April 2024

FREE Fire HD Tablet Giveaway

Advantage Aging Solutions has partnered with GetSetUp

Did you know Advantage Aging Solutions provides hundreds of FREE online classes each month through their partnership with GetSetUp?

We have a new promotion that started this March for all of our registered users!! Each User who completes 15 classes over the course of two-months will be awarded a FIRE HD Tablet at no cost.

This promotion runs in two-month intervals: March and April, May and June, July and August, September and October. The 15 classes must be completed within one of those two-month time frames. Once completed, we will contact the users to let them know they qualify for the promotion and coordinate the FIRE HD Tablet giveaway.

Topics include: Fitness, Travel, Cooking, Finance and so much more! Have fun and go experience all the classes that GetSetUp has to offer!! Click Here to sign up: https://www.getsetup.io/partner/NorthFlorida

For more information on this promotion, please visit our website.

If you have further questions please reach out to our staff at Advantage Aging Solutions: Marc Moncrief at 850-488-0055.

** Only ONE tablet per person will be awarded for the duration of this promotion.

** In order to track your classes - all learners MUST register on the GetSetUp Partner link at https://www.getsetup.io/partner/NorthFlorida

New AAS Website

Check out our updated website with new features!


Advantage Aging Solutions has rolled out their new and improved website! We continue to act as your local Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center. We're still your one-stop shop for accessing Medicaid and in-home care programs, but now we offer a variety of other resources to help seniors 60 and over, adults 18 and older with disabilities and caregivers.


With hurricane season quickly approaching, be sure to check out our Disaster Preparedness page with resources on how to prepare for a disaster and where special needs shelters are located in each county. You’ll also find our new Caregiver Support and Education page has information on ways to stay connected to learning new things and loved ones. Our partnership with multiple innovative companies provides virtual programming for seniors and caregivers to help combat isolation and promote life-long learning.


Click Here or scan the QR Code to view our new website!


Senior Medicare Patrol

Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Did you know that Medicare loses approximately 60 billion dollars each year to improper claims. Whether done intentionally or in error, Medicare fraud and abuse also affects YOU. You could be a victim of fraud and not even know it. False information can end up on your medical records, leading to improper medical care later. You may even be denied services you need and deserve.

Medicare Fraud occurs when a person or company knowingly tricks Medicare. They intentionally bill Medicare to receive payment they are not entitled to. Medicare Abuse occurs when providers seek Medicare payment they don’t deserve but have not intentionally done so. Abuse can also involve billing for unsound medical practices.

Some Examples of Fraud and Abuse

  • Billing for services, supplies, or equipment that were not provided to you.
  • Calling Medicare beneficiaries and asking for your Medicare number, claiming it is needed to obtain a new Medicare card or keep your Medicare benefits.
  • Attempting to obtain your Medicare number in exchange for “free” services.
  • Billing for services that are different than what you were provided.
  • Billing for services or supplies that are not medically necessary (to get a higher payment).
  • Billing for excessive medical services and supplies.

How Your Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Can Help

Your local SMP is ready to provide you with the information you need to PROTECT yourself from Medicare fraud, error, and abuse, DETECT potential fraud, error, and abuse, and REPORT your concerns. SMPs use trained senior volunteers to help educate and empower fellow seniors in the fight against healthcare fraud. Your SMP can also assist you with your questions, concerns, or complaints about potential fraud and abuse you observe. It provides information and educational presentations, too.

To contact your local SHINE Senior Medicare Patrol Program:

Visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline 866-467-4624

SHINE provides free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health choices.

Cost savings could be yours too through the Medicare Savings Programs and the Extra Help Program.

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