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, …

AARP Real Possibilities Are in the Air in Jacksonville

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering If you don’t think real possibilities when you think about AARP, then you don’t know “AARP.” Learn more about AARP in Jacksonville by tuning into WCGL –AM 1360 for “News You Can Use, from AARP” at 8:30 am every Tuesday. This month our shows will be focusing on the Forever Fit 50 & Beyond Senior Games that will be taking place in Jacksonville Oct. 6-11, 2014. Tune in to learn how you can be part of the games! We will …

Real Possibilities for People of All Ages

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Grandparents do not often get an opportunity to work alongside their grandchildren, but at AARP every opportunity is a real possibility.   AARP volunteer Sue Marcom, of Maitland, experienced the satisfaction of working alongside her 16-year-old grandson, Jason Dixon, during AARP’s Life Reimagined Check-Up at BrainFest 2014.   Life Reimagined is a powerful step-by-step approach, designed to guide participants in exploring what’s next in their lives by helping them discover their real possibilities, preparing them for change and helping make …

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Nominate a volunteer age 50 or older for the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2014 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize …