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    The Office of Community Services serves as an information and advocacy conduit for our community’s elder residents. Our referral process connects elder residents with a variety of community-based services including:

    • Housing
    • Rent Assistance
    • Utility Assistance
    • Independent Living Supports
    • Entitlement Access
    • Food (including delivered meals and/or food vouchers)
    Transportation (including Golden Passport)
    Telephone Reassurance Program
    Senior Community Service Employment Program
    • Senior Centers
    • Congregate Meal Sites
    Special Needs Registry

    For a community-based directory for Elder Services, please visit the Alliance for Aging 
    . For assistance in locating an assisted living facility, please visit the ALF locator.

    The Office of Community Services publishes a bi-monthly newsletter titled Miami Beach Sceniors featuring healthy habit tips, trivia, recipes, succeeding seniors in our community, Medicare information, and pertinent events. Download the latest newsletter by clicking here or sign up

    For a look at our residents and their activities at centers throughout the City, please check out our photo gallery.

     

     Miami-Dade County Special Needs Registry
    The Office of Community Services ensures that elders with special needs are enrolled in the County's People with Special Needs and Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (PSN/EEAP). This program is specifically for those individuals who live alone or with their families, and not in a managed care facility such as an assisted living facility (ALF) or nursing home.

    When disasters occur, people need to evacuate their homes quickly to get to a safe location. Due to their medical or other conditions, some Miami-Dade County residents will need assistance to do this. The PSN/EEAP has been developed for County residents who need help when an emergency evacuation is necessary.

    Upon qualifying for the program, a letter of confirmation will be mailed to the special needs client and it will identify the shelter location. The Special Needs Evacuation Centers (SNECs) are staffed with medical personnel from the Department of Health and/or Jackson Memorial Hospital nursing staff. Registration is made possible by visiting their website

     Performance Data
    The Office of Community Services publishes its monthly service numbers. See below for the month of February 2014:

      October   YTD
    Clients  40   192
    Referrals  56   264
    Home Visits  1   8
    Rent Assistance Provided  2   3
    Community Presentations    0   1
    Trainings  0   2
    Outreach Events  0   4
    Meal Site Visits  3   10
    Meetings  1   7

     

     

 
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