AARP Florida Wishes State President Farewell

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Since its inception, AARP has been a membership organization that relies on volunteers. Our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, was a volunteer throughout her time leading the organization. To this day, AARP’s all-volunteer board of directors and national president continue that tradition of volunteer leadership. In Florida, state presidents serve as lead volunteer, spokesperson and strategic partner for state directors like me. In my 14 years with AARP (four as state director), I have been fortunate to work with three …

Dolphins Team Up to Help Those in Need

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering Floridians now have another reason to root for the Miami Dolphins: The NFL team is working with the AARP state office and AARP Foundation to help older South Floridians in need. The collaborative effort focuses on the foundation’s four priority issues—hunger, isolation, income and housing. Volunteers gather once a month on a Saturday, and quarterly for larger community service events. In September, AARP staff and volunteers teamed up with Dolphins fans to pack 1 million meals for hungry South Florida …

AARP Florida is searching for our next volunteer State President. Will it be you?

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you have a passion for issues that impact the more than 7 million Florida residents age 50+? If so, we have a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer opportunity for you! AARP Florida is conducting a statewide search for the position of state president. This is a high-level volunteer position that allows you to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in …

Milagros “Millie” Cooper Receives 2014 AARP Florida Andrus Award

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

Volunteering St. Petersburg, Fla. – Milagros “Millie” Cooper has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2014 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Florida selected Cooper for her remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Cooper began volunteering at 17 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan mentoring …

Help Us Tackle Older Adult Hunger Sept. 20

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Team up with the Miami Dolphins, AARP and AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger to pack one million meals for hungry older adults in Southern Florida on September 20, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. You’ll spend a couple hours alongside some of your favorite Dolphins alumni players, cheerleaders and TD. And as an added incentive, the Dolphins will be raffling off some great prizes! Meals will benefit Feeding South Florida. SIGN UP TODAY In May, AARP Foundation and the Miami …

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

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

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, …