AARP: Is Your Florida Neighborhood Livable Today and In the Future?

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press New Livability Index helps you assess, plan for needs and wants. St. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The AARP Public Policy Institute today is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs.  People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a comprehensive range of metrics that reflect …

AARP Florida’s Volunteers Are Spreading Real Possibilities

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Volunteering At AARP Florida, we believe in strength in numbers. Fortunately for us, we have an amazing group of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy into helping us achieve our mission. Although many of our volunteers are in Orlando, Miami, Broward County, Tallahassee and Jacksonville, we have a special group of more than 30 volunteers who do endless great work all across the state of Florida. This special group often refers to themselves as “Clark’s Team.” “The challenge we’ve been …

Safety comes first at CarFit

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Local Resources We get fitted for many things in life. But some Floridians 50-plus may never have considered getting their car checked to make it fit them. On Thursday, April 9, CarFit, an educational program, created by the American Society on Aging, and developed in collaboration with AARP, AAA, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, will be making its way to Pensacola to help older adults get their cars fitted to them. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 …

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 …