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Find How Your Legislator Voted on Key Issues

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

AARP Florida Legislative Voting Record: AARP Florida legislative voting record provides detailed information on how your legislator voted on support for living independently, assisted-living facility reform and other key issues. Finding out how your state legislators voted in the 2014 Legislature just got easier, with the release today of AARP Florida’s third annual Legislative Voting Record, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said today. The AARP Florida legislative voting record contains detailed information on legislators’ votes on a range of …

Gray is Gold: Gaining 50+ residents would be good for Florida

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

St. Petersburg, Fla. – There’s no disputing that tourism is a huge Florida industry and adds immensely to the state’s economic health. But Social Security alone contributes 738,000 jobs to Florida per year, not including all the other ways in which Florida’s 50+ population boosts Florida’s economy, its communities and its culture. You may hear such statistics regularly in coming months as AARP Florida focuses on educating key business and political leaders on the huge benefits to the Sunshine State that …

AARP Scorecard: Florida, Nation’s Grayest State, Ranks 43rd In U.S. In Support For Frail Older Floridians, Disabled And Families Caring For Loved Ones

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

More should be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially care quality and support for families caring for those with disabilities or frail loved ones St. Petersburg, Fla. – Florida ranks 43rd in the U.S. in helping older Floridians and their families to live independently at home and in their communities, according to a new AARP scorecard issued today. AARP Florida’s state director said state leaders should accelerate the pace of change and focus especially on programs paid for …

Florida has the four most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians in US, report says

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

The report ranks 51 metro areas across the U.S. for pedestrian safety. Florida has all four of the most dangerous communities in the nation, the report says – mirroring similar results in a 2011 study. St. Petersburg, Fla. – Four Florida metro areas — Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa- St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jacksonville and Miami-Dade-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, are the four most dangerous communities for pedestrians among the 51 largest metro areas in the nation, according to a new report released May 20 by the …

Florida session a step forward for caregivers; not for ALF reform

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Tallahassee, Fla. – State lawmakers took positive steps in 2014 toward supporting families caring for frail loved ones, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said as lawmakers adjourned their regular session in early May. But the repeated failure of efforts to reform assisted living facility (ALF) regulation raises serious questions for Floridians of all ages, Johnson added. “After years of delay and maneuvering, AARP had hoped to see the Legislature enact needed reform of the assisted living facility in Florida …

Join AARP Tallahassee for free brain-health event May 17

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Tallahassee, Fla.- Many Floridians 50+ know it’s important to exercise physically, but how many of us exercise our brains regularly? AARP Florida, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and Florida State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are partnering to provide a free discussion on the aging brain, memory and brain health issues from 10 am to noon Saturday, May 17.  The event will take place at the Augustus B. TurnBull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola Street. Staying …