AARP sponsoring on-campus debate on social security, medicare

College students and 50-plus voters join in conversations

ORLANDO, Fla. - With less than two months until the November 2012 elections, AARP is sponsoring a series of activities in Florida prior to the Presidential Debate on Oct. 22 to bring attention the critical concerns of 50-plus voters, specifically Social Security, Medicare and financial security. 

One of the first stops will be Lynn University in Miramar, Florida.

AARP joined Lynn University on Tuesday to announce "the prime sponsorship" of the University's Presidential Debate Festival and Watch Party in what is being billed as "intergenerational conversations" on the future of Social Security and Medicare.

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond says the debates are part of AARP's 2012 voter engagement efforts.

"These are important issues to voters of all ages, and AARP encourages everyone to make their voice heard about what they think should be done to strengthen Medicare and Social Security," LeaMond said.

AARP will facilitate a series of "intergenerational community conversations" on Lynn University's campus. The conversations will take place at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Dehoernle International Center; and at 3 p.m. Oct. 15   in the Cafeteria Auditorium.

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