The Escarosa Alliance is an organization of highly competent and trustworthy individuals who specialize in providing professional services for seniors and their families.

The Escarosa Alliance goal is superior and wide-ranging service delivery, providing each senior with a source of trusted solutions to the broadest possible variety of issues seniors must deal with as they age.

The power of the Escarosa Alliance is derived from a simple concept; we listen to senior concerns, search for solutions and solve virtually any problem the senior may have by making use of the vast resources and skills possessed by Alliance member.


Our Team of experts are here to serve your social, financial and health needs: Please call 850-391-2543 for answers to your questions.

Our Calendar of Events: (download flyer)

Senior Insurance Specialist


I entered the senior insurance field after 32 years as an RN. Combining my nursing background with my insurance knowledge, I focus on protecting you from the negative financial impact of long and short term health care costs. I do this by helping you obtain appropriate and affordable Medicare Supplemental and long term care insurance. As an independent agent I do the shopping for you!

Phone: 850-437-3127
Email: joanconnell@mainstayfg.comWebsite:

Home Health Care


LOGO-SUNCREST-OMNI-2012Omni Home Care was established in 2001 and has become one of the leading home health care agencies in Florida due to the high expectations of the quality of care and the compassionate people who deliver that care to your home. We offer disease management programs to help in preventing re-hospitalization such as Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Orthopedic, Fall prevention and Behavioral Health nursing.

Omni is a Medicare and Tricare certified home health care agency that offers nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social workers and home health aides. Our mission is to be the highest quality and most trustworthy home care provider each and every day. Our vision remains that we always consider our patients, referral sources and employees first in everything we do.

We are a team and believe that every one deserves the right to the best care at home for themselves and their loved ones.

Please feel free to contact our agency any time with questions.


Phone: 850-505-7777 Fax: 850-505-9888

Wheelchair and Stretcher Transportation Services


As a paramedic and Director of Escambia County EMS I identified the need for alternative means of transportation services that were unavailable in the panhandle. In 1999, after twenty-five years with EMS, I started Specialty Care Transporters, Inc. to assist seniors with the following needs:

o  wheelchair or stretcher transportation
o  local or long distance transportation
o  on time reliability
o  professional staff who always provide safe and comfortable transportation
o  wheelchair provided when needed
o  assistance transferring client to wheelchair/stretcher
o  though door service, will get clients out or in of house/facility
o  clients taken to appointments, outings/visitation, relocation etc
o personal belongings taken when they can be safely secured
o family member(s) allowed to ride along as long as seats are available
o  no charge wait time up to 45 minutes for roundtrip appointments

Asset Preservation


Annalee Leonard specializes in working with retirees and those preparing to retire to preserve their assets and help ensure that their money lasts. The founder and President of Mainstay Financial Group, Annalee has offices in Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL. and is licensed in insurance, investments and long term care solutions.
Since 2009 Annalee has been a member of the nation’s most exclusive group of financial advisors — Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group™ a group of financial advisors dedicated to solving the country’s biggest and most complex financial problem — effectively managing the distribution of assets from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

Annalee is the host of her own radio show “Winning at Life with Annalee Leonard”. Her show airs on Tuesday mornings from 10:05 to 10:35 on WCOA News Talk 1370.

Annalee has conducted hundreds of presentations on topics of interest to seniors such as estate planning, fixed annuities, long term care solutions, savings bonds, funeral trusts, retirement planning and asset preservation. Through affiliation with several senior affinity groups, she presents a monthly program on a variety of financial topics relevant to seniors from Mobile, Alabama to Port St. Joe, Florida.

A native of Louisiana, Annalee has resided in the Pensacola area since 1990. Her hobbies are golfing, enjoying the beach, travelling in her motor home and caring for her “business partners” and office entertainers, Beau, Jolie and Bella (seen in the picture with Annalee).



Kathy DeMaria is a shareholder in the law firm of Smith, Sauer & DeMaria.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida with honors and her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

Kathy is one of five practicing attorneys in the Pensacola area certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates.  She is the past President of the Pilot Club of Pensacola, the Northwest Florida Estate Planning Council, and the Pensacola Women’s Alliance, and serves on numerous other boards of civic and community organizations. Kathy is also a frequent lecturer on Estate Planning and has authored numerous articles for the Pensacola News Journal and other publications.


Estate Planning Law, Probate Law & Elder Law
Kathleen DeMaria, Attorney
P: (850) 434-2761

Funeral Service Counselor


It is my pleasure to assist families and individuals with essential arrangements in preparation for end of life.  At Family-Funeral & Cremation we are dedicated to compassionately support you ahead of time and at the time of need. We partner with you to celebrate the significance of lives and preserve memories with dignity and honor.

At Family-Funeral & Cremation we believe you shouldn’t have to spend a lot to get the very best in funeral & cremation services. We are a local family owned and operated full service funeral home.

We offer a variety of funeral service options including traditional funeral services, cremation services, out of town arrangements, burial at sea and Veteran arrangements.

We are dedicated to providing the families of NW Florida with the highest quality of funeral and cremation services. Our staff is courteous and understanding, our facility is comfortable and clean and our services are handled with dignity and respect, all at a fair price to you.

