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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, 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) 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 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 …

Proposed legislation a big step forward for all Florida consumers/ratepayers of regulated investor-owned utilities.

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Tallahassee, Fla. — AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today strongly supporting newly announced legislation to strengthen consumer protections in state law for ratepayers receiving services from investor owned utilities: “On behalf of 2.7 million AARP members statewide, and electric utilities consumers/ratepayers of all generations, AARP Florida strongly supports the legislation announced today. It’s time for Florida to raise the bar on protecting consumers.” The legislation was announced by four legislative leaders in a Capitol news …