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 …

Boomers Can Help in a Major Disaster

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Bruce Lowitt When disaster strikes, local volunteers across the state are ready to help, sometimes arriving at the scene before firefighters or police can get there. Many belong to groups affiliated with Florida’s Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), which are always seeking more volunteers. Help can be as simple as checking on neighbors who live independently or as complex as assisting in search and rescue operations. VOAD is a network of organizations, many of them faith-based, that recruit …

AARP brings national caregiving expert to Jacksonville April 26

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Jacksonville, Fla. – AARP is bringing a nationally known caregiving expert and author, Amy Goyer, to Jacksonville in late April to celebrate the contributions of caregivers juggling many family roles and to provide useful tips and tools for caregivers. “Supporting caregivers is important to AARP members in Jacksonville and across the country,” said AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, who grew up in Jacksonville.  “We’re delighted to support the Caregiving Expo 2014 in this way as part of our work …