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Florida’s 2.67M Family Caregivers Provided $29.7B in Free Care in 2013

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Family caregivers nationwide provided more than 37 billion hours of care to their parents, spouses, partners and loved ones in 2013, worth an estimated $470 billion, a report released today by the AARP Public Policy Institute states. Out of Florida’s 19 million residents, 2.67 million caregivers provided 2.49 billion hours of care to adults with limited capacity to successfully handle with activities for daily living, according to the report. The economic value is $11.93 per hour, which totals …

Five Florida Heroes Inducted Into State Veterans Hall of Fame

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A standing-room only crowd at the Florida Capitol Monday honored four Florida veterans of the armed services – not only for their service in uniform but also for their service to the state and to their communities after they had left military service.  Fittingly, the honorees included former members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.  Together, the honorees included two leaders of state agencies, a highly recognized voice for civil rights, a longtime advocate for …

Happy 65th Birthday, Snooty the Manatee

Posted on 07/16/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida resident and proud AARP member Snooty is going to down some serious carrot cake, er, cake of carrots this weekend. Did we mention Snooty is a manatee? Snooty, the world’s oldest-known manatee, will turn 65 on Saturday at the Parker Manatee Aquarium in the South Florida Muesum in Bradenton, Fla. And they’re throwing a festival this weekend in Snooty’s honor. Born July 21, 1948, Snooty has been a permanent resident of the aquarium since June 20, 1949. He was …