AARP Florida names Land O'Lakes chapter as Chapter of the Year

AARP Florida names Land O’Lakes chapter as Chapter of the Year

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Local Resources AARP Florida Names Land O’ Lakes Chapter to Top Honor Land O’ Lakes, Fla – A Land O’ Lakes’ AARP chapter, Chapter No. 4764, has been chosen as Florida’s AARP Chapter of the Year, AARP Florida announced today. “AARP is grateful for the work of the Land O’Lakes Chapter and all Florida AARP chapters,” said AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson. “ They are great legacies of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and her motto ‘To serve and not …

AARP Driver Safety Debuts Enhanced Version of Driving Refresher Course Designed to Help Participants Stay Ahead of a Changing Driving Landscape

Posted on 01/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Local Resources The cars we drive are getting smarter.  So is AARP’s safe-driver course.  The AARP initiative that has helped older drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel since 1979 debuted its new AARP Smart Driver™ Course this month. The course is now available throughout Florida in both a classroom setting, led by certified volunteer instructors, and online.  Why should Florida drivers be interested in refreshing their skills? Automobile technology, traffic laws and the entire driving landscape have changed dramatically …

Redefining retirement with Life Reimagined and Encore Tampa Bay

Redefining retirement with Life Reimagined and Encore Tampa Bay

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Local Resources Boomers are constantly redefining what it means to retire. The closer they get to retirement age, the more they’re becoming entrepreneurs and enterprisers. Enter AARP’s Life Reimagined program. Life Reimagined was launched to address the unmet needs of millions seeking inspiration, information and guidance. Its goal is to help turn peoples’ goals and dreams into real possibilities through online and offline programs, experiences, resources and services that help people adapt to their new life phase and live their best lives. …

Learn how you can protect yourself from fraud.

Learn how you can protect yourself from fraud.

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Local Resources Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. Research shows that more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012, according to the latest Javelin Strategy and Research reports on identity fraud. Older adults tend to be bilked out of about $3 billion every year.  With AARP’s Fruad Watch Network, you will learn the tricks of the con trade to better protect yourselves. Con artists use a myriad …

Have Health Care Questions? Find Answers Online

Have Health Care Questions? Find Answers Online

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

Local Resources 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’s HomeFit and CarFit event to Take Place October 17th

AARP’s HomeFit and CarFit event to Take Place October 17th

Posted on 10/7/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Local Resources         Resource for Residents 50+ Who Want to Make Their Homes and Cars More Sustainable for the Coming Years TAMPA, FL – Join AARP FL in association with HomeFit and CarFit for an event to remember. Older homeowners and drivers will gain necessary skills to make their cars and homes more accessible. AARP has teamed up with HomeFit, CarFit, AAA, and the American Occupational Therapy Program to make this event possible. Older homeowners and drivers will be …