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Savvy Set

  • AARP schedules winter driving classes

       The AARP Safe Driving Course class schedule has been announced for the first three months of 2011.
       Because Florida state law requires that any insurance company doing business in the state must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course, it's a good idea to update yourself and get information on newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws. Contact your agent for discount amounts.

  • Social Security homepage redesigned

  • Tips for retiring in an uncertain economy

    With the dust finally settling around the nation's economic crisis, baby boomers are taking stock to see if their retirement plans need revising.
    There are many ways to adjust to today's economic uncertainty: from working longer to changing investment strategies or living situations.
    The shocking news for many is that some of their safety nets may no longer be viable.  

  • The Boomer Generation faces health and retirement choices

    By DOUG HEINLEN
    AARP Florida President
    On Jan. 1, 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers — 2.8 million of them in this one year alone — will begin turning 65. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that almost 8,000 people a day will celebrate that significant birthday, and it's a process that will continue through 2039 when the last of the 78 million Boomers reaches 65.
    The months leading up to this milestone birthday are fraught with decisions about retirement, health care and lifestyles.

  • Elder Affairs offers classes

     As a part of the Title III D Program of the Older Americans Act, the Elder Options Division of Community Outreach and Healthy Aging began presenting a series of education programs and classes. The goal of the effort is to create a noticeable difference in health and well-being of elders through health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Nosey says ...

    There are some candidates with strange backgrounds running for office this year. Their position seems to be if they succeed in business that makes them well qualified to run the country — which may or may not be true.

  • AARP October meeting notes

     By NORM CONTI

  • Department of Elder Affairs helping low-income elders get benefits

     TALLAHASSEE – More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders who haven’t been able to navigate the state’s online food stamp enrollment system will now be able to get personal help, thanks to a pilot project funded by a half-million-dollar grant received by the Department of Elder Affairs.

  • Nosey says...

    As a matter of fact, yes, they do.
    It all starts with 25 professionals who volunteer their time and talent to develop national policy for the AARP board of directors who then adopt it as the association's public policy. This also guides the activities of all the volunteers and staff for the coming year.
    The group develops policies that focus on the issues that affect seniors' health and long term care, consumer protection, utilities and independent living.

  • Retired teachers begin meeting for school year

    By DELIA M. LONG
    Association Reporter
    Members of the Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association have been quite busy already this year, beginning with the executive board meeting at the Trenton Library in August.  At this time they mapped out activities for the 2010 school year.