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Are you ready for your encore career


- 10,000 Baby boomers are turning 65 every day

- 9 million people ages 44-70 are in their encore career

- Another 31 million are interested in joining them

- 37% of boomers say they expect to retire after 65

- 10,000 adults are turning 60 every day

- Over 40% of all start ups in America are by adults over 45 years of age.

- 70% of all boomers expect to work in some capacity after they "Retire"

Upcoming AARP Events

Victorian Christmas Stroll

December 1 – 23
Sponsored by AARP in Tampa Bay

Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

Explore the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel lavishly decorated with greenery, Christmas trees, vintage fashions, antique toys and fanciful ornaments.  For more information about tickets, tours and special events, visit

Chorus Angelorum:  Winter Concert

Sunday, December 11
AARP Day at the Museum of Fine Arts

Museum Hours 12:00 - 5:00 PM         
 Concert 2:00 PM 

Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Chorus Angelorum is a premier a cappella vocal ensemble of male and female voices, formed in 2001 for the purpose of offering exceptional performances of vocal music throughout the Tampa Bay area.  This seasonal appearance is by special arrangement on AARP Day at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. As an ensemble originally dedicated to the study and performance of Renaissance music, their repertoire expanded to include pieces from the Middle Ages to contemporary and popular styles as well as works from around the globe. This concert will be an entertaining, enjoyable and eclectic mix of musical styles, appropriate for all ages.  For more information about the group, click here.

Concert free with Museum admission. Show your AARP membership card to gain FREE access to view the exhibits and enjoy the concert. No RSVP Required.

AARP CAREVersations

Sunday, December 11

Join us for a FREE family caregiving event that mixes fun with purpose.  This event provides a safe place for family caregivers to share tips and ideas, connect with one another, and find support and local resources.

Two Sessions to choose from:
1:30 PM and 4:00 PM

St. Petersburg Main Library
3745 9th Avenue N. St. Petersburg FL 33713

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