Ashley Marshall, Director
Office of CommunicationsThe Communications Office is responsible for educating the public about the Departmentâ€™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 Departmentâ€™s audience includes Floridaâ€™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 Departmentâ€™s Elder Update publication, an internet website and the mass media.
The Departmentâ€™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 Departmentâ€™s website. Please send submissions for publication in Elder Update to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Elder Update.
Internet users can directly access Department information on a broad range of elder-related subjects through the stateâ€™s MyFlorida.com web portal (www.myflorida.com) or directly at http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us.
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