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Quote: Meals on Wheels are such a blessing to me. I appreciate everyone who helps make them possible – Juanita, Milton Quote: I don't have to worry anymore and Bill loves it. There couldn’t be a better place – for both of us. – Ursula, Pensacola Quote: There is no escaping aging issues. No one and no family is immune. If you or your family have not been affected, you will. Please give generously. C. Flack and Kathleen, Gulf Breeze Quote: I love being a Foster Grandparent. I almost fall to the ground every morning from the kids hugging me. - Queen, Pensacola Quote: Council on Aging of West Florida has been a big help to me. – Robert, Pensacola Quote: Thanks to the support groups, I know what is coming. Before, I didn’t. – Ray, Pace Quote: I volunteer with the Council on Aging of West Florida because I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping seniors, and making new friends! I feel we all need to help our senior citizens to 'pay back' what they have done for us in the past. – Ed, Pensacola


John Clark has held the position of President/CEO since 1974. Under his leadership, Council on Aging has experienced significant growth in home and community-based services to the older population of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Today the agency administers programs such as case management, senior companions, foster grandparents, Meals on Wheels, The Retreat (a licensed adult day care center), 17 senior dining sites, two rural senior centers and much more. Council on Aging serves more than 2,200 elders and their caregivers each year.

John holds numerous positions in local and state organizations including: past president of the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers; board member of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service; vice president of the Escambia/Santa Rosa Partnership for a Healthy Community; board member and secretary of the City of Pensacola Veteran’s Memorial Park Foundation; member of the Escambia County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board; member of the Escambia County United Way Directors’ Association (UWADA); and Paul Harris Fellow in the Pensacola Rotary Club. He is a former president of the Florida Council on Aging and, in 1997 and again in 2013, he received the Outstanding Florida Council on Aging member of the year award. He is a 1987 graduate of Leadership Pensacola. John was also appointed by former Governor Lawton Chiles in 1991 to serve on the original work group responsible for providing recommendations on the administrative structure for the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

John has an undergraduate degree from St. Michael’s College in Vermont and a master’s degree in counseling from Troy State University. He served five years on active duty as an officer in the Air Force.

Please help us provide seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties with the programs and services they need to live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings. These program and services, which include Meals on Wheels, adult day health care and caregiver support, enable seniors and their caregivers to face an uncertain future with the dignity they deserve.

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