Marti Hearn, SHINE Liaison
NWFL area Agency on Aging, Inc.
NWFLAAA/ADRC has been improving the quality of life for Elders since 1979. Target population for NWFLAAA is the Elder (60+) population in four counties of NW Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okloosa, and Walton. Specific functions include: Administer allocated Federal and State funds for delivery of services to the target population; serve as access point for information and services assisting Elders, persons with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers and the Community; advocating on behalf of an aging society.
The SHINE program was established by the Federal government to Serve the Heath Insurance Needs of Elders by providing free, unbiased services to the following: Medicare Beneficiaries, Caregivers or Representatives, Health Care Professionals, Community Groups, Faith based Organizations and more. SHINE counselors are highly trained volunteers and not affiliated with any insurance company. All counseling records are strictly confidential. They are committed to helping Elders navigate the Medicare program, including answering questions about Medigap, Medicare Prescription Drug plans, Medicare claims, etc.