We are a think and act tank empowering people to thrive as they age.


Our History

 

 

Over a half century of empowering people as they age

 

 

1960's:

  • 1965 - Foster Grandparent Program launched as one of the first projects of its kind in the country to match low-income older adult volunteers with children in the Broward County School Board. 

1970's:

  • 1970 - Broward County Foster Grandparent Committee, Inc. was incorporated.
  • 1978 - Name changed to Broward Grandparents

1980's:

  • 1988 - Senior Companion Program launched to match stipended low income older adult volunteers with adults having exceptional needs, developmental disabilities or other special needs for companionship. 

2000's:

  • 2003 - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) launched to bringing all three of the Senior Corps programs under one organization.
  • 2004 - Name changed to Senior Volunteer Services, Inc..
  • 2005 - Respite for Caregivers launched to have senior volunteers provide respite to family members and loved ones providing constant care for a homebound senior. 

2010's:

  • 2010 - Veterans Helping Veterans is added to the RSVP programs, supporting veterans with their individual needs.
  • 2011 - Name changed to Impact Broward
  • 2015 - 50th Anniversary celebrated
  • 2017 - Caregiver Assistance Program launched
  • 2018 - Rebranded to South Florida Institute on Aging, a new think and act tank to empower people as they age. 

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South Florida Institute on Aging

2038 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 201 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

(954) 484-7117

info@thesofia.org

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