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Hurricane season starts June 1. AARP Florida wants residents, especially those in long-term care facilities, to be prepared for storms.
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Florida scores highly as an age-friendly state, but now it has a new metric to distinguish itself: public-health friendly.
AARP Florida is bolstering its advocacy efforts on everything from prescription drug prices to caregiving heading into 2022.
Early Voting Begins In Florida
A controversial new state voting law will get its test run next month as more than 50 municipalities across Florida hold local elections under new rules that limit absentee-ballot drop boxes, require more identification to vote by mail and restrict who can drop off ballots.
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Though COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available, AARP Florida is still providing critical information and helping anyone who has not been vaccinated but wants to be.
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. Emergency planners are expecting a busy season this year and stress to residents that it’s important not to get complacent.
AARP Florida is advocating to improve protections for people who rely on legal guardians. Priorities include having a central database to track how many people professional guardians are overseeing, as well as making sure guardians have the training and tools they need.
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Advocating for improved conditions at long-term care facilities is AARP Florida’s top priority for the Legislature’s next regular session, which begins March 2. 
During the pandemic, patients like the convenience of telemedicine, more skeptical doctors are quickly embracing it, and insurers have eased their billing requirements for providers.
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