Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, LEAPP, is a coalition among Lee County, Florida human service providers and agencies.

Our Vision: To promote a Lee County community where older adults live safe, valued, and dignified lives.

Our Mission: To create community partnerships that effectively promote awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

LEAPP will meet Wednesday, May 11, 2016 and October 12, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (please arrive at 8:45a.m.) at The United Way of Lee County, 7273 Concourse Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908. We recommend calling first to learn more before attending.

LEAPP members collaborate to provide services, advocacy, and support for older adults.

LEAPP Member Agencies:
Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center
Abby Services
Able Health Care Services
Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT)
Adult Protective Services – Florida Department of Children & Families
Agency on Health Care Administration – State of Florida
Arden Courts – Ft. Myers
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
American Elder Care
Bonita Fire & Rescue
Cape Coral Police Department
City of Ft. Myers – Mayor Henderson’s Office
Coastal Behavioral Health
Comfort Keepers
Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI)
Congressman Connie Mack’s Office
Cypress Cove
Direct Access Home Health
Dolores Bertolini – Caregiver and Retiree
Dr. Piper Center
Elder Law Office of Norma Hand Brill
Florida Gulf Coast University School of Nursing
Florida Gulf Coast University School of Social Work
Florida Rural Legal Services
Ft. Myers Police Department
Good Wheels
Gulf Coast Village
Heartland Health Care Center
Helen Fallert – Retired Social Worker
Hope HealthCare Services
Iona-McGregor Fire District
JBH Behavioral Health
Lee County Health Department
Lee County Department of Human Services
Lee County Housing Authority
Lee County Library System
Lee County Public Safety
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Lee Memorial Health System
Long Term Care Ombudsman – Southwest Florida
Lynda Leonard-Boyce – Professional Guardian
Mederi Care Tenders
Millennium House
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – Southwest Florida Chapter
National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI)
Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida
Office of Financial Regulations - State of Florida
Osterhout, McKinney & Prather Elder Law Attorneys
Parkinson's Action Network
Prudential Financial
Redi-Care
Right at Home
Sanibel Fire & Rescue
Sanibel FISH
Schlager, Schlager & Levin
Senior Behavioral Health at Lee Memorial
Senior Friendship Centers
Senior Home Companions
Sherri Graham – Professional Guardian
Signature Healthcare
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
State Attorney’s Office
Superior Residences at HealthPark
The Honorable Archie B. Hayward, Jr. – Lee County Judge
United Way of Lee, Hendry & Glades
United Way 211
University of Florida Lee County Extension Service
Visually Impaired Person (VIP)

LEAPP Steering Committee and Workgroups:
PR/Events/Fund Raising Workgroup
Chair Lisa Armstrong, Comfort Keepers
(239) 590-8999 - lisaarmstrong@comfortkeepers.com
Develops programs to provide education to professionals and general public; addresses issues related to providing assistance to elder victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation

Education/Financial Protection Workgroup
Chair Jaimee Thompson, Abby Services In-Home Care For Seniors
(239) 590-0861 - jaimee@abbyservices.com
Develops a speaker’s bureau and programs to provide education to professionals and general public.

Edler Justice Workgroup
Co-Chair Karla LaFreniere, Director of Facilities, Cypress Cove
(239) 415-5113 - klafreniere@cchpf.net
Review social and political trends and examine the impact on the coalition’s activities