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Ohio 50+ Voters Worry About Falling Behind

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

COLUMBUS, OH – AARP today released a new 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, …

Life Reimagined 5K open to everyone

Posted on 08/8/2014 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 Friendship International Park along the Ohio River in …

Your help has never been more important

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

It’s never been more important. Elementary school students in kindergarten through third grade are learning to read. After third grade, they are reading to learn. In Ohio, students must pass the state reading proficiency test in order to advance from third to fourth grade. Eighty percent of students who have not learned to read by fourth grade end up dropping out of school before graduation. Seventy percent of America’s prison population reads at below fourth-grade level. AARP Experience Corps needs …

Finding fulfillment in a Life Reimagined

Posted on 07/29/2014 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 …

Many Ohioans at high risk of online financial fraud

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net”, a survey of 11,741 adults, including 1,018 in Ohio,  finds that 1,100,000 Ohio Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that …

Mix & Mingle at Ice Cream Social in Clintonville

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

AARP members are invited to enjoy a free sweet treat and meet fellow members at an ice cream social we are hosting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 15, at the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams location in Clintonville. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions and to let you know what else AARP is doing in this community and others across the state. Our ice cream social is free but participation is limited so don’t …