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2014-05-27 16:23:53

MIAMI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Miami Dolphins have entered into a new relationship with AARP Foundation which will positively impact the South Florida region in an effort to help older adults facing challenges with hunger, isolation, income and housing needs. The five-year deal marks the first time the charity has teamed with an NFL franchise on this scale. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91442 "We are excited to partner with AARP Foundation in an...

2014-05-24 23:03:11

SeniorsCottages.com was launched to help provide seniors a solution to the high cost of a senior living facility by living in a Seniors Cottage on the yard of a family member’s house. Since the average cost of assisted living was reported to be $3,550 a month, the ‘turn-key’ cost of an average-size Seniors Cottage could be paid for by the equivalent cost of three-months rent for an assisted living facility. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Announcing launch of...

2014-05-20 16:22:19

Association Calls on Senate Majority Coalition Leader Skelos & His Conference to Back Independent Utility Consumer Advocate ALBANY, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today's State Assembly passage of A.6239B: "Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Dinowitz and the Assembly took a giant step for New Yorkers today by passing legislation to create an independent utility consumer advocate office with the power...

2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-15 23:07:46

Markham Group, Inc. is now authorized to offer the popular insurance program in Ayer, MA Ayer, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance announced today that the AARP® Massachusetts Auto and Home Insurance Program will be available through Markham Group, Inc. Markham Group was chosen after satisfying a number of eligibility requirements, which included: being in general good standing as an agency; having experience with both auto and home insurance;...

2014-05-15 12:30:37

~ Takei's Take Hits over 100,000 subscribers and Honored with Webby Award WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP will launch season two of its award winning original web series, Takei's Take, on June 5, 2014 on YouTube, where it has already amassed a following of over 100,000 subscribers. Hosted by the ever-popular social media phenomenon, George Takei, the second season of Takei's Take steps outside of the studio with Takei traveling the world and meeting leading...

2014-05-13 16:28:19

AARP Urges Governor Quinn to Sign the Bill into Law SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Illinoisans who receive critical care in their own homes or in institutions will have a powerful ally as soon as Governor Quinn signs into law Senate Bill 2773. The legislation will seek out and fix disparities in critical services to older individuals, and is the result of AARP's ongoing advocacy work against Illinois' well-documented history of racial and...

2014-05-09 23:04:26

Top US Venture Capitalists, Including Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund, Are Investing Heavily in Digital Health Companies that Impact the 50+ Boston, MA and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, presented new research at the 3rd AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch in Boston, showing that more than half of digital health investment since 2010 is focused around nine areas that benefit the 50+ market....

2014-05-09 12:23:00

Natural Gas Shortage to Impact Summer Electric Bills & Cooling Costs in NY as Scorcher Expected NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers expecting to catch a break on their utility bills in warmer weather after an unrelenting winter that saw some heating bills soar as high as 55 percent can think again, warns a new AARP analysis. With the Farmer's Almanac predicting a scorching New York summer, AARP says state residents will get a reminder from the Polar Vortex every time...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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