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Annette Franqui Begins AARP Board of Directors Term

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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

Posted on 01/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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 …

In 40 Days Women Can Gain Confidence About Their Future

Posted on 08/15/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

August 7, 2013, Miami, FL – Today, AARP launches its 40 Day Pledge website, The website – an extension of AARP’s initiative – empowers women with valuable information, free resources and interactive tools we can use to spark and complete a comprehensive long-term care plan in just a few steps. “AARP understands that women are central to the long-term wellbeing of our families, but what about our own futures? Our research tells us that the average caregiver spends …

AARP Florida names two South Florida residents to top volunteer advisory board

Posted on 01/23/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Miami, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson has appointed South Florida residents Horacio Soberon-Ferrer and Kenneth Thomas, as members of the AARP Florida Executive Council, a group of top volunteer advisors leading the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+ in the nation’s “grayest” state. “AARP Florida is pleased that two people with such proven community commitment and leadership capability have agreed to serve in this important role,” said Johnson. “Both men are passionate about helping all Americans …

Ways to Give Back: Crystal River Resident Honored with Top AARP Award

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | AARP Florida | Comments

AARP Florida has presented Crystal River resident Ruth Levins with its 2012 Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization’s top volunteer honor for the year. In the words of AARP Founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the greatest purpose in life for those 50 and older is “to serve, not be served.” With this motto in mind, AARP Florida honors one outstanding individual each year with the State Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most distinguished award for volunteerism. Levins, 76, …