The Brevard County Commission on Aging was established in 2001 to address the ongoing needs of our aging population through a collaborative, coordinated effort among the public and private sector, as well as interested citizens.
The resolution for the Commission on Aging was renewed on September 21, 2013.
To plan for the future of the elder population in Brevard County.
To create and sustain a community that accommodates, supports, and values aging.
Needs and Concerns of Elderly Citizens
The Brevard Commission on Aging strives to be a leading voice in addressing the needs and concerns of the elder citizens in Brevard County. We encourage you to explore this site and hope you will find it both informative and useful.
On March 21, 2006 the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners designated Brevard County a "Community for a Lifetime" (CFAL). The Brevard Commission on Aging in conjunction with Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department orchestrated a countywide CFAL designation. All 15 Brevard municipalities as well as 2 agencies endorsed Phase II of the Governor's initiative.
The Commission on Aging...
- Is responsible for assembling statistical data that provides a demographic analysis of the current and future population of Brevard's senior population.
- Is tasked with identifying community resources for seniors, analyzing their strengths, and identifying areas that need improvement.
- Is committed to serving as an important source of information about the state of aging in Brevard County.
- Helps facilitate long-term planning for elder care and services by the continued implementation of the Department of Elder Affairs "Communities for a Lifetime" initiative throughout Brevard County.
Why Have A Commission on Aging?
The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners is committed to planning for the future of the senior citizens in Brevard County. In support of that commitment, they adopted a resolution creating the Brevard Commission on Aging.
Approximately 25% of Brevard County's total population is 60 years of age or older. The first baby boomers turned 65 in 2011. By 2026, the population of Americans ages 65 and older will double to 71.5 million.
- By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term health care. (HIAA, "A Guide To Long-Term Care Insurance," 2002)
- As medical science increases the length of our lives, we will see a corresponding increase in the need for long-term care. Between 2007 and 2015, the number of Americans ages 85 and older is expected to increase by 40 percent.
Who Can Serve on The Commission?
- Comprised of 15 members and alternates drawn from the local business community.
- Community representatives are appointed by the organization they represent.
- Appointed in an effort to represent the geographic diversity of the county.
- Gender, race, culture, socioeconomic status, and age, shall also be considered.
- Shall be residents of Brevard County, with the only exception being representatives of an agency with no administrative offices in Brevard County.
- Each appointee shall have an interest in planning for the future of Brevard County by supporting the services and infrastructure that benefits all citizens of the county, particularly our elder citizens.
The Commission on Aging encourages the participation of individual citizens, organizations, and service providers in the planning process. It is only through a collaborative effort that a plan can be developed that will be successful in meeting the needs of our communities and our elder citizens. Various committees and task forces are appointed on an as needed basis to address issues of immediate concern.
Who may serve in a volunteer capacity on committees and task forces:
- Local service providers
- Consumers of services
- Community organizations
- Individual citizens
For more information:
Brevard Commission on Aging
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Fl - 32940
Building B, Suite - 106
Phone: (321) 633-2076 Cindy.Short@BrevardCounty.us