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Many Miami-Dade seniors will soon have a new place to call home in District 11. Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Dr. Olga Maria Martinez Senior Center on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the facility's future site near Kendall Drive and SW 152 Avenue, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Commissioner Martinez and Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers (LHANC) have collaborated on this project for some time, securing various sources of funding to make the senior center a reality. Commissioner Martinez assisted LHANC in acquiring the land to build the center, as well as $1.5 million in funding from a Community Development Block Grant and General Obligation Bonds. In addition, LHANC was awarded $2 million in grant money in 2008 from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Senior Capital Outlay Program.

Social Security cautions people about responding to requests for financial information over the telephone.

The Agency has received several reports of people claiming to be Social Security employees calling Social Security recipients and asking for banking and identity information. They claim to need the information to increase peoples Social Security checks.

Event Name: Orlando's National Event & Expo
Dates: Sept 30th Oct 2nd
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Cost: $25 for AARP members/$35 for non-members gets you access to the expo floor, celebrity/expert general sessions and the Movies for Grownups Film Festival; Concert tickets are extra and start at $25.

The City of Miramar has partnered with AARP in offering the “AARP Driver Safety Program to our community." This program is the perfect opportunity for more experienced drivers to brush up on their skills, while staying informed about changing rules of the road. Persons over the age of 55, who complete the classes, may be eligible to receive an insurance discount coupon. Consult your insurance company for more details.

The cost of the program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The AARP Driver Safety program will take place at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex located at 6700 Miramar Parkway on September 8th and September 9th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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