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TALLAHASSEE – Sept. 20, 2023 – Zayne Smith, Director of Advocacy for AARP Florida, has been recognized as being one of 41 exceptional women across the state for her accomplishments in government and public service.
The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
Report Finds Systemic Gaps in Florida in Affordability and Access, Support for Family Caregivers, and Access to Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities.
AARP Florida recently announced that 8 organizations throughout the state were awarded 2023 Community Challenge grants.
Nominations for this year’s award will be accepted through September 30 and need to be submitted online at
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!
Gov. Ron Desantis has said the state's goal is to vaccinate most people in its top priority group — including older adults — by February. The vaccine would then become available to more people, likely including essential workers like teachers and police officers.
When AARP volunteer Ira Turner took the mound at Jackie Robinson Ballpark this summer to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Daytona Tortugas minor league game, he was right at home. Why? Because he was being honored as the AARP Volunteer of the Week on the very same field he played collegiately – just the start of his incredible professional baseball career.
Bob Busch readily admits he could survive without Social Security. Between his Air Force pension and savings, he has enough to get by. But as a certified volunteer AARP tax aide, he has helped hundreds of Floridians file their income taxes and knows that’s not the case for everyone.
AARP Florida is here to direct you to resources that can help as you clean up your home and community after the storm's impact.
When Cheryl Jefferson decided to retire nine years ago, she and her husband were determined to stay busy. ”I knew upfront that I was not going to be a couch potato,” says Jefferson, a retired mortgage banker. “I was going to get involved with something and I was so happy that I got connected with AARP. I’ve been full speed ever since.”
All registered voters can request a no-excuse vote-by-mail ballot, or you can vote early and in person to avoid lines on Election Day.
August 14 marks the 88th birthday of the Social Security Act. The initial goal of the Social Security Act hoped to provide a "comprehensive package of protection" against the "hazards and vicissitudes of life." Now, that money is often used to help cover living expenses and pay bills.
AARP Florida recently welcomed two new communications experts to the team. Rick DelaHaya will serve as Director of Communications for Florida, and Maryanna Antoldi will serve as Associate State Director of Communications in the Orlando and Jacksonville regions.
After retiring from his job in aviation, Ken Thomas, 69, volunteered to help at an AARP convention in Florida. “They liked what they saw in me, and I enjoyed what I saw in AARP,” he says.
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