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AARP Florida names Tampa Bay resident as top volunteer advisor

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Ajla Subasic, asubasic@aarp.org AARP Florida names Tampa Bay resident as top volunteer advisor Local Resident, Monica Stynchula, joins AARP Florida’s Executive Council St. Petersburg, Fla. –AARP Florida’s State Director Jeff Johnson has appointed longtime Tampa Bay community leader Monica Stynchula as a member of the AARP Florida Executive Council, a group of top volunteer advisors leading the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+ in the nation’s “grayest” state. “AARP Florida is pleased that a person …

AARP Florida’s Volunteers Are Spreading Real Possibilities

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

At AARP Florida, we believe in strength in numbers. Fortunately for us, we have an amazing group of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy into helping us achieve our mission. Although many of our volunteers are in Orlando, Miami, Broward County, Tallahassee and Jacksonville, we have a special group of more than 30 volunteers who do endless great work all across the state of Florida. This special group often refers to themselves as “Clark’s Team.” “The challenge we’ve been …

Safety comes first at CarFit

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

We get fitted for many things in life. But some Floridians 50-plus may never have considered getting their car checked to make it fit them. On Thursday, April 9, CarFit, an educational program, created by the American Society on Aging, and developed in collaboration with AARP, AAA, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, will be making its way to Pensacola to help older adults get their cars fitted to them. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 …

AARP Florida names Winter Park Chapter #1047 2014 CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Written by Cathy Kerns, AARP Florida’s Executive Council member Winter Park AARP Florida Chapter 1047 was named 2014 Chapter of the Year. Announced on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2015, the highest AARPFL chapter honor was presented to the chapter at the Winter Park Civic Center. The award was presented by AARP Area Field Coordinator, Abby Walters, and Executive Council member, Cathy Kerns. “AARP Florida is grateful to the 227 Winter Park Chapter members and the countless hours of service …

Redefining Age and Retirement in the Bay Area

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

An evolution is occurring that will one day affect you and your family: Older adults are breaking stereotypes, and are redefining life, career and retirement in the second half of their lives. Marc Freedman has coined a term for this emerging social transformation: the encore movement. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, spoke to Tampa Bay community members about the importance of embracing the Encore movement to better our communities at an AARP-sponsored event. “We are …

Tis the season to be jolly and to stay alert!

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

The holiday season is just around the corner, and for scammers this means open season. To help you and your loved ones stay protected, AARP has compiled a short list of a few holiday scams you should be wary of. 1) Gift card gotchas Beware of gift cards from display racks. Thieves are known to take these cards, copy the code that’s underneath the scratch-off strip, place the cards back on the rack and wait for them to be purchased. …