Spring training for an older America: White House Conference on Aging comes to Tampa

Posted on 02/12/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press The Great American Pastime Arrives in Tampa On Thursday, February 19, 2015, a group of professionals, some amateurs and spectators begin a season of what has become a national pastime in Tampa, Florida. Of course pitchers, catchers and some other baseball players arrive in our great state, but at Hillsborough Community College, AARP Florida plays host to another national pastime that some may find more important in their lifetimes: the White House Conferences on Aging, a once-in-every-decade national bipartisan tradition …

Boomer Academy is in Session in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Greater Orlando

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP offers a growing seminar series for people 50+ to find engaging, trustworthy and relevant information that will help baby boomers make knowledgeable decisions about what lies ahead. Boomer Academy is specifically designed for residents 50-69 who want useful information on topics of interest and relevance, as they  navigate the 50+ years. “School” is in session at these events at convenient times – many Boomer Academy events are on Saturday mornings – and events usually runs for four hours. Seminars …

Proposed legislation a big step forward for all Florida consumers/ratepayers of regulated investor-owned utilities.

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press Tallahassee, Fla. — AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today strongly supporting newly announced legislation to strengthen consumer protections in state law for ratepayers receiving services from investor owned utilities: “On behalf of 2.7 million AARP members statewide, and electric utilities consumers/ratepayers of all generations, AARP Florida strongly supports the legislation announced today. It’s time for Florida to raise the bar on protecting consumers.” The legislation was announced by four legislative leaders in a Capitol news …

Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press For immediate release Dec. 18, 2014 Contact: Dave Bruns dbruns@aarp.org   Bipartisan collaboration by two Florida Congressmen helps thousands of older Floridians, sets positive example for nation Out of the media spotlight, U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Ander Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville, worked together to help volunteers help older taxpayers St. Petersburg, Fla. – Working together without fanfare, two Florida members of Congress cooperated in recent weeks to provide extra support for volunteers nationwide who have worked tirelessly to help millions …

Ken Thomas Appointed as AARP Florida Volunteer State President 

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

A longtime community leader, Thomas brings record of service to all generations to new role.   Kenneth “Ken” Thomas, 60, of Boca Raton is AARP Florida’s new volunteer state president, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today. “On behalf of 2.8 million AARP members across Florida, we are delighted that Ken Thomas will serve as our volunteer state president and a leading voice for Floridians 50+,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director.  “Ken’s experience and commitment to improving …

Boom Into 2015 with AARP Tallahassee

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Local Resources By the time you turn 50, you know a lot about the world. But when it comes to retirement planning and life at 50+, you’re only just now stepping into a new phase that changes everything. While this new phase comes with incredible opportunities, it can also involve some onerous challenges that may require some help. To answer all of the important questions and hear your stories and concerns, AARP Tallahassee is proud to announce the 2015 Boomer Academy series. …