Empowering Miami: A Vision for Age-Friendly Living

Posted on 05/16/24 by Jessyca Sosa


AARP Florida, United Way Miami, Miami-Dade County’s experts in aging and elected officials gathered at Miami-Dade College North campus on Wednesday, May 15th to learn about the issues older adults face and how laws, regulations and public policies can help our community age gracefully and with respect. Expert panelists, including Florida State Senators Ana Maria Rodriguez, Alexis Calatayud and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Raquel Regalado, focused on allowing older adults to maintain their independence as they age by addressing challenges in housing and finding solutions for affordable housing in new and innovative ways.

"Advocacy is one of United Way Miami’s core values. Through our collaborative efforts and partnerships, we have positively impacted thousands of older adults by facilitating their access to essential resources, such as in-home personal care, fitness programs and nutritious meals. Our mission strongly aligns with that of AARP, and we are delighted to contribute to raising awareness about the significance of meeting the needs of our older adult community," said Symeria Hudson, president and CEO of United Way Miami.

 “AARP Florida is proud to join United Way Miami to help inform older adults in the community on how public policies can enhance and protect their quality of life as they age,” says AARP Florida Director of Advocacy Zayne Smith. “AARP will continue to fight for necessary protections for our most vulnerable population.”


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