Council on Aging of West Florida

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Council on Aging of West Florida


Mission Leading the community in advocacy and services for the aging and those involved in their lives.
Established 1972
Location 875 Royce Street
Pensacola, FL 32503
President/CEO John B. Clark
Board officers Sue Straughn, chairwoman
Dona Usry, vice chairwoman
Janet Holley, vice chairwoman
Irvin Stallworth, secretary
Monica Sherman, treasurer
Key people Laura Garrett, executive VP
Rosa Sakalarios, VP human resources
Jeff Nall, VP marketing communications
Kenny Holt, VP social & community services

The Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to helping senior citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties live safely and independently in their own surroundings. The group's mission statement is "Leading the community in advocacy and services for the aging and those involved in their lives."

Incorporated on February 2, 1972[1] as the Escambia County Council on Aging, the organization first began a Meals on Wheels program and has grown to offer a variety of social services for its members and the community.

Programs & services[edit]

The primary services offered by the Council on Aging include:

  • Adult Day Health Care and Alzheimer's Respite Care
  • Case Management
  • Congregate Meals
  • Foster Grandparent Program
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Recreation Services
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
  • Rural Services and Senior Centers
  • Senior Companion Program
  • Senior Solutions


Every year the Council on Aging names a Volunteer of the Year and a Hall of Fame Award winner.


The Council on Aging had a total budget of $4,847,091 in 2008. Of that money, 47% came from federal sources, 40% from state funds, 10% from local private support, 2% from the United Way, and 1% from local city and county governments.

The organization produces an annual fundraising calendar called Perfectly Aged which features artistic black & white photographs of "mature" community leaders and local celebrities posing nude (though obscured).

Board of Directors, 2008-09[edit]

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