Older Adult Advocacy Taskforce

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Elevating Leadership Discourse On Aging

Mayor, Miami-Dade County

Leading up to the 2020 election, we asked then candidate Daniella Levine Cava to share her ideas and concerns about issues impacting older adults (age 60 and older). Here’s what the mayor had to say about health, transportation, housing and services for older adults:

Daniella Levine Cava
Daniella Levine Cava speaking to the camera in front of a water background

Sector leaders

 Coming soon! We are asking local leaders in the aging sector and related areas to share their thoughts on aging and older adult issues in Miami-Dade County.

What Is The Older Adult Advocacy Taskforce?

A collaboration of more than 20 experts and thought leaders working in Miami-Dade County’s aging sector that have joined forces to:

  • Explore and promote policy solutions for aging and older adult issues in Miami-Dade County
  • Raise awareness about the growing level of unmet needs among older adults (age 60 and older)
  • Serve as a resource for elected and community leaders

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United Way Leadership

As a community convener, United Way of Miami-Dade has facilitated the Older Adult Advocacy Taskforce since 2016, following the success of the Stand Up for Older Adults Forum in 2015.

The Taskforce is a complement to United Way’s broader portfolio of work focused on older adults in our community. The broader portfolio includes:

Funding for older adult services delivered by a network of community partners. Services include hot meals at senior centers as well as home-delivered meals; in-home support for bathing, dressing, and other daily activities; day care, in-home respite, and support for family caregivers; fitness and socialization, and more.

Collaborative leadership for the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative, a collective impact effort focused on making Miami-Dade more age friendly.

Implementation of the annual Golden Wishes program that honors and celebrates older adults by granting individual wishes for learning, new experiences, connecting with friends and family, and overcoming barriers.