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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. …

AARP presents Miami Seaquarium’s Flipper with AARP life size membership card in honor of 50th anniversary

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

CONTACT: Jessyca Sosa 954-646-4584 AARP PRESENTS MIAMI SEAQUARIUM’S FLIPPER WITH AARP LIFE SIZE MEMBERSHIP CARD IN HONOR OF 50th ANNIVERSARY WHO: AARP Florida, AARP Members, AARP Volunteers and Miami Seaquarium WHAT: AARP presents Flipper with Life size Membership Card for 50th Anniversary WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014 TIME: 11 a.m. WHERE: Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33149 (305) 361-5705 WHY: Miami Seaquarium, the original film location of the popular TV series “Flipper,” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of …

AARP Florida and the City of Orlando Take on Fraud

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Each year millions of adults 50+ fall victim to fraud, especially in Florida – considered by many to be the worst hot spot in the nation for fraud-related crime. Because AARP believes that one’s ability to protect oneself should not be limited by age, AARP Florida and the city of Orlando are joining forces for a Scam Jam event on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood Neighborhood Center, to help educate older adults on …

Time to Plan and Prepare for the 2014 Hurricane Season

Posted on 05/27/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

As the 2014 hurricane season begins on June 1, AARP Florida is urging our nearly 3 million Florida members to prepare for this year’s season. Fortunately, it’s been seven years without a Category 5 hurricane in Florida. But the truth is, all Floridians, especially older adults, should be on their guard for a major storm. To help, we have compiled several hurricane-preparedness tips to consider that are specifically tailored to Floridians 50+: • Prepare to be self-sufficient for at least …

Real Possibilities for People of All Ages

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Grandparents do not often get an opportunity to work alongside their grandchildren, but at AARP every opportunity is a real possibility.   AARP volunteer Sue Marcom, of Maitland, experienced the satisfaction of working alongside her 16-year-old grandson, Jason Dixon, during AARP’s Life Reimagined Check-Up at BrainFest 2014.   Life Reimagined is a powerful step-by-step approach, designed to guide participants in exploring what’s next in their lives by helping them discover their real possibilities, preparing them for change and helping make …

AARP Florida Trains Leaders for Community Success

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Many  adults 50+, have dreams of leading their communities to greater heights, and for AARP Florida Executive Council member Larry Dixon, of Jacksonville, that dream became a reality when he graduated from AARP’s rigorous year-long training program, the Volunteer Leadership Institute. The institute was launched in 2012 by AARP’s Office of Volunteerism and Service, as an initiative to mobilize and motivate highly skilled AARP volunteers into becoming greater leaders, ultimately increasing AARP’s ability to influence and create positive change through …