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AARP Take a Stand Opens Office Headquarters in Florida

Posted on 06/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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

Posted on 06/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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

Posted on 02/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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

Posted on 02/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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

Posted on 11/4/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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

Posted on 11/4/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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 …

AARP Florida recognizes Tampa Bay resident for most prestigious award

Posted on 10/19/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 19, 2015 CONTACT: Ajla Subasic, asubasic@aarp.org  AARP Florida recognizes Tampa Bay resident for most prestigious award Tarpon Springs resident, Susan Traylor, awarded 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP has selected Susan Traylor of Tarpon Springs to receive the 2015 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP Florida’s most prestigious volunteer award for community service. AARP Florida selected Traylor for volunteer service to her community in both Palm Harbor …

North Florida Community Leader Joins AARP’s Volunteer Board

Posted on 05/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2015 CONTACT Ajla Subasic, 727-592-8024, asubasic@aarp.org North Florida Community Leader Joins AARP’s Volunteer Board Local Resident, Stephen Rome, Joins AARP Florida’s Executive Council Pensacola, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today that Pensacola community leader Stephen Rome, has been appointed to AARP’s Florida Executive Council. The Executive Council serves as the “voice of AARP members in Florida,” representing AARP Florida on a wide range of issues affecting Floridians 50+. “AARP Florida is …

AARP SEEKS “2015 FLORIDA ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES

Posted on 05/28/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2015 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance …

AARP Florida names Tampa Bay resident as top volunteer advisor

Posted on 05/19/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/asubasic/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

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 …