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 …

Where Does Florida Fit In The New ‘Longevity Economy?’

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press Media Advisory September 25, 2014 Media Contact Only:     Kathy Marma, 866.595.7678 AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson will be available for media interviews to discuss the “Longevity Economy”  St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP and Oxford Economics will release a report on Florida’s “Longevity Economy” Monday, Sept. 29th, 2014 detailing the economic activity supported by the consumer spending of households headed by someone age 50 and older. The report will be released on AARP Florida’s State webpage, www.aarp.org/fl. AARP Florida State …

AARP presents Miami Seaquarium’s Flipper with AARP life size membership card in honor of 50th anniversary

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press CONTACT: Jessyca Sosa jsosa@aarp.org 954-646-4584 AARP PRESENTS MIAMI SEAQUARIUM’S FLIPPER WITH AARP LIFE SIZE MEMBERSHIP CARD IN HONOR OF 50th ANNIVERSARY WHO: AARP Florida, AARP Members, AARP Volunteers and Miami Seaquarium WHAT: AARP presents Flipper with Life size Membership Card for 50th Anniversary WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014 TIME: 11 a.m. WHERE: Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33149 (305) 361-5705 WHY: Miami Seaquarium, the original film location of the popular TV series “Flipper,” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of …

Help Us Tackle Older Adult Hunger Sept. 20

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering Team up with the Miami Dolphins, AARP and AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger to pack one million meals for hungry older adults in Southern Florida on September 20, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. You’ll spend a couple hours alongside some of your favorite Dolphins alumni players, cheerleaders and TD. And as an added incentive, the Dolphins will be raffling off some great prizes! Meals will benefit Feeding South Florida. SIGN UP TODAY In May, AARP Foundation and the Miami …

Not All Cancers are Pink

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 20,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010 making it the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in America. Yet, many cases of ovarian cancer are undetected until it has spread and is difficult to treat. Fortunately, detecting the cancer in its early stages can yield a survival rate of more than 93 percent. Because September is National Ovarian …