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Charlie Crist Wants Tax Incentives for Seniors, Disabled to Modify Their Home

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced a bill “that provides tax incentives for home modifications so seniors and those with disabilities can more easily and safely continue living in their own homes.” Crist...

Florida Gubernatorial, U.S. Senate Debates Set for October

Less than one year from Florida’s 2022 general election, a coalition of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations announced solid, specific plans for producing live televised debates next year in Florida’s major races for governor and U.S....

Marco Rubio Calls on HHS to Come Up With a Plan to Prevent Alzheimer’s...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined more than a dozen senators from both sides of the aisle, led by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Ashley Moody, Seniors Groups Working to Crack Down on Coronavirus Scams

Moody, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Association of Mature American Citizens, American Seniors Association and the Florida Council on Aging met virtually towards the end of last week to discuss emerging scams designed to target older Floridians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kathy Castor, AARP Call on Senate to Pass Bill Protecting Older Workers From Age...

“Age discrimination affects individuals across America, but it’s a particular problem here in Florida because we have a larger percentage of older neighbors,” said Castor. “It’s an insidious problem- as you get older, you might lose your job and then it’s very difficult to get hired back. And even if you do get hired back, it’s rarely ever at the same salary level.
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Vern Buchanan Helps Get ‘Know Your Social Security Act’ to House Floor

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, on which Buchanan sits, passed the “Know Your Social Security Act,” which, according to the Florida Republican’s office “helps Americans plan for retirement by making it easier to access critical information about their Social Security earnings, contributions and future benefits.” The bill now heads to the House floor. 

News From Around Florida

Florida seniors and AARP members won’t support Medicare For All, Democrat State Rep. wants concealed gun permit applications to Include mental health evaluations and Florida cities are looking to start new committees to deal with vaping.

Peter Rosenberger: Largest Untapped Pool of Unpaid Entrepreneurs: 43 Million Caregivers

What if these 43 million unpaid high-functioning multi-tasking caregivers got a collective epiphany to open a home business? It might just launch the greatest economic boom in U.S. history!

Peter Rosenberger: A Valentine for a Caregiver

February 14 becomes just another day when bent under the grief of caring for an impaired loved one. Yet that same day can signify a milestone in any relationship when a supporting partner pushes past the stereotypes and steps into a level of love that many desire, but few have the courage to offer—or receive.
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