AARP Florida: Fighting for you in the 2015 Legislative Session

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

Advocacy | Florida Improving state services that help you remain in your home as you grow older, battling against unfair utility rates and fighting for better state health services for Floridians 50+ are among the top areas AARP Florida will focus on in the 2015 state legislative session, the state’s top AARP leader said. “AARP fights to enhance the quality of life for the 50+ and their families.  In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, we will continue to deliver on this mission as …

Tis the season to be jolly and to stay alert!

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Home & Family | Local Resources The holiday season is just around the corner, and for scammers this means open season. To help you and your loved ones stay protected, AARP has compiled a short list of a few holiday scams you should be wary of. 1) Gift card gotchas Beware of gift cards from display racks. Thieves are known to take these cards, copy the code that’s underneath the scratch-off strip, place the cards back on the rack and wait for them to be purchased. …

Future Life for 50+

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Florida | Money & Work For the last six years, I’ve served as volunteer state president of AARP Florida. It’s definitely been a learning experience. And most of my learning has been about people age 50+ in Florida. Over the last six years, I’ve worked with fascinating people and heard scores of experts on all sorts of topics. Here are three important trends I see ahead for the 50+ population: Economic security will be a growing problem. As we transition from the traditional “defined benefit” …

AARP Florida Wishes State President Farewell

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Volunteering Since its inception, AARP has been a membership organization that relies on volunteers. Our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, was a volunteer throughout her time leading the organization. To this day, AARP’s all-volunteer board of directors and national president continue that tradition of volunteer leadership. In Florida, state presidents serve as lead volunteer, spokesperson and strategic partner for state directors like me. In my 14 years with AARP (four as state director), I have been fortunate to work with three …

Dolphins Team Up to Help Those in Need

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Local Resources | Volunteering Floridians now have another reason to root for the Miami Dolphins: The NFL team is working with the AARP state office and AARP Foundation to help older South Floridians in need. The collaborative effort focuses on the foundation’s four priority issues—hunger, isolation, income and housing. Volunteers gather once a month on a Saturday, and quarterly for larger community service events. In September, AARP staff and volunteers teamed up with Dolphins fans to pack 1 million meals for hungry South Florida …