Miami-Dade County Elder Affairs Advisory Board Distributes 400 Masks
MIAMI – In order to help the community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Elder Affairs Advisory Board (EAAB), under the Office of Community Advocacy, continues their mask drive for seniors. On July 20, the Board’s Program Director Katherine Bolt and Board Member Teri Busse-Arvesu who is also the Senior Advocate for Miami-Dade County Mayor's Initiative on Aging, distributed 400 masks. The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department received 200 masks and the other 200 went to South Florida Seniors in Action. Dr. Valerie Turner from the State of Florida Health Department in Miami-Dade County donated 200 masks to the Elder Affairs Advisory Board and Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson donated the other 200 masks.
The Elder Affairs Board was established by an ordinance and approved unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners. The Board’s mission is to expand the support for seniors in Miami-Dade County, while allowing them to play a more active role in the local government by crafting strategies to better meet their needs. The Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, to assist the elderly community, which makes up 16 percent of the County’s population.
The Office of Community Advocacy, under the Board of County Commissioners, oversees nine advisory boards and the Miami-Dade County Goodwill Ambassadors Program. The Office is charged with making Miami-Dade County "One Community" that embraces our diverse and unique population. Follow @AdvocacyMDC on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and follow the Elder Affairs Advisory Board on Facebook and Twitter.