Learn to Use Smartphones and Tablets

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Florida | Home & Family Smartphones and tablet computers are incredibly capable tools. But are you squeezing all the value out of your device? An AARP TEK (Technology, Education, Knowledge) Workshop will show beginners how to use their devices and unlock the secrets for more experienced users. These free two-hour, hands-on sessions are taught by expert volunteers. You can bring your own device or borrow one there. All participants will receive a free stylus pen and guidebook to take home. Lunchtime, afternoon and evening sessions …

Risk of Hunger Looms Over 1 in 6 Older Residents

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources By Susannah Nesmith Bernardo and Fabiola Hernandez went to Unidad of Miami Beach, a community-based service organization, looking for help. Fabiola, 70, clutched a folder of documents that showed she and her husband receive only $51 a month in food stamps. A printout listed their combined monthly Social Security benefits of just $1,317. But the most critical evidence of their need was their doctor’s warning: They were both anemic. “We only eat meat once a month,” said Bernardo, 73. “After …

La amenaza del hambre acecha a muchos

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Bernardo y Fabiola Hernández preparan la cena en su apartamento de Miami Beach. — Foto: Josh Prezant. Bernardo y Fabiola Hernández acudieron a Unidad de Miami Beach, una organización de servicio comunitaria, buscando ayuda. Fabiola, de 70 años, llevaba una carpeta de documentos que demostraban que ella y su marido reciben solamente $51 por mes en cupones para alimentos. Una hoja impresa listaba los beneficios mensuales del Seguro Social combinados de ambos, de apenas $1,317. Pero la evidencia más determinante de su …

AARP Florida: Fighting for you in the 2015 Legislative Session

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Advocacy | Florida Improving state services that help you remain in your home as you grow older, battling against unfair utility rates and fighting for better state health services for Floridians 50+ are among the top areas AARP Florida will focus on in the 2015 state legislative session, the state’s top AARP leader said. “AARP fights to enhance the quality of life for the 50+ and their families.  In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, we will continue to deliver on this mission as …

Tis the season to be jolly and to stay alert!

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Florida | Home & Family | Local Resources The holiday season is just around the corner, and for scammers this means open season. To help you and your loved ones stay protected, AARP has compiled a short list of a few holiday scams you should be wary of. 1) Gift card gotchas Beware of gift cards from display racks. Thieves are known to take these cards, copy the code that’s underneath the scratch-off strip, place the cards back on the rack and wait for them to be purchased. …