AARP Florida is making a difference where you live.
— 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.
— As one of the first Florida cities to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, Tallahassee has been working since 2016 to make itself a community that is livable for people of every age. With older populations growing both in Florida and here in the Capital City, it’s especially important that the community support an active, healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. On Jan. 24 & 25, AARP and the City of Tallahassee came together for the 20th Annual …
— Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP Florida Friday urged Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’s new administration to “rebalance” Florida’s Medicaid long-term care budget so frail older and disabled Floridians could get more help to remain in their homes and communities, rather than being cared for in institutions such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Such a shift could make wiser use of Medicaid dollars and help Florida make progress on whittling down its growing waiting lists for care at a time when Florida’s …
— AARP Florida Tuesday urged Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis to work with the Legislature to seek reversal of a state decision to shorten the time period for retroactive eligibility for Medicaid reimbursement from three months to the first day of the month when application is made.
— In a joint AARP-POLITICO poll released today, Florida voters age 50 and over do not feel better off financially despite a growing economy. The poll also found that Social Security and health care will be very important to 50-plus voters when they cast ballots for Congress in the mid-term elections, and they are deeply concerned about the future of Medicare.
— The voting record provides information about legislative votes based on broad topics, such as regulated utilities, the state budget, health care and supportive services, prescription drugs, consumer protections and livable communities.