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Kathy Marma


Kathy is the Associate State Director - Communications.

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

Posted on 02/12/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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

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

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.

Posted on 10/30/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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

Posted on 10/9/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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!

Posted on 08/26/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

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 …