AARP FLORIDA PRESENTS DESTINO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 2016

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“Stand Up & Be Counted” Seventh Annual Destino Leadership Academy Have you been looking to get involved in your community? Want to impact others but don’t know where to start? Learn how to get involved with your community this year by attending our one day Leadership Academy. A training where you can gather the tools to exercise your leadership, and be the influencer you are meant to be!! Now in its seventh year, DESTINO teaches its students the necessary skills …

No COLA Increase for Social Security in 2016

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AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement on news that there would be no cost-of-living increase for Social Security beneficiaries for 2016: “This is disappointing news for more than 4.2 million Floridians of all ages who now receive earned Social Security benefits, from more than a quarter million children of deceased or disabled workers to nearly 3 million retired workers. This is only the third time in more than 40 years that Social Security recipients will see …

AARP FLORIDA PRESENTS DESTINO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 2015

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AARP will help host the sixth in a series of groundbreaking volunteer-development conferences at Miami-Dade College Nov. 7, AARP leaders in Miami Dade announced today. “Have you been looking to get involved in your community? Want to help others make your community better but don’t know where to start? Then you should consider Destino our one-day Leadership Academy,” said Ivonne Fernandez, AARP Florida Associate State Director and the creator and founder of Destino. “This is an opportunity for you to …

Concierto de AARP en Miami

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No te pierdas a Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno y Jon Secada el sábado 16 de mayo en el Miami Beach Convention Center durante el Evento Life@50+ de AARP. Dulces sonidos en South Beach La superestrella y siete veces ganadora del premio Grammy Gloria Estefan se une a la leyenda del espectáculo, Rita Moreno,  ganadora de los premios Grammy, Emmy, Tony y Óscar, y al dos veces ganador del premio Grammy Jon Secada el sábado para una noche de música que …

AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo

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AARP is helping innovative business leaders connect with capital and future customers through the trendy crowdsourcing phenomenon – and this time, the focus is on consumers 50-plus. The fourth AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch competition May 14-16 will end with two innovative entrepreneurs getting financial backing for their business plans in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector. The AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo showcases the latest trends in digital health technology solutions across a spectrum of health and wellness challenges …

AARP: Is Your Florida Neighborhood Livable Today and In the Future?

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New Livability Index helps you assess, plan for needs and wants. St. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The AARP Public Policy Institute today is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs.  People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a comprehensive range of metrics that reflect …

AARP Hosts Annual Life@50+ Event in Miami

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You’re invited to join AARP and our energetic group of volunteers to be “goodwill ambassadors” to more than 15,000 guests at Life@50+ Miami | AARP’s National Event & Expo in sunny Miami Beach. Meet new friends, save a little cash, and make this fun-filled celebration of life over 50 even more memorable! On May 14 through the 16, AARP will host its annual Life At 50-Plus Event at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The event will feature three days of …

AARP hosted the fifth annual Destino Leadership Academy under the theme The Face of Influence 2014.

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More than 350 South Floridians invested a recent Saturday learning some skills that could pay big dividends for people 50+ in their communities – and as with most good investments, it will take time to see the full payoff. The DESTINO Leadership Academy brought 350 community leaders from local government, faith-based organizations, the Asian-American Federation and other corporations to Miami-Dade College in Miami.  Attendees built leadership and community-engagement skills they can put to work on  important social issues like education, …

Annette Franqui Begins AARP Board of Directors Term

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Washington, D.C. –AARP today welcomed Annette Franqui to its Board of Directors. The all-volunteer, 21-member Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP.  Some of the major responsibilities of AARP Directors are to approve the budget and monitor AARP finances, determine the Association’s state and national legislative policy agenda, and set policy that guides the association’s strategic plans and activities. “I am honored to serve on AARP’s Board of Directors.” Franqui said. “It is an organization committed to service, …

AARP Driver Safety Debuts Enhanced Version of Driving Refresher Course Designed to Help Participants Stay Ahead of a Changing Driving Landscape

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The cars we drive are getting smarter.  So is AARP’s safe-driver course.  The AARP initiative that has helped older drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel since 1979 debuted its new AARP Smart Driver™ Course this month. The course is now available throughout Florida in both a classroom setting, led by certified volunteer instructors, and online.  Why should Florida drivers be interested in refreshing their skills? Automobile technology, traffic laws and the entire driving landscape have changed dramatically …