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This profile was last updated on 12/31/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Ms. Edith S. Lederberg

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Executive Director

Phone: (954) ***-****  
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
5300 Hiatus Road
Sunrise , Florida 33351
United States

Company Description: The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs; funds services; and is the prime advocate for...   more

Employment History

  • Executive Director
    Area Agency on Aging
  • Head of New Business Development
    Area Agency on Aging
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
    Broward County Area Agency on Aging
  • Executive Director
    Area Agency on Aging of Broward County
  • Executive Director, Aging and Disability Resource Center
    United Way of Broward County
  • Executive Director
    Elder Affairs
  • Executive Director
    Broward County's Area Agency on Aging

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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"People are living longer, and their ..., 31 Dec 2015 [cached]
"People are living longer, and their needs escalate as they live longer," we were told by Edith Lederberg, executive director of the Aging and Disability Resources Center of Broward County.
"Funding has never kept up with the needs," said Lederberg, a strong voice for seniors for four decades.
CCB - Board of Directors, 4 May 2015 [cached]
Edith S. Lederberg Executive Director Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
Gay Seniors Face Stigma - Senior Site - Sex & Seniors, 6 May 2006 [cached]
About two and a half years ago, Edith Lederberg, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging in Broward County, Fla., became inspired to start a gay and lesbian adult day care center for frail elders in Ft. Lauderdale and began looking for a suitable location. Her goal was to find a place that would feel like home to members, not in the middle of the city but in a residential area surrounded by homes and gardens.
Broward County has a large number of elders, with about 175,000 seniors over 75. Consequently, adult day care is a critical need, Lederberg told GT. "I think we have more day care programs in Broward County than probably any other county in the country."
When word got out about the agency's plan, it received media attention from all over the world. As it turned out, Lederberg told GT, hers would be the first such program anywhere, including San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village.
Lederberg added, "I was surprised and amazed, truthfully. What is the gay and lesbian population doing with the frail elders?"
Gay and lesbian seniors are having problems in nursing homes, which frequently separate partners, and very few congregate living facilities cater to the gay population, she said. "It just surprised me that no one had ever done this."
Lederberg estimates that Broward County has about 40,000 openly gay and lesbian residents, plus a significant number of gay and lesbian seniors who have never made their sexual preferences known to the community at large. Many of those closeted seniors, she said, are either living alone or with partners who are taking on the burden of caregiving without additional supports.
The Sunshine Cathedral, a Ft. Lauderdale church that serves the gay and lesbian community, owned two buildings on its property that Lederberg felt had the potential to be converted into a day care center. However, because of special zoning laws and various bureaucratic hurdles, the process of actually opening the center has taken much longer than expected.
Larry McGinnes (center) and Melanie ... [cached]
Larry McGinnes (center) and Melanie Burgess (left), Founding Board of Directors of The Jim Moran Foundation, present a grant check to the Aging and Disability Resource Center (left to right): Shirley Snipes, Planning Director; Edith Lederberg, Executive Director; and Gail Gannotta, Senior Intervention and Education Director.
"The key ingredients to the success of this program are The Jim Moran Foundation's funding and the advocacy, performance, and talents of Gail Gannotta, our Licensed Practical Nurse who serves as Senior Intervention and Education Director," said Edith Lederberg, executive director, Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Vulnerable senior citizens not spared from hurricane-caused problems: South Florida Sun-Sentinel [cached]
Edith Lederberg, executive director of the Broward County Area Agency on Aging, hopes to start a campaign where donors can give money to provide flashlights and batteries for low-income seniors living alone.
"This storm was far more frightening to them than even Andrew," she said, referring to the 1992 hurricane that caused many seniors to permanently flee Miami-Dade County for Broward.
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