Come on Down: Should State Do More to Lure Retirees?

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Local Resources By Susannah Nesmith Terry and Cynthia Dove always expected to retire in Southern California, where they had lived for 30 years before moving home to Illinois late in their careers. Both of their children and their four grandchildren are still in California. Then Florida beckoned. “We did our pros and cons list,” said Terry, 65, a retired police chief. “The warm weather is obviously a big draw and the tax situation was beneficial.” What drew them to The Villages, a …

AARP Scorecard: Florida, Nation’s Grayest State, Ranks 43rd In U.S. In Support For Frail Older Floridians, Disabled And Families Caring For Loved Ones

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press More should be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially care quality and support for families caring for those with disabilities or frail loved ones St. Petersburg, Fla. – Florida ranks 43rd in the U.S. in helping older Floridians and their families to live independently at home and in their communities, according to a new AARP scorecard issued today. AARP Florida’s state director said state leaders should accelerate the pace of change and focus especially on programs paid for …

Welcome to Ideas@50+

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Florida Join us this September 4-6 in beautiful San Diego and be one of the first to attend this new annual experience. It’s your opportunity to engage and network with today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Lifestyle. Enjoy three days of provocative discussions on trends, share ideas and walk away with practical options for your own life. Ideas@50+ is everything you love about AARP events…and so much more. …

Reimagine Your Life at Boomer Checkup

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

Florida | 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

Florida | 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 …

Time to Plan and Prepare for the 2014 Hurricane Season

Posted on 05/27/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Local Resources As the 2014 hurricane season begins on June 1, AARP Florida is urging our nearly 3 million Florida members to prepare for this year’s season. Fortunately, it’s been seven years without a Category 5 hurricane in Florida. But the truth is, all Floridians, especially older adults, should be on their guard for a major storm. To help, we have compiled several hurricane-preparedness tips to consider that are specifically tailored to Floridians 50+: • Prepare to be self-sufficient for at least …