Saved by the Grace of God and Medicare!

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Health & Wellbeing By Cathy Kerns Two weeks ago, news organizations across America carried encouraging news:  Medicare, the landmark government health insurance program for those 65 and older, is in stronger financial condition than it’s been for years.  The news came only two days after Medicare celebrated the 49th anniversary of its enactment, on July 30, 1965. Having recently turned 65, I am celebrating too.  Together with hundreds of thousands of other Central Florida residents, Medicare has made a big positive difference in …

AARP survey: Voters 50+ worried about finances, economy

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Press AARP SURVEY: MOST FLORIDA VOTERS 50+ SAY INCOMES FALLING BEHIND INFLATION; HALF SAY THEY HAVE OR WILL POSTPONE RETIREMENT TO SAVE MORE New survey shows non-retired Florida voters worried about financial future, strongly in favor of more help for family caregivers; most say they have or will be caregivers St. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As Florida’s November elections approach, Florida voters age 50+ are worried about their finances, with nearly six in 10 saying their incomes are falling behind the cost …

Find How Your Legislator Voted on Key Issues

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Florida | Press AARP Florida Legislative Voting Record: AARP Florida legislative voting record provides detailed information on how your legislator voted on support for living independently, assisted-living facility reform and other key issues. Finding out how your state legislators voted in the 2014 Legislature just got easier, with the release today of AARP Florida’s third annual Legislative Voting Record, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said today. The AARP Florida legislative voting record contains detailed information on legislators’ votes on a range of …

Medicare Celebrates 49 Years

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Florida | Press This month marks Medicare’s anniversary, and for more than 50 million beneficiaries nationwide, that truly is something to celebrate. Medicare turns 49 on July 30, and like many Americans 50+, an AARP membership card is waiting in the mailbox. At any age, change is constant – and this applies to Medicare, too. AARP’s Health Law Guide can help you stay on top of the most recent changes to your Medicare benefits. The guide can also create a personalized report that …

AARP Real Possibilities Are in the Air in Jacksonville

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Volunteering If you don’t think real possibilities when you think about AARP, then you don’t know “AARP.” Learn more about AARP in Jacksonville by tuning into WCGL –AM 1360 for “News You Can Use, from AARP” at 8:30 am every Tuesday. This month our shows will be focusing on the Forever Fit 50 & Beyond Senior Games that will be taking place in Jacksonville Oct. 6-11, 2014. Tune in to learn how you can be part of the games! We will …

Gray is Gold: Gaining 50+ residents would be good for Florida

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Money & Work St. Petersburg, Fla. – There’s no disputing that tourism is a huge Florida industry and adds immensely to the state’s economic health. But Social Security alone contributes 738,000 jobs to Florida per year, not including all the other ways in which Florida’s 50+ population boosts Florida’s economy, its communities and its culture. You may hear such statistics regularly in coming months as AARP Florida focuses on educating key business and political leaders on the huge benefits to the Sunshine State that …