National Senior Independence Month

In honor of National Senior Independence Month, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis pays tribute to Florida’s seniors, a generation that has made valuable contributions to their families, their communities and society. Independence is an important aspect for all ages, but especially for seniors. Seniors are taking charge of their independence and advocating for their fellow seniors. A part of independence includes financial independence. CFO Patronis works continually to protect seniors’ finances from individuals that plot to scam and defraud them. To learn more about programs designed to protect seniors, please visit www.MyFloridaCFO.com/OnGuard.


Stop Adult Financial Exploitation

The Florida Department of Financial Services launched Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) as part the On Guard for Seniors initiative. Be Scam Smart workshops are open to seniors, their family and caregivers to help inform, empower, and protect Florida’s seniors from financial scams and fraud.  If you want to make sure your savings are protected, register for this workshop and get a better understanding of how scam artists and scams work.

Be Scam Smart by learning more about:

  • How to Spot Fraudulent Behavior
  • Common Scams that Target Seniors
  • How to Fight Identity Theft
  • Resources to Keep You Safe

Find out more in the About Us section or Register for an upcoming event.

Download and share this flyer with those who may be interested in Operation S.A.F.E. or hosting a workshop.

Click here to Request a Workshop in your area. Workshops are available in English and Spanish.



New Medicare Card InformationMedicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 – April 2019. Your card will have a new Medicare Number instead of a Social Security Number.

Make sure your mailing address is up to date so you get your new card. Visit ssa.gov/myaccount or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY:1-800-325-0778) to correct your mailing address.

Visit Medicare.gov for the latest updates.

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