Polk Senior Games is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), corporation that presents an annual two-week series of Olympic-style sports and games for men and women 50 years of age and over. The Games begin on the last Saturday of February. The Games inspire an active lifestyle, combine an interest in sports and games with fun and fellowship, promote a positive image of seniors and recognize their efforts and achievements, and encourage volunteerism. The Games attract nearly 2,500 men and women with a variety of skills – the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, the late bloomer, and the physically challenged.
RSVP Polk engages people 55 and better in volunteer service to meet community needs and provides a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.
Leading Through Experience! You have gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.
RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, community and service organizations, and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs.
RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of volunteers with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental accident insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.
An ombudsman is an advocate for people who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.
We are a State agency, under the Department of Elder Affairs. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents by advocating for and protecting their health, safety, welfare and rights.
ALL services are confidential and free of charge.
Non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises money from CPR courses for the lay person or healthcare professional in order to provide outreach work in the community focused on drowning prevention and AED education.
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Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade. Established in 1983, the primary goal of VISTE is to enable frail elderly persons to continue living independently and safely in their own home. Learn more about us or get in touch if you want to volunteer.
VISTE is a volunteer-driven organization that is successful because of the schools, churches, civic groups, local corporations, and individuals that help us. Though a small VISTE staff oversees program services offered to our clients, our dedicated volunteers perform the majority of the work.
The frail elderly are the fastest growing age group in the U.S.A. People are living longer and are often financially unprepared to do so. On a fixed income, we provide the elderly with food and other resources. VISTE is here to help.
VISTE receives funds from the United Way of Central Florida, the City of Lakeland, the City of Bartow, the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, through individuals, businesses, and various foundations.
Our Mission is to create a collective impact by bringing Lakeland’s Vision of an Age Friendly Community to Life!
Age Friendly Lakeland’s goal is to facilitate conversations relevant to the AARP 8 domains of livability with non-profit, for-profit organizations, businesses, residents, and city leaders.
Our hope is to maximize opportunities for seniors to be active, healthy and engaged with their neighbors by connecting them with the available resources, each other, and their community. Our committee and leadership teams will focus on identifying the current needs and working to supporting existing efforts that currently exist within the community.
Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center is a referral hub which provides information for seniors and their families. Rath Center also provides senior services which include support groups, Medicare information (SHINE) and lifelong learning. Senior Scholars provides classes in computers, Spanish, Italian, Life Writing, History, Anthropology, Biology and more!
Senior Connection Center is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to help older adults and persons with disabilities live with independence and dignity.