Ashley Marshall, Director
(850) 414-2142

Office of Communications

The Communications Office is responsible for educating the public about the Department’s programs and services. Communications staff helps ensure that all Department materials present an appropriately positive image of aging and a balanced representation of elders, including diversity in cultural distinction, geographic location and degree of frailty or wellness.

The Department’s audience includes Florida’s elders, caregivers, the general public, the news media, professionals in the aging network and other state agencies. To communicate to this diverse audience, the office utilizes the Department’s Elder Update publication, an internet website and the mass media.

Elder Update

The Department’s bi-monthly newspaper Elder Update includes articles covering relevant topics important to Florida elders. Some 50,000 copies of Elder Update are distributed at no cost to individuals and groups within Florida who request it, and the publication is also available on the Department’s website.

Please send submissions for publication in Elder Update to the editor at Read more about Elder Update.

Internet Website

Internet users can directly access Department information on a broad range of elder-related subjects through the state’s web portal ( or directly at
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