— Por George Edmonson St. Petersburg está trabajando para abordar mejor las necesidades de la población de 55 años o más, la cual representa casi un tercio de los residentes. La ciudad se unió recientemente a la Red de AARP de Comunidades Amigables con las Personas Mayores (en inglés), la cual es parte de una iniciativa de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. La ciudad promueve la habitabilidad en ocho áreas: espacios abiertos y edificios, transportación, vivienda, participación social, respeto e …

— No importa si eres un gastrónomo certificado en busca de información privilegiada o simplemente quieres conocer a un chef famoso, Simmer and Sift tiene tu receta para el éxito. Patrocinada por AARP en Tampa Bay, la serie de demostraciones culinarias por los mejores chefs de la zona continúa el 27 de julio. Travel + Leisure ha identificado el escenario culinario local como “uno de los más creativos del país”. Cada evento se lleva a cabo entre 6 y 8:30 p.m. …

— Uno de los recursos más populares de AARP se unirá a una de las mayores celebraciones de Tampa Bay, cuando el programa Life Reimagined se sume a First Night St. Petersburg en la víspera de Año Nuevo. Life Reimagined ayuda a las personas a aprovechar las nuevas oportunidades en la vida. Con un sitio web, un libro y varios eventos, el programa brinda orientación para los cambios en el trabajo, las relaciones personales y el bienestar. El enfoque de First …

— This month’s SHINE mural festival has been all the talk of St. Petersburg residents and visitors, but if you don’t think AARP when you think of the city’s burgeoning mural scene, you don’t know…Ethel. Among the many new spray-painted artworks gracing the city’s walls, one in particular is my favorite.  On the 8th Street side of the Morean Arts Center, local star muralist Derek Donnelly has painted “Keep on Cruisin’ (Xtreme Ethel)” on the wall of the elevated breezeway over …

— When asked to imagine a traffic accident, most Americans imagine two cars colliding instead of a pedestrian and a vehicle. This lack of consideration for walkers is causing pedestrian fatalities to increase while overall traffic fatalities decrease. Nationally, in 2012, pedestrians accounted for 14 percent of all traffic deaths, up six percent from 2011. This is a particularly important issue in Florida because our state is home to the top four most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. According to “Dangerous …

— The report ranks 51 metro areas across the U.S. for pedestrian safety. Florida has all four of the most dangerous communities in the nation, the report says – mirroring similar results in a 2011 study. St. Petersburg, Fla. – Four Florida metro areas — Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa- St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jacksonville and Miami-Dade-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, are the four most dangerous communities for pedestrians among the 51 largest metro areas in the nation, according to a new report released May 20 by the …

— Nominate a volunteer age 50 or older for the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2014 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize …

— St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP Florida is partnering with the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and St. Petersburg College to broadcast a live debate in the general election race to succeed the late Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young. In a special edition of the show Political Connections, the Feb. 3 debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates will be hosted on the SPC Seminole campus by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. It is sponsored by AARP.  The …