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What the EDEKA Christmas Commercial says about our future

Posted on 02/8/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

Back around the holidays, you may have seen the Christmas commercial put out by the German grocer EDEKA – it’s gotten 46 million views to date, and it’s a bigger tear-jerker than even the holiday commercials put out by my home-state Publix.  If you haven’t seen it, grab a tissue, and watch it (it’s embedded below). Then I’ll tell you why I think it’s a dramatic illustration of three major issues we in America have to address together, and soon. …

AARP Florida: Fighting for you in the 2015 Legislative Session

Posted on 11/10/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

Improving state services that help you remain in your home as you grow older, battling against unfair utility rates and fighting for better state health services for Floridians 50+ are among the top areas AARP Florida will focus on in the 2015 state legislative session, the state’s top AARP leader said. “AARP fights to enhance the quality of life for the 50+ and their families.  In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, we will continue to deliver on this mission as …

AARP Florida Wishes State President Farewell

Posted on 11/4/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

Since its inception, AARP has been a membership organization that relies on volunteers. Our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, was a volunteer throughout her time leading the organization. To this day, AARP’s all-volunteer board of directors and national president continue that tradition of volunteer leadership. In Florida, state presidents serve as lead volunteer, spokesperson and strategic partner for state directors like me. In my 14 years with AARP (four as state director), I have been fortunate to work with three …

Statement By State Director On The Reduction Of Federal Food Assistance Taking Effect Today

Posted on 11/1/2013 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2013 CONTACT: Steve Hahn at 727-592-8022 STATEMENT BY AARP FLORIDA STATE DIRECTOR JEFF JOHNSON ON THE REDUCTION OF FEDERAL FOOD ASSISTANCE TAKING EFFECT TODAY ST. PETERSBURG – “AARP is deeply concerned about how funding cuts that begin today will impact the record number of Americans who rely on federal aid to put food on the table. Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), mean the average family of four will receive $118 a year …

AARP Recording Florida State Legislators’ Votes

Posted on 11/12/2012 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Florida |

Do you know how your state legislator voted in 2012 on key issues that affect Floridians 50+? AARP Florida is working to help arm millions of older Florida voters with information about how state legislators have voted each session.  In the 2012 legislative Session, AARP’s Florida advocates tracked votes on key issues ranging from cracking down on abuse in assisted living facilities to holding down utilities costs.  The 2012 voting record is available below.  The initial project was so successful that …