SoFIA's mission is to improve economic and social insights and services to empower people as they age. We're grateful for Chris Farrell who wrote this recent piece about SoFIA's proposed incubator to launch businesses serving the oldest Americans, mostly by creating high-tech products for them. Entrepreneurs of all ages with a product or service for the aging market will be welcome, including those 50-plus with a startup idea. Read the article here. Let us know what you think of the idea here.
Our LGBT seniors deserve equal legal protections to age with dignity – they have no time to waste, writes Peter Kaldes, president and CEO of the South Florida Institute on Aging in this piece published in the Sun Sentinel and featured below:
The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA), a non-profit dedicated to helping South Florida’s aging community thrive, recently hosted the second annual SoFIA Celebrates presented by BB&T at the W Fort Lauderdale. The evening was an opportunity to reflect on the year’s successes, honor community leaders who are making a difference in the lives of older adults and unveil new partnerships.
“This past year was a momentous one for SoFIA, beginning with the announcement of our name change and a new mission focused strategically on socioeconomic concerns for seniors,” said SoFIA President and CEO Peter Kaldes, Esq. “We unveiled a wildly successful older adult technology training program called Senior Planet and we are planning a new partnership with SAGE later this year, which will focus on the unique needs of LGBTQ elders. The outcomes of our collaborative discussions on caregiving and aging issues also are leading us to develop more robust programing for older adults. We are proud of the strides made this year and excited about SoFIA’s future course.”
Earlier we announced a unique partnership with Silvernest. Well we're excited to share that we're launching the effort today with a live website that will get you access to affordable listings in South Florida or give you an opportunity to earn extra income for part of your empty nest. Click here to start Silvernest today. Also read about why Silvernest has decided to enter the South Florida market here.
We're delighted to share highlights from SoFIA Celebrates, which honored leaders and volunteers who help empower people to thrive as they age. Couldn't make it? Watch the video and checkout the program below:
The Consumer Technology Association Foundation is a generous partner of SoFIA's. Thanks to its support, SoFIA has successfully expanded our curriculum to teach seniors how to adopt technology. Our CEO was recently invited to speak about this partnership at the Consumer Electronic Show 2019 in Las Vegas. Click below to watch the interview:
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 3, 2018) – The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) will host the Second Annual SoFIA Celebrates presented by BB&T on Friday, February 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
“So much has happened in the past year since we announced our new mission,” said SoFIA President and CEO Peter Kaldes, Esq. “SoFIA’s think and act tank has drawn national attention and we delivered programs that directly impact the social and economic needs of area seniors. SoFIA Celebrates will turn the spotlight on others in the community who are doing so much to help empower people as they age.”
Veterans, who were once trained to defend our country, are now training other Veterans on how to adopt technology. Take a look at this from CBS Miami and meet George, one of these amazing Veteran trainers:
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 3, 2018) – The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) has announced a $75,000 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation which will support the non-profit organization’s caregiving and respite initiatives.
“Through the generous support of The Jim Moran Foundation, we are tackling the epidemic of loneliness that impacts the well-being and security of so many of our seniors,” said SoFIA President and CEO Peter Kaldes, Esq. “Just recently one of our senior companions was helping a woman with her mail and discovered an eviction notice. We were able to find the legal help to save the woman’s home. This donation will have a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of hundreds of local seniors.”