JUL 8, 2019
On July 7, 2019, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned North Floridians to begin planning for a possible tropical weather system to develop in the northern Gulf of Mexico in coming days.
JUL 3, 2019
Florida property owners, listen up: The rules have changed on how you can get your home repaired after a hurricane or other natural disaster by letting a contractor deal directly with your insurance company.
AUG 29, 2016
More so than people in some other parts of the country, Floridians live with the risk of natural disaster – specifically, hurricanes.
JUL 3, 2019
Homeowners’ insurance policies usually cover the cost of removing a fallen tree from a home if the home is damaged. But as residents of North Florida learned after Hurricane Michael, trees or storm debris that don’t fall on a home may not be covered.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Florida for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
Editor’s note: Alzheimer’s Disease has long been known as the cruelest disease, because it robs caregivers of connection to their loved one’s mind and spirit while the physical body remains. In this story, retired Florida registered nurse and entertainer Marti Wilson tells the remarkable story of the closing chapters of her late husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s – and the rare gift of a goodbye that he was able to leave her with. Marti Wilson is known on stage as Lili Rose, and may be familiar to Florida audiences from her years of performing at Rosie O’Grady’s at Church Street Station in Orlando as well in many other Florida venues. Today she lives in Ellenton, Fla., near the Manatee River.
Editor's note: AARP Florida is sharing information with our readers about Dupuytren disease, a condition that affects millions of Americans, including mostly older Americans. This disease is not well known yet, but it can be painful and limit some daily activities. This blog was provided by Dr. Charles Eaton, a Florida physician who is executive director of the Dupuytren Research Group, a nonprofit organization advocating on this issue.
Florida lawmakers adopted a slew of healthcare bills that will help Florida consumers save on prescription drugs and gain easier access to their doctors. For ratepayers who get their electrical power from investor-owned utilities (FPL, Duke, TECO, Gulf Power, FPUC), lawmakers ignored calls from consumer groups, AARP Florida included, and pushed through legislation that will increase consumers’ monthly bills. We breakdown the top issues AARP Florida tracked.
AARP Florida issued the following statement Tuesday following the Florida Public Service Commission vote to approve a rate increase for Gulf Power to recoup the cost of Hurricane Michael damage to electrical power systems.
AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson welcomed passage of legislation allowing Florida law-enforcement officers to pull over drivers they see texting while driving as an important step toward making Florida safer for people of every age.
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