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This February, we recognize National Senior Independence Month. At AARP, we strive to create spaces where people of all ages can live independent, fulfilled lives. We are here to act as a wise friend and fierce defender for the 50+, and we aim to help you and your families feel confident, in control and secure as you age.
AARP Florida invites local eligible non-profit organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 6 at 5p.m. Eastern. AARP Community Challenge grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable by improving public places, transportation, housing, digital connections, and more.
Today, AARP Florida released its 2024 legislative priorities, highlighting the importance of maintaining a well-trained direct care workforce, enhancing the quality and oversight of Florida’s long-term care system, expansion of home and community-based services and increasing consumer protections as top priorities for the AARP advocacy team and volunteer advocates.
On December 12, members of the Florida Senate Health Policy Committee introduced and passed SB 7016 (Health Care),
AARP Florida continues to express concern over the quality of care provided to nursing home residents in Florida, especially in the aftermath of significant nurse staffing reductions mandated by the state legislature in recent years. Data recently released by federal agencies highlights a mixed record on the quality of care, particularly for short-term nursing home residents who require rehabilitation and care following hospital stays.
William “Bill” Ternent retired and moved to Ormond Beach in 1997 after a long career as a college professor and administrator. He started volunteering for AARP the following year and is still going strong.
“I never thought I was any kind of caregiver. I was just doing what I needed to do as a wife for my husband.”
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institution.
Every day, 2.7 million Floridians help parents, spouses and other loved ones with medical care, meals, bathing, chores and much more. These individuals are family caregivers, and they support their loved ones for love, not pay.
For nearly eight years, Kip Corriveau has dedicated his life to caregiving. His days are not defined by the ordinary routine; instead, they are marked by the challenges and triumphs of providing care for his 88-year-old father-in-law.
Black Friday is right around the corner, marking the official start of the holiday shopping season! While we all love buying the perfect gifts for our loved ones online at reduced rates, scammers are Scrooges and find sneaky ways to rob you of your holiday cheer. So, how can you ensure that all your stocking stuffers are under the tree this year? Follow our tips on how to keep you and your wallet safe while shopping online.
Americans honor military veterans for their service, sacrifice, and commitment. I am truly honored that I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Busch, who served as an Air Force pilot for 26 years retiring as a full colonel. Bob highlighted three reasons why he enjoyed his military career: it provided him with the opportunity to serve his country, further his education and travel the world.
Thayra Hausheer ha sido seleccionada por AARP, para recibir el Premio AARP Florida Andrus 2023 por Servicio Comunitario, el premio estatal de voluntariado por servicio comunitario más prestigioso y visible de la Asociación.
Thayra Hausheer has been selected by AARP Florida to receive the 2023 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
Veterans Day is a time to celebrate those who have fought for our country, and now AARP Florida is fighting for you. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers stole $414 million from veterans, active duty service members and their families in 2022. Since you have sacrificed so much for our freedom, your money shouldn’t be sacrificed as well. Take a look at some common scams targeting military service members and veterans, and some best practices on how to defend yourself:
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