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Residential Plaza facilitates for its residents to get to know candidates to encourage an educated vote.

Miami, September 20, 2019.- The months before any election is an essential time for voters to get to know their candidates. Miami-Dade residents are gearing up for local elections on November 5th in four of the largest cities of the county, Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, and Homestead.

Miami-Dade is the county with the largest older adult population in Florida, with 16% of Miami-Dade’s population 65+ years old, higher than the national average of 15.6%, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Miami-Dade has roughly 455,087 elder registered voters (60+), as per a report published by the Department of Elders Affairs.

The large number of voters in this segment in Miami-Dade attract candidates to approach older adults to share their platform. Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon is committed to enabling its residents to exercise their right to vote as informed citizens. In the context of Residential Plaza’s robust Community Education Program, they have welcomed candidates, especially for Residential Plaza’s District, District 1, to come and educate the residents on their platforms, allowing the residents to get to know them personally and feel more confident at the time to vote.

“We have the opportunity to get to know the candidates for District 1 very well, understand what they have to offer but most importantly share with them the challenges our residents have as older adults living in Miami-Dade, hoping they will bring change and consider all the suggestions the residents are sharing with them”, said Luisana Hung Salazar, Residential Plaza’s Development Director.

“Some of the candidates for District 1 that have visited our community are Alex de la Portilla, Horacio Aguirre, Miguel Gabela and Eleazar Melendez; they each have shared with our residents what they have to offer and have highlighted their competency to be in office. We will continue to provide a space for all candidates to address our residents to encourage them to exercise their right to vote,” commented Lizbeth Valladares, Residential Plaza’s Social Services Director.

The local election will be on November 5th throughout the voting poles in Miami, Miami-Beach, Hialeah, and Homestead.


About Assistance to the Elderly
Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that owns Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon, a licensed assisted living and memory care community. Assistance to the Elderly, Inc. enables low-to-moderate income vulnerable adults to lead meaningful and dignified lives by providing safe supportive housing, quality services, community education, and advocacy.  For more information visit:

About Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon
Residential Plaza provides an affordable home with assisted living services allowing 350 older adults to live in a safe, caring and supportive environment while maintaining their dignity, independence, and purpose. For more information visit: