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Ms. Edith S. Lederberg

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Board Member

Phone: (954) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Florida , United States
South Florida Regional Planning Council
3440 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 140
Hollywood , Florida 33021
United States

Company Description: The South Florida Regional Planning Council is a dynamic agency whose main objectives are to work with the public and private leadership in the South Florida region...   more

Employment History

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CCB - Board of Directors, 4 May 2015 [cached]
Edith S. Lederberg Executive Director Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
U.S. Mayor Article | Pembroke Pines (FL) Focuses on Ambitious Affordable Housing Initiative (October 23, 2006), 23 Oct 2006 [cached]
Pembroke Pines immediately agreed to be an administering agency… The city itself has done a magnificent job of becoming part of that vision and making it a reality," says Edith Lederberg of the AAA.
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.
The award is named for Edith ..., 21 Sept 2012 [cached]
The award is named for Edith Lederberg, chief operating officer of the Aging and Disability Resources Center, who was its inaugural recipient in 2011.
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