Boomers are constantly redefining what it means to retire. The closer they get to retirement age, the more they’re becoming entrepreneurs and enterprisers. Enter AARP’s Life Reimagined program. Life Reimagined was launched to address the unmet needs of millions seeking inspiration, information and guidance.
If you were in an accident and were unable to communicate afterward, how would your family find out? What if it was your family member -- a husband, wife, child, mother or father? According to national studies, it could take six hours for you to learn what had happened.
Hunger is a major issue facing many older Floridians. In 2012,about 22% of all Florida residents reported not having enough money to buy food in the last year, and about 7% of all older Floridians are at risk of hunger. That’s why AARP is involved in several initiatives to help feed the hungry. With programs like AARP’s Drive to End Hunger and No Mas Hambre and the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), AARP is trying to leave hunger in the dust.
Fred Bates of Orlando enjoys helping others. When he heard about AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program through a friend over ten years ago he was intrigued, and in 2003 he began training to become an AARP Tax-Aide Counselor.
10-17-13, TAMPA, FL - With the goal of keeping seniors safe on the roads and in their homes, experts staged training programs to provide older Americans tools to age in place. Older adult drivers lined up their vehicles at the Town ‘N Country Senior Center in Tampa to take part in CarFit, an innovative national program created by the San Francisco-based American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. CarFit is designed to give a quick comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. The event also provided motorists with community traffic safety resources intended to keep them driving safely longer. Following CarFit, AARP provided a Home Fit program which provided the attendees with tips on how to improve their homes to make them safer and more accessible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxbS67fy-zk[/youtube] Volunteers age 50+ searching for an exemplary model of service and dedication need look no further than Jacksonville resident Mari Terbrueggen.
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