Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press For immediate release Dec. 18, 2014 Contact: Dave Bruns dbruns@aarp.org   Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation Out of the media spotlight, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Ander Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville, worked together to help volunteers help older taxpayers St. Petersburg, Fla. – Working together without fanfare, two Florida members of Congress cooperated in recent weeks to provide extra support for volunteers nationwide who have worked tirelessly to help millions …

Ken Thomas Appointed as AARP Florida Volunteer State President 

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida A longtime community leader, Thomas brings record of service to all generations to new role.   Kenneth “Ken” Thomas, 60, of Boca Raton is AARP Florida’s new volunteer state president, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today. “On behalf of 2.8 million AARP members across Florida, we are delighted that Ken Thomas will serve as our volunteer state president and a leading voice for Floridians 50+,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director.  “Ken’s experience and commitment to improving …

Boom Into 2015 with AARP Tallahassee

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Local Resources By the time you turn 50, you know a lot about the world. But when it comes to retirement planning and life at 50+, you’re only just now stepping into a new phase that changes everything. While this new phase comes with incredible opportunities, it can also involve some onerous challenges that may require some help. To answer all of the important questions and hear your stories and concerns, AARP Tallahassee is proud to announce the 2015 Boomer Academy series. …

Learn to Use Smartphones and Tablets

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Florida | Home & Family Smartphones and tablet computers are incredibly capable tools. But are you squeezing all the value out of your device? An AARP TEK (Technology, Education, Knowledge) Workshop will show beginners how to use their devices and unlock the secrets for more experienced users. These free two-hour, hands-on sessions are taught by expert volunteers. You can bring your own device or borrow one there. All participants will receive a free stylus pen and guidebook to take home. Lunchtime, afternoon and evening sessions …

Risk of Hunger Looms Over 1 in 6 Older Residents

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources By Susannah Nesmith Bernardo and Fabiola Hernandez went to Unidad of Miami Beach, a community-based service organization, looking for help. Fabiola, 70, clutched a folder of documents that showed she and her husband receive only $51 a month in food stamps. A printout listed their combined monthly Social Security benefits of just $1,317. But the most critical evidence of their need was their doctor’s warning: They were both anemic. “We only eat meat once a month,” said Bernardo, 73. “After …

La amenaza del hambre acecha a muchos

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Bernardo y Fabiola Hernández preparan la cena en su apartamento de Miami Beach. — Foto: Josh Prezant. Bernardo y Fabiola Hernández acudieron a Unidad de Miami Beach, una organización de servicio comunitaria, buscando ayuda. Fabiola, de 70 años, llevaba una carpeta de documentos que demostraban que ella y su marido reciben solamente $51 por mes en cupones para alimentos. Una hoja impresa listaba los beneficios mensuales del Seguro Social combinados de ambos, de apenas $1,317. Pero la evidencia más determinante de su …