AARP Real Possibilities Are in the Air in Jacksonville

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Volunteering If you don’t think real possibilities when you think about AARP, then you don’t know “AARP.” Learn more about AARP in Jacksonville by tuning into WCGL –AM 1360 for “News You Can Use, from AARP” at 8:30 am every Tuesday. This month our shows will be focusing on the Forever Fit 50 & Beyond Senior Games that will be taking place in Jacksonville Oct. 6-11, 2014. Tune in to learn how you can be part of the games! We will …

Gray is Gold: Gaining 50+ residents would be good for Florida

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Money & Work St. Petersburg, Fla. – There’s no disputing that tourism is a huge Florida industry and adds immensely to the state’s economic health. But Social Security alone contributes 738,000 jobs to Florida per year, not including all the other ways in which Florida’s 50+ population boosts Florida’s economy, its communities and its culture. You may hear such statistics regularly in coming months as AARP Florida focuses on educating key business and political leaders on the huge benefits to the Sunshine State that …

Six Ways AARP Florida Fights for You

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Florida  A few months after starting AARP in 1958, Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP’s founder, opened a Hospitality Center in St. Petersburg. The center welcomed Northern retirees visiting Florida in the winter and offered a place for those interested in the new association to receive discounts on prescriptions and medical supplies. Back then, AARP was helping Americans 50+ explore real possibilities in Florida. Fifty-six years later, AARP is still in Florida offering programs and services designed to help people explore and achieve …

Annette Franqui Begins AARP Board of Directors Term

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

About AARP | Florida | Press 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, …

Come on Down: Should State Do More to Lure Retirees?

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Local Resources By Susannah Nesmith Terry and Cynthia Dove always expected to retire in Southern California, where they had lived for 30 years before moving home to Illinois late in their careers. Both of their children and their four grandchildren are still in California. Then Florida beckoned. “We did our pros and cons list,” said Terry, 65, a retired police chief. “The warm weather is obviously a big draw and the tax situation was beneficial.” What drew them to The Villages, a …

AARP Scorecard: Florida, Nation’s Grayest State, Ranks 43rd In U.S. In Support For Frail Older Floridians, Disabled And Families Caring For Loved Ones

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press More should be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially care quality and support for families caring for those with disabilities or frail loved ones St. Petersburg, Fla. – Florida ranks 43rd in the U.S. in helping older Floridians and their families to live independently at home and in their communities, according to a new AARP scorecard issued today. AARP Florida’s state director said state leaders should accelerate the pace of change and focus especially on programs paid for …