Sunday, July 27, 2008

AARP Safe Driving Class

The local volunteers for the AARP Safe Driving Class teach a class at Cherry Laurel, the independent living facility on Mahan at Concord Road the last Wednesday and Thursday of each month.

I'll be the instructor for the September classes on the 24th and 25th. I enjoy teaching them, not only because of the interaction with the participants, but it is a great reminder to me to focus on my driving and how important it is to be attentive on the roadways.

If you know of a individual 55 or over who would like to participate, contact me at 850-321-4666.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

AARP Bulletin

AARP no longer puts out the daily email Florida Aging News, but they do their new bullentin. Visit it daily at for daily info for mature adults. They've also set up a community board, like a facebook, myspace site. Check it out! You never know you you might connect with, a long lost friend or relative.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

New Laws Regarding Elder Abuse

Those of you who serve the older population know that serving this group of individuals takes additional caution.

That's partly why I earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation. I wanted to help insure that anyone of this group of individuals would not be taken advantage of, certainly if I could help it, because sadly, the elderly are preyed upon by those who do not wish to do honest work!

Anyway, Governor Crist has signed into law SB366 which increases the penalty for aggravated abuse of Florida's elderly and disabled populations from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony.

We can help our older customers and their families by being aware of this law and if we know or suspect elder abuse, contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).

We wish to live our lives with dignity, lets help make it so for this group of individuals too.