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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 …

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 …