Fort Myers, Fla. — August 24, 2020 — Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL), a nonprofit serving older adults and adults with disabilities, is pleased to announce that beginning September 1, 2020, it will be operating from its new location at 2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33916.
From the Agency’s new office space, it will continue connecting residents of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties with local resources such as elder care, adult day care, housing assistance, home care, meals, housekeeping, legal assistance, personal care, and even volunteer opportunities.
Due to the current number of positive COVID-19 cases in the area, AAASWFL will remain closed to the public until October 1. At that time, masks will be required upon entry to the building.
For now, the Agency’s supportive specialists remain available by phone on the Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41 ELDER). AAASWFL’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In addition to the move, AAASWFL welcomes Norma Adorno as its new interim CEO, replacing Marianne Lorini who retired in July. Adorno joined the Area Agency on Aging as chief operating officer in April 2020 and will continue providing leadership and direction for the internal operations of the organization and overseeing all services and programs.
“We will now be centrally located and look forward to better serving those in our care across seven counties in southwest Florida,” states Wendy Hayes, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We are also pleased to welcome Norma to her new leadership role as interim CEO and are confident she will continue advancing our mission to assist older adults and adults with disabilities to live safely with independence and dignity.”
Adorno holds a Master of Science degree in health care science from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition, she has completed several certifications including certified just culture trainer and facilitator; certified job instructor trainer; and certified job relations trainer.
About Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida:
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is the state's designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. The organization is committed to connecting older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. More information is available at https://www.aaaswfl.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-41-ELDER.