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The Florida Council
on Aging is
committed to serving
Florida's diverse
aging interests
through education,
and advocacy.
FCOA's Core Values

Founded in 1955, the
Florida Council on
Aging is Florida's
only statewide
representing virtually
all aging interests
and many different



2016 FCOA Legislative Agenda


2015 Final Budget Breakdown

Alz and Elder Related Funding Chart


How Does the State Budget Development Process Work?

2015 Florida Senate and House Committees & Leadership

Executive Office of the Governor & Agencies 2015 Handbook


Department of Elder Affairs

Waitlist Report For Services April 2015

Waitlist Report For Services May 2015

Waitlist Report For Services June 2015

Waitlist Report For Services July 2015

Waitlist Report For Services August 2015

Waitlist Report for Services September 2015


Who is My Legislator?
To ascertain your legislators, look at your voter registration card, which shows the numbers of your House and Senate voting districts. Alternatively, you may find this information through the web site of your County Supervisor of Elections, which can be accessed through the following link: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/contact-us/contact-elected-officials.shtml

How to Track the Progress of a Bill
To track the progress of a bill, go to Online Sunshine at: http://www.leg.state.fl.us.Click on the link to the Senate.  At the top of the page, enter the bill number and click on “Go”.  This will bring up a summary of the bill and the current actions taken on it.  From this page you can also access the full version of the bill.


FCOA Advocacy Award Winners
1995 Rep. Lars Hafner
1996 Rep. Mary Brennan
1997 Sen. Bill Bankhead & Rep.Carl Littlefield
1998 No award given
1999 Sen. Ron Silver
2000 Sen. Jack Latvala, Rep. Durell Peaden, & Rep. Nancy Argenziano
2001 Sen. John McKay
2002 Speaker Johnnie B. Byrd
2003 Rep. Carole Green
2004 Sen. Ken Pruitt & Rep. Sandra Murman
2005 Speaker Allan Bense
2006 Representative Eleanor Sobel & Senator Burt Saunders
2007 Senator Jeffrey Atwater, Senator Durell Peaden and Senator Nan Rich
2008 Representative Elaine Schwartz and Juan Zapata
2009 Speaker Larry Cretul, Senator Nan Rich & Representative Tom Anderson
2010 Senator Durell Peadon, Representative Denise Grimsley and Senator Don Gaetz
2011 Senator Mike Fasano and Representative Matt Hudson
2012 Senator Nan Rich, Senator Ronda Storms and Representative Doug Holder
2013 Speaker Will Weatherford, Senator Aaron Bean, Senator Joe Negron and Representative Hudson
2014 President Don Gaetz, Senator Denise Grimsley and Representative Kathleen Passidomo
2015 No award given

Submit your 2016 Legislative Priority Requests

Integrated LTC Information & Resource Links

The following resource links on "integrated long-term care systems" provide a wealth of information about model projects across the nation, as well as many other resources related to research and development projects and reports related to the continuum of LTC.

Interested in learning more about Assistive Living Facilities & Nursing Home advocacy? Visit www.fhca.org

Join the Florida State AARP Legislative E-mail Group

The Florida State Chapter of AARP has an Advocate Newsletter available that includes legislative alerts. To sign up for this monthly newsletter, go to http://www.aarp.org/emailnews/

Past Advocacy Brochures

2015 FCOA Advocacy Brochure

2014 FCOA Advocacy Brochure

FCOA Advocacy Brochure - 2013