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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 …

DEA Will Take Your Unused, Expired Prescription Meds on Sept. 26

Posted on 09/21/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Have unused or expired prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet and don’t know what to do with them? Here’s your chance to dispose of them safely. On Saturday, Sept. 26 the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will hold its bi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day nationwide. This is your chance to get rid of dangerous drugs you no longer need and ensure they’ll be disposed of properly without any harm to the environment. “This will be a great opportunity …

AARP Florida State Offices Commemorate Sept. 11 By Helping Others In Their Communities on National Day of Service

Posted on 09/8/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Sept. 8, 2015 Media Contact: Jessyca Sosa, 954-646-4584 MIAMI – Scores of AARP Florida volunteers and staff will commemorate the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by working on Sept. 11 and 12 to improve the lives of others, as part of a national AARP initiative involving thousands. For 11 years, AARP staff and volunteers around the country have responded to the tragic events of September 11 by volunteering in our communities. Thousands volunteer each year–at elementary schools, senior centers, …

Florida Social Media Accounts to Follow for Hurricane Information

Posted on 09/5/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

We in Florida are certainly no strangers to hurricanes. To help, we’ve developed this primer for our fellow Floridians on who to follow on social media and state web pages you need to know to prepare and react when a hurricane hits your area. Here are two resources all Floridans should have: •  Alert all family members outside of Florida or your area that should an event occur, you’ll use the Red Cross’ Safe & Well portal. (Also note: It’s …

AARP, AARP Foundation Donate $12,000 to Feed Big Bend Seniors

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

AARP and AARP Foundation Step In to Keep Older Big Bend Residents From Hunger While Long-Term Solutions Are Found AARP, AARP Foundation contribute $12,000 to keep Second Harvest of the Big Bend food program going; program helps 635 older Big Bend residents find food Sept. 2, 2015 Media Contact: Dave Bruns 850.228.2759, Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, and AARP today announced a $12,000 donation to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend to help maintain a food program …

Tallahassee Joins AARP’s Age-Friendly Communities Network

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

TALLAHASSEE – The city of Tallahassee today became the second Florida city to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities program 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. Sarasota joined the network in February. “We look forward to working with the city of Tallahassee …