AARP Florida Disappointed In Public Service Commission’s Side Deal With Florida Power & Light

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Utility Monopoly Gets Unanimous  OK From Government Panel for Unwarranted Rate Increase Media contact: Dave Bruns, 850.228.2759 or dbruns@aarp.org TALLAHASSEE – AARP Florida’s state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement today after the Florida Public Service Commission granted Florida Power & Light (FPL) an increase in its base rates, which guarantees the utility’s shareholders an unreasonably high profit at the expense of residential customers. Today’s decision sets the precedent for other publicly owned utility companies to ask for unwarranted …

AARP Florida Congratulates Election Winners

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AARP Florida congratulates the winners of the 2016 Congressional and legislative elections. As AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said earlier today, ‘Now the real work begins.’ AARP Florida stands ready to work with the state’s elected leaders to improve the lives of Floridians of every generation.

AARP Asks State Utilities Regulators to Reject Proposed Settlement Deal on FPL Rate-Increase Request

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TALLAHASSEE – AARP Florida asked the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Thursday to reject a proposed $800-million-plus proposed settlement agreed to by Florida Power & Light Inc. (FPL) and groups representing some of FPL’s business and institutional customers. However, other groups that have formally filed to intervene in the electric rate case haven’t agreed to the deal.  And AARP, the Sierra Club environmental group and a Loxahatchee couple who filed to intervene in the rate case all opposed the settlement. “AARP …

Help Us Bring Florida Into the 21st Century

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Floridians, we need your help! We need you to help us educate state and federal candidates about the health and long-term care technologies needs that will benefit Floridians of all ages. Of course you know that Florida has the nation’s highest percentage of 65-plus residents, 19.4 percent, which is expected to double in the 21st Century. Yet the state of Florida deals with its family caregivers and their loved ones as if it were still in the 1950s. Compared to …

Nuevos datos de AARP: Nuevas tecnologías y soluciones modernas pueden crear opciones para dónde y cómo viven los Floridanos y como Envejecen

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Para Publicación Inmediata Contacto de Prensa : Jessyca Sosa, 959-646-4584, jsosa@aarp.org Población de Floridanos mayores prefiere permanecer en casa y en sus comunidades para recibir servicios necesarios de cuidado a largo plazo. ST. PETERSBURG – Fla. — Florida tiene el porcentaje más alto de 65-plus residentes (19.4%) de los Estados Unidos, y su población de personas mayores continuará creciendo rápidamente en el siglo XXI. Sin embargo el estado de Florida se ocupa de sus cuidadores familiares y sus seres queridos …

Survey:  New Technology, Modern Solutions Can Create Choices for Where and How Floridians Live, Grow Older

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News Release For Immediate Release Oct. 11, 2016 Media Contact: Jessyca Sosa, 959-646-4584, jsosa@aarp.org Florida’s senior population prefers to remain at home and in their communities in order to receive needed long-term care services.  St. Petersburg, Fla. — Florida has America’s highest percentage of 65-plus residents (19.4 percent), and its older population will continue to grow rapidly in the 21st Century.  Yet the state of Florida deals with its family caregivers and their loved ones as if it were still …

IRS Letter Scam in Florida

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The word is out on the IRS scam phone calls (click here here and here.) So the scammers have upped their game to mail, and it’s quite convincing at first. Since the IRS has said they would never call you demanding money for payment, only send mail letters, it was only a short amount of time until these frausters did so too. How do you know it’s phony? Let’s take a look : The processing center in Austin address is incorrect. …

AARP Florida Age-Friendly Communities

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The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities encourages states, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Launched in April 2012, the network operates under the auspices of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. Read the AARP Bulletin story on Florida’s efforts to get communities to join the network. To date, Florida …

Winter Haven – An AARP Age-Friendly Community

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September 2016 Admitted in October 2015, the City of Winter Haven was the third Florida community to enter the AARP Age-Friendly Network. Over the summer the city’s aging council is conducting its survey, as required by membership in the network, to gauge residents’ feedback on how age friendly they think the city is now and which amenities they need to make it more so for future generations. Cari Herrington chairs the Council on Quality Aging, which looks for ways to make …

Cutler Bay – An AARP Age-Friendly Community

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September 2016 Three words will make you want to live in the Town of Cutler Bay: Golf. Cart. Rodeo. (Must see video below) Incorporated in 2005, Cutler Bay has distinguished itself from its northern metropolis neighbor — Miami. Although the town has yet to enter into its teenage years, it has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time, civic wise, thanks to its forward-thinking commission and city leaders. In 2013, the town surveyed community seniors asking what services and …