AARP Florida is making a difference where you live.
— TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today, responding to a report issued by a group lobbying to stop lower prescription drug costs for Floridians: “Some U.S. companies want to keep charging you inflated prices for prescription drugs. They stand to lose big if this proposal becomes law.” “They’re telling Florida legislators that the purity of prescription drugs manufactured abroad can’t be trusted.” “Actually, the website Pharmacychecker.com found in 2018 that 70 percent of …
— AARP Florida supports HB 19, which allows the importation of FDA-approved prescription drugs internationally and would encourage lower costs for Floridians.
— No one faces a steeper climb back to normal life than North Floridians age 50-plus. With fewer years left to recover, often coping with health concerns and facing a loss of homes that sometimes were uninsured, Floridians age 50-plus are among the most vulnerable to storms.As they work to recover, AARP Florida will be with North Floridians 50-plus every step of the way.
— It’s been months since Hurricane Michael hit North Florida on Oct. 10, 2018. The news cameras are long gone, as are the electoral candidates and the national headlines. But for thousands of North Floridians age 50-plus, the journey back to a normal life from Hurricane Michael has barely begun.
— While Miami focused on the needs of urban transit users, Jacksonville looked to enhance another form of transportation, the bicycle. The Upper Keys project, in Tavernier, was designed to bring young and old together through a community garden project. The three grants totaled $29,205.
— Thanks to the Tax Cut & Jobs Act, FPL now reaps an extra $649.6 million in profits every year … and you’re not getting a dime of it back.
— By Tom Scherberger As state lawmakers return to Tallahassee, AARP Florida is pushing for existing laws to be enforced to protect nursing home residents from potentially deadly storms. The Legislature passed a law last year requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have emergency backup power, but many have yet to comply, with another hurricane season three months away. The legislation came about in response to the heat-related deaths of 12 residents at a Hollywood Hills nursing home when …
— It’s time for that once-every-10-years job opportunity! If you are looking to earn extra income for your household, you may want to consider becoming a U.S Census worker. To prepare for the 2020 census, the U.S Census Bureau is hiring thousands of recruits to work temporary jobs across the nation. Working for the census will allow you to help out your community and earn money at the same time. The U.S Census helps determines each state’s representation in Congress, how funds …