Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in Fort Myers located at 2830 Winkler Avenue. Interim CEO, Norma Adorno, the AAASWFL team and board chair, Wendy Hayes, welcomed the community to its centrally located new space. More than 40 visitors were in attendance at the open house and enjoyed light refreshments. Safety protocols were followed including temperature checks, hand sanitizing, the wearing of masks, which were also provided, and maintaining social distancing. 
Special guest Councilman Kevin Anderson, City of Fort Myers, addressed visitors with a brief speech to inaugurate the opening.

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization that has served Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties for more than 40 years. The organization is committed to connecting older adults (ages 60 and over) and people with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity.

Through a partnership with the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, AAASWFL manages the state’s system of home and community-based care in Southwest Florida.  

More information is available by visiting the AAASWFL website ( or by calling the Elder Helpline: (866) 413-5337.

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 November 2020
Webinar Schedule

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

will be hosting virtual classes for anyone interested in learning more about Medicare!

Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period is

October 15 - December 7

Join SHINE in November as we talk about cost, coverage, and convenience. Now is the time to plan for 2021; through education and evaluation of your current coverage as well as your options for 2021, you can decide to remain with your current plan or to enroll in a new plan. 
Turning 65 or need a refresher? Our Medicare 101, Part C and Part D webinars offer an in-depth look at the different parts of Medicare and the importance of enrollment periods.

SHINE Tip of the Month: Find the Right Mix
What’s best for you?
Finding the right mix of Medicare benefits and costs with your needs and budget is important. 

You don’t have to go it alone, talk it over with a SHINE counselor. You can compare plans from the safety of your home. To schedule a SHINE counseling appointment by phone, please call the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337.

Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19.
People who are 65 and older are at high risk of having serious health complications from the flu, but getting the flu shot protects them from getting the flu and keeps them from spreading it to others. 
It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:

Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu. Learn more:
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