Caregiver Expo Features AARP Expert Amy Goyer

Caregiver Expo Features AARP Expert Amy Goyer

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Author and nationally known AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer will share her expertise in juggling work and caregiving as the closing speaker at Caregiver Expo 2014, on April 26 in Jacksonville. The annual event, organized by the Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida, is a day devoted to caregivers, featuring community exhibitors, educational sessions, door prizes, free health screenings and fun activities to help caregivers renew and rejuvenate their caregiving spirit. As an expert on multigenerational and aging issues, Goyer is …

Better health coverage, stronger consumer protections top AARP’s Florida legislative list

Better health coverage, stronger consumer protections top AARP’s Florida legislative list

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Expanding access to affordable quality health care and fighting to protect consumers and vulnerable seniors are part of AARP’s legislative focus in 2014, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today. “For AARP’s 2.7 million members in Florida, the 2014 legislative session offers opportunities to expand access to affordable quality health care for those struggling to find it, to protect vulnerable residents of assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, and to fight for consumers and utility ratepayers,” said Johnson. Johnson added:  …

AARP Foundation is stamping out hunger

AARP Foundation is stamping out hunger

Posted on 11/15/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Hunger is a major issue facing many older Floridians. In 2012,about 22% of all Florida residents reported not having enough money to buy food in the last year, and about 7% of all older Floridians are at risk of hunger. That’s why AARP is involved in several initiatives to help feed the hungry. With programs like AARP’s Drive to End Hunger and No Mas Hambre and the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), AARP is trying to leave hunger in …

Have Health Care Questions? Find Answers Online

Have Health Care Questions? Find Answers Online

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Looking for information about health conditions or health care providers? A state website, FloridaHealthFinder.gov, offers answers, and AARP Florida is encouraging people to learn how to use it through a free online seminar. Managed by a committee that includes an AARP representative, the site provides practical information such as prescription drug prices in the area and location of health care providers. New to the site is a section on nursing homes, with details on price, occupancy and ratings. With more …

AARP wants you to stay “Fit” behind the Wheel and in the Home.

AARP wants you to stay “Fit” behind the Wheel and in the Home.

Posted on 10/30/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Make Driving and Living at Home Safer and Easier with CarFit and Home Fit When we think about being fit it is often related to taking care of our bodies.  But what about ensuring that the vehicles we drive and the house we live in are in working order as well? That is where AARP’s CarFit and Home Fit programs can help. “CarFit,” which is co-sponsored by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),  is …

Medicare Beneficiaries: It’s that time of year to compare health plans for your best fit

Posted on 10/3/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Health & Wellbeing With adults under age 65 signing up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, many people in Medicare are concerned about how the new law will affect them. The best advice– take the time to assess your personal situation and compare plans, but don’t be confused between Medicare Open Enrollment and enrollment in an “Obamacare,” plan. AARP Vice President of Health and Family Nicole Duritz, explains “It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to know that during the open …