FL’s volunteer Fraud Fighters are busy at work with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

FL’s volunteer Fraud Fighters are busy at work with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Every day, Floridians lose money to scams and fraud while criminals get more sophisticated with their tactics. That’s why AARP has launched the Fraud Watch Network – a new campaign to fight identity theft and fraud and give you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family. Anyone, of any age, can get our Watchdog Alerts to stay up on con artists’ latest tricks and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for …

AARP Volunteer Ken Thomas

AARP Volunteer Leader Joins the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering AARP Executive Council member Ken Thomas is giving back to the community and fulfilling a lifelong dream through his active membership in the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. The local chapter, located in Miami, is based on honoring the accomplishments of the first African-Americans who participated in the Army Air Corps during World War II. These Airmen were not only the first Black military aviators to fly for America; they were also one of the most successful escorting fighter groups in the …

AARP Florida Trains Leaders for Community Success

AARP Florida Trains Leaders for Community Success

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Many  adults 50+, have dreams of leading their communities to greater heights, and for AARP Florida Executive Council member Larry Dixon, of Jacksonville, that dream became a reality when he graduated from AARP’s rigorous year-long training program, the Volunteer Leadership Institute. The institute was launched in 2012 by AARP’s Office of Volunteerism and Service, as an initiative to mobilize and motivate highly skilled AARP volunteers into becoming greater leaders, ultimately increasing AARP’s ability to influence and create positive change through …

 AARP Florida Volunteers Join National Leadership Development Program

AARP Florida Volunteers Join National Leadership Development Program

Posted on 01/7/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering AARP has selected Ken Thomas of Boca Raton and Billie Holmes of Jacksonville to participate in the newest class of the Volunteer Leadership Institute program.  Billie Holmes of Jacksonville and Ken Thomas of Boca Raton, both longtime community leaders, have been selected to join just 15-25 volunteers nationally to participate in an AARP initiative to support volunteers in taking larger leadership roles, not only in AARP but in other volunteer organizations, AARP Florida announced today. Holmes and Thomas will be …

Jacksonville man helps others drive better

Jacksonville man helps others drive better

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering When Ron Carlberg commits to something, he’s in it for the long haul. He’s been married for 61 years.  He was a full-time minister for 40 years until he moved to Florida nearly 15 years ago. He’s also volunteered as an AARP Driver Safety instructor for the last 16 years. And he’s taught nearly 300 AARP safe-driving courses. The Smart Driver class, a flagship course of the Driving Safety Program, was created to help older drivers stay safe on the …

Florida Man Volunteers To Do Your Taxes

Florida Man Volunteers To Do Your Taxes

Posted on 11/15/2013 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering Fred Bates of Orlando enjoys helping others. When he heard about AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program through a friend over ten years ago he was intrigued, and in 2003 he began training to become an AARP Tax-Aide Counselor. AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program. In 2013, Tax-Aide helped prepare 220,000 returns for people in the Gulf Region alone, which serves Florida and Georgia. Bates has since become the program’s Regional Coordinator and …