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 …

AARP Florida Working towards Safer Streets for Pedestrians

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Florida When asked to imagine a traffic accident, most Americans imagine two cars colliding instead of a pedestrian and a vehicle. This lack of consideration for walkers is causing pedestrian fatalities to increase while overall traffic fatalities decrease. Nationally, in 2012, pedestrians accounted for 14 percent of all traffic deaths, up six percent from 2011. This is a particularly important issue in Florida because our state is home to the top four most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. According to “Dangerous …

Florida has the four most dangerous metro areas for pedestrians in US, report says

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Press The report ranks 51 metro areas across the U.S. for pedestrian safety. Florida has all four of the most dangerous communities in the nation, the report says – mirroring similar results in a 2011 study. St. Petersburg, Fla. – Four Florida metro areas — Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa- St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jacksonville and Miami-Dade-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, are the four most dangerous communities for pedestrians among the 51 largest metro areas in the nation, according to a new report released May 20 by the …