AARP, Uber Team Up to Increase Use of Modern Mobility Options in Sarasota

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AARP, Uber Team Up to Increase Use of
Modern Mobility Options in Sarasota

(Sarasota, Fla.) –Tuesday, September 27, 2016: AARP and Uber will host a roundtable event on how older residents can harness new technology to transform how they live, work, travel, and play. Attendees will hear from Jeff Johnson, Florida Director for AARP; Dr. Kathy Black, Professor of Aging Studies and Social Work at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee; and Stephanie Smith, Public Policy Director for Uber Florida.

The event will center on how longer life spans are disrupting aging and transforming our society, and how ridesharing has changed mobility within communities. 

A New Way to Go
AARP and Uber Roundtable Event

Dr. Kathy Black, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
Jeff Johnson, Florida Director, AARP
Stephanie Smith, Public Policy Director, Uber Florida 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Sarasota Classic Car Museum
5500 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Free public event, but register in advance
Online or via phone at 877.926.8300



About AARP
Updated February 23, 2016: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

About Uber
Uber is evolving the way Florida moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make communities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.

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