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 …

Redefining Age and Retirement in the Bay Area

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Uncategorized An evolution is occurring that will one day affect you and your family: Older adults are breaking stereotypes, and are redefining life, career and retirement in the second half of their lives. Marc Freedman has coined a term for this emerging social transformation: the encore movement. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, spoke to Tampa Bay community members about the importance of embracing the Encore movement to better our communities at an AARP-sponsored event. “We are …

AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events AARP is helping innovative business leaders connect with capital and future customers through the trendy crowdsourcing phenomenon – and this time, the focus is on consumers 50-plus. The fourth AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch competition May 14-16 will end with two innovative entrepreneurs getting financial backing for their business plans in the “50 and over” health technology and innovation sector. The AARP Health Innovation@50+ Tech Expo showcases the latest trends in digital health technology solutions across a spectrum of health and wellness challenges …

Se buscan: voluntarios amantes de la diversión para Life@50+

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Events | Volunteering Por Susannah Newsmith Para Sonia Bittner, profesora de matemáticas jubilada de 81 años de edad, quien trabaja como acomodadora voluntaria en el Kravis Center for the Performing Arts de West Palm Beach, ofrecerse como voluntaria para ser acomodadora en el evento nacional para socios de AARP previsto para mayo, era una opción natural. “Simplemente, nos gusta hacer este tipo de cosas”, comenta la residente de Boynton Beach. Su marido, su hermana y su cuñado también asisten regularmente a los eventos nacionales …

Wanted: Fun-loving Volunteers for Life @50+

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Volunteering By Susannah Nesmith For Sonia Bittner, an 81-year-old retired math teacher who volunteers as an usher at West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, volunteering to usher at the AARP national member event in May was a natural choice. “We just like doing things like that,” the Boynton Beach resident said. Her husband, sister and brother-in-law also regularly attend the AARP national events and volunteer as greeters and ushers at the shows. “I’ve got four or five T-shirts …

Reimagine Your Life: Checkups Offered

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By George Edmonson Wondering where your life is headed and how to get there? Whether your goal is a new job, improving relationships or just renewing your enthusiasm for life, AARP Florida is ready to help. Get practical tools, techniques and advice at a free two-hour Life Reimagined Checkup in the Tampa Bay area. Life Reimagined offers a holistic approach to rethinking the future. AARP launched the program in 2013 to “help people navigate transitions and live their lives to …