Learn to Use Smartphones and Tablets

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Smartphones and tablet computers are incredibly capable tools. But are you squeezing all the value out of your device? An AARP TEK (Technology, Education, Knowledge) Workshop will show beginners how to use their devices and unlock the secrets for more experienced users. These free two-hour, hands-on sessions are taught by expert volunteers. You can bring your own device or borrow one there. All participants will receive a free stylus pen and guidebook to take home. Lunchtime, afternoon and evening sessions …

La amenaza del hambre acecha a muchos

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Bernardo y Fabiola Hernández preparan la cena en su apartamento de Miami Beach. — Foto: Josh Prezant. Bernardo y Fabiola Hernández acudieron a Unidad de Miami Beach, una organización de servicio comunitaria, buscando ayuda. Fabiola, de 70 años, llevaba una carpeta de documentos que demostraban que ella y su marido reciben solamente $51 por mes en cupones para alimentos. Una hoja impresa listaba los beneficios mensuales del Seguro Social combinados de ambos, de apenas $1,317. Pero la evidencia más determinante de su …

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 …