— 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!

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— Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP’s Florida state director, Jeff Johnson, issued the following statement today urging Florida lawmakers to push ahead with Gov. Ron DeSantis’s vision of lowering the cost of prescription drugs, citing a powerful positive reaction to the initiative from AARP members. “AARP Florida members overwhelmingly support the concept of lowering prescription drug costs through importation of safe, low-cost, FDA-approved prescription drugs,” Johnson said. “This issue is very important to older voters, who vote in large numbers in every …

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— 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 …

— 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 …

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— 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 …

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— St. Petersburg, Fla. –Annette Bellingar has been selected to receive the 2018 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Florida selected Bellingar for her remarkable service which has benefited her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. She has been a leader in the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Women’s Club, currently serving as first vice president.  In her work with the women’s club, she …