Milagros “Millie” Cooper Receives 2014 AARP Florida Andrus Award

Posted on 10/11/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Volunteering St. Petersburg, Fla. – Milagros “Millie” Cooper has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2014 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Florida selected Cooper for her remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Cooper began volunteering at 17 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan mentoring …

Temas importantes para los votantes mayores

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Español | Florida Por Tom Scherberger El electorado de Florida elegirá entre muchos candidatos en las elecciones del 4 de noviembre: a gobernador, vicegobernador y tres cargos en el gabinete; a los 120 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes estatal y 20 del Senado estatal; y los 27 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. El resultado tendrá un efecto directo sobre problemas de importancia crucial para los adultos mayores de Florida. Ningún otro estado tiene mayor concentración de residentes de 65 …

Nonpartisan AARP Florida Issues Voter Guides to Let You Know Where Sunshine State Candidates Stand on Issues That Matter to You

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 7, 2014 CONTACT Kathy Marma, 727.592.8004 kmarma@aarp.org or Dave Bruns, 850.577.5161 dbruns@aarp.org Nonpartisan AARP Florida Issues Voter Guides to Let You Know Where Sunshine State Candidates Stand on Issues That Matter to You AARP Reports Candidates’ Own Words on Support for Family Caregivers, Retirement Savings, Livable Communities; ‘You Be the Judge,’ AARP’s Johnson says St. Petersburg, Fla. –Today the nonpartisan AARP Florida released voter guides featuring positions from candidates for Governor and Congress – in their …

Important Issues for Older Voters

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida By Tom Scherberger Florida voters will choose from a host of candidates in the Nov. 4 election: for governor, lieutenant governor and three Cabinet posts; for all 120 state House and 20 state Senate seats; and for all 27 U.S. House seats. The outcome will have a direct impact on issues of critical importance to older Floridians. No other state has a higher concentration of residents 65 and older—17.6 percent. Eckerd College political science professor Tony Brunello said he expects …

AARP Creates Real Possibilities for Interns

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Florida I’ve been an intern with AARP Florida for the last nine months and I’m sad to say that my time is up. Lucky for me, what started out as a simple resume booster turned into one of the most valuable and inspiring experiences I’ve ever had. Unlike many internships where you fetch coffee and do the grunt work, AARP interns are considered a valued member of the communications team and are held to the same standards as a full-time employee. …

Gray is Gold: 50+ Add $429 Billion to Florida

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press AARP Report: Florida’s “Longevity Economy” Responsible for $429B in State GDP, 6 Million Jobs AARP Florida State Director Calls on Candidates to Talk About State Role in Attracting Boomers Orlando, Fla. – AARP and Oxford Economics released a report today on Florida’s “Longevity Economy” that shows that households headed by people 50 or older generate 54 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product ($428.7 billion), 58 percent of the state’s jobs (6,070,000) and 67 percent of Florida’s state and local …