Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of seniors by maintaining their independence and dignity.
Seniors First offers the choice, hope and quality care needed for senior independent living.
Founded in 1966, Seniors First, Inc. has grown from a small information and referral agency to become the largest social services organization in Greater Orlando providing direct service to our community’s vulnerable elderly. Programs that help older Americans live independently in their own homes have not kept pace with the needs. Without home care and community based assistance, seniors are left with one choice – giving up their home and independence. When seniors remain at home, out of hospitals and nursing facilities, they have a better quality of life and it saves Medicare and Medicaid costs to the tax payer. It’s a win-win for our seniors and our community.
Empowering seniors to remain healthy and independent.
Our supportive services help seniors meet their daily living needs at home, which greatly impacts their health and ability to remain living independently. With community-based assistance, seniors can thrive at home where they are happiest. We are the safety net.
Seniors First offers a vital support system for vulnerable elderly with limited options who would otherwise not have access to or be able to afford services. Any Orange or Seminole County resident age 60 years and older may be eligible for our services. Eligibility requirements vary by program, and some programs require a professional in-home assessment.
Our waiting list.
Seniors First has been able to maintain a consistent program of services for over 50 years. But the needs in our community far outweigh available resources. Federal and state funding alone does not get the job done. Seniors First leverages private contributions to provide services to more seniors, which enables us to reduce our waiting list.
The need is growing.
The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to more than double over the next three decades. Seniors First knows this is not just a problem in other cities, this issue is on our doorstep as well. As such, the scope of our work will continually expand to meet the needs of these older residents. With local, state and federal government funding, personal donations, grants and fundraising strategies, Seniors First offers a variety of services to help our clients get the assistance they need to maintain their well-being and independent lifestyle.
- Older Americans Act–Federal Government
- Community Care for the Elderly–State of Florida
- Heart of Florida United Way
- Local City & County Governments
- Grants & Foundation Support
- Corporate & Individual Donors
- Client contributions