Jacksonville Voters: Help Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Jacksonville voters overwhelmingly agree on the need for services that help family caregivers keep older loved ones in their homes, according to a recent AARP survey. Even in an era of deep political divisions, 98 percent of Jacksonville voters 45 and older say better support for services such as home health aides, Meals on Wheels and visiting nurses is extremely, very or somewhat important. Yet there are more than 55,000 people statewide on waiting lists to receive home- and community-​based …

Electores: ayuden a apoyar a los cuidadores familiares

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Español Los electores de Jacksonville están de acuerdo en masa con la necesidad de contar con servicios que ayuden a los cuidadores familiares a mantener a sus seres queridos en sus hogares, de acuerdo a una encuesta realizada recientemente por AARP. Incluso en una época donde existen profundas divisiones políticas, el 98% de los electores de Jacksonville de 45 o más años dicen que servicios como asistentes de salud a domicilio, Meals on Wheels y visitas de enfermeras a la casa …

Te escuchamos: aprovecha y exprésate

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Español AARP quiere ayudarte a hacer de Tampa Bay un mejor lugar para vivir. Esta primavera, la organización será anfitriona de sesiones de comunicación en el popular Saturday Morning Market en el centro de St. Petersburg. Socios y voluntarios de AARP estarán disponibles para intercambiar ideas sobre lo que a las personas les gusta del área y qué cosas creen que deben mejorarse. “Esto será un experimento”, afirmó Jeff Johnson, director estatal de AARP Florida, y agregó que no sabe cuántos …

We’re Listening: A Chance to Speak Out

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP wants you to help make Tampa Bay a better place to live. This spring, the organization will host listening posts at St. Petersburg’s popular downtown Saturday Morning Market. AARP members and volunteers will be on hand to solicit ideas on what people like about the area and what they believe could be improved. “This will be an experiment,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida state director, adding that he’s not sure how many of the thousands who visit the weekly …

Celebrate Florida Senior Day at the Capitol April 15

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events Florida Senior Day is a time to celebrate and honor the state’s older adults. Join AARP Florida, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the United Way of Florida to do just that!   Events will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at the State Capitol in downtown Tallahassee.   Hear from elected officials, advocates and community leaders for an interactive Town Hall meeting on issues affecting Florida seniors at 10 a.m. in the Governor’s Cabinet Room or via livestream. …

AARP Florida names Winter Park Chapter #1047 2014 CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Community | Volunteering Written by Cathy Kerns, AARP Florida’s Executive Council member Winter Park AARP Florida Chapter 1047 was named 2014 Chapter of the Year. Announced on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2015, the highest AARPFL chapter honor was presented to the chapter at the Winter Park Civic Center. The award was presented by AARP Area Field Coordinator, Abby Walters, and Executive Council member, Cathy Kerns. “AARP Florida is grateful to the 227 Winter Park Chapter members and the countless hours of service …