Phone: 850-384-8048
7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Fl 32504

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Hearing Aid Specialist


I live in Santa Rosa County with my wife Arlette.  We have been married for 26 wonderful years and have 3 children.  Our family attends the Covenant Church of God in Pace, FL.  My faith has played a huge part in forming the Ears 2 Hear approach to serving the hearing impaired and our community.  My background is in business and technology.  I found the hearing aid business to be a place that I could really help people and make a direct impact on their lives.  Over the last 4 years we have seen our patient base grow, receive numerous awards and recognitions.  I can say without hesitation that the greatest honor is to have the approval of our patients and the respect of our community.

Phone: 850-308-1472

Non-Medical Care Services


Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners, administrators and CAREGiversSM all share a passion for improving the quality of life for seniors and families in their communities.  Here in Pensacola, we offer a range of non-medical services (Personal Care, Respite Care, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Shopping & Errands, Companionship, and Medication Reminders) that can be customized to your needs so you’ll get exactly the help you need.

Our CAREGivers are area residents who are kind, compassionate and truly enjoy working with seniors.  They are professionals, extensively trained in elder care, and all are screened, insured and bonded.  Stacy English, Community Service Representative of Home Instead Senior Care Pensacola, was a founding member of the Escambia & Santa Rosa Home Instead in 1999 until late 2001.  After receiving her BA in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida, she left to pursue her career as an educator in the Florida school system.

When the Home Instead office was granted their Home Health Agency certification from the State of Florida in 2006, Stacy was inspired to return; this time as a community educator addressing issues specific to the aging population and as a promoter of the many in-home care services offered by Home Instead.  Some of Stacy’s affiliations are with the Baptist Women’s Board, Florida Healthcare Social Workers Association, Fall Prevention Coalition, and the Escarosa Alliance Committee.

Hospice Care


Mission Statement: To provide compassionate care to those we serve during the end of life’s journey through our commitment to clinical excellence and uncompromising service.

Phone: (850) 438-2201

Skin Care/Cosmetic Specialist


My mission is to provide an updated and personal touch to the senior skin care field. At a young age my passion changed from involvement with the corporate world to being fully immersed in women’s unique skin care needs. As the first women officer at several Texas banks, to being a woman on the board of our local Chamber of Commerce I acquired valuable skills to work with women.

My goal: Working with my clients to honor the best possible YOU at any age both inside and out.  Our current Media Blitz has made skin care decisions overwhelming. I help my clients, in the comfort of their own home; navigate through this field with unique suggestions tailored to fit each individual. As we mature, our attitude directly impacts our physical and mental well-being.  My service helps bridge the gap so your appearance truly reflects ones inner spirit.  My clients continually inspire me. My biggest compliment is servicing numerous clients continuously for over 25 years with their skin care needs.  I look forward to personally meeting you and establishing a Personal Skin care plan.

  • Phone: 850-934-3865 850-261-3878

Mortgage Broker



  • I moved to Pensacola with my wife, Debbie, and two sons in 1989.  We are now proud to call the Pensacola area our home.  Our family has grown and we now have a daughter-n-law and a grandson.  Shortly after arriving I became licensed as a real estate agent and worked for Connell & Manziek Realty, Inc., a locally owned and operated real estate company.  After many successful and fulfilling years of real estate sales, I earned my Mortgage Broker license in 2002 and joined Florida Community Mortgage.  In 2014 I joined Cornerstone Mortgage Solutions, LLC.   While helping people with all types of mortgages since 2002, I chose to specialize in Reverse Mortgages in 2008.  It has been my pleasure to help over 100 seniors understand and enjoy the advantages of Reverse Mortgages.   Today over half my customers are Senior Citizens but I continue to help people of all ages with Conventional, FHA, and VA loans as well.While many large companies offer reverse mortgages coast to coast, there is a great need for local experts to sit down with our senior citizens and help determine if a reverse mortgage is right for them.  I just can’t imagine entrusting someone from LA or Miami to explain how reverse mortgages work over the phone.  I am available to meet at my office or in the comfort of your home most any time.


Alzheimer’s Association: Alabama – Florida Panhandle

 Peter Cowley

Peter CowleyPeter Cowley is the Community Outreach Specialist for the Alabama/Florida Panhandle Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and oversees Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Destin, Pensacola, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Auburn and Opp, AL. He is also helping the Alzheimer’s Association develop their network of support groups for Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Caregivers throughout Northwest Florida.

Peter brings 7 years of Volunteer Health Organization experience to his work and to the community where he grew up.

3311 Gulf Breeze Parkway, #105, Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

Phone:  850 225 0680

Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.

John B. Clark

John Clark

Council on Aging of West Florida is a local not-for-profit organization that has served seniors and their families since 1972. Council on Aging of West Florida helps seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings by providing community based, in-home programs and services such as Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer’s respite care, which is provided by our Adult Day Health Care Center.

Other programs and services include case management, the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, caregiver support and training, and the operation of numerous senior dining sites throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

A full description of agency services can be found on our website. Individuals, caregivers and others can call or e-mail for general information and referral on senior services.

