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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Elder Resident Services

The Office of Community Services serves as an information and advocacy conduit for our community’s elder residents.

Our referral process connects elder residents with a variety of community-based services including: 


FREE Legal Assistance for Tenant Housing Defense

Free Legal Advice

This is your opportunity to get free legal advice on housing matters! Every Thursday Miami Beach residents can make in-person appointments to speak with a legal professional for housing issues.


Registration is recommended. Call 305-673-7491 or email housing@miamibeachfl.gov.

Office Hours

10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM – 3 PM

Free Tax Preparation

During tax season, please call 305-673-7491 for more information

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Miami-Dade County Services Available for Elder Residents

Independent Living Supports

The Disability Services and Independent Living (DSAIL) program aids Miami-Dade residents with disabilities ages 18 to 59. The program aims to assist persons with disabilities in maintaining and/or acquiring independence and autonomy at a personal level. The assistance and support provided can enhance adaptive living skills and help individuals remain at home and in the community. Learn More...

Transportation (Including Golden Passport)

Senior citizens and Social Security beneficiaries can ride Transit free with a Golden Passport EASY Card. Miami Beach residents can submit their application in person at the Miami Beach Customer Service Center.

Make an appointment online 

or call 305-673-7420.

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Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP)

The Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provides free evacuation assistance to eligible residents living in Miami-Dade County who need specialized transportation and/or sheltering or who would like to receive a wellness call after a disaster.

Register Online
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State of Florida Services Available for Elder Residents

SHINE Program

The Alliance for Aging’s SHINE Program (Serving Health Insurance Needs for the Elderly), a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist elders with their Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information.

SHINE Services are free, unbiased, and confidential.

For more information about SHINE, visit their website:


Congregate Meal Sites

Please note that these meal sites are not managed by the City of Miami Beach.

Jewish Community Services of South Florida

JCS Café at Española Way
610 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 673-6060 

Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. ("LHANC")

Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Center Council Towers South
533 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Center Rebecca Towers
200 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Office Information


Alba Tarre

Department Director
We are dedicated to being responsive to the needs of our residents by providing the highest quality of service and support while ensuring customer satisfaction with every interaction.