Florida Retired Educators Association is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit grassroots advocacy and volunteer organization with 10,000+ members.  FREA is independent, non-partisan, and does not endorse political candidates.
“We learn the inner secret of happiness
when we learn to direct our inner drives,
our interest and our attention
to something besides ourselves.”
Ethel Percy Andrus ~Founder of National Retired Teachers Association and AARP

The FREA Community

NRTA:
Founded on the simple premise that no one should have to live in a chicken coop.

In 1947, on a meager pension, a chicken coop was all one retired teacher could afford. On a visit to a former teacher, Ethel Andrus made a shocking discovery: she found the woman in an old chicken coop. She was in poor health and couldn’t afford medical care. Ethel got mad. She also got organized and set out to change the world by not only creating the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) in 1948 when she was 63, but including all older Americans by founding American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in 1958. (To read more or print this story, please click on the image at left.)

Working together for You: 
FREA's State Committees

     FREA has 6 State committees.  Each of these committees has responsibilities stated in the FREA ByLaws. Two of the  committees, Nominating and ByLaws, work independently to carry out their functions.  The remaining  4 committees pictured at right,  work closely together to carry out FREA's Mission.  

This page contains:

For Members and Guests:  Information Links and Forms

For 
State and Unit  Committee Officers:
Materials necessary to carry out their missions. 

FREA State and Unit Officers:  Have a Great Idea to grow membership? 
FREA is here to help ~ Membership Grants Available Now!
Below are links to
useful information and websites, just click on the photo or icon.
Know of a website that you think should be up here? Please contact the FREA office: info@frea.org

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services believes that financial education should be accessible and available to everyone!  It is in this spirit that the Department created “My Money,” a financial literacy program dedicated to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, guardians, support providers and other key stakeholders. This program is a holistic approach to financial education and financial preparedness. “My Money” connects the understanding of money to the importance of developing financial skills to live as independently as possible. 

Questions About Medicare? 
This website can help.

  Medicare is the national health insurance program to which all Social Security recipients who are either over 65 years of age or permanently disabled are entitled.

  Medicare can be confusing, even for people who are familiar with our nation's health care system. The Center's Medicare Info section has the information you need to make informed decisions.

Interested in teaching?  Click on the images below to access these websites.
Welcome to the most complete directory on the web of teacher education degree and certificate programs. It includes over 20,000 teacher education degree and certificate programs, offered by over 1,700 colleges and school districts across the US, reviewed and compiled by hand from the college and district websites.
NRTA is on Facebook.  Their page is filled with useful info and links and photos from all over the US!  FREA members share your photos and brag a little, or a lot!
Financial Education
 for Older Adults
This website contains links to articles and resources to help you plan for your retirement years.  It also contains links for those in their 40's and 50's who want to start that planning now.

https://www.onemainfinancial.com/financial-education-for-older-adults
   Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit organization like FREA.  From the tireless work of the FREA Board, to the fundraising and vetting of candidates of the Scholarship people, to those who visit dozens of schools hanging 5th Grade Essay Contest posters, and the volunteers who step up to fill in when needed, FREA could not succeed without you. 
     Thank you on behalf of all those who have benefited from your dedication and caring.
To Download and Print Poster - Click on image below.  For Unit customized posters, please contact the FREA office: info@frea.org or 727-577-6400
Margaret Poppell
Literacy For Life Project
Customized Bookplates Designed for Your Unit
     Please click on the image above to go to go to the Volunteer Services Page to see details on the Margaret Poppell Project for 2017.
Membership
Membership in FREA.  The cost is minimal, but the rewards are great for
Florida state retirees
and
for the state of Florida. 
Please help us help you by joining FREA and increasing our voice in Tallahassee.

Click on the images below to read the info sheet or download and print the Membership Application.
FREA 2017-18 Membership
Application
Download and Print to join.

2016 Retired Educators Day November 20
 Proclamation Available Now!

Click on the image above to Download and Print. 
FREA Unit Presidents,
the FREA
State Office has sent a copy
on parchment card stock
for each of you
to your District Director. 
Please contact them
 for your copy .