Six Ways AARP Florida Fights for You

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

About AARP  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 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, …

AARP Florida Working towards Safer Streets for Pedestrians

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP When asked to imagine a traffic accident, most Americans imagine two cars colliding instead of a pedestrian and a vehicle. This lack of consideration for walkers is causing pedestrian fatalities to increase while overall traffic fatalities decrease. Nationally, in 2012, pedestrians accounted for 14 percent of all traffic deaths, up six percent from 2011. This is a particularly important issue in Florida because our state is home to the top four most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. According to “Dangerous …

AARP brings national caregiving expert to Jacksonville April 26

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP Jacksonville, Fla. – AARP is bringing a nationally known caregiving expert and author, Amy Goyer, to Jacksonville in late April to celebrate the contributions of caregivers juggling many family roles and to provide useful tips and tools for caregivers. “Supporting caregivers is important to AARP members in Jacksonville and across the country,” said AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, who grew up in Jacksonville.  “We’re delighted to support the Caregiving Expo 2014 in this way as part of our work …

Excitement building for AARP-sponsored Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP Jacksonville, Fla. – Excitement is building as AARP and the City of Jacksonville finalize plans to offer great music, great fun and a wonderful, family-friendly event over Memorial Day weekend at the 32nd Jacksonville Jazz Festival May 22-26.  It’s the biggest in a series of fun, informational and educational events planned this year in Jacksonville. For the first time this year, AARP will be the presenting sponsor of the event.  Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson …

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP 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 trusted experts who can give you …