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AARP standing up for Ohioans

Posted on 02/5/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – AARP volunteers are meeting with legislators and working in communities throughout Ohio as a driving force for social change that enhances the lives of 50-plus Ohioans through advocacy, outreach, information and volunteer service. During this election year we will work to ensure the needs of all 50-plus Ohioans, including the 1.5 million AARP members statewide, are heard by national, state and local candidates and elected leaders. AARP will seek to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, programs that …

PWC repairs keep seniors safe at home

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

A highly cited AARP study shows that 90 percent of Ohioans want to continue living in their current homes as they age. Helping make that possible for homeowners in the Cincinnati area is the nonprofit organization People Working Cooperatively (PWC). “PWC’s mission is to perform critical home repairs and services so that low-income homeowners can remain in their homes living independently and healthier in a safe, sound environment,” explains PWC President Jock Pitts. “We galvanize 6,000 volunteers annually to help …

Ohioans oppose power plant bailouts

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Ohioans overwhelmingly oppose the agreements under consideration by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that would guarantee profits for older American Electric Power (AEP) and FirstEnergy power plants, according to two independent opinion polls. AARP Ohio and the Alliance for Energy Choice jointly released the opinion polling data to alert state policymakers that that they will hear from angry Ohioans if the PUCO approves charges costing households and businesses an estimated $6 billion over eight years. Earlier this week, …

Visit us at Cincinnati Home & Garden Show

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Pick up a free copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show when you visit our exhibit inside the Duke Energy Convention Center. The AARP HomeFit Guide is aimed at helping family caregivers and those who want to stay in the homes they love with tips to make them safe and suitable for anyone. Spin the wheel at the AARP exhibit for a chance to win prizes. Join the thousands of Cincinnatians who have used …

Members urge PUCO to reject bailout

Posted on 01/13/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

With hearings resuming this week in Columbus, AARP is urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to reject a proposed settlement with FirstEnergy that would grant the electric company an unprecedented $3.1 billion bailout. “The proposed settlement is a bad deal for consumers,” says Trey Addison of AARP Ohio. “It would add $10.50 per month to residential electric bills, every month, for the next eight years.” AARP points out the proposed rate hike would subsidize FirstEnergy’s deregulated merchant power plants …

Rediscover Cincinnati’s thespian attraction

Posted on 01/8/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Invite your friends to Rediscover Shakespeare and the classics this season with performances by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. AARP members and their guests are invited to take advantage of a 15% AARP member discount throughout the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s current Subscription Series, which reopens on January 22 and continues through June 4, 2016. Click on the title to learn more about each play that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is presenting this season at its Race Street theater: Henry VI – The …