Find How Your Legislator Voted on Key Issues

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

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

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 …

Annette Franqui Begins AARP Board of Directors Term

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press Washington, D.C. –AARP today welcomed Annette Franqui to its Board of Directors. The all-volunteer, 21-member Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP.  Some of the major responsibilities of AARP Directors are to approve the budget and monitor AARP finances, determine the Association’s state and national legislative policy agenda, and set policy that guides the association’s strategic plans and activities. “I am honored to serve on AARP’s Board of Directors.” Franqui said. “It is an organization committed to service, …

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

Florida session a step forward for caregivers; not for ALF reform

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press Tallahassee, Fla. – State lawmakers took positive steps in 2014 toward supporting families caring for frail loved ones, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said as lawmakers adjourned their regular session in early May. But the repeated failure of efforts to reform assisted living facility (ALF) regulation raises serious questions for Floridians of all ages, Johnson added. “After years of delay and maneuvering, AARP had hoped to see the Legislature enact needed reform of the assisted living facility in Florida …