Recharge your inner “Techie” with AARP TEK

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Florida | Home & Family Technology, Education & Knowledge: That’s what AARP TEK stands for, and based on feedback from the hundreds that have attended workshops to date, it also stands for empowerment, access and fun. When you attend an AARP TEK workshop, you will be in the company of Boomers and other AARP members with a common thirst for technology. Want to learn how to video chat, text, Tweet, use Facebook, take photos and videos, upload them and share them – and how to …

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Events | Florida | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press Jacksonville, Fla. — AARP is offering an innovative new approach to helping people 50+ find trusted tips and tactics to deal with the life choices facing everyone age 50+ — and it’s getting its start in Jacksonville. It’s called AARP Jacksonville’s Boomer Academy series.  Designed to help Jacksonville residents age 50-67 navigate the choices facing everyone age 50+, Boomer Academy bring together AARP members or anyone who wants to learn about an important issue with thought leaders who can give you …

AARP Florida informs voters on key 2014 issues

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy | Florida It started months ago – a relentless barrage of negative TV ads, where each side in the 2014 elections attacks the other.  Add in constant partisan chatter elsewhere on TV, and voters can face a big challenge separating the spin and the substance. That’s why AARP Florida is providing voters 50+ with accurate information on a broad range of issues.  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership association that does not endorse candidates for any elective or appointive office, nor does …

AARP Florida and the City of Orlando Take on Fraud

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida Each year millions of adults 50+ fall victim to fraud, especially in Florida – considered by many to be the worst hot spot in the nation for fraud-related crime. Because AARP believes that one’s ability to protect oneself should not be limited by age, AARP Florida and the city of Orlando are joining forces for a Scam Jam event on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood Neighborhood Center, to help educate older adults on …

Hey Florida Boomers: Get ready for your ‘second act’!

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida | Volunteering Monica Stynchula is not a conventional retiree. After working as a medical social worker and home-schooling her children, Stynchula, like many Boomers, was looking for her “What’s Next” after retirement and found it in her new company. Stynchula used the combination of her skill set and the motivation of seeing her father live though cancer to start a new business that not only benefitted her, but benefited the community as well. She founded and became the CEO of Dovetail Care, …

Saved by the Grace of God and Medicare!

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Health & Wellbeing By Cathy Kerns Two weeks ago, news organizations across America carried encouraging news:  Medicare, the landmark government health insurance program for those 65 and older, is in stronger financial condition than it’s been for years.  The news came only two days after Medicare celebrated the 49th anniversary of its enactment, on July 30, 1965. Having recently turned 65, I am celebrating too.  Together with hundreds of thousands of other Central Florida residents, Medicare has made a big positive difference in …