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Elderly Affairs Committee

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The Elderly Affairs Committee was created to assist the Town with identifying the needs of the Elderly residents in Miami Lakes. The Committee focuses on the development of programs serving the elderly, such as the Senior Health and Wellness Fair, Community Forums, and Social Events.

The Elderly Affairs Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am at Miami Lakes Town Hall located at 6601 Main Street in Room 106.
Alexandra Alonso Chair
Dave Oliver Vice-Chair
Nancy Rogers Secretary
Carlos Alvarez Member
Alex Ariano Member
Gunilla Crawford Member
George Deming Member
Marie Deming  Member
Josh Dieguez Member
Arnold Edmundson  Member
Nell Edmundson  Member
Pedro Fiallo Member
Jose Garcia Member
Roberto Garcia Member
Aida McCarthy  Member
Maria Mederos Member
Mayra Poldo Member
Michael Salem Member
Sarah Suarez Member
Dottie Wix Member


*For updates on times and location please visit the Town Calendar or Town Events page.

The Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee (EAC) are excited to announce, “Jerry’s Squad,” a Hurricane Preparedness Assistance Program for seniors or disabled persons who require assistance to prepare their homes for an upcoming weather event. An initiative of Vice Mayor Lama, “Jerry’s Squad” was created in memory of longtime resident, U.S Korean War veteran, and former Elderly Affairs Committee member, Jerry Schneider. The Jerry's Squad application process is closed for the 2017 Huricane Season.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and must also apply and submit a background check form. Click here to download Volunteer Application.

For the applications or more information, contact Community Engagement and Outreach Manager, Clarisell De Cardenas at 305-364-6100 or via email at decardenasc@miamilakes-fl.gov.


The Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee will host a Senior Appreciation Golden Hero Awards Luncheon, proudly sponsored by The Graham Companies and Mount Sinai Medical Center, on Saturday, May 6th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Roberto Alonso Community Center, 16500 NW 87th Ave.

The Town extended the opportunity to the community to nominate men and women over the age of 60 who demonstrated exemplary service to others and our community, and are inspiring models of active aging for the Golden Hero Award.
The award recipients are as follows:

•Ginette Lillo, longtime instructor for the Town’s Adult Painting Class

•Mirtha Mendez, active community member former member of the Town’s Education Advisory Board and Elderly Affairs Committee, Charter Revision Commission

•Dave Oliver, Vice Chair of the Town’s Elderly Affairs Committee and founder of the Miami Lakes “Old Geezers” Softball League

•Akua Scott, youth mentor and adult etiquette instructor

•Nancy Simon, former Town Councilwoman and active community member

•Dorothy Wix, member of Town’s Elderly Affairs Committee and President of the Miami Lakes Garden Club

The Town and its Elderly Affairs Committee proudly congratulates all of our Golden Hero Award winners!

Senior Appreciation Social & Golden Heroes Award Ceremony 2017
St. Patrick's Senior Social 2017
Health & Fitness Fair 2017
Holiday Senior Social 2016
Thanksgiving Senior Social 2016
Healthy Cooking Demo 2016
Hawaiian Luau Senior Social 2016
Country Western Senior Social 2016

Sponsorship opportunities available:

Clarisell De Cardenas, Community Engagement & Outreach Manager
Phone: (305) 364-6100 ext. 1132