AARP Florida Take a Stand Community Events

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AARP’s national accountability campaign ‘Take a Stand‘ is well underway here in Florida, and our staff and volunteers are working hard to pressure candidates into telling voters how they would update Social Security for the 21st century and keep the promise for future generations. We want our leaders to make Social Security a priority and to put serious proposals on the table. If lawmakers fail to take action, Social Security benefits could be reduced by 25 percent by 2034, and …

Take a Stand: Volunteer Opportunities in Florida

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AARP’s national accountability campaign ‘Take a Stand‘ is well underway here in Florida, and our staff and volunteers are working hard to pressure candidates into telling voters how they would update Social Security for the 21st century and keep the promise for future generations. We want our leaders to make Social Security a priority and to put serious proposals on the table. If lawmakers fail to take action, Social Security benefits could be reduced by 25 percent by 2034, and …

Are you ready to ‘Take a Stand’ on Social Security?

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It’s hard to believe, but Election Day is just right around the corner — and the candidates are hunting for your vote. But as they roll out the same speeches and soundbites about important issues like the future of Social Security, it seems like many have forgotten what’s really at stake here: Your money, your future, and the futures of your children and grandchildren. With the nation’s highest percentage of residents age 65-plus, Florida has a huge stake in the …

Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards

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It’s a promise that’s been kept for generations. You pay into Social Security, you get the benefits you earned. But to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. With the nation’s highest percentage of residents age 65-plus, Florida has a huge stake in the future of Social Security. More than 4.2 million Floridians receive Social Security benefits …

AARP Take a Stand Opens Office Headquarters in Florida

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Media Contact: Ajla Subasic Social Media Strategist asubasic@aarp.org AARP Take a Stand Opens Office Headquarters in Florida St. Petersburg, Fla. — On Wednesday, June 29, AARP will officially open its Take a Stand Florida Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami, to serve as a base for its staff and volunteers. Community leaders and policy makers will be present at the opening along with AARP representatives and volunteers. Through its Take a Stand campaign, AARP is fighting to ensure that …

AARP Florida Take a Stand Hosts Grand Opening

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AARP Florida Take a Stand has some exciting news for you! We’re kicking off summer 2016 in a big way with the opening of our three Florida headquarters. Our staff and volunteers have been on the ground and working diligently across the state for months, and now we are inviting you to come out and see what all the excitement is about.  Join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, as we host a grand opening of …

LGBT Town Hall for Older Adults to Address Discrimination, Advocacy

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The diverse population of Tampa Bay is one of the reasons why it’s one of the top communities in the country. At AARP we believe in driving positive social change and enhancing the quality of life for persons of all ages, from all diverse backgrounds, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. Last year we participated in the St. Petersburg Pride Festival to listen to what our LGBT community members had to about living in Tampa Bay. We engaged …

Voluntourism: A New Way to See the World

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At AARP, we are all about real possibilities and helping you discover “What’s Next” in life. As older adults continue to break stereotypes and redefine aging, career and retirement in the second half of their lives, many turn to volunteering. One trend in particular that’s gaining momentum is voluntourism. Lynn Lotkowictz, 63, of St. Petersburg, is one of the many older adults who are reimagining their lives through voluntourism. “With me, it was how can I turn my hobby into …

Creative Clay – Changing Lives Everyday

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Creative Clay, a local Tampa Bay non-profit whose mission is to provide educational, expressive and vocational opportunities to individuals with obstacles by connecting them to the community through art, is changing the lives of hundreds of people each and every day. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, in the Edge District, Creative Clay has been serving the community for 20 years now, and throughout the past two decades, the organization has gained statewide recognition for the amazing work that …

Extreme Ethel

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This month’s SHINE mural festival has been all the talk of St. Petersburg residents and visitors, but if you don’t think AARP when you think of the city’s burgeoning mural scene, you don’t know…Ethel. Among the many new spray-painted artworks gracing the city’s walls, one in particular is my favorite.  On the 8th Street side of the Morean Arts Center, local star muralist Derek Donnelly has painted “Keep on Cruisin’ (Xtreme Ethel)” on the wall of the elevated breezeway over …