— 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!

— TALLAHASSEE, Fla., — To kick off November, Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and to help older Floridians recover from Hurricane Michael, AARP Florida is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Project to host the “Fill-A-Truck” event at the annual “Forget-Me-Not-Walk.”  Alzheimer’s Project. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee will kick off a day of events that will support North Floridians living with Alzheimer’s Disease and older Floridians affected by the hurricane. Hurricane Michael has devastated the eastern Florida Panhandle. …

— Jacksonville, Fla. – Every year since 2001, AARP members, volunteers and staff have joined together in a National Day of Service to honor the victims, families and first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks.  On Tuesday, Sept. 11, AARP volunteers and staff will step up again to serve homeless and struggling veterans in Jacksonville. This year, AARP in Jacksonville will be at the Clara White Mission, 613 W. Ashley Street, to assist local veterans who are homeless or struggling. The …

—  The 17th anniversary of the Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon held on August 24 hosted by Signature Grand in Davie, Florida drew more than 900 guests including corporate partners, business leaders, media sponsors and more than 25 elected officials to pay tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.  The highly promoted celebration brought to the forefront the contributions of Hispanic women …

— By Tom Scherberger Sharona Young, a medically retired Navy chief petty officer, is a multi-medalist in two National Veterans Wheelchair Games. But the chance to win more medals is not the main draw for this summer’s event in Orlando. “It’s just a good time—veterans from all over the country together in a friendly competition,” said Young, 36, of Orlando, who retired on a full military disability after developing multiple sclerosis during her service. “Some people may be intimidated when they …

— This will be the fifth year AARP Jacksonville has been a proud sponsor of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, and each year it’s been our pleasure to connect with area residents and visitors from a span of Southeastern states. We’re upping the fun levels this year! If you thought last year’s Dance Party was off the hook (see video below), stop by this year to boogie down with us at Hogan and Adams Streets, just a stones throw from the main …

— AARP Miami invites you to join us at multiple events at the Biltmore Hotel, a National Historic Landmark. Come enjoy health and wellness activities as well as culinary courses and the legendary Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s magnificent and newly renovated lobby. AARP has partnered with The Biltmore Hotel to offer a series of fun filled events for your wellbeing during the months of May and June. You are invited to experience the Coral Gables lifestyle and to participate in …

— Destino “Seed for Change” 2018 celebrates its Eighth Year! Doral, Fla. – On Saturday, April 14, 2018 hundreds will gather at Miami-Dade College North Campus for the DESTINO Leadership Academy where they will learn skills and obtain resources that will pay great dividends for themselves and their communities. Now in its eighth year, DESTINO teaches its students the necessary skills to be effective communicators, successful entrepreneurs and all-around leaders who can bring about positive social change in their communities. The …

— Nothing weaves together the tapestry of South Florida’s vibrant and diverse cultures better than music. That’s why AARP Miami is sponsoring Jazz in the Gardens, traditionally the inaugural event in South Florida’s music-festival season. Jazz in the Gardens is the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. The event brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens and gives local artists the opportunity to put their music out there for attendees to enjoy. Event-goers find themselves immersed in the rich beats and …

— Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker and other headliners are bringing their sweet sounds to the Jazz in the Gardens festival March 17-18. The 13th annual Miami Gardens event will be held on the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive. AARP in Miami is a sponsor. Gates open at 3 p.m. each day and performances begin at 4 p.m. Fantasia, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and the Jazz in the Gardens All Stars will also perform during the festival, …