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AARP Tampa Bay Honors Bradenton Family Caregiver

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. – November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including more than 2.7 million from Florida – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. As part of this effort, AARP is recognizing Linda, a Bradenton caregiver who cares for her husband, Larry, by commissioning an original portrait. Linda, age 71, is a mother of three, a marathon runner, and …

Beware of Holiday Scams

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 70 percent of consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists. A report, “Beware the Grinch: Consumers At Risk of Being Scammed During the Holidays,” details AARP’s polling of consumers regarding the most common holiday scams, including those related to …

Family Caregiver Virtual Fair on Nov. 19

Posted on 11/5/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Are you one of the 2.8 million Floridians caring for a parent or loved one? If you said “yes” then you’ll want to participate in AARP’s Virtual Family Caregiving Fair on Nov. 19. Participants can drop in online from noon to 4 pm ET. The fair provides family caregivers the opportunity to connect and share with other family caregivers, connect with professionals, learn more about health, financial and legal matters and ask questions during our live chats! See the list of …

Training Men As Caregivers

Posted on 10/14/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Step outside on any street in October. Chances are you see pink signs, ribbons and streamers to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But have you seen any blue and pink ribbons? Probably not. Meet the creator the blue and pink ribbon, Marc Heyison, who is the founder of Men Against Breast Cancer. Mark was interviewed on AARP Florida’s weekly radio show on WCGL (Jacksonville), about his award-winning non-profit to educate men who are caregivers for women battling breast cancer.  What …

AARP Florida Honors Susan Traylor as Top Volunteer for 2015

Posted on 10/9/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

“Could you please hold? I’m giving someone a flu shot,” Susan Traylor asks. It was with these words we know why Traylor is the Florida recipient of the 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service. She was stopping by to run an errand and was asked to help out. “I have a hard time saying ‘No.’” Each year the 53 AARP state offices honor the volunteers who share their experience, talents, and skills to enrich the lives of others. A registered …

Report Sets Standard for Comprehensive Approach to Age-Friendly Community in Jacksonville

Posted on 10/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

With Jacksonville’s 50-plus population growing, JCCI study provides a broad-based model for developing a community that works for people of all ages Jacksonville, Fla. — Jacksonville should turbocharge its economic growth by helping 50-plus residents embrace “encore” careers. Northeast Florida businesses should create workplace policies that support family members caring for frail or disabled loved ones. The community should create a private membership service to help older people get around even if they can no longer drive themselves, and encourage …