Tis the season to be jolly and to stay alert!

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

Home & Family 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. …

Recharge your inner “Techie” with AARP TEK

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Home & Family Technology, Education & Knowledge: That’s what AARP TEK stands for, and based on feedback from the hundreds that have attended workshops to date, it also stands for empowerment, access and fun. When you attend an AARP TEK workshop, you will be in the company of Boomers and other AARP members with a common thirst for technology. Want to learn how to video chat, text, Tweet, use Facebook, take photos and videos, upload them and share them – and how to …

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

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

Home & Family 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 …

Reimagine Your Life at Boomer Checkup

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family For most of your adult life, you were focusing on your career, kids, marriage, mortgage and other significant matters. Now you may be asking “what-next” questions such as: Retire or keep working? Keep the house or get a condo? Start a business? Learn a new skill? Start volunteering? How will I stay busy? Will the money last? These are the kinds of subjects you can explore at the AARP Life Reimagined “Checkup,” which is coming to Jacksonville June 16. Aimed …

Keep Your Home: Dealing with Foreclosure Risk

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family In the state with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation, AARP Florida and AARP Foundation are reaching out to more than 180,000 homeowners age 50-plus who are at risk of foreclosure. Bilingual call specialists at the foundation’s Housing Solutions Center can put homeowners in touch with HUD-certified counselors for practical advice. The center also provides information on scams related to foreclosure prevention and loan modifications. About 111,000 Floridians lost homes to foreclosure in 2013. Seriously delinquent mortgages among Floridians …

Florida session a step forward for caregivers; not for ALF reform

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Home & Family Tallahassee, Fla. – State lawmakers took positive steps in 2014 toward supporting families caring for frail loved ones, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said as lawmakers adjourned their regular session in early May. But the repeated failure of efforts to reform assisted living facility (ALF) regulation raises serious questions for Floridians of all ages, Johnson added. “After years of delay and maneuvering, AARP had hoped to see the Legislature enact needed reform of the assisted living facility in Florida …