Community Panel: Reflecting on the Past Year

On Friday, August 20, two organizations that serve residents across the City of Largo and greater Tampa Bay region came together to reflect on the past challenging year and a half during which a global pandemic as well as social unrest and economic uncertainty have impacted so many across our communities. Ann Marie Winter of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas and Micki Thompson of 211 Tampa Bay Cares reflected on the challenges and inspirational moments they have witnessed and experienced through their work. The panel reflection was moderated by Ana Alhoud from Community Tampa Bay—a nonprofit organization that supports communities through dialogue and cross-cultural interactions. The panel discussed the importance of food and housing security, mental health support, and remarked on successful partnerships with local partners to bring community resources to those who need it most.  

The community panel reflection was streamed live on the City of Largo’s Facebook page (FB.com/CityOfLargo) and a recording with closed-captioning is available here.  

To learn more about resources and support: 
  • Visit 211TampaBay.org,  Call 2 1 1, or text your Zip Code to 898211 (available 24 hours a day) to find out about community resources available near you. 
  • Visit AgingCareFL.org to learn about resources for older adults, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. Helpline also available at 1-800-963-5337 (Toll Free).