South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) will host “Aging In: Health & Social Responsibility,” a virtual roundtable, February 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. From COVID-19 and into the future, local and state leaders will discuss healthcare for older Americans and how community organizations can best support their needs. Distinguished healthcare panelists will include the Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, the Professor of Infectious Disease at Florida International University Dr. Aileen Maria Marty and the CEO of Holy Cross Health Mark Doyle, joined by the CEO of SoFIA Nikki Austin-Shipp. Registration is free. To attend, visit thesofia.org/events. For more information about SoFIA, visit thesofia.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-484-7117, ext. 111.
A non-profit think and act tank, the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) creates and delivers socio-economic support programs for South Florida seniors that can also serve as a model for other communities with aging populations. For more than 50 years, SoFIA has provided innovative services tailored to meet seniors’ caregiving and respite, civic engagement and economic security needs. This past year, SoFIA’s 500 experienced senior volunteers provided over a quarter of a million hours to serve nearly 2,000 residents including: veterans who received the mentoring of fellow veterans; seniors, disabled adults and caregivers who were enabled to live independently through caregiving and companionship programs; children in underserved communities that saw a 90 percent improvement in literacy skills through the Foster Grandparent program; and over 250 seniors graduated from SoFIA’s technology courses. Visit www.theSoFIA.org for more information.