Savvy Set

  • The Boomer Generation faces health and retirement choices

    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


  • 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

    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.

  • Elder Affairs to help seniors enroll for benefits

    Special to the Citizen
    More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders — some of whom live in Levy County — who haven’t been able to apply online for food stamps will now be able to get personal help at an office location or via the Elder Helpline.
    A pilot project funded by a $500,000 grant will help the Florida Department of Elder Affairs reach its goal of enrolling 5 percent of the eligible seniors, a total of 10,180 seniors who are eligible for food stamps but do not receive them.

  • 97 years young

     What a great party AARP had celebrating Lillian Bemis's 97th birthday.  She was presented with a certificate for her years of loyalty to the local chapter along with a Lifetime Membership.

  • State advocacy director visits AARP

     Nancy Stanton, State Director of Advocacy for AARP, was the first guest speaker when the local AARP chapter met on Sept. 21 at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
    She brought us much information on Social Security and some of the changes that Washington is looking to make.  She circulated a petition for us to sign telling Washington that we do not want them to touch our Social Security to help close the deficit.