South Florida Institute on Aging Hosts Back to School Virtual Coffee Chat with Broward County Mayor and Broward County School Board Chair

Interactive Q & A is presented free on Facebook Live

The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) will hold a free virtual Back to School Coffee Chat with Broward County Mayor Dale V.C.  Holness and Broward County School Board Chair Donna Korn on Wednesday, August 5 at 10 a.m.  To register for the free event visit

The half-hour event will include a discussion of how the new back to school guidelines were created and what parents and students can expect followed by a question and answer session with participants.

Since 1965, SOFIA has had a strong connection with Broward County Public Schools. Through its Foster Grandparent program, older adult volunteers are placed in Title One schools, nonprofit childcare centers and preschools throughout Broward County to support the most underserved students who are at risk of failing academically. SoFIA volunteers, who are age 55 and over, are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. Since the schools closed in early spring, SoFIA’s Foster Grandparents have been connecting with students, staff, and the community virtually.

Coffee Chats are one way in which SoFIA connects older adults who may be socially isolated and explores socio-economic issues of interest to all ages. SoFIA’s Foster Grandparents are learning how to use video calling platforms, like Zoom, to be able to connect with students virtually. This is made possible through SoFIA Tech’s partnership with CyberSeniors.

To find out more about SoFIA’s mission and programs visit