Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events 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 thought leaders who can give you …

AARP Florida and the City of Orlando Take on Fraud

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events Each year millions of adults 50+ fall victim to fraud, especially in Florida – considered by many to be the worst hot spot in the nation for fraud-related crime. Because AARP believes that one’s ability to protect oneself should not be limited by age, AARP Florida and the city of Orlando are joining forces for a Scam Jam event on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood Neighborhood Center, to help educate older adults on …

Hey Florida Boomers: Get ready for your ‘second act’!

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events Monica Stynchula is not a conventional retiree. After working as a medical social worker and home-schooling her children, Stynchula, like many Boomers, was looking for her “What’s Next” after retirement and found it in her new company. Stynchula used the combination of her skill set and the motivation of seeing her father live though cancer to start a new business that not only benefitted her, but benefited the community as well. She founded and became the CEO of Dovetail Care, …

Join AARP Tallahassee for free brain-health event May 17

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events Tallahassee, Fla.- Many Floridians 50+ know it’s important to exercise physically, but how many of us exercise our brains regularly? AARP Florida, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and Florida State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are partnering to provide a free discussion on the aging brain, memory and brain health issues from 10 am to noon Saturday, May 17.  The event will take place at the Augustus B. TurnBull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola Street. Staying …

All That Jazz Takes Over Jacksonville

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Downtown Jacksonville will be hopping and bopping to the sounds of live music during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, May 23-25. The festival features free outdoor stages where audiences can groove to nationally renowned musicians such as singer Al Jarreau, keyboardist Lao Tizer, saxophonist Boney James and keyboardist Marcus Johnson, plus local favorites. AARP is sponsoring the Swingin’ Stage on East Bay Street near the corner of Marsh Street. Other outdoor stages will be at East Bay and Newnan streets and …

AARP brings national caregiving expert to Jacksonville April 26

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

Events 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 …