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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. …

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 jsosa@aarp.org 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 …