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Finding fulfillment in a Life Reimagined

Posted on 11/29/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

By Deb Jaquith                                                                                                                                      AARP Experience Corps Bill Schwarber enjoyed a long career as a special education teacher in Solon City schools. “As an educator of children, the 30-year retirement carrot was dangled in front of me. In my mind this was too hard to pass on. So I bit. I enjoyed my new life.” An avid cyclist, he and his wife logged several thousand miles in 45 states. He also enjoyed cooking, fishing, home-remodeling, and gardening. But he knew he …

Spread Some Good takes bite out of hunger

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Ohioans have donated the equivalent of 545 tons – or 64,068 jars — of low-salt peanut butter to local food pantries across the state by contributing to Spread Some Good, a Drive to End Hunger project sponsored by AARP Ohio and Walgreens stores. Individual contributions of $1 or more from 56,655 customers at 265 Walgreens stores over a three-week period (August 27 through September 17) have checks totaling $85,584 being delivered to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Wesley Community Services …

AARP opposes action on land lines in lame duck session

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

COLUMBUS, OH – AT&T has returned to the Ohio Statehouse once again asking the state legislature to adopt a proposal that would have rural Ohioans lose their copper land line service, and also would deny them fiber optic cable service. AARP Ohio opposes moving this complex proposal during the lame duck session and is urging more study before legislators consider this proposal. Following is a statement by Jane Taylor, state director for AARP Ohio: “We must always be watching and …

Take control of your financial future

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Get tips about saving and investing, so that you can take control of your financial future, at one of the financial planning seminars that AARP is conducting this fall at libraries throughout the Columbus area. AARP is offering free — absolutely no strings attached — interactive financial planning seminars that are open to all at no cost whether or not you are an AARP member. “A certified financial planner will present information and answer your questions,” said AARP Ohio staffer …

Ohio 50+ Voters Worry About Falling Behind

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

COLUMBUS, OH – AARP earlier released an election-year survey showing that Ohioans age 50+ who are likely to vote in the November election worry about their financial futures. Many of those who are not now retired worry that a secure retirement will be out of reach for them. Voters 50+ say they want to see candidates focus on improving their financial security, as they believe their incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living, especially health costs, taxes …

Life Reimagined 5K open to everyone

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Are you looking to try something new? Looking to shake things up a little? AARP is offering Real Possibilities for Life Reimagined in Cincinnati. No matter your age, if you have imagined walking or running in a 5K timed event, this one is for you! Life Reimagined can help you rediscover what you want to do with your life, and help you get ready for your Life Reimagined 5K Run-Walk starting at Theodore M. Berry International Park along the Ohio …