Address: 875 Royce Street, Pensacola, FL 32503
Phone: 850-266 2501
Fax: 850 479 7986

Legal Services: Waddell & Waddell, P.A.

Jason A. Waddell


Jason A. Waddell is an attorney with Waddell & Waddell P.A. in Pensacola, FL.  He works with families facing long term care issues in dealing with funding for placement in a facility or with home health care.  In addition Jason helps families plan for and deal with capacity related issues through Estate Planning and if necessary Guardianship.

Jason is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the field of Elder Law.  He has authored several articles and is an experienced speaker on the topic of Elder law.  He has been selected by his peers to speak in Washington DC before the National Academy of Elder Law attorneys as well as before the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar in Orlando, FL.

Jason is a graduate of The University of Georgia & Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  He practices with his wife Amy and they have one child.

Waddell & Waddell, P.A.
1108-A N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 434-8500  PHONE
(850) 434-0971 FAX

 Accounting & Tax Services

Gwen GoreGwen Gore, Gore Accounting and Tax Services

Gwen Gore retired after 35 years with the government.  She spent ten years with the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative and 25 years with the IRS in forensic auditing as a Revenue Agent and Supervisory Revenue Agent.   Her experience gives her a wide range of Social Security law, tax law, and auditing knowledge and skill.  She has a BBA in Finance and is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the IRS and qualified to prepare your tax return.

Gwen also offers trusted services for personal finance management including bill-paying, insurance/Medicare claims and managing accounts, or serving as trustee for estates.  She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Association of Tax Professionals and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Locally, Gwen is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and serves as Treasurer for the Pensacola Women’s Alliance and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild.  Her motto is “I love paperwork, so let me know how I can reduce yours!”

Gore Accounting and Tax Services

Address:              4529 Piper Glen Drive, Pensacola, FL  32514
PHONE:                850 – 607 – 2501
Fax:                        850 – 462 – 9328


Darrell MillerDarrell Miller, Pharm.D. | Thrif-T Drugs, Inc.

Dr. Darrell Miller is a pharmacist and owner of Thrif-T Drugs, Inc. in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Auburn University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida. After a short time in the hospital and chain pharmacy industry, he decided to practice in the independent pharmacy arena where he has been for the last 18 years. After managing the pharmacies for several years he was given the opportunity to purchase them from the retiring owner.

Dr. Miller has several awards and honors, held offices and appointment from both the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Escambia County Association. Dr. Miller has been a contributor on the Healthy Living Segment of the local television stations along with other community education activities.

He currently resides in sunny Pensacola, Florida. He can be contacted at

Thrift-y DrugsThrif-T Drugs is Pensacola’s locally owned and operated Pharmacy since 1980, where your health is our number one priority.
 IT’S SO EASY! Life is just that much easier with Thrif-T Drugs.

Here’s just some of what we offer that will take a load off your mind:

  • Convenience- two great locations to have your prescriptions filled.
  • Insurance- we accept 99% of insurance plans; yours is probably one of them.
  • Refills- internet, phone, or join our automatic refill program.

In addition to all this, you can depend on your Thrif-T Drugs pharmacist to be professional, knowledgeable and caring. Your health is our priority. 
At Thrif-T Drugs, you’ll enjoy convenience, confidence and outstanding care. Come by and discover how we make it all so easy.

*Home/Office DELIVERY Service
*Medication Therapy Management
*Compounding Service
*Vet. Medications
*Mail-Out Service
*Unit Dose Packaging
*Consultant Pharmacist on Staff

Thrif-T Drugs, Inc.

14 W Jordan St.
Pensacola, FL 32501

4350 Bayou Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32503

Counseling Services

P. Dianne Presley, LCSW


As a licensed clinical social worker, Dianne guides clients using professional counseling skills to move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors, and increase mental wellness. As we age, we face many challenges including children leaving home and parents requiring more physical and emotional care. We are often called the “Sandwich Generation” as we are caught in the middle of care for children and parents. Retirement, gray divorce, and raising grandchildren can also bring added pressure causing anxiety, depression and relationship concerns. Dianne helps clients learn new ways to navigate this season of life, learn new coping skills, and set boundaries with others.

Dianne’s goal for clients is to  live a life of wellness in mind,body, and spirit.

Address: 1150 N 12th Avenue,Pensacola FL 32501

Phone: 850.450.7223




Pacifica Senior Living Creekside

Diane Mallon

Community Relations Specialist

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“Creekside is the only total Memory Care Community in Pensacola, Florida specializing in all types of Dementias.  We have specially designed cottages of 14 residents grouped cognitively in each cottage with the freedom to stroll outside in a beautiful gated courtyards.  We offer 24-Hour Professional Medical Staff as well as a Geriatric Physician, Nurse Practitioner, and Physical Therapy available on-site.  We can provide transportation to Doctor’s appointments, and have a Dementia specific activity program.

Please feel free to contact us anytime to schedule a tour as we believe we have something very unique here at Creekside!”

Contact Information:

Pacifica Senior Living at Creekside

9015 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL  32514

Office: (850) 477-6400

Fax: (850) 477-8809