AARP Florida informs voters on key 2014 issues

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy | Florida It started months ago – a relentless barrage of negative TV ads, where each side in the 2014 elections attacks the other.  Add in constant partisan chatter elsewhere on TV, and voters can face a big challenge separating the spin and the substance. That’s why AARP Florida is providing voters 50+ with accurate information on a broad range of issues.  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership association that does not endorse candidates for any elective or appointive office, nor does …

AARP Florida and the City of Orlando Take on Fraud

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida Each year millions of adults 50+ fall victim to fraud, especially in Florida – considered by many to be the worst hot spot in the nation for fraud-related crime. Because AARP believes that one’s ability to protect oneself should not be limited by age, AARP Florida and the city of Orlando are joining forces for a Scam Jam event on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood Neighborhood Center, to help educate older adults on …

Hey Florida Boomers: Get ready for your ‘second act’!

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida | Volunteering Monica Stynchula is not a conventional retiree. After working as a medical social worker and home-schooling her children, Stynchula, like many Boomers, was looking for her “What’s Next” after retirement and found it in her new company. Stynchula used the combination of her skill set and the motivation of seeing her father live though cancer to start a new business that not only benefitted her, but benefited the community as well. She founded and became the CEO of Dovetail Care, …

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 …