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Future Life for 50+

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

For the last six years, I’ve served as volunteer state president of AARP Florida. It’s definitely been a learning experience. And most of my learning has been about people age 50+ in Florida. Over the last six years, I’ve worked with fascinating people and heard scores of experts on all sorts of topics. Here are three important trends I see ahead for the 50+ population: Economic security will be a growing problem. As we transition from the traditional “defined benefit” …

Medicare Celebrates 49 Years

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

This month marks Medicare’s anniversary, and for more than 50 million beneficiaries nationwide, that truly is something to celebrate. Medicare turns 49 on July 30, and like many Americans 50+, an AARP membership card is waiting in the mailbox. At any age, change is constant – and this applies to Medicare, too. AARP’s Health Law Guide can help you stay on top of the most recent changes to your Medicare benefits. The guide can also create a personalized report that …

Social Security Helps the Economy

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

There is a lot of talk about Social Security in Washington lately. But one thing you seldom hear is the vital role it plays as an engine of our economy. Social Security benefits do more than keep millions of families afloat and help middle-class workers stay independent after a lifetime of their labor. Those payments also fuel a vast amount of economic activity in Florida and throughout the nation, providing an unrecognized economic benefit that helps us all. In fact, …