Friday, July 1, 2011

Cancer Connections

Join Caner Connections on July 27th at Hope Lodge in Gainesville for a presentation by Shine and Elder Options. For more information or to RSVP, please reply to

SHINE and the programs of ELDER OPTIONS are dedicated to empowering patients, families and caregivers to make informed decisions about aging in place, healthy aging and about Medicare/Medicaid health insurance options by offering free and unbiased individual counseling, group presentations, evidence-based community education and the ELDER HELPLINE.
ELDER OPTIONS is the Mid Florida Area Agency on Aging and has many resources to help elderly, low income or disabled cancer patients and other seniors:
·         Disability programs and services
·         Transportation
·         Meal programs
·         Legal assistance
·         Caregiver support
·         Consumer issues
·         Subsidized housing
·         Emergency resources
·         Financial assistance

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is the statewide, volunteer program of the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs offering free counseling and assistance on Medicare/Medicaid, supplemental insurance, long term care planning, prescription drug assistance plans, Medicare fraud, and more.