Marianne Lorini
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida mourns the loss of Marianne Lorini, who recently stepped down as CEO in July. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29.

Marianne was devoted to the Southwest Florida community. She served tirelessly in her role as CEO for the past seven years and was instrumental in placing the Agency on a course that has seen meaningful growth and expansion. Her dedication as a strong and vocal advocate for older adults and those with disabilities is evident in the number of collaborative relationships she developed with those in Florida’s aging network and throughout our seven-county region.

In addition, her unwavering commitment to the Agency can be seen in the number of positive changes she implemented as CEO before retiring this summer. Marianne built a strong management team and established a momentum that will continue to impact the future of the elderly and disabled. 
Marianne is survived by her loving husband Tom.
Our hearts go out to her family and friends. 


For more information about Together Apart: Holidays at Heart, visit, and to learn more about AAASWFL, visit If you or a loved one are living with feelings of depression and loneliness this holiday season, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

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Monday, December 14 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 17 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 21 - 6:00 p.m.

December 1 - 5
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
American Occupational Therapy Association

December  1 - 7

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

December 3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
United Nations 

December 6 - 12

Handwashing Awareness Week
Henry the Hand Foundation

December 6 - 12
Influenza Vaccination Week
Centers for Disease Control

National Influenza Vaccination Week is a call to all Americans 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine if they have not already. Since COVID-19 and flu could spread simultaneously this winter, this week will serve to remind people that there is still time to get a flu vaccine to protect against flu illness and serious flu complications, such as worsening of chronic conditions or pneumonia, for example.

To honor the memory of our loved ones, Hope Hospice is hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Facebook Live.

Everyone in the community is invited to participate in this special virtual gathering that is appropriate for all faith traditions. There is no charge to attend.

Join the online event at, on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m.

 December 2020
Webinar Schedule

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

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

Medicare Open Enrollment Period
Ends December 7

Last chance! Join SHINE on Wednesday, December 2 as we talk about Part D coverage including the Open Enrollment Period.

Now is the time to make a decision 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. 

New to Medicare 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.

Register for a webinar today!

SHINE Tip of the Month:

Don’t go it alone, talk it over with a SHINE counselor.
There is only one week left to make a change for 2021, you can review and compare plans from the safety of your home. To request SHINE counseling by phone, please call the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337.
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