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— Floridians, we need your help! We need you to help us educate state and federal candidates about the health and long-term care technologies needs that will benefit Floridians of all ages. Of course you know that Florida has the nation’s highest percentage of 65-plus residents, 19.4 percent, which is expected to double in the 21st Century. Yet the state of Florida deals with its family caregivers and their loved ones as if it were still in the 1950s. Compared to …

— News Release For Immediate Release Oct. 11, 2016 Media Contact: Jessyca Sosa, 959-646-4584, jsosa@aarp.org Florida’s senior population prefers to remain at home and in their communities in order to receive needed long-term care services.  St. Petersburg, Fla. — Florida has America’s highest percentage of 65-plus residents (19.4 percent), and its older population will continue to grow rapidly in the 21st Century.  Yet the state of Florida deals with its family caregivers and their loved ones as if it were still …

— Technology and new services can help make our communities more livable for people of any age – including innovations like ride-sharing businesses that offer not only new mobility options for older people but also a way to supplement incomes. That’s what aging experts shared recently with 80 Sarasota residents at a recent roundtable. Currently available in more than 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide, Uber is an U.S-based multinational company that specializes in providing unique transportation services through their mobile app. Working with …

— ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — AARP Florida Acting State Director Dionne Polite urged those wishing to donate to help the victims of the deadly June 12 terror attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando to avoid unprincipled scams circulating in the aftermath of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting attack. Instead, those wishing to help should consider donating a state-managed disaster fund, which was activated Monday by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Polite said. (Read state press release here.) “Our thoughts and prayers go out …

— For the past two years, AARP Florida has sponsored the Jacksonville Jazz Festival with tremendous success. This year, we’re upping the ante. May we present to you: A Week in Jax With AARP Beginning Saturday, May 21 culminating with the AARP Block party and fabulous concerts at the Jazz Festival May 27-29. Here’s what’s going on (break out your calendar, you’re going to want to mark down a few things.)   SATURDAY | MAY 21 AARP UNIVERSITY YOUR HEALTH, WEALTH …

— Tallahasseeans, here’s your chance to get social media savvy. Learn how to connect with your children and grandchildren on Facebook, Twitter, email and other digital communication pathways. The Tallahassee Senior Center will hold a series of classes to help older adults connect with friends and family through social communication … and they’re free! These classes are part of a research effort by Jaclyn Williams, a doctoral candidate at the Florida State University College of Social Work. Jaclyn’s research focuses on …