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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

LAURA GARRETT Executive Vice President

Laura has been with the agency since 2002. She oversees financial operations and is responsible for managing the agency’s grants. Under her financial leadership, the agency has maintained a solid reputation throughout the community as good stewards of the funds entrusted to them. Laura serves as the agency’s primary grant writer receiving several coveted grants on behalf of the agency; including the Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100 grant in 2013 and International Paper Foundation Grant 2011-2015.

Laura spent seven years in restaurant management after moving to Florida in 1995 and just prior to coming to Council on Aging, Laura completed two years as a certified business analyst at the University of West Florida Small Development Center while working on her MBA.

Laura is active in the community, serving as a United Way loaned executive, Florida Respite Coalition board member and Milton High School Soccer Booster treasurer. She has also volunteered as manager for the Futbol Club of Santa Rosa Boys Revolution Select soccer team from U-12 through U-18. Laura graduated from Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) in 2007. She served two subsequent years on the LEAP planning committee coordinating community service days for incoming LeaP classes.

Laura has an undergraduate degree from Belhaven College in Mississippi and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Florida. After graduating from Belhaven, she worked several years as an assistant to a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

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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Coming of Age Magazine is the only senior - oriented lifestyle publication in Northwest Florida. Locally produced and published in Pensacola, Florida by Council on Aging of West Florida in partnership with Ballinger Publishing.

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