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AARP brings national caregiving expert to Jacksonville April 26

AARP brings national caregiving expert to Jacksonville April 26

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Jacksonville, Fla. – AARP is bringing a nationally known caregiving expert and author, Amy Goyer, to Jacksonville in late April to celebrate the contributions of caregivers juggling many family roles and to provide useful tips and tools for caregivers. “Supporting caregivers is important to AARP members in Jacksonville and across the country,” said AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, who grew up in Jacksonville.  “We’re delighted to support the Caregiving Expo 2014 in this way as part of our work …

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

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

Posted on 03/12/2014 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.  In fact, when Florida finally reaches the point where it attracts 100 million tourists per year, tourism will account for 122,000 Florida jobs. 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 …

Excitement building for AARP-sponsored Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Excitement building for AARP-sponsored Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Jacksonville, Fla. – Excitement is building as AARP and the City of Jacksonville finalize plans to offer great music, great fun and a wonderful, family-friendly event over Memorial Day weekend at the 32nd Jacksonville Jazz Festival May 22-26.  It’s the biggest in a series of fun, informational and educational events planned this year in Jacksonville. For the first time this year, AARP will be the presenting sponsor of the event.  Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson …

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Jacksonville, Fla. — AARP is offering an innovative new approach to helping people 50+ find trusted tips and tactics to deal with the life choices facing everyone age 50+ — and it’s getting its start in Jacksonville. It’s called AARP Jacksonville’s Boomer Academy series.  Designed to help Jacksonville residents age 50-67 navigate the choices facing everyone age 50+, Boomer Academy bring together AARP members or anyone who wants to learn about an important issue with trusted experts who can give you …

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, AARP announce sponsorship of 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, AARP announce sponsorship of 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Jacksonville, Fla. – Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson today announced that AARP will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Jazz Festival May 22-26. “On behalf of nearly 125,000 AARP members here in Jacksonville, I am delighted to join Mayor Brown today in announcing this sponsorship,” Johnson said in making the announcement.  “Like lasers, cellphones and chocolate chip cookies, jazz is an American creation.  There’s no better place to celebrate jazz than here in …

AARP Florida unveils new look of 2014 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS at Jacksonville International Auto Show

AARP Florida unveils new look of 2014 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS at Jacksonville International Auto Show

Posted on 02/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Jacksonville, Fla. – AARP officially unveiled the new look of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS Friday at the Prime Osborn III Convention Center during the Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show, drawing the attention of enthusiastic race fans and car enthusiasts from across the First Coast. With the launch of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season coming up soon at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, race fans’ enthusiasm is mounting.  AARP and AARP Foundation launched Drive to …