Luncheon
April 15, 2015 11:15 AM

Noon Program and Media Availability
April 15, 2015 12:15 PM

April 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

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