Medicaid at 50 Serves 1 in 5 Florida Residents

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By John Van Gieson When Jewell McGrath, 90, suffered a stroke, she appeared headed for a nursing home. But Medicaid gave her the option of selecting her daughter-in-law, Ruby Holton, to be her personal caregiver at home. It’s a win-win situation for both Jasper women: McGrath is living in comfortable, familiar surroundings, while Holton, 69, is receiving money from Sunshine Health, McGrath’s managed care company, to care for her mother-in-law. “It’s working out pretty well,” said Holton, who lives with …

Medicaid brinda servicios a 1 de cada 5 habitantes

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Por John Van Gieson Cuando Jewell McGrath, de 90 años, tuvo un derrame cerebral, parecía que iba a terminar en un hogar de ancianos. Sin embargo, Medicaid le dio la opción de escoger a su nuera, Ruby Holton, para que le prestara cuidados en el hogar. Es una situación ventajosa para ambas residentes de Jasper: McGrath vive en un entorno cómodo y conocido, mientras que Holton, de 69 años, recibe dinero de Sunshine Health, la empresa de atención administrada que …

AARP Urges Florida Supreme Court to Overturn Utility Board’s OK for FP&L to Spend Florida Customers’ Money on Fracking in Oklahoma

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dave Bruns, 850.577.5161, dbruns@aarp.org AARP Urges Florida Supreme Court to Overturn Utility Board’s OK for FP&L to Spend Florida Customers’ Money on Fracking in Oklahoma Tallahassee, Fla. — AARP has supported the state’s utility consumer advocate in asking the state Supreme Court to stop Florida Power & Light Inc. from entering into a fracking project in Oklahoma, and to direct the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its approval for the plan. “For the first time, Florida …

Haz Oír tu Voz de St. Pete Pride

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Español | Events | Livable Communities | Uncategorized AARP Tampa Bay está lista para compartir la emoción este mes en St. Pete Pride (en inglés), uno de los festivales más grandes y eclécticos de la zona. Cientos de proveedores participarán en este evento de temática LGBT. Entre los participantes se encontrará AARP, que reconoce su compromiso con la diversidad y auspiciará el 28 de junio un centro de escucha donde recabará ideas sobre cómo mejorar la comunidad. Michelle Cyr, coordinadora de campo de AARP para Tampa Bay, dijo …

Make Your Voice Heard at St. Pete Pride

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized AARP Tampa Bay is ready to plug into the buzz this month at St. Pete Pride, one of the area’s largest and most eclectic festivals. Among hundreds of vendors at the LGBT-themed event—recognized by AARP as part of its commitment to diversity—will be a Listening Post on June 28 seeking ideas about how to improve the community. Michelle Cyr, AARP field coordinator for Tampa Bay, said Listening Post staff and volunteers will ask festival-goers about topics ranging from transportation to …

North Florida Community Leader Joins AARP’s Volunteer Board

Posted on 05/28/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press | Volunteering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2015 CONTACT Ajla Subasic, 727-592-8024, asubasic@aarp.org North Florida Community Leader Joins AARP’s Volunteer Board Local Resident, Stephen Rome, Joins AARP Florida’s Executive Council Pensacola, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today that Pensacola community leader Stephen Rome, has been appointed to AARP’s Florida Executive Council. The Executive Council serves as the “voice of AARP members in Florida,” representing AARP Florida on a wide range of issues affecting Floridians 50+. “AARP Florida is …