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AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROVIDING FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2016

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP Florida | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2016 Contact: Dave Bruns, dbruns@aarp.org AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROVIDING FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2016 Tallahassee, Fla. – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low- to moderate- income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You don’t need to be …

AARP leaders gather in St. Pete in first gathering of largest states’ volunteers and staff

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

News From AARP Florida For Immediate release Dec. 1, 2015 Media contact: Dave Bruns, 850.228.2759, dbruns@aarp.org AARP leaders gather in St. Pete in first gathering of largest states’ volunteers and staff On AARP’s agenda for 2016: Strengthen Social Security, make communities more livable for all ages, support families caring for loved ones and improve the lives of Americans 50+ St. Petersburg, Fla. – Volunteer and staff AARP leaders from seven of the nation’s largest states gathered in the Tampa Bay …

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, AARP announce the Tampa Bay Caregivers Accelerator

Posted on 11/17/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

News From AARP and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay For Immediate Release Nov. 17, 2015 Media contact: Dave Bruns, AARP 850.228.2759 (c) dbruns@aarp.org Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, AARP announce the Tampa Bay Caregivers Accelerator St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and AARP today announced a new alliance to help caregivers – those involved with caring for the aging, veterans and children with special needs – develop innovative ideas, products, and services that meet the …

What Trick or Treating Taught Me about Livable Communities

Posted on 11/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

By Jeff Johnson AARP Florida State Director One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about our focused work in the Tampa Bay area is being a part of “listening posts” at St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market. It’s fun, it’s friendly, and I gain a better sense of what local people celebrate in their community and what they want to improve. Since Halloween fell on a Saturday, our listening post captain (my 12-year old) and I decided on some Halloween-themed questions …

AARP members: Opening Nights Performing Arts Series discounts now available

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

If you’re a fan of the arts in the Big Bend area, you have a treat coming.  From October 1-31, AARP members will save $10 on most tickets to Opening Nights performances. Discounts do not apply to previously purchased tickets, $15 tickets, or any events in The Broadway Series. Discounts may not be combined with any other discount, including student rush tickets. To use the discount, purchase tickets online between October 1 and 31 at OpeningNights.fsu.edu. After selecting your seats and …

Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor Discusses Family Caregiving During AARP Forum on Capitol Hill

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, joined leaders from the employer, health care, venture funding, entrepreneurial, and consumer advocacy communities today for a discussion on the challenges facing—and potential solutions for—the 40 million Americans who provide care for their parents, spouses/partners, and other loved ones. The “Forum on Family Caregiving: Perspectives from Policymakers and Thought Leaders” was convened by AARP as part of its ongoing work to support family caregivers. “Just a few years …