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 …

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

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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

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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 …