Spring training for an older America: White House Conference on Aging comes to Tampa

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The Great American Pastime Arrives in Tampa On Thursday, February 19, 2015, a group of professionals, some amateurs and spectators begin a season of what has become a national pastime in Tampa, Florida. Of course pitchers, catchers and some other baseball players arrive in our great state, but at Hillsborough Community College, AARP Florida plays host to another national pastime that some may find more important in their lifetimes: the White House Conferences on Aging, a once-in-every-decade national bipartisan tradition …

AARP Florida Volunteers Join National Leadership Development Program

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AARP has selected Ken Thomas of Boca Raton and Billie Holmes of Jacksonville to participate in the newest class of the Volunteer Leadership Institute program.  Billie Holmes of Jacksonville and Ken Thomas of Boca Raton, both longtime community leaders, have been selected to join just 15-25 volunteers nationally to participate in an AARP initiative to support volunteers in taking larger leadership roles, not only in AARP but in other volunteer organizations, AARP Florida announced today. Holmes and Thomas will be …

AARP wants you to stay “Fit” behind the Wheel and in the Home.

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Make Driving and Living at Home Safer and Easier with CarFit and Home Fit When we think about being fit it is often related to taking care of our bodies.  But what about ensuring that the vehicles we drive and the house we live in are in working order as well? That is where AARP’s CarFit and Home Fit programs can help. “CarFit,” which is co-sponsored by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),  is …

AARP Hosts a Community Leaders Forum to Examine Our Love Affairs with Places

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ST PETERSBURG –Pinellas County is most widely recognized for its wide stretches of white sandy beaches. But it is people’s true love affair with St. Petersburg that makes it such a great place to live, work or retire.  AARP has been working across Florida and the nation to make communities more livable for all generations. That’s why AARP Florida hosted a group of civic, arts, and cultural leaders to examine the factors that go into creating a livable community for …

Medicare Beneficiaries: It’s that time of year to compare health plans for your best fit

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With adults under age 65 signing up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, many people in Medicare are concerned about how the new law will affect them. The best advice– take the time to assess your personal situation and compare plans, but don’t be confused between Medicare Open Enrollment and enrollment in an “Obamacare,” plan. AARP Vice President of Health and Family Nicole Duritz, explains “It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to know that during the open …

Come experience Life@50+, AARP’s National Event and Expo this year!

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Atlanta will host the event Oct. 3-5, and you’ve got so many great reasons to register: world-class entertainers, dynamic speakers, lifestyle and learning sessions and a jam-packed exhibit floor. Along with all that will go on in the Georgia World Congress Center, join us on Thursday, Oct. 3rd as we head out into the community for the 2013 Life@50+ Day of Service and a wide range of volunteer opportunities in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Help us leave a lasting impression …

Speak Up about Social Security’s future!

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On the 78th Anniversary of Social Security, we are facing proposals that could harm your Social Security as well as your Medicare benefits.  Social Security provides a basic foundation of income security for Americans.  Florida’s seniors count on Social Security earned through a lifetime of work.  It keeps middle-income and older Floridians from falling into poverty and it plays an important role in our state’s economy. With so much at stake, the debate and decisions about Social Security’s future deserve …

Help For Seniors With Mortgage Foreclosure Problems

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AARP FOUNDATION HOUSING SOLUTIONS CENTER JOINS WITH CITY OF MIAMI TO HELP SENIORS WITH MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PROBLEMS Miami, FL – City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins announced today that they’ve joined forces to provide greater access and convenient assistance to older residents in the city of Miami who are struggling with foreclosure and home mortgage problems.  Under the new alliance, Miami residents calling the city’s 311 information and referral center for mortgage and …

AARP Survey: Florida Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI

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Florida Members of Congress and Senators Could Lose Older Voters by Backing Proposed Cut to Social Security, Vets Benefits—New AARP Poll Florida Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI, Believe Social Security Should Not Be Cut to Reduce the Deficit St. Petersburg, Fla. –Today AARP Florida released new survey results that show 71 percent of older Florida voters, including strong majorities across party lines, would be less favorable to their member of Congress or Senator if the member voted for a …

Get Involved – April is Florida Volunteer Month

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April is Florida Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the contributions that Floridians 50+ provide to their communities through volunteer work and a chance for us all to think about how we can help make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors.  There are limitless opportunities in Florida, and every special skill and talent can be utilized in some way or another. Volunteering is a great way to get out of the house, to make new friends, and …