Area Agency on Aging celebrates 40th anniversary

AAASWFL to assist 500,000th caller to helpline during anniversary week NORTH FORT MYERS — Forty years ago, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) filed articles of incorporation to serve older adults in our region. The regional nonprofit agency became official on Sept. 12, 1978. Coincidentally, AAASWFL will reach more than one milestone […]

AAASWFL earns statewide public relations awards

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) has been honored with two statewide awards for public relations. The awards were presented Aug. 7 in Ponde Vedra Beach at the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Golden Image Awards ceremony. AAASWFL earned an Award of Distinction and a Judges’ Award for the agency’s “SHINE on” […]

AAASWFL volunteer earns statewide recognition

Mary Bartoshuk has been known for years for her tireless volunteer work across Hendry County and Southwest Florida. Now, Ms. Bartoshuk has earned statewide recognition from two powerhouse organizations in Florida’s elder community. At the annual Florida Conference on Aging, which took place in August in Tampa, Ms. Bartoshuk earned awards from the Florida Council […]

Volunteer coaches, leaders needed for health and wellness classes

GLADES & HENDRY COUNTIES — The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead health and wellness workshops across the region. AAASWFL offers workshops to assist adults age 60 and over, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers in seven counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota. Volunteers have […]