AARP FL pleased to have Social Security discussed at Broward Senate Debate

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AARP Florida News  For Immediate Release Oct 26, 2016 Media Contact: Victoria Funes, vfunes@aarp.org AARP FL is pleased to have Social Security discussed at last night’s senate debate at Broward Community College. Davie, Fla. — AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement after last night’s  “Decision 2016:  Before You Vote” debates sponsored by Leadership Florida, Florida Press Association, AARP and other organizations: “Social Security is a critical issue in Florida and we’re glad the debate moderators asked …

AARP & Uber Bring Innovative Transportation Options to Age-Friendly Communities

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Technology and new services can help make our communities more livable for people of any age – including innovations like ride-sharing businesses that offer not only new mobility options for older people but also a way to supplement incomes. That’s what aging experts shared recently with 80 Sarasota residents at a recent roundtable. Currently available in more than 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide, Uber is an U.S-based multinational company that specializes in providing unique transportation services through their mobile app. Working with …

AARP Florida, Florida League of Women Voters, Orlando Sentinel and FOX35 Sponsor ‘Community Conversation’ for Candidates

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AARP Florida News For Immediate Release Aug. 1, 2016 Media Contact: Victoria Funes, (305) 775-6944, vfunes@aarp.org   Who Will Represent You in Washington?  AARP Florida, Florida League of Women Voters, Orlando Sentinel and FOX35 Sponsor ‘Community Conversation’ for Candidates Candidates for Three Orlando-Area Congressional Seats Invited To Appear On One Stage to Discuss Key Issues for Voters Ahead of Aug. 30 Primary Election Orlando, Fla. — AARP Florida, the Florida League of Women Voters, the Orlando Sentinel and FOX35 will …

AARP and the City of Tallahassee Announced Release of Age Friendly Communities Survey

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Older Tallahasseeans would like to see more home-repair services for lower-income or older adults, affordable home-health care options, more public transportation services and better job training for older adults, according to a new survey conducted by AARP and the City of Tallahassee as part of the joint AARP-Tallahassee Age-Friendly Community initiative. “A city that is truly livable is one that ‘fits’ people of every age,” said Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer, an early supporter of the Age-Friendly …

Candidates, Media and Voters Need to Focus on Social Security’s Future

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By Jeff Johnson When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked GOP presidential candidates to explain their plans to strengthen Social Security in the Florida presidential debate March 10, many older Floridians took notice. But younger Floridians often think Social Security is irrelevant to them. More than half of 18-29 year-olds, 65 percent of 30-49 year-olds and about half of all Americans say Social Security won’t be there for them in later life, according to a 2015 AARP poll. Wrong. Social Security will …

AARP FL seeks nominees for 2016 Andrus Award

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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 2016 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 Floridians age 50+ who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways …

AARP Florida is Searching for Our Next State President

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Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others? If so, we want you! AARP Florida is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. This is a high-level volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your considerable skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of Florida residents age 50+. Your mission is to partner with the State Director and in collaboration with …

Meal Pack and Service Fair Combats 50+ Hunger

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The AARP Foundation is partnering with the Miami Dolphins to fight hunger in South Florida by providing meals for older adults. About one in 10 Floridians age 40-plus are at risk of hunger, with much higher rates among people living with disabilities, minority groups or the widowed, divorced or separated. So AARP Foundation is teaming up with the Miami Dolphins to fight senior hunger in South Florida. On May 1, AARP Foundation  will partner with the Miami Dolphins for the …

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

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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

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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 …