Substance abuse and addiction were once considered an issue that primarily affected the young, however, the elderly population is increasingly abusing alcohol, prescription medications and illicit drugs.

Elderly substance abusers face a myriad risks, including cognitive impairment, harmful medication interactions, poor nutrition, social isolation and an increased risks of falls and injuries. Alcohol and drug abuse is also linked to increased mortality rates and healthcare costs.

This problem is growing at such a rate that a Clinics in Geriatric Medicine article asserts that substance use disorders (SUD) will more than double in this age group. Specifically, it’s predicted that “SUD rates among people older than 50 years are projected to increase from about 2.8 million in 2006 to 5.7 million in 2020.”

With these rising numbers comes an increased need for specialized substance abuse treatment. One scientific review comments on this, noting that “The number of elders requiring treatment for substance abuse is also expected to rise dramatically in the coming years and will double by 2020.”

Our mission is to educate as many people as possible by providing informational resources that increase understanding and awareness of addiction—a disease that unfortunately affects those within the 65+ community. Research suggests that substance use is an emerging public health issue among the nation's older adults.

We hope that the information we provide can help seniors and their loved ones become aware of this, and help them find treatment.

If you or a loved one is in need of help, please visit Or by calling 1-888-966-8973.



Phone 1-888-966-8973
Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Our mission is to eliminate alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

On the site you will be able to find useful information such as:

  • What is Alzheimer's Disease
  • Know the 10 signs
  • The difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Treatments
  • Approaching Memory Loss Concerns
  • And much much more
work 800-272-3900
Aventail Wealth Management LLC.

Aventail Wealth Management LLC.

Aventail Wealth Management is a Florida registered investment advisory firm (RIA).  RIAs are fiduciaries and therefore held to the highest level of care to do what is in the “best interest” of their clients.  The firm consists of local financial professionals that seek to understand their clients unique goals and circumstances to then find the solutions that meet those needs.

They specialize in:

  • Serving as corporate trustee
  • Holistic financial planning
  • Active money management
  • Estate settlement
  • Educating clients and the community

Aventail has chosen one of the most trusted financial custodian’s in the world, Charles Schwab.  This combination delivers the desirable protection of a major institution while simultaneously maintaining the high level of service of a local boutique financial advisory firm.  Aventail Wealth Management’s mission statement is to partner with families to help them find and maintain a lifetime of financial peace of mind.

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Address: 353 Ave. C SW, Winter Haven, FL  33880

Phone (863) 333-1927
Beltone Hearing Aid Center

It's amazing how as people we all look different - eyes, hair, nose, skin, and ears. All our voices sound different; we also see, smell, and hear differently. When it applies to hearing, each one of us has a unique hearing range; some of us can hear higher or lower ranges of sound while others cannot. Therefore, as individuals, you need to have your hearing tested so we can prescribe the best and latest hearing aid technology. Come in and hear what you've been missing. There is no cost for this free consultation. For more information please visit our website.

Address 102 Patterson Rd., Haines City, FL 33844
Phone 863-421-4415
Care Patrol

CarePatrol was founded in 1994 with a mission to give seniors and their families a less stressful and easier way to find safer senior care choices for their loved ones.

We are a free senior housing placement service that helps families find independent living, assisted living, memory care and in-home care options. We assess client’s care level needs, financial needs and general preferred locations to recommend the best and safest care options.

Unlike most referral agencies you find online, our Senior Care Advisors aren’t a voice on the phone during a one-time call. CarePatrol Advisors personally meet with all of our clients to gain a full understanding of their needs – and that is just the beginning. Our Advisors then personally identify the most appropriate communities and accompany each family as they tour. After the tours, we help each family navigate the often-difficult decision-making process.

CarePatrol’s innovative, caring and unprecedented approach to clients looking for long-term care has positioned our company as a pioneer in the senior industry.


If you or your loved one are in need of finding placement please call Lacey Gardner at 863-640-5151.



Address 2161 Hwy 540A East Suite 223, Lakeland, FL 33813
Phone 863-608-9496

Freedom from addiction can move your life forward in powerful ways. Better health, stronger relationships, steady employment and living with purpose – these are among the rewards of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Our goal at is to help people reclaim their lives. It takes courage to get help for a substance abuse disorder, and addiction is not easy to overcome – especially alone.

Talk with us in confidence about what you’re going through. Or let us help your loved ones. Our professional, compassionate addiction counselors are available 24/7 to help you find the right care. That includes the latest, evidence-based treatment approaches and aftercare programs that give you the best chance for real recovery.

We provide free information to acclaimed rehab centers nationwide, and a wealth of resources on relapse and recovery.


You can contact them at 877-752-6506, or check the website at

Phone 877-752-6506
Guardian Trust

Guardian Trust is happy to be celebrating fifteen years of service to the families and professionals that we serve.
Having identified the need for professional, responsive and "client centered" trust administration, the Guardian Pooled Trust was established in 2002. Since then we have broadened our scope of trustee services to include individual (d)(4)(A) trusts, third-party special needs trusts, and most recently, all other types of trusts, including discretionary or spendthrift trusts.

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Address 901 Chestnut Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone 800-669-2499
Phone (727) 210-1185
Lake Morton Plaza

Experience urban senior living at its finest. At Lake Morton Plaza, our lifestyle is sure to make you say WOW! Located only an hour from Orlando, you’ll find everything you need to live an active, engaging and vibrant life. Close to shopping and attractions while still providing opportunities to relax and take in the scenery, there’s something fun to do each day, with the added bonus of knowing care is available if it’s needed. Come experience our inspiring lifestyle and see why we’re making seniors and their families say WOW!

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Address 400 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone 863-683-1000
Marion Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory

It is the mission of Marion Nelson Funeral Home to facilitate meaningful ways for families to grieve their loss and celebrate the memories of their loved ones. We will do this by providing information, options, and guidance with the highest level of competence, courtesy and compassion. We will provide respectful and affordable funeral, cremation and memorialization services in a comfortable environment, always striving to exceed the expectations of each family we serve. We will be the market leader in the facilitation and creation of meaningful funeral experiences.

CEO & Licensed Funeral Director – J. Barrett Nelson

COO & Licensed Funeral Director – Danny Gill.

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Address 454 S Buckmoore road, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Phone 863-676-2541
Nurse on Call Home Health Services

When you have healthcare needs at home, Nurse On Call is an excellent option. Our professionals include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and rehabilitation therapists trained to help you get back to your normal life as quickly as possible. We offer a full range of individualized services and options to keep you healthy and lower your chances of hospital readmission. Our focus is to keep you on the path to recovery and wellness, not back to the hospital.

With physical and occupational therapy, skilled nursing and more, Nurse On Call provides all the care you need in the comfort of your own home.

Contact your local Nurse On Call representative today to schedule a free assessment.

Address 203 Ave A NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Organized Haven

Don't Know Where To Start?

Let Me and My Team Help You!
​Full Organizational Services...
​For Anywhere in Your Home or Office &
For Anyone Overwhelmed with Clutter.
*Estate Clearing
*Packing and Unpacking
*Paper Organizing
​*Senior Move Management
​*Space Planning

Is Your Home or Office Cluttered?
Are You Needing to Downsize?
Do You or a Loved One Need a Senior Move Manager®? 

Each of us go through transitions in life. Some are harder than others. For most, those transitions cause a disruption in our daily activities and our lives as we once lived them.
If you or someone you know is going through a major transition in life, and you need professional assistance in getting decluttered, downsizing, or managing a senior move, call us now to create your Organized Haven!
​Whether big or small, my team and I can help you get through your transition quickly, efficiently, and professionally. 

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Address 635 First St. S. Suite 4, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone 863-268-4041
Palm Garden of Winter Haven

Palm Garden of Winter Haven is committed to leading in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation arena. Our unique team approach, dedicated teams with years of experience, and passion truly make a difference. It is our privilege to continue to serve our patients and residents delivering enhanced clinical services, innovative therapy and compassionate healthcare. 

Whether you are in need of a short-term or long-term care solution, our goal is to accelerate your pathway to recovery within a compassionate environment.

Quick Facts

  • We are a 4 star Medicare/Medicaid rated facility
  • We have updated our landscaping and have put in a new outdoor therapy garden
  • We have new up to date therapy equipment including new HUR equipment
  • We have been proudly serving our community for over 25 years

Address 1120 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Phone 863-293-3100
Savannah Court of Lake Wales

Lake Wales senior living is at its best at Savannah Court, an intimate community offering individualized support and services to each resident. Everyone who visits the residence feels welcome the moment they enter the front door. The associates offer a feeling of warmth and charm and are always happy to greet family members and guests of the residents. As you enter the lobby you are immediately looking through French doors and sun filled windows that lead to a large screened porch.

The Level of Care provided include the following:

  • Memory Care
  • Assisted Living/Personal Care
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Day Service
  • Independent Living

To find out more please visit thier website here:  Savannah Court

Address 12 East Grove Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853
Phone 863-679-8246
Senior Guidance

Senior Guidance provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options including assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities and all other long-term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia. There are many locations within Polk County, please visit the webiste for more information.

Phone 1-888-895-1295
Small & Simple Acts of Art

Whether you're dealing with chronic illness, cancer, disability, or simply need a quiet place to refocus your life - we're here for you. We provide all of the supplies, and you come ready to find out what meets your needs. We can see you in our office or at your home by appointment only.  Please call for a free phone consultation.

Small and Simple Acts of Art is based on the Arts in Medicine/Art for Community Health approach used at the University of Florida Shands Hospital, the Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Address 109 North Franklin St, Sebring, FL 33870
Phone 863-414-4439
Social Work Consultant Services

Here at Social Work Consultants Services, we are committed to a single goal. We are a private organization dedicated to help those in need overcome challanges, while developing meaningful relationships with them.

We strive to do it all here at Social Work Consultant Services. Our Social Services Organization provides a dynamic work environment where deadlines are met and goals are not only met, but they exceed. We work on many exciting initatives to improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the work we do. Learn about our exciting initiatives, and what we are working on every day in order to promote change. 

If you need help with Mental Health, Behavorial Health or Therapeutic Services please give them a call or visit thier website at

Address 420 Marklen Loop, Polk City, FL 33868
Phone 917-783-1406
Sunshine Home and Companion Care

Sunshine Home and Companion Care helps with meal prep/meal plan, non-medical senior home care, light duty housework, and transportation. We also educate seniors with phone/online scams and what to avoid. We educate on benefit programs that they may be eligible for food, medication, home upgrades, home safety, ease of daily living activities and so much more! Call Sandie for more information.

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Address 410 Thomas Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone 863-944-3349
The Estates at Carpenters

For over 30 years, The Estates at Carpenters has provided an uncompromised retirement lifestyle to Lakeland seniors. Here, residents replace the hassles and worries of homeownership with the dynamic retirement lifestyle they deserve. The Estates has been perfectly planned for a carefree and confident retirement. As a Life Plan Community, The Estates offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation therapies on site.

Address 1001 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone (863) 858-3847
The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village is a rehabilitation facility providing expert recovery for adults. Treatment programs include drug and alcohol dependence, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Providing Florida’s highest level of care, residence opportunities include inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.​ For more information follow the link to our website.

Address 633 Umatilla Blvd, Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone 1-844-229-2468
We Elderly Care, Inc.

We Elderly Care, Inc. is a Home Health Care Company and a Home Medical Equipment Company. Since 1996, we serve Polk, Highlands, Hardee, and parts of Osceola counties. We are a Nurse Registry that provides in home care givers, who are licensed, and have their own professional liability insurance. We are licensed by the state of Florida and are bonded.

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Address 214 E Stuart Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Phone 863-676-1120