Community ALLIES Honored for Work with Broward Seniors


Percentage of Broward County population 65 and older

Florida has the highest concentration of older residents in the U.S. In Broward, adults 65 and older make up 22.5% of county population — nearly 430,000 residents.

For the past six years, Memorial ALLIES — or Adults Living Life Independently, Educated & Safe — has been addressing the challenges that some of these seniors face in maintaining their independence and overall health while aging in place. To date, the program has helped more than 300 seniors, with 99% of participants remaining independent one year after completing the program.

In July 2021, ALLIES was recognized by the American Hospital Association with the Dick Davidson NOVA Award for improving the health of the community.

“ALLIES goes a long way in keeping Broward seniors happy, joyous and independent. It became lifesaving during the pandemic and continues to fill a void,” says Tim Curtin, Executive Director for Community Services.

In partnership with the city of Hollywood, ALLIES is a no-cost program that offers case management services, strategic home safety measures and preventive education. During the pandemic, the program became a lifeline for seniors and delivered supplies, information and mobile phones to help keep them safe and connected. Once vaccines rolled out, the staff helped them register online to get vaccinated.

Fiscal Year 2022