Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

Caregiver Expo Features AARP Expert Amy Goyer

Caregiver Expo Features AARP Expert Amy Goyer

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

Home & Family 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 …

More Money Needed for Community Care

More Money Needed for Community Care

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Kathleen Haughney When Chris MacLellan’s partner, Richard Schiffer, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer two years ago, MacLellan became a full-time caregiver. “You don’t get a day off,” said MacLellan, 57, coordinator of senior services for Sunshine Services Inc. in Wilton Manors and a local activist known as the Bow-Tie Guy. Schiffer, 83, who died earlier this month reached the point where he  could not stay at home alone during the day. But the options for senior care in Florida …

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Join AARP Jacksonville for our Boomer Academy series

Posted on 02/28/2014 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 trusted experts who can give you …

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

Home & Family 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 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

Home & Family 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 …