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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 …

Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

For immediate release Dec. 18, 2014 Contact: Dave Bruns   Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation Out of the media spotlight, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Ander Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville, worked together to help volunteers help older taxpayers St. Petersburg, Fla. – Working together without fanfare, two Florida members of Congress cooperated in recent weeks to provide extra support for volunteers nationwide who have worked tirelessly to help millions …

Ken Thomas Appointed as AARP Florida Volunteer State President 

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

A longtime community leader, Thomas brings record of service to all generations to new role.   Kenneth “Ken” Thomas, 60, of Boca Raton is AARP Florida’s new volunteer state president, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today. “On behalf of 2.8 million AARP members across Florida, we are delighted that Ken Thomas will serve as our volunteer state president and a leading voice for Floridians 50+,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director.  “Ken’s experience and commitment to improving …

AARP: Use of Association’s Name, Logo in Florida 2nd Congressional District Political Ads Not Authorized

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

  St. Petersburg, Fla. – Today, after learning of its name and logo appearing in campaign ads attacking Congressman Steve Southerland in the race for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, AARP Florida issued the following statement by State Director Jeff Johnson: “AARP Florida does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates,” Johnson said.  “AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in campaign ads paid for by a national organization and now running